I'm traveling this week, gathering stories for the August issue of Golf Digest. Last week I received a few e-mails worth passing on:
--The Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama is offering unlimited golf for two days for under $120. Here's the link to more details.
--The Phoenician G.C. in Scottsdale has this summer golf package: Available seven days a week from June 1 through Sept. 7, 2009, the offer includes guestroom accommodations; a convenient grab-n-go breakfast or lunch each day; and daily unlimited play on The Phoenician Golf Course. Rates start at just $199 per night. To book the Summer Golf Package, call (480) 941-8200 and mention promotional code "LOCPKG2" or visit www.thephoenician.com.
--The St. Kitts Marriott is also offering summer savings (and this runs through December): They call it the "Indulge In Value Package," offering unlimited rounds of golf and unlimited spa services starting at $299 per room per night. The Indulge In Value Package includes unlimited rounds of golf at the Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, an 18-hole, 71-par championship "links"-style course situated adjacent to the Marriott. The package also includes unlimited spa services at the resort's Emerald Mist Spa, including Massage, Body Wraps and Facials.
Offer valid for a maximum of two people per room and can't be combined with any other offer. Spa appointments and tee times must be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance. Refer to promotional code SUM when making reservation. Here's the link to their website.
--And a sweepstakes that would allow two friends to play in the first round of the American Century Golf Championships at Edgewood in Tahoe: This year Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course will offer one lucky sweepstakes winner and a friend the chance to hit the fairways, swap stories, and spend time with the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The Grand Prize winner and guest will play with the likes of Super Bowl Champ Ben Roethlisberger, Comedian Ray Romano, and dozens of other major celebrities for the tournament's first round, starting on July 14, and multiple 2nd and 3rd place prizes are also up for grabs.
Besides getting a chance to play the tournament's opening round, the Grand Prize winner and guest will be put up at the nearby Harvey's Lake Tahoe for July 13th and 14th, and both will receive official American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Gift Bags, the same gift bags that go to the celebrities, as well as be eligible for further prizes. The sweepstakes will also award five 2nd Place Prizes, which are one-week passes for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship; and nine 3rd Place Prizes, which are one-day passes to the tournament.
To register for this sweepstakes, interested applicants can visit www.edgewoodtahoe.com. Sweepstakes entry is free, the deadline is June 21, and the winners will be chosen at random on June 22.