Waterville House and Golf Links

Waterville House sits on a 50 acre isthmus separating the wild Atlantic from Lough Currane. The Currane River bisects the estate flowing through a 15th century weir and into Butlers Pool, one of Ireland’s most famous salmon fisheries. The Georgian Manor serves as the Waterville Links member residence. The Links is the #1 ranked course in the Republic of Ireland. Waterville prides itself with mixing music, mischief and merriment with the very best of Irish hospitality and Irish sport.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: Waterville is rated among the top five courses in Ireland and in the top 20 links courses in the world. The course embarked on a new chapter of its fabled history when noted international golf architect Tom Fazio was commissioned to update the memorable Eddie Hackett masterpiece. Fazio has assisted many of the worlds leading clubs including Winged Foot, Pine Valley and Augusta National. “Everything about Waterville is truly spectacular, said Fazio”. “The setting is one of the best I have seen for golf”.

GOLF FACILITIES: Waterville Golf Links, par 72, 7,350 yards, designed by Eddie Hackett and Tom Fazio.

AWARDS: Golf World (UK) # 1 Republic of Ireland; Golf World (UK) Top 100 Ireland # 3; Golf World (UK) Top 100 Britain and Ireland # 10; Golf Monthly (UK) Top 100 Britain and Ireland # 11; Golf Digest Top 100 Outside U.S. # 23; Golf World (UK)Top 100 World # 34; Golf Magazine Top 100; Conde Nast Top 100 World Golf Resorts.

RATES: Golf Packages: Call the Resort for seasonal packages.

Waterville House and Golf Links
Waterville, County Kerry, Ireland
Telephone: 011 (353) 669474102 Fax: 011 (353) 669474482
www.watervillegolflinks.ie Email: wvgolf@iol.ie

TPC Sawgrass

Home of THE PLAYERS Championship, birthplace of the TPC Network, and backdrop to the PGA TOUR headquarters, the TPC Sawgrass golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is perhaps the world’s most famous golf course. THE PLAYERS Stadium Course sports one of the most recognizable and challenging holes on the PGA TOUR. The famed par-3, 17th hole, features an island green that makes or breaks many a PGA TOUR pro’s round. THE PLAYERS Stadium was built to challenge the pros like no other golf course had done before, while providing an unprecedented experience for spectators at the same time.

RESORT INFORMATION: TPC Sawgrass’ partnership with the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa provides guests the opportunity to stay at the home of THE PLAYERS Championship. Hailed as one of the Top 10 Best Golf Resorts in the World by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine, the Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa offers a fullservice luxury experience just steps from one of the most noted golf courses in the world.

GOLF FACILITIES: THE PLAYERS Stadium Course – Par 72, 7,245 yards designed by Pete Dye; Dye’s Valley Course – Par 72, 6,847 yards. Designed by Pete Dye and Bobby Weed with player consultant Jerry Pate. The PGA TOUR’S Performance Center is the leading instructional facility in golf.

TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: The permanent home of THE PLAYERS Championship since 1982.

AWARDS: PLAYERS Stadium #1 for Golfweek, 2019. #2 Best Course You Can Play in the State of Florida, Golf Digest. #12 America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, Golf Digest (2017/2018). #49 America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2019-2020, Golf Digest.

AREA ATTRACTIONS: St. Augustine. World Golf Village. City of Jacksonville: Jacksonville Jaguars, Cummer Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. 64 golf courses in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area.

GETTING THERE: Jacksonville International Airport: 35 miles, 45 minutes.

TPC Sawgrass
110 Championship Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

Streamsong Resort

Afeast for the senses, a haven for the soul, a new kind of resort that takes the everyday ordinary to the absolutely extraordinary. A resort where golf is both a quest for perfection and an art form. A retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation. A place where the surrounding ecosystems are as deeply valued as the time you’ll spend with us.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: Situated amid 16,000 acres of stunning scenery and hushed seclusion in Central Florida, Streamsong is a one-of-a-kind golf destination created in complete harmony with its natural surroundings. The uniqueness is immediately unveiled from the very moment you arrive and the memories you make here will surely last a lifetime. A quiet place far from the concrete, crowds, and chaos. Here you will experience the only place in the world with Coore/Crenshaw, Doak, and Hanse/Wagner designed courses in the same location and all in the Top 50 in the U.S. along with a modern lakeside lodge offering spacious, luxurious accommodations, outstanding dining, a relaxing spa, and an array of exhilarating outdoor adventures unmatched in Florida.  It’s just you, your friends, and the game you love.

GOLF FACILITIES:  Streamsong Red, par 72, 7,148 yards, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw; Streamsong Blue, par 72, 7,176 yards, Tom Doak; Streamsong Black, par 73, 7,320 yards, Gil Hanse.

TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: Selected to host the 2016 Women’s U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

AWARDS: Best New U.S. Course You Can Play, 2012, Golf Magazine.

RANKINGS: Streamsong Red, #12; Streamsong Blue #14 Best Resort Courses 2013, Golfweek Magazine, 2013.

GETTING THERE: 57 miles from Tampa International Airport; 86 miles from Orlando International Airport.

Streamsong Resort
1000 Streamsong Drive, Streamsong, Florida 33834
Telephone: (863) 428-1000

The Sea Pines Resort

Avast, oceanfront retreat, The Sea Pines Resort has enthralled generations of travelers and guests for more than 50 years. Spanning a third of Hilton Head Island and embraced by the Atlantic Ocean and Calibogue Sound, The Sea Pines Resort offers an abundance of wildlife, natural surroundings, breathtaking views and an endless array of outdoor activities. Heralded as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “World’s Best Places to Stay” and Travel + Leisure’s “Best Family Resorts in the Country,” The Sea Pines Resort is well known for its incredible amenities and world-class accommodations and offers unparalleled relaxation, beauty and excitement.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 60 rooms and the Highlander suite; home & villa rentals available; variety of premier dining options.

GOLF FACILITIES: Harbour Town Golf Links, par 71, 7,101 yards, Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus; Heron Point, par 72, 7,103 yards, Pete Dye; Ocean Course, par 72, 6,906 yards, George Cobb & Mark McCumber. 

TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: The PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage (1969-present).

AWARDS: “Gold Medal” in Golf Magazine’s 2012-13 edition of “Premier Resorts”; The Inn at Harbour Town: AAA Four Diamond Award; Forbes Four Star Award.

RANKINGS: No. 12, Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses 2013”; No. 18, Golf Digest’s (2013-14) list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses”.

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Harbour Town Yacht Basin, Harbour Town, The Sea Pines Racquet Club, Lawton Stables, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Eco-Adventures, Sea Pines Beach Club, leisure paths for walking and biking, shopping, world-class dining options, and much more.

GETTING THERE: Hilton Head Island Airport (15 minutes); Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (45 minutes).

The Sea Pines Resort
32 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Telephone: (866) 561-8802


Sand Valley Golf Resort

Sand Valley Golf Resort is a continuation of founder Mike Keiser’s mission to bring “Golf As It Was Meant To Be” to the United States. Situated on over 1,700 acres of tumbling sand dunes, Sand Valley brings the drama and playing style of a seaside links to the heartland of America. True to its name, Sand Valley is a place where massive, exposed sand dunes tower above you and where players walk on firm fescue fairways. With its first course by Coore & Crenshaw opening May, 2017 and the second course by David McLay Kidd already under construction, Sand Valley is a golf destination worth visiting.

RESORT INFORMATION: 41 rooms and growing: 24 two-queen lodge rooms; 1 four-bedroom suite; 1 one-bedroom suite (all with golf course views). 3 four-bedroom cottages with common rooms, fire pits, and lake views. Dining: Clubhouse bar and restaurant, and Craig’s Porch open air dining. 

GOLF FACILITIES:  Sand Valley, par 72, 7156 yards, Architect: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Course 2 (preview play in 2017), par 72, 7,100 yards. Architect: David McLay Kidd. Practice facility.

RATES AND BOOKING INFORMATION: can be found at www.sandvalleygolfresort.com or at 888-651-5539.

Follow us on Twitter: @Sand_Valley
Follow us on Instagram: @sandvalleygolf

QUOTABLE: “Remote and stunning sand- based land, thoughtful minimalist architects, all surrounded by a small but receptive community” – Matt Ginella, Golf Channel.

AREA ATTRACTIONS: 4 local lakes with fishing and watersports; ATV trails; weekly water ski shows in summer; local live music; hiking and birdwatching; Roche-A-Cri State Park; Wisconsin Dells.

GETTING THERE: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (228 miles, 3.5 hours); Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport (174 miles, 2.5 hours); Madison Dane County Regional Airport (97 miles, 1.5 hours); Wisconsin Rapids Alexander Field (private, 16 miles, 30 minutes). For information about group and individual airport transportation services, call 888-651-5539 or email learnmore@sandvalleygolfresort.com.

Sand Valley Golf Resort
1697 Leopold Way
Nekoosa, Wisconsin 54457
Telephone: (888) 651-5539

Puntacana Resort & Club

Find yourself in the jewel of the Caribbean. The only AAA Five Diamond Awarded property of the luxury Dominican republic hotels, Tortuga Bay offers responsible luxury, impeccable service and villas designed by the world-famous Oscar de la Renta. As a Tortuga Bay guest, our friendly, professional staff has every detail taken care of from the moment you touch down at our own Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ). Puntacana Resort & Club features 45 holes of championship golf on Tom Fazio’s Corales, and P.B. Dye’s La Cana.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: Tortuga Bay–13 luxurious beachfront Dominican Republic villas offering unrivaled luxury, privacy, security and five-star service. Oscar de la Renta has infused his Dominican heritage into the design of each villa, creating an artful harmony between simplicity and elegance. Restaurants: The Bamboo–Mediterranean-influenced dishes; La Yola–local seafood. Playa Blanca–fresh local seafood, grilled meats, and cocktails. More options: El Grill at La Cana, Ananí, Brassa Grill and Ara. Additional accomodations: The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club – 200 rooms. Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village – 124 rooms. Tennis; Spa; Water Sports; Horseback riding. 

GOLF FACILITIES: Corales Golf Club, par 72, 7,650 yards, Tom Fazio. 27 holes at La Cana (three separate nines: Tortuga, Hacienda, Arrecife). 

RANKINGS: Corales: #9, Best Courses in the Caribbean & Mexico, Golfweek, 2012.

AWARDS: Conde Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards “Best in the World”. AAA Five Diamond Award.

GETTING THERE: The Punta Cana International Airport, (PUJ) is one of the first and largest privately owned and operated international airports in the world. The airport makes Puntacana one of the most accessible destinations in the Caribbean. Conveniently located within the Puntacana Resort & Club property, the airport offers direct flights from over 36 countries and 98 cities around the world. This enables guests to be at their hotels or golf courses within minutes of their arrival.

Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
Telephone: (809) 959-2262


This pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offers 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, refined dining and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

Resort Information: Pristine accommodations including 26 guestrooms and suites at The Lodge at Primland, pinnacle cottages, fairway cottages, tree houses, and mountain homes varying in sizes and styles; three dining options: Elements, 19th Pub and Stables Saloon. 

Golf Facilities: The Highland Course, par 72, 7,053 yards, designed by Donald Steel. 

Golf Rankings: GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play, 2017 (No. 28); Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses, 2017
(No. 31); Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2015 (No. 31); Golfweek’s Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play, Virginia, 2016 (No. 2); GOLF Magazine’s Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Virginia, 2016- 2017 (No. 2); Golf Digest’s Best Golf Courses in Virginia, 2015-2016 (No. 5).

Awards: Best Hotel in the South, Travel + Leisure, 2016 (No. 4). Best Hotel in America, Travel + Leisure, 2016 (No. 13). Best Resort in the World, Travel + Leisure, 2016 (No. 46).

Property Attractions and Activities: Stargazing; Sporting Clays; European Driven Hunts; Shooting Sports; Horseback Riding; Tree Climbing; Mountain Biking; Road Biking; Tennis; Kayaking; Stand Up Paddle Boarding; Swimming; Fly Fishing; RTV Trail Riding; Disc Golf; Nature Walks; Geocaching.

Getting There: Charlotte Douglas Airport, Charlotte, NC (150 minutes); Piedmont Triad Airport, Greensboro, NC (90 minutes); Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke, VA (90 minutes); Blue Ridge Airport, Martinsville, VA (45 minutes – Private); Mt. Airy-Surry County Airport, Mt. Airy, NC (45 minutes – Private); Helipad located at the North Gate at Primland, call resort for information and coordinates. Ground transportation can be arranged through Primland reservations.

Rates and availability can be found at www.primland.com.

2000 Busted Rock Road
Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120
Telephone: (866) 960-7746

Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst Resort is a 2,000-acre historic property featuring eight golf courses, tennis, spa, and lawn sports. The resort features three hotels and more than 80,000 square feet of indoor meeting space. Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, and is the site of both the 2014 U.S. Open and 2014 U.S. Women’s Open Championships.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 428 rooms including three hotels, Villas and Condominiums; Eight dining venues from the elegant Four-Diamond 1895 Grille to the casual Ryder Cup Lounge; award-winning spa featuring 28 treatment rooms, suites, fitness center, lap pool, salon and boutique; 3 outdoor pools, 24 tennis courts, croquet & lawn bowling, water sports at Lake Pinehurst Beach Club, biking and historic walking tours. 

GOLF FACILITIES: Pinehurst No. 1-9, Cradle Short Course and Thistle Dhu

TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: U.S. Open Championship 1999, 2005, 2014; U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship 1962, 2008; U.S. Women’s Open Championship 2014; U.S. Senior Open Championship 1994; THE TOUR Championship 1991, 1992; PGA Club Professional Championship 1971-74, 1988, 1997-98; Ryder Cup Matches 1951; PGA Championship 1936; North & South Open Championship
(professional tour stop) 1902-1951.

AWARDS: Golf Digest (2013/2014) America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses – Pinehurst No. 2; Travel & Leisure Top 500 –World’s Best Hotel (2013).

RANKINGS: (2013) America’s Best Classic Courses – Pinehurst No. 2 ranked #11; Golfweek (2013) America’s Best Resort Courses Pinehurst No. 2 ranked #3, Pinehurst No. 4 ranked #78, Pinehurst No. 8 ranked #82; (2011) Top Courses for Women – Pinehurst No. 8 ranked #21; (2013) America’s Best State-by-State: Pinehurst No. 2 – #1, Pinehurst No. 4 – #7, Pinehurst No. 7 – #8.

GETTING THERE: RDU 74 miles, 1 hour 30 min. Shuttle available – fee applies.

Pinehurst Resort
80 Carolina Vista
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
Telephone: (855) 318-2779

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

There is no more spectacular location in all of St Andrews. Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the Home of Golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a stunning location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline. Discover the historic university town of St Andrews, just a short stroll from the resort, and explore the surrounding countryside of the ancient Kingdom of Fife.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 144 rooms including 35 suites. Restaurants: Road Hole Restaurant; Sands Grill; Road Hole Bar; The Jigger Inn; Hams Hame Pub & Grill; The Duke’s Bar & Grill. Kohler Waters Spa. 

GOLF FACILITIES: The Duke’s St. Andrews, par 71, 7,512 yards, Peter Thomson & Tim Liddy. 

TOURNAMENTS HOSTED: 2014 European Amateur Championship, 2007 Scottish Amateur Strokeplay championships.

RANKINGS: Top 10 European Resorts in the Travel + Leisure’sWorld’s Best Awards, 2011.

AWARDS: The World’s 500 Best Hotels – Travel + Leisure Magazine 2013; Gold List 2013 – Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2013; Top 25 European Resorts – Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.

GETTING THERE: Dundee Airport, Edinburgh Airport, and Glasgow Airport all within driving distance. Private aircraft can land at the RAF Leuchars Base (5-min. drive) by prior arrangement.

Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife,
Scotland KY16 9SP
Telephone: +44(0) 1334 474371

The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club

Set between two of Sea Island’s three championship courses, The Lodge was named the #1 Resort in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards. The English-style manor and clubhouse features 24-hour butlers, exposed beam ceilings, oriental rugs, hardwood floors, deep soaking baths. The Lodge manifests the charm, character and time-honored traditions that have made Sea Island an American icon.

RESORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION: 40 rooms, including 2 suites. Georgian Room (refined, Forbes Five-Star dining), Tavola (rustic Italian), River Bar (classic brasserie), Southern Tide (oceanfront, seafood), Oak Room (tavern), Colt & Alison (steakhouse), Davis Love Grill (pub fare, sports action); Three golf courses, golf learning center, 16 tennis courts, Beach Club with three pools, Five-Star spa, fitness center, squash courts, shooting school, hunting preserve, five-mile private beach, boating, fishing, children’s programs, paddle boarding, kayaking, horseback riding, biking. 

GOLF FACILITIES: Seaside par 70, 5,048 to 7,005 yards. 1929 original course by Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, redesigned in 1999 by Tom Fazio; Plantation par 72, 5,194 to 7,058 yards. Original 1927 course designed by Walter Travis; redesigned 1998 by Rees Jones; Retreat par 72, 5,082 to 7,106 yards. Original 1970s Joe Lee design; redesigned in 2001 by Davis Love III and his brother, Mark.

AWARDS: Forbes Five Stars, 2002-2013; AAA Five Diamonds, 2001-2013; #1 Resort in the Continental U.S. – Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards; Top 10% Worldwide for Traveler Feedback, TripAdvisor.

RANKINGS: #3 Best Golf Resort – Harper’s Hideaway Report 2012; #100 Best Clubfitters – Golf Digest 2013; Dr. Morris Pickens Top 10 Sports Psychologist Golf Digest 2013; Platinum Premier Resort – Golf Magazine 2012; #2 America’s Top 50 Courses for Women.

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Historic Christ Church, Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island Lighthouse and A.W. Jones Heritage Center.

100 Retreat Avenue, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Telephone: (855) 572-4975