7 Perfect Getaways: When One of You Golfs and One Doesn’t

We all know (or are!) this couple. One can’t wait to get out on the links, and the other doesn’t know (or even want to know!) a driver from a putter. So we’re sharing ideas for seven perfect getaways when one of you golfs, and one doesn’t.

New Jersey is home to upscale hotels and resorts in locations that tee up everything you could possibly want to do when you travel – including golf and not golf. So while one of you works on their game, the other can play up their own interests. Bonus: When you reconnect for dinner, think about how much you’ll have to talk about! 

A Crystal-Clear Choice
In Hamburg, Crystal Springs Resort boasts six rave-worthy golf courses for the player and an unsurpassed array of activities for the non-player. You can get pampered in two award-winning spas. Perfect your own stroke in the Biosphere, Minerals and Vista 180 indoor and outdoor pool complexes. Work on your downward dog during a goat yoga session. Connect with nature through forest bathing. Go on a chef’s garden tour. Try your hand at axe throwing and archery. Or explore any and all of the resort’s whopping 365 things to do, covering every season of the year.

A Trip to Uncork
In Egg Harbor City, Renault Winery & Resort serves up stunning views and a full-bodied player experience on its Vineyard National golf course. While one of you is chipping the ball, the other can be sipping fine wines as part of a tasting or tour. Or join in any of the immersive daily events hosted by the property.

Where the Sky’s the Limit
In Galloway, Seaview, A Dolce Hotel has long been revered for its two challenging golf courses. While one of you is out chasing birdie on the greens, the other can find a spot to perch along one of the Atlantic Flyway’s most active bird migration routes at nearby Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Of course, there are many other fascinating ways to pass the time in the area as well.

Golf & Glitz Getaway
In Atlantic City, a collection of casino-hotels puts you in (car) driving range of two top-rated public golf clubs – Ballamor and Twisted Dune. Of course, whoever is not golfing has world-class gaming, entertainment and recreation just downstairs, plus a fabled boardwalk and sandy beaches right outside their door.

A Personal Haven
In Stone Harbor, The Reeds at Shelter Haven delivers a luxe boutique hotel experience in a quaint waterfront setting. While one of your golfs at nearby Avalon Golf Club (less than seven miles away), the other can slip into a blissful treatment at the on-site Salt Spa, lounge poolside, paddle the serene bay and avail yourself of the property’s many amenities.

A Stately Stay
In Cape May, guests of the revered Congress Hall are only about five miles from Cape May National Golf Club and just steps away from a self-care day at Sea Spa, plus pools, beaches and shopping. And don’t miss out on the boundless array of trolley, walking, golf cart and boat tours offered by Cape May MAC.

An Iconic Destination
In Asbury Park, you’ll want to reserve accommodations at The Asbury. Less than two miles away, one of you can squeeze in a quick round at the 9-hole William F. Larkin Golf Course at Colonial Terrace while the other takes a dip in the pool (billed as a retreat-within-a-retreat) or knock down some pins at Asbury Lanes.

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