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Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago Offers Grand Sale

May 11, 2016
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Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago  – Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort in Tobago (www.MagdalenaGrand.com) is offering its Grand Sale, valid for travel through July 31, with discounted rates starting at $191 per room, per night, for a nightly savings of 35%. The hotel adds further value to a family vacation with one child (up to 12 years of age) staying free-of-charge when sharing a room with two paying adults.

Reduced rates for a one-bedroom suite at Magdalena Grand start at $363 per room, per night, while prices for a two-bedroom suite are from $556 per room, per night. All rates quoted are based on double occupancy, and include accommodations and daily buffet breakfast.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort features 178 rooms, including 22 one- or two-bedroom suite combinations. The spacious suites offer a private balcony, hot tub and parlor featuring a pull-out sofa-bed. The resort’s two-bedroom suites feature 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.

Guests can indulge in the use of three on-site swimming pools, including an adults-only pool; a 5-Star PADI Dive Center with its training pool; daily activities program; day and nighttime tennis; use of bicycles; and a 24-hour fitness center. For added convenience, the following are also available: room service, concierge service, a business center, beauty salon and spa, tour desk that can arrange off-property excursions, as well as a gift shop.

For an additional fee, the resort offers guests the opportunity to golf at its Par-72, 18-hole championship course that is woven into the landscape of Tobago Plantations Estate. Golf enthusiasts can practice their short game on the pitching and putting greens while enhancing their swing at the driving range.

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. Magdalena Grand has earned the Certificate of Excellence honor from TripAdvisor® for four consecutive years since opening in 2012, and was named Trinidad & Tobago’s “Best Golf Hotel” by the World Golf Awards for the last two years.

For more information about the resort, call 1-866-353-6222 or 1-868-660-8500. To book a stay, email reservations@MagdalenaGrand.com. Visit http://www.MagdalenaGrand.comhttp://www.facebook.com/MagdalenaGrandwww.instagram.com/MagdalenaGrandResort and http://www.twitter.com/MagdalenaGrand.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Dromoland Castle Celebrates 50th anniversary as Luxury Destination Resort as Ireland Hosts the Gathering

March 13, 2013

Dromoland Castle is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a luxury destination resort this year, and doing it in grand style. With Ireland’s year-long spectacular The Gathering, also scheduled for 2013, visitors can now join in the celebration with two uniquely Irish, but decidedly different experiences with one short flight across the pond.

With Dromoland as their perfect base camp visitors can enjoy the resort’s special hospitality, complete with commemorative activities, as well as The Gathering’s educational, inspirational and family friendly festivities and events.

To commemorate this historic occasion, Dromoland Castle has

· created a new logo

· crafted a celebratory lager

· commissioned a tartan by an historical local mill

· renovated the Presidential Suite

· redesigned the Fig Tree Restaurant and

· launched The Shop at Dromoland, selling artisanal and locally sourced goodies

Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, was built in the 16th century. Majestically set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, it is surrounded by over 450 acres of breathtaking scenery, including a championship parkland golf course. Lavish interiors, fine food and superb wines complement the deluxe accommodations of the Castle’s 99 guest rooms, while Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, an intimate spa and traditional outdoor recreational opportunities ensure a unique guest experience.

Dromoland recently acquired the Clare Inn, a 181-room, three star hotel located on 21 acres adjacent to the resort. A major renovation is planned this year upgrading it to a four star hotel. Now both hotels can offer a wider range of activities and amenities to guests during their stays. (It’s a delightful amenity when planning a big celebration, like a destination wedding, in particular.)

Visit www.dromoland.ie.

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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.

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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.

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Last-Minute Golf Deals for Leaf Peepers, Thanksgiving Trips in the Pocono Mountains

October 14, 2011

Revel amid spectacular foliage – and perhaps even exfoliation – with Woodloch Springs Resort’s Golf Goddess Getaway.

The 800poconos.com have two more weeks of incredible fall foliage, and a series of November golf options through the Thanksgiving holiday. Golfers are in luck: end-of-season packages have just been released, offering deals not found at any other time of the year.

Travelers can check out the fall foliage forecast for the four-county Eastern Pennsylvania region here (www.800poconos.com/visitors/fall-foliage-forecast/) before choosing any of the offers listed below.

The Birdie in Paradise Package at Mount Airy Casino Resort, $529: Available through Oct. 31, the package includes two rounds of golf per room per stay, one night in a lavish deluxe room or suite with pillow-top beds, spacious bathrooms, room service, LCD TVs with in-room movies, high-speed Internet and $15 in casino Bonus Rewards per room. Available seven days a week. Rates range from $199-$274 per room, Sunday through Thursday; $529 per room, for a two-night stay, Friday and Saturday. Rates based on double occupancy. Visit Mount Airy Casino Resort to book.

Free Golf in November, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, $69: With two months left of the resort’s centennial year, Shawnee celebrates its proud golf heritage with Free Golf in November. The package – valid from Nov. 1 through Nov. 19 – includes midweek accommodations, breakfast, cart and 18-hole green fees Sunday through Thursday, starting at $69 per person, which includes tax and service charge. Visit shawneeinn.com to book.

Buck Hill BOGO: Pay one green fee and get the second one free weekdays or weekends at this Donald Ross original. Power cart rental is required. Call for tee time, and ask about 2012 membership offers, which come with a 25% discount if secured before the end of the year: 570-595-7730.

Double Eagle Golf Package, Skytop Lodge, $188: Fall visitors can enjoy the rest of the golf season on Sundays through Thursdays through Nov. 22, which includes accommodations, three meals daily and one 18-hole green fee per person, per day. Cart rental is an additional fee. Play a second 18-hole round the same day for 50% off the published rate. You can also enjoy Skytop’s indoor pool and 30 miles of hiking. Rates start at $188 per person, based on double adult occupancy in a standard room, plus tax and service charge. This package is not available over holidays or with any other discounts. Visit skytop.com to book.

Thanksgiving at the Inn at Pocono Manor, $139: The Donald Ross East Course will remain open until November 27 (weather permitting), making this the best place to take the family for a fun outing. Follow it with the Inn’s incredible Thanksgiving buffet, and a stay at the resort. Rates start at $139 per person for overnight and Thanksgiving Buffet; golf rates apply. Visit www.poconomanor.com for information and reservations.

Woodloch Springs Resort, $250: Revel amid spectacular foliage – and perhaps even exfoliation – with Woodloch Springs Resort’s Golf Goddess Getaway. Available seven days a week through Oct. 31, this deal includes spacious accommodations, two meals daily, activities, amenities and 18 holes of golf on the nationally recognized Country Club of Woodloch Springs (left), including cart and range balls. Guests will also receive $120 spa credit at The Lodge at Woodloch. Rates start at $250 per person, per night, based on adult double occupancy, plus tax and service charge. Some restrictions may apply. To book visit woodloch.com.

See 800poconos.com for a complete list of golf, accommodations, fall festivals and event listings through the four-county region in northeastern Pennsylvania, within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey.

About the “Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret”

The Pocono Mountains has long been known to avid travelers and mountain aficionados for its lush, relaxing family-friendly ambiance and romantic setting, as well as its fall foliage, winter skiing, spring-summer outdoor recreation options and natural beauty. Numerous lakes, parks and other environmental wonderlands are found throughout the four-county Pocono Mountains region.

A venerable destination that has welcomed generations of travelers, the Pocono Mountains has undergone a renaissance over the last few years. While renovations have swept through stately and historic resorts, other properties have joined the mix. Gaming at Mount Airy Casino Resort and the award-winning Jack Frost National — named a “Best New” and “Best You Can Play” course by leading industry publications — are two of the many exciting additions.

Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:

• Home to more than 35 golf courses with hundreds of holes for beginners and avid golfers alike; close proximity gives golfers chance to play 36 in a day
• Two NASCAR races held annually
• Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
• Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
• Attractions, festivals and other special events
• Meeting and conference facilities
• Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
• Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
• Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues

 

 

Landsdowne Resort Offers Unlimited Golf Package with Rates at 50% Discount

October 12, 2011

Lansdowne Resort adds the best golf deal of the fall to its golf and spa package menu, with this Re-Tee for Free through November, 2011. With 45-holes of championship golf available at Lansdowne Resort, this all-you-can play golf package allows you to play as much golf as you can during your stay, while saving 50%.

The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort, managed by Troon Golf and known as the Mid-Atlantic’s premier golf destination, offers the region’s finest fairways and some of the best golf in Virginia. Test your handicap and discover the challenge of our two championship 18-hole courses and one 9-whole course, each designed by Robert Trent Jones II or Greg Norman. As proclaimed by The Shark, Greg Norman himself, the last four holes on the Norman Course is “one of the hardest miles in golf.”

This package allows you to play as much golf as you can during your stay; upon check-in, squeeze in 9-holes on our Sharkbite family friendly course and in the morning, add 18-holes on the Greg Norman or Robert Trent Jones course. Whatever your speed of play, this package allows as much golf as you can play in 24 hours. This package starts at $239/night and includes all the AAA, 4-star amenities of Lansdowne:  aquatic complex and fitness center, outdoor dining in addition to five restaurants, from pub dining to farm to table dining in On the Potomac, and for an additional fee, the use of Spa Minerale, our full service spa and image center. Package also includes golf cart and clubs, if requested.

Lansdowne Resort, a Four Diamond Award recipient, is the capital region’s premier, full-service resort. Managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, the resort is set on more than 500 acres of secluded countryside. Lansdowne Resort features 296 guest rooms and 14 suites, a multi-pool aquatic complex, 45-holes of golf, a 45,000-square-foot conference center, six dining facilities and Spa Minérale, a full-service spa. Follow on Facebook and Twitter.  

To learn more about Lansdowne Resort’s packages, call (877) 509-8400 or book online at lansdowneresort.com.

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Connoisseurs Scotland’s Turnberry Resort Offers Special Winter Holiday Stays

October 10, 2011

Whether you are seeking a vibrant, fun-filled celebration or a private getaway for Christmas and New Year’s, Connoisseurs Scotland’s Turnberry Resort makes for the perfect family destination. The 5 Red Star resort, normally closed during the holiday season, is opening its doors to offer guests an 8-night “Festive Experience” featuring a full program of activities for young and old, lasting from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, and accommodation in one of the hotel’s 150 stylish guest rooms. Those preferring a more private affair can choose a 7-night self-catered holiday in one of the eight fully-equipped Lands of Turnberry Apartments. Guests choosing either package can relax with ESPA spa treatments, enjoy adventurous outdoor activities such as off-roading and clay pigeon shooting, dine in the renowned 1906 restaurant or simply take in the stunning views of Ailsa Craig and the snow-capped mountains of Arran afforded by Turnberry’s location overlooking the Ayrshire Coast.

The eight-night “Festive Celebration” kicks off with a night of Christmas Eve activities: carols and mulled wine around the grand piano, a three-course dinner in 1906 and an optional midnight service with mince pies and hot chocolate upon your return. Guests awake to personalized stockings and a hearty Scottish breakfast on Christmas morning, followed later in the day by a champagne reception, Christmas lunch, showing of the Queen’s Speech and an evening buffet and quiet drinks. Boxing Day features a drinks reception followed by a gala dinner with at-table entertainment, a live band and dancing. The centrepiece of the holiday is Hogmanay, where a champagne reception precedes a black-tie celebration featuring a lavish five-course meal – prepared by Head Chef Justin Galea and his award-winning team – dancing, live ceilidh music and traditional Scottish activities. Children enjoy a Young Explorers’ Club with face painting, games and arts & crafts; Hogmanay Party with music, dancing, food, drinks and games; and a sleepover service until 3am on New Year’s Eve. Pricing is £2,615* ($4,089) per classic room, double occupancy, for an eight-night stay between Dec. 24 and Jan. 1 and includes a full program of meals and entertainment.

For a more intimate holiday, Lands of Turnberry offers a range of two to six bedroom self-catering apartments that offer the privacy of home with the benefit of having luxury resort amenities within walking distance. Each of the eight apartments have spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, large living room with fireplace, TV with Freeview and DVD, WiFi and washing machines. Visitors enjoy VIP access to Turnberry’s collection of championship golf courses and unlimited use of the spa facilities: swimming pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation lounges. Aside from the amenities offered by the hotel year round, guests staying in the private apartments during the holiday season will also have the option of participating in any of the hotel’s celebrations – such as the gala events on Boxing Day or the black-tie dinner on Hogmanay – on an a la carte basis. Pricing for a seven-night stay starts at £995 ($1,556) for a two bedroom apartment, based on up to six occupants, and includes full Scottish breakfast daily. Additional bedrooms can be added to the apartment for a rate of £385 ($602) per bedroom for the seven-night stay.

Connoisseurs Scotland’s 23 members include three of the world’s finest golf resorts, Gleneagles, Turnberry and Old Course; Inverlochy Castle, recently voted the best hotel in Europe; several outstanding city centre properties including Prestonfield, one of only two 5 Red Star Hotels in Edinburgh, and the recently refurbished Sheraton Grand; a 19th-century castle health spa; a collection of intimate country house hotels; the ultimate luxury train; the finest hotel afloat and an exclusive use property. Five of the members boast Michelin-starred restaurants.

For iInformation on Connoisseurs Scotland, its member resorts, partners and special offers visit www.luxuryscotland.co.uk.

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