Combining travel with a passion or a favorite activity can turn ordinary vacations into extraordinary vacations. Here we look at extraordinary Golf vacations. So whether you love to golf, or you love a golfer, here are 5 getaways that are sure to please! #5 - The Kapalua Villas Luxury Homes; Maui, Hawaii Have you ever dreamed about playing on a PGA course? The Plantation is where the PGA tour starts every year and Kapalua is home to the Plantation and the Bay golf courses. It is also home to the SBS Championship as well as the Kapalua LPGA Classic. Kapalua is the premier destination for a luxurious Hawaiian vacation with white sand beaches, breathtaking views, and Championship golf courses just steps away. Guests can enjoy everything from golf, spa, shopping and activities for everyone. The Kapalua Villas offer one to five bedroom private and luxury villas. Kapalua is the complete Hawaii experience. #4 - Park Hyatt Aviara; Carlsbad, CA Named by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the best resort golf courses in America, and the "#1 Golf Resort in Southern California" according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, the Aviara Golf Club overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon. The only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Aviara features a memorable coastal layout, par 72, 18 holes over 7,007 yards uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides and plenty of bunker and water challenges. The course is complemented by premier golf facilities that include a driving range, putting and pitching greens and an industry-leading GPS system on their golf carts. The Kip Puterbaugh's Aviara Golf Academy is located on-site and is the longest running golf school in the Western United States. Sound good? There's more...a five-diamond spa, surfing, kayaking, blissful relaxation on the sandy beaches and Camp Hyatt for the little ones. All this at a resort that sits just 20 minutes north of San Diego, CA. #3 - Kiawah Island Golf Resort; South Carolina There are many small islands off the coast of South Carolina. One of our favorites for golf is Kiawah Island, home to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Golf Magazine agrees with us as they voted Kiawah Island Golf Resort "#1 Resort in the U.S.". Home to five award-winning championship golf courses, including the Ocean Course, home of the 2007 Senior PGA and 2012 PGA Championships, they offer challenging play for golfers of all levels. A variety of recreational activities including kayaking, nature tours, bicycling and beach fun assure everyone in the family a good time. On the island, many dining choices are to be found including Tomasso at Turtle Point, Jasmine Porch, The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course and The Ocean Room. #2 - Club Med Sandpiper Bay; Florida Share perfect family vacations under the warm Floridian sunshine at Club Med Sandpiper Bay. This is the ideal resort to improve your game with their international Golf Academy. Enjoy their newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course. Their Club Med Academy offers private golf lessons, lessons on the mental game, fitness as it pertains to the game of golf and video swing and stroke analysis. #1 - Crystal Cruises 7-night Emerald Isles Escape Golf Cruise Golf surrounds you on this Crystal Cruises golf themed cruise from Dublin to London. Onboard, qualified instructors and PGA pros work with you, plus golf celebrities discuss the PGA tour. Optional Crystal shore excursions allow you to hit the links in places like Dublin, Belfast, Holyhead and Liverpool. Whether you love golf or you love a golfer, everyone will love Crystal Cruises all-inclusive value. To learn more about any of the above golf travel opportunities, contact a Luxury Cruise & Vacation Expert today.
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