Tee off at these exclusive golf destinations and also discover uber-luxe culture and cuisine.
If channeling your inner Dustin Johnson is paramount this summer, the following hot spots will challenge any veteran golfer. And après tee time is arguably as important as birdies and mulligans. As such, your end-of-summer hit list to perfecting par and play.
PLAY: Maroon Creek Club – Located just three miles from downtown Aspen, this Tom Fazio-designed course features some of the best views in the Roaring Fork Valley and is a favorite among part-time Aspenites Jack Nicholson and Kevin Costner.
STAY: Hotel Jerome – Past meets present at this historical gem of Aspen. This summer debuts phase two of a major design overhaul. Stay at one of the new three-bedroom, residence style suites and make sure to sip a nightcap at its new speakeasy, Bad Harriet.
SEE: Aspen Art Museum – As the downtown contemporary cultural hub of Aspen, summer exhibitions include work by Larry Bell, Yto Barrada, Jay DeFeoe, and Paula Hayes. Make time for lunch at the rooftop SO Café.
SPA: Reméde Spa – Aspen’s ultimate wellness warrior, Reméde’s customized deep tissue massage combats weary leg and back muscles—perhaps the only complaint of Aspen’s penchant for trailblazing. Post treatment, the spa’s oxygen lounge is the perfect primer for continued elevated pursuits.
PLAY: Willowbend Country Club – Nestled on Cape Cod and winding along Shoestring Bay and the property’s posctard-perfect cranberry bogs, Willowbend features 27 holes of championship golf on three nines. As the host to several annual events, the course has seen the likes of Greg Norman, Mark Wahlberg, Nick Faldo, and Samuel L. Jackson.
STAY: XV Beacon – When returning from tee time on the Cape, this Beacon Hill design star has quickly become a go-to for architecture and culture buffs, with just 63 meticulously appointed rooms and the stylish Mooo steakhouse.
SEE: Rebel Rebel Wine Bar – The new kid on the block at Bow Market, this innovative wine bar is owned by Boston entrepreneur Lauren Friel (a self-admitted wine geek), and hosts “Wine 101” classes every Sunday.
SPA: Rowes Wharf Health Club & Spa – Located in the posh Boston Harbor Hotel, this private spa and fitness center attracts a see-and-be-seen crowd. Book the Shiatsu Therapy—a Japanese style body treatment that balances energy and removes toxins.
PLAY: The Governor’s Club – This private, 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature course plays along the Tennessee foothills with challenging terrain and notable stone and rock features. Perfect your swing at two putting greens and an extensive practice facility.
STAY: The Hermitage Hotel – History buffs, rejoice. As Nashville’s original hotel, this opulent Southern belle features oversized rooms and artwork that frames the city’s storied past. Happy hour at the Oak Room is a must.
SEE: The Nashville Theater – One of Nashville’s most famous stages, this community hub hosts top musical powerhouses, theater, family shows, dance and comedy. Any night of the week is a guaranteed good time.
SPA: Blackberry Farm Wellhouse – Yes, it’s a three-hour drive from Nashville, but well worth the trek to beautiful eastern Tennessee. Famous for its farm-to-table cuisine, lesser known but equally as impressive is its spa. And while you’re here, you may as well book a room and visit the Blackberry Brewery, too.
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