With beautiful natural backdrops and dramatic landscapes, golf courses offer some of the most inspiring experiences, whether you’re a die-hard player or a recreational duffer.
When it comes to hitting the links on vacation, Owners can conveniently find world-class golf with Starwood Vacation Network. And when you putt your way around our collection of courses you’ll be playing on the designs of some of the most well-known golf architects in the world, including Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.
No matter your level of experience or where you’re spending your next villa resort vacation, you’ll find some of the best courses in the world are easily accessible from our resorts. According to the 16th annual Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Poll, several sister properties to our villa resorts were named to the list of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” including The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and Atlantis, Paradise Island.
So get ready to pack your clubs and reserve your tee time for a round (or more) at these top courses.
Prince Golf Course and Makai Golf Course, Princeville, Hawai‘i
Challenging game terrain and breathtaking bluff-top views characterize the emerald greens of Kaua‘i, including The Prince Golf Course, named Hawaii’s best by Golf Digest, and the championship Makai Golf Course (pictured), beautifully balanced between the ocean and mountains. Both courses are within close proximity of the resort to delight players of every skill level. To reserve, call your Personal Concierge at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas at 888 281 0040.
PGA Village, Port. St. Lucie, Florida
Walk the footsteps of legends at the one and only PGA Village™, with 54 holes of championship greens by design masters Tom Fazio and Pete Dye between the Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses. Also within the PGA Village is the impressive PGA Center for Golf, Learning and Performance, 35 acres of greens with 100 full-swing practice stations, a cutting-edge golf fitness center and PGA pros to teach you. For more info or to reserve, contact PGA Village at 800 800 4653.
Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Encircled by Arizona’s majestic mountains, the Kierland Golf Club provides three immaculate 18-hole combinations from championship-style nines—the Mesquite, Acacia and Ironwood. Besides managing the courses, Troon Golf also offers panoramic PGA instruction, with daily group clinics and personalized lessons. Treat yourself to custom-fitted clubs from proFIT built by Cool Clubs or one-on-ones with a Class A PGA member at LaBauve Academy. Contact the Concierge at 480 624 1702 for reservations. Or book a tee time online
Gary Player Signature Course and Pete Dye Course, Rancho Mirage, California
Two immaculate 18-hole golf courses await just outside your villa, one designed by world-renowned golf architect Pete Dye, and the other by Gary Player, which was described by Golf Magazine
as “what may be the best golf course in the Palm Springs area—difficult, well-designed and joyful.” An on-site Troon Golf Academy offers expert, yet easy-to-understand instruction and video analysis to help you lower your scores. Reserve a tee time online
or call the Concierge at The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas at 760 202 6229.
Royal Ka‘anapali Course and Ka‘anapali Kai Course, Maui, Hawai‘i
The perfect emerald greens for every skill level beckon, with a dozen golf courses just moments from the resort, including the Royal Ka‘anapali Course and the Ka‘anapali Kai Course. Whatever challenging round you choose to take on, your game will no doubt be invigorated by the ideal climate and breathtaking scenery surrounding you. To reserve, call your Personal Concierge at The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas at 888 469 8119.
Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert, California
Two award-winning championship courses—considered 36 holes of the Coachella Valley’s best plays—converge in one legendary golf destination at the Desert Willow Golf Resort. Surrounded by the spectacular Santa Rosa Mountains, you can choose to hazard the challenging terrain and water features of the Firecliff or relish a more relaxing round on the inspiring Mountain View course. For information, contact the Concierge Desk at The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert at 760 636 7050.
Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club
Championship, Troon-managed golf and instruction put you in full summer swing at the award-winning Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II course is encompassed by views of Mt. Werner and the Yampa Valley. It was also named in the 100 Best Golf Resorts by Fairways magazine. To arrange a tee time, visit the Concierge Desk at Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas, or call ahead at 970 871 6513.
Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
With more than 100 courses in the area it’s easy to find fairways with a variety of hazards, bunkers and designs. But the closest to Sheraton Broadway Plantation is the Pine Lakes Country Club, known as “The Granddaddy” for being Myrtle Beach’s first golf course. For tee times, please contact the resort’s Golf and Entertainment Desk at 843 913 3542.
Mahogany Run, St. Thomas, USVI
Carved on a mountaintop along St. Thomas’ nearby north shore, just a short ferry and taxi away from The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, the Tom Fazio-designed Mahogany Run Golf Course is one of the Caribbean’s top courses, with holes edging dramatic cliffs and the culminating Devil’s Triangle of oceanside challenges. For tee time reservations, contact the Vacation Services Desk at 340 693 8000.
Miniature Golf Courses
For fun the whole family can enjoy, three of our villa resorts feature mini golf on-site. Check out the courses at Sheraton Vistana Resort, Sheraton Broadway Plantation and The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort (pictured).
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