For many golfers, the tranquility of a golfing weekend away is irresistible. And with some of the most prestigious courses are in the most private locations, this makes them unreachable for those without a private plane at their disposal.
Yet, you don’t have to own a private plane to travel in one. This list of five luxury golf destinations accessible by private plane for a weekend away from it all, you can enjoy these exclusive courses with peace and enjoyment. If you are planning on traveling for business, it doesn’t hurt to get a couple swings in. After all, you work hard. You deserve this.
#1 PGA National
PGA National is home to five courses; Estates Course, the Squier Course, the Fazio course, the Palmer Course, and the Champion Course designed by Jack Nicklaus. It won Golf Week’s best new private club in 2010.
The club’s central location in the Palm Beach Area makes it perfect for a weekend away. The exclusive, life-style atmosphere makes a round of golf here unforgettable. The facilities include a pro-shop, restaurant/lounges, and deluxe guest rooms. You will land at the the luxurious Palm Beach Int’l Airport, which was named the 7th Best Airport in the World in Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
#2 TPC Sawgrass
The iconic home to The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass’ 17th Hole has become known as “The Graveyard.” It’s long considered the home one of the most challenging golf holes – a par-3 featuring a green that sits between two water hazards.
The club resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and guests can take advantage of various on-site amenities. These include the famous Stadium Course designed by Pete Dye, two restaurants, and a fully-equipped spa. Visitors to this Florida beach typically fly to Jacksonville International Airport.
#3 Colusa Pines Golf Club
Colusa Pines is one of the most private courses in the world, operating on invitation only. This private club is located in Naples, Florida and is 15 miles from Naples and is ranked 74th on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses of 2021-202. The Calusa Pines Golf Club, designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, Calusa Pines opened in 2001, as the vision of owner Gary Chensoff.
The club allows male and female members. It’s considered a destination course, which means the golf course itself is not the primary focus. The facilities include a restaurant, a golf pro shop, and overnight accommodations for either visiting members or guests. Naples Airport is the closest airport to the club.
#4 Ocean Golf Club Course
Tom Weiskopf designed the 7,100-yard Ocean Golf Club Course. The stunning course is considered one of the finest and comfortably sits within the world’s top 100 golf courses. The golf course itself is considered a masterpiece, and the club has been named one of the best in the Caribbean.
The club is located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas’ heart and offers guests a full range of amenities. This includes a wide range of luxury accommodations, dining options, and spa treatments.
#5 Belleair Country Club
Belleair Country Club has been around for over 120 years, and legendary architect Donald Ross designed its first 18-hole incarnation in 1915. Many name Belleair Country Club as one of America’s top 50 golf courses.
The golf club offers all the desirable amenities, including a pro shop, restaurant and bar, and overnight accommodations, making it a great location for a weekend away. Passengers will generally fly to St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport.