Best Father’s Day Golf Trips

Father's day

Every third Sunday in June, children are thinking about what they can do with their father on Father’s Day. Should you take him out to eat, spend the day relaxing, or something else? If your Dad is a golfer, here are 3 options that will surley put a smile on the face.

Father’s Day Golf Trips

Staying Local

The first and most common trip is a trip to the local course for a round of golf with dad. Often, local courses have 1-day father/child tournaments to participate in. You can also just set up a tee time and go spend the day at the golf course. Arrive early for breakfast at the clubhouse and have lunch and beverages after the round. Spending time just talking with dad and enjoying the company goes a long way. While not the most elaborate of trips, many fathers have the best time of his life on one of these outings. Some are even fortunate enough to bring multiple generations. Any dad would love the opportunity to play a round with his child and his father on Father’s Day.

Weekend Getaway

Father's Palm Beach

For something a little bigger, try a weekend escape to a golf resort. Planning a Friday, Saturday night stay at a nearby resort offers an escape from the norm. Plus, it’s a chance to play a few rounds at a different course. While some like to plan on playing 36 holes a day, every day they are there, I prefer to take a less golf approach. Leaving plenty of time for non-golf and relaxing activities is just as important. Many great memories from golf get-a-ways aren’t made on the golf course. The time spent at the pool, at dinner, or even just sitting in the room talking has a lasting effect.

Major Destination

father's day us open 2017

Now for the dream trip for most any father who plays golf: seeing the US Open live. Every year, the final round of the US Open is played on Father’s Day. What better way to say thank you to dad than taking him to watch the best players in the world be tested? If you live close to the location the tournament is being held, a quick day trip for a round is a great idea. I had the opportunity to go to the US Open in 1999 with my dad in Pinehurst. I had a great time and I know my dad did as well. To go all out, plan in advance and look at booking an all-inclusive, week-long trip that includes tickets every day, meals, and accommodations for a once-in-a -lifetime experience.

In the end…

No matter what you plan, remember the whole point is to spend quality time with dad, thanking him for everything he has done for you. He will appreciate any gesture, large or small.

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Rudi Fann, PGA

Rudi Fann has been a Class “A” member of the PGA of America since 2008. He began his career in 1998 as the Assistant Golf Professional at Wake Forest Golf Club in Wake Forest, NC. In 2002, Rudi accepted a similar position at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. He spent a year there before moving to Nipomo, CA where he worked at Blacklake Golf Resort. Over the next 10 years, he worked his way from Assistant Golf Professional to Head Golf Professional and finally Director of Golf Operations. In his time at Blacklake, Rudi devoted much of his time to running tournaments and other activities in order to create a social atmosphere at the club. After Blacklake, Rudi spent one year as Head Golf Professional at Paso Robles Golf Club before deciding to return home to North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina, Rudi has worked with the First Tee of the Triangle helping to instill life skills and core values through the game of golf to local youth.

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