Tee Time! The Top 10 Golf Courses for Dad
TPC Sawgrass Golf Course (Photo: Erik Perfectance/Flickr)
Father’s Day is an occasion to give your dad what he really wants: a few peaceful hours, alone with his thoughts and his pals, on the golf course. Golf is the ultimate decompression for many people, and it can also be one of the best ways for fathers and their children to bond. It’s about friendly competition, breathtaking nature, and being somewhere where you’re practically unreachable. It’s about a true moment of calm. So if you want to get your father the gift of relaxation, consider a golf vacation.
Here are the 10 most-searched golf destinations on Yahoo Search and what dads should look forward to if they’re lucky enough to spend a day there.
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1. TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Whether you watch The Players Championship every year or you just play a lot of Tiger Woods PGA Tour on your Xbox, you’re familiar with this storied destination. With two courses designed by the revered Pete Dye, you’ll be playing on the hallowed ground where Phil Mickelson and Greg Norman have been crowned champion.
Tee off: The par-3 “Island Green,” surrounded by water, is one of the world’s most famous holes.
Pebble Beach Golf Course (Photo: BeautySeeer/Flickr)
2. Pebble Beach Golf Course - Pebble Beach, Calif.
In an area with four golf courses and three resorts, this is an ideal place for dads to spend an afternoon golfing while the rest of the family hangs out at the spa or pool. The Pebble Beach Golf Links course itself has been named the country’s top public course by Golf Digest, and it features the stunning Pacific Coast and cliffside vistas.
Tee off: In 2019, the U.S. Open will be back at Pebble Beach for the sixth time.
(See also: Top Father’s Day Resort Packages)
Harbor Shores Golf Course (Photo: Jacob Vanderheyden/Flickr)