Archive for the ‘golf holidays’ Category

Hilton Head Golf Island, PGA TOUR Radio Announce ‘Dream Golf Vacation Getaway’ Sweepstakes

August 9, 2014

Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI), a collection of 30 of South Carolina’s Lowcountry’s premier golf courses, and PGA TOUR Radio are presenting the “Dream Golf Vacation Getaway” sweepstakes where entrants can win one of three complete packages with accommodations and golf for four people at the island’s premier resorts and courses.

Golfers can enter by visiting www.hiltonheadisland.org/golf/pga-radio-contest/ through September 14, 2014 for the chance to win one of the following three vacations:

Golf Getaway at The Sea Pines Resort

Four days, three nights’ accommodations for four in a two-bedroom Sea Pines villa

One round of golf each on Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the Ocean Course for four

10 percent dining discount at The Sea Pines Resort’s restaurants

10 percent off full-priced merchandise at The Sea Pines Resort’s pro shops and retail locations

Two hours of complimentary court time daily at The Sea Pines Racquet Club

Complimentary access to The Sea Pines Fitness Center and Harbour Town Pool

Special discounts on Eco-Adventures, activities and bicycle rentals

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Golf Foursome Getaway Prize

Four days, three nights’ accommodations for four in a two-bedroom resort view villa at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

One round of golf for four on each of the three Palmetto Dunes championship courses (Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio, Arthur Hills)

Two hours of court time daily at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

Complimentary bike rentals for four during stay

Resort dining and merchandise discounts

Heritage Golf Collection & The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Four days, three nights’ accommodations for four in two oceanview rooms featuring The Westin Heavenly Bed & Rainshower

Three rounds of golf for four on any of the seven Heritage Golf Collection courses including Oyster Reef, Shipyard, Palmetto Hall and Port Royal Golf Club

One breakfast for four at Port Royal Golf Club

Complimentary tee gift on first day of play

Discount cards for the golf shops and clubhouses (some restrictions apply)

“The Dream Golf Vacation Getaway sweepstakes is a fantastic opportunity to visit the island on a golf buddy trip and experience our first-class golf and resort accommodations,” says Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association and Vice President of Sports and Operations at Sea Pines Resort. “We are thrilled to partner with PGA TOUR Radio to offer listeners and golf enthusiasts the chance to win an ultimate Lowcountry vacation.”

One of the nation’s foremost golf locales, Hilton Head is the vacation spot of players seeking a high-concentration of world-class courses. Legendary designers like Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player and Davis Love III are represented. The region features an unspoiled natural environment, beautiful resorts and inns and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.

Hilton Head Golf Island features 30 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class designs sculpted by such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

 

More info: www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

 

For more travel features, visit:

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

examiner.com/international-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

moralcompasstravel.info

‘Like’ us on facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

Twitter: @TravelFeatures

Advertisements

Hilton Head Golf Island, JetBlue Announce ‘Airways, Fairways & Spa Days’ Sweepstakes

May 10, 2014

Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses in South Carolina – and JetBlue announce the “Airways, Fairways & Spa Days” sweepstakes featuring airfare, accommodations, golf and spa treatments for four, valued at over $5,000.

Golfers can enter now through September 24 by visiting www.hiltonheadisland.org/jetblue/sweepstakes.

The giveaway is aimed to highlight new non-stop JetBlue flights from Boston (BOS) and New York (JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV),

The Boston Airways, Fairways & Spa Days sweepstakes includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for four from BOS to SAV
  • Two rooms for three nights, four days at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
  • Two rounds per person (based on a foursome) at any of the seven Heritage Collection courses
  • One complimentary round for two at Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage
  • One complimentary round for four at Golden Bear Golf Club
  • Two spa treatments at the Heavenly Spa by Westin
  • Complimentary breakfast for four at the Westin
  • $100 resort credit towards bikes, kayaks and other family activities
  • Complimentary court times at the Port Royal Racquet Club

The New York Airways, Fairways & Spa Days sweepstakes includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare for four from JFK to SAV
  • Five days, four nights’ accommodations for four in a Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort villa
  • Two rounds of golf for four on any of the three Palmetto Dunes championship courses (Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills)
  • One round for four at the Country Club of Hilton Head
  • Four complimentary massages at Marriott’s Spa Soleil
  • $100 resort dining card
  • Complimentary kayak excursion for four
  • Complimentary bike rentals
  • Two hours of court time daily at Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

To enter, visit www.hiltonheadisland.org/jetblue/sweepstakes

The inaugural JetBlue flights took place Feb. 13 and are now available seven days a week. Duration from BOS and JFK to SAV is about 2.5 hours. Hilton Head Island is an easy 40 minute ride from the airport.

Hilton Head Golf Island features 28 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class designs sculpted by such vaunted architects as Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills and Robert Trent Jones.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage.

More info: www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

For more travel features, visit:

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

www.examiner.com/international-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

‘Like’ us on facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

Twitter: @TravelFeatures

Junior Golfers 12-17 Golf Free at Magdalene Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Tobago

March 23, 2014
Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago provides juniors aged 12-17 with free golfing, making it the perfect destination for families seeking to introduce their children to the sport or families who already play together.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago provides juniors aged 12-17 with free golfing, making it the perfect destination for families seeking to introduce their children to the sport or families who already play together.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago (www.MagdalenaGrand.com) provides juniors aged 12-17 with free golfing, making it the perfect destination for families seeking to introduce their children to the sport or families who already play together.  Junior golfers must be accompanied by an adult to pay for use of a cart (US$32).  A local golf pro is available upon request to offer lessons and the driving range and chipping greens are also available for use by juniors.

The Tobago Plantations Golf Course is a Par-72, 18-hole course woven into the landscape of Tobago Plantations Estate, a gated community of luxury villas, condos and bungalows.  The recent US$2 million refurbishment project, which was completed in December 2013, upgraded the course to Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) standards.  In addition to enhancements on the course, the resort purchased new golf carts, pro shop merchandise, and food and beverage equipment.

Opened in 2001, the golf course has been modified to utilize indigenous plants and increase the habitat diversity for wildlife.  There are characteristic pot bunkers sunk into the greensides and a Par 4 that heads out on the peninsula where the Atlantic Ocean breeze comes into play and golfers can enjoy panoramic views of Scarborough, the capital of Tobago.  The course played host to the 2004 Senior European Tour.

The Tobago Plantations Golf Course is a PGA-designed course created by Bob Hunt and Marcus Blackburn of PGA Golf Management Ltd., a design, development and management arm of the Professional Golfers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland.  The course meets Championship standards and is a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, an environmental program offered by Audubon International.  In addition, the course has received certification for its environmental planning.

Adult golfers can hit the links at Tobago Plantations with the following daily rates and multi-day packages:

Nine holes for US$48 (daily rate)

18 holes for US$72 (daily rate)

Two-day, two 18-hole rounds for US136 per person

Four-day, four 18-hole rounds for US$260 per person

Seven-day, seven 18-hole rounds for US$432 per person

Six-day, 12 18-hole rounds for US$740 per couple

10-day, 20 18-hole rounds for US$1,160 per couple

Magdalena Grand guests can take lessons through the on-site golf academy with a half-hour lesson (US$50 per person), one-hour lesson (US$90 per person), nine-hole playing lesson (US$150 per person) and 18-hole playing lesson (US$270 per person).

Golfers can practice their short game on the pitching and putting greens while enhancing their swing at the driving range with small and large buckets of balls available for US$5 and US$10, respectively.

The club house, situated between the first and tenth tees, features a pro shop, club room lounge, shoes and club rental, changing rooms, classrooms and golf bag storage.  The club house restaurant – Fairways Bar & Grill – offers a comprehensive food and beverage menu.

For further details about golf package options, email golf@magdalenagrand.com, call 868-387-0288 or visit http://www.MagdalenaGrand.com.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort features 178 rooms with 22 one or two-bedroom suite combinations.  The spacious suites offer a private balcony, hot tub and parlor containing a pull-out sofa-bed.  The resort’s two-bedroom suites have a king-size and two double beds while the resort’s one-bedroom suites include the option of either one king-size or two double beds.

All of the resort’s beautifully appointed rooms feature spacious marble bathrooms with shower and tub; deluxe toiletries, bathrobes and slippers; pure cotton linens; central air conditioning; ceiling fan; iron and ironing board; salon hair dryer; mini refrigerator; coffee/tea maker; safe; high-definition flat screen IP televisions; complimentary wireless Internet access; and IP telephones.

Magdalena Grand features three swimming pools including an adults-only pool; Tobago Reef Masters Dive Center with its own training pool; daily guest activities program; day and nighttime tennis; bicycles; room service; concierge service; a business center; 24-hour fitness center; beauty and spa treatments at the Equilibrium Face & Body Clinic Ltd.; tour desk that can arrange off-property excursions; convenience store; gift shop; and secured parking.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort is a 15-minute drive from A.N.R. Robinson International Airport in Tobago and is situated on the Tobago Plantations Estate, a gated community of luxury villas, condos and bungalows.

For more information, call the resort directly at 1-868-660-8500 or toll-free from the U.S. at 1-866-353-6222. E-mail reservations@MagdalenaGrand.com for reservations.  Visit http://www.MagdalenaGrand.com,http://www.facebook.com/MagdalenaGrand and http://www.twitter.com/MagdalenaGrand.

For more travel features, visit:

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

www.examiner.com/international-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

‘Like’ us on facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

Twitter: @TravelFeatures

PGA Golf Club New ‘Stay-and-Play’ Special Package Offers 50% Savings

December 24, 2013

PGA Golf Club at PGA Village – the premier public-access resort with 54 championship holes by legendary architects Tom Fazio and Pete Dye; the 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance; and the iconic PGA Museum of Golf – is introducing a new Winter Escape Stay-and-Play special offer for golf enthusiasts at a 50 percent savings.

Three-night, four-day escapes start at $600 per person. Valued at more than $1,200, this special package features:

·         Three rounds of golf at PGA Golf Club
·         Three nights of full-scale accommodations at Perfect Drive Villas
·         One 60-minute Trackman club analysis at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance
·         A $25 food and beverage coupon for each golfer
·         All visitors to PGA Golf Club enjoy year-round complimentary admission to the PGA Museum of Golf

Available dates are Jan. 1–April 30, 2014. Rates per golfer are based on four people sharing a two-bedroom villa. Prices are subject to availability and do not include taxes.

Some of the best weather in the country occurs in South Florida during the winter, with average high temperatures in the 70s during January and February.

“PGA Golf Club is one of America’s premier destinations for golfers from around the world,” said PGA Golf Club General Manager Jimmy Terry. “Our fun and affordable Winter Escape Stay-and-Play packages are a perfect opportunity to travel to South Florida during what most people consider the best time of the year for weather and course conditions.”

Located an hour north of West Palm Beach, Fla., PGA Golf Club features an array of exceptionally conditioned and challenging layouts.

The Wanamaker Course by Fazio provides a stunning backdrop against breathtaking palm trees and palmettos. His distinct Carolina touch is also evident on the Ryder Course with rolling hills, majestic pines and challenging water hazards. Weaving through 100 acres of wetlands, the Dye Course is a links-style layout with pine straw rough, vast coquina waste bunkers and grass-based bunkers.

The nearby PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance, a golf instruction, practice,  technology and fitness park provides the ultimate learning environment for players of all levels. With 100 swing stations and nine bunker types simulating play from around the world, the highly acclaimed training facility is an ideal destination to tune up for the 2014 season.

The on-site PGA Museum of Golf features the game’s four major Championship trophies and the Vardon Trophy on display; Donald Ross’ workbench from 1900; vast Ryder Cup and PGA Championship memorabilia, including a full-scale replica of 2012 PGA Champion Rory McIllroy’s outfit; and a tribute to 2013 PGA Champion Jason Dufner.

For reservations, call 888-247-8959 and reference “PSL-PUREW” or visit http://www.GolfPacPGAVillage.com.

For more information on PGA Golf Club and The PGA of America, visit http://www.pgamediacenter.com.

For more travel features, visit:

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

www.examiner.com/international-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

‘Like’ us on facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

Twitter: @TravelFeatures

Pink Beach Club, Bermuda, Offers ‘Golf Enthusiasts Package’ for the PGA Grand Slam tourney, Oct 22-24

September 16, 2012

Golf fans heading to Bermuda for the PGA Grand Slam tournament Oct. 22 – 24, 2012, can enjoy plush accommodations and take advantage of the ‘Golf Enthusiasts Package‘ at Pink Beach Club (www.PinkBeach.com) which affords guests a 20% discount on a minimum three-night stay as well as two tickets to the event.

The PGA Grand Slam will take place at Port Royal Golf Course Oct. 22 – 24, 2012. Fans heading to the island will enjoy the Golf Enthusiasts Package with rates starting at $460 per room, per night, based on double occupancy (guests booking a three-night minimum will receive 20% off). The package includes full English breakfast, afternoon tea, five-course gourmet dinner daily as well as two passes to the golf tournament. Rates quoted are valid on new reservations made by Oct. 21, 2012 for travel through Nov. 13, 2012. A 13.75% government tax and a $36 per person, per day, service charge is additional.

Pink Beach Club offers six room category options designed to meet the tastes and budgets of all travelers. Nightly rates vary according to room type.
To help vacationers enjoy soaking in the sun, the property features two pink sand beaches and a swimming pool perfect for lounging. For active pursuits, there are two California all-weather tennis courts on-property, complimentary use of snorkel equipment, mopeds available for rent, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

For golf enthusiasts looking to tee-up, the hotel has privileges at two championship golf courses just five minutes away – Mid Ocean Club and Tucker’s Point Club. Tee times are arranged by the concierge.

The concierge can also assist with arranging sightseeing tours including deep-sea fishing and sailing charters, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat cruises, carriage rides, horseback riding and other pursuits.

For more information, contact Pink Beach Club at tel: (800) 355-6161 or e-mail: reservations@pinkbeach.com. Visit Pink Beach Club at http://www.pinkbeach.com.

Pink Beach Club

Situated in Bermuda’s exclusive Tucker’s Town area, the award-winning Pink Beach Club features 94 elegant suites amongst 13 acres of lush gardens and rolling hills, overlooking two pink sand private beaches. Guests can enjoy the Hibiscus Lounge or Cedar Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day; dining at the Breakers Ocean Terrace or Bermudiana dining room; in-room spa treatments; fitness center; two tennis courts; library; business center with complimentary Internet access in the Club House; ample meeting space for up to 40 people; golf privileges at two nearby courses.

The warmth and charm of Bermuda combined with this cottage colony’s timeless style, elegance and first-class service create an ideal setting for couples, honeymooners, golfers, business travelers and families seeking a luxurious escape to the tropics.

For reservations or more information, contact Pink Beach Club at tel: (800) 355-6161, e-mail: reservations@pinkbeach.com, or visitwww.pinkbeach.com.

For more travel features, visit:

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

http://www.examiner.com/international-travel-in-national/karen-rubin

travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

‘Like’ us on facebook.com/NewsPhotoFeatures

Kiawah Island Golf Resort “Golf or Gourmet Escape” packages for January and February offer up to 45% savings

December 23, 2011

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has just introduced specially priced “Golf or Gourmet Escape” packages from January 2 to February 26, 2012. These packages include accommodations in either its Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond oceanfront hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, or the resort’s villa accommodations and two rounds of golf or two dinners for non-golfers (or a round of golf and a dinner) for savings up to 45%. A one-night stay in the Sanctuary plus two rounds of golf on The Ocean Course or two dinners at The Ocean Room or The Atlantic Room is just $400. Villa accommodations and two rounds on The Ocean Course is just $300. For non-golfers, the package includes accommodations and dinner in one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants at the same astonishing low price.

“With The Ocean Course hosting the 2012 PGA Championship, this is a great opportunity for golfers to come out and experience this magnificent course before the top PGA Tour players in the world take it on. In addition, they will be able to spend the night at one of the world’s premier resorts for up to 45% less than our published rates,” said Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Golf Resort. “For non-golfers, guests can experience these world class accommodations as well as some of the finest cuisine in the Southeast for a similar savings,” Warren concluded.

The resort is offering four options, two with golf on The Ocean Course or dining in The Ocean Room or Atlantic Room and two with golf on one of the resort’s other championship courses or dining options.

  • CHAMPION’S CHOICE
    • Sanctuary accommodations and two rounds on The Ocean Course or two dinners at The Ocean Room in The Sanctuary or The Atlantic Room in The Ocean Course clubhouse (or one round and one dinner) – $400.
    • Villa accommodations and two rounds on The Ocean Course or two dinners at The Ocean Room in The Sanctuary or The Atlantic Room in The Ocean Course clubhouse (or one round and one dinner) – $300.
  • PLAYER’S CHOICE
    • Sanctuary accommodations and two rounds on either Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Cougar Point or Oak Point or two dinners at Jasmine Porch or Tomasso (or one round and one dinner) – $300*.
    • Villa accommodations and two rounds on Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Cougar Point or Oak Point or two dinners at either Jasmine Porch or Tomasso (or one round and one dinner) – $200.

Located just south of Charleston, South Carolina, along 10 miles of pristine beach, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 golf resort on the U.S. Mainland by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The publication also named Kiawah as the No. 3 overall resort on the U.S. Mainland. Tennis magazine named it the No. 3 tennis resort in the U.S. Kiawah Island is also known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S., and its beach was named one of the 10 best beaches in America by famed “beachologist,” Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. In addition to Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages over 500 private villas and luxury homes, nine restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and next year’s 2012 PGA Championship.

For more information on the resort, visit www.kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924. Visit www.kiawahgreen.com to learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s environmental commitment.

See more travel features:

www.travelwritersmagazine.com/TravelFeaturesSyndicate

www.examiner.com/eclectic-travel-in-national/karen-rubin