Popular Golf Destinations on the East Coast

PJ Blanchfield, an Albany, New York, assistant district attorney, is an avid golfer. Having first gotten into the sport at a young age through his experience as a caddy, he has been playing golf for over 30 years. When he can, PJ Blanchfield enjoys traveling to golfing destinations on the East Coast and frequently visits South Carolina and Florida to play.

Located in Rockport, Maine, Samoset Resort is one of the East Coast’s most breathtaking seaside golf courses. The course takes players along the side of Penobscot Bay and around to the Atlantic Ocean and the state’s historic lighthouse on Rockland Breakwater. The unique design of the course is equally entrancing for players, making it stand out from several other courses.

Going south from Maine, golfers will find the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Nestled next to the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, the course offers great shot-making challenges and was ranked number 41 on the Top 100 Courses You Can Play by Golf magazine.

Just an hour away from Manhattan is the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. Complete with three hotels and seven courses, the site offers several different packages for visiting golfers. However, the most upscale package is Ballyowen, which was designed by architect Roger Rulewich as a tribute to Old World golf.

Another famed resort is the Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, South Carolina. Voted the top resort in America, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has hosted such major tournaments as the World Cup, the PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup.