Holidays are stressful, especially Christmas. You’ll have to have a budget to make sure every one of your friends receives a thank you from you. You’ll have to give a gift to your son or daughter and your wife. Basically, it’s a difficult and trying time of the year to say thanks. So why not leave your troubles at home this time and make a reservation in a place with great lights and great golf with your family? Here are five of the places we recommend you escape to as soon as you can!
The Homestead in Virginia mountains feature 50 Christmas trees and 3,000 feet of garland. This little Christmas village includes ice skating, holiday lights and an awesome golf course.
The Cascades Course, according to The Homestead’s history, was the making of Architect William S. Flynn in 1923. One of the best Virginia mountain golf courses that had played host to numerous USGA championships, you’ll definitely have one, swell time with your family.
If you prefer something desert-y or cowboy-ish with a little bit of golf, in Arizona’s Sonoran deserts comes The Phoenician resort, which has a very outstanding golf course. You can have heated pools, outdoor bonfires, the complimentary Cactus Garden Holiday Light Tour at the Saguaro Sanctuary and many more.
The Phoenician’s golf course is a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson Sr. and Homer Flint. It has three diverse nine-hole courses. The best part is that you’ll be traversing 6,300 yards of unfamiliar but totally extraordinary terrain with breath-taking scenery. Nothing short of awesome!
In 1992, this resort hotel became famous for its “Fantasy in Lights” display that has become a holiday tradition. It features eight million lights re-enacting dozens of holiday scenes. This is sure to preoccupy your family. So you may ask: how about you?
Callaway Gardens is one of Georgia’s top destinations and features two 18-hole golf courses and hotel accommodations. With a six-decades worth of golf heritage, it stays as one of Georgia’s top golf resorts. It even has a golf practice facility if you want to work on that swing!
Maybe you want something for the family that involves 18 pageant-worthy Christmas trees custom designed just for the resort? Christmas is a time of giving, and if you could see how the designers definitely spent time to make you happy with their custom garland and handmade designs, this is the place for your family.
As for you, the holiday golfer, you’ll be working your way around five of the best golf courses around. Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course played host during the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA championship. If you’re tired of golf, there’s always the tennis, bicycling and kayaking programs around.
A 721-room resort that has a myriad of trees made out of stacked poinsettias, this hotel is a hit among families because of its sleigh rides and parades. Your family is sure to have a lot of holiday fun with the Jingle Bell Parade and the Gingerbread Ball and Dinner Party with Santa.
If you’re looking for something more athletic, you could go for the host of the 1979 Ryder Cup and 1994 Solheim Cup Matches. Designed by Seth Raynor and Jack Nicklaus, a legendary PGA golfer himself, the 6,675 yards has a course record par of under-59. Bring along any of your kids interested in your sport and they could play free too!