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Travel Tuesday: Good Deals On Golf

November 16, 2010

Looking for inexpensive golf in Arizona, Florida, Alabama, or the Carolinas? Here's another list of sweet savings:

---Through February 22, 2011, t__he Pinehurst Resort__ is offering an "Evergreen Golf or Spa Special." Starting at $199 per person, you get accommodations, breakfast and your choice of two rounds of golf or two select spa treatments. (The other option is one round of golf and one spa treatment.) You should know Pinehurst No 2 closed Nov. 16, and won't reopen until March, but I love No. 4 and No 8. Click here for an entire list of Pinehurst special packages.

---__Pine Crest Inn__, which is also in Pinehurst, is offering a__"Stimulus Package."__ For $99 per person per night, stay Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night, play Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday after 11:00 a.m. Accommodations are at the Pine Crest Inn and the package includes dinner, breakfst and one round of golf (choose from East and West at C.C. of Whispering Pines, East and West of Foxfire, and the Donald Ross-designed Southern Pines C.C.). [Click here for more info.](http://www.pinecrestinnpinehurst.com/packages/blog)

---The Glens Golf Group in Myrtle Beach is offering a golf and ocean fishing package which starts at $296 per person (all inclusive and based on quad occupancy). You get four days, three nights and it includes a half day of charter-boat fishing in the Atlantic and accommodations at The Village at the Glens. It also includes one morning or afternoon round at any of the four Glens Golf Group courses: Heather Glen, Glen Dornoch, Shaftesbury Glen, Possum Trot, plus a free afternoon round of golf at Heather Glen after the day of fishing. Additional rounds of golf at Glens courses will be available at discounted rates. Click here for more info.

---More ridiculous deals on the Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama. They're offering one day ($135), two day ($260) or three day ($375) "Everything-Included" golf at nine of their Trail locations. You get 36 holes, carts, lunch and range balls each day. Click here for more info.

---Book two nights and get two more for free if you stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and play at the TPC Stadium and Champions courses at TPC Scottsdale. (Packages start at $690.) Click here for more info.

---Home of the Honda Classic and five championship courses, PGA National(www.pgaresort.com), in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida has announced its "Fall Escape and Play" package, highlighted by unlimited golf, instruction at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, and the new "Bags Fly Free" offer, a $50 resort credit to help offset airline baggage fees. With over $500 of added-value, the Fall Escape and Play runs through January 12, 2011. Starting at $199 per night (per person) it includes:

-Unlimited daily golf on The Palmer, The Squire, The Haig or The Estates courses.-A complimentary golf clinic, one per stay, at the renowned David Leadbetter Golf Academy.-Club storage and unlimited practice balls.-Daily breakfast at The Citrus Tree cafe-Two-for-one cocktails at the iBAR, The Bear Trap, Wave Bar & Grill and 19th Hole. Complimentary replay rounds are booked at the course the day of play following the first round. A $100 surcharge applies to play The Champion -- site of the Honda Classic and famous "Bear Trap" -- one of the most demanding, three-hole stretches on the PGA Tour.  A two-night minimum stay is required. The David Leadbetter Golf Academy is offered Monday through Saturday at 5 p.m. To take advantage of the Bags Fly Free offer, the package must be booked by December 25, 2010. Click here for more info.

If one of those deals doesn't inspire a spontaneous golf trip, then I question your status as an avid golfer.

--Matty G.