Golf getaways can get really expensive if you are not careful when you plan your trip. Detailed budgeting before you leave can save you a great deal of money. Once you are at the course the excitement builds and you can't wait to get out any play, so you simply put the daily rounds onto your room tab. This leaves you unprepared for the shock that awaits you when you get your final bill. One of the savvy golfers' greatest assets is the golf package. Resorts all over the world are now creating a host of incentives to attract customers to their rooms and their courses. The best offers give a daily room rate, the type of room, the number of people per package, and then a list of the extras included in that nightly room rate. Look for a round of golf per day, a rental car, pro shop discounts, and even unlimited rounds.
It is important to check the small print on any package because the details are crucial. Resorts that have more than one course will often have specials that include free rounds but only on their least popular course. So be sure to check that you can use your included rounds on the course that you want to play. Also, check and see if there are any time constraints on when you can play or any advance booking requirements for tee times. If your goal is to get in as many rounds as you can, be sure to look for the destination that gives you the best deal first.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa at Carlsbad, California is a premier country club with panoramic views of the championship golf course. The resort offers the unlimited golf package for one or two players. Guests receive luxurious accommodations as well as breakfast at Bistro 65. They have a choice of either a breakfast buffet or a Bistro 65 classic breakfast. The package does not include alcoholic beverages or taxes. Registered adults receive unlimited use of practice facilities and unlimited golf. The package also offers one sleeve of Titleist NXT Tour logo golf balls per adult. Guests receive a car park facility for one car and a waived resort fee. The package requires a one-day advance booking, and the maximum length of stay is seven days. Room rent does not include taxes.
2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009, 760-438-9111
The Biltmore Hotel of Coral Gables, Florida is a breathtaking resort with fine marble columns, intricate carvings, and antique furnishings. Home to the Donald Ross Classic golf course where several legends have played, the resort is offering the Hole-in-One Golf Package. Players can tee off from Donald Ross Classic 18 hole golf course. They receive one round of golf with this package, but players pay for cart fees for each additional round. Included are unlimited range balls, practice facilities, and bag storage. Guests can relax over a buffet breakfast every morning.
1200 Anastasia Avenue - Coral Gables, FL 33134, 855-311-6903
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is a luxurious resort in Massachusetts with beaches, spectacular pools, acclaimed restaurants, water sports activities, and lavish guest accommodations. Wequassett is close to one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country, Cape Cod National Golf Club. The resort is offering the Preferred Golf Package for guests to play at Cape Cod National – entry is restricted to club members and guests of Wequassett. The well-groomed golf course takes advantage of the natural beauty and terrain of the Cape, and guests will be impressed with the championship quality 72 par with 18 holes that is sure to challenge each player. With this package, guests enjoy a $75 credit per stay that can be applied to golf.
2173 Route 28, Harwich, MA 02645, 508-432-5400
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California is a legendary destination for golfers. They are offering the Legends of Golf package, which comes with overnight deluxe accommodations. Guests enjoy unlimited golf for one or two players, and the golf cart can be collected at the Pro Shop. The package starts at $724 per night per golfer or $963 per night for two golfers. Included is the resort fee, but the package is exclusive of taxes. It also offers Internet access and overnight valet parking. Advance reservation of 72 hours is required.
1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019, 650-712-7000
3-and 5-day Unlimited Golf Package
Turtle Bay Resort in Hawaii is a picturesque resort blessed with natural beauty . Guests will enjoy miles of seaside walking paths, powerful waves for surfing, and tranquil bays for swimming. Turtle Bay offers unlimited play packages for guests staying at their resort. The 3-day package start from $299 single occupancy and $499 for couples on double occupancy. The 5-day packages are $399 for a single and $699 for couples. To qualify for the couple package at this resort, the couple must share a room, and this offer does not apply to parents, siblings, or friends sharing a room. The package for either the 3 or 5-day unlimited golf package includes both the Palmer and Fazio courses.
57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, HI 96731, 808-293-6000
Pursue Your Passion for Golf with a $1,000 Resort Credit
The St. Regis Princeville Resort is a spectacular destination that offers exceptional recreational amenities, restaurants, and panoramic views of mountains and turquoise waters in Hawaii. Guests at the resort wake up to picturesque views of the terrain. Set on 23 acres, the resort is offering guests a day of golf on the Princeville Makai Golf Club. The package offers a $1000 resort credit per room for every 5 nights spent at the resort. After a day on the golf course, relax at Halele's Spa, enjoy a fine dining experience, or redeem the entire credit for a 5-night room upgrade.
5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville,Kauai, Hawaii 96722, 808-826-9644
Unlimited Golf in Florida
Turnberry Isle Miami in Florida is a spectacular tropical oasis with 36 holes of championship golf. They are offering an Unlimited Golf package with accommodations in a spacious guestroom. Guests can play 18 holes of golf per night stay at the Soffer or Miller championship golf course. The package includes complimentary greens fees for all replay rounds and arrival day rounds, but players will pay $40 cart fee plus taxes. These rounds cannot be pre-booked, but can be booked on the day of play. The package offers unlimited practice balls at practice facility and overnight valet parking. Guests can take advantage of a 20% discount on golf store purchases excluding hard goods. Rates start from $174.50 per person per night, plus resort fee and room tax. Package is May 1- September 30, 2016.
19999 West Country Club Drive Aventura, FL 33180, 866-612-7739
PGA National Resort & Spa is a luxury golf resort in Florida. They feature five championship golf courses, and their golf package is the perfect golf getaway for all levels of players. The package includes luxury accommodations with a private balcony and a full breakfast in the Palm Terrace restaurant. Guests receive one round of golf daily on the Palmer, Squire, Fazio or Estates courses, but there is a surcharge for the Championship course. Included is unlimited range balls and golf bag storage. The rates are per person, per night on double occupancy from $329 (Jan. 1 - April 30, 2016), $279 (May 1 - 26, 2016), $165 (May 27 - Sept. 30, 2016), or $279 (Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2016)
400 Ave of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418, 561-627-1800
Kingsmill Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Condominium Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. They are offering the Best Golf Package, which includes one round of golf on the championship River Course or the Plantation Course. The package also offers a complimentary golf cart, range balls, and club storage. Included is access to their new fitness room and indoor and outdoor pools. The package offers accommodations for one night and a full breakfast in Elements 1010. Guests can use complimentary transportation around the property and to local attractions. Rates start at $139 per person on double occupancy.
1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185, 800-832-5665
Pinehurst Golf Package
Pinehurst is a unique resort set in North Carolina. The golf package at Pinehurst includes resort accommodations and one round of golf. The cart fee, club storage, and unlimited access to the practice areas are included. Guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast buffet each morning. Rates start at $301 for double occupancy and $368 for single occupancy. Resort fee and taxes are extra. Certain weekends require a minimum 2-night stay. Guests can upgrade to Pinehurst No. 2 for a premium of $195 per player. Complimentary shuttle service, access to pools, fitness center, bikes, and afternoon tea are included in the package. Children 12 years and under can stay and eat free when sharing accommodations with parents.
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374, 855-235-8507
Unlimited Golf Package
Lansdowne Resort is a destination hotel in Virginia. The Golf Club at Lansdowne has a spectacular 45 holes championship golf designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Greg Norman, and they are now offering the Unlimited Golf Package. Guests receive luxurious overnight accommodations for two along with unlimited golf for two guests, starting at noon on the day of arrival till check out at noon at either of the two championship 18 hole course or the family-friendly nine-hole Greg Norman Sharkbite Course. Rates start at $180 per person per night, based on double occupancy, plus the resort fee and room tax.
44050 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176, 703-729-4071
Unlimited Golf Package
The Furnace Creek Resort is a AAA four diamond inn located in Death Valley National Park, California. They are offering the unlimited golf package at the lowest elevation golf course in the world. The package includes overnight accommodations and one day of unlimited golf along with club storage and cart rental, though cart fees apply after 18 holes. Guests can use the spring fed swimming pools and the sports courts. Rates start from $130 per person per night, based on double occupancy in a standard room. The package is available for upgrading to other room types, but rates vary. Taxes and the resort fee are extra.
Death Valley National Park Highway 190, Death Valley, CA 92328, 800-236-7916
Tee for Two Golf Package
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has access to Sonoma Golf Club, a private 18 hole championship course in California. The inn is offering the golf package Tee for Two on this parkland course that is home to the PGA champion's tour. Included are accommodations and breakfast for two in the Big 3 at Sonoma Golf Club Grill. Alternatively, guests can enjoy room dining. The package offers one round of golf for two at Sonoma Golf Club, and the players will share a cart. Included is also access to the practice facility. Rates start at $699 per night, based on double occupancy, plus taxes.
100 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95476, 707-938-9000
Girlfriends’ Golf Getaway
The Omni Homestead Resort is a luxurious historic resort in Virginia. This classic resort has exceptional accommodations, and they are offering the Girlfriends Golf Getaway. The package offers luxurious accommodations for single or double occupancy for two or more nights. A personalized welcome letter from the Golf Director and a welcome cocktail on the night of arrival awaits the ladies. Included are one round of golf per person per night and a VIP dinner for the group hosted by the resort's chef. The package also offers one spa treatment or spa credit per person per stay that varies according to the resort. Guests enjoy full access to the resort's fitness facilities.
7696 Sam Snead Highway, Hot Springs, VA 24445, 800-838-1766
The Phoenician features a 27-hole championship golf course set against the picturesque Sonoran Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona. The three diverse nine-hole courses create a variety of challenging 18-hole combinations for players. The resort is offering the Unlimited Scottsdale Golf package for players to enjoy the championship golf course. The package offers unlimited golf for each guest on either of their championship courses. Taxes are extra. Golf resort amenities include practice facilities, Callaway rental clubs, shoe rentals, and locker rooms. Guests can rent Steward Follow Carts with Bluetooth technology available for an extra $40 for 18 holes.
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, 480-941-8200
The Sanctuary Golf Package
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an oceanfront hotel located along the shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The resort boasts 255 spacious rooms, and visitors will be impressed by the grandeur of this mansion's architecture. The resort is offering The Sanctuary Golf Package, where guests are offered luxurious accommodations in a Garden View guestroom. Included is a round of golf each day, but a surcharge applies for rounds on The Ocean Course. Rates start from $418 midweek and $460 weekend per person per night, plus taxes. A minimum stay of two nights and two rounds of golf is required.
The Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455, 800-654-2924
Fazio Unlimited Package
Pelican Hill is a spectacular coastal resort set on 504 acres in California. An elegant retreat, it is offering the Fazio Unlimited Package. The package offers villa or bungalow accommodations with a two night minimum stay. Guests can enjoy unlimited golf rounds for each registered guest on three of Tom Fazio's phenomenally designed courses, the Oak Creek, the Ocean North, and Ocean South. Included are complimentary forecaddies at Pelican Hill Ocean courses, golf cart, and golf club rentals.
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast, CA 92657, 855-315-8214
Dolce Golf Break
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is a seaside resort on the shores of New Jersey. The hotel has 296 guest rooms and suites with superior amenities, and each accommodation offers picturesque views of the manicured grounds or the skyline of Atlantic City. The Dolce Golf Break package offered by the resort offers deluxe accommodations and breakfast in the Main Dining Room. Guests can play two rounds of golf on two of the most spectacular courses in the country. Rates vary on room type and location, and taxes are extra.
401 South New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205, 855-894-8698
The Dream Golf Package
The Skamania Lodge is a spectacular mountain resort located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area east of Portland, Oregon. The resort boasts the Stevenson Washington golf course on its 175 acres of wooded property. It features a perfect par 70 challenge. The resort is offering the Dream Golf Package, which includes overnight accommodations on double occupancy. Guests receive unlimited golf Greens Fees at Skamania golf course, a bucket of balls, and a cart. The package starts at $99 per night per person, Monday-Thursday and $125 per night per person, Friday-Sunday.
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648, 844-432-4748
Rosewood CordeValle is a luxury resort set against rolling meadows, creeks, and seasonal waterfalls in South San Jose, California. The resort is one of the best in this region, and it offers world-class golf, spa treatments, and wine tasting. They are currently offering the Ultimate Golf Package from March 1 to November 12, 2016. Guests enjoy one round of golf that includes cart rental each day. Caddies are not included in the package. Relax over a complimentary continental breakfast every morning overlooking the picturesque countryside. The rates vary according to the room types and are exclusive of resort fees and applicable tax.
One CordeValle Club Dr., San Martin, CA 95046, 408-695-4500