Tricks From The World of Golf Travel: April 2024

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Since GolfPass first launched in 2020, we’ve always kept this paragraph locked and critical. Just GolfPass subscribers can access our regular row,” Secrets from the World of Golf Travel,” for insider tricks and information about golf vacation. This quarter, we’re allowing anyone and everyone to see what we we offer. It’s part travel, piece magazine and piece travel guide. Anyone connected to golfing travel is considered fair game. We hope you enjoy the material, and if we decide to switch it once, sign up for GolfPass to continue to follow along. These goes:
A” constant” journey for golf

The Villa Vie Odyssey offers two-week golf vacations to exotic locations all over the world. Courtesy picture
The Villa Vie Odyssey, a steady, personal world cruise that will attend 147 states and 7 countries starting this May, has created new leisure activities for golfers. For$ 399/day, golf can choose their own experiences in exotic golfing areas such as Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, Netherlands, the Baltic Sea, Iceland, Greenland, Canada and New England. On the ship, sailors may have access to unlimited opportunities to practice, personal instruction from a PGA Professional, and access to a golf simulator. Each “golf vacation” may be up to two weeks longer. For example, you can enjoy six courses each on three ago- to- again- to- back legs from London to Copenhagen during the” Kingdom of the Netherlands” portion of the journey, the” European Beauties” from Copenhagen to Warnemunde, Germany, or the” Golfing Fjords” from Warnemunde to Reykjavik, Iceland. Six more courses are included on the sail from Canada to New England. Other choices include fewer courses, but they are arguably even more epic off-the-boat excursions. For more information, visit the golf portion of the website.
A Northern Michigan golf adventure
We first met Stevens Tombrink in 2021 while playing The Bear, a course with the appropriately named Jack Nicklaus, at Grand Traverse Resort just outside of Traverse City, Michigan. He and his son are considering taking a second golf vacation this summer because they adore northern Michigan so much. Bombrink emailed to inquire about his schedule. The itinerary that Tombrink put together on his own was fantastic, with flying in and out of Grand Rapids to play The Revenge at Manistee National on the way “up north,” followed by Belvedere, The Torch at A- Ga- Ming Golf Resort, Arcadia Bluffs, Mountain Ridge at Crystal Mountain, and Manitou Passage. He did n’t include Forest Dunes, Shanty Creek, and Treetops, three other incredible resorts that are a little bit of a drive from where he’d be staying, when he asked what he was missing. You ca n’t do northern Michigan all at once, he says after some email exchanges. We’ve been suggesting this to golfers for decades. He’s going to Treetops for five courses, including a stop at Forest Dunes the next time, and will be doing it in American Dunes and at least one round at Shanty Creek this time. Well played! Just so you know, we’re always happy to act as a golf concierge if you have questions about where to go on a trip, where to play, and what to eat when you stay there, as long as you do n’t mind us writing about the trip.
A new Scottish golf resort

We’re always delighted when new golfer-friendly lodgings are introduced overseas. We’ve stayed in some quirky bed-and-breakfasts and quirky hotels that simply do n’t have the amenities golfers need, such as early breakfast options, golf club storage, elevators for dragging clubs to the room, and drying areas to sort out the rain gear after a wicked, wet day. If it’s a really cool historic venue, you might as well forgive the lack of modern comforts. The brand-new SCHLOSS Roxburghe, which is located an hour from Edinburgh, opened in 2023 and features completely new accommodations provided by Destination Hyatt. This restored estate house hotel added 58 new rooms, a spa and 12 two- bedroom cottages. The adjacent 18- hole championship golf course, interspersed among rivers and woodlands, gets solid reviews on GolfPass. A review from June 2023 reads:” Excellent course in Excellent condition excellent greens. To succeed, you must hit the fairways. Bunkers are everywhere, so you need to update your game. Nicely picturesque signature hole If in the borders a must play course”.
New airport for snowbird golfers

At the PGA Riviera Maya in Mexico, you can play golf in the Mayan jungle. Courtesy of’ u668785914 ‘
In Quintana Roo, Mexico, a new international airport, Felipe Carrillo Puerto International Airport ( TQO ) or Felipe Carrillo Puerto, opened last December, giving snow-golfers another option for international flights besides the Cancun International Airport ( CUN). South of Cancun, Tulum is most famous for its Mayan ruins and its less- crowded beaches. A number of airlines already have flights scheduled to begin, according to this report from afar.com:

American Airlines: American will fly twice daily from Dallas/Fort Worth and daily from Charlotte and MiamiDelta Air Lines: daily service between Atlanta and Tulum will begin on March 28JetBlue: daily service from New York’s JFK will begin in JuneSpirit Airlines: Spirit will fly seven days a week from Fort Lauderdale and OrlandoUnited Airlines: daily service to Tulum will be offered from Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago O’Hare, and Houston
Mayakoba, a former PGA TOUR host and current LIV golf host, is included on Tulumgolf.com, but it’s only a good two hours north. Golfers who want to play the PGA Riviera Maya should book a stay at the Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal.