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Golf is a luxurious game! It’s known for being a gentleman's sport, a business deal-maker, and the most well-dressed sport out there.
How can you make it more luxurious, you may ask? Well, some of the best golf courses in the world are just a charter plane away.
If you or your partner is an avid golfer, why not take a quick flight to one of the most luxurious golf courses? Play a round, have a delicious meal, and fly back home as the sun sets for a romantic and unforgettable experience.
Here are some golf courses near airports across the country that you may consider taking an outing to. Many of these are private courses, but some scouting before you arrive is likely to find a member willing to put you up.
If you’re looking for an all-round top-notch luxury experience, Flint Hills National Golf Club is it. You’ll need to be accompanied by a member, but it’s well worth finding someone to sponsor you for a round with your partner.
The course is pristine and surrounded by trees. Numerous bunkers lie in wait for unsuspecting players, but the (mostly) fairly straight fairways can make for an advantage if you get your drive right. Keep an eye out for the southern wind, which could throw you off-course.
Not only is the course great for all skill levels, but the service is renowned for being fantastic. The rustic clubhouse is also a deluxe experience, and will be remembered for a wonderful outing.
Closest Airport: Will Rogers Wiley Post Memorial, 4.3 miles
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This course is well worth the play and should be on every golfer’s bucket list. It’s in Bend, Oregon, which means it isn’t exactly a stone’s throw away from Portland International airport. But, you’re in luck - you can get a private charter plane to zoom you over there for some of the most amazing golf in the region.
Designed by golfing great Jack Nicklaus, the course is impressive and pristine. Juniper forests and unique lava formations are just some of the amazing sights. If you thought golf couldn’t be romantic, think again! The Cascades as your backdrop is breathtaking, too, and adds to the romance of it all. The course accommodates all levels of golfers and has rare back-to-back par-5s.
Closest Airport: Bend Municipal Airport, 7.9 miles
This spectacular golf course is just a little more than 2 miles away from the local airport, so you won’t waste a stitch of time getting your drive on.
Breathtaking views, challenging gameplay, and unique scenery, including a waterfall (that would make a fantastic proposal spot!), make this course well worth the play. Regardless of your score, it’s absolutely worth experiencing together on this special day.
Closest Airport: Morgantown Municipal Airport-Walter L. Bill Hart Field, 2.3 miles
The beautifully manicured lawns of the Scioto Country Club may hide the challenge of the course, but they perfectly express the elegant experience of playing here.
Five different major tournaments have been held here, the most recent being the 2016 US Senior Open. This is an indication of the quality of everything from the course to the clubhouse.
Scioto is also known for being one of the most challenging opening 5 holes around, so come prepared for a hard fight. It will be worth it when you reach the end together, though!
Closest Airport: Bolton Field, 8.4 miles
If you thought you couldn’t play golf in a desert, you’d be wrong. Aptly nicknamed the “Queen of the Desert” by some of its members, this course is loved for its architecture and finely-crafted holes.
You’ll need to find a member who’s willing to take you along as a guest, but the challenge and interesting environment is well worth it. The mix of desert scenery and lush greens is a striking and beautiful sight, and even the frustration of the challenging holes is somehow enjoyable when you’re experiencing it with your SO.
Closest Airport: Bermuda Dunes, 6.2 miles
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this seaside links-esque course is incredible, not only in the golf play, but also the breathtaking views.
You don’t need to be a member to enjoy a round here. You’re welcome to reserve a tee time any time, and you’ll be glad you did.
The club actually offers two courses. Both, although fairly flat, are rough and rugged, providing a decent challenge for even advanced golfers.
Don’t let your experience stop there, though. Savor a scrumptious meal at the restaurant and spend a romantic night in one of their luxurious rooms or cottages before flying back the next day.
Closest Airport: Frankfort Dow Memorial Field, 9.4 miles
Every one of these golf courses is within 10 miles of the airport, so you won’t waste much time getting there and starting your round.
Many of these courses are only frequented by locals, but they all provide a superior playing experience that you’ll enjoy if you take the time to visit them!
Don’t let member-only courses put you off. If you’re serious about golf, they’re spectacular courses to play on. All you need to do is put the word out and you may find yourself flying in on a private jet in no time.
If you love someone who loves golf, this could be the perfect, exciting, luxurious experience! Pack your bags and you are ready to go!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer who loves to travel around the globe for golf. During his off times, he writes about golf on his publication site, http://golfinfluence.com/. His enthusiasm for golf starts at an early age when his father brought him to a local golf course. For more tips and tricks about golf, Jordan has a lot to share on his site.Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer.
After the last 2 years of dealing with the pandemic and packing on those COVID pounds here are some motivational quotes that can be the spark plugs to our wellness engines. You can have a full tank of gas, a clean carburetor, all the fluids topped off, and 300 horsepower of Detroit’s finest under the hood, but you’re going nowhere without that initial spark. In your quest for well-being, you need a catalyst to move you from idle to ideal. Here are some motivational jolts to inspire you to get your health and fitness vehicle moving.
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Thomas Paine said, “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” You will have conflicts with making time for exercise each day. The treadmill will conflict with your enjoyment of the living-room couch and its fluffy pillows. Your body will engage in conflict with dumbbells and exercise balls as it seeks better health. Embrace these conflicts with excitement, and walk through the smoke and fire. Triumph is waiting on the other side.
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John F. Kennedy said, “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” The firefighter’s 55-pound weight loss did not just happen one day on a call. The computer programmer’s success in the Chicago Marathon did not just happen on a Sunday in October. The 4th grade teacher’s significant drop in cholesterol level did not just happen the day before spring break. These people made things happen…and it took time.
Ralph Marston of The Daily Motivator website, wrote, “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” Let today be the first day in 28 years without a cigarette. Stay an extra five minutes on the recumbent bike at the gym today. Start training today for the three-day breast cancer walk that is scheduled for the fall. Tomorrow is always waiting to see what you put in your piggy bank today. Invest wisely and watch the dividends grow.
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Jill McLemore once said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars.” Set that goal to trim 75 pounds from your body. Only losing 42 pounds puts you way out there with the North Star. Aim to run 750 miles this year. Coming up 68 miles short will still put you past that former planet Pluto and on your way to the Orion constellation. Dropping eight waist sizes by Christmas instead of the projected 10 will let you glow with the luminescence of several brilliant wonders in the sky. By the way, I think there’s a full moon tonight!
Zig Ziglar stated, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Tom Cruise was another aspiring pretty face in Hollywood about 30 years ago before starting to audition for parts in TV shows. Jared Fogle was a morbidly obese college student at Indiana University in the 1990s before beginning his Subway diet. Mark Zuckerberg was just another starry-eyed Ivy Leaguer until he began to implement a social network idea. They all have that common bond: They started something.
These motivational quotes should help get your wellness engine running and once your car is started there’s no telling where your health and fitness can go. Don't forget to end me a postcard when you get there!
This health and fitness article is brought to you by that guy who’s sneaky like a black hole and bright like a nebula. My name is Ron Blake and I can be found playing with my telescope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“I wish I could work out, too, but I just don’t have the motivation!”
Give me a dollar for every time I’ve heard that and I’d be in Cabo San Lucas with an umbrella drink right now. Let’s identify a few of your motivations to get you on the right path. They are there … you just need to realize them so you can make it a great 2022.
How about getting healthy so you can be at that Christmas celebration in 30 years with all the family gathered around and exchanging presents? There will be nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, children and maybe some grandchildren, all enjoying the sounds and sights of the season. That would be amazing!
How about being healthy so you can watch the first man land on Mars in 2030? You hear all the talk about preparing for a mission to Mars, but it will be a long time in coming. Just think if you were alive and well to see it happen!
How about being healthy so you can attend that 60-year class reunion? It might even be nice to walk into the function with a spring in your step and a glow of health about you! Many of your classmates will have walked past St. Peter and those pearly gates by that time, but you can give yourself a chance to stay here with some proactive measures.
How about being healthy so you can spend more time being relaxed and retired? It would be awesome to just not have to do anything you didn’t want to do! Get up every day and use that watch they gave you as a fashion accessory only. With a healthy body, you can spend ample time in the lap of leisure well into your 90s.
How about being healthy so you can walk your dog with your grandkids or great-nephews after that Thanksgiving meal many years down the road? It will be so cool to have that turkey dinner with all the relatives, but it’ll be even more fun to be able to move around without having to catch your breath between steps.
How about being healthy so you can continue to enjoy vibrant sunsets, thrilling football games, colorful leaves in the fall, summer barbecues, or birthday cards in the mail?
Everyone can find the motivation to work out! You just have to identify which motivation will get you to your starting line each day and which will help you get to your daily finish line.
There are plenty of great things to enjoy in life. Find your motivation and start earning your frequent flyer miles for your healthy life. Then soar into the future with excitement about what will be!
This article of motivation is brought to you by a guy who knows a good thing when he sees it. That guy of good vision is Ron Blake, and he can be spotted on that bright horizon at email@example.com.