Looking to get away for a long weekend or just a change of scenery? If you’re a Florida resident, the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa has a special deal just for you.
From now through Feb. 28, 2013, Florida residents can stay at Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort for just $129 per night (two-night minimum). As we always say here, saving on a room means more money for golf, and it doesn’t get much better than the four championship courses right next door at Sandestin. The Raven course was ranked No. 13 on a recent Golf Magazine list of Florida's top 30 public courses.
The Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort also has a full-service spa, many family recreation options and Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, a fabulous dinner spot. As for the sugar-white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, emerald-green waters and fabulous sunsets, those are free.
For reservations or more information, call 850-267-9500 and mention code “FR”, or visit their website.
A good place to start if you're looking for Northeast Florida deals is Florida's First Coast of Golf, a not-for-profit that exists to promote all the great golf from Amelia Island to Palm Coast and all points in between. Bookmark their deals page and check it regularly for a variety of stay-and-plays.
The Players Pass at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, home of two excellent courses in the Champions and Legends, is now on sale for 2013. It offers 25 percent off the "rack" rate anytime, and once you play five rounds the sixth is free. Also included is the GHIN handicap service. The card costs $259 on Jan. 1 but is available for $179 throughout November. For more information, call 386-274-5742.
Bay Point Resort Golf Club in Panama City Beach, with two courses in the Nicklaus and the Meadows, is offering a six-pack special valid through March 31, 2013. Buy six rounds for $239 and play either course with a cart at any time on any day, with a seven-day advance booking window. Two passes per day may be used, so the pack can be shared. For more information or to order, go to baypointgolf.com and click on the Winter Specials tab.
TPC Sawgrass and the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach have a stay-and-play from Nov. 22-Jan. 31, 2013 that includes two nights of accommodations and two rounds (on the Stadium Course and Dye’s Valley Course) plus a free third night at the hotel and a free arrival round (after 2 p.m.) on Dye’s Valley. A TPC Sawgrass welcome gift is included. Rates start at $599 for a standard room, villas are extra and weekend golf surcharges may apply. Guests must arrive before Jan. 28. For more information, call 866-605-3544 or visit TPC.com.
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.