When the leaves start to change, that means fall golf is in the air. Though many top destinations are winding down their season, it’s possibly one of the best times of the year for players to experience exceptional course conditions AND the weather tends to be much more pleasant than the peak hot and sticky summer months.
So, you likely won’t be forced to sweat out half of your body weight trying to get in 36-holes a day. If you need a true fall break like when you were in school, here are Balls & Bogeys last minute, top choices.
Gamble Sands Resort
Gamble Sands is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. The course is situated in the midst of a unique desert landscape, offering panoramic views of the Columbia River and surrounding areas. In September, the landscape might start to display the changing colors of fall, creating a visually captivating backdrop for your golf rounds. And the outside temperature? Sweater weather.
The resort features the Sands Course, a top-rated, links-style course designed by David McLay Kidd, as well as Quicksands, a short course the whole family and enjoy. Sands offers a blend of challenges and strategic opportunities, catering to players of various skill levels. The wide fairways, undulating greens, and well-designed bunkers provide a memorable and fulfilling golfing experience. There is a reason why this resort and course are ranked near the top of everyone’s “must play” lists.
Suncadia Resort is situated in a picturesque setting surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, an hour or so east of downtown Seattle. The stunning natural scenery adds to the overall golfing experience, making it enjoyable for golfers who appreciate beautiful landscapes while playing. The resort boasts two outstanding golf courses – the Prospector Course and the Rope Rider Course.
Both courses are well-maintained and designed to provide a challenging yet enjoyable golfing experience for players of all skill levels. The courses’ layouts take advantage of the natural terrain, offering a variety of shots and challenges. And, for those of you who are a 90’s TV nut, Northern Exposure was filmed less than 3 minutes from the resort in the quaint town of Roslyn, WA.
Grand View Lodge
In the fall, the surrounding landscape of Grand View Lodge is likely to be adorned with vibrant colors, the way it should be. The changing leaves create a picturesque backdrop that adds to the overall ambiance and enjoyment of your golf rounds.
October typically brings in much cooler temperatures to the Nisswa area, making it a pleasant time to play golf. This type of weather can enhance your playing experience and allow you to enjoy the outdoors without the heat and humidity of the peak summer months.
Grand View Lodge offers 54 holes of championship-level golf, including The Pines and The Preserve which features three separate nines each with a unique experience. These courses are well-maintained and designed to provide a variety of challenges and experiences for golfers of all skill levels.
We get it, you might just want to play golf in shorts Oct-Mar. If you’re so included to stay below the 45th parallel for your golf trip we recommend…
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach / Monarch Beach Golf Links
In the heart of fall, when the leaves are ablaze with warm hues, and the crisp ocean breeze carries the promise of a serene day, Monarch Beach emerges as an enchanting paradise for golf enthusiasts. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Southern California, Monarch Beach Golf Links transforms into a golfer’s haven during this season. The rolling fairways, fringed by golden dunes and framed by the deep blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean, offer a breathtaking backdrop for every swing. Just don’t go hitting rippers into the ocean. As enticing as hitting a missle into the Pacific may be, a miss-hit brings beachgoers into play.
The Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort brings not just the joy of golf to guests, but also a delightful array of seasonal offerings. After a satisfying day on the greens, golfers can indulge in the local culinary delights at the resort’s restaurants, savoring freshly caught seafood and farm-to-table delicacies. With fewer crowds and pleasant weather, fall at Monarch Beach offers an idyllic escape for golfers seeking a perfect blend of challenging rounds, natural beauty, and culinary delights, making it a must-visit destination for any avid golfer.