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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An RV Adventure to Beavers Bend State Park

Broken Bow Lake in Beavers Bend State Park

Broken Bow Lake in Beavers Bend State Park

Take an RV and travel to Broken Bow Lake and experience nature at its best! Beavers Bend State Park is a perfect place for a family vacation, with so much to do and see. Besides the outdoor recreation choices, you also have miniature golf, bumper boats, train rides and so much more. You will find RV campsites that offer plenty of amenities to make your stay wonderful.

Visit the gift shop to take home some souvenirs to friends and family who didn’t get to come. If you love golf, you must try the 18-hole Cedar Creek Golf Course. Enjoy a campfire program as you sit on the banks of the Mountain Fork River, take a nature hike – there is just no end to the fun! Lots of wildlife too, such as fox, deer and wild turkey.

Be sure not to miss the Forest Heritage Center Museum with fourteen dioramas that depict early life in the region. Marvel at the chainsaw carvings and the 100-year-old cabin. The antique forestry tools are very interesting and educational. There is also an exhibit honoring the wilderness firefighters who risk their lives every year fighting fires in Oklahoma. You will see an eight-foot sculpture of one man, Jim Burnett, who died in the line of duty and learn his story of bravery.

Near the entrance of the Forest Heritage Center is the Peter Toth Indian Sculpture by artist, Peter Toth. This Hungarian artist had the goal to create a sculpture in each of the U.S. states and has accomplished 75 monuments and exceeded his goal. He is well known for his series of sculptures to honor Native Americans. It is called the Trail of the Whispering Giants. Once done exploring the center, you can begin your hiking adventures. Hiking trails are abundant in the park, with many easy treks to make and a couple more challenging for experienced hikers.

Many visitors exclaim about the ability to view the wildlife here at the park, as well as the lovely scenery. With biking and hiking and the lake sparkling in the sun, Beavers Bend State Park is the perfect place to enjoy the fresh air and get away from the day-to-day grind. You will find yourself relaxing as you take part in one of the eagle watches which you will find from November through February. The Lower Mountain Fork River is the perfect place for fishing with five miles of trout stream right within the park.

There is even more fun nearby. Check out Hochatown State Park right next to Beavers Bend. This was originally a part of the Beavers Bend and now is separate with additional recreational opportunities. You are right on the shore of the Broken Bow Lake and you’ll find campsites for RV motorhomes, playgrounds for the kids and lots more hiking trails. The McCurtain County Wilderness Area is another must-see, or we should say must-experience. This wildlife sanctuary holds within its lovely forested landscapes about 110 bird species which include the Pine Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch and Red-shouldered Hawk.

Other spots you should put on your itinerary are Talimena Skyline Drive, Little River National Wildlife Refuge and exploring the Ouachita National Forest. This is one trip in Oklahoma that is hard to pass up when traveling on an RV vacation in the winter! Enjoy!

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Pure Pleasure with a Montauk Long Island Fall RV Trip

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Traveling to Long Island and enjoying all the sights and sounds of beautiful Montauk is a great RV vacation idea for the fall season. Although Montauk is mainly considered a beach resort, you will find a lovely place here to enjoy outdoor recreation and fall colors along the south shore of the island.

Luckily, in the autumn, the summer crowds have all gone home, and you will find some real pleasure in a little solitude. The weather isn’t bad, and the peak foliage lasts until around the first week in November.

Don’t miss the seashore, however, by exclusively searching out the fall colors. There are other autumn adventures. The Picture of Montauk Point Lighthouse is a must-see, with amazing views of the coastline and magnificent Atlantic Ocean. This lighthouse is the fourth oldest in the U.S. Climb the 137 steps to the top to take in the view.

You won’t go swimming this time of year but at the Montauk beaches you CAN learn to surf. People come here year round to ride the waves. Additionally, fishing couldn’t be better than during Montauk’s Fall Run, with a frenzy of striped bass just waiting to be reeled in. Get ready to practice your surf casting and make some trophy catches.

Hiking the Montauk wilderness is bound to get you up close and personal with some wonderful fall colors. There are six state parks where you can explore, enjoy the sea coast, wetlands and foliage. The first park to visit is the Hither Hills State Park. You can take to the trails and bridle paths to marvel at the woodlands. Walk the beach and fish. Endless opportunities await you!

Really have an adventure along the shoreline at Shadmoor State Park. There are thousands of feet of beach to wander. Hike along the bluffs and wetlands and watch the birds. The black cherry trees have turned yellow and red and present a gorgeous backdrop. Of course, if you love playing golf, head over to Montauk Downs State Park for 18 holes. You can also play tennis or have breakfast or lunch in the grill room.

Amsterdam Beach Preserve is a wonderful place to spot rare and endangered species in the tidal and freshwater wetlands. You may catch a glimpse of the Cooper’s hawk or a spotted turtle. Next stop? Camp Hero State Park! This is a historical military installation with a whole system of trails for biking, horseback riding and hiking. If you have a fishing permit, you will find this park has some of the best surf fishing spots around.

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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 our RV Parks with Golf / Golf Courses with RV Parks page.

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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.

See here for more RV golf vacation ideas.

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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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Top Ten RV Camping Activities

Although the luxury of an RV might tempt you to stay inside on your next vacation, there are dozens of things to do outdoors, too! No matter what type of activity you enjoy, making a motorhome your home base gives the perfect blend of comfort and the great outdoors.

Use this list of the Top Ten RV Camping Activities to plan your next RV jaunt.

  1. Fishing: Whether angling for bass or hoping to land a trophy trout, great fishing can be found at many fantastic RV camping destinations. Check local lakes and rivers, or branch out to state lakes and national parks to hook a great campsite close to the water. For up to date fishing reports, try ReelReports.com, and to find nearby campgrounds, check websites like GoCampingAmerica.
  2. Boating: Love to hit the lake for a weekend of boating fun? Tow your boat behind a comfortable RV and you’ll have a great place to relax back on-shore. Lakes and rivers throughout the US offer boaters a variety of experiences. Whether it’s canoeing or kayaking at Delaware Water Gap or sailing on one of the Great Lakes, there are sure to be scenic RV campgrounds nearby.
  3. Hiking: Pick a trail, map your course, and park your RV in a wooded campground for a wonderfully relaxing getaway. Most US National Parks have hundreds of miles of trails to hike, so why not plan a vacation there? Many eastern National Parks include sections of the Appalachian Trail, and the hiking possibilities in Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone and Bryce Canyon can keep an RV camper busy for weeks.
  4. Nature Photography: One of the favorite activities RV campers report is taking photos of their surroundings. Whether you’re one of those shutterbugs who’ll climb a cliff for a great shot, or you prefer to take wildlife photos close to your campsite, spending time camped in the woods with a good camera can be very rewarding.
  5. Horseback Riding: Spending time out in nature on the back of a horse makes for some wonderful memories, too. Many venues now offer scenic RV campsites and trail rides to campers.
  6. Mountain Biking: For a real adrenaline rush, plan an RV camping vacation around mountain biking trails. Some perennial favorites? Try the trails around Snowmass and Aspen, Colorado, or Porcupine Rim Trail near Moab, Utah. Make sure you ride the trails around Lake Tahoe, too, for a once in a lifetime experience.
  7. Whitewater Rafting: If paddling through rapids and blasting past rocks in a raft gets your adrenaline pumping, whitewater rafting is one don’t-miss RV camping activity. Use this site to find the right river for your next adventure, and get ready for some watery fun.
  8. Skiing: What could be more luxurious than coming home after a long day of skiing to the warm and comfort of a motorhome? Smart RV campers know there are plenty of places they can ski that have campgrounds near the slope. Leave time on your next RV camping trip to the mountains to get in time on the slopes.
  9. Golfing: Have a golfer in your camping group? Be sure to check out local greens when planning your RV trip. Or, plan an entire trip around playing eighteen holes at notable golf courses. Either way, golf is a natural activity for active RV campers. Here is a nice resource listing RV Camps with Golf courses.
  10. Scenic Drives: And, don’t forget why we travel by motorhome in the first place! Viewing beautiful scenery from the comfort of a motorhome will give you a whole new outlook on vacation travel. The America’s Byways website has in-depth information on the most scenic drives in America. As you plan where to camp, plan time seeing the scenery that makes America beautiful.
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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

It 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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