This may be the perfect excuse to plan a golfing vacation to some of the following warm winter destinations. Click on the links to view a selection of homes, condos and resorts offered on 1st Choice in these locations:
Orlando and the Central Florida area is much more than a magical kingdom, itís a world-class golf destination. Orlando is home to 150 golf courses within and just outside the city limits. Disney world offers 5 courses within the parkís boundaries. Find out why so many of the PGA tours top players call Orlando area their home. With plenty of world-class golf courses to choose from for every level of the game, it is no wonder why Orlando is one of the major golf destinations every year.
Naples / Marco Island, Florida
The amazing backdrop of blooming roses, gardenias, hibiscus and begonias, coupled with a tropical climate, helps to explain why the southwest coast of Florida has one of the highest concentrations of golf courses in the country. Throughout the Ft. Meyers / Naples / Marco Island corridor, there is a large selection of private courses as well as big-name designed courses open to the public.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The golf-rich Route 17 known as ďThe StandĒ runs for 60 miles from Georgetown, South Carolina, through Myrtle Beach, to Southport, North Carolina. Visitors simply refer to the area as Myrtle Beach, which is made up of the sub-areas of Pawleys Island, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Atlantic Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River and Calabash. With nearly 120 courses, and 10-20 courses in each sub-area there are plenty of choices for all price ranges.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island offers access to world renowned courses, but offers much more then just Golf. History buffs will enjoy learning about the Gullah past - a unique African-American culture that dominated the island after planters were forced out after the civil war. In addition to golf, boating, biking and shopping options abound on the island, sure to entertain any family member.
Palm Springs, California
In Palm Springs you will find the perfect environment for enjoying and improving your game: abundant sunshine, low humidity, dramatic desert scenery and more than 110 Palm Springs golf courses from which to choose. Palm Springs golf course designers include such top names as Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Ted Robinson. The desert offers much more then golf including horseback riding, tennis, hiking and more.
None of the islandís 17 courses are more than an hourís drive from another, including an hour ferry ride to two outstanding courses on neighboring island Lanai. Since all of Mauiís courses lie on the coastline or the side of a mountain or volcano, outstanding views are always included. The majority of Mauiís golfing opportunities are situated in the islandís four major west-coast resorts Ė Makena, Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua.