With role models like Rory McIlroy spurring on the young, and legends like Jack Nicklaus still inspiring seasoned golfers, golf continues to be a sport of interest to all ages.
Making golf a big part of your family vacation gives all generations an opportunity to share experiences and new destinations with one another.
Great family golf resorts offers instructional programs, club fitting, family activities and accommodations, and courses for those who don't hit the ball as far, with an atmosphere that's friendly to those of all ages. Also key are good food options, proximity to an area with lots of activities to provide satisfaction and fun for everyone.
Some destinations that stand out for family golf vacations include - Pinehurst, North Carolina, steeped in tradition and beauty, boasting family recreational facilities, one of the top-rated courses for women, packages for kids, and a world-class spa everyone can enjoy.
Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona is family-friendly yet refined, with forward tees, lessons for kids, lots of other activities nearby, and full kitchens and laundry rooms.
For an off-the-beaten-track family golf vacation, try Central Oregon's Black Butte Ranch Resort. Ranked in the top 75 North American resorts by Golf Digest in 2004, this resort offers lots of activities for kids, 36 holes of golf, a great summer climate, and an incredibly beautiful setting.