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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Scenic Drives around Palm Springs for the Ultimate RV Adventure

Palm Springs, California, is a wonderful winter destination, particularly in an RV! You have all the comforts of home AND a great way of getting around to see the sights.  The scenic drives in the area are enough reason to come to Palm Springs, not even taking into consideration the amazing shopping opportunities and outdoor recreation.

Palm Springs Tram Ride

Palm Springs Tram Ride

One of the first things you should do upon hitting town is to ride the Palm Springs Tram.  From the top of the San Jacinto Mountains you can look out over some incredible vistas of the Chino Canyon and the desert valley.  Hiking around in these mountains is always a treat of nature with lovely pines and great weather.

A section of the Pines to Palms Scenic Byway is California Highway 74 and 371 and 79.  This highway climbs high up to a maximum of four thousand feet.  As you drive down into Temecula Valley you have the opportunity to enjoy a stop at one of more than thirty wineries to get in some wine tasting.  You will fall in love with these premium wines.

Temecula Wine Vineyards

Temecula Wine Vineyards

When you continue on Highway 74 and take Highway 243, you will come to the lovely mountain town of Idyllwild.  It is fun to experience the eateries in this town, and there are outdoor recreation opportunities for you too.  Pick up a special gift for a loved one back home.  The friendly folk and ambience will have you contemplating moving here.

If you want to take a unique day trip, drive to Joshua Tree National Park.  Remarkable plant and animal life are abundant here, on hundreds of thousands of acres.  You will see both high and low desert landscapes.  The winter months are also the ideal time to visit as the weather in the summer is impossible to tolerate.

Not too far away is the Salton Sea, one of the largest inland seas in the world.  This makes a very interesting side trip from Palm Springs.  You’ll see a lot of bird life and animal life that make their home in this place.  Hiking is one of the most popular pastimes in the area, but some people also like to kayak or fish.

Deep Creek in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Deep Creek in Lake Arrowhead, CA

Head east out of Palm Springs to Coachella Valley’s Thousand Palms Preserve.  This area is a bit cooler than the regular desert landscapes you just left.  You can bring along a picnic, and don’t forget your camera as you’ll want to shoot some photos of the wildlife in the region.  Another place to put on your list of spots to visit is Lake Arrowhead.  This mountain resort offers plenty to do even in winter months.  Right now the mild winter allows you to hike, fish, bike or simply enjoy wildlife watching.

Yes, Palm Springs is a great place to make your base of operations as you travel around and enjoy the sights.  There are several RV Campgrounds to choose from as you travel from place to place.  You will have all kinds of adventures on your RV vacation, ones you’ll remember forever!

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Picture credits:  Top photo of Palm Springs Tram by Scott Ableman, middle photo of Temecula Vineyards by Renee Silverman, and the bottom photo of Deep Creek by Logan Brumm, all were found on Flickr Commons. They are licensed under the Explore/Creative Attribution Commons license.

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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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California RV Golfing Adventures

There are two recreation activities custom made for each other – RV camping and playing a great round of golf. If you love traveling by RV and can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than on the golf course, it’s time to learn more. Here’s how RV campers in California find great golf just a few steps away from their comfortable campsites.

California Golf/RV Resorts
The Golden State is definitely gold for those who like the comfort of an RV while on vacation. Hundreds of fabulously scenic locations throughout the state make RV campers welcome. Even better, motorhome campers who also love to play golf will find golf courses with RV campgrounds throughout the state.

In El Centro, California, just north of the US/Mexican border, RV/golfing fans will find two resorts created just for them. Desert Trails RV Park and Golf Course features scenic campsites, fantastic amenities and an executive 9-hole golf course. Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort is a beautifully landscaped, one hundred twenty acre resort surrounded by wetlands. Lush scenery surrounds each campsite, and the executive par 66 golf course is PGA rated.

Farther north near Stockton, French Camp RV Park Resort and Golf Course caters to those who love the RV life, with a little golf thrown in. Located in Manteca, this resort offers a nine-hole, par 32 golf course with lots of water to challenge you. With a pool and spa, full hookups and shuttle service to the pro shop from your campsite, you’ll be tempted to camp here long-term.

Another 9-hole executive golf course wrapped in a lush RV resort can be found in Desert Hot Springs, California. Just north of fabulous Palm Springs, the Sands RV & Golf Resort goes all out to offer guests the best in resort amenities. If you’re looking for Palm Springs style luxury, this is the place to be.

California’s North Coast is home to a challenging 9-hole, par 35 course nestled among towering redwoods. Benbow RV Resort & Golf Course is adjacent to the historic Benbow Inn, and is one of the most scenic places you’ll ever park your RV. Surrounded by redwood-covered mountains, this resort offers your golf party the serenity of the forest and many other outdoor recreation possibilities.

For true Wild West flavor, you won’t want to miss the Likely Place RV and Golf Resort in Modoc County. This northern California resort grew from one family’s ranch to become a celebrated RV resort with an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. Surrounded by the rustic Warner Mountains, this resort offers an RV/golfing vacation with a little extra.

North of Fresno in Chowchilla, The Lakes RV & Golf Resort gives RV campers the chance to play free on Pheasant Run Golf Club’s 18-hole executive course. This scenic lakeside resort is within easy driving distance of many of California’s most beautiful natural wonders—Yosemite, Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe, just to name a few. Full-service campsites and nice extra touches throughout the resort make this a must-stay on your California RV/Golfing tour.

Hit the links and camp in style at one of California’s luxurious RV and golf resorts. If you have plenty of time to travel, why not sample the scenic pleasures of more than one resort? Either way, the joys of California RV golfing are likely to lure you back for another round soon.

For more RV Golfing fun across the United States, check out RV Parks with Golf / Golf Courses with RV Parks.

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Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park – Naco, Arizona

Yes, you can drive up, hook up, and hit the links for 18 holes of great golf. Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park boasts the oldest continuously operated golf course in the state of Arizona. The 18 hole golf course features one of the longest holes on the planet (yes you read correctly). It is also one of the 5th longest golf holes in the United States.

If your interests turn to things other than golf, or you are just looking for a day off of the links, the area offers:

Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park is located only minutes from Tombstone, and offers many amenities including: full hookups (electric and sewer), with free cable TV and Wi-Fi, washroom facilities, a laundry room, and more.

So remember our friends at the Turquoise Valley Golf & RV Park if your are in Arizona and looking to pull your RV up to a great game of golf.

For more RV / Golf Resort resources see: RV Parks with Golf / Golf Courses with RV Parks.

If you need an RV rental for your Arizona RV camping adventure, check out El Monte RV’s Phoenix RV Rentals location.

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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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