When planning your next golf outing, expand you opportunities off the course with the Polaris Slingshot. The best golf drive isn’t always firing a laser down the middle of the fairway. That’s a great feeling, but so is taking a joyride on the open roads surrounding some of America’s best golf destinations.
For many, driving is simply getting from point A to point B. But when you hop into the Slingshot, a three-wheeled roadster by Polaris, you’ll be inspired to enjoy the journey. The Polaris Slingshot packs a GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder engine and delivers 173 horsepower by way of a five-speed manual transmission. Its unique design has two wheels in front, and a third in the back with side-by-side seating and an open-air cockpit. With no doors and no roof – it’s just a ton of fun to take for a joyride.
Slingshot’s low-profile design makes twisty roads as much fun as teeing off on an elevated Par 3. It’s unique design turns heads, so you can get all the credit for your driving skills. So why not combine a great game with a great driving experience? To help you find the best golf drives, here are a few of our favorite roads close to some of the country’s premier courses.
Drive up the coast on Highway 1 to Monterrey for lunch with views of the expansive bay, or down the coast to Big Sur on one of the most scenic highways in the world known for winding turns, seaside cliffs and views of the often misty coastline. Either way you’ll savor the fresh, ocean air when you’re sitting in the Slingshot cockpit. Get goose bumps while standing on the first tee at Pebble Beach Golf Links — the No. 1 public course in the country. Then park yourself at The Bench around a cozy fire while drinking in one of the best views in golf. Let the bagpiper serenade you during a Spanish Bay sunset. Draw inspiration from the proud Lone Cypress. Discover your own favorite spot along 17-Mile Drive.
Both Torrey Pines North & South are renowned municipal courses that host an annual PGA tour event. Located just north of San Diego, the area has some of the best driving roads made better with the Slingshot’s low center of gravity and impressive handling. The road from Torrey Pines to Sunset Beach on the west side of Pt. Loma offers a true West Coast road trip experience. Follow one of the world’s most celebrated routes on this coast-hugging drive.
Challenge yourself on one of two Johnny Miller designed courses surrounded by Napa Valley’s golden hills. Golf in the morning, followed by a joyride in the Slingshot, capped off with wine tasting in the evening. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Napa and Sonoma have some of the best roads in the country. Drink responsibly – never drink and drive.
Kapalua Plantation Course
Nothing screams Hawaii like the Slingshot roadster. Twisty Hawaiian roads are a ton of fun and will have you smiling from ear-to-ear…no matter what you shoot at the Plantation Course on the north shore of Maui. The course was designed on a grand scale in keeping with its location on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and offers dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. The course and the surrounding roads offer dramatic elevation changes and the open-air Slingshot design lets you enjoy the wonderful Hawaiian weather.
Sea Island Seaside Course
Enjoy the open countryside throughout the Carolina and Georgia coastlines where early settlers first visited the “new frontier” that would later be North America. Here, Slingshot is more than transportation; it is the Ultimate Joyride™ along Ocean Boulevard that winds around the course. Tom Fazio’s re-design of the original Seaside with the old Marshside course transformed two nines into 18 memorable holes.
Trump National Doral
The Slingshot was made for the Florida coast. With radical styling and bright colors, this open-air experience is ready to take in all that Miami has to offer. After you tame the Blue Monster, one of the most challenging courses in existence, head to South Beach with its art deco style and survey the outdoor dining scene from the cockpit of your Slingshot.
Great Golf Drives
Make the most of your next golf destination by seeing the surrounding sights like never before. Immerse yourself in the open-air seating of a Slingshot. Most U.S. states classify Slingshot as an “autocycle” and drivers in 44 states only need a driver’s license to experience no doors, no roof – just a ton of fun.
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