With summer beginning, one may expect temperatures to continue to rise. For some golfers, the thought of going to the golf course in 95+ degree temperatures is less than desirable. To avoid sweating profusely and the possibility of heat stroke, pack up your golf clubs and head north.
The temperate summers of the North make road trips well worth the drive when you can happily hit the green in moderate temperatures. If you are looking to escape the heat this summer, check out these four golfing destinations.
- Northern Michigan
Michigan contains some of the best-ranked golf courses in the United States. One of Michigan’s top courses is Gaylord, which is described as America’s Summer Golf Mecca. At one of Gaylord’s 15 golf courses, you can truly lose yourself in a game as you play alongside dense woods and forests.
Average Monthly Temperatures in Gaylord: June, 74°; July, 78°; August, 76°
While the peak of golf season lasts only a few months in Maine, it is well worth the visit. If you are interested in traveling to Maine, you can purchase a Golf Maine Passport that grants you access to 35 of Maine’s golf courses for less than 400 dollars. This program is designed for golfers to experience some of Maine’s best courses without breaking the bank.
Average Monthly Temperatures in August: June, 75°; July, 81°; August, 79°
- Brainerd, Minnesota
Brainerd contains more than 450 holes of golf. This area is very well known for golf as many famous players like Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Joel Goldstrand, and Dye Designs have helped in constructing some of the most well-known courses in the area. Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Golf have nationally recognized a few of the area’s golf courses.
Average Monthly Temperatures in August: June, 76°; July, 81°; August, 79°
- Pacific Northwest
The air that rolls off the Pacific Ocean collides with the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges and keeps Seattle’s weather very pleasant throughout the summer. With the cool breeze, you can not only enjoy a round of golf but enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest Mountains, as well.
If you are looking for spectacular views while golfing, travel to Chambers Bay. Less than an hour’s drive from Seattle, this golf course spans over 250 acres and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The course was once the site of the U.S. Amateur in 2010 and hosted the U.S. Open in 2015.
Average Monthly Temperatures in Seattle: June, 70°; July, 75°; August, 75°
If you find yourself wanting to escape the sweltering days of summer, but still want to work on your golfing skills, look into these destinations. Both the mild weather and beautiful scenery will be worth the trip there.