8 Golf Resorts That Have Recently Upped Their Game

By Scott Shetler, January 3, 2018

These eight golf resorts have teed up expanded amenities or renovated courses in an effort to attract more tournaments and industry events. Here is a look at some of the facilities that remain at the forefront of the sport.

Pebble Beach Resorts
Pebble Beach, Calif.

Renowned major championship site Pebble Beach, California, continues to step up its game in advance of its 100th anniversary in 2019. Named for its location near the first tee, Fairway One became the fifth major meeting facility at Pebble Beach Resorts in August with a 2,500-sq.-ft. reception space suitable for up to 225 guests. The resort hosts the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open. 

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
Naples, Fla.

Several South Florida golf resorts have upgraded their facilities in the past year. Leading the way is The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which completed a $9 million redesign of its course, led by the sport’s living legend, Jack Nicklaus. The resort has 34,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, plus multiple beachfront lawns and terraces. 

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, Penn.

Golf experts often consider Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort among the country’s best public courses. In July, the Pittsburgh-area resort opened a second course, Shepherd’s Rock, designed by World Golf Hall of Famer Pete Dye. Groups visiting Nemacolin can take advantage of the on-site conference center’s 30 total meeting rooms, ballrooms and boardrooms.

Prince Waikiki and Golf Club
Honolulu

Palm trees, lakes and white-sand bunkers highlight the Arnold Palmer- and Ed Seay-designed 27-hole course at Hawaii Prince Golf Club. In addition to renovating the 7,000-sq.-ft. Pi’inaio Ballroom, the resort added three group function rooms, named for each of the historic streams that once flowed into the area.

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These eight golf resorts have teed up expanded amenities or renovated courses in an effort to attract more tournaments and industry events.

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