Father’s Day is coming up this June and if you live in the Western U.S. or are thinking about treating dad to an extra special weekend getaway this year, here are some great options for that fun weekend away from home. Specifically, you’ll find some great golf resorts as well as great tourist cities that your dad would love or maybe already loves.
With over 200 golf courses in the region that include PGA Tour destinations and award winning resorts, the Phoenix and Scottsdale area is one of the best places to take dad for Father’s Day for a golf getaway vacation. Courses in the area take advantage of the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the cactus filled deserts, making it one of the most unique golf experiences in the country. Some key courses to check out are TPC Scottsdale, the most popular in the area and the host of the annual Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour, Troon North Golf Club, Southern Dunes Golf Club, Talking Stick Golf Course and the courses at Gold Canyon. You really can’t go wrong in the Phoenix area with golf, because there are great courses all around. Take you dad for a weekend trip and get 72-holes in on the weekend and it’d be a perfect gift.
Pebble Beach Golf Resorts is host of five beautiful golf courses and home to Pebble Beach Golf Links, a regular PGA Tour stop and the No. 1 ranked public golf course in the country. If you’re looking to give your dad an unforgettable Father’s Day weekend, take him to Pebble Beach, California and stay at an awesome rental and play Pebble Beach and the other breathtaking courses nearby.
If it’s a special year or if your dad is just into nightlife, gambling and drinking, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. You should grab a hotel room on the strip from a myriad of beautiful hotels and spend time in the casinos out of the strip. The sports bars in Vegas are some of the best in the world, making it a sports gamblers paradise to watch games at bars with great food and beer and a multitude of televisions broadcasting sports.
The city of San Diego is another great city on the West Coast to take your dad for Father’s Day. With over 90 golf courses and a variety of breathtaking scenery from ocean, desert and mountains, San Diego is one of the best golf hotspots in all of America. The top course offered is Torrey Pines, an annual stop on the PGA Tour and the second best rated public course in America behind Pebble Beach. You could also take dad to Maderas Golf Club, Coronado Golf Club, Syucan Golf Resort and many others in the area for a fun, golf-filled weekend.
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon is one of the more scenic golf options on the West Coast. There are four public golf courses offered at the resort, which are placed in a remote location full of unpredictable weather. The courses are perched on bluffs above the coast of the Pacific Ocean and offer stunning views. The courses are walking only, which many dad love to try every once in a while, for it’s more authentic, but this could be a drawback for some. Bandon Dunes is a beautiful place to take your dad for a weekend full of golf and beautiful views.
Red Sky Ranch and Golf Club at Red Sky Resort in Wolcott, Colorado is home to two of the most beautiful must-play golf courses in the country, especially if you like to golf in the mountains full of scenic, natural views. Tom Fazio and Greg Norman designed the two courses and both take you through peaks and valleys and the aspen forests in the mountains, making it an experience you and your dad will never forget.
Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington is just 45 minutes south of Seattle and is one of the more unique courses in America. Chambers Bay offers beautiful views peaking over the Puget Sound from the bluff and the cliffs on the edges of the links style course. Chambers Bay is technically a municipal course and is the No. 1 ranked municipal course in the America. Chambers Bay hosted the U.S. Open in 2015 and made many golfers want to travel to the Seattle area to get the chance to play this gem. If you and your dad are in this area of the country, definitely see if you can get the chance to play this once in a lifetime golf course.
This article was written by Cameron Lafontaine.