Are you looking for a more fancy golf vacation with the family? If you’re in for a grand getaway and you have all the means to afford a fly-in golf resort, here are some golf vacation destinations that feature their own airstrips. This way, guests don’t have to deal with gridlocks on the freeway. On top of that, they enjoy more dramatic entrance to their chosen golf area.
Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, North Carolina is home to the highest private landing strip located at an elevation of 4432 feet. The famous country club designed by Scott Paul is located amid lush forest and fauna and offers every vacationer a picturesque 100-mile view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This luxurious spot features an on-site Outdoor Discovery Center that is a huge hit for families with children. Other must-see and experience finely crafted amenities form this golf resort include its multi-awarded clubhouse, championship golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, and organic garden. Exhilarating outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting are also available.
A resort on the northernmost tip of Key Largo, Florida named Ocean Reef Club features a runway that spans 4,456 feet. The club offers a pair of challenging championship 18-hole courses: The Dolphin Course with its trademark fairways of winding rows of tamarind, coconut palms and mahogany trees and other exotic landscaping, and; The Hammock Course that dips into a wildlife sanctuary of mangrove, tropical hardwood hammock and other endangered plant species. Apart from its Bruce Devlin and Robert Von Hagge-designed courses, Ocean Reef Club also features a 175-plus marina equipped with charter boats for cruising and fishing.
Lajitas Golf Resort of the historic Big Bend in Texas is a 27,000 acre golf vacation destination featuring a world-class 18-hole course dubbed as “Black Jack’s Crossing” and is noted for its lush fairways, tight greens, and plenty of bunkers and water hazards. Lajitas Golf Resort provides regular charter flight services to Houston, Midland, San Antonio and Austin.
Vacationers looking for a fly-in golf course in San Diego, California need not look for any other golf haven within the city. There’s Pauma Valley Country Club that features 2,700 feet runway and at least 20 hangars for its guests to park their jets. The golf resort on this Southern California gated community is a classic Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design and has already hosted high profile tournaments like the SCGA Senior Amateur Championship (2005), SCGA Mid-Amateur Championship (2004), and the SCGA Super Senior Amateur Championship (2005). Pauma Valley Country Club’s frequent guest includes Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player.
Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa located in Wallace, Nova Scotia of Canada is a Graham Cooked-designed course that also features a runway spanning 4885 feet. The resort was cited by Golf Digest as Best New Golf Course in Canada in 2011 and has since provided novel experiences to golfers of all skill levels. Fox Harb’r offers a myriad of facilities and services, so its guests can also enjoy other activities like sport shooting, fly fishing, nature trails, and private sightseeing tours among others. This way, every golf trip at this Canadian charm is always exciting and fulfilling.