Did you know that a cruise ship can be your caddy to some of the most remarkable golf courses ever built? Imagine golfing Mexico's Cabo del Sol, which debuted on Golf Magazine's list of Top 100 Courses in the World. Teeing off in the midst of the Arubian desert at Tierra del Sol. Looking down the fairway at Mauna Lani, built over a prehistoric lava flow on the big island of Hawaii. Best of all, unpack once and discover a new destination each morning.
While you're sightseeing or soaking up the sun,cruise line staff will arrange tee-off times, carts, caddies, and transportation to the golf course.
Back on the ship, you can take advantage of state-of-the-art teaching computers, video lessons, and professional advice (often from PGA Professionals) to improve your game.
The possibilities of adding a little fairway time to your cruise vacation are endless. Between visiting the Roman Coliseum and climbing the spiral staircases at La Segrada Familia in Barcelona, you may want to take in a round at Valderrama in Cadiz, Spain. This is considered the number one golf course in mainland Europe by Golf World. While cruising the British Isles, why not earn bragging rights as the first kid on your block to golf the legendary St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland?
If the exotic is more your style, a golf cruise to the South Pacific can take you from the world-famous Sydney Opera House across the Java Sea for a visit to the Grand Mosque in Semerang, Indonesia. You continue to Singapore for a round of golf at the tight-and-tricky Raffles Country Club.
The Caribbean is a favorite destination for many of us golfers and there are plenty of golf courses to play. While you meander through the Caribbean Sea, visiting the quaint islands rich with history, culture, and incredible weather, you can also play some fabulous courses. Grand Cayman Island offers The Links at Safe Haven. This course is reminiscent of old Scottish coastal courses, while the famed Mahogany Run on the island of St. Thomas claims #14 (Par 3 - 173 yards) and is one of the most picturesque holes to play anywhere in the world.
After your day on the links, you can return to your floating resort for some 19th Hole refreshments. Follow this with a gourmet dinner and your choice of live music, broadway-style entertainment, casino action, or simply polishing the clubs for the next day's adventure at a brand new destination.
The best part is that, with all your vacation details taken care of, you can concentrate on the really important things like shaving a couple of strokes off your game.