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Pack Your Paddle: Top U.S. Resorts to Play Pickleball

Pickleball isn't just a game, it's a lifestyle. Lucky for us, there's a growing number of resorts that cater to pickleball players, so now you can take the game on the road, wherever you choose to vacation.

Here’s a look at some of the top U.S. luxury resorts where you can enjoy premium amenities while honing your pickleball skills:

Enchantment Resort, Arizona

The Enchantment Resort is set in the heart of Sedona’s breathtaking red rocks. The two onsite pickleball courts have 360-degree views of the amazing red rocks surrounding you in every direction. 

Carmel Valley Ranch, California

Carmel Valley Ranch is an escape with plenty of room to roam, to explore, to discover. The four pickleball courts can be used for family-friendly matches, you can also reserve a private pickleball clinic where you’ll learn all the skills for mastering the game. Expect sunny skies throughout the majority of the year, quality service and all-suite accommodations.

The Broadmoor, Colorado

Nestled against the picturesque Rocky Mountains, The Broadmoor hosts a comprehensive pickleball program for its guests. The program includes beginner to advanced clinics, private lessons, and annual tournaments that draw players from across the country. Its courts are well known for their high altitude, adding an extra challenge to your game.

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Opened in 1887, the Grand Hotel is a National Historic Landmark that continues to entertain guests with old-world hospitality and charm, inspired enhancements, and a lasting heritage. Its new pickleball courts are a welcome addition for guests who visit the “Jewel of the Great Lakes” in Michigan's upper peninsula.

Twin Farms, Vermont

If you're looking for a more rustic pickleball experience, look no further than Twin Farms. Located on a vast, secluded estate in the serene countryside outside Barnard, Vermont, it includes 300 acres of woods, meadows, and mountains. Its two pickleball courts are surrounded by the lush green Vermont mountains, offering stunning vistas while you play. 

Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, Arizona

Miraval focuses on holistic wellness, with pickleball as a key part of its offerings. The resort’s pickleball program is designed to boost physical fitness and mental health, with tailored wellness activities that complement the sport. Surrounded by the serene Sonoran Desert, it’s the perfect place to rejuvenate.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina

While it's best known for its championship golf courses, Kiawah Island Golf Resort also offers superb pickleball facilities. The resort features a vibrant pickleball community, hosting regular clinics and social tournaments. The lush, natural surroundings and extensive amenities make it a favorite among families and groups.

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Arizona

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Scottsdale is home to a serene spa, premier restaurants and four dedicated pickleball courts. After your lesson or match, hit Jade Bar for refreshing beverage before lounging by the pool or indulging in a full-body massage at the spa. 

Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Hawaii

As a guest of the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea you can enjoy some friendly competition on the outdoor pickleball courts, followed by a relaxing spa treatment and soaking up the sun by the sparkling pool. 

The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia

The Cloister at Sea Island is known for its personalized coaching and exceptional facilities. Its pickleball program is tailored to enhance both skills and strategy, with clinics led by expert coaches. The resort itself offers a blend of luxury and natural beauty, with activities and accommodations that embody Southern elegance. They're hosting the 2024 Pickleball Slam on June 8 & 9. Visit pickleballbrackets.com to register.

Each of these luxury resorts offers more than just top-notch pickleball facilities; they provide a complete luxury experience that can make any vacation both relaxing and invigorating. Whether you’re a seasoned player looking to sharpen your skills against the best or a newcomer eager to learn in a breathtaking setting, these destinations cater to all your needs.

What's your favorite pickleball vacation spot? Let us know in the comments!

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