Golf destinations are advertised in almost the same way as retirement communities. Boring, unsophisticated and quiet. You have to look long and hard not to find grey hair in well-known golf meccas such as Orlando, Myrtle Beach or Scottsdale. But surely there’s a different kind of place to play great golf, dance, drink well into the night and score a few chicks along the way?
Here are 5 cities that any millennial should visit if he wants the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll lifestyle, all while squeezing in a bit of golf:
1. Miami, FL
Visiting Miami in March will likely take it’s toll on your life expectancy, but for the millennial that wants to live life to its fullest, Miami is the greatest place on earth. With a mix of golf courses, bars, beaches, and nightclubs, you can spend a week in Miami having fulfilled your dreams as a single man.
South Beach is the place to stay, being one of the only areas in Miami that doesn’t require a car. You can walk between your hotel, restaurants, beaches and clubs. Some hotels offer a shuttle to nearby golf courses such as Trump Doral and Turnberry Isle.
South Beach is swell with girls on Spring Break – literally being an exhibition of the most beautiful college girls in America. Picking up girls there can be challenging if you play the role as “nice guy.” Miami girls are all about status and money, so if you’re looking to find a wife, get the f*ck out of there quickly.
Top golf courses: Biltmore, Trump Doral, Turnberry Isle, Normandy Shores
Best clubs: Mokai, Wall Lounge, Rec Room
2. Chicago, IL
Chi-town is one of America’s best cities for guys to find beautiful women, with four bars per thousand people and with 8.8% more women than men. Chicago is also the third-most popular Tinder-using city in the US.
Chicago – unlike Miami – is a culture-vulture’s playground, boasting a vibrant art district and some of the best galleries you’ll find anywhere. On top of this, there are a plethora of good golf courses just minutes outside the city, so for the millennial traveller who is looking to enjoy a combination of culture, sport, and partying, Chicago is your place.
Top golf courses: Cog Hill Golf & CC, Pine Meadow, Glen Club, Thunderhawk
Best single bars: Slippery Slope, The Berkshire Room, Delilah’s
3. Dallas, TX
Scoring chicks in the Big D is a piece-of-cake with three bars per thousand residents, and way more women than men. Home of the frozen margarita, Dallas boasts a number of cocktail clubs and bars that are a great meeting-ground for hookups. Oh, and it’s also the 11th most active Tinder city in America.
With a 12-month golf climate, Dallas-Fort Worth is home to many public courses, including Dallas Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, the only NFL-themed course in the country. After a morning round, you can visit some of Dallas’ landmarks such as the Museum of Art, Reunion Tower and AT&T Stadium, before heading out to the bars and meeting your soulmate (or one-night stand).
Texas girls take great care of their men, so watch out, you might just meet your future wife without realizing it.
Top golf courses: Twin Lakes GC, Dallas Cowboys GC, Tierra Verde
Best Tinder-date spots: Mariano’s Hacienda, The Standard Pour
Best spot to get laid: McFadden’s
4. Boston, MA
Like its baseball team, Boston’s restaurants and bars are overrated, but that shouldn’t deter you. Nor should its 2.62 bars per 1,000 residents. Almost 40% of the city is single and with 8.6% more women than men, Boston is a melting pot of people searching for intimacy.
Mix in a ton of great golf courses, Irish pubs, untz-untz clubs and cocktail bars and you get a city that absolutely deserves to be on the list.
Top golf courses: International GC (Oaks), Red Tail, George Wright GC
Best bars: Wonder Bar, People’s Republik, Legal Harborside
Best spot to get laid: Liberty Hotel Bar
5. Los Angeles, CA
While LA might rank #1 if you’re willing to lie about being a famous movie producer, it still makes the list for honest folks thanks to an insane number of singles living there.
With year-long sunshine, beautiful chicks, amazing golf courses, golden beaches and a vibrant party scene, LA is magical. While it’s essential to have a car, Uber is really cheap and you can pretty much get to any bar or club in LA for under $20.
Play golf in the morning at Trump National, surf in the afternoon then party it up at one of hundreds of bars. A great spot is Angels & Kings, a Hollywood bar that is essentially an ode to bad behavior. The walls are painted with mugshots, the bathrooms are covered in chalkboard to express yourself, and the drinks are insanely cheap. Did I mention its where hot single chicks hang out?
Top golf courses: Pelican Hill, Trump National, Lakeside GC
Best bars: Angels & Kings, The Short Stop, The Standard Rooftop
Best clubs: AV Nightclub, Lure