This article was sourced from Golf Digest.

The trend is unmistakable, travel industry members say. Once mainly the province of men, the annual golf getaway is changing fast. These days more and more women are loading up their clubs and hitting the road, experiencing the singular joy of a multiday golf vacation.

“It’s fantastic to see,” says Teresa Zamboni, co-owner of Nancy Lopez Golf Adventures, a Florida-based company that specializes in women’s group trips. “It’s time for women to enjoy the same things guys have been doing for years.”

Zamboni’s company, which she cofounded in 2014 with fellow LPGA professional Sue Powers, runs about a dozen trips a year (and Nancy Lopez comes along). This year’s trip to the Solheim Cup had 150 women—“and I could have brought 200 if we had the hotel space for them,” Zamboni says.

Women’s golf excursions tend to be a little different from the typical guys’ trip. They’re generally more well-rounded, for one, with time set aside for activities other than golf. They often are less about competition and more about companionship. It’s not unusual to find the players wearing matching outfits.

The important thing is, one size doesn’t fit all. Below, we’ll share stories of seven successful women’s golf trips, advice from participants on how to make the most of a golf vacation and our new list of the 33 best U.S. destinations for women’s golf getaways—a list that was created by surveying female golfers nationwide.



Aviara G.C., San Diego. Hugging the Pacific, this resort features a variety of wellness options. Plus, it’s within 30 minutes of museums, food and shopping.

Bandon (Ore.) Dunes G. Resort. It lacks the luxurious appointments and nongolf diversions of some resorts but more than makes up for it with six world-class courses and an all-are-welcome vibe.

The Boulders, Scottsdale. Visually stunning desert resort offers a pair of 18s with multiple women’s tees and plentiful restrooms. Off-course activities include rock climbing lessons, horses, hot-air ballooning.

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo. Elegant hotel has two courses and a spa overlooking the Rockies. It’s also popular for women’s fly-fishing getaways.

Edgewood Tahoe, Stateline, Nev. Dramatic finishing holes feature gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe with the Sierra Mountains as a backdrop.

Half Moon Bay (Calif.) G. Links. Just 30 miles from the San Francisco airport, two seaside courses are framed by cliffs and wildflowers. Admire all from the five-star hotel’s Adirondack chairs and fire pits.

Hualalai G. Cse., The Big Island, Hawaii. Rooms look over the ocean, one of seven pools or the course. Off-course activities include ukulele lessons, sea kayaking and volcano hikes.

Kapalua Golf, Maui, Hawaii. There are two incredibly scenic courses with a history of women’s golf and all the activities that make Maui great, from beaches and hiking to shopping and fine dining.

Ojai (Calif.) Valley Inn. Its secluded course has tested pros and celebrities—but it’s the spa, artist cottage and apothecary that make this destination stand out.

Pebble Beach (Calif.) Resorts. This legendary resort has a history of women’s golf, starting with the 1940 Women’s U.S. Amateur. Soon: the ’23 U.S. Women’s Open.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, Calif. Magnificent views abound at this coastal resort with two 18s, luxurious locker rooms and a five-star spa.

Pronghorn Resort, Bend, Ore. From spa to upscale dining, every detail is designed to enhance the high-desert landscape. Home to two beautiful courses, one by Jack Nicklaus, the other by Tom Fazio.

Sunriver Resort, Bend, Ore. Set among lush woodlands, meadows and wetlands, four courses change with the seasons, just like the innovative menus at the on-site restaurants.

Troon North G.C., Scottsdale. Navigate elevation changes, tricky bunkers and challenging greens on your own or with help from a caddie/forecaddie. You won’t find many better golf shops for women’s merchandise.

Wailea G.C., Maui, Hawaii. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views on almost every hole of the resort’s three courses and unwind at gorgeous, gold-sand beaches, the luxurious spa and dozens of restaurants and lounges.


Boyne Resorts, Boyne Falls, Mich. With extra daylight on the edge of EST, visitors can pack days with 10 courses, lakeside bike rides and carriage rides on old-timey Mackinac Island.

Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Mich. The Mountain Ridge course offers panoramic views and high elevations; Betsie Valley presents narrow fairways and protected greens. Forward tees take out any forced carries.

Forest Dunes, Roscommon, Mich. This woodsy getaway has two top courses, one of them the “reversible” Loop, and a welcoming attitude. Women get discounted green fees midweek.

French Lick (Ind.) Resort. Midwestern gem has LPGA ties dating to the 1960s. There are weekly women’s clinics, a Legends Tour Hall of Fame, two undulating courses and a nonsmoking casino.

Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Mich. The Bear is demanding, with 11 forced carries, but two other 18s ensure variety. Afterward, try the spa, axe-throwing, casino, Wine Coast or Traverse City lights.

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