Once reserved only for the wealthy, golf is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in America today. Welcoming all backgrounds, America is home now to approximately 15,500 golf courses, over 11,000 of which are public courses. According to the National Golf Foundation, over 25 million golfers live in the U.S. alone not to mention the many visitors who come to play the world class courses created by some of golf’s finest. If you love golf and are looking for the best cities to visit, take a look at the following 3 amazing golf cities in the U.S. for travel.
Offering not only stunning year round weather and beautiful views, Dallas is also a cultural and tourism center and offers golfers the opportunity to tee off on over 200 courses of varied levels of play. From the novice to the expert, courses in Dallas cater to anyone. Said to offer “all the sophistication of a big city and none of the attitude”, Dallas is one must putt destination for any golfer.
For families Orlando is known for its theme parks. The theme park capital of the U.S., Orlando is much more than just a set of mouse ears and a castle however. Recently ranked as one of the top U.S. cities for golf, Orlando is a golfers dream come true. Ideal temperatures, sunny weather and over 80 courses in the area make this destination one of the best. Host to world famous PGA events and even some of the greats themselves, there are plenty of courses to choose from including some of the top ranked courses in the nation such as the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Florida’s third best public course and Jack Nicklaus’ Grand Cypress Resort course, designed after one of the most famous courses in history.
Rochester, New York
Certainly not a year round golf destination, the warm summer weather, world class courses and stunning summer views make Rochester a must visit for any golfer. A cost friendly destination with links style layouts makes Rochester a golf destination to be reckoned with. From Shadow Pines, named the most challenging in the area to Braemar Country Club, a championship course with a welcoming atmosphere, over 60 courses offer a variety of options for any golfer in Rochester.
Whether you’re new to the sport or looking for a challenge, find out what you have been missing and give these and other famous U.S. destinations a try.