Want that “resort feel” next to the golf course, but also the bells and whistles of a luxury vacation rental? That’s exactly what these dwellings nestled on—or extremely close to—golf courses provide their lucky guests. After a leisurely breakfast in the comfort of your own kitchen, you can be at the clubhouse in no time. From La Quinta, California’s PGA West Stadium Course to Hawaii’s most spectacular oceanfront par-five, golf lovers can tee up on the course during the day and wind down with family and friends in the evening.
Here are 5 vacation rentals for pure relaxation and putting.
This 2-bedroom/2-bath ground-floor condo—with a private lanai and golf-course views—spans around 1,200 square feet and is within Fairway Villas. Staying here, on the fairway of the Waikoloa Beach Kings’ Golf Course, means access to “resort life” features like a fitness center, infinity-edge pool and whirlpool spa, plus a community outdoor-grill area. Bedrooms are decorated with Hawaiian quilts and furnishings crafted from Hawaiian hardwoods. Up to 6 people can spread out among 2 bedrooms as well as a queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room. For dining, there’s a 6-person dining table as well as a breakfast bar at the open-concept kitchen that seats 3.
Soothe sore muscles after your golf game in this 3 bedroom/2 bath home’s private pool and jacuzzi. In perfect pitch with Palm Springs’ mid-century-mod style of homes, this one’s got a pool with an outdoor kitchen, and glass doors between the living room and the yard. But the best part is that Tahquitz Golf Course is next door and the home is in the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort community. Indoor dining is a breeze thanks to a 2-person breakfast bar, pass-through window between the kitchen and dining room, and a dining table that seats 6. The master bedroom’s en-suite bath and two twin beds in one bedroom make this an ideal family retreat.
Not only does this ground-floor 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in La Quinta offer quick access to the PGA West Stadium Course, you can wake up to a view of it every morning. From the master bedroom and living room you can even walk right out onto it. Designed by Pete Dye, a famous and respected golf-course designer, the course was inspired by Scottish links-style courses. Prepare meals using the chef-grade kitchen’s stainless-steel appliances and then either dine in the kitchen (enough seating for 8) or al-fresco on the patio (at a 4-person table set). It’s easy to relax in the living room thanks to a 57” wall-mounted TV or a 47” TV in the master bedroom, with an en-suite bath featuring a soaking tub. This home includes access to a community courtyard and pool.
Would you rather relax in bed or linger over coffee on the patio and get a later start on your golf game? This 3-bedroom/2.5-bath Bodega Bay home in Sonoma County with stunning bay views from its sunroom—and on an 18-hole golf course—allows just that. Built in a contemporary design, the pet-friendly house can sleep 10. Gather round the 47” TV at night in the living room, which includes a sleeper sofa to further spread out. Ping-pong and foosball tables provide hours of entertainment. The kitchen’s double sinks and tons of counter space makes it easy to whip up a meal. Because the beach is a short walk away, included with the rental are beach chairs and towels, sand toys, a boogie board and skim boards.
The vaulted ceilings on this Truckee 4-bedroom/2-bath A-frame home—just off the ninth fairway at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course—bring in tons of natural light. You can also enjoy the private outdoor deck tucked beneath pine trees. An open floor plan is perfect for families who need space but also want to be within reach, whether it’s in front of the living room’s wood-burning stove or seated around the kitchen bar. There is a back deck with a gas grill for cooking out. The master bedroom plus another bedroom are on the top floor, with 2 additional bedrooms below.