The love of golf is never more enjoyed than among vacationers who have access to tournament-class courses fun and challenging for all skill levels. No matter where your vacation adventure takes you, weather permitting, a round of golf is never too far away.
The following list showcases the golf courses found at and around Bluegreen Vacations resorts.
Onsite Golf Courses
Club Lodges at Trillium
Together with the driving range and practice facility, Trillium Links is one of the finest championship golf courses in the region. This top-rated course and rustic and inviting clubhouse are the heart of this private community, and an integral part of the Trillium community.
Inspired by panoramic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains, PGA and Senior Tour Player and course designer Morris Hatalsky created an award-winning 18-hole championship course that winds and curves through lush stands of mountain laurel and native hardwood. Dramatic elevation changes offer fresh challenges at every hole.
St. Augustine, FL
Grande Villas at World Golf Village®
The sprawling resort campus includes two championship golf courses, the Slammer & Squire and the King & Bear. Both par-72 layouts offer five sets of tees and have consistently received 4- to 5-star ratings by Golf Digest. Both courses are exquisite, as would be expected based on the bodies of work of those who collaborated on their designs.
The newer and longer of the two, the King & Bear, was designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Almost 7,300 yards and a few minutes southwest of the campus hub, it actually has the feel of two separate courses. The front nine is open, much like a links course. The back side, thick with oaks and pines, looks more the part of a north Florida course.
The shorter course, the Slammer & Squire, is the work of Pete Dye protégé Bobby Weed in consultation with two legends whose primes preceded those of Arnie and Jack: Sam “The Slammer” Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. Opened in 1998 in the heart World Golf Village, the Slammer & Squire plays at just under 7,000 yards and winds through glorious wetlands.
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Christmas Mountain Village™
Sprawled out among the bluffs and ski hills of the Wisconsin Dells, the 27-hole championship golf course at Christmas Mountain Village offers beautiful views and challenging fairways. You’ll be challenged by the beauty and complexity of the championship 18-hole course, the Oaks, and rewarded for enduring those trials on the slightly more forgiving, nine-hole Pines. If you’ve planned, or are in the process of planning, a stay at Christmas Mountain Village, we highly recommend both courses.
The Oaks offers 18 mint-condition holes that make the golfer use every club in the bag. The course winds its way through the surrounding trees, meanders through open areas and comes across nine water hazards, creating varied and attention-grabbing landscapes. The greens are medium to large in size.
The Pines is designed to be accessible to every skill level. The spacious fairways and greens make these links relaxing and satisfying. If you’re new to the sport, sign up for a lesson. Christmas Mountain Village Golf Course offers individual and group lessons for beginners through advanced players.
Like the majority of courses, Christmas Mountain Village Golf Course requires proper attire—no tank tops, cutoffs or metal spikes are permitted on the course. And all players must have their own clubs.
Tee times can be scheduled up to three weeks in advance. Call the resort pro shop and reserve your tee time.
Other Great Golfing Destinations
Top of the Rock is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design nine-hole, par-three course and the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in the state of Missouri. Designed by Johnny Morris, with the assistance of golf icons Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Arnold Palmer, this first-ever par-three course to be included in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event embodies Missouri golf at its finest—and is a world-class golfing experience for all.
Ranging from 1,420 yards from the back tees to 945 yards from the forward tees, every effort was expended to ensure this course exists in harmony with the surrounding verdant landscapes, winding streams, waterfalls, lakes, stone bridges and breathtaking vistas.
Cibola Vista Resort and Spa
Quarry Pines is just off Interstate 10, 22 miles northeast of Tucson and a little over two-hour drive from the resort. The closest small town is Marana, where top pro golfers competed in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship from 2007 to 2014. That event wasn’t played at Quarry Pines—but while other courses might be stronger tests for the world’s best, this 6,318-yard, par- 71 public layout, full of elevation changes, provides plenty of fun and challenges for everyday players of all skill levels.
Myrtle Beach offers dozens of great courses for players of all skill levels designed by masters like Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Davis Love and other great golf minds. This collection of courses is called the Golden Strand. Temperate weather runs from early spring to late fall, making it a great place for golf most of the year.
Caledonia is only a couple of decades old, but the course, situated on a former rice plantation, feels like it’s been around forever. Venerable oaks draped in Spanish moss line the fairways, and the course, ranked No. 27 on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” meanders along the scenic Waccamaw River.
Barefoot Resort is the result of a super-star collaboration that included Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Greg Norman, with a layout designed by Davis Love. The turtleback greens, chipping areas and faux-ruin plantation house along five holes on the front nine make for striking views.
Tidewater Golf Club is one of North Myrtle Beach’s premier courses with its lavish fairways; tight bunkers and state-of-the art practice facility. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the great
course’s beauty and challenges.
Crown Park Golf Club is filled with beautiful terrain and not a home to be seen anywhere. This course is built for speed and playability and is only a short trip from North Myrtle Beach.
Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Myrtle Beach National is for serious enthusiasts. It includes a West Course through a forest and water, and an award-winning North Course that must be played.
True Blue Golf Plantation was named one of the greatest public courses by Golf Digest, and it’s for fans of elevated courses. It features rolling terrain and amazing vegetation and is not to be missed.
The Founders Club can be found at Pawley’s Island, which is south of Myrtle Beach, and is along the Waccamaw Golf Trail. $7 million in renovations shows in every blade of grass along this oak-and-sand course.
Boyne Falls, MI
Mountain Run at Boyne™
If you’re vacationing on Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan and it isn’t ski season, chances are its golf season. There are 11 courses operated by Boyne Resorts and available to those staying at Mountain Run at Boyne.
Among these 11 courses, The Alpine has distinguished itself as a world-class golf experience. You can look forward to tight, tree-lined fairways on this secluded nonresidential championship layout, not to mention stunning mountain vistas and breathtaking views of Deer Lake. No matter your skill level, you can expect a fair, yet challenging 18 holes on this par-72 track, one of the best golf courses in Michigan.
The main draw for mountain golfers in the Smokies is the spectacular views, breathtaking scenery and crisp mountain air, and the golf courses near MountainLoft and Laurel Crest are no exception.
The 18-hole Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course is the perfect place to relax, enjoy your time alone or with the family and rejuvenate your outdoors enthusiasm during a vacation to Tennessee. A $500,000 renovation to the course in 2007 has helped it become one of the most-visited courses in the Smokies. Gatlinburg Municipal has been lauded for its picturesque greens and recommended by travel and golf magazines and websites across the country.
Shenandoah Valley, VA
Just east of the valley is the home of numerous spectacular golf courses, with the natural rolling beauty of the land lending themselves well to those who love to hit the links.
The Greens at Tanyard Golf Club can be found on Main Street in downtown Louisa. Ownership prides itself on a family-friendly experience and the layout is great for those working on their short game.
Though inside a gated community, Spring Creek Golf Club, near Gordonsville, is open to the public. It’s a tournament-style course where you’ll have to hit narrow fairways and navigate treacherous woods.
Meadowcreek Golf Course, in Charlottesville mixes long and short holes for a satisfying experience regardless of your specialty. The Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance gives it a real Central Virginia feel.
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