“The summer lease is too short a date” for two groups of people: fans of William Shakespeare’s sonnets and the thousands of golfers who live in the winter-stricken half of North America. The imminent end of the snow-covered greens pushes devoted players to pull every hole out of the fall cold.
The following collection of golf hotspots includes both courses in cooler climates that fight the leaves that fall until winter zero, as well as tropical courses keeping the fairways open when they start. to cool down after sweltering, humid summers. Either way, there is some choice golf to play in the fall, so bring a sweater.
Sandals Emerald Bay – Great Exuma, Bahamas: Greg Norman has created many beautiful golf courses during his career as a designer. For example, any player traveling to Cabo San Lucas should make a point of visiting the new 18 holes at Rancho San Lucas. Still, Norman brought a Pebble Beach vibe to the Bahamas with his runway at Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma. With six holes out of the last nine that run along the Atlantic, golfers only set off after admiring the view of the windswept turquoise waves.
For a quick tip, plan your departure time for mid or late afternoon when the sticky temperatures cool down a few degrees. This makes a round of golf more comfortable and ends with a beautiful sunset.
The Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club – Springfield, NJ: Recently reopened after renovations made possible by the Covid-19 slowdown, the famous Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club will once again welcome players as the leaves fall. The only golf club to host a US Open and a Women’s US Open on two different courses, Baltusrol has hosted at least nine major championships in its existence, depending on how you count over the decades. You need to be a member or invited to get started, so make some friends.
Blackwolf Run Thermal Baths – Kohler, Wisconsin.: Newly opened to entertain golf fans around the world just in time for the arrival of the 2021 Ryder Cup this fall in nearby Whistling Strait, The Baths of Blackwolf Run is more than just a 10-hole par three set. which offers a “homage to KohlerCo. 128-year history of excellence in bathroom design” —if we can forgive a little marketing clumsiness. Co-designed by Herb Kohler himself, the baths Link style keeps the distance below 180 meters and threatens frequent soaking for your Pro V1.
Dog’s teeth at Casa de Campos – Dominican Republic:
Pete Dye has designed some of the world’s most famous golf courses, so when he chose his dog teeth as his final resting place, you know he thought it was special. After a long downturn from Covid, the Teeth are open and sharp now. The course is known for its seven holes overlooking the bubbling Caribbean Sea. Be sure to stop by and pay your respects to Dye as his ashes are scattered in a pot bunker at # 8.
Players can stay at the Casa de Campos Resort with full golf packages or at the new Live Aqua property in Punta Cana, a short drive from the island.
Nassau Country Club – Glen Cove, NY: Nestled east of Queens in the verdant and friendly confines of Long Island since 1896, the Nassau Country Club has just completed a Fazio Design renovation. The work restored the greens to a more historically accurate layout and moved the bunkers to a difficult modern distance from the tees. 21st Century players with advanced equipment that could detonate it over old bunkers on the fly will now find these sand traps back in-game.
The Arthur Hills Course in Boyne Highlands – Harbor Springs, Michigan.: An Upper Michigan ski resort for half the year, Boyne Highlands becomes a golfer’s paradise when the sun shines just outside the resort town of Petoskey. The Highlands offers five Michigan 10 courses – a remarkable set of courses that take advantage of the natural beauty of the Lake District.
In the fall, as fall colors take over the area, Michigan’s 10 best golfing experience is the Arthur Hills Course. Named after the legendary course designer, the Hills is built amidst dense forest and built to exist in peace with the natural landscape. When the weather cools, the tree-lined holes turn to oil paintings while the foliage turns red, orange and yellow. Players are advised to keep their mobile phone camera handy.