Destination Golf

This week the PGA tour comes to our area. The Players Championship is hosted annually in neighboring Ponte Vedra at TPC Sawgrass. It is always a fun time. This year I will be trailing Tony Finau after being introduced to him on Netflix’s Full Swing. If you are a golf fan and haven’t watched this series I totally recommend it. Finau is a family man and I love how he honors his heritage (Tongan and Samoan). When his wife’s father passed away he had her and all their children on tour with him for that year. After losing his own mother, he knew that his wife would need him during that time. Love that family-first mentality!

Tee up for your own golf adventure at one of these fabulous golf destinations coupled with the best Virtuoso properties where you can explore the sport and benefit from the VIP amenities that you can only get through a Virtuoso advisor. 

Sea Island, Georgia

Boasting three championship golf courses, top instructors, teeing areas and practice greens, and a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center, Sea Island is a beautiful coastal golf destination. 

Virtuoso Property: The Cloister
Savor distinctive luxury and reclaim nature’s timeless rhythm at the Forbes Five Star The Cloister on Sea Island. Located on Georgia’s coast overlooking the Atlantic, The Cloister offers an array of activities – from massage services and fitness classes at the 65,000-square-foot Forbes Five Star Spa at Sea Island to outdoor adventures on sea turtle patrols, hawk walks, and owl prowls to a shooting school, championship golf, and seaside Beach Club. Guests experience genuine Southern hospitality and world-class lodging with gracious service, natural beauty, and legendary recreation along five miles of private beach.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The biggest names in golf have made their mark at Kiawah championship courses—both as designers and pro players putting their skills to the ultimate test during the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, and other top-level tournaments. There are five courses – all Audubon-certified as Cooperative Sanctuaries – including the Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course, with ten of its challenging 18 holes snuggled against the Atlantic.

Virtuoso Property: Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
The Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a haven on ten miles of private beach, where guests can escape daily life in a pristine setting. World-renowned for its spa, golf, tennis, family, and nature program offerings, the resort offers guest rooms and privately owned villas accommodating varied preferences. Play one of five championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, or Clyde Johnston. The Ocean Course hosted the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships. Relax in the charming Forbes Five Star spa, named one of the best in the world by Travel + Leisure.

St. Andrews, Scotland

No introduction is needed, it is the home of golf, where the game was first played 600 years ago. 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. ​​

Virtuoso Property: Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort, and Spa
Every golfer aims to visit the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa at least once – it is a “bucket list” destination. This AA Five Red Star resort provides the best Scottish hospitality in the “home of golf” – 175 stunning rooms and suites, many offering panoramic views over the Old Course to the sea beyond. Play the championship Duke’s Golf Course. Relax in the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa. Be tempted by five unique dining experiences, including Road Hole Restaurant, awarded three AA Rosettes, and the world’s most famous 19th hole – The Jigger Inn.

If you know where you’d like to go and would like to book rooms at any of these golf resorts or any Virtuoso property there is no planning fee associated with the booking. You receive the same room at the same rate with the added benefit of the Virtuoso upgrades and amenities.

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