GOLF GETAWAYS: 10 great ways to spend your summer vacation

The Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club (Aidan Bradley)

Princeville Golf Club and Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Princeville, Kauai • (808) 827-8700

Stay at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and play America’s Top 100 Prince Course at Princeville Golf Club. Package includes one round of golf per person including rental clubs, use of practice facility, personalized logo bag tag, and a complimentary 9-hole round on arrival or departure day including rental clubs. Visit the website for rates and to book your package.

Sandpiper Golf Club (Aidan Bradley)
Rancho San Marcos (Aidan Bradley)

Rancho San Marcos

Sandpiper Golf Club

Santa Barbara, Calif. • (805) 968-1541 • (805) 683-6334

Take the plunge at Sandpiper Golf Club as you drive along the edge of the Pacific Ocean complimented with views of the Channel Islands. Then, take a beautiful ride in the Santa Ynez Mountains to Rancho San Marcos, where time stands still and peaceful tranquility abounds. After golf, enjoy the luxurious and comfortable accommodations at one of several hotel partners, which include the Four Seasons, Bacara, San Ysidro Ranch, Canary Hotel, Pacifica Suites, Montecito Inn, Hyatt Santa Barbara, Ramada Limited and Coast Village Inn. Be sure to visit one of the over 600 local restaurants in Santa Barbara for a taste of the local fare – and don’t forget the wine!

Monarch Beach Golf Links

Monarch Beach Golf Links and St. Regis Monarch Beach

Dana Point, Calif. • (800) 722-1543

The new Unlimited Golf Package offers the perfect combination of award-winning golf with luxurious accommodations in a stunning oceanfront setting. The Unlimited Golf package includes: unlimited golf from arrival to departure for two, complimentary premium club rentals and a sleeve of golf balls, 15 percent concession on merchandise at the golf shop, 15 percent concession at the Monarch Beach Golf Links Snack Shop and beverage cart. Non-golfers who opt for this package can select an option to receive $185 daily credit in The St. Regis Monarch Beach’s award winning Spa Gaucin. The Unlimited Golf Package starts at $785, and is subject to availability. Offer expires December 31, 2012.

Schaffer's Mill

Schaffer’s Mill

Truckee, CA • (888) 519-2480

Experience the allure of world-famous Lake Tahoe and the splendor of Schaffer’s Mill by taking advantage of the property’s Discovery Package. You’ll not only get to sample the Schaffer’s Mill lifestyle, but you can also enjoy world-famous Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area. Whether your interests include boating, golf, skiing or the vast array of outdoor activities that the Lake Tahoe area has become known for, you’re sure to find something for every member of the family during your visit. Included in the Discovery Package is a 3-day, 2-night stay, a day of golf, and a personal tour of the amenities, model homes and real estate opportunities at Schaffer’s Mill.

Greenhorn Creek Golf Resort

Angels Camp, Calif. • (209) 729-8111

Experience two great courses in one great getaway. Stay and play at Greenhorn Creek Resort in Angels Camp and Saddlecreek Resort in Copperopolis with a Gold Country Golf package that includes lodging and golf at both of these spectacular courses with reputations for quality and conditions. Stay in villa condominiums at the Resort at Greenhorn Creek and play both championship courses with packages that start at $109 per person. Rates are based on groups of four and a minimum two-night stay. Call for package details or to book your getaway.

Stevinson Ranch Golf Club

Stevinson, Calif. • (877) 716-1818

Stevinson Ranch offers three packages where golfers can enjoy a retreat from city life. The Silver Package includes one night lodging in a resort-style cottage, one round of golf and two drink vouchers for $126 Monday-Thursday or $146 Friday-Sunday. The Gold Package features everything in the Silver Package, but with an additional round of golf for $176 Monday-Thursday or $196 Friday-Sunday. The Platinum Package includes two nights accommodations, two rounds of golf and four drink vouchers for $225 Monday-Thursday and $265 Friday-Sunday. All packages are based on double occupancy.

La Costa Resort and Spa

Carlsbad, Calif. • (800) 854-5000

La Costa is currently offering a terrific introductory special to celebrate the new Champions Course. The Gold Medal Unlimited Golf package includes accommodations, daily breakfast at Legends Bistro, daily unlimited golf, unlimited range balls and club storage service. Rates are from $196 per person, based on double occupancy (not including taxes or $12 per person daily resort charge). Call or visit the website to make reservations.

Sycuan Golf and Tennis Resort

El Cajon, Calif. • (800) 457-5568

Escape to one of San Diego’s finest golf resorts and enjoy all of the amazing amenities that you are looking for in a destination vacation. With Sycuan’s Stay and Unlimited Golf package, you receive a one-night stay and unlimited golf for one calendar day per day of stay. It also includes Sycuan Golf and Tennis Resort’s All-American breakfast each morning per registered guest. The accommodations feature beautiful views of the golf courses, private putting green and refreshing pools. The rate is $145 per person on weekdays and $175 per person on weekends, based on double occupancy.

Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst, NC • (877) 736-0970

Enjoy the Pinehurst Summer Tee package, which includes two nights and three rounds of golf, and get an extra night and round of golf free – which means three nights accommodations and one round of golf per day (four rounds) including cart, in addition to a sleeve of golf balls, practice range and club storage, breakfast and dinner daily, access to fitness center, afternoon tea, biking, outdoor pools and Beach Club at Lake Pinehurst. The package ranges from $855 for Manor accommodations or up to $1,121 for Villa accommodations. Rates are per person, double occupancy and are subject to tax and service charge. Some restrictions apply.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

Reno, Nev. • (877) 670-3673

At the Eldorado Hotel Casino, golfers can experience timeless luxury and friendly, personal service in the heart of Downtown Reno – and make tee time reservations at their favorite area courses. Packages start at $79 per person. Hit the links with a custom golf package where you can choose from 40 golf courses, make tee times up to six months in advance, receive a $10 food credit and add a golf school package. Then come back to the hotel and enjoy any of the nine award-winning restaurants, including the world-renowned La Strada and Roxy. There’s also shopping, Broadway-style performances in the showroom and slots, table games, and a Race and Sports Book.

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