Great golf cities in the US

Welcome to Cheapflights

The simple way to find cheap flights and hotels from all your favorite travel companies

If you’re looking to tee off on your next vacation, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up six great golf cities in the U.S. for your next golf getaway.

If you’re looking to tee off on your next vacation, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up six great golf cities in the U.S. for your next golf getaway, so start practicing your swing and polishing those putters. Fore!

Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale (Image: Dru Bloomfield - At Home in Scottsdale)
Scottsdale (Image: Dru Bloomfield – At Home in Scottsdale)

More than 40 pro golfers call this desert resort town home, so it’s safe to assume the nearly 200 golf courses in the area are worth the trip. The variety of greens makes it easy for you to find the perfect course to practice your swing, whether you’re looking for a casual and scenic course or a bunker-laden back nine that will keep you on your toes all morning long.

Orlando, Florida

While Orlando is best known as a haven for families seeking theme park memories and kid-friendly resorts, the city is also a great choice for those looking to hit the greens. Orlando boasts more than 170 courses and 20 golf academies, not to mention the most pro golfer residents in the world. Throughout Orlando, you can tee off on courses designed by legendary golf names like Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs (Image: simonhn)
Palm Springs (Image: simonhn)

More than 100 golf courses – some designed by famed golf architects like Arnold Palmer – are sprinkled throughout the Southern California desert. And when you consider the warm winter weather, the Palm Springs area is one of the most popular destinations for golfers looking for challenging courses, year-round play and scenic mountain views. Many of the local courses have hosted PGA tournaments and celebrity golfers, too.

Seattle, Washington

The Emerald City is quickly becoming one of the best spots in the country to hit the links, thanks to a handful of high-quality courses in the area. The Robert Trent Jones-designed Chambers Bay course has consistently earned accolades as the top public golf course in Washington by publications like Golfweek and Golf Digest, while the Golf Club at Newcastle offers unmatched views of downtown Seattle.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta (Image: F. C. Photography)
Atlanta (Image: F. C. Photography)

Despite its downtown bustle, this southern city offers plenty of public courses for novices and seasoned golfers alike. There are about 60 public golf courses in all to choose from, as well as PGA Tour courses like East Lake and TPC Sugarloaf.

Austin, Texas

With seasonable weather all year long, there’s never a bad time to experience Austin’s top courses. Designers like Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio have created challenging championship courses, and with plenty of public courses around town, you’ll also find that golfing in Austin doesn’t have to break the bank.

(Main image: Ashton Photo)

Great golf cities in the US was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.