If you’re planning a vacation, why not combine your passions into one epic trip? There aren’t many destinations around the world where you can pack in multiple activities in a day that you truly love. For many people, Hawaii is one of those rare travel destinations that truly has it all. Beyond the surf, the waters of the Hawaiian Islands offer visitors and locals alike a plethora of things to do, from fishing, diving, and swimming to lounging at the beach, paddling, and so much more. For many visitors, Hawaii’s main draw lies not in the surf but slightly inland on the fairway. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, a destination where you can enjoy surf and golf, continue reading below for The Best Surf and Golf Combo Travel Destinations.
North Shore Oahu, Hawaii
The Seven Mile Miracle is home to more than just the best wave on the planet. Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu has not one but two championship-rated courses. Designed by legends Arnold Palmer and George Fazio, the Turtle Bay courses offer players a challenging yet rewarding course with breathtaking coastal views.
Bali has been a mecca for surfers since the 1970s, and rightfully so. The island is home to dozens of waves that break with undeniable perfection. Despite the crowds, surfers can’t help but be drawn to the endless lefts off the coast of the Bukit Peninsula. For surfers who golf, Bali is the ultimate bucket list trip destination. If you need a break from the pumping waves in Bali, check out Bali National Golf Club, New Kuta Golf, or Handara Golf & Resort.
Western Australia is known in the surf world as one of the last truly wild places. The coastline is rugged, the waves are fierce, and the desert is endless. The beauty of western Australia is hard to put into words. It’s safe to say there’s nowhere else like it in the world. Surfing world-class waves like Margaret River, exploring empty stretches of coastline, enjoying the many wineries, and teeing off in front of Kangaroos are just a few of the region’s many highlights.
Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach in California may be the country’s most famous golf course. Each year, Pebble Beach hosts the world’s best golfers as a spot on the PGA championship tour. Pebble Beach is also located conveniently near Central California’s best waves. Perched on a cliffy overlook located between Big Sur and Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach occupies one of the most wave-rich coastlines in the US.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
The East Coast of the US gets a bad rap when it comes to surf, due in part to the continental shelf that extends hundreds of miles offshore and breaks up ground swell before it reaches land. The Outer Banks islands in North Carolina lie just outside the continental shelf, meaning that the Outer Banks is your best shot at lucking into world-class surf on the East Coast. Whether you’re hunting hurricane swells or just there for the weekend, there are always waves to ride along the Outer Banks. Outside of the water, the Outer Banks has established itself as one of the premier golf destinations in the Southeastern United States. With courses like The Pointe Golf Club, The Currituck Club, and Kilmarlic Golf Club, it’s hard to beat a trip to the Outer Banks.
While each of those destinations has something special to offer, nothing can compare to waking up on the North Shore of Oahu and filling your day with surf and fun near some of the world’s best waves. To book your stay at the Turtle Bay Resort, click here. To sign up for North Shore Surf Lessons and other Oahu Ocean activities, click here.