Virtuoso Traveler 2018 June Ask the Advisors: Favorite Golf Courses

Ask the Advisors: Favorite Golf Courses

Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course.
Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course.
Photo by Gleneagles, Scotland
Getting into the vacation swing is easy when you’re on a premier course in a beautiful part of the world. Here, Virtuoso travel advisors recommend a few spots that will make your friends green with envy.
Jenny O’Neill.
Jenny O’Neill.

Jenny O’Neill
Laguna Niguel, California 


“Georgia’s Sea Island is a fantastic golf retreat; its Seaside and Plantation courses host the RSM Classic each fall, and The Cloister is one of the best hotels in the U.S. In Europe, Scotland’s classic links courses are always attractive for their different style of play. Gleneagles boasts a five-star hotel, and its PGA Centenary Course, site of the 2014 Ryder Cup, will host the LPGA’s Solheim Cup in 2019. I turn to Adventures in Golf to craft custom packages for my discerning clients: Their expertise and guidance are invaluable, and I can relax knowing that I have on-the-ground contacts to handle any last-minute requests.”
Dan Brantley.
Dan Brantley.

Dan Brantley
Dallas

“For me, golf is all about the memories: While good and bad shots ultimately blend together, the experiences and friendships never fade. That’s why I steer my clients to noteworthy courses like the one at Four Seasons Resort Nevis – where the occasional ball may be stolen by a monkey – or Caesarea Golf Club, Israel’s only 18-hole course. I’ve also gotten clients onto Le Prince de Provence, a private course near Mougins, France, where only the billionaire owners and their guests can play. It’s one of Robert Trent Jones Sr.’s last designs and was completed with the help of his son.”

 

Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis.
Josh Alexander. 
Josh Alexander. 

Josh Alexander
New York City

“The International Association of Golf Tour Operators named Pebble Beach Resorts (including Casa Palmero) North America Golf Resort of the Year for 2018. South Carolina’s Ocean Course is attached to the family-friendly Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, just 25 miles from Charleston’s history, culture, and great restaurants. Scotland’s Old Course at St Andrews is a must-visit, even if you’re not a golfer. My family walked the course, which is in the middle of town and open to the public year-round, then visited St Andrews’ castle and cathedral before ending the day with a whisky tasting.”
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course.
Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course.

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