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Historic Golf Courses
Golf has a storied past in the United States. These historic golf resorts are a great place to experience a game rooted so deep in history. Many of these locations even possess fairways that are nearly a century old.
Historic Golf Courses
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Litchfield Park, Arizona, United States
The Wigwam is one of Arizona's original iconic hotels. Originally built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to house sales executives in the early 1900s the resort evolved as a popular tourist destination when executives convinced their company president, Paul Litchfield (and original descendant of The Mayflower), to expand the small lodge into a winter retreat.
Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
Tubac, Arizona, United States
The spirit of the Otero family lives on at Tubac. The family's original hacienda houses meeting room and guests can dine within the walls of the 200-year-old barn. The scenic beauty of the Tumacacori and Santa Rita mountains are a stunning backdrop and offer a multitude of outdoor activities.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Carlsbad, California, United States
Boasting luxury accommodations, America's first full-service spa, and championship golf courses, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a historic retreat affording a true Southern California ambiance and picturesque natural landscape.
Ojai Valley Inn
Ojai, California, United States
Fabulous spa, legendary golf course, luxurious retreat from the world: whatever your definition, the Ojai Valley Inn is a favorite among many. The 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn features 305 rooms and suites, four excellent restaurants, a golf clubhouse, and a Spanish Colonial conference center.
Inn at the Presidio
San Francisco, California, United States
The first hotel to open in The Presidio of San Francisco, a National Historic Landmark, the Inn at the Presidio is an historic restoration of Pershing Hall, an Army Bachelors Quarters built in 1903, when the U.S. Army occupied the 1,491 acres to protect the country.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Sonoma, California, United States
Built in 1927, the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is the ultimate Wine Country, California destination offering the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa, access to championship golf courses, signature dining experiences, including the Michelin award-winning Santé Restaurant, and exceptional accommodations and hospitality.
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
For over a century, dreamers, farmers, investors, and even a Prussian Count have envisioned a grand future for the Colorado Springs area. One man, Spencer Penrose had the dedication and vision to bring the dream to reality. That dream was The Broadmoor, which officially opened on June 29, 1918 and marks its 90th anniversary in 2008.
The Spa at Norwich Inn
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Set in the woodlands of southeastern Connecticut, The Spa at Norwich Inn is a premier resort situated on 42 landscaped acres of trees, perennial gardens, ponds, and an inviting, placid reflecting pool.
HOTEL DU PONT
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
January 15, 1913 saw the opening of Wilmington's HOTEL DU PONT, one of the most lavish hotels of America's Gilded Age and an immediate rival to Europe's finest hotels. Today the Wilmington, Delaware hotel is situated in the heart of the picturesque and historic Brandywine Valley. HOTEL DU PONT is as rich in history as it is in atmosphere; reminiscent of a time of craftsmanship and courtesy, a time of ease and elegance, and a time of sophistication and style.
Belleair, Florida, United States
The story of the Belleview Inn begins with Henry Plant, a railroad and steamship entrepreneur in 19th century who realized that his passengers would need somewhere to stay. Plant built a grand, Queen Anne-style Victorian hotel that exuded Gilded Age grandeur in 1897. Book your stay today at Historic Hotels of America.
The Gasparilla Inn & Club
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
Walking through The Gasparilla Inn's pillared entrance and into the lobby, you experience the feeling of Florida as it was meant to be. Guests are instantly embraced with the tranquil civility of a time that once was -- and still is -- at this classic resort.
Casa Monica Resort & Spa
St. Augustine, Florida, United States
The town of St. Augustine, Florida, carries the unique distinction of being the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the United States, a cultural honor that the landmark Casa Monica Resort & Spa has embraced since it opened back in 1888.
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is right out of the Florida of your mind. The salmon-colored Mediterranean Revival building opened in 1925 and has overlooked Tampa Bay ever since.
Jekyll Island Club Resort
Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States
Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges.
The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States
St. Simons Island is one of Georgia's Golden Isles, lying midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The islands are a popular resort playground, offering a mix of natural beauty, rich history and quaint charm, coupled with the allure of inviting year-round weather.
Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
As Waikiki's only true destination resort, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort offers the perfect mix of exceptional resort accommodations and classic Hawaiian hospitality. Originally developed by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1955, this historic Honolulu hotel affords the widest stretch of white sand on Waikiki, a serene beachfront lagoon, lush tropical gardens and cascading waterfalls, majestic views of Diamond Head and romantic seaside sunsets.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is an international destination resort, upholding a timeless tradition of luxury and aloha. Guest amenities at the 252-room resort include an award-winning 18-hole golf course, 11-court seaside tennis club, a beach club, island dining, homes, and villas.
French Lick Springs Hotel
French Lick, Indiana, United States
Through detailed renovation, restoration and an extreme passion for refurbishing the past, French Lick Resort Casino, established in 1845, has re-opened its doors and returned to its original charm and grandeur. For over two centuries the Pluto Mineral Springs and its medicinal waters have drawn visitors to French Lick and our legendary resort.
Morris Inn at Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States
The Morris Inn at Notre Dame offers 150 guestrooms, including 18 spacious suites. With three distinct dining options — Sorin’s, Rohr’s, and the Wind Family Fireside Terrace, guests will find the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy a business lunch, family gathering, special occasion, or a casual meal.
West Baden Springs Hotel
West Baden Springs, Indiana, United States
An architectural marvel, West Baden Springs Hotel is the crown jewel of French Lick Resort's $500 million restoration. The turn-of-the century National Historic Landmark offers 246 exquisitely appointed rooms, a world-class spa, championship golf, and a wide array of dining and entertainment options.
The Colony Hotel
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
The Colony Hotel is spectacularly situated amid glorious and manicured gardens on a rocky promontory above the Atlantic Ocean. The white wooden structure was built in 1914 and spans a full 300 feet, topped by a cupola and the weather vane of a large ship. The wrap-around Ocean Porch and the gazebo offer views of the ocean and river.
Inn at Perry Cabin
St. Michaels, Maryland, United States
The former home of a naval officer, the historic Inn at Perry Cabin is situated on waterfront of the Miles River by the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1816, the Inn was designed by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s aide-de-camp, Samuel Hambleton. The stately Greek Revival manor in picturesque St. Michaels beckons to those who seek the small town charm and colonial history of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Mackinac Island, Michigan, United States
The old-world elegance of Grand Hotel envelops you the moment you step onto Mackinac Island and board a horse-drawn carriage taxi or stroll the short distance to the hotel. Either way, your passage will be peaceful; cars aren't allowed on Mackinac Island -- one of the many traditions that still reign from the opening days of Grand Hotel back in 1887.
Omni Bretton Arms Inn, Bretton Woods
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States
The Omni Bretton Arms Inn was built as a private home in 1896 and was first opened to guests in 1907. The inn was a part of the larger Mount Washington and Mount Pleasant Hotels which hosted a variety of visitors and was the distinguished headquarters for the Conference Secretariat during the 44-nation Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States
Mount Washington Resort was the creation of industrialist Joseph Stickney, who built The Mount Washington Hotel in 1902. The sparking white and red-roofed Spanish Renaissance-style hotel, with its grand, colonnaded veranda, was the setting for the historic Bretton Woods Monetary Conference in 1944.
Eagle Mountain House
Jackson, New Hampshire, United States
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club exemplifies New England. Its century-old history ties the historic hotel to the region's heritage while seamlessly offering all the high-end amenities of any modern hotel alongside pristine, panoramic views of New Hampshire's White Mountains.
Wentworth by the Sea
New Castle, New Hampshire, United States
The "Grand Dame of the Sea" -- as Wentworth by the Sea is affectionately known -- has set the model for coastline New Hampshire accommodations for over a century. When it opened in 1874, Wentworth was the largest wooden structure on the state's coast, a hub for social, business and political luminaries from around the world.
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Whitefield, New Hampshire, United States
On a rainy night in 1865, a group of travelers en route to Montreal was stranded when their stagecoach hit a muddy rut and overturned. Despite the late hour, they found a warm welcome at the nearby Dodge farmhouse and were so captivated by the hospitality of their hosts and the spectacular surroundings that they prolonged their stay.
The Sagamore Resort
Bolton Landing, New York, United States
Situated in the unspoiled Adirondack Mountains, The Sagamore Resort opened in 1883 and was a social center for the wealthy visiting Lake George. After closing in 1981, the hotel was reopened a few years later and restored to its original grandeur. Today the resort offers a wealth of recreational and dining opportunities for guests who enjoy "roughing it" with an elegance in the woods.
The Otesaga Hotel
Cooperstown, New York, United States
It is not hard to imagine the finger lake region of frontier days when you stay at The Otesaga Resort Hotel. Otesaga, named for the Iroquois word for " A Place of Meetings," is located on the southern shore of Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, New York, and ranks as one of America's original grand lakeside hotels.
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, New York, United States
In 1869, rocky cliffs rising above a crystal blue glacial lake in the Hudson River Valley inspired Albert Smiley to create Mohonk Mountain House as a resort where guests could renew body, mind, and spirit in a beautiful natural setting. Now, over 140 years later, it is still owned and operated by the Smiley family.
Jefferson Clinton Hotel
Syracuse, New York, United States
A classic example of 1920s hotel construction, the Jefferson Clinton, a historic hotel in Syracuse, has a contemporary sensibility. This 68-room, 11-story hotel was built in 1927, but offers modern upgrades and a much-lauded environmentally friendly philosophy. A convenient downtown location is within easy access of the downtown business district, Syracuse University, the Carrier Dome and area hospitals.
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
The Omni Grove Park Inn is one of the South’s best-loved resorts. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the city of Asheville, N.C., and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With its distinctive undulating red clay tile roof and original Roycroft furnishings and fixtures, The Grove Park Inn captures the essence of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
Founded in 1895, Pinehurst is a quintessential resort encompassing three historic hotels, a wealth of recreational activities, and 2,000 breathtaking North Carolina acres. Set in one of America's only National historic landmark Districts, Pinehurst recalls a pleasant time gone by.
Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
Located just outside the limits of the town of Bedford Springs, this sprawling 2,200 acre resort has been welcoming guests and making history for more than 200 years. Its red brick façade is distinguished by white columns, a porte cochere and a series of additions that amble their way up the hillside. The result is a charming combination of old and new elements that work in harmony against the rocky hills of south central Pennsylvania.
The Lodge at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, Pennsylvania, United States
While The Lodge today sits at the center of the world-famous Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, it was once the peaceful hunting lodge of the Pittsburgh industrial titan, Willard F. Rockwell. Constructed in 1968, its immense popularity among his loved ones inspired Rockwell to turn the building into a vacation spot open to the public.
Skytop, Pennsylvania, United States
The placement of the Skytop Lodge at the base of West Mountain in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains is perhaps the best indication that this grand resort has always been inextricably linked to its natural surroundings-and the 30 miles of hiking trails weaving through the 5,500-acre site merely reinforces that fact.
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States
Today, the Buccaneer is the Virgin Island’s longest running resort, but its beginnings were anything but luxurious. In it’s turbulent past, St Croix has been under the control of the French, Dutch, English, Spanish, Danish and Americans, all influences which have enriched the island’s culture. The area’s first building was erected in 1653 by Charles Martel, a Knight of Malta, and was hidden from the sight of roving pirates and marauders who plundered the seas off the island.
Vergennes, Vermont, United States
When Ardelia Beach, founder of the landmark Basin Harbor, first came to Vermont to establish a working farm that would take in summer boarders anxious to escape urban living, she could not have chosen a better locale. Unofficially described as Vermont’s West Coast, Lake Champlain is the sixth-largest lake in America, with more than 600 miles of shoreline bordering its 120-mile length.
Woodstock Inn & Resort
Woodstock, Vermont, United States
Woodstock Inn & Resort is a year-round destination in the village of Woodstock, Vermont that embraces the vision of Laurance and Mary Rockefeller.
Boar's Head Resort
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
In a city as steeped in history as Charlottesville, Virginia—home to U.S. presidents, witness of the ravages of the Civil War, and the burgeoning Virginia wine industry—it’s a significant achievement for an inn to rise in prominence. The remarkable 573-acre Boar’s Head Inn compliments the fresh Blue Ridge Mountain air and stunning scenery with gracious hospitality, gourmet cuisine, and a sense of the past that doesn’t sacrifice a single modern amenity.
The Omni Homestead Resort
Hot Springs, Virginia, United States
For over two and a half centuries, The Omni Homestead Resort has offered genuine Southern hospitality amid the Allegheny Mountains, boasting beautiful accommodations, championship golf courses, and an expansive conference center. A designated National Historic Landmark, this luxury resort offers modern amenities without compromising its historic charm.
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Airlie is a serene getaway from the everyday, the premier destination for conferences, weddings, and scenic getaways in Northern Virginia. Situated on 300 well-manicured acres at the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains, Airlie is a Warrenton, VA hotel and conference center with expansive meeting space and beautiful wedding venues brought to life by a team of dedicated event professionals.
Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection, and Colonial Houses
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Renowned as the largest living history museum in the world, Colonial Williamsburg offers visitors a taste of 18th-century life through its architecture, costumed interpreters and historical reenactments.
The American Club
Kohler, Wisconsin, United States
Walter J. Kohler, Sr. founded his Tudor-style hotel to provide lodging for immigrant laborers who worked at Kohler Co. Today, the hotel stands as a testament to Kohler's commitment to the people living in the town of Kohler, Wisconsin, and the people who come to visit. The concept of gracious living has long been a Kohler Co. mainstay, spread by its innovative, world-famous bathroom designs, a concept that also served as the guiding force behind the 1981 renovations to The American Club.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States
Lake Yellowstone Hotel was completed in 1891 as part of a series of hotels to accommodate visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Beginning in 1903, it was re-designed and expanded by architect Robert Reamer. His design included a clapboarded Colonial Revival structure and three porticoes that overlook the lake.