10 Best Marriott Golf Resorts


We have already investigated the best Four Seasons golf resorts, and the best Ritz-Carlton golf resorts. Now we look exclusively at the rest of the Marriott Hotels and Resorts for golf.

Ritz-Carlton is one of the most luxurious brands within Marriott Bonvoy, so you are unlikely to go wrong if you book into one of these hotels. The Marriott brand also includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, JW Marriott, which are all brilliant luxury brands. Mid-range brands include Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and Westin and can be more hit and miss for the luxury traveller.

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1. The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

Located on 22 lush acres on a tranquil peninsula, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort provides guests with all the luxuries of a private, intimate hideaway where art and nature beautifully entwine. Discover exquisite dining experiences for all the tastes, from a fine dining menu to set table by the beach. Enjoy pampering treatments in the Luxe Remède Spa, play on two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses or a tennis center. Nearby, the Marietas Islands are filled with natural beauty and outdoor adventures. The 120 exquisite guest rooms and suites display captivating Pacific Ocean or garden views. Each room offers a touch of rustic Provence combined with Mexican art and handcrafted furnishings.

This Punta Mita resort proudly features 36 holes, courtesy of two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses. Both courses have made the list of the Best Golf Courses in Mexico, awarded by Golf Digest in 2020. Set on 380 acres of a stunning peninsula, bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Banderas Bay, these courses showcase a truly spectacular setting in Punta de Mita.

A Golf Academy offers swing analysis and golf clinics designed specifically for juniors to help you hit the greens like a pro.

2. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

With sun-drenched greens and luxury amenities, The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón inspires golf getaways in South Florida. Spend the morning playing the resort’s two 18-hole courses designed by Greg Norman at Tiburón Golf Club. Or take to the water on a kayaking expedition before visiting the 19th green for evening cocktails. Additional amenities include a spa and 16,500 ft² of event space in Naples, Florida for memorable events.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples’ golf courses host two PGA and LPGA golf tournaments annually. Here, you can join the ranks of QBE and LPGA players when you play a round at Tiburón Golf Club, home to two Greg Norman-designed courses.

A complimentary shuttle service between this golf hotel and The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is also available for those who wish to enhance their stay with a day at the beach.

3. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa – Ponte Vedra Beach

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is ieally situated in Ponte Vedra Beach, just a short distance from Jacksonville and right next door to the famed TPC® Sawgrass golf club. Guests can enjoy exclusive privileges with the golf complex; play a round and take a lesson while you’re there.

TPC Sawgrass, adjacent to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, is a must play for any serious golfer. The birthplace of the TPC Network, Sawgrass is owned by PGA Tour players and is known for its par 3 island green on the 17th hole. The clever design means no two consecutive holes are played in the same direction giving the course balance.

In addition to being steps from TPC® Sawgrass, the resort also showcases four sparkling pools and pampering treatments at the Sawgrass Spa. Take a short complimentary shuttle ride to their oceanfront Cabana Beach Club, which offers direct access to Ponte Vedra Beach. Delicious local fare is on the menu at seven resort restaurants and lounges.

4. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, is situated on 54 lush acres featuring white-sand beaches and lava peninsulas. The AAA Five Diamond resort offers 463 beautiful guestrooms, including 107 Residential Suites enhanced with all new décor and kitchens, a full-service spa with a volcanic stone grotto, many dining experiences, land, and sea recreational activities with Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment, 36 holes of championship golf, direct access to D.T. Fleming Beach and a three-level swimming pool. The resort is beautiful, but it lacks a boutique feel, and as it can be windy and quiet on this side of Maui. This hotel is one of the best, but it isn’t for everyone due to the peaceful evenings and winds that frequent this side of the island.

We consider this hotel to have one of the best club lounges in Hawaii as well as a beautiful resort on the beach and an exclusive golf course. You can only get access to the club level lounge if you book a club-level room. The club lounge is located near the elevators on the resort’s eighth floor of the Napili Wing.

With emerald fairways that end in dramatic ocean views, the two 18-hole championship courses at this Maui golf resort promise the challenges and rewards of internationally acclaimed play. The Plantation Course, consistently ranked as one of Hawaii’s finest, hosts the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions, while the Bay Course is a player favorite. The experience is complemented by the Kapalua Golf Academy, home to the industry’s top instructors.

The Plantation Course reopened in November 2019 after a major renovation and is consistently named the Best Golf Course in Hawaii by Golfweek. It is designed by Bill Core and Ben Crenshaw and has one of the PGA Tour’s most famous finishing holes.

Other courses include the Bay Course, a player-friendly course designed by Arnold Palmer and Frances Duane, which offers ocean and island views on the 16th and 18th holes. Its 17th hole is also the only one in Maui to play over the ocean.

Kapalua Golf Academy is Hawaii’s most complete, state-of-the-art golf school and practice facility. Designed by PGA touring professional Hale Irwin, it offers lessons, clinics and offsite instruction on all aspects of the game and for all skill levels.

5. JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa is an award-winning resort near Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, AZ. This luxury resort welcomes you with attentive service, deluxe amenities, heated outdoor pools, garden terraces and desert trails in the Sonoran Desert outside Scottsdale. Take the free shuttle to their amazing 18-hole championship golf courses.

Camelback Golf Club features 36 holes across two 18-hole championship courses, the Jason Straka–designed 18-hole, 7,221 yard, par 72 Ambiente Course and 6,903 yard, par 72 Padre Course. Set amidst rolling fairways and the Camelback foothills, natural beauty, native plants and grasses combine for a challenging round that can be as punishing as it is rewarding. Gather before or after at the 36,000 ft² pueblo-style clubhouse. Share lunch, snacks or drinks on the deck at Acacia Restaurant & Lounge with its sweeping vistas. Camelback Golf Club is a memorable destination for golfers.

6. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Nestled on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is an island bordered by beaches, and the beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton is magnificent! Whether you prefer to try an 18-hole championship golf course, wiggle your toes in the sand or enjoy the warmth of a beachside fire, this Ritz-Carlton is the perfect hideaway.

Golfers find The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, one of North Florida’s few resorts that unites their love of the sport and the sea. The Golf Club of Amelia Island features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by PGA Tour veteran Mark McCumber and golf legend Gene Littler. The course offers challenging yet fun play with strategically placed bunkers and shifting ocean breezes and is lush and meticulously maintained.

The golf club is also home to The Performance Golf Academy, where personalized golf instruction is offered for players of all levels.

7. Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is a true luxury resort which calls America’s playground home. Test your skills against the championship-level golf course (pictured above) or rejuvenate with unique herbal treatments at the spa. We have compared the Ritz-Carlton Vs. JW Orlando which are situated around adjoined pool facilities.

The Central Florida landscape provided inspiration to legendary golf course designer Greg Norman, who worked with nature to create challenging greens, wide fairways, and hazards. The 18-hole championship course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and tests the abilities of every skill level. The Orlando hotel golf club also features a clubhouse, restaurant, and lessons for children and adults.

At The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, children and young adults up to age 17 play golf at no charge with each paid adult round of golf. This promotion is subject to availability and does not cover caddie concierge fees and gratuities.

The Golf Club offers tournament-level golf course conditioning and personal service found only in the best private clubs. We accommodate corporate and leisure groups and offer options for scoring, format of play, food and beverage, and logo amenities.

8. Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa is located near the village of Enniskerry, only 30min from Dublin City center, and 35min from Dublin airport. Outstanding amongst luxury five-star hotels in Ireland, Powerscourt Hotel is set amidst the scenic & historic Powerscourt Estate. This 198-room retreat features Palladian-style architecture with luxurious amenities, including a 20m Swarovski crystal-lit indoor pool. Additionally, the Estate features 2 championship-level golf courses.

With two championship courses and a picturesque location in Wicklow, Ireland, Powerscourt Golf Club provides a memorable experience for golfers of all levels. Tee off amidst the natural beauty of Powerscourt Estate, or treat yourself to golf lessons.

5. The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa

Ideally located in the “Valley of Golf”, The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort and Spa, Benahavís, Marbella is a unique destination for golf lovers, offering a 27-hole course. Surrounded by the Sierra Blanca mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this oasis of relaxation is only 10 minutes away from Marbella.

La Quinta Golf & Country Club has an exclusive club, a 27-hole course, a restaurant, and a shop. Designed by the three-time World Champion and Ryder Cup champion Manuel Piñero, La Quinta Golf is one of the most attractive golf clubs in the area and is suitable for all levels of play. La Quinta Golf Club has 27 holes divided into three courses of nine holes each.

9. Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is located on the oceanfront, with the beach across a two-lane road fronting the hotel. You can reach it via a sky bridge, which will take you directly from the hotel’s 3rd floor to the public beach. The pool is on the hotel’s 7th-floor pool, surrounded by loungers and palms. The rooms aren’t noteworthy but do all have a balcony. The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is an ultra-exclusive space open to guests at The Ritz-Carlton who book the Club Experience. The lounge is luxurious, with marble floors and large sofas.

Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale enjoy special access to the members-only Grande Oaks Golf Course and all club amenities. Created amidst natural oak hammocks, the private, members-only Grande Oaks Golf Course is a par 71 and measures 6,680 yards from the tips. In keeping with tradition, all tees at Grande Oaks are perfectly square and are aligned to the middle of the landing area, offering various distances from which to play.

Ritz-Carlton Guests enjoy the privilege of a warm personal greeting upon arrival, their own personal locker for the day, and a professional golf attendant to introduce them to the course and answer any questions they may have. Guests receive VIP treatment and have access to all the club amenities, including the restaurants and bars, throughout the day.

10. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

Just 9 miles/ 14 km from the main Miami airport, this tropical island oasis is set on the eastern shore of a unique island that offers guests a tranquil haven, surrounded by golden sands, gentle waters, and towering palms. With a décor inspired by West Indies Colonial design, the 12 acre oceanfront resort captures the beauty of its waterfront setting with floor-to-ceiling lobby windows that offer the first dramatic glimpse of palm gardens and the Atlantic Ocean.

Voted one of the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by Condé Nast Traveler, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is minutes from the picturesque and challenging par-72 course Crandon Golf Course, former home of the annual Royal Caribbean Classic, a senior PGA tournament. Designed by veteran golfers Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin, Crandon Golf Key Biscayne is considered to be one of the most beautiful and challenging 72-par courses in Florida and has been recognized as one of America’s top 75 upscale courses by Golf Digest. This distinctive Miami golf resort’s combination of challenging greens and beautiful setting with seven saltwater lakes, subtropical lagoon and glimpses of the area’s indigenous wildlife provide a unique playing experience for even the most seasoned golfers.

This hotel is not in central Miami and is instead 20-30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Miami Beach, so if you’re looking for nightlife, you may find this hotel on the quiet side. The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne attracts families in the holiday season, so expect bustling restaurants and communal areas. You can escape the madness in the adults-only pool, but be aware that the whole hotel is a bit crazy, particularly on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’.

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