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Are Golf and Spa a Must on Your Vacation?

Are Golf and Spa a Must on Your Vacation?

Are Golf and Spa a Must on Your Vacation?

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

You and your spouse want to get away, and golf alone won’t cut it.  Men and women enjoy the chance to luxuriate with massages plus body and facial treatments following a round of golf.

Courses without Spa’s or Spa’s without golf can be deal-breakers.

Combine fun on a terrific golf course with relaxation at the spa, and your vacation will leave you relaxed and ready to take on the world.

Browse these 30 stunning USA golf & spa resorts provided by Vacation Idea Dream Travel magazine. The pictures are a knock-out.

 Browse our collection of some of the best golf & spa resorts in the U.S. and plan your next trip. 

Ask about packages which will help you save.


In Florida, The Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables near Miami has 275 stylish guest rooms, golf and a health spa. Turnberry Isle Resort in South Florida has two 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Willow Stream spa.

Are Golf and Spa a Must on Your Vacation?

The Luxurious Biltmore Hotel & Spa

The Breakers Hotel has two golf courses: the historic Ocean and the Breakers West; and a wellness center with 17 treatment rooms.

Doral has five championship 18-hole golf courses: the legendary TPC Blue Monster, the Greg Norman-designed Great White, and the distinctive Red, Gold and the new Jim Mc Lean Signature Course.

If you like, you can improve your game on your golf vacation at the Jim Mclean Learning Center. The Spa at Doral and Pritikin Longevity Center.  Doral offers an array of spa services and lifestyle change programs.


The Resort at Squaw Creek near Lake Tahoe offers a scenic mountain layout and a 10,000 square foot health club. Guests at Hyatt Regency Monterey can relax at the 12,000 square foot Accista Spa and play on the Pebble Beach Company’s Championship Del Monte Course.

The Alisal Guest Ranch has two 18-hole championship courses and offers varied menu of treatments.

La Costa offers treatments inspired by nature, featuring local ingredients found in La Costa’s organic gardens. Try the “Inspire Package” which includes a La Costa Signature Massage, a Botanical Facial and a healthy lunch. La Costa recently completed the world-class Champions Course, a redesign of Dick Wilson’s only California design.


Maui is a beautiful vacation destination, offering scenic ocean view golf, full service spas and many other vacation activities. The Four Seasons Resort is one of Maui’s top places to stay.  Offering a wellness center with a beautiful tropical garden and access to three great courses. Along the famous Kaanapali Beach, stay at The Westin Maui, Sheraton Maui and The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas.

Offering two spas (at the The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and at the The Ritz-Carlton Residences) and places to tee off.  Including the famous Plantation Course.

Are Golf and Spa a Must on Your Vacation?

The Weston Maui Resort & Spa.

South Carolina

Wild Dunes Resort has two championship courses, 2.5 miles of white-sand beach and a choice of activities for the whole family. Packages are often available.

Kiawah Island Resort has five scenic championship courses and a 21-acre beach & pool complex.


In Vermont, golfers enjoy unique scenery and layouts. Gleneagles Golf Course at The Equinox in Manchester Village dates back to 1927. The resort wellness center has an indoor swimming pool and a varied menu of services.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort has a 18-hole, par 70 course redesigned by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The resort offers private lessons and clinics with professional staff.

The Basin Harbor Club course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Chateau Elan has two great courses: The Chateau and The Woodlands, both designed by Dennis Griffiths. The resort offers a Nine Hole Par 3 walking course.

For a selection of three 18-hole and a 9-hole public courses, head to Jekyll Island. Vacationers can take lessons from PGA teaching professionals. The Emerald Pointe Club at Lake Lanier Islands features a par-72, 18 hole championship layout located near Lake Sidney Lanier.


Lajitas is an Old West-themed resort with a scenic course. 

Horseshoe Bay Marriott has Robert Trent Jones Sr. courses: Slick Rock, Apple Rock, Ram Rock.  Other activities include swimming in three resort pools, tennis, massages and an array or water sports at the marina.

The Houstonian Hotel has an impressive 125,000 square foot health club and activities that range from squash and racquetball to yoga, rock climbing and martial arts.

Barton Creek near Austin has four championship courses and extensive spa facilities.

Source: VacationIdea.com   Mel Sole Golf School.

Pictures: Blanca Stella Mejia   Jay Morse  Jared  Michael Salib

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