Top flight five-star golf resorts usually become well known over time. A listing of some of the best golf resorts on the continent will often include Pinehurst, The Greenbrier, the Disney golf complex near Orlando, The Broadmoor, The Boulders, Kiawah Island, and the American Club, including Whistling Straits, and Blackwolf Run. Virtually all of these top flight resorts have hosted either national tournaments or PGA tour events. Shipping golf clubs and luggage via Shipsticks or Fed Ex to any of these great golf resorts will prove worthwhile. Here are some other resorts that you may not have heard of:
The Grand Del Mar Resort – San Diego
The Grand Del Mar is the only five-star rated resort in the San Diego area and one of the golf resorts to ship your golf clubs to. The Tom Fazio-designed course is championship caliber. Luxuriate at the spa and indulge in magnificent accommodations at this Mediterranean estate in northern San Diego County. The resort includes multiple swimming pools and tennis courts as well as a five-star restaurant. Ship your golf clubs directly to The Grand Del Mar for a more carefree trip.
The resort offers packages that include a round of golf at the famed Torrey Pines South course, which has hosted the U.S. Open. Luxury transportation is included in to and from Torrey Pines in La Jolla. If superb golf instruction is on your list of priorities, note that Stockton Golf has expanded to include corporate events and private lessons at The Grand Del Mar.
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Jasper, Alberta, Canada
This five-star rated resort nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies opened in 1922 and was remodeled in 2001. Some rankings have put Jasper Park at the very top of the list of best golf resorts in Canada. Play a round in the morning and head south on the Icefields Parkway to experience dramatic vistas that include jagged peaks and glaciers. Then retire to the rustic elegance of the main lodge in the evening. Simplify your trip across the border by shipping sports equipment and even luggage right to Jasper Park Lodge.
Diamanté Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Ship your golf clubs to this newer resort in Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Golf Digest named Diamanté the number one new international golf course in 2010. It a lesser known destination mainly because it is part of a 1500 acre oceanfront complex that has been more recently developed.
Kathrine Kreger enjoys freelance writing for travel and food blogs. She frequently travels throughout the country with her husband for his work, and both are avid golfers.