Thinking about retiring and all the golf you will be able to enjoy? Here are a few suggestions if you are considering relocating.
Retirement frees us spend more time doing the things we enjoy most. Some folks travel, others go back to school, or start a new part-time business. Many golfers relocate to warm, sunny places where they can golf most of the year. There are many places that can be considered as golfing heavens. Let’s take a look at some of these spots that are perfect destinations for the avid golfer.
- New Zealand: With cascading hills of pristine beauty, perfect weather most of the year, a climate that’s never too hot and never too cold, and wide expanse of open areas… New Zealand does look like one gigantic golf course! Pick a spot, any spot, in this lovely country, and for as long as you have a ball and your irons at hand, you could easily start a game of golf.The relatively low cost of living, an abundance of post-retirement opportunities, a laidback environment, and world class amenities make New Zealand one of the best destinations for any retiree, more so the avid golfer!
- Portugal: If you want to experience a taste of the old world to go with your countless hours of golf, then Portugal is the place to be. The country has world class golf courses which are among the most challenging greens in the world. These courses would take years to master, and since you’ll be spending those years work-free, you have all the time in the world to indulge in what these golf courses have to offer.Living in Portugal would give you the feeling that you’re living in the 30′s. It’s this old world flavor that gives the place its unique charms. Portugal is an unconventional destination, but it offers a one-of-a-kind experience.
- Florida: The weather, the low tax rates, the beautiful beaches, the post-retirement earning opportunities… these things make Florida a favorite destination for retirees.But with Naples, Punta Gorda, Bay Hill, the Southern Dunes, the Mystic Dunes and the New Course at Grand Cypress ranking as some of the finest golf courses in the world, Florida becomes a very attractive option for the golf enthusiast!
- Hawaii: Though the cost of living in the island of Hawaii may be a little higher than the other states in the US, there is no denying the tropical appeal that this place possesses—which many people have come to label as paradise on earth. It’s the perfect vacation spot, and there is no reason why it can’t be the perfect retirement destination for any baby boomer.But we’re talking about the golf enthusiast, and immediately, the names Poipu Bay, Wailea, Ka’anapali Tournament Courses, Ko’olau, Kona Country Club and Mauna Kea come to mind. All of these are highly rated golf courses with sceneries and a weather to die for! Paradise on earth, they say? Hawaii is heaven for any golfer!
If you’re planning your retirement destination with a great golfing experience in mind, then these places are your best bets for the time of your life. If you aren’t ready to retire or don’t want to relocate, these locations are also great destinations for a golf vacation.