Southern Travel: Most Gorgeous Southern Golf Courses
The South is home to some of the most pictuesque fairways in the country with courses bordering coastlines and hosts to major professional golfing competitions. Here I’ll spotlight these coveted venues and highlight all the welcoming amenities they have to offer! Be sure to save this for your bucket list!
1. Augusta National Golf Club
The country’s most exclusive golf club and course for the
mega-rich resides in the peach state of Geaorgia! The
Augusta National Golf Club is home to the annual
Masters‘ tournament where the champion is gifted a green
blazer and considered an honorary member of the golf
club for an entire year until the next Masters’ Tournament.
Initiaiton fees are rumored to be between $20,000 - $30,000 and annual dues are about $10,000. Despite the club‘s controversial past, it’s still hailed as the country’s most gorgeous course.
2. Great Southern Golf Club
Down in Gulfport, you’ll find the oldest golf course in the
state of Mississippi with views of the tranquil Gulf of
Mexico! The golf club is open to the public and you can
enjoy a day of play for well under $100. There’s a bar
and grill onsite as well and unlike its Augusta counterpart,
golf carts are allowed on the premises. Membership is
only $650 per year and includes unlimited visits and
3. The Bluffs Golf & Sports Resort
Nestled in the Feliciana parishes (counties in other states)
of Louisiana lies the masterpiece of the famed golfer,
Arnold Palmer, himself! The terrain of this 18-hole course is
adventurous and challenging even for the most
experienced golfer. Golfers can enjoy elevation changes
of up to 50 feet in some places.
4. Innisbrook Golf Resort
Four courses, one resort... just in the style of a true
Salamander resort! You can find this golfer’s paradise in
Palm Harbor, Florida, with frequent visits from PGA golfers
and amateurs alike. The resort most recently won Golf
Digest’s “2018 Best Golf Resorts in Florida” designation
along with 5 other recipients. This course should definitely
be on your southern golfing bucket list!
5. Golf Courses at the Greenbrier
And the Greenbrier makes yet another list! Who knew
their golf courses would give us the best of quite a few
“worlds”. The resort boasts 3 picturesque resort courses,
a private course, and 9-hole par-3 walking course. The
courses host both professional and private golfing events
6. The Honors Course
Regarded as one of the most “radical” courses in the
country because of its colorful brushes and green
landscape, Golf Digest names this course the best
in the entire state of Tennessee! The atmosphere is
almost eerily quiet and serene... a perfect landscape,
a golfer’s dream.
Who’s coming? Being a beginner myself-- so newly enthralled with the game, I’ve got to visit each of these beauties soon to get a few swings in and take in the gorgeous views! Happy Golfing!
- The Belle