Top 10 golf resorts in the U.S. include a Northern California jewel

Top 10 golf resorts in the U.S. include a Northern California jewel

OK, you golfers, this one’s for you. Golfbreak, a UK-based travel site and PGA Tour’s official golf travel partner, recently named 16 American golf resorts as the best in the U.S.

It’s a coast-to-coast and even off-the-coast list, topped by Kiawah Island, one of South Carolina’s barrier islands and home to five famous courses — as well as, of course, white sand beaches and other leisure attractions. Florida, South Carolina and California are all heavily represented on the roster, with the Golden State getting five nods including La Quinta Resort & Spa (No. 2), the PGA West destination near Palm Springs, and the famous Pebble Beach links (No. 3) on the Monterey Peninsula, where you can golf as waves crash very scenically below.

Also on the California list: Torrey Pines in San Diego (No. 10 and ditto on those waves), the Westin Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs (No. 12) and the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad (No. 14).

The Torrey Pines golf course was the site of the 2017 La Jolla California USA tournament. (Getty Images) 

Here’s a peek at the top 10. Find all 16, plus details on the links, the resorts and more at

Top 10 U.S. golf resorts

1 Kiawah Island, South Carolina

2 La Quinta Resort & Spa and PGA West, La Quinta

3 Pebble Beach Golf Resorts, Pebble Beach

4 Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

5 Legends Golf Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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