February 2020 Raise a Glass to the 19th Hole at These Golf Resorts

Raise a Glass to the 19th Hole at These Golf Resorts

Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course.
Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course.
Three cocktail bars as impressive as the courses.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The Digs: Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers outdoor pursuits and a deep commitment to sustainability on an unsullied barrier island 21 miles from Charleston.

The Greens: Five courses – all Audubon-certified as Cooperative Sanctuaries – include the Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course, with ten of its challenging 18 holes snugged against the Atlantic.

The Drink: Order the Albatross (King Charles vodka, raspberry liquor, pineapple, lemon juice) at the Ocean Course’s Ryder Cup Bar.
Old Course Hotel’s Cats Pyjamas cocktail. 
Old Course Hotel’s Cats Pyjamas cocktail. 

St Andrews, Scotland

The Digs: Overlooking the legendary Old Course links, Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is a stately stunner in the heart of Scotland’s “Home of Golf.”

The Greens: The Duke’s lush heathland setting, sweeping views of St Andrews Bay, and five tees at each of its 18 holes appeal to nature lovers of all handicaps.

The Drink: The Cats Pyjamas features lime juice, honey, egg white, and 12-year-old AnCnoc Highland single malt – just one of the Road Hole Bar’s 317 Scottish whiskies.
The Conservatory Bar and Lounge at Rosewood Bermuda.
The Conservatory Bar and Lounge at Rosewood Bermuda.

Hamilton Parish, Bermuda

The Digs: Pink-sand beaches, British heritage, and U.S. proximity draw visitors to Rosewood Bermuda, which recently underwent a $25 million refresh.

The Greens: Built in 1932 and redesigned in 2002, the 18-hole Tucker’s Point Golf Course replaced its grass with quick-putting TifEagle, but kept its turquoise-sea views.

The Drink: Sip a Conservatory martini (Tanqueray 10, vermouth, orange bitters) at the new, gin-focused Conservatory Bar and Lounge.

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