Golf Trips for True Aficionados
A month at Pinehurst? All nine British Open Courses? Now, that's a vacation
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2008 3:25 PM CST
The hotel at Pinehurst Golf Course in North Carolina.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – You’ve done the week on the links in Florida and the weekend at golf school. Get serious with these Forbes Traveler once-in-a-lifetime trips:

  • England: Play all nine courses in the British Open rotation. The itinerary tees off in London and hits the four English courses before moving to Scotland.

  • New Zealand: The north island is home to two heart-stopping layouts, Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers.
  • Australia: Supplement a circuit of Melbourne, Sydney, and Cooloola National Park with a day trip to Tasmania.
  • The US: Don’t want to bother with a passport? For a mere $29,500, spend a month at Pinehurst with unlimited golf, airfare for a weekend visitor, and even some quality time with a sports shrink.