Amtrak’s Top Golf Destinations

The connection between train travel and golf goes back over 100 years when architects would plan their courses along the rails, allowing for an easy getaway for vacationers. Still true to this day, with over 500 destinations from coast to coast, Amtrak is the optimal way to reach the country’s best golf destinations. Check out our guide to plan for your upcoming golf getaway.

Southern Pines, NC

Silver Meteor / Silver Star


Southern Pines boasts many premier courses, including the famed Pinehurst Resort, dubbed “the cradle of American golf” and home to the 2024 U.S. Open. With both top-tier championship and short courses on the property from classic and modern architects such as Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Tom Doak, Pinehurst is a must-visit. Aside from Pinehurst, Southern Pines, NC also hosts renowned courses such as Southern Pines Golf Club, Mid Pines Golf Club, and Pine Needles Golf Club. The Silver Service will bring you right to this hotbed of American golf.

Tacoma, WA

Coast Starlight / Amtrak Cascades


With the train tracks just a short wedge shot behind the 16th tee of Chambers Bay Golf Course, taking the Coast Starlight or Amtrak Cascades to Tacoma, WA will give you not only an inspiring glimpse of Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s masterpiece but easy access to one of the top public courses in the nation. Home to the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open tournaments, this course offers an enthralling true links experience.

Winter Park, FL

Silver Meteor


Winding throughout the charming city of Winter Park, FL is one of the most celebrated 9-hole courses in the country, Winter Park Golf Course. For over a century, Winter Park has been a model for community-minded municipal golf and has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Not only is this gem an exciting and affordable local option, but it’s also only a short walk from the Winter Park station. Continue your travel through to Orlando for even more world-class courses.

Williamsburg, VA

Northeast Regional


There’s no shortage of great golf to be found along the Northeast Corridor, but perhaps one of the most unique destinations is Williamsburg, VA. Steeped in American history, Williamsburg has plenty to entice golfers and non-golfers alike. With over a dozen championship-caliber courses in the area, some of the most notable courses can be found at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and Kingsmill Resort, which combine incredible layouts with majestic views.

White Sulphur Springs, WV



Take a trip on the Cardinal to White Sulfur Springs, WV to visit the home of The Greenbrier. Open since 1913, the resort is well known for The Old White course, designed by the legendary C.B. MacDonald and consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the country. After your round, immerse yourself in the resort's history or enjoy a spa day in the mineral spring water the town is named after.

No matter where you're heading for your next golf trip, let Amtrak take you there comfortably. Check out Amtrak routes and golf bag policy to plan your trip.