6 Great Places to Golf in the Winter
Ready to expand your golfing options for the new year? We’ve gathered a list of six top warm-weather destinations* in the continental United States for those dreaming to escape winter and enjoy a perfect day of golf.
#1 Prescott, AZ: Talking Rock Jay Morrish Championship Golf Course
Think you can’t play golf in Northern Arizona in the winter? Think again. We love the high chaparral views and high-desert temperatures that makes year-round play in Prescott, Arizona, a pleasure. The Jay Morrish Championship Golf Course at Talking Rock is an 18-hole course crafted by world-renowned golf course architect, Jay Morrish. Fair, challenging and rewarding, the Championship course is designed for comfortable play at every pace and level. New practice facility, and double-sided driving range were just completed and a new nine-hole putting course and chipping area will be complete this spring.
Must be a member to play.
#2 Palm Springs, CA: La Quinta Mountain Course
Sunshine, clear blue skies, low humidity, warm temperatures and rarely a hint of rain makes for consistently beautiful weather in Palm Springs, California. It’s a great golf course in great condition with fantastic holes on the back 9 amidst spectacular mountain views.
#3. Scottsdale, AZ: Troon North
Very little rain year-round and mild winter temperatures make Scottsdale the ideal place for winter golfing. Troon North Golf Club boasts two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have created two new layouts that place Troon North on the top of every golfer’s must-play list.
#4 Southern California: Maderas Golf Club
Many consider the San Diego area as having the best weather in the country, with 261 “pleasant” days of average temperatures between 55 to 75 degrees and no significant rain or snow. Maderas Golf Club winds through the cliffs, creeks and forests of north San Diego. The course layout is challenging, but fair, and the fairways are in pristine condition. The club offers excellent customer service.
#5. Mississippi: Fallen Oak Golf Course
Here’s your chance to golf amongst more than 4,000 stately oaks, magnolias, pines and other hardwood trees, interspersed with ponds, streams and wetlands. The 18-hole private golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, measures 7,487 yards from the longest tees. A huge water oak serves as your target off the tee. The best times of year to visit Biloxi for golfing is from early April to mid-May and from late September to early November.
#6 Southern Florida: Tiburon Golf Club
You’ll find warm temperatures year-round in Naples, Florida, with average temperatures around a perfect 75 degrees. Tiburon Golf Club features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed golf courses that play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. It’s home to the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship.
*(Some courses require membership)
Thirty minutes outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona, Talking Rock is private, guard-gated master-planned community offering a variety of home sites including custom builds, on the golf course, two to 10-acre lots, and read- to-move-in options. Visit Talking Rock. https://talkingrockaz.com/