10 days tour / 5 courses in the south
Play golf and discover the southern United States and its historic cities with some of the most renowned golf courses in the world.
We suggest 3 steps for this circuit, to plunge into the history and architecture of the South East Coast:
- Discover St Augustine in northern Florida, oldest city in the United States, and the landing place of the conquistadors in the 16th century. Traces of the origins of the country appear throughout the city, from the “Castillo de San Marcos” fortress (17th century) up to the watchtower of Fort Matanzas National Monument.
- St Augustine, it is also the World Golf Hall of Fame, instead of exhibits featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photographs tracing the history of golf and its members.
A few miles from St Augustine, come to defy the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, host of the Players Championship, considered the fifth major golf championship, work of the legendary Pete Dye. Strike a pose in front of the 17th hole and its famous island green that destroyed many hopes of the world’s best players.
- Travel along the shady streets of Savannah, one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, with its typical Georgian architecture. City of the Old South, Savannah is a mix of ghosts’ legends and slaves in love with forgotten pirates … A trip to Savannah, it is getting to the heart of the days gone by America.
Stay on Hilton Head Island, where you can play 33 golf courses including Harbour Town Golf Links, a Pete Dye’s design, and his famous red and white lighthouse in focus from hole #18.
- Visit the aristocratic Charleston, town of history, surrounded by plantations, with its architecture dating from before the Civil War. The city seems suspended in time.
Stay at Kiawah Island, enjoy its vast beaches and play, among others, the Ocean Course, another Pete Dye’s masterpiece and host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship won by Rory Mc Ilroy . This windy seaside course is a real test of golf.