Golf Travel News Feb 26, 2022
In golf travel news this week are items from Champion Hills in North Carolina, Daytona and Carlsbad.
I seriously need a vacation to one of these spots
Champion Hills Announces 2022 Membership Plans
(HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.) – Champion Hills, home of Tom Fazio’s seminal “Mountain Masterpiece,” is swinging into 2022 with a variety of membership offerings.
As a year-round golf community and club, Champion Hills’ members enjoy golf, tennis, hiking and other outdoor activities during all four seasons. It is located just 45 minutes south of the craft beer capital and cultural center of Asheville and an hour north of award-winning Greenville, S.C. Downtown Hendersonville, a charming main street town with shops and restaurants, is only a few minutes away.
Champion Hills’ new Equity 55 is a full golf membership designed for those age 55 and under in search of a club to call home.
A newly enhanced National Membership is for those who don’t own property in Henderson County but want to enjoy all the privileges, social activities and friendly competition that come with belonging to a premier private golf club. .
The Annual Explorer is a 12-month trial membership showcasing the complete Champion Hills experience.
Champion Hills’ flagship offering is the Full Equity Golf Membership, which in addition to full access to all club activities and amenities includes both vertical family and Troon Privé benefits, including entree to 100+ Troon Privé golf courses .
The Golf Course
Champion Hills is Fazio’s former home course and club, and the legendary golf course architect devised a brilliant routing wending through heavily forested hills, deep ravines and cool mountain streams in a scenic Blue Ridge Mountain setting. He and his team of shapers pulled ridges into valleys and filled hollows to create “playing platforms” providing golfers with level lies amid 350-feet of elevation change.
The course has moved up 19 spots in two years on Golfweek’s list of the “Top 200 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S.” to 51st, and additional enhancements are planned through 2022 to further elevate its playability.
Short Drive, Big Time: Daytona Beach’s Inland Golf Courses Are a Treat to Play
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Daytona Beach golf trip offers the opportunity to play within a 7 iron of the Atlantic Ocean, but for golfers willing to venture from the beauty of the coast, Volusia County is home to a trio of outstanding inland layouts.
● A former U.S. Open Qualifying host, DeBary Golf & Country Club has a different feel than its more coastal cousins. Water comes into play on only two holes – No. 9 and No. 18 – on a layout routed through land that was once home to an orange grove. While any mention of the U.S. Open conjures up images of difficult courses, DeBary, with five sets of tees that range from 5,060 to 6,776 yards, is playable for golfers of all skill levels. The Lloyd Clifton design is worth the trip.
● It might be difficult to call a course Golfweek has ranked among the Sunshine State’s top 15 public layouts underrated, but Victoria Hills doesn’t receive the the attention it deserves. The Ron Garl design, which features rolling property and pine tree-lined fairways, evokes comparisons to courses in North Carolina’s famed Sandhills, distinguishing it from many of its Central Florida peers. Victoria Hills is a treat to play and DeLand is a charming town, offering the opportunity to soak up a little history and enjoy a great meal after your round.
● There isn’t a drop of water for golfers to contend with at The Deltona Club, minimizing penalty strokes on a course that has been ranked among Florida’s top 20 public layouts by Golfweek. Combine the quality of Bobby Weed’s design work with an unwavering commitment to keep the course in prime condition and the appeal of the Deltona Club is readily apparent.
A Daytona Beach golf trip provides players the chance to enjoy a variety of experiences, and golfers, despite the drive, are well served to keep the area’s inland offerings in mind.
For more information, visit DaytonaBeach.Golf.
Visit Carlsbad: The Golfing Gateway to Southern California
Top travel destination promotes courses and resorts as a leading golf destination
Carlsbad, CA – Visit Carlsbad, the destination marketing organization for the Pacific Coast town of Carlsbad, California, invites golfers from across the country to experience the area’s top golf resorts, golf courses, and leading hotel properties as the organization further promotes the sunny region as one of America’s top golf destinations.
Carlsbad is home to top golf resort destinations Omni La Costa Resort & Spa and Park Hyatt Aviara, along with The Crossings at Carlsbad. The oceanfront town showcases world-class golf, luxury resort destinations, world class culture and cuisine, and some of the finest year-round weather anywhere. Golf Digest already recognizes Carlsbad among its “23 best summertime buddies trip golf destinations.”
Carlsbad features a rich golf history
Originally developed as an amenity-driven playground for well-heeled celebrities and athletes, OMNI La Costa Resort & Spa has a warm, relaxing vibe that charms you from the moment you step onto the property. You can feel the rich history, which dates to the early 1960s, echoing through its grounds.
Omni La Costa is home to 36 holes of historic championship golf on its Champions and Legends Courses, having hosted the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of Champions from 1969 – 1989.
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Golf Club and Spa is a premier luxury resort featuring the region’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Since 2013, the resort and golf club has played host to the LPGA JTBC Classic.
Golf Digest has named the resort among its “33 most female-friendly golf trip destinations.”
The Crossings at Carlsbad, located just one mile from the Pacific Ocean, was designed by Greg Nash. The popular municipal course is regarded as one of the best in Southern California, with jaw-dropping scenery.
Complementing Carlsbad’s championship golf experiences is the fun local establishment Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. Located two miles inland, the 2,056-yard, par-54 18-hole short course is an ideal place to hone your short game or settle the day’s buddy trip bets in a relaxing atmosphere.
Carlsbad is also known as the golf equipment capital of the world, playing home to most of the top club manufacturers like Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Cobra and Honma, among other golf brands. Golf aficionados and club geeks who visit the area can also experience the best in custom club fitting through some of the game’s top performance centers like the Titleist Performance Institute, Ely Callaway Performance Center, TaylorMade Kingdom and Scotty Cameron Putting Studio.
For more information about Carlsbad’s top golf experiences or to book a golf buddy trip, visit https://visitcarlsbad.com/best-golf-courses/