Fathers Day is coming up soon. Why not gift him with an experience he’ll remember for years to come? Check out our top picks for East Coast golf courses to play with dad.
Fishers Island Club – Fishers Island, NY
Fishers Island is one of the most affluent places in the world, and its course has been ranked in one of the top 30 golf courses. A 7-mile-long island in the Long Island Sound, this course offers a secluded environment to enjoy golf with dad on Fathers Day or any other holiday.
Pinehurst Resort – Pinehurst, NC
With 8 championship golf courses, you can take your pick at Pinehurst Resort! Located in beautiful North Carolina, it’s the largest golf resort in the United States. When you’re not playing golf, enjoy a relaxing hot stone/Swedish massage at the Spa nearby.
Kiawah Island Ocean Course – Kiawah Island, SC
Home to five golf courses, Kiawah Island is a beautiful destination for a luxury summer vacation with your family. Pete Dye’s Ocean Course is a fan favorite and was home to the 2012 PGA Championship. Offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean on every hole, and challenging conditions on every shot, it’s the ideal course to improve your game, while enjoying some quality time with dad.
Seaside at Sea Island Golf Club – Sea Island, GA
Bordering St. Simons Sound, Seaside offers an easy walk around creeks and dunes, in a charming, southern environment. Architectured in 1929 and renovated in 1999, it’s now home to the McGladrey Classic and a fantastic destination for any golf enthusiast.
Red Course at Streamsong Resort – Streamsong, FL
Thoughtfully designed by legendary architects, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, this course is an exciting one to play. It is composed of purified sand, wild dunes and wide open space, and features a natural Biarritz that runs through the middle of the putting surface, which makes for some really fun puts. Red Course is a nonstop adventure that’s sure to up your game – and dad’s too!
Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head, SC
Built by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, this course has hosted the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic golf tournament since it first opened in 1969. If you’re vacationing in Hilton Head this summer, it’s the perfect father-son outing. If you go, make sure you take a snapshot of the iconic striped lighthouse behind the 18th green, and archive it, along with all of your other special memories, in your FamilyArc digital family archive!
Pine Valley Golf Club – Clementon, NJ
You may not be able to get dad on the green at Pine Valley — this course is invitation-only, and it’s pretty hard to get an invite to play. But you can at least take him inside to see the course during the Crump Cup — America’s Premier Amateur Tournament, hosted there annually, usually in September. The cost for the event is only $20, and it’s open to the public. Considered a ‘fortress’ in the golf community, this exclusive, world-famous course is a treat your dad will never forget!
The Country Club Brookline – Chestnut Hill, MA
Counted among the first 100 golf clubs in the country, and one of the five that founded the US Golf Association, The Country Club Brookline is still considered to be the best golf course in Massachusetts. Give your dad a taste of history with a trip to this legendary landmark.
What are some of your favorite places to golf along the East Coast? Share your experiences in the comments below!