When the weather starts to turn from fall to winter, everyone (and their mothers) not lucky enough to live in a Sunshine State starts Googling some version of “best places for winter golf.” Count us among those folks, too. There’s not much worse than looking out the window of your apartment, seeing six inches of fresh snow, only to turn and look longingly at your golf clubs, golf shoe bag, and dope rope rat hanging from your leather driver cover. At this point, you return to Google and start sifting through options for your soon-to-be-annual “Get the Hell Out of the Cold and Snow” buddies golf trip. So, don’t let winter weather freeze your golf game consider some of these options.
Places To Go With Leftover Beer Money
These spots are a little under the radar and affordable enough that you’ll still have money for beer. But regardless of where you end up going, the Imperial Carry Collection has got you covered. Let’s dive in.
Myrtle Beach is the capital of mid-Atlantic beach week’s across college campuses for good reason. What you may not know is that along with its legendary value along the Grand Strand is also home to 100-plus golf courses of all varieties and green fees. This destination screams “bare essentials” therefore you don’t need to pack much more than your dopp kit, clubs, and flip flops. Thankfully, Imperial’s new Carry Collection has just the right size dopp kit for all your travel need. Made from a garment-washed cotton canvas the dopp kit can be loaded and packed into any bag.
If you’re willing to go off the beaten path a bit you should hitch a ride to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama. If we’re being honest, the RTJ Trail changed the budget buddies trip game when the concept debuted, and the landscape of value golf hasn’t been the same since. With 11 hubs and 22 courses that attract golfers from all over the country, this is one trail you don’t have to worry about dying from typhoid exploring. So, pack up that duffle bag, and start checking courses off along the trail.
There’s no better weekender bag than Imperial’s new Wanderlust Canvas & Leather duffle that features 16 oz. garment washed cotton canvas with premium leather trims, zipper pulls and handles, a shoe compartment, interior valuables pocket, antiqued brass hardware, and a comfortable canvas and leather shoulder strap.
Consider packing travel essentials and rope hats when you touch down in Florida’s Gulf Coast playground aka Tampa – St. Pete. Home to a tremendous number of golf courses leads to plenty of tee time bargains. For example, World Woods is a 45-hole playground for classic buddies’ trips. That’s more than enough golf to make filling your hat/visor caddie to the max a must.
Packing hats or visors has always been a bit of a coin toss. No longer. Imperial’s hat caddie takes praying your lids don’t get crushed off the menu. It’s just a better, smarter way to store your hats/visors even when you’re not traveling. Aren’t you tired of them getting crushed during your travels? This hat caddie is uniquely designed to store your hats in a sleek manner, so they retain their shape. Using a black micro-fiber for the outer shell giving off a smooth modern look the hat caddie is all about the details: two heavy duty zippers, a durable rubber handle, and four back ventilation holes (to let those babies breathe).
Places To Go With Your Parents’ Holiday Check
If you’re lucky enough to still get significant cash gifts from your parents you’re probably thinking about stepping up your winter golf destination game. In this case you should consider some of the following destinations. But don’t forget island-themed golf visors, sun protection hats, and other travel essentials.
Stuff that wanderlust canvas duffel bag to the gills and jet to SoCal. And don’t worry about ruining your hats in your checked luggage. Imperial’s hat caddie makes for the perfect travel essential for your next golf trip. Fit all your favorite golf hats into this sleek “modern carrying case”. These winter golf destinations won’t know what hit them when you check in with your fresh jetsetter leather clubhouse bag. Made from premium leather, it includes a laptop holder and interior valuables pocket (perfect for an empty flask, bottle opener or small groomsman gifts), antiqued brass hardware, and a canvas and leather shoulder strap.
Your first stop should be the bastion of all hip Los Angeles residents looking for a mid-winter escape on a budget: Palm Springs. With over 100 renowned golf courses and more than 300 days of sunshine each year Palm Springs might not be the top of your bucket list but there’s more than enough golf across the budget landscape to be worth your consideration. An essential item when playing golf in Palm Springs is Imperial’s first ever Rope Tour Visor. A stylish black braided rope runs along the front of this high crown visor. The rope is tucked under the soft terry cloth sweatband for a super clean look. On the center front we have directly embroidered the classic palm tree logo swaying in the wind.
The combination of the Palm Rope Tour Visor and golf course designs by legendary architects like Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are a major draw, as are the gorgeous mountain backdrops against lushly manicured courses. Even the PGA and LPGA Tours stop in this golf oasis for annual tournaments.
After Palm Springs, shoot on down and play in classy San Diego. Home to more than 90 courses, this temperate spot lets you choose your own adventure at basically any price point. From budget-friendly Coronado and Balboa Park to playing where the pros play at Torrey Pines. Either way, you’ll stand out from the crowd when you dress up your golf bag with Imperial’s Gunslinger Leather Driver Cover or low-key cool Gauntlet Leather & Canvas Driver Cover. These fleece-lined covers fit drivers up to 460cc and feature premium leather with garment washed cotton canvas stripes.
If you’re not done spending your parents’ money, consider hitting up Hilton Head, S.C., Golf has been part of life on Hilton Head Island since 1962. Today, Hilton Head Island is home to more than 24 championship courses, both public and private, designed by renowned golf architects like Robert Trent Jones Sr., Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy exciting golf experiences including oceanfront courses, traditional parkland courses, and more. Pair these courses with a side of Southern hospitality and year-round agreeable weather. Any trip to Hilton Head won’t be complete without Imperial’s Hilton Head hat. Navy embroidery contrasts nicely with this white performance style. Throw in a touch of class with personalization to the back of the cap.
So, this winter, don’t get stuck in the cold. Choose a winter golf destination that meets your budget and golf needs. Imperial’s Carry Collection features five new luxury products to complement all your future winter golf travels.