Tee Off with Texas RV Camping & Golf

Deep in the heart of Texas there are hundreds of public golf courses just waiting to rev up your RV camping vacation. With more than seven hundred courses to choose from, you could golf and camp full-time, or simply set up an impressive golfing itinerary for a shorter vacation. Here are top picks for Texas public golf courses situated near excellent RV camping.

Texas Star Golf Course – Euless

Located on the north side of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Euless, Texas is home to top-ranked Texas Star Golf Course. RV travelers who love to play golf will enjoy the woodsy feel of this par 71 course featuring several natural rises in elevation, creek-side play and expansive greens. The DFW area offers dozens of RV camping choices, from high-end RV resorts to cozy campgrounds on the banks of one of the area’s many lakes.

The Golf Club at Fossil Creek – Fort Worth

Another highly-rated golf course in the DFW area is Fossil Creek, designed by Arnold Palmer. Park your RV at a Fort Worth campground and then come play 18 holes on this par 72 course. It’s blessed with enough challenge to keep every golfer in your foursome paying attention. Rolling hills, a scenic creek and lush, Texas-sized trees make playing a round on Fossil Creek a memorable experience.

Tribute Golf Club – The Colony

The Colony, on the shores of Lake Lewisville north of Dallas, is home to two outstanding courses. Book a site at your favorite DFW RV resort and then book a tee time at Tribute Golf Club, named #1 by Golf Digest for three years in a row. Golfers who enjoy Scottish style golf will be thrilled to discover the rugged, picturesque beauty of one of the best courses this side of Scotland.

Old American Golf Club – The Colony

Adjacent to The Tribute on the shores of Lake Lewisville, the Old American Golf Club was designed to offer a classic American golf experience. Windswept greens and natural bunkers are just two of the ways the course designers worked to create golf as it was played in the early 1900s. Old American is a semi-private course, so check the website for dress code and tee time opportunities.

Brackenridge Park – San Antonio

Not only will RV campers in San Antonio love the wide range of campgrounds available, they’ll also love the golfing experience at Brackenridge Park. Part of the Alamo City Golf Trail, this historic course gives golfers the feel of a city park combined with the thrill of championship golf.

Quarry Golf Club – San Antonio

With the back nine set in a one-hundred-year-old rock quarry, this San Antonio course offers Texas campers a unique golfing experience. Plan to play at least one round on the Quarry when you’re camping in San Antonio—it’s known among top golfers as one of the most memorable courses in Texas. Use this guide to book your San Antonio area campsite now.

Starting to get the picture that RV camping in Texas can include great golfing adventures? These are just six of the courses that top golfers have named best in the state. Book your Texas RV rental soon, pack your favorite clubs and get ready to play at the best courses the Lone Star State has to offer.

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Long Beach RV Camping Idea – A Week of Golf

Admit it, you’re ready to hit the road for Autumn RV camping!  Well we’ve got just the idea if your plans are taking you to Long Beach, California.  Why not spend a week playing golf at this SoCal city’s excellent public golf courses, with comfortable RV camping as a bonus?

Golfing Vacation via an RV:  A Novel Idea

Golfing Vacation via an RV

Here’s how to start: pack your clubs and your favorite golf apparel, rent an RV if you don’t own your own and make reservations at one or more Long Beach area RV campgrounds.  Need suggestions?  Here are just a few of the RV parks close enough to be home base for your Long Beach RV golf week:

Golden Shore RV Resort – Long Beach, CA

Anaheim Harbor RV Park – Anaheim, CA

Orangeland RV Park – Orange, CA


Long Beach Golf Courses

Now that you’ve found a place to camp for the week, let’s get started on mapping a week of awesome Long Beach golf!  Lucky for you, the city of Long Beach is blessed with no less than five public golf courses.

So, start your planning by checking for tee times at Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course, an 18-hole links style course designed by Cal Olson.  Located just off the 405, it’s easy to reach from your RV campground.
For another memorable Long Beach golf experience, book a tee time at El Dorado Park Golf Course.  Beautifully landscaped, this is a highly rated, full service facility.  Definitely a great play in autumn, but equally enjoyable year-round!

You should also check out the greens at Heartwell Golf Course, easy to reach from three major highways.  Get there early and take advantage of the driving range, then get in 18 holes with tee times from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Getting excited yet?  RV camping in Long Beach is always enjoyable, with so many interesting activities close by.  From cruising on the Queen Mary to exploring the fascinating Aquarium of the Pacific, visitors to Long Beach are never bored.

But this time we’re focusing on golf, so let’s keep going on what this city has to offer golfers!

Before you leave Long Beach, don’t miss the chance to play a classic course that’s challenged golfers for more than a century. Play 18 holes on a course designed in 1910, Recreation Park 18. And don’t forget to visit the pro shop!

One more place you’ll want to get in some golf which visiting Long Beach is Recreation Park 9. Also known as “Little Rec”, this 9-hole course offers $10 twilight play, making your RV golf week incredibly affordable!

It’s going to be a great week, playing golf in beautiful Southern California.  Getting there by RV, no matter where you start, makes the time even more memorable.

It’s time to get going!  Rent a luxurious RV, book your dates at a Long Beach area campground and reserve your tee times for any or all of these five public courses.  We have a feeling Long Beach RV golf is going to become one of your favorite Fall and Winter camping activities!

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Planning an RV Vacation so All Goes Smoothly

You want your RV vacation to be the best that it can be for everyone.  After all, a vacation is supposed to relieve all the stress built up from living day-to-day in your workaday world.  But if you are not fully prepared, you will be adding stress to your vacation days.  Let’s see how we can prepare you for your RV vacation and have a worry-free getaway.

Florida Keys, Florida USA

Florida Keys,

First, you need to know your destination and how you’ll get there.  You will find El Monte RV Rentals all over the United States where you can obtain the ideal motor home for your trip.  We offer free “RV Camping Itineraries” that provide  mapped-out courses and destinations for your convenience.

You can either “fly-drive” to your destination or pick up your motor home locally and enjoy the drive and adventures along the way that only RV travel can offer!  Don’t forget that in many cases you can take advantage of our free airport shuttle service in major airport cities.  Check our website for availability.

Here’s a possible RV Travel Itinerary:  you can rent an RV from El Monte RV Rentals in Orlando, find a nice camping spot, visit some Orlando sights, and then head to the Keys for more fun.  On the way to the Florida Keys there are plenty of sights to see and you’ll want to allow time to stop and enjoy them all.  You may want to refer to previous postings on our Monty’s Musings blog to learn about many exciting destinations to visit in Florida in your RV.

From Orlando, you could head east to Fox Lake Sanctuary, then south on Interstate 95 to the Florida Keys and beautiful Key Largo.  For a winter vacation, you really can’t beat the Keys.  You will meet creative types who spend their time making unique art, beachcomber types who relax all day along the sandy beaches, and swim with the dolphins.  Use Google and maps on the Internet to plan your route and everything you want to see on the way.

If you don’t want to bring your pets along, you can contact a pet-sitter or the kennel in advance to ensure they have an opening for your time away.  But if you prefer keeping Fido with you, it’s good to know that El Monte RV is a “Pet-Friendly” company and supports taking the family pets along!  Also remember to check out the weather forecast for that area for the time you will be there.  It is surprising how accurate these weather forecasts can be.  You will then know what to pack, or even if you should put off your vacation for a few days to miss a storm.

You will want to prepare your smartphone and laptop for the trip.  Download some apps to make your vacation more exciting.  You can find apps online and pick the ones you’ll use the most.  Perhaps you’ll choose the one which forecasts weather down to the hour or perhaps the one which identifies animal tracks.  There are many to choose from.

Now begin to pack for your trip.  First make a detailed list of every item you want to bring and as you pack them, mark them off.  This way you’ll forget nothing.  Remember, when packing clothes, roll them instead of folding.  This prevents wrinkles.  There’s lots of storage in motor homes, so taking “it all with you” is usually not a problem!

When you prepare and plan out your trip, you will find everything less stressful and more enjoyable.  Have a great RV vacation!

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Arizona RV Golfing

Picture this… a challenging golf course only steps away from a welcoming, well-equipped RV campsite. If that sounds like vacation paradise to you, it’s definitely time to plan a trip to at least one of Arizona’s RV golf resorts. Arizona’s diverse landscapes offer golfers who love to travel by RV amazingly beautiful surroundings and golf that’s worth writing home about.

Here are some best bets for RV golfing in Arizona. Try them all, or pick a different one each year, but plan to park your motorhome in the Grand Canyon State soon for a great round of golf and enjoyable RV camping.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Course – Fort McDowell – Where else but Arizona could you play on two 18-hole championship golf courses surrounded by both Sonoran desert and mountain views? Just east of Scottsdale, this course is on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, where you’ll also find Eagle View RV Resort, a unique RV camping experience.

Circle Pines KOA – Williams – Head down Route 66 to historic Williams, Arizona, where this picturesque RV campground in the pines is a short drive from 18 holes of golf at Elephant Rocks Golf Course.

Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park – Near Tombstone, RV camping golf lovers will find the oldest continuously operated golf course in Arizona. For more than one hundred years, golfers have found this 18-hole course fascinating. Test your skills on the famous par 6, 747-yard 15th hole nicknamed “The Rattler!” A first class, one hundred campsite RV park is located on-site, making this truly a best bet for your Arizona RV golfing trip.

Westwind RV & Golf Resort – Yuma – Park your RV among the pines at this well-appointed park in Yuma. An executive 9-hole park is only one of the great amenities that attract RV golf campers year after year.

Voyager RV Resort – Tucson – There’s so much to love about this upscale resort in Tucson! A par 3 9-hole golf course offers golfers views of the nearby mountains, and the amenities available to RV campers will have you booking your next vacation soon!

Cocopah RV and Golf Resort – Yuma – The USGA-rated 18-hole par 72 public course adjacent to this full-service RV resort lure campers from all over the US. Spend a day or spend a week, but don’t miss the chance for golf and RV camping at their best.

There’s no reason to give up golf while camping by RV. Arizona’s fabulous RV golf resorts, and many other RV campgrounds near golf courses, are a huge draw for tourists every year.

Why not discover for yourself what makes golfing and camping in Arizona so memorable? Check out these top picks, and talk to other RV camping fans who’ve already made the journey, and then make plans to spend time on the links in Arizona.

For more RV/Golfing ideas see the RV Parks with Golf / Golf Courses with RV Parks.

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Florida RV Golfing

Vacationers who love the thought of hitting the links, and then relaxing in a comfortable RV will find plenty to make them happy in sunny Florida. The Sunshine State caters to avid golfers, and RV resorts including or within walking distance of golf courses abound to keep us coming back. Here’s a list of just a few of the Florida RV campgrounds with golf courses on-site or nearby.

Fabulous Florida RV Golfing Destinations
Within sight of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida is home to The Great Outdoors, an RV nature and golf resort. In addition to tree-shaded campsites, this Central Florida resort includes a championship 18-hole golf course. This huge resort also includes private fishing lakes, a fitness center and other unique amenities.

Also in Central Florida, Grand Lake Golf & RV Resort offers RV campers a wide selection of campsites, surprisingly hospitable services and a challenging 9-hole golf course. No wonder it was rated “One of the Top Nine Resorts” by USA Today! You’ll find this resort in Citra, located between Ocala and Gainesville.

Deer Creek RV Golf Resort in Davenport is home to palm tree shaded campsites, a fabulous clubhouse and a respectable 18-hole executive golf course. Primarily a retirement community, Deer Creek does offer daily rentals, as well.

For a fun-filled weekend for the whole family, try Okeechobee KOA. There’s a 9-hole par 34 golf course to keep golfers happy while the rest of the family fishes, swims, boats or plays tennis. Did we mention there are three pools, tennis courts and an outdoor movie theater? This is definitely an RV/Golf resort that will tempt your family to return.

Here’s another way to enjoy a great round of golf while camped at a scenic RV campground—make a reservation at Sanlan RV Park in Lakeland. Walk through the private campground entrance to adjacent Bramble Ridge golf course. Twenty-seven holes of golf await you on a gorgeous tree-shaded course, and all campers play at a discount.

For an RV campground near golf courses, as well as the theme parks of Central Florida, Ponderosa RV Park in Kissimmee is a hole-in-one. No fewer than twenty golf courses are within easy range, so make your reservations soon and plan to play more than one course while you’re there.

One last park that’s noteworthy for the number of nearby golf courses is The Harbor RV Resort & Marina on the shores of Lake Rosalie. Located in Lake Wales, FL, this park is conveniently close to more than forty golf courses. It also offers you the chance to do some serious fishing in between rounds. Camp in your RV among Spanish-moss draped trees and plan some time to explore the lakes and canals in the area.

Florida is simply overflowing with sunshine, theme parks and interesting golf venues. Roll your motorhome down the road to your favorite Florida RV and golf park and spend as much time as you’d like out on the greens this vacation.

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How ’bout an RV Golf Vacation

RV GolferIt turns out that many RV Parks/Resorts have golf courses. These range from small par 3 golf courses, through 9 hole courses and up to very challenging 18 hole courses. So not only can you get away into the great outdoors and do many of the things that people associate with RV camping (fishing, hiking etc.), you can also get in many good rounds of golf.

Many golf courses also have RV parks associated with them. So some very challenging and demanding courses allow you to come and hook up and step out your door onto the links.

Often these RV/Golf resorts will include a certain number of holes of golf with an overnight stay. So for the avid golfer, why not plan an itinerary to several different RV/Golf resorts for the ultimate golf vacation?

To learn more about golf/RV resorts see: RV Parks with Golf / Golf Courses with RV Parks

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