Golf is one of the most popular games in the world, and many RV owners are also golf enthusiasts. If that sounds like you, taking your RV on a golf vacation may just be one of the best experiences you have in your life. There are beautiful golf courses all over the United States, and what better way to visit them than in an RV? With RV travel, there will be plenty of room for your clubs to come along on the trip, and you won’t have to rack up expensive hotel bills all along the way. Also, if you are traveling with your favorite foursome, there should be space for everyone to stay right there with you in the RV.
Look to the West
While there are great golf courses all across the country, the western half of the United States has an incredible collection of scenic courses that every golfer should try to visit at least once. Where many of the iconic courses on the east coast are private country clubs, most of the great courses out west are open to the public (although they certainly can be expensive). Consider adding some of the following beautiful courses to your itinerary – Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines, Bandon Dunes, PGA West, TPC Scottsdale, and Shadow Creek (in Las Vegas). While there are hundreds of other courses throughout the west that deserve your attention, the names on this list are some of the highlights. If you get a chance to play any of these courses, it will likely be an experience that you talk about for years to come.
Consider Shoulder Season Travel
In the golf world (and in other tourism industries), the early spring and late fall is often considered the ‘shoulder’ season. If you are willing to travel during these times of year, you will enjoy reduced rates at many of the courses you visit. Obviously, you may encounter less-desirable weather during these periods, but the trade may be worth it if you can bring the overall price of your vacation down to a more reasonable level. Check the average weather conditions for the specific times of year you are considering so you will know what you are getting into prior to making any tee times.
See Other Sights
In addition to visiting some of the best golf courses in the country, you can also use this kind of trip to visit other destinations. For example, if you went to play Pebble Beach, you could also spend time visiting nearby Monterey and seeing the various tourist attractions that the area has to offer. Many of the best golf courses are located in areas with plenty of other things to do, so your trip doesn’t have to be only about golf.
To make your golf vacation as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, scout out RV parks near the golf courses as far in advance as possible. Make sure you have both a tee time in hand and an RV spot reserved so your trip can be all about having fun with your traveling companions while enjoying some world-class golf experiences.