This Christmas I revisited the Rosarito Beach Hotel on the Baja California coast of Mexico and the nearby cruise port of Ensenada . I have visited Mexico only twice previously. Some years ago I had the opportunity to visit Cabo San Lucas – memories of Benalmadina on the Costa del Sol in Spain came flooding back. I spent a wonderful year on the Costa Del Sol in the mid 90’s. Last year I returned and was truly amazed at the cost of residential property there. For even a relative small apartment overlooking a golf course and with distant sea views, the asking price was over $250,000! My thoughts went back to a visit some years ago to Cabo San Lucas.

However, for those who are looking for alternative course, Scotland has much more than 500 venues on offer. Moreover, these courses offer the same facilities as St. Andrews along with a much calmer and quieter ambience. All of these courses have golf hotels that can accommodate all kinds of tourists, be it budgeted or luxury.

By far the number one travel destination for seniors is the “Live Music Show Capital of the World” nestled in the Ozark Mountains. The music theatres and other attraction venues were built as an alternative to “Sin City” or better known as Las Vegas. Branson offers wholesome, affordable entertainment for the whole family in a quaint and friendly town without the trappings of Vegas. My aunt has been to Branson and absolutely loved it. In 2010 Branson is celebrating 50 years of family entertainment. There’s plenty of activities for all ages if you bring along the grandchildren. You can take them to the Silver Dollar City theme park. They have numerous music theaters to see your favorite acts along with 10 resorts golf. Come see your favorite entertainer from days past live onstage.

On the coast, meanwhile, visitors can expect a tropical atmosphere in terms of climate and playing conditions. There is a choice of two fine courses, Leisure Golf Club and the Nyali Golf Club, with rumours of new Kenyan golf courses to come in the area.

Vacation in myrtle beech is for everyone since there are 200 days of sunshine days and it has a temperate climate round the year. With 60 miles of the beautiful coastline to enjoy, there are a number of sports that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Surfing, swimming, Para sailing, yachting, fishing and lots more to do. Just laze on the beach and get a great tan the golf hotels natural way.

Why Molokai? Boat out to see the world’s tallest sea cliffs (3600 feet) along the North Shore. Take a memorable mule ride through Kalaupapa National Historical Park and learn about the selfless acts of Father Damien. Hike through the breathtaking Halawa Valley.

The Spanish coast has reinvented itself and now offers golf games to none. The pieces are in excellent condition, and brought out all the rules of art. There are good greens keepers, so the quality continues to be top class. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned golf pro, then there are courses to suit. Most are 18 holes, but there is a possibility of just walking a few holes, if you feel like it. Costa Del Sol has something for everyone.