America's 36 Best Destinations for Buddies Golf Getaways - Golf Digest

Thursday, December 13, 2012


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Holiday season is upon us, which means the new year is just around the corner. For you golfers out there, now is the perfect time to look forward to the new season and plan your buddies golf trip. To help you with the task, Golf Digest has compiled its list of America's 36 best buddies golf destinations in its January 2013 issue. We at LastBash have published our own list previously so be sure to check our 50 best golf destinations article too.

Golf Digest - America's 36 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations:

1. Oregon (southern coast), $$$ - Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Bandon Trails, Old Macdonald
2. Carmel/Monterey, $$$$ - Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Pasatiempo
3. Kohler, Wisconsin, $$$$ - Whistling Straits (Straits), Blackwolf Run (River), Erin Hills
4. Pinehurst, North Carolina, $$$ - Pinehurst (Nos. 2, 4, 8), Pine Needles, Dormie Club
5. St. Simons Island/Sea Island, Georgia, $$$$ - Sea Island (Seaside, Plantation), King and Prince
6. Charleston/Kiawah Island, South Carolina, $$$$ - Kiawah (Ocean, Turtle Point, Osprey Point), Wild Dunes (Links)
T7. Palm Springs, $$$ - PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta (Mountain), Indian Wells Resort (Players)
T7. Scottsdale, $$$ - TPC Scottsdale (Stadium), We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro), Talking Stick (North)
9. Hilton Head Island/Savannah, $$$ - Harbour Town, Palmetto Dunes (Arthur Hills), Hilton Head National
10. Traverse City, Michigan, $$ - Arcadia Bluffs, Grand Traverse (The Bear), Bay Harbor.
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11. Maui, Hawaii, $$$$ - Wailea (Gold), Kapalua (Plantation), Ka'anapali (Royal Ka'anapali)
12. Central Oregon, $$$ - Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Tetherow, Sunriver (Crosswater)
13. Big Island, Hawaii, $$$$ - Mauna Lani (North), Hualalai (Nicklaus), Waikoloa (Kings')
14. San Francisco, $$$ - TPC Harding Park, Presidio, Half Moon Bay (Old)
15. Kauai, Hawaii, $$$$ - Princeville at Hanalei (Prince, Makai), Wailua
16. Lake Oconee, Georgia, $$$ - Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters), Cuscowilla, Harbor Club
17. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, $$$ - The Greenbrier (Old White TPC, Greenbrier)
18. Gaylord, Michigan, $$ - Treetops (Masterpiece), Forest Dunes, Black Forest
19. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, $$$ - Coeur d'Alene Resort, Circling Raven, Indian Canyon
20. Palm Beach, $$$ - PGA National, The Breakers (Jones), West Palm Beach Golf Course
21. Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, $$ - Nemacolin W. (Mystic Rock), Chestnut Ridge (Tom's Run), Rocky Gap
22. Las Vegas, $$$ - Shadow Creek, Primm Valley (Lake, Desert), Las Vegas Paiute (Wolf)
23. Phoenix, $$$ - Legacy Golf Resort, Arizona Biltmore (Links), Raven
24. San Diego/Carlsbad, $$$ - Torrey Pines (South), Coronado Municipal, La Costa Resort
25. Myrtle Beach (north), $$ - Tidewater, Barefoot Resort (Fazio), Legends (Oyster Bay)
26. Jacksonville, $$$ - TPC Sawgrass (Stadium), World Golf Village, Amelia Island (Oak Marsh)
27. Myrtle Beach (south), $$$ - Caledonia, True Blue, TPC Myrtle Beach
28. Austin, $$ - Barton Creek (Foothills, CAnyons), Horseshoe Bay (Apple Rock) 
29. Tucson, $$$ - Dove Mountain, Ventana Canyon (Canyon), Tucson National (Sonoran)
30. Naples, Florida, $$$ - Naples Grande, Tiburon (Black, Gold), Rookery at Marco
31. Orlando, $$$ - Bay Hill, Waldorf Astoria, Orange County National (Panther Lake)
32. Colorado Springs, $$$ - The Broadmoor (East, West), Ridge at Castle Pines North
33. Vail, Colorado, $$$ - Red Sky (Fazio, Norman), Raven at Three Peaks, CommonGround
34. Mesquite, Nevada, $$ - Wolf Creek, Coyote Springs, Conestoga
35. Myrtle Beach (central), $$ - The Dunes, Grande Dunes (Resort), Myrtle Beach National (King's North)
36. Montgomery/Auburn-Opelika,Alabama, $$ - Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (Capitol Hill, Grand National, Cambrian Ridge)

Click here to see a slideshow of the top 20 destinations.

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