Friday deals: Golf and luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Naples

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and Tiburon Golf Club have an attractive offer.

Looking to get down to Naples for a top-rated golf experience? That doesn’t have to mean top dollar.

The highly acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples has a “Golf FORE You” special running through the end of the year, featuring the world-class hotel and on-site Tiburon Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman.

Packages start at $239 per night and include accommodations, one round at Tiburon including cart, club storage and tax, unlimited same-day golf (through Oct. 31) and complimentary club rental.

Some avid golfers might shun the thought of rental clubs, but for more casual players or just those that want to avoid the hassle of lugging their bag (and paying for it on a flight), renting is a good option. Actually, make that a great option at Tiburon, where the clubs are new-model TaylorMades and rentals include Adidas shoes, two sleeves of balls and a glove.

Given the rack rate for golf at Tiburon ($75 this month, $95 in October, $150 from Nov 1-Dec. 25) and the room rates at the Ritz-Carlton ($199-$299, sometimes more), this deal is plenty worthwhile. Not to mention readers of Travel and Leisure and U.S. News voted the resort No. 9 on a list of the top 50 resorts of the U.S. and Canada.

For questions, call the Ritz-Carlton’s golf department at 239-254-3340.

More deals

World Woods Golf Club, some 60 miles north of Tampa in Brooksville, has deals on villas in September and October starting at $79 per person, based on quad occupancy between Sunday and Wednesday nights. The two-day, one-night golf package includes two rounds, range balls and a package lunch. A full non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking. Call Susan Burkel at 352-796-5500 ext. 22 to make reservations.

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club in St. Augustine is offering a coupon book with $500 in savings for visitors through Dec. 30. Discounts can be used at the World Golf Hall of Fame, PGA Tour Golf Academy and Tour Stop store, plus on food, merchandise and club rentals at the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire golf courses. Call 888-740-7020 or visit the resort’s website for more information and special hotel rates for October and November.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is offering "The Raven Experience" featuring two rounds of golf including one on its acclaimed Raven course. Among the extras in the package are free day-of-play replay rounds. Packages start at $165 per person, per night, through Oct. 31. Call 855-240-3515 and mention code "DM4GLF."

Turnberry Isle Miami has a package for a full weekend of game-sharpening, led by PGA Teacher of the Year Gary Knapp, running every weekend through Sept. 30. Priced at $880 for two guests, the deal includes eight hours of instruction over two days and two rounds of golf on the resort's two 18-hole courses. Accommodations are available with nightly rates starting at $119. For more information, call 305-933-6929 or visit their website.

Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami has a package starting at $119 per person (double occupancy) that includes rounds on the Red, Gold or Jim McLean Signature Course plus unlimited replay rounds (with cart fees), an introductory golf clinic from the Jim McLean Golf School and more. Deal runs through Oct. 7, then goes to $219 from Oct. 8 to Dec. 21. Course upgrades to the TPC Blue Monster or Great White Course are available for a surcharge. For more information or to book, call 800-71-DORAL or visit their website.

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