A golf vacation is the perfect getaway for a links fanatic. Resorts cater to the specific needs of golfers of all experience levels. When seeking out a vacation, it’s important to look at the courses available but also to think about the other options, as there are only so many hours you can devote to improving your swing. Also consider those in your family or group where golf may not be their forte and seek a resort that offers other relaxing options. Consider these two luxury resorts for your 2011 golf vacation:
Secluded on 300 tropical acres, this stunning Mediterranean-style resort begins a new era in luxury travel following a $100 million transformation. Retreat to this gorgeous oasis where you’ll find the essence of elegance and indulgence with 392 stunning guest rooms and suites, two 18-hole Raymond Floyd-designed championship golf courses, the exclusive award winning Willow Stream Spa and fitness center, a tennis facility with four clay HydroCourts, three pools including a new lagoon-style pool featuring a waterslide, lazy river, private cabanas and poolside dining, a private Ocean Club right on the Atlantic. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club is a member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World.’
With tea and tee times, our British colonial island offers the ideal setting for golf and relaxation. Stay at our newly refurbished intimate luxury resort and enjoy all the unique amenities we have to offer. The 98 guestrooms and suites are situated in secluded cottages dotted throughout 50 acres of lush gardens. The cuisine comes with a real sense of heritage. Within the gardens there is a pool and tennis courts; from the private beach they arrange diving and watersports. A concierge will also be pleased to book your preferred diversion, from tours of the colonial past to horseback riding on the beach. As befits the first hotel to open on the island's South Shore almost a century ago, they have been leading the way in fine dining ever since. With tee times at the picturesque Port Royal Golf Course, home of the 2010 PGA Grand Slam, and Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club’s exclusive course, Elbow Beach offers the perfect escape for the golf and luxury lover.