Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy some time on the green. If you are looking to do some traveling this summer and want to check out some amazing golf courses, here are some to put on your list.

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

This course is located in South Carolina and is ranked as the number 4 public golf course in the United States and number 25 among the best 100 golf courses by Golf Digest. If that’s not enough to get you there, maybe this is– this course is set along the ocean and has the most seaside holes of any course nearby (in the Northern Hemisphere to be exact). You’ll enjoy a spectacular view as well as a challenge– this course is one of the windiest in the world! 

Bethphage State Park

You’ll find this course in New York and is widely considered one of the most difficult courses in the country. In 2002, Tiger Woods was the only player to shoot under par in the U.S. Open. Since then, golfers have been challenging themselves on this course. One of the best aspects of playing this course is the price. While your golfing skills may be stretched by this course, your wallet won’t be. 

White Witch Golf Course

If a trip to the Caribbean is on your travel agenda this summer, check out this Jamaican golf course. It’s ranked as the number one course in the Caribbean. It’s located on the historic 4,000-acre Rose Hall Estate, which is rumored to be haunted by a wicked mistress who lived there in the 1800s. If you enjoy a good ghost story and want to play on a beautiful course with views of an island, this is the perfect course to put on your list for this summer!

Pebble Beach

This California golf course is the host of the year’s U.S. Open. This is the sixth time Pebble Beach has hosted the U.S. Open, which is more than any other course. This is also the public course ranked at number one by Golf Digest year after year. Pebble Beach should be on every golfer’s bucket list. If you can’t book a time at Pebble Beach Golf Links, try nearby courses like Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay, Del Monte Golf Course, or Peter Hay Golf Course. They all offer similar beautiful views.

If you plan to visit this summer, plan around the U.S. Open, which starts at the end of August.