Au­gust: Na­tional Golf Month

Golf Vacations - - News - by JD La­torre

Au­gust is Na­tional Golf Month, giv­ing golfers ev­ery­where the perfect ex­cuse (as if they needed one) to pack their clubs and head for the greens. But for an oc­ca­sion of this im­por­tance – we’re ded­i­cat­ing a whole month to it, af­ter all – why make it just a day on the course when there’s still plenty of summer left to plan a dream golf get­away? Here are a few great op­tions:

Au­gust is Na­tional Golf Month, giv­ing golfers ev­ery­where the perfect ex­cuse (as if they needed one) to pack their clubs and head for the greens. But for an oc­ca­sion of this im­por­tance – we’re ded­i­cat­ing a whole month to it, af­ter all – why make it just a day on the course when there’s still plenty of summer left to plan a dream golf get­away? Here are a few great op­tions:

Two words: Pebble Beach. It’s on ev­ery golfer’s bucket list. And now, Pebble Beach Re­sorts guests can follow in the foot­steps of the game’s great­est play­ers with Summer Stay & Play. Valid through Sept. 6, the pack­age in­cludes two nights at The Inn at Span­ish Bay, a round of golf on Pebble Beach Golf

Links, and a sec­ond round on the guest’s choice of The Links at Span­ish Bay or Spy­glass Hill Golf Course, which Golf Digest course raters call “a must­play for any true golfer…” Trav­el­ers en­joy a 20-per­cent sav­ings on their third and fourth nights when they ex­tend their stay. The pack­age starts at $2,295. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.peb­ble­beach.com or call 888-251-9790. 18 holes and the Tao of Golf. From its perch above Par­adise Val­ley,

Sanc­tu­ary on Camel­back Moun­tain Re­sort & Spa is just min­utes from some of Arizona’s top cour­ses, in­clud­ing the 36 cham­pi­onship holes at Scottsdale’s Camel­back Golf Club. Golfers can play early in the morn­ing to beat the summer heat, then re­turn to their moun­tain re­treat for a cool­ing dip in the pool and a Tao of Golf treat­ment at the renowned Sanc­tu­ary Spa. The body­work treat­ment is de­signed to stretch, warm and re­lease tight and tired mus­cles through Thai, ther­a­peu­tic and re­sis­tance stretch­ing tech­niques. Book at www.sanc­tu­aryaz.com or call 855-245-2051.

Home, home (near) the range. Perfect for a golfers’ get­away with fam­ily or a group of friends, sev­eral lux­ury va­ca­tion home rentals in In­vit­edHome’s Colorado port­fo­lio of­fer prime, pri­vate ac­com­mo­da­tions within min­utes of cham­pi­onship play, not to men­tion stun­ning Rocky Moun­tain scenery. Just min­utes from Tel­luride Golf Club, where ru­mor has it golf balls travel 15 per­cent far­ther thanks to the high al­ti­tude, the four-bed­room Tomboy Re­treat sleeps up to 15 on four floors – all ac­ces­si­ble by pri­vate el­e­va­tor. Af­ter a round of golf, guests can keep the com­pet­i­tive spirit alive with a game of pool in their own game room. Near Beaver Creek Golf Club, one of the long­est es­tab­lished golf cour­ses in Vail Val­ley, is Holden Lodge, a va­ca­tion ren­tal that’s more log castle than cabin. At a sprawl­ing 7,800 square feet, the five-bed­room re­treat sleeps 12 -- all of whom could prob­a­bly fit in the master bath’s ex­pan­sive shower. Other fea­tures: a home theater, game room, wrap­around deck and gourmet kitchen, plus dis­tinc­tive design de­tails like a gal­va­nized soak­ing tub. For reser­va­tions, visit www.in­vit­edhome.com or call 866-600-8075. Stay More, Play More in the Adiron­dacks. Tucked into the High Peaks of the Adiron­dacks, Lake Placid’s White­face Lodge is a rus­tic all-suite lux­ury re­treat near three ex­cel­lent golf cour­ses – Craig Wood Golf Course, White­face Club & Re­sort Golf Course and Lake Placid Club. With the Stay More, Play More pack­age, guests en­joy a nightly credit of $100, $150 or $200, which they

can ap­ply to a range of ac­tiv­i­ties and prod­ucts – in­clud­ing golf – when they book a one-, two- or three-bed­room suite re­spec­tively. Cred­its can also be ap­plied to spa ser­vices, din­ing, boat rentals, BMW town car rentals, re­tail items, and chil­dren’s pro­gram, en­abling guests to cus­tom-cre­ate their dream get­away. Rates start at $548. Re­serve at www.the­white­facelodge.com or call 888-582-0505.

Gold Coast golf. Golfers can go from ocean blue to golf greens in a be­stof-both-worlds get­away on Florida’s Gold Coast – all at great summer rates. Guests of Fort Laud­erdale Mar­riott Pom­pano Beach Re­sort & Spa, half­way be­tween Boca Ra­ton and Fort Laud­erdale, have the beach at their doorstep and four cham­pi­onship cour­ses within six miles: the re­cently re­designed and ren­o­vated Greg Nor­man Sig­na­ture Pines Course at the Pom­pano Beach Mu­nic­i­pal Golf Course, just one mile away; two Fazio-de­signed cour­ses at

Palm-Aire Coun­try Club in Sara­sota; the Rees Jones-de­signed Crys­tal Lake Golf Club in nearby Deer­field Beach; and Deer Creek Golf Club, also in Deer­field Beach. Summer rates start at $101. Book on­line or call 855-9544683. Just up the coast from Pom­pano Beach, the re­sort’s sis­ter, Palm Beach

Mar­riott Singer Is­land Re­sort & Spa, also of­fers prox­im­ity to great golf at North Palm Beach Coun­try Club. Set along the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way, the course is one of only two Jack Nick­laus Sig­na­ture Mu­nic­i­pal cour­ses in the U.S. and is a stand-out among Florida golf des­ti­na­tions. Guests at the Mar­riott, Palm Beach County’s only all-suite beach­front re­sort, en­joy pri­vate beach ac­cess and ex­pan­sive ac­com­mo­da­tions with fully equipped kitchens, all for a low summer rate start­ing at $180. Make reser­va­tions on­line or call 561-340-1700.

White­face Club & Re­sort Golf Course

North Palm Beach CC

Holden Lodge

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