Among the many great things about the game of golf: You can tee it up all over the world, you can enjoy playing and competing with people of any skill level thanks to the handicap system, and you can always get better. For Exclusive Resorts Members, 2022 presents four exceptional opportunities to experience each of those in unforgettable fashion:
2022 EDEN CLUB FOUNDERS GOLF CUP
October 16-20, 2022
Exclusive Resorts’ association with the Eden Club in St. Andrews provides Members the chance not only to stay and play in the Home of Golf, but also to take part in the club’s biggest event of the year. The Founders Cup is played on three of the world’s finest links courses: Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and The Old Course — the same courses on which the prestigious Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is contested annually. The Founders Cup is an individual 54-Hole Stableford format, plus there are daily individual competitions. Highlights include staying in the luxurious Old Course Hotel and attendance at a black-tie Gala Dinner in kilts at Pittormie Castle.
WHISTLING STRAITS PARENT-CHILD GOLF TOURNAMENT
August 13-17, 2022
Parents and their adult children team up in this fun family event played at the host venue of the 2021 Ryder Cup, Whistling Straits. Three 18-hole best ball matches are played on consecutive days on different courses: the first round on the Blackwolf Run River Course, the second on the resort’s short course, The Baths of Blackwolf Run, and the third and final round on the Straits Course, ranked 23rd on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses of 2021-2022. There are no gender requirements or age restrictions, and while teams typically are adult parents paired with their adult children, one past winning duo featured a 12-year-old. Accommodations are at the five-star, five-diamond American Club Hotel Resort.
PEBBLE BEACH: LEGENDARY GOLF WEEKEND
August 24-28, 2022
This trip-of-a-lifetime does not feature a competition — even though Pebble Beach is the site of an annual PGA TOUR event and has hosted numerous major championships — but rather, Members taking advantage of this excursion will enjoy first-class lodging and dining in between playing world-class courses set in the breathtaking beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. In addition to rounds at The Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and the crown jewel of public golf in America, the Pebble Beach Golf Links, the trip includes an instruction session at the state-of-the-art Pebble Beach Golf Academy. Arguably the greatest site for golf in the world, this singular destination is a bucket list must for every golfer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Gummer is the author of two golf books, The Seventh at St. Andrews and Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine: The Curious Quest That Solved Golf, and is a former Travel Editor and Senior Writer with GOLF Magazine.
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