Playing a round of golf is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful green scenery. The East Coast is home to many of the best golf courses that feature some pretty amazing views. Here are a few of the best golf courses along the East Coast.
Ocean City Municipal Golf Course in Ocean City, New Jersey
This public golf course features 12 holes and is a great stop in Ocean City. This family-friendly course sits in the meadows of the bay area, giving all players great views from every hole on the course. The golf course is open year-round and has an on-site rental facility for all your golfing equipment needs. When you are finished with an entertaining day of golf, you can find many additional wonderful attractions and nearby Ocean City lodging choices on sites like HotelPlanner.
Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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If you travel a little further south along the East Coast, you will come to the stunning Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. This scenic (yet tough) course is well-known for featuring some of the greatest golfers during the Ryder Cup in 1991. The course was also featured in a famous golf movie “The Legend of Bagger Vance” and has hosted celebrities Will Smith and Matt Damon. The course overlooks the expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Be sure to make it to the 17th hole, which extends over the water for a difficult and exciting challenge. This par-3 hole is known for attracting a lot of bogeys.
The Homestead Course in Hot Springs, Virginia
Rated the best course in Virginia, this golf course sits on top of the Allegheny Mountains. Golfers will experience one-of-a-kind views of the many local forests and mountaintops. Depending on when you visit, the changing colors of the local trees is a wonderful sight to see. This golf course is known for its elegance, Southern traditions, and unique views. Finish off your day of golf at the Homestead Resort, which features a hot springs spa — perfect for relaxing after a day on the course.
Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida
If you travel even further south along the East Coast, you will eventually run into Florida. Palm Coast has much more to offer than tropical palm trees and consistently warm weather. The full-sized golf course overlooks the Atlantic, with six of the holes directly overlooking the beautiful ocean views. Other parts of the course span across the local wetlands and nearby man-made lakes. The course is connected to the Hammock Beach Resort, a local favorite in the area. With three-bedroom suites available, on-site breakfast, and amazing views, you are sure to have the best golf weekend of your life.
There is something relaxing about hitting the local golf course and improving your golf game while overlooking the beautiful views of nature. The East Coast has some must-try golf courses, based on their unique views and challenging courses.