27 Golf Bachelor Party Ideas: Top Destinations

A golf bachelor party is not just a fun gathering; it’s an unforgettable experience. This blog post is your guide to crafting the best golf bachelor party experiences. 

Here are our top 10 golf bachelor party locations:

  1. Pebble Beach, California
  2. Phoenix-Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Pinehurst, North Carolina
  7. St. Andrews, Scotland
  8. Dublin, Ireland
  9. Monterey Peninsula, California
  10. Queenstown, New Zealand

But I also have more great destinations to consider below. Skip this, and you’ll miss out on some of the most enchanting golf destinations, money-saving tips, and practical suggestions. These are the best golf bachelor party ideas out there. 

Here’s what we’ll delve into in the article:

  • 27 Best Golf Bachelor Party Destination Ideas
  • How Much Do Golf Bachelor Parties Cost?
  • Tips for Making a Golf Bachelor Party Affordable
  • FAQs

27 Best Golf Bachelor Party Destination Ideas

1. Pebble Beach, California

pebble beach california

Estimated Cost

Luxury destination

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

7+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, enjoy wine tasting in Carmel Valley, or drive the scenic 17Mile Drive.

2. Scottsdale, Arizona

scottsdale arizona
The Phoenician Canyon. Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Midrange to luxury

3 Top Courses

  • TPC Scottsdale: Home to the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. This is probably the best golf resort for bachelor parties.
  • Troon North: Natural desert landscape with panoramic views.
  • Grayhawk Golf Club: Offers two challenging courses, Talon and Raptor.

Number of Courses

200+

Ideas for Things To Do

Explore the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, visit Old Town Scottsdale, or experience the OdySea Aquarium.

3. Orlando, Florida

orlando florida

Estimated Cost

Budget Friendly to mid range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

170+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit Walt Disney World, explore Universal Studios, or unwind at a local brewery.

4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Wizard Golf Club. Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Budget-friendly

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

90+

Ideas for Things To Do

Relax at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, enjoy seafood restaurants, or visit the SkyWheel.

5. Las Vegas, Nevada

las vegas nevada

Estimated Cost

Midrange to luxury

Top Courses 

Number of Courses

60+

Ideas for Things To Do

Enjoy world-class shows, gamble at iconic casinos, or visit the Grand Canyon on a day trip.

6. Pinehurst, North Carolina

pinehurst north carolina

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

40+

Ideas for Things To Do

Explore the Pinehurst Resort, indulge in spa treatments, or visit the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

7. Bandon, Oregon

bandon dunes
bandon dunes. Mwlloyd1216, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

5 (all world-class)

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit the Bandon State Natural Area, explore local beaches, or savor fresh seafood.

8. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

kiawah island
Aerial view flying into Kiawah Island, SC over The Ocean Course. Pammymags, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

5

Ideas for Things To Do

Relax on the beaches, explore the nature trails, or engage in water sports.

9. Whistler, Canada

richie diesterheft from santa barbara
Richie Diesterheft from Santa Barbara, CA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost 

Midrange to luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

4

Ideas for Things To Do

Ski or snowboard in winter, mountain bike in summer, or enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

10. St. Andrews, Scotland

st. andrews scotland

Estimated Cost 

Luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

10+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit St. Andrews Castle, explore the University of St. Andrews, or take a historic walking tour.

11. Maui, Hawaii

maui hawaii

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

15+

Ideas for Things To Do

Attend a traditional luau, visit Haleakalā National Park, or snorkel in Molokini.

12. Dublin, Ireland

county dublin, golf links hotel
County Dublin, Golf Links Hotel (Portmarnock). Jonjobaker, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Mid-range to luxury

3 Top Courses 

Number of Courses

50+

Ideas for Things To Do

Explore the Guinness Storehouse, stroll along the River Liffey, or immerse yourself in Irish folklore at the National Leprechaun Museum.

13. Monterey Peninsula, California

monterey peninsula in california
Golf course near 17-Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula in California

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

15+

Ideas for Things To Do

Explore the historic Pacific Grove Lighthouse, or drive the Big Sur coastline for unparalleled views.

14. Algarve, Portugal

algarve portugal
Guy Renard from Gent, Belgium, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

35+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit the picturesque beaches, explore the Benagil Sea Cave, or taste authentic Portuguese cuisine at local taverns.

15. Melbourne, Australia

melbourne australia

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

50+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit the Melbourne Zoo, take the Great Ocean Road drive, or explore the city’s bustling art and cafe scene.

16. San Diego, California

san diego california

Estimated Cost

Mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

90+

Ideas for Things To Do

Visit San Diego Zoo, enjoy La Jolla Cove, or explore the USS Midway Museum.

17. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

hilton head island, south carolina
Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina. danperry.com, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

24

Ideas for Things To Do

Relax on Coligny Beach, sail on Calibogue Sound, or explore the Coastal Discovery Museum.

18. Costa del Sol, Spain

costa del sol spain

Estimated Cost

Budget-friendly to mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses

70+

Ideas for Things To Do

Relax on Marbella beaches, stroll through Málaga’s historic center, or visit the Picasso Museum.

19. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

cabo san lucas mexico
Stan Shebs, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

15+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Charter a fishing boat, visit El Arco, or relax on Lover’s Beach.

20. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

wisconsin dells wisconsin
Sunset Lodge, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Estimated Cost

Budget-friendly

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

7

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Explore the waterparks, take a riverboat tour, or visit the haunted H.H. Bennett Studio.

21. South Florida (Miami & Fort Lauderdale Area)

big blue monster
famous “Big Blue Monster” course at the Doral County Club in Miami, Fla

Estimated Cost

Mid-range to luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

80+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Walk along the Miami Beach boardwalk, explore the artsy Wynwood Walls, or cruise the Fort Lauderdale canals.

22. French Riviera, France

agay from the dramont

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

20+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Stroll in Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, gamble at Monaco’s casinos, or visit Cannes for its film festival vibes.

23. Banff, Canada

rundle mountain from banff golf course
Rundle mountain from Banff Golf course Alberta Canada. Thank you for visiting my page from Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Mid-range to luxury

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

6

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Explore Banff National Park, take the Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain, or relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

24. Queenstown, New Zealand

the hills golf course
The Hills Golf Course, Queenstown, New Zealand. Michelle Maria, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Luxury

3 Top Courses

  • The Hills: A dramatic course with sculptures interspersed throughout.
  • Jack’s Point: Offers breathtaking views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu.
  • Millbrook Resort: An award-winning course set amidst the Southern Alps.

Number of Courses In The Area

6

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Bungee jump from the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, take a scenic flight over Milford Sound or enjoy the local wines at renowned vineyards.

25. Charleston, South Carolina

charleston south carolina
dokaspar, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Estimated Cost

Mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

20+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Explore historic Charleston via horse-drawn carriage, visit Fort Sumter, or stroll through the vibrant Charleston City Market.

26. Buenos Aires, Argentina

buenos aires argentina

Estimated Cost

Budget-friendly to mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

30+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Dance tango in San Telmo, explore La Boca neighborhood or visit the historic Teatro Colón.

27. Dominican Republic

Estimated Cost

Mid-range

3 Top Courses

Number of Courses In The Area

25+

Ideas for Things To Do In The Area

Relax on Punta Cana beaches, explore the colonial architecture of Santo Domingo, or zip-line in the Monkey Jungle.

How Much Do Golf Bachelor Parties Cost?

Budget-friendly, mid-range, and luxury golf bachelor parties offer different experiences, but they all guarantee a great time. 

Here’s a general cost breakdown for an 8-guest party:

Expense Budget-Friendly Mid-Range Luxury
Transportation $100 $250 $500+
Food $200 $500 $1,000+
Drinks $150 $400 $800+
Entertainment $300 $800 $2,000+

Tips for Making a Golf Bachelor Party Affordable

tips for making a golf bachelor party affordable

Quick Wins

  1. Early Bird Deals: Book your golf trips during off-peak seasons or special promotions
  2. Stay & Play Packages: Many golf resorts offer packages that include accommodation, golf rounds, and sometimes even meals. This is a great idea for groomsmen gifts.
  3. Group Discounts: Leverage group sizes for discounts on courses or accommodations.
  4. Local Eateries: Skip the fancy restaurants and enjoy local eateries or even consider a BBQ night.
  5. BYOB: Consider places that allow you to bring your own beverages, cutting down on drink expenses.

Practical Advice

Shared Costs and Planning Ahead

  • Budget Setting

The best bachelor party golf trips start by determining a realistic budget. Rory does have to do this. Engage everyone in the group early on and decide on an amount that everyone is comfortable with. Remember, not everyone may have the same financial situation.

  • Collect in Advance

Once you’ve decided which of the best golf bachelor party destinations is for you. Consider collecting money upfront or using apps like Splitwise to keep track of expenses. When I was in Portugal with 20 guys, this saved so much hassle! It prevents awkward situations later and ensures that the organizer isn’t burdened with upfront costs. This can also include the cost of traveling with your clubs

Location Choices

  • Stay Local

Instead of traveling to a distant location or booking expensive resorts, consider a local retreat or a nearby town. This not only saves on travel expenses but also allows more time for actual activities.

  • Home Venue

Instead of renting a venue, consider hosting the party at someone’s house, if space allows. Transform the space with themed decorations to make it feel special.

DIY Activities

  • Games Night

Instead of going out, organize a games night with board games, card games, video games, and other indoor activities. These can be as entertaining as any night out, especially when you incorporate the best golf puns!

  • Cook Together

Instead of dining out or catering, consider a BBQ night or a cook-off challenge. This can be a fun activity, and it allows everyone to contribute.

Limit the Guest List

  • Quality over Quantity

A smaller, tight-knit group can make the event more personal and meaningful. It can also drastically cut down on costs as you’re catering to fewer people.

Hunt for deals

  • Early Bird Discounts

If you’re planning to book an activity or venue, look for early bird discounts. Many places offer significant reductions for early bookings.

  • Group Discounts

Many venues or activities offer discounts for larger groups. Don’t hesitate to ask if they can provide a deal.

  • Off-Peak Times

Consider having the party during the weekdays or during off-peak seasons. Venues and activities might be cheaper and less crowded. GolfNow is a great resource for this.

Best Golf Destinations for Bachelor Party: FAQs

Who Pays For The Bachelor Party Trip?

Usually, the groom’s expenses are split among the attendees, excluding the groom. Each guest covers their own costs. However, traditions can vary, so it’s best to discuss costs upfront.

How Big Is The Average Bachelor Party?

The average bachelor party typically consists of the groom, best man, and groomsmen, totaling around 6 to 12 people. Size varies based on the groom’s preferences and social circle.

What’s The Best Time Of Year For A Golf Bachelor Party?

This depends on the location, but generally spring and fall offer the best weather for golfing.

Final Thoughts

Generating golf bachelor party ideas doesn’t have to be exhausting. With the right destination, budgeting tips, and an enthusiastic group of friends, your celebration will undoubtedly be one for the books. Get your clubs ready, choose your destination, and gear up for an unforgettable experience.

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Sam has been playing golf for over 20 years and founded Impact Golfer. As a teenager, he discovered his love for the game using his grandad’s clubs, including a wooden driver! As a golf obsessive, Sam plays whenever possible: regularly competing in matchplay with his friends and in tournaments at his local club. Fortunate to have a close friend who is a club pro– he has tested almost every type of equipment on the market (no freebies yet).

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