The 5 Best Luxury RV Resorts for Golfing Enthusiasts
If you’re a golfer, you’ll probably agree that there’s no better way to check out the best courses than from your RV. Many of the finest luxury RV resorts have stellar golf courses either on the resort property or close by, so you can have the best of both worlds – all the conveniences of home and five-star resort amenities.
We’ve curated this list of five of the best luxury RV resorts for golfing enthusiasts to help you live out your passions for RVing and golfing. Designed by some of the top names in the industry, these courses will challenge your skills. But, the resorts on this list offer so much more than an amazing round of golf. They’re located in some of the most scenic parts of the US and offer a wide range of things to do. Go for the golf, but don’t miss out on the amazing things beyond the 18th green.
1. The Springs at Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course, California
The Springs at Borrego is located in the stunning Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, northeast of San Diego in Borrego Springs. The resort features a David Pfaff designed 9-hole championship golf course that’s open to all RV guests. Built in 2003 by Thomas Fredericks, a celebrated golf course builder, the 36 par course features narrow fairways lined with palm trees, challenging sand traps, water features, and even an island green. You can practice your swing on the driving range, or even hone your skills by signing up for a lesson with an LPGA pro.
While The Springs at Borrego is a desert oasis for golfers, the resort offers a lot of other amenities and activities for campers. Grab a massage at the spa, or soak in the resort’s hot mineral baths or outdoor salt pool. The Springs also features two tennis courts, a pickleball center, a fitness center, and fishing opportunities. The sun shines 300 days a year in Borrego Springs, but when it settles below the horizon, be sure to check out California’s only Dark Sky community, certified by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). Limited light pollution in the area gives you an incredible star-gazing experience, especially through the Bowlus’ unique skylights.
RVers will love the resort’s spacious campsites with paved pads and patios. Sites include full hookups, free cable and wi-fi, and landscaping designed for privacy. The resort is pet friendly and has three dog parks, two of which have separate sections for small and big dogs. While your pup is running free in the dog park, you can keep a watchful eye out from a comfy chair under a canopy.
2. Ocean View Resort Campground & Shore Gate Golf Club, New Jersey
Situated on 180 wooded acres midway between Atlantic City and Wildwood, the Ocean View Resort Campground offers a luxurious camping experience and amenities galore. The campground offers full hookups, a fire ring, and a picnic table. Just three miles from some of the finest beaches on the Jersey shore, you can spend the day soaking up the sun and dipping your toes in the Atlantic Ocean.
If you’re aiming for a less sandy experience, you can hit the links at the Shore Gate Golf Club, which is right next door to the resort. Frequently listed among the top courses in New Jersey, the 72 par, 18 hole course has 7 water hazards, 88 bunkers and sprawls through 245 wooded acres. If you need a little help staying out of the sand, you can get tips from the club’s golf pros during a private lesson.
The nearby area also features a variety of water sports, including boating, sea kayaking, and saltwater fishing. You can take a whale watching cruise, stroll Wildwood’s boardwalks, and check out the historic Cape May Point lighthouse. If you’re looking for a night on the town, take a quick trip to Atlantic City to try your luck at one of the city’s many casinos or indulge at one of its amazing restaurants.
3. Wanee Lake Golf and RV Park, Georgia
Located less than an hour east of Albany, Georgia is Ashburn’s Wanee Lake Golf and RV Park. The challenging 9-hole golf course is set among the region’s rolling hills. The course offers chipping and putting areas, and a driving range where you can hone your tee shot. The resort’s 7-acre lake offers challenges to golfers and provides a great place to practice your casting skills too – the fishing is great! If you want to work on your tennis swing, you can do that at Wanee Lake too. There’s a full size lighted tennis court on the property. After you’ve hit the links, the courts, or the lake, you can cool off in the park’s sports lounge with a drink from the bar, or take a dip in the pool and soak in the park’s serenity.
The Wanee Lake RV Park features large pull-through sites, full hookups, grills, picnic tables and fire pits. Many of the sites at this pet friendly resort offer golf course views.
If you’re up for an adventure, head west to Albany for the day where you can visit the Flint RiverQuarium, explore the revered Radium Springs Gardens, or grab dinner.
4. Lajitas Golf Resort, Texas
The 27,000 acre Lajitas Golf Resort is located just outside Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas on the banks of the Rio Grande. In the days of the wild west, General “Black Jack” Pershing chased Pancho Villa through the area and across the Rio Grande. Today, Lajitas combines the region’s historic legacy and natural beauty with all the amenities of a five-star resort.
Black Jack’s Crossing Golf Club has 18 fabulous holes designed by PGA Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins and is consistently ranked among the top courses in the state of Texas. Start your round in the pro shop, which is housed in the circa 1800s historic Lajitas Trading Post. Then, hit the links and take in the stunning mesas and the rugged desert as you weave your way through the challenging “Texas sized” course.
The Maverick Ranch RV Park offers luxurious camping for RVers. The pet friendly park has a swimming pool, full hookups, a clubhouse, a dog park, and nearby river access. Maverick Ranch guests have full access to all the resort’s amenities, including the golf course. Other highlights include the Agave Spa, which offers massages, facials, and body treatments. There’s also a zipline, standup paddle boarding, an equestrian center, a fitness center, bird watching, mountain biking, hiking, and a variety of shooting activities. If you want to venture outside of the resort, nearby Big Bend National Park is not to be missed.
If you don’t feel like cooking at your campsite, the resort has 4 on-site dining options where you can grab some Tex Mex, a pizza, baked goods, or a quick sandwich. You can also grab last minute supplies at the Lajitas General Store, which has been open since 1949.
5. Mill Race, Pennsylvania
If you’re looking to test your golf skills, you’ll want to hit the links at Pennsylvania’s Mill Race. Located in Benton, less than an hour west of Wilkes-Barre, Mill Race is the only golf and camping resort in Pennsylvania.
The 18-hole course features fairways and greens that are impeccably manicured and has challenging sand traps and water features. There’s a pro shop on site, as well as a driving range and putting green.
The campground at Mill Run is award winning and welcomes both seasonal and short term campers. The sites offer full hookups and many are located right on the resort’s fishing pond, offering easy access to anglers. Other RV sites offer stunning golf course views.
Ricketts Glen State Park is just twenty minutes down the road and is one of the most scenic parts of the state. There are 26 miles of hiking trails, stunning waterfalls, swimming, boating, and fishing. If birding is more your style, the park, which is a part of the Audubon Susquehanna River Birding and Wildlife Trail, has 23 different species, including bald eagles.
To learn about more great luxury RV resorts, check out our list of the top 10. The Petoskey RV Resort in Michigan, Moorings Oceanfront RV Resort in Maine, Bluewater Key RV Resort in Florida, and Normandy Farms in Massachusetts are also great destinations for golfers!