Courses & TravelNovember 9, 2010

Tuesday's Travel Tips

Not a shock, but after two weeks of compiling discounts within the golf industry, the deals are pouring in.

I'll start with:

$59 Stay and Play Package at The Bridges Golf Club and Hollywood Casino

The Bridges Golf Club is Mississippi's only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course and it's located 45 minutes from New Orleans. The Stay-and-Play Package starts at $59 per golfer (Sunday through Thursday) and includes: -One round of golf -One night accommodation at Hollywood Casino -Free $10 slot machine play and a 10% discount in The Bridges pro shop

Offer is valid through Dec. 29. 2010. To view this deal, click here.

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__WaterColor Inn & Resort's Unlimited Golf Getaway Package

The WaterColor Inn and Resort, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is offering an "Unlimited Golf Getaway Package," starting at $165 per person, per night.   The package features the following:            -Unlimited golf at Camp Creek (Fazio) and Shark's Tooth (Norman) -Complimentary transportation to and from the courses. -Accommodations in the WaterColor Resort's luxury Gulf Coast vacation homes equipped with flat screen televisions, full kitchens, and other amenities. -Dinner for four one evening at WaterColor Inn & Resort's chef-driven, fine dining restaurant, Fish Out of Water.  For more information about golf packages, visit www.watercolorresort.com.

Celtic Manor Resort Newport, Wales

"Ryder Cup Two Course Package" includes: -One night's accommodations at the five-star Resort Hotel with breakfast -18 holes on Twenty Ten Course, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup -18 holes on Montgomerie Course, designed by Ryder Cup Captain Colin Montgomerie -Complimentary use of the Forum Health Club's facilities

Weekday (Monday -- Thursday) prices are $228 / $256 for the November 2010 -- February 2011. Prices are based on double occupancy and current exchange rates. For those planning Spring / Summer 2011 golf trips, book now to lock-in low rates of $256 / $285 (March), $283 / $333 (April), $357 / $406 (May -- September). The package can be customized for guests preferring a longer stay. Classic links golf courses like Royal Porthcawl and Pennard are within close proximity of Celtic Manor for day trips.

For more information, email Reservations at bookings@celtic-manor.com; call 866.789.5779 (U.S.) / 877.354.2003 (Canada) and ask for Golf Sales Manager Sean Clancy; or visit www.celtic-manor.com.

Longaberger Golf Club, ranked a Top-5 public course in Ohio

The club will remain open through the end of the year and is offering a winter $59 per round rate ($40 savings off their high-season greens fees). You can also take advantage of winter Hot Rates, which offer limited-availability tee times at even further discounts (this past week, rates were at $44/round). Click here for more details. The $59 rate is valid every day through the end of the year, weather and availability permitting.  Stay and play packages are also available, and start at $125.

Caledonia Golf Vacations, Pawleys Island, S.C.

-January 2011 (Jan. 1-31): $199/pp-February 20111 (Feb. 1-28): $299/pp

2 Free Nights/3 Rounds of Golf

-Play one round at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and one round at True Blue Golf Plantation, the third round is your option. Based on quad occupancy staying at True Blue Resort Villas (2br/2ba). Click here for more details.

Winter Golf Sale - North Beach Plantation, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Now thru 3/2/11: 3 rounds, 3 nights (1 to 5 bedroom units), From $169

Choose from 35 Myrtle Beach, S.C. golf courses (carts included and free breakfast)

Some of the courses include: All 4 courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf (Dye, Love, Fazio and Norman), all 3 courses at Myrtle Beach National (King's North, SouthCreek and West), Grande Dunes, Pawleys Plantation, Pine Lakes CC, River Club, all 3 courses at Legends Golf Resort (Heathland, Moorland and Parkland), Glen Dornoch and Wild Wing Plantation

Look for the North Beach Plantation package @ www.GolfHoliday.com.

Myrtle Beach National Company

"Pro Select Package"

-Stay 3 nights & Play 3 Rounds-Offer good through 5/22/2011-From $189 per person (save as much as 40%)

Stay at either River Oaks Villas or Myrtlewood Villas in Myrtle Beach or True Blue Villas in Pawleys Island.

Select from the following courses: Aberdeen CC, Myrtle Beach National SouthCreek, Myrtle Beach National West Course, Waterway Hills, Blackmoor Golf Club, Litchfield CC, Wachesaw East, Tradition Club, Long Bay Club, Pawleys Plantation, Willbrook Plantation, River Club and Wild Wing Plantation. Go to: www.MBN.com for more details.

Myrtle Beach National Company

Play 4, Get 1 Free

-Stay 3 nights, get 4th night free-Offer good through 5/22/2011-From $279 per person (based on quad occupancy)

Stay at either River Oaks Villas or Myrtlewood Villas in Myrtle Beach or True Blue Villas in Pawleys Island.

Select from the following courses: Myrtle Beach National's King's North, SouthCreek and West courses, Aberdeen CC, Waterway Hills, Litchfield CC, Wild Wing Plantation, Pawleys Plantation, River Club, Long Bay Club, Wachesaw Plantation East, Blackmoor Golf Club, Willbrook Plantation and Tradition Golf Club. Go to: www.MBN.com for more details.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

"Dunes Club Member for the Day"

All quotes are for Oceanfront Executive Suite Double -- 1 night lodging and 1 round of golf at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, cart fees, taxes and breakfast. Lodging at The Caravelle Hotel. If you stay multiple nights, just multiply the one day total by how many days you wish to stay and play at The Dunes Club.

1/20/2011 through 2/16/2011:

-$141.57 per person, based on double occupancy (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).-$121.57 per person midweek golf rate (Sunday PM, all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

2/17/2011 through 3/2/2011:

-$147.18 per person -$127.18 per person (midweek rate) 3/3/2011 through 3/16/2011:

-$171.42 per person-$140.42 per person (midweek rate)

Go to: www.TheCaravelle.com for more details.

Robert Trent Jones Trail in Alabama

Play a round at the RTJ Trail's two southernmost sites, Magnolia Grove and Lakewood Golf Club, for $99. Click here for more details.

Veterans Play Free!

All Veterans play for free on Thursday at Auburn Valley Golf Club in Auburn, Calif. Book your tee times by clicking here.

Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY

This Friday at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, New York (weather.com reports sunny and a high of 56 degrees) is offering two for one -- pay the $90 green fee and your friend plays free. Click here for more details.

That's all I have this week.

--Matty G.

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