Best Places To Play Golf in May (TOP Destinations)

Consider these golfing destinations for a May vacation

What are the best golf destinations for the month of May?

St Andrews

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Whether you are looking for the golf courses you have always wanted to play or the best golf destinations or just to places to play closer to home, you have plenty of choice throughout the month of May.

May signals the arrival of the warmer months in the northern hemisphere in Europe, Canada and the United States, while around the world there are plenty of luxury options too.

There are some great options to visit and play in May.

Best Golf Destinations in May

May is the start of the best months to play golf in the United Kingdom, particularly in the home of golf in Scotland.

Europe’s golf seasons continue to warm up with Spain and Portugal two of the most popular along with Turkey.

In the United States, Florida, Arizona, Texas and California remain among the most popular places to play golf in May, while Mexico is another popular destinations.

Best Places to Golf in England in May

Royal Birkdale

You are spoilt for choice in England in May with courses beginning to bloom as spring heads towards summer.

The links of the South Coast and venues such as Royal St George’s, Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich and Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club.

You can also take in the West Coast links for the links of Royal Birkdale, Lytham St Anne’s and Royal Liverpool and try out Open Championship venues.

Or why not try some of the countries biggest resort venues such as The Belfry and step into the footsteps of tour stars and Ryder Cup legends.

Best Places to Golf in Scotland in May

St Andrews

Scotland is the birthplace of golf and has some of the best golf courses in the world that are coming to life in May.

The month is a great time to play golf in Scotland, as the weather is mild and the courses are not too crowded.

The Old Course at St Andrews has to be on anyone’s bucket list, but the town is filled with other venues too – enough to fill an entire trip.

The list of Scottish golf courses in almost endless with Turnberry, Troon, Muirfield, Gleneagles and North Berwick just some of the top notch tracks to play.

Best Places to Golf in Ireland in May

Ireland is another great destination for golfers, with some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world located on the Emerald Isle.

It won’t be hot at this time of year, but conditions should suit golfers whether you are playing in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.

Royal County Down, Royal Portrush and Portstewart are among the picks in Northern Ireland, while in the Republic it is Portmarnock, Druids Glen and Ballybunion that stand out.

Best Places to Golf in Spain in May

The Costa del Sol at the tip of Spain is a popular destination for golfers from across Europe and May is an especially good time to visit as the weather is warm but not too hot.

Some of the top courses to play here include Valderrama Golf Club, Finca Cortesin Golf Club, and La Reserva Golf Club.

If you move up the coast to the Costa Blanca, you can enjoy the likes of Parador El Saler, La Finca and Las Colinas among others with the weather usually perfect for golf.

Best Places to Golf in Portugal in May

Dom Pedro Old Course Golf Club

The Algarve is another popular destination for golfers, thanks to its mild weather and beautiful courses.

A trip to Portugal in April is the perfect start to the golfing season and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to Algarve golf courses.

Some of the top courses to play in the south of Portugal include Monte Rei Golf Club, Quinta do Lago Golf Club and Vale do Lobo Golf Club while the Dom Pedro Old Course and Victoria courses are stunners.

Best Places to Golf in the US in May

TPC San Antonio

Florida Golf is a major tourist destination with families and those looking to play golf could be teeing it up at the must-play TPC Sawgrass, Streamsong Resort and Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

When it comes to California, add the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links, Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Olympic Club to your bucket list, while Texas is home to TPC San Antonio, Colonial Country Club and The Woodlands Country Club.

Georgia plays host to the Masters in April and it no surprise that the state is a popular destination with Augusta National Golf Club, Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island and Reynolds Lake Oconee, Greensboro among the best.

Arizona, and in particular, Scottsdale is known for its warm and sunny weather, making it a popular destination for golfers in April looking to play TPC Scottsdale, Troon North Golf Club or Grayhawk Golf Club.