Thanks to the growing popularity of remote work, more golfers are now able to free up some time and sneak in a few holes during the week. If you are a golf lover, you might be considering the move yourself!
However, not all cities would be favorable for you if you are looking for the accessibility and convenience of playing golf. To make things easier for you and to admire your love for the game, we have shortlisted the best cities in the USA to live for golfers!
The Criteria We Chose
When trying to choose a place to relocate, we typically consider the major living criteria of that new location. Such criteria include the cost of living, economic health, safety, public school performance, and more.
However, when choosing a location to golf, we need to consider some other criteria that make the place favorable for the game. Keeping this in mind, we made a shortlist of locations that have quality golf courses within 25 miles, characterize a favorable climate for golf, are affordable, and have the overall “golfiness”.
The Best U.S. Cities for Golf Lovers!
1. Schaumburg, Ill
Schaumburg possesses one of the most gorgeous collections of public and private courses across the U.S. Though the weather in this city is a bit uncertain, you have a bunch of compelling reasons to live in this city! The city offers you diverse cultural attractions and endless opportunities for sports and dining. Public courses, including Cog Hill, Cantigny, Orchard Valley, and Harborside International are all within easy reach too.
2. Bend, ORE
Thanks to the dry and temperate summer paradise of Bend, you can imagine any outdoor activity here! The surprisingly pleasant culture just adds another layer of excitement. Also, it is home to Pronghorn, a 2004 Jack Nicklaus creation, which twists through the lava rock ridges and high desert scrub at 3200 feet. Close behind, there are Crosswater at Sunriver Resort, David McLay Kidd’s Tetherow, and a Bob Cupp/John Fought collaboration.
3. Reston, VA
Reston taps into the rich vein of Washington D.C.’s exclusive cultural attractions and basks in a moderate year-round temperature. The city has close proximate to some excellent private clubs, gorgeous military courses, exclusive public spreads, and municipal tracks of the 9 and 18-hole varieties.
4. ST. Augustine, FLA.
This city from Florida’s northeast coast is one of the most underrated golf destinations in the U.S. This old city has the World Golf Village with its 2 modern championship courses – Slammer & Squire, and the King & Bear. It also features the World Golf Hall of Fame. Add to it the island green from TPC Sawgrass – a short drive north on I-95 and you get the golf life you have always wanted!
5. Nashville, TN
Nashville, which is also known as the “music city”, offers you a perfect combination of enriched culture and accessibility to golf. It features a diverse range of exclusive golf courses that are suitable for both amateur and experienced golfers. While being widely popular for its country music, cowboys, and cowgirls, Nashville has some top-of-the-class public golf courses, including Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Hermitage Golf Course, McCabe Golf Course, Shelby Golf Course, and more.
In Brentwood, an affluent suburb of Nashville, there is “The Governors Club” which is a premier private golf course community. The real estate in the Governors Club will offer you an upscale and luxurious lifestyle, while the amazing neighborhood surrounding the 18-hole golf course will offer you easy access to golf.
6. Louisville, COLO
Situated halfway between Boulder and Denver, Louisville is a small but exciting city in the heart of the Rockies providing dozens of high-altitude experiences for golfers. If you are a golfer to whom the scenery and value matter equally, then Louisville would be a sure delight to you.
Private Cherry Hills tops the list in Louisville, which is where Arnold Palmer mounted his extraordinary charge during the 1960 U.S. Open. Other highlights include Indian Peaks, a Hale Irwin design, and affordable area muni designs from Pete Dye, Ken Kavanaugh, Tom Doak, and Jim Engh.
When you are a golfer, you need to think beyond the typical needs for living in a city and consider the accessibility and conveniences to play golf. In this article, we tried to combine some amazing cities that not only offer you an exciting lifestyle but also complement your love for this game.
Reading through it, you might have already got the picture of a city in your head that would be the most comfortable for you. We hope that you get the right combination of comfort, convenience, and “golfiness” in whichever city you decide to move to the next time. Happy golfing!