Home Golf Simulators Make for the Best Virtual Summer Golf Trips – Top 4 Virtual Golf Trip Itineraries
If you haven’t planned your summer golf trip yet, Golfzon’s luxury golf simulators are here to help. With some of the best golf courses available on a Golfzon simulator, why leave your house?
While golf travel can be exhilarating, it can also be exhausting — that’s where the best home golf simulator comes in. Rather than packing up each night to head to a new golf course, why don’t you set up a virtual summer golf trip in the comfort of your home? Invite your golf buddies and plan a week of golf you’ll never forget.
Plus, depending on your golf simulator room design, you could have food and beverages on tap — no need to wait for the turn to stock up on your favorite golf snacks.
Playing on a Golfzon simulator is as close as you can get to playing the real golf course. Golfzon’s mapping process is unparalleled, from the land and drone photography and topographical data, to the designs and pin locations. By visiting each course and studying it in detail, Golfzon ensures you are playing the same exact golf course.
Golfzon golf simulators allow you to utilize all of your clubs, from tee to green, and the moving swing plate emulates any lie you’d find on the course; transforming your space into your favorite course in the blink of an eye.
Some notable Golfzon courses, such as the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and the Old Course at St Andrews, are popular among golfers. There are several other notable golf courses across the world you can play without all the travel, such as the Mission Hills courses in China or the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa.
With over 190 golf course options, Golfzon has created several golf trip itineraries of various lengths to quench your golf travel thirst. Whether you want to emulate a realistic golf trip and play golf courses in one area, fill your week with major championship courses or play some exotic international golf courses, Golfzon has a trip for you thanks to their best indoor golf simulator.
7 Days on Your Home Golf Simulator on the East Coast of the United States
With a plethora of golf courses on the East Coast of the United States, Golfzon tried its best to narrow the list down to 7. Keeping in mind there are other golf course options, here is your first golf trip itinerary.
Day 1: PGA National Golf Club – The Champion
The Champion at PGA National Golf Club is known for two reasons — the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and the Bear Trap. Kick off your virtual golf trip with one of the most popular Tour stops in golf — Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Bear Trap, which earned its name after Jack Nicklaus designed three of the most difficult holes in golf, takes place on holes 15-17 and is marked by the famous bear statue.
Day 2: PGA National Golf Club – The Estate
Since the finishing holes on The Champion can sometimes cause you to lose a few golf balls (if you weren’t playing virtually), Golfzon recommends heading down the road to PGA National’s Estate course. Shorter than PGA National’s four other courses, The Estate is a fun way to decompress by enjoying the wide fairways and larger greens.
Day 3: PGA National Golf Club – The Fazio
Now, you’re probably wondering why PGA National has made the cut yet again, but with 90 holes of golf to choose from, it’s best to take your time here. The Fazio golf course, originally named The Haig, was debuted after renovations that increased the green sizes and added Celebration Bermuda Grass. This course is fun for golfers of all skill levels and the perfect way to begin ramping up for the rest of your trip.
Day 4: World Golf Village – Slammer & Squire Golf Course
Heading north to St. Augustine, Florida, you will find the World Golf Village, home of the Golf Hall of Fame. At the Slammer & Squire Golf Course, you can play an open layout that features the wetlands of Florida. This is another great day to get your game back in shape before the rest of the golf trip.
Day 5: World Golf Village – King & Bear Golf Course
Also in St. Augustine, the King & Bear Golf Course is the only jointly designed course by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Though you’re virtually in Florida, you’ll play some links-style and Florida-style golf at this course. This course maxes out at just over 7,200 yards, so make sure you have your driver.
Day 6: Harbour Town Golf Links
Next stop is Hilton Head, South Carolina, where you can virtually play another PGA Tour stop on a golf simulator. Harbour Town Golf Links, which immediately brings the iconic red-and-white striped lighthouse to mind, is a must-play Pete Dye course that requires a lot of creative thinking.
Day 7: Quail Hollow Club
The last stop of this itinerary brings you to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also a PGA Championship course, Quail Hollow has some tough finishing holes, named the Green Mile after a Stephen King novel, that will make you thankful you’re not losing any golf balls this trip. What better way to end your summer virtual golf trip than with brilliant shots and funny stories?
3 Days on the Best Golfzon Courses on the West Coast of the United States
The West Coast of the United States is home to some of the most famous golf courses in the world — and you can play them from your luxury home golf simulator. You may be following this itinerary on your golf simulator now, but after you’ve played these golf courses, there’s a good chance you and the rest of your foursome are booking flights to California.
Day 1: Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Spyglass Hill Golf Course is located in Pebble Beach, California, where the entirety of this virtual golf trip will take place. One of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am courses, Spyglass Hill promises both challenge and beauty, even through an impact screen. Though Spyglass Hill has not hosted a major yet, this course is definitely worthy.
Day 2: Poppy Hills Golf Course
Another Pebble Beach course, Poppy Hills is touted as “firm, fast and fun.” Compared to playing in a national park due to its forest scenery, this golf course is the only one in Pebble Beach with bent grass, giving you different conditions you can feel through the Golfzon multi-surface hitting and putting mat.
Day 3: Pebble Beach – Del Monte Golf Course
Playing the Del Monte Golf Course at Pebble Beach is the perfect way to round out your virtual California golf trip. This course opened in 1897 and is one of the oldest golf courses in the west. Del Monte is considered the true test of a golfer, so whoever wins this round of the trip will have some serious bragging rights.
4 Days Virtually Playing Major Championship Courses
Just like the Tour players, you have four chances in this itinerary to test your game on major championship-level courses — even from a residential golf simulator. Total your scores after the fourth round and see who in your foursome is the ultimate major champion.
Day 1: St Andrews Links – Old Course
Who doesn’t want to play St Andrews Links, especially the Old Course? Now you can on the best indoor golf simulator. The oldest golf course in the world, the Old Course at St Andrews has hosted the Open Championship 29 times since the 19th century, with more to come. Test your skills on some of the most (in)famous bunkers in the world on Golfzon’s multi-surface hitting mats, which realistically simulates the sand you’d find on any course.
Day 2: Bethpage Black Course
Host of the PGA Championship and two U.S. Opens, Bethpage Black Course is the best way to start off the American section of this virtual trip. Golf Digest has ranked Bethpage Black Course as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, and it’s located on Long Island, New York. While this course has the legendary sign warning golfers of the course’s difficulty and recommending only “highly skilled golfers” set a tee time, you can play without fear on your Golfzon golf simulator.
Day 3: Ocean Course at Kiawah Island
With ocean views and high winds, you’ll want your A-game for your round at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. In South Carolina, this course has hosted two PGA Championships, in addition to a Senior PGA Championship and a Ryder Cup. If you’re playing this itinerary simply to experience major championship courses on the best home golf simulator, switch up the game today and play Ryder Cup-style.
Day 4: Pebble Beach Golf Links
Quickly flying over to California via your home golf simulator, you and your buddies will end your majors tour at Pebble Beach Golf Links — the #1 public golf course in the United States. Pebble Beach Golf Links has hosted six U.S. Opens, with more on the schedule. Finish your virtual golf trip reminiscing (and attempting to recreate) the shots of so many Tour players and celebrities on this historic course.
7 Days on the Best Golfzon Courses Around the World
One of the biggest perks of owning the best golf simulator is having the ability to play famous golf courses all over the world from the comfort of your home. Golfzon simulators have tons of international courses to choose from, so you can continent-jump to your heart’s content.
Day 1: Phoenix Golf Resort – Champion Course
Host of the 1st PGA World Masters Pro Golf Championship, this course is also home to the “the biggest and most beautiful Golf Resort,” as rated by the Vietnam Guinness Book of World Records. Designed by Ronald Fream, each of the three courses at Phoenix Golf Course takes advantage of severe fairway and green undulations as well as clever routing around stunning cliffs.
Day 2: Mission Hills Shenzhen – Faldo Course
Jumping over to China, you have several Mission Hills golf courses to choose from, though Golfzon went with the Faldo Course in Shenzhen. Nick Faldo compares his course to TPC Sawgrass, citing its stadium status amongst the mountains.
Day 3: TPC Kuala Lumpur – West
The number two golf course in Malaysia, the West Course at TPC Kuala Lumpur is a challenge to behold. Losing the first spot to its counterpart, the East Course, the West Course has undergone renovations that continue to make this one of the toughest golf courses in the world.
Day 4: Moscow City Golf Club
Moscow City Golf Club was the first golf course in Russia. Approved by Mikhail Gorbachev during his presidency in the 1980s, this course has seen its fair share of celebrities and Russian leaders. Only a 9-hole course, experience Russia’s first take on golf without flying halfway across the world.
Day 5: Royal Aberdeen Golf Club
Next stop takes you to Scotland, where the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club holds its legacy. While the exact establishment order is still debated, Royal Aberdeen is one of the oldest golf courses in the world. A classic links-style course, the front nine has garnered the most attention for its layout along the North Sea. Despite the charm on the front nine, all 18 holes are considered difficult.
Day 6: Evian Resort Golf Club
Hopping down to France, enjoy the Evian Resort Golf Club, home of the fifth LPGA Tour major championship each year. Formerly known as the Evian Masters, the Evian Championship takes place on one of the oldest golf courses in France and has quite the view of Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Day 7: Gary Player Country Club
Last, but certainly not least, round out your world golf tour with the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa. The longest golf course in the world, the Gary Player Country Club is almost 8,000 yards from the tips. With strategic bunker placements and fast greens, all of which can be simulated on Golfzon’s golf mat, conquering this course is the best way to end a week of virtual golf travel.
No matter where you want to play virtual golf, Golfzon simulators are ready to take you there. Whether you are interested in exploring local courses or playing abroad, the best Golfzon courses are here for the taking.
Of course, rather than follow one of the itineraries above, you can also go through the 190+ golf courses Golfzon has to offer and choose which you’d like to play. You can also create a game of sorts and randomly select your next golf course. When you have the Golf Digest best premium golf simulator in your home, you have endless opportunities to play whichever virtual golf courses you’d like.