The following three timeshare resorts were named in GOLF Magazine's 2010 Premier Resorts as Gold Medal Resorts winners, based on accommodations, service, and golf course. These resorts have also been consistently ranked in the list of Top 100 Courses You Can Play by GOLF Magazine.
- Four Seasons Residence Club Scottsdale at Troon North
Scottsdale, AZ, features two 18-hole courses – Pinnacle and Monument – designed by legendary golfer Tom Weiskopf. Rentals start at $164/night. Own for only $695. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.
- The Ritz-Carlton Club Kapalua Bay
Kapalua, HI, strikes the right balance of rural spirit and world-class sophistication. Golfers will rejoice in the Plantation Course's broad fairways and enormous greens, and find the Pacific winds and costal terrain challenging. Not to be forgotten are The Bay and Village courses with their awe-inspiring views and mountainous landscape. Rentals at this luxury resort start at $750/night.
- Harborside Resort at Atlantis
Paradise Island, Bahamas, features Ocean Club Golf Course, another Tom Weiskopf-designed course. Stunningly beautiful, the course offers guests over 7,100 yards of championship golf with amazing views of the Bahamian coastline. Rentals start at $164/night. Own for $1,900.
The RedWeek web site has a special section that lists many golf-friendly timeshare resorts where golf destinations that are highlighted include:
Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler is the site of three notable courses, including Arnold Palmer's first Canadian design, the Whistler Golf Club; the Chateau Whistler Golf Club, sitting at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains offers breathtaking views.
Myrtle Beach, SC. Often referred to as the "seaside golf capital of the world," Myrtle Beach's more than 100 golf courses include the popular River Oaks Golf Plantation, Belle Terre Golf Course, Myrtlewood Golf Club, Cane Patch Golf Course, and many more. Combined with its location directly on Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach tops any list of Mid-Atlantic destinations.
Many timeshare rentals are available at these and other great golf destinations.
(Harborside photo credit - gogolfandtravel.com)