5 Great Bachelor Party Golf Destinations
So, you’re getting married – or your buddy is. Either way, as the bride plans for her big day, you and the guys get to plan for yours – the ultimate bachelor party!
As the last fling before the ring, consider a great round of golf at one of these five great GolfNow courses, each conveniently located near nightlife destinations perfect for howling at the moon.
5. New Orleans, LA- The TPC of Louisiana
“The Big Easy” is a wonderful place to party bayou style. Before you hit Bourbon Street or the French Quarter for a wild night of fun, take a short drive across the Mississippi and play 18 at the TPC of Louisiana, home of the PGA’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
This Pete Dye designed course is a true challenge and is lined by beautiful oak and cypress trees throughout the design. If you can navigate your way around the sand traps and wetland areas, this course can be very playable for the average golfer and consistently receives top marks from publications like GolfWeek and Golf Digest.
4. Miami, FL- Trump National Doral Miami
Miami is known as much for its beautiful people, its hot nightclubs and outrageous South Beach scene, as its magnificent golf courses. Play one of the multiple courses at Donald Trump’s National Doral Miami for an unforgettable golf experience. The Great White course is less expensive, designed by Greg Norman, always in fantastic condition, and brings water into play on 14 of the 18 holes.
3. San Diego, CA- Aviara Golf Club
“America’s Finest City” is home to many activities. Whether you want to party in the Gaslamp District, catch a Padres baseball game or deep-sea fish, beautiful San Diego is the place to be. It’s also home to Aviara Golf Club.
Aviara’s memorable 18-hole coastal layout is the only course in San Diego designed by Arnold Palmer. The panoramic vistas and stunning terrain create a series of unforgettable shot-making challenges. Framed by native wildflowers, the challenging layout winds through rolling valleys of Carlsbad and La Costa, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Many have commented that a round of golf at Aviara is like “playing golf in a botanical garden.”
2. Scottsdale, AZ- Troon North Golf Club
Visit Scottsdale in the Spring and you can fulfill all of your outdoor thrill seeking. Surrounded by the McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale is not only an outdoor paradise, but is one of the homes of the Cactus League (MLB Spring Training). Play 18 in the morning at Troon North Golf Club and take in a Spring Training game at Scottsdale Stadium (San Francisco Giants) in the afternoon.
Troon North is true desert golf at its finest. Ranked annually by all the major golf publications, the course layout on either of the two courses (Pinnacle or Monument) provides a serene desert setting. The course winds its way through natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. The service is excellent, the course is always in top condition and the price is just right for this jewel of the desert.
1. Las Vegas, NV- Bali Hai Golf Club
The No. 1 bachelor party destination in America is Sin City, that’s no secret. After a long night at the tables or carousing in the city that never sleeps, you don’t want to endure a long car ride to play some golf. That is why golf in Vegas should be played at Bali Hai. Location and service are Bali Hai’s calling cards.
The course is located five minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The course itself is surreal. It feels like you have been transported to a tropical paradise in the desert. Many hotels will shuttle you right to the course and their forecaddie program provides an enjoyable experience as they will guide you throughout your round and cater to your every need. Add in the transplanted tropical vegetation, the magnificent holes (island-green 16th is diabolical, yet fun) and the nearby scenery, and it’s no wonder Golf Digest named it one of its Top 50 Resort Courses in the country.