10 Toasty Golf Destinations for Winter

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When the mercury level drops, golfers trapped in the northern hemisphere need places to snowbird. These 10 locales offer great golf courses that can be be played under the comfort of nice, warm sunshine any time of year. Grab your foursome and book your trip today. Photo courtesy of Kristin Smith/iStock

1) Phoenix, Arizona

Here, you'll find more than 300 public and private courses to hack up, with peak play times between January and April. Holes weave between red rocks, canyons, cacti and other John Wayne-type settings. 

2) Monterey, California

California weather paired with the expansive Pacific Ocean makes golf courses on the the Monterey Peninsula must-play layouts. Expensive Pebble Beach is worth the price of admission. Pacific Grove Golf Links is more affordable for those on a tighter budget.Pebble Beach Golf Links — Photo courtesy of isogood/iStock

3) West Palm Beach, Floria

The Breakers and the Professional Golfers' Association of America National Golf Club highlight course offerings here. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods may be close by if you need help with your chipping game. 

4) Hilton Head, South Carolina

Though not piping hot like others on the list, mid-day golf temperatures of around 70 degrees make Hilton Head a prime winter golf location. Crowds and prices are typically lower than the summer season.

5) Naples, Florida

Naples offers near-perfect golf winter during the winter. It requires a bit more planning, though, as the majority of courses are private, meaning semi-private and public courses fill up fast.Golf course in Naples, Florida — Photo courtesy of Toni Scott/iStock

6) Hawaii

Volcanoes, ocean views and spectacular wildlife highlight the course layouts in Hawaii. Find top-notch golf courses Maui and Kauai. Hit the links early before the sun gets hot, then hit the surf in the afternoon. Photo courtesy of centrill/iStock

7) Puerto Rico

This Caribbean destination is incredibly easy to get to (no passport required). Luxury golf resorts populate the ever-present coastline. Donald Trump has been heavily investing in the area's golf infrastructure. 

8) Las Vegas

Vegas is the perfect destination for mixing golf with entertainment during the winter months. Stay-and-play packages offer great discounts when booked in advance. More than 50 courses are in the metro area, with highlights including Shadow Creek and Cascata. Photo courtesy of Jupiterimages

9) Tampa, Florida

Internationally renowned Streamsong Resort is a quick drive from Tampa and should be on every golfer's bucket list. The number of public courses in the Tampa area ensure you will have no trouble getting your foursome out for a few rounds. 

10) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is another location that won't leave you dripping in buckets of sweat during play, but is warm enough to remind you that you left snow behind. Find discounted golf vacations all over the internet during the winter season. 

About Kristopher Neild

Kris Neild lives in West Palm Beach, so he luckily does not have to worry about winter weather freezing up his golf game. 

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