All guys need a “man-cation”. Guys need to bond just like the ladies do. They seek their guy talk and friendly competition more than one might think. Sometimes men don’t always form relationships as easily as women. Male bonding is important and a crucial fact for a well-rounded male. Some might say that women bond with conversations and men bond by doing. Guys’ trips create stories and memories that will last a lifetime.
There are many trips to plan for a group of men. Golf is one of them! Golf is a popular trip to plan because it’s somewhat easy. They don’t want to cram seven activities, 3 dinners, 12 outfits and a glam team into one long weekend just for the gram (you know, Instagram). Golf is the perfect outing for a weekend away for just the boys!
A typical weekend environment might include a round of 27-36 holes a day, dinner at a local hot spot, and maybe a poker game before bed. All while engaging in the camaraderie with each other.
These golf outings aren’t just regular neighborhood golf at your local watering hole where everyone knows the car you drive and your kid’s birthday. Depending on the courses you choose, these trips are luxury.
Signature golf courses require walking. No carts allowed. The good news is that most of the resorts provide you with a caddy for hire. You can ship your clubs using Ship Sticks for hassle free travel and have them ready for you when you check in. Assign your different teams for the weekend and enjoy some laughs. Bring your bug spray, because you will all be following each other into the woods looking for your lost balls.
Here are 7 courses to enjoy your yearly guys trip:
Top 7 Golf Courses for the Ultimate Guys Trip
Coeur d’ Alene Golf Course- Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho World Famous Float Green, only reachable by boat Floating Green restaurant "A Golf Experience like no other"
Whistling Straits - Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Hosting the 2020 Ryder Cup Course is set along two miles of the Lake Michigan Shoreline
Erin Hills Golf Course- Erin, Wisconsin Breathtaking views, hosted 2017 U.S. Open 3 1/2 Miles longer than the average course Not a single Tree on the course, all marsh
Pinehurst Golf Resort- Pinehurst, North Carolina Will be hosting the 2024 U.S. Open Championship Truly such a historic resort
World Woods Golf Club- Brooksville, Florida A Walk in the woods #1 course in the State of Florida Well manicured and professional
Streamsong Resort - Bowling Green, Florida One of a kind onsite clubhouse Three courses to play, along with a two acre putting course Activities to enjoy are Fishing, Shooting and Archery while you stay.
The Quarry at Black Diamond Ranch- Lecanto, Florida Elevations such as an abandoned Limestone Quarry Pit and Cliffs Private Club, but stay and play options available for Guests
If golf doesn’t excite you, there are lots of other guy trips to be planned…..
Additional Guy Trip Ideas:
- Hunting Trips
- Fishing Trips
- Camping/ RV Travel Trips
- Ski Trips
- Motorcycle Trips
- Out of Town Games
Check out Men’s Health for 25 Transformative Trips Every Guy should take.
**All Pictures were taken by my dad from his golfing trips**