Best Four Seasons Golf Resorts


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We have already investigated the best Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in the world, and now we look exclusively at the best Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for golf.

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands, with over 100 properties in more than 40 countries. In my opinion, the best Four Seasons hotel in the world is the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons hotel. We return every year and visited just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this gorgeous hotel is not connected to a golf course so did not make it into our top 10.

Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are consistently one of the best hotels in that city or resort. There isn’t a Four Seasons loyalty program, so you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special gifts and benefits at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

Simply book through our Luxury Travel Concierge to get brilliant benefits at the same price as the hotel website. If you want to get the best possible rates, you should also travel out of the main season (avoid Christmas and school holidays). You can then often take advantage of their discounted fourth or fifth-night free offers, extra resort credits, and complimentary golf across all the four resorts.

Best Four Seasons For Golf

I am unashamedly picking all the Four Seasons hotels on the Hawaiian Islands as the very best Four Seasons hotels for playing golf. Hawaii offers one of the world’s most westernized and sanitized tropical resort locations. Staying on these islands is comparatively free from worry. Unlike other tropical destinations around the world where diseases and mosquitos are rife, Hawaii avoids almost all of these problems, making it the perfect sunshine destination whenever you want to visit.

1. Four Seasons Lanai

Four Seasons Lanai Hawaii is one of the best Four Seasons in North America. It offers a true escape on a billionaire’s private island. Larry Ellison’s to be exact. This Four Seasons on Lanai features in our best Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii. You will not find more beautiful or more remote, empty beaches anywhere in the world than the Four Seasons Lanai.

Golf here is epic, and a shot of the golf course is pictured above. Built on lava outcroppings, this Jack Nicklaus signature course features three holes perched on cliffs, enlisting the Pacific Ocean as a water hazard. Even better, effective July 1, 2022 guests can utilize a set of complimentary Titleist or PXG clubs while playing the Signature Jack Nicklaus 18-hole course. The selection includes men’s, women’s and senior’s right and left-handed sets.

2. Four Seasons Hualalai

In second place is Four Seasons Hualalai, which offers a tropical beach complete with magical sea turtles, a pool you can snorkel in which is full of fish, a stunning array of pools, bars, and restaurants and a world-class golf course. I particularly like the open-air bathrooms at this hotel (tip: you need to book a ground floor room to experience these).

The hotel itself is perched on dramatic blackened lava from the Volcano. The entire low-rise complex is dotted with palm trees and it has a long, private beach. The mix of warm sand, deep blue Pacific waters, lush green tropical foliage, and flowers means that the setting can only be described as breathtaking.

The golf course is also out of this world. Set along lava-rock fields, this Jack Nicklaus–designed course is a feast for all your senses as you play a 7,100 yard course that challenges and excites.

3. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is situated on the east coast of Mauritius, lapped by turquoise waters perfect for water sports. This relaxing Resort is filled with lush greenery and dramatic views everywhere you turn, from vibrant, tropical gardens to the exclusive Four Seasons Beach on Ile aux Cerfs.

Each stylish villa and residence features its own private garden and pool. After exploring the Indian Ocean or playing golf on their Ernie Els–designed course or Bernhard Langer signature course, unwind at the award-winning Spa and raise a glass at one of their exciting dining venues.

On the Resort’s Ernie Els–designed course, golf is unlimited and complimentary so that you can replay the six stunning front holes to your heart’s content.

4. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

With a prime location on the Pacific coast, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita celebrates the rich culture of Mexico one epic sunset at a time. Reconnect with family and friends; Their “mi-casa, su casa” attitude invites you to feel the true spirit of Mexican hospitality.

Golf wise, enjoy two Jack Nicklaus–designed courses featuring panoramic views of Bahía de Banderas and the famed “Tail of the Whale” – the world’s only natural island green.

5. Four Seasons Whistler

In at number five is the Four Seasons Whistler in Canada. If you want to ski at a Four Seasons, you will find this ski in ski out four Seasons hard to beat! Actually, I tell a slight lie, the Four Seasons Megeve is also pretty mindblowing and depending on which side of the pond you are based, this is another fabulous choice. Both hotels feature in our best for seasons for skiing.

I love this Whistler hotel because it is easy to get to, around a two-hour scenic drive from Vancouver airport. This Four Seasons is also excellent for golf. Four Seasons Resort Whistler offers access to three world-class golf courses designed by such legends as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Robert Cupp.

Less than two miles from the Resort, the 18-hole, par-71 Nicklaus North Golf Course runs along the valley floor, boasting spectacular views of snow-capped peaks backing an emerald lake ringed by fir trees.

Whistler golf club is designed by Arnold Palmer. Mountains surround this walkable, championship 18-hole course. It’s .6 of a mile from the Resort, making it easy to fit in a round or two between other activities.

Finally, Whistler’s top-ranked golf course by Score Golf is Big Sky Golf And Country Club. This 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Robert Cupp sits at the base of Mount Currie in stunning Pemberton Valley.

6. Four Seasons Orlando

While you may think of this resort as an exclusive destination for access to Disney, there is so much more to this hotel. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is literally 300 yards from the golf course. The Resort’s Tranquilo Golf Club was designed by Tom Fazio and is also an Audubon sanctuary replete with shimmering wetlands. The hospitality of Four Seasons extends to the course with complimentary bottled water and fruit, along with Titleist Pro V1 golf balls at the driving range, the best quality range balls you can get.

7. Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Just 25 miles south of Four Seasons Hotel Denver, The Ridge at Castle Pines North is an immaculately manicured course designed by Tom Weiskopf, and you can see Pikes Peak, Devil’s Head and Mount Evans from the green. In the winter, herds of elk often frequent the course.

Denver’s ultimate urban oasis with newly remodeled guest rooms, suites, meeting and event space, all public areas, and perhaps the most exciting element of the extensive renovation, the popular, progressive American steakhouse and bar EDGE introduces a fresh, new, modern look and an evolved menu to match.

After a round of golf, try The Spa, offering guests, residents, and the local community a relaxing reprise. Guests can treat themselves to the gift of self-care with a deep tissue massage, a luxurious manicure, and a pedicure at the Level 3 Salon or one of the Spa’s signature experiences.

8. Four Seasons Megeve

Four Seasons Megeve can be found in the heart of the French Alps, just a few minutes away from the village centre. This modern chalet builds on the legacy of the Edmond de Rothschild family who set out to create an unrivaled resort experience nearly a century ago. Distinct French character, pure Alpine tradition, and an intimate and inviting setting in both summer and winter define this mountain retreat. Enjoy its ski in ski out access, play one of the world’s finest Alpine golf courses, relax in the region’s largest Spa and dine at the starred restaurant La Dame de Pic – Le 1920.

If you book a stay here, you can enjoy priority access to one of the world’s oldest and finest Alpine golf courses, designed by three-time British Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton.

9. Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

Troon North Golf Club is just minutes from Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. These are probably the best desert golf courses you’ll see in the Southwest or anywhere in the world. Typically, endless desert vistas extend on both sides of the holes, with huge rocks and distinct elevation changes. Here the golf carts have GPS that will give you exact yardage to the pin. Or you can order off the food and beverage menu and have it delivered to your exact location.

10. Four Seasons Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo

We recently visited and reviewed the fabulous Four Seasons Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo. Ranked among the “Top 100 Courses Outside the United States” by Golf Digest, golf here is excellent with an Arnold Palmer–designed course pairing dramatic elevation changes with stunning views of Bahía de Culebra. Play among the chatter of monkeys from the surrounding, emerald-green forests.

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