East, West, Central: Our Scattered Shots sleuths have sniffed out a handful of great packages that’ll light a fire under that fall golf vacation no matter where your golf love lights on the map.
With unbeatable fall colors and unmatched course conditioning (FarmLinks at Pursell Farms is an industry showcase for the best agronomy practices), a late-season visit will prove unforgettable. Comfortable lodging, down-home food and a friendly course make for a great recipe for golf in the hospitable South.
THE DEAL? $299 gets you a room for a night plus two days of golf, with lunch, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s a $389 savings on lodging. Call (877) 292-FARM and use the promo code: Fall Getaway.
Cold weather coming your way? Well, late fall and winter are almost always nice in the San Diego area, where Aviara Golf Club and the Park Hyatt Aviara (formerly the Four Seasons) partner for some great golf and fun for the whole family.
THE DEAL? Try the Callaway Golf Experience Package for overnight accommodations, unlimited golf, private car service to the Callaway mothership and a 90-minute custom clubfitting once you’re there — and take home a new Callaway driver too. Packages from $800 and up.
Call (760) 448-1234.
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
We have to admit we’ve yet to get out to Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island (it’s on our must-play list for 2012), but you can beat us there to tee it up where the pros play with rounds at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links plus Heron Point and the Ocean Course.
THE DEAL? From $195 per golfer per night (three-night minimum) you get a round on all three courses, 10 percent discount on food, beverage and merchandise, accommodations in a private villa, course replays and more. (800) SEAPINES
If this stretch of the Sand Hills region was closer to ... well, anything ... it would be a must-visit year after year. Even with it’s remote location, The Prairie Club is one of our favorites and possibly the ultimate getaway — poised at the nexus of Nebraska plains, forest and river.
THE DEAL? $749 per golfer (double occupancy) Ultimate Experience package through Oct. 16 includes two nights lodging, three days of golf, cart and forecaddie, breakfast buffet and $30 golf shop credit. Call (888) 402.1101 for more info.
The chocolate alone makes Sun Valley Resort worth visiting, and if you like ice-skating, a visit to this Idaho
hotspot is simply
a no-brainer. But Sun Valley has exceptional golf as well, including the high-flying White Clouds 9.
THE DEAL? You’ll have to plan quickly to take advantage of the $100 gift card giveaway, ending Oct. 9. But it’ll be worth it. With the purchase of a $300 per night package, you get a $100 card to use while playing, wining or dining. It can be booked multiple days — stay five nights, get $500. Call (800) 786-8259.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
With five courses, including the famed Champion, plus a recent $65 million makeover to freshen up the property for this year’s 30th anniversary, PGA National Resort & Spa is a never-leave-the-property Florida getaway.
THE DEAL? From $199 per person (double occupancy) through Jan. 12, the Fall Escape offers unlimited golf on the Haig, Squire, Estate and Palmer courses (there’s a surcharge for the Champion) and more. Two-night minimum required. Call (800) 863-2819 for info.
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
We just returned from another visit to this coastal, cliffhanging getaway up the road from Trump National, and with each new visit, Terranea — and its sublime Todd Eckenrode-designed par-3 course — we love it more and more.
THE DEAL? The Unlimited Golf package includes just that — all the golf you want to play, plus Resort View room, boxed lunch delivered to you on the course, and covers the resort fee. Starting at $465 per night, through December. Call for more info at (866) 802-8000.