Well Traveled Golfer
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- Hottest Deals in Desert Golf are at Desert Willow
- The Resort at Eagle Point is full destination with opening of Chalets
- Golf, Paradise, Repeat
- Play Away Membership: Special offer for PNGA members
- Santa Barbara – Five Charming Hotels, One Spectacular Location
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Hottest Deals in Desert Golf are at Desert Willow
A legendary summer at Desert Willow Golf Resort awaits with the Summer VIP Card and Summer Elite Pass, the hottest deals in Desert golf! Summer Elite Passholders will take advantage of UNLIMITED golf on both of our award-winning courses, Firecliff and Mountain View, UNLIMITED practice facility use, and guaranteed lowest available rates for guests.
Summer VIP Cardholders enjoy deeply discounted green fees (always guaranteed lowest available rates), one hour earlier twilight than non-cardholders, and a 50 percent discount at our practice facility.
Top reasons to become a Summer Elite or Summer VIP member:
- Dress for Success: Receive 25 percent off apparel in our well-stocked golf shop
- Improve Your Game: Receive 15 percent off individual golf lessons
- Receive 10 percent off your food bill every time you visit the restaurant
- And so much more!
For more information visit Desert Willow’s Hottest Deals in Desert Golf!.
The Resort at Eagle Point is full destination with opening of Chalets
Spring’s decision to come a little later in 2019 doesn’t worry the Resort at Eagle Point’s owner Bob Hyer. “The weather is great and the course is in fantastic shape,” Hyer says. “We are fortunate to be positioned in the banana belt of Oregon.”
Located in southern Oregon, this award-winning Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed championship golf course was built in 1996. During construction, Jones added generous amounts of sand to the fairways, providing maximum drainage and ensuring year-around play.
Jones’ quote, “Even in the rain, we are dry under foot,” rang true in a recent conversation with new General Manager Scott Lusk. Lusk has been playing and teaching golf in the Rogue Valley all of his life, and said, “Come on down, we are playing summer rules right now.”
With six sets of tees, the course is considered challenging enough to meet the demands of competitive players but accessible enough to please recreational and beginning players.
There are houses on much of the course, but wildlife abounds, and on clear days Mount McLoughlin looms in the distance. The course’s signature hole is No. 16, a par 5 that has received accolades as the best hole in the Rogue Valley, playing as long as 591 yards and forcing the golfer to contend with bunkers left and water right on the approach to the green.
Located between the front and back nine is the Talon Grill restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with local beer and wine, with Happy Hour being from 4:00 to 6:00pm daily ($5.00 bar menu and drink specials).
The Chalets, providing overnight stay and play lodging, are an exciting new addition to the property. The Chalets opened in 2017 and are located just off the practice facility with beautiful views of the ninth green. A large pergola with fire table in a garden setting is perfect for a small gathering.
With the opening of the Chalets, The Resort at Eagle Point is now a destination property. Because while the principal market for the on-site lodging consists of golfers making the drive from Eugene and Bend and points beyond, Hyer’s research told him that the rooms would fill a void in the Eagle Point community on a number of levels. The facility was already hosting functions ranging from weddings to celebrations of life, and local neighbors complained about lack of nearby lodging for visitors, so Hyer saw a secondary market in the anglers and whitewater rafters on the nearby Rogue River, or tourists en route to Crater Lake to the east, or couples combining golf with the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland to the south. “Right now, what we have is a great little venue to create that destination resort,” Hyer said. “Having the lodging, having the restaurant, having the event center, all of those make it a viable place for people to come and stay.”
Other nearby attractions include the Veterans National Cemetery, the Shakespeare Festival, Britt outdoor concerts, Harry and David Village, Lilly Belle Chocolate, Rouge Creamery, and the Rogue Valley Wine Trail.
Visit www.resortateaglepoint.com or call 541-826-8225 to book tee times or hear about Stay and Play Packages.
Golf, Paradise, Repeat
Boasting the longest stretch of continuous oceanfront golf on all of Hawaii, the Ocean Course at Hokuala should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Winding its way through mango and papaya groves to dramatic seaside cliffs, the award-winning Jack Nicklaus course is steps away from the private oceanfront residences of the island’s newest luxury resort, Timbers Kauai, setting the scene for a truly unforgettable golf experience.
“I think of Kaua‘i as a laid-back tropical paradise. The island is more quaint and less commercial than Oahu and Maui. I put forth my best effort in the design process. The quality of conditioning, maintenance, and playing experience is important to me. It all reflects on my name and brand. It’s reassuring Timbers Resorts is willing to make a commitment to ensure that the product I have produced is taken care of, enjoyed, and thought well of for generations to come.”
~ Jack Nicklaus
In addition to award-winning golf—the Ocean Course is ranked among the best courses you can play on Hawai‘i by Golf Magazine and North America’s Best Golf Course by the World Golf Awards—at your doorstep you’ll enjoy an infinity pool overlooking the Pacific, luxury residential accommodations, 13 miles of trails, a spa and restaurant featuring fresh ingredients from the onsite farm and knowledgeable island concierges to have you living and adventuring like a local.
We are a proud partner of the PGA, and invite PGA Professionals and members to stay and play at Timbers Kauai with customized rates, specialty programming and incentives including a real estate referral program.
To learn more about PGA benefits and customize an upcoming trip, please contact our dedicated PGA Trip Specialist, by email or 808.495.4081.
Visit www.timberskauai.com/PGA for more information.
Play Away Membership: Special offer for PNGA members
We get it! It’s cold outside and you think golf season is over but you don’t want to put away the clubs! With Play Away Membership, you can experience golf year-round with complimentary green fees and complimentary dining. There’s never been a better time to plan your winter golf getaway.
Texas Hill Country
Imagine visiting the Texas Hill Country and enjoying the scenic views and big blue skies in Austin and San Antonio while enjoying complimentary green fees at private clubs such as the Hills of Lakeway, Lost Creek Country Club in Austin and Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club in San Antonio.
While you may sometimes think of visiting the Lowcountry in the fall, the island still delivers some great winter and spring golf. Experience the marshes and Oak trees draped in Spanish moss, while golfing at the Golf Club of Indigo Run or the Country Club of Hilton Head.
Florida, known to natives and tourists as the Sunshine State, is always a popular destination for winter golf getaways. Visit Tampa with stay and play packages at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, and golf at Hunter’s Green Country Club. And when you’re done experiencing free green fees, enjoy exclusive fine dining at Centre Club with a complimentary four-course meal.*
With over 300 days of sunshine annually, Arizona is home to some of the best winter golf available. Whether you’re in the heart of Scottsdale golfing at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, or in the suburbs enjoying Anthem Golf and Country Club or Seville Golf and Country Club, you’re bound to enjoy six complimentary* rounds of golf in the Valley of the Sun.
While you may not always think of Vegas as a winter golf destination, you can enjoy complimentary rounds of golf in the sunny, winter afternoons at the renowned Bear’s Best Las Vegas and Canyon Gate Country Club. Experience a cool desert night with exclusive access to the House of Blues Foundation Room where the best views of Las Vegas can be found.
Play Away Membership dues are just $50 per month and Membership Benefits include:
- Available when traveling (no club access within a 100-mile radius of your home and/or business and no second home benefits)
- 2 complimentary green fees per participating* club per month
- 2 complimentary meals per participating* club per month
- 21-day advance tee times
- Access to TaylorMade loaner clubs
- Access to ClubLine Concierge Services including hotels and tickets to major sporting events and concerts
ClubCorp is proud to partner with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and waive the initiation fee of $1000 if you join by March 15, 2019. In addition, we’ll send you a guest golf certificate so you can bring a friend!
Santa Barbara – Five Charming Hotels, One Spectacular Location
Stay with Santa Barbara Hotel Group for your Winter Golf Escape
The unique coastal flair and natural beauty of Santa Barbara beckons travelers from all over the world. Located 90 miles north of Los Angeles and deemed the American Riviera, the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains fade into the charming downtown – laden with red tile roofs and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture – before meeting the crystal blue sea. Looking into the horizon, the Channel Islands appear in the distance, creating an environment that is remarkably beautiful in every direction.
With six stunning golf courses, more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and a year-round moderate, Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is the ultimate golf destination and an ideal winter escape. Santa Barbara Hotel Group offers five unique hotels, each featuring lush courtyards, heated pools and Mediterranean flair. Save 20% off green fees at Glen Annie Golf Club when you book our Tee and Sea Package. Glen Annie Golf Club is a 6,420-yard, par-71 course with lush fairways, quick greens and spectacular ocean and mountain views. Additionally, you won’t want to miss the ocean front greens at Sandpiper Golf Club. Recently named one of America’s 100 best public courses, this bucket-list worthy, championship course sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean and offers an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty.
When staying with Santa Barbara Hotel Group, enjoy thoughtful amenities including
- Complimentary parking and wifi
- *Complimentary airport and Amtrak shuttle,
- *Complimentary beach cruiser rentals
- *Deluxe continental breakfast
- *Evening wine social hour
- No Resort Fees
* Available at select properties
For those who seek to escape the winter weather for a longer stay, three of our hotels offer monthly rates with fully equipped suites and apartments.
Soak in the sunshine, play on world class golf courses, and enjoy genuine hospitality with Santa Barbara Hotel Group. Now is the time to make your way to our seaside paradise.
Rates Starting at $159.00+tax. Book our Club Santa Barbara rate direct for the best available rate online.
Direct flights available from Seattle and Portland
Visit www.sbhotels.com for information.