Finding one vacation destination that will leave the whole family satisfied and still allow you to spend some quality time on the course might seem impossible. But if you’re the only one in your family who thinks a golf resort is the perfect vacation destination, or you haven’t been able to return to the blissful days of destination golfing since your kids were born, never fear. Below is a list of the perfect golf getaways that also include plenty of fun for the kids and spouse.
- Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Michigan
This resort includes just about everything your kids could want, from a pool with water slide, rock climbing, laser tag, adventure course, tie-dye making activities, and even mountain bikes for rent. In this absolute activity paradise the little ones will be completely wrapped up in their own adventures, leaving the parents to enjoy the delicious food, spa, and two different golf courses.
2. Crystal Springs Resort, New Jersey
The kids will be delighted with jungle themed water slides, whirlpools and a sports zone, and so will their parents with two of the best golf courses New Jersey has to offer, alongside one of the most challenging. They even make it easy to bring the whole family together with four-person family golf carts and a free, all grass, nine hole course that features big holes and footgolf.
- La Costa, California
Famed for hosting Accenture Match Play and a GPA Tour for several decades, La Costa courses are state-of-the-art and recently renovated. Here, too, you can find 4,500 foot yards designed for kids and novices to play. If that doesn’t hold their interest, you’re surrounded by family fun with s’mores events, teen dance classes, arts and crafts, family yoga, and dive-in movies at the pool. Even better, think bigger and take advantage of the fact that SeaWorld and LegoLand are both right next door!
- The Broadmoor, Colorado
This resort offers three very varied courses, including the site of the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. Kids 13 years old or younger can play for free after 2pm, and golf clinics are available four days a week for free. When you’re not golfing, you can be hiking, horseback riding or boating, and when you need some down time you can catch a painting or jewelry-making class. Your kids may also like the local museum of bugs.
- Boyne Resorts, Michigan
If you really want to focus on your game, this may be the best place for you. Drop the kids off at all day kids camps, where they’ll enjoy activities including paintball, wake-boarding, and segways. They’ll be more than entertained while their parents enjoy 11 courses all within an hour’s drive, including five on-site at the Boyne highlands Resort, two of which are the state’s top-ranked.
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