5 Fun Winter Golf Destinations in the South Eastern United States

The Homestead golf course in Hot Springs Virginia

The Homestead golf course in Hot Springs Virginia

So far, we’ve introduced lots of beautiful, scenic and overlooked golf courses for players seeking a winter golf vacation. Part three finishes this guide out with more amazing locales in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.

Just in case the golf destinations we’ve already highlighted didn’t wet your palette for adventure, we’ve got six more amazing places to play in part three of our handy winter golfing guide.

Georgia: Sea Island Resort

St. Simons Island is a beautiful destination for anyone, but for the golfer looking for a great selection of courses, it’s a must-see. The Sea Island Resort offers three beautiful course options: the historic Seaside course, the mind-blowing Plantation course and the challenging Retreat course. There’s something here for everybody, including lots of interesting hazards fashioned from the natural surroundings.

North Carolina: Tobacco Road Golf Club

Whether you love or hate sand, there’s plenty of it at the Tobacco Road Golf Club. Carved from an old sand quarry by architect Mike Strantz, the course’s high slopes and undulating fairways were designed to create the ultimate golf challenge. This course isn’t for everybody, but if you want a golf experience that will leave your heart pounding and your brow sweaty — this is definitely your winter escape.

South Carolina: Ocean Course

There’s no course this side of Ireland as wind-influenced as the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. This sea-side course offers unprecedented views of the Atlantic in exchange for high, gusty winds that may mean as much as an eight club difference between calm and windy condtions. Because of the winds, designer Pete Dye designed two different courses into one: one for a westerly wind and another for an easterly wind.

Virginia: The Homestead Golf Club

History and golf meet at The Homestead Golf Club in Hot Springs. Not only has the headlining course, The Cascades, been a perennial favorite since its opening in 1923, its sister course, The Old Course, has been in play since 1892 and boasts the nation’s oldest first tee in continuous use. Both are beautiful, deceptively difficult courses that unite classic design with modern expectations to create a truly memorable golf experience.

We’ve chosen the very best in publically playable golf courses for your next golf vacation, be it a road trip to the nearest city or a cross-country tour. Once you’ve made your travel plans, don’t forget to gear up at 3balls.com – after all, you want to have the very best gear to play the best winter courses in America.

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