9 Places to RV Camp Near Popular Golf Courses

Jan 14, 2022 | Best Campgrounds, Campgrounds

9 Places to RV Camp Near Popular Golf Courses

By Sara Sheehy

Did you know that in 2020, golf saw the largest increase in participation in more than 17 years? For RVers who want to combine two of their passions—camping and golfing—this is the perfect time to do so.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors while touring the U.S., and if your idea of the perfect retirement, or the perfect vacation, includes finding new golf courses to play as you travel, then this is the list for you. Here are nine locations where great golfing and highly-rated campgrounds go hand in hand.

Wooded area at Normandy Farms Campground
Normandy Farms Campground in Foxborough, Massachusetts – Photo by CeeGee

Boston, Massachusetts 

Where to Golf: George Wright Golf Course

Designed in the late 1920s by Donald Ross, Boston’s George Wright Golf Course is a fun, challenging, and steep course beloved by locals and visitors alike. Managed by the City of Boston, this course is affordable and beautifully maintained. George Wright Golf Course is open seasonally, and tee times can be booked online.

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RV at Battle Row Campground
Battle Row Campground in Old Bethpage, New York – Photo: Campendium

Farmingdale, New York

Where to Golf: Bethpage Black

If Long Island’s Bethpage golf course isn’t on your bucket list, you should add it. One of the most popular and sought-after municipal parks in the U.S., Bethpage features five 18-hole golf courses. The most famous of them, the Bethpage Black, isn’t for the faint of heart. This championship course has a reputation for being one of the most difficult municipal courses in the country. Booking a tee time is highly competitive. New York residents can try for a tee time 7 days in advance for all courses; visitors can book 5 days in advance.

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Airstream parked at Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina
Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Photo by Tin Cup

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Where to Golf: Harbour Town Golf Links

Follow in the footsteps of the pros with a round at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Harbour Town is one of three 18-hole golf courses at the Sea Pines Resort and features a par four 18th hole that’s been known to strike fear into even the most seasoned golfers. Sea Pines Resort is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Tee time reservations are highly recommended.

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RV parked at Hardee Lakes Park Campground
Hardee Lakes Park Campground in Bowling Green, Florida – Photo by Nate

Bowling Green, Florida

Where to Golf: Streamsong

In less than a decade, Streamsong Resort’s three golf courses have gone from being the new kids on the block to luxurious darlings of the golf world. Set on 16,000 acres in central Florida, the resort’s Blue, Red, and Black courses are fun to play and nestled into a pretty landscape of greens, ponds, and tropical vegetation. Green fees are pricey, but the experience is deluxe

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Multiple RVs parked at the San Antonio KOA
San Antonio KOA in San Antonio, Texas – Photo: Campendium

San Antonio, Texas

Where to Golf: Brackenridge Park

Designed in 1916 by the legendary A.W. Tillinghast, the 18-hole course at Brackenridge Park is located just north of downtown San Antonio. The course’s classic city-park layout makes it accessible to those looking for a nice, low-key day on the links. Tee times are available to book online, and the fees are low enough that you’ll be tempted to play again and again during your stay in San Antonio.

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An Airstream RV parked at Sun Resorts RV Park
Sun Resorts RV Park in Mesquite, Nevada – Photo: Campendium

Mesquite, Nevada

Where to Golf: Wolf Creek

With greens that wind through Nevada’s signature sand canyons, Wolf Creek has a creative layout that will keep you in awe of both the challenging drives and the stunning landscape. This Mesquite course is open year-round, and tee times are readily available online.

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RV and palm trees at Indian Wells RV Resort
Indian Wells RV Resort in Indio, California – Photo by RV Chickadee

Indian Wells, California 

Where to Golf: Indian Wells Golf Resort

Bask in the Southern California sunshine as you play a round at Indian Wells Golf Resort, which has two highly ranked 18-hole courses on its grounds. Located just outside of Palm Springs, golfers love Indian Wells for its striking natural beauty and challenging layout. All tee times must be reserved and prepaid; no walk-up play is allowed. 

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Views of the lake and woods at Manchester State Park
Manchester State Park in Port Orchard, Washington – Photo: Campendium

Bremerton, Washington

Where to Golf: Gold Mountain

Scoot around Seattle’s Puget Sound and make your way to the small city of Bremerton to play at Gold Mountain, a golf club with two championship courses. Enjoy a round of 18 holes tucked between the towering evergreens of the Pacific Northwest forest. The best price on greens fees is available by booking online. Veterans also receive 20 percent off during the week. 

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RV parked at Farm Pond Campground
Farm Pond Campground in Carthage, North Carolina – Photo by SparkyRPod

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Where to Golf: Pinehurst Resort

For many golfers, a trip to Pinehurst is the adult version of Disney World. With nine 18-hole courses and one nine-hole course to choose from, you can camp nearby for a whole week and still not experience everything the area has to offer. Pinehurst No. 2 has the most coveted greens as the course is host to numerous prestigious golf tournaments. Advance tee times are available via phone 5 days in advance of play for non-members or guests. 

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Now it’s your turn—where is your favorite place to golf and camp? Let us know in the comments!