With winter in full swing in most of the U.S. and Canada, playing golf outside is probably the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you can’t slip away for a few days on the course in a warmer destination. Check out some of our favorite winter holiday golf trips to find a destination to get you out of the winter doldrums and back on the fairway.
Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa is in the southern hemisphere, which means December is their mid-summer. On top of that, the climate in and around Cape Town is mild year-round, so even in the summer, you won’t have to deal with extreme temperatures. Cape Town offers a slew of wonderful restaurants, bars, and cultural experiences, including world-class museums and shopping. Nearby Fancourt is one of the top resorts in the country, and offers the best golf in the area as well. Spend a bit of time on the Garden Route and you can also get to Arabella, Pezula, Simola, and the stunning Pinnacle Point, where you can watch Southern Right whales breaching as you play the difficult coastline course. And of course, no trip to South Africa would be complete without a few days on safari, specifically in a five-star safari lodge where you can view exotic animals while enjoying spa treatments and the best in lodging.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you’re looking for warmth and luxury while staying in the northern hemisphere, the Dominican Republic is quick to get to and offers some of the best beaches on both the Caribbean and the Atlantic. La Costa del Coco (the Coconut Coast), which is the combined coastline of Punta Cana and the just-north Bàvaro region, is studded with five-star, all-inclusive resorts. The area offers plenty of outdoor activities and adventures, like kayaking and sailing, or zip-lining and windsurfing for the less water-inclined. Our favorite part of Punta Cana is the Corales course at the Puntacana resort, spread across coral cliffs overlooking the Caribbean sea. The rest of the island isn’t hard to get to, either, and offers plenty of challenging, beautiful courses for you to hit up in between stints of sunning yourself on the beach.
Los Cabos, Mexico
For another trip with a tropical vibe, check out the municipality of Los Cabos, Mexico, located on the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. A Resort Corridor links the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, spanning 20 miles of beachside properties and, of course, championship golf courses. Quivira Golf Club offers a thrilling cliffside overlook right on the sea, while the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol is known for being one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The entire area is devoted to top-notch service, and you will have no trouble finding world-class golf, food, and entertainment.
Are you ready for a holiday golf getaway? Get in touch with us today for a free quote on your next golf adventure.