Friday, December 7, 2007

The Autobahn Golf Classic

Of the many celebrity golf tournaments (and there are many!) one of the most prestigious is the Autobahn Golf Classic that is held in North Texas. The reason that this tournament is so prestigious is the fact that it raises money for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America which is the fantastic mentoring program for youths in the United States. Visiting North Texas and the Arlington area is a fun vacation for the whole family, but patronizing the Autobahn Classic adds a new dimension to the vacation since it is such a good cause and a rewarding experience.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational

Frank Sinatra was, of course, one of the most famous singers in history. His name is also becoming synonymous with what is fast becoming one of the most prestigious celebrity golf tournaments in the world and it is the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational held in late February of 2008. Now, while you may not be a celebrity this may very well be a great spectator event to add to your travel calendar. After all, you never know who you might see! Better yet, there are great volunteer opportunities for those who would like to take a more active role! The tournament is held in beautiful Indian Wells, CA which is close proximity to Beverly Hills , CA which makes it a great locale for the whole family.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A Great Golf Course Finder

It goes without saying that there are a tremendous number of golf courses in the United States and Canada. This creates a certain quandary: how can you effectively plan a golf vacation if you do not have access to a directory of all the golf courses in North America. Well, you do have access and all you need to do is head over to’s course finder because it offers a comprehensive listing of golf courses including a special advanced search function so that you can narrow down your choices to a course that fits your particular specifications. If you live in Oregon and want to know what type of golf courses are located in the Arkansas area then this directory can provide all that information to you. It really is that good of a resource!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Proper Club Packing

It is pretty difficult to play golf if your clubs are damaged or broken. That's why people take great care of their clubs and make sure that they do not suffer from any neglect. However, many times people do not properly pack their clubs for air travel, which can lead to unfortunate damage. (Can you imagine the type of damage that can occur if the clubs are rustling around on a flight from New York to British Columbia ?) Go to Free Golf Info's forum if you want some solid golf club packing tips packing information. It could prove to be a very valuable resource page and one that will save your clubs from unseen calamities.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Deals on Golf Travel

When it comes to booking a golf vacation, there is no reason to spend more money than your have to. After all, would it not be better to put the money you save to better use such as spending it on more enjoyable activities during your actual vacation? Unfortunately, not many travel websites cater to golfers. Well, let’s amend that statement. The fine people over at Golf Vacation have a tone of great deals not only on travel packages in the United States, but also to Canada as well. So, if you are looking for a number of good deals on golf vacations this is definitely the site to check out!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Luxury Golf Vacations

While there is much written about budget vacations and great vacation deals, one should never ignore the benefits of a luxury vacation either. Now, this is not to say that there is anything wrong with a budget vacation, but if you are looking for a luxurious family vacation that is loaded with amenities such as what is offered by such venues as the Balboa Bay Club of Newport Beach, CA there is no reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of what these vacation packages are offering. These are expansive vacation destinations that meet not only your golfing needs, but also provide a host of entertainment and activities for the rest of the family. Needless to say, looking into to what they have to offer is highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MSN’s Family Friendly Golf Vacation Tips

Yes, many vacation packages promise to be able to deliver on a "family friendly" vacation, but how do you know that for sure? Honestly, there is nothing more uncomfortable than discovering the hotel of your family vacation turns out to be located dead center in a red light district! So, three cheers for for providing a unique insight how to ascertain which golf resorts are truly kid friendly. Basically, points out ten tips on what to look for when selecting such a vacation package and this does wonders in making sure your select locations along the lines of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Hilton Golf Academy. Seriously – read that article as it will steer you and your family in the right vacation direction.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Golfing in Maine

Stephen King has probably done more for drawing attention to the state of Maine than anyone else in the entertainment/media business. The problem is that he has basically put forth the notion that the state is haunted. What a shame he never wrote for a golf magazine because he could put forth a wealth of material on the little known fact that Maine is home to some of the absolute best golfing in New England as the Booth Bay Country Club proves. This is an excellent resort located in the very family friendly environment that also boasts a national collegiate golf tournament that is bound to draw large crowds. So, if you are considering a New England golfing excursion, Maine should definitely be a place to consider.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Golf School Vacations

One does not have to be an expert to enjoy the game of golf. In fact, being a beginner and learning the game is a fun experience that will leave many indelible impressions on a new student of the game’s mind. If you are a parent who wants to teach your children the game of golf, have you considered a golf school vacation offered by America’s favorite golf schools? The courses offered by AFGS run anywhere from 2 to 5 days and are great fun for the whole family and they are offered in virtually all 50 states! So, you can pretty much convert any vacation (even an Alaska grizzly bear sightseeing excursion) into a golfing lesson vacation for the whole family. Such a vacation will provide great memories so why not take advantage of it?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Benefits of Golf Forums

Probably the best aspect of the internet is that there are many sources of information on the World Wide Web that are not static, but are based on interaction. Probably the most common of these interactive mediums would be message boards (aka forums) where people can communicate with each other with what is essentially an electronic message board. Of there are a number of Golf Forums that can prove incredibly helpful for those who have questions or may need a little advice when it comes to selecting a golf vacation package or even picking destination. Asking such questions as to what makes Florida golfing better than California golfing can help a potential vacationer steer himself in the right direction and selection.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Katrina and Biloxi Golfing

Hurricane Katrina was probably the most devastating natural disaster to strike the southeast section of the United States. The damage done to the states of Louisiana and the state of Mississippi was incalculable. If one were to look for a beacon of hope in terms of the reconstruction that is being done to the region it would be the Fallen Oak golf Course at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS. The course has re-opened after a spectacular $550 million (yes, over a half a billion dollars) renovation and those wishing to visit the Biloxi area for a golfing vacation with the family now have a place to visit that is not only a tremendous golf course, but also a major beacon of hop for those who believe the restoration of the Southeast United States is possible.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Joys of Nevada Golfing

If there ever was a true paradise for golfing vacations it would arguably be the state of Nevada. Next to California and Florida, Nevada boasts some of the most expansive and beautiful golf courses in the United States if not the world. So, when one looks at the golf courses as well as the greatly expansive activities that the state has to offer for both single travelers and families it goes without saying that Nevada is top notch spot to select for golf vacation? destination. So, if you are into fine dining, entertainment and a host of outdoor activities you should definitely give an extended stay in the Nevada region serious consideration.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Golfing in the Smokey Mountains

All hail the great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee! In addition to being one of the absolutely most beautiful sections of the United States, the Smokey Mountains boast the tremendous golf course known as the Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course located in Pigeon Forge, TN. This is a great destination spot for a vacation (You can even bring the family over to neighboring Dollywood for additional entertainment adventures) and definitely one you would want to consider especially if you enjoy areas of the United States that are rich in history and beautiful scenery. This is definitely a great destination spot well worth visiting.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Vacation Tips from Golf Digest Magazine

While the internet is rapidly becoming the primary source of information for people looking into golf travel packages one should never discount the value of the traditional media. Golf Digest Magazine? has been around for many years and it offers a great deal of information for those planning a golf vacation. If you wish to take your family along with you, you will need to select an area that caters to the entire family (Naples. FL is one such location that has recently been featured) and you need a valuable resource that can provide solid, concrete information in this regard. Golf Digest can definitely provide that information.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Puget Sound Golf Cruise

Puget Sound is a part of the Washington state that is really amazing. While this area is most known for its activities on the water very few people realize that the Puget Sound area is also well known for golfing; and even fewer people are aware of the golf cruises that are available. Yes, you read that correctly…golf cruises? These cruises com the best of family friendly cruise trips with stops in golf courses in Seattle, Portland, Canada and all the way up to Alaska. Whoever came up with the idea for this combination cruise trip and golfing vacation was an outright genius as these vacations are absolutely novel and a lot of fun.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Golfing – Surfing Combo

There are a number of popular sportive pursuits that have many avid fans and hobbyist enthusiasts. Both golfing and surfing have their fans, but they do not appear to have crossover appeal. That is, how many people Golf and Surf? Honestly? The number is quite a few. However, what many people do not realize that if you select the proper destination you can create a unique vacation that combines golfing and surfing. While there are a number of destinations that can accommodate probably the best would be Pebble Beach, CA as if has both gorgeous beaches that are perfectly designed for surfing and swimming, but also a host of excellent golf courses for the avid golfer. Now, how can a surfing golfer or a golfing surfer go wrong selecting Pebble Beach as a destination?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Best of the Best Westerns (Golfing Wise)

The Best Western hotel chain has been around for many decades, but very few of the specific hotel locations really distinguish themselves. Well, the Best Western in Ludlow, VT really distinguishes itself as a tremendous hotel for golfers as it caters to those looking to have a fun time on the green. In fact, this hotel offers a number of special package deals for vacationers that makes it a great destination for avid golfers. Also, the location has a rich tradition that is steeped in the tradition of colonial America making the surrounding area fantastic for those taking their family with them on the trip.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Children’s Golf Foundations

Probably the greatest joy a person can receive is from helping others and probably one of the most rewarded experiences a person can have would be to become involved with the Children’s Golf Foundation
, a charitable organization located in West Palm Beach, Florida that helps teach disabled and disadvantaged children the game of golf. So, if you are planning on a golf vacation you may wish to add a new and unique dimension to your vacation by participating in such a venture. You could even involve your entire family in it and make the entire experience a collectively rewarding experience for one and all that will never be forgotten.

Monday, November 12, 2007

PGA Tour Experiences

When people think of the PGA, the image that comes to mind is that of professional golfers making history on the green. Now, while that is the most common image of the PGA it is not the most complete image as the PGA is a multifaceted organization that also operated PGA Tour Experiences which offers family golfing vacation packages to a variety of destinations in North America including their most popular destination spot: the Sonoran Desert near Scottsdale, AZ. Of course, the variety of destinations is quite vast and you can select any one of a number of family friendly locations. So, why delay? Plan out your next vacation with PGA Tour Experiences before the summer time is here.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Marriot Golf Vacations

So what comes to your mind when you hear the word Marriot? If the image of grand and accommodating hotels pops into your head you are drawing and accurate image, but not a very complete one. That is, the Marriot Corporation is quite expansive and one of their novel ideas is Marriot Golf Vacations. There are a number of packages available which include hotel accommodations and golfing itinerary in such family friendly locations such as “Wildfire’s Escape Package” in Phoenix, AZ or The Rookery at Marco’s in beautiful Naples, FL. In short, there is a great enough variety to meet a multitude of needs and preferences so see what Marriot Golf Vacations have to offer today.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Participating in the Annual Nicholas Alexander Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament

While the 9th Annual Nicholas Alexander Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament has just passed there plenty of time to make sure you do not miss the next one which will be held next year in Houston, TX. This is a wonderful golf tournament that raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Texas and by lending your participation to the event you can really feel good about your contribution. As previously mentioned, this tournament takes place in the very vibrant city of Houston, TX which has a great variety of activities for you and your family to take part in when you are not on the green. So consider participating in the next Higgins Memorial Golf Tournament as it will prove to be an experience you will never forget.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Tournament Vacation for the Kids

If you have children, you may have noticed that when you take your kids on a site seeing vacation, they have a tendency to get somewhat bored rather quickly. Kids like active vacations and this is why spending a little vacation time in Wichita Falls, TX and entering your kids in the Texas Oklahoma Jr. Golf Tournament. can be a really fun adventure. Competition can bring out the best in everyone from participant to spectator alike. So, why not take a trip to the beautiful state of Texas and introduce your children to the fun of competitive tournament golf? It will create memories that will last forever.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

New England Golf at Mt. Washington Golf Course

New Hampshire is a truly underrated destination for golf travel, but those familiar with this state’s golfing culture will probably point out the grandeur of the Mount Washington Golf Course, a course that first opened its doors way back in 1915 and has kept visitors happy ever since. Located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, this is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the United States as it rests among a landscape of colossal boulders and incredible flower gardens. Fall golf doesn't get much more breathtaking that in New England and Mt. Washington G.C.

There is also a fun miniature golf course in proximity to the “full sized” golf range so if you are bringing your family along this may prove to be a really fun destination. As such, if you are planning a fall golf excursion to New England this is definitely a spot to consider.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Celebrity Golf in Lake Tahoe

If you are a sports fan then have probably seen Chris Chandler perform at his bets of the gridiron and you have probably also seen Charles Barkley dazzle people on the basketball court. But have you ever seen them on the green?

If not, you may wish to consider a golf trip to see the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship that will be held in Lake Tahoe, NV in July of 2008. Sponsored by NBC this is one of the most celebrated celebrity golf tournaments in the United States and Lake Tahoe boasts a number of tourist attractions that the whole family will enjoy. So, if you make one golf vacation in ’08, this is definitely the one!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Glacier National Park Golf Trip

When it comes to states that are best known for golfing, most people think of California and Florida, but one of the most underrated locations for a golfing vacation is Glacier National Park in Montana.

Yes, Montana has gained quite a bit of exposure lately due to the fact that many movie stars have moved there and this has also had the ancillary effect of spotlighting other areas of popularity in the state – golf courses being major attractions. Glacier National Park also has a number of activities for the whole family such as hiking, bird watching, rafting, etc., so a trip to Montana for a golf excursion can be a truly well rounded affair.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Learning Golf on a Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Many people will select a vacation based around their common tried and true "likes." There is an alternative to this "commonality" and it involves taking a vacation that centers on something that you may have never done before. Sometimes, there is a great deal of fun found in the "unknown" and learning a new hobby or activity can be quite exhilarating. There is a new rage in vacationing circles known as "learning vacations" and one of the more unique of these is a vacation based on learning golf. Of course, you must also select the best vacation destination first.

There are a number of great destinations where one could learn golf, but very few destinations are as fun as a golf learning vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In addition to being the number one golf location in the USA, Myrtle Beach is quite simple one of the most beautiful coastal communities on the southern east coast and it is a completely family friendly environment that has something for every one of all ages. Seriously, you can’t go wrong picking Myrtle Beach as your golf learning vacation!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Northern California Kids in the Klinic Charity Golf Event

The best feeling a person can experience is giving to someone in need. When it comes to golf, one of the best ways of doing this is to take part in a charity event. Now, a charitable event not only provides much needed funds to people in need, but also draws public awareness to the plight as well. For disadvantaged kids the need for proper dental care may be difficult due to their financial plight. This is why planning a Northern California vacation to take part in the Kids in the Klinic Golf Tournaments, which are held every year in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, provide a way of funding the dental care for disadvantaged kids who need a little help.

This tournament is a true act of charity and love and anyone who wishes to visit the beautiful world of Northern California can do so in a way that contributes to a good cause. Both San Francisco and Sacramento are wonderful destinations as they are vibrant environments that can cater to any vacationing families particular wants and, in addition to having a fun golf vacation, the Kids in the Klinic tournament will provide the basis for a very rewarding one as well.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Jekyll Island Kid’s Golf Tournament

In the 1980’s, the classic television program YOU ASKED FOR IT aired a unique feature on kid’s golf that still sticks in my mind, 25 years after first seeing it. What was striking about this episode was that it pointed out the fact that there is an unfortunate stereotype that golf is strictly an adult game. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth!

In reality, golf can be greatly enjoyed by kids and it can instill in a child all the benefits and positives that a hobby requiring skill and strategy possesses. Those attributes can carry over into many areas in adulthood.

Probably the best way of bringing out the best in a junior golfer would be entering the youngster in a prestigious golf tournament such as the 2008 U.S. Kid's Golf Jekyll Island Cup, which will be held in February in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Not only is this a prestigious and fun tournament, it is also located in one of the best vacation areas in all of Georgia! Jekyll Island boasts a ton of vacationing attributes, such as being a beautiful resort area that provides a host of beautiful beaches and other activities for the whole family to enjoy when not golfing.

This is a wonderful vacation destination that deserves a closer look.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

TPC Boston for the Deutsche Bank Championship

Continuing the tour of the PGA TOUR's Fedex Cup Playoffs venues is the third of four tournament stops, TPC Boston.

The Deutsche Bank Championship takes place next week, August 31-September 3. Although this wouldn't be the time of year to try and play the course, it should be considered one of the "places to play before you die."

A beautiful setting and tour-caliber course is all the avid golfer can ask. TPC Boston has those things, as well as a wide variety of family activities, from historic places to kid friendly activities.

Have a look at TPC Boston.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta

Just took a look at the website for East Lake Golf Club, site of the Tour Championship and culmination of the inaugural Fedex Cup in about three weeks. All I can say is "Oh my gosh!" It's a gorgeous course, the clubhouse looks better than any home I've ever seen.

You can actually play this course, but there are a few things to know before you go. 1) call for a tee-time, obviously, 2) it is a walking only course, carts can be used only by persons with a state issued handicap certificate, 3) no cell phones or similar device. The standard attire (no cut-offs, collared shirts required, etc.).

If you want a spectacular, historic golf experience, near one of the South's cultural centers, Atlanta, East Lake is quite possibly the best choice.

Remember, the Tour Championship/Fedex Championship is coming in a few weeks, so you'll likely not get to play from here on in. Call ahead. Check out the website, it's great.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Mexico Desert Golf Package

GolfPac Travel is offering a great golf package in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

From August through October, families and golfers can stay at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, near Albuquerque, for three nights for between $753 and $810.

The package includes three nights at the resort and three rounds of golf at the following courses: Hyatt Regency Tamaya - Santa Ana; Hyatt Regency Tamaya - Twin Warriors; and the Sandia Club.

The resort is located on 500 acres of protected land situated along the Rio Grande. It has beautiful views of the Sandia Mountains and luxurious accomodations. On-site amenities include two tennis courts, a basketball court, a 40-horse stable, three swimming pools, and the 18-hole, Twin Warriors Golf Club. The two other courses mentioned are situated nearby.

Not normally on your short list of places for a golf trip, but temperatures and weather in October should be optimal.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Definitive Packing List for a Guys Golf Trip

How about taking a golf trip, for two days or 10 days, and being certain you have everything you need. Everything is packed for the course, for dinner, for everything. Well, keep this checklist and you'll be set.

  • Money - Cash, credit/ATM cards, and checks (just in case they don't take cards)

  • Plenty of golf balls - Don't wait until you get to the course, or you'll have to empty your wallet and bank account.

  • Plenty of tees - No one likes to get to the 1st tee box and realize they don't have tees.

  • Cool divot tool - Just makes you look like you can play, even when you maybe can't.

  • Sunscreen - No matter who you are, for or five hours in the sun is bad without protection.

  • Power/protein bars - Pack them in your golf bag and forget about it. You're stomach will remind you when it's time.

  • Two bottles of water (at least) - Again, you will be reminded at the right time.

  • Golf towel and one extra - If it's hot, that bottled water and an extra towel will come in handy to keep grips and hands sweat-free.

  • Rain gear - If you pack rain gear, you can be assured it won't rain.

  • Golf shoes

  • Golf clubs - Don't forget those.

Take clothes for the course and a change for afterwards, for each day of the trip. Remember, weather appropriate.

Now for the things we always forget one or more of:

  • Underwear for each day, maybe some extras
  • Socks (for golf and otherwise)
  • Belts
  • Shoes (casual and event-appropriate)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Toothbrush
  • Tootpaste
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Tylenol/Aspirin/Excedrin, etc.
  • Shampoo/soap (travel size)

Pretty comprehensive list. Minimal baggage required and you're prepared for California or Maine or anywhere in between. If you think of anything else, post a comment.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Orlando's Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Packages

Save some money at one of Orlando's and Florida's top, new destination hotels with one of two golf packages: Deluxe Golf; and Golfer's Retreat.

Available August through December 2007, The "Deluxe Golf" package offer golfers the best of Central Florida golf experiences and starts at $181 per night, single occupancy and $240 per night, double occupancy (inclusive of tax and subject to availability) and includes: Luxury accommodations (among the largest guestrooms in Central Florida at 436 gross sq. ft.) One round of golf per person at Shingle Creek Golf Club, golf cart, range balls, GPS, club cleaning, locker and storage Breakfast buffet per person at Café Osceola Complimentary scheduled shuttle based on availability and discounted tickets to Sea World and Universal Orlando Optional one-hour lesson at the onsite Brad Brewer Golf Academy for an additional $130 per person.

The "Golfer's Retreat" package offers world-class golf followed by a relaxing respite at the hotel's 13,000 square foot spa and an evening of culinary delights at Cala Bella. This package is based on a two-night minimum and starts at $606 single occupancy and $968 double occupancy (inclusive of tax and subject to availability) and includes:

Luxury accommodations (among the largest guestrooms in Central Florida) One round of golf per person at Shingle Creek Golf Club, golf cart, range balls, GPS, club cleaning, locker and storage, breakfast buffet each day per person at Café Osceola, lunch one day per person, dinner one evening per person at Cala Bella, the hotel's Italian fine dining bistro, one Shingle Creek Golfer's Delight per person, a massage created specifically for golfers, in which heated golf balls are used to relieve any discomfort and to restore proper balance and flexibility, special golf amenity per person, complimentary shuttle based on availability and discounted tickets to Sea World and Universal Orlando, optional one-hour lesson at the onsite Brad Brewer Golf Academy for an additional $130 per person.


The course, which opened in December 2003, features undulating fairways and interconnecting waterways bordered by the natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. The club has received numerous awards including "Top 100 Golf Shop" designation from Golf World magazine and the "Greens of Distinction" from Corporate Incentive & Travel magazine. Most recently Brad Brewer, who heads Shingle Creek's renowned Brad Brewer Golf Academy offering first-rate golf instruction including computerized swing analysis, was named one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers for 2007-2008.


The 1,500-room resort is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off the International Drive tourist district and ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

A golfer's dream.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Golf Trip to the TOUR Championship

Be a part of history this year with a trip to Atlanta, Georgia for the Tour Championship, September 13-16. This year marks the first Fedex Cup, the PGA TOUR's new playoff system.

The first Fedex Champion will be crowned following the TOUR Championship tournament, held at Atlanta's historic East Lake Golf Club.

What can you do in Atlanta? Anything. There's the Braves baseball team, the Falcons football team, Underground Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, MLK National Historic Site, The Varsity (best hot dogs in the world!).

The golf is great, too. Schedule a tee time at the award winning Atlanta Country Club, the Bobby Jones course, or any of the tons of others in the area.

This trip to Atlanta could be many things; a sports-lover's dream or a great family getaway.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Golfers Take Note, American Vacation Planning Habits

This article, "Travel: Vacations--Why We Go Where We Go", published today in The Wire, a Golf Press Association publication, explains the result of a recent survey of 1,000 vacationers.

One of the most interesting stats was that 66% of respondents said that place was the determining factor when deciding on a vacation. Interestingly, vacation packages were most popular among the 18-34 age range.

The article contains a number of other statistics that would be of use to vacation planners. Give the article a look. It should be useful in planning the next golf or family vacation. At least see the things other people find important.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

NASCAR and Golf, a Great Vacation Combination

The NASCAR circuit makes a stop in Fontana, California on September 2nd for the Sharp AQUOS 500 at the California Speedway.

The California Speedway website does a great job describing what race fans can do besides see the race. WOW! There are so many places to stay (though you'd better make some reservations this close to the race date), things to do and places to eat that making those decisions will be the toughest thing.

Before we get to the golf, here are just a few of the nearby things to do:
  • Disneyland
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Ultrastar Fontana (movie theatres)
  • Ontario Mills (mall)
  • Victoria Gardens (mall)
  • and GOLF!

Here are some highly-rated golf courses within a few miles of downtown Fontana, California:

That is by no means the entire list of golf courses, not by a long-shot. Just some of the most highly rated according to

A NASCAR race is, contrary to popular belief, a great event for the entire family. One thing NASCAR has done is keep the sport family-friendly.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Maine: An Early Autumn Golf Destination

The beautiful mountains of western Maine provide an awe-inspiring setting during early fall. Moderate temperatures and fall foliage provide the backdrop for a great family vacation.

The Sugarloaf Golf Club and School in Sugarloaf, Maine, is unbeatable in New England for a golf break amid your vacation. The golf course, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design, provides a continuation of the same backdrop. It is also ranked #1 in New England's Top-100 Must Play Courses by New England Journal of Golf, in the Top-100 of America's Greatest Courses by Golf Digest, and the list goes on.

Children's activitites in the area include most notably the Carabassett Valley Antigravity Recreational Complex, with Maine's largest indoor skate bowl, street park, trampolines and rock climbing. Nearby Rangely Lake has ATV riding, boats, canoes, personal watercraft, fishing and tons more!

Give Maine a serious look during your family golf getaway planning.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Undiscovered Paradise, Brasstown Valley

Not even on the radar-screen of most golfers, or vacationers for that matter, is the Young Harris, Georgia, in north Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Most people haven't even heard of the Brasstown Valley Mountain Resort located there.

Suite Golf Travel is just beginning to explore this gorgeous location, but it appears that stellar accomodations, fantastic golf and tons of other great amenities are on the horizon. We will have more information in a few days, but expect a great overview. In the meantime, take a look for yourself at this link: Brasstown Valley Resort.

The golf course looks fabulous. Its ranked as one of the best in Georgia and the nation by Golf Digest. Who knew?

Monday, July 30, 2007

South Padre Island Golf

South Padre Island, Texas has developed into a popular vacation spot in the last several years. Everyone from families, to spring-breakers, to seniors enjoy the beautiful destination.

South Padre is also home to the South Padre Island Golf Club. Besides being simply a beautiful seaside course, the golf club has private instruction, group lessons, monthly golf clinics and the Landmark Land Junior Golf Academy.

Besides the golf, South Padre has lots of other things to do and lodging is plentiful. South Padre Island Vacation Rentals has a large selection of vacation homes, condominiums, and villas from which to choose. If hotels or resorts are more to your liking, there are plenty of those as well, from budget to luxury.

Beautiful scenery, beautiful sand and great golf make for a great getaway.

Sea Island, Georgia's Fabulous Golf

Sea Island and St. Simon's Island, Georgia was once the playground of the world's richest people. It has been said that at one time, early last century, one-sixth of the world's wealth was centered on those islands. Although it has become disbursed, they have retained the beaty and allure that brought people there in the first place. The golf is just as spectacular.

According to Golf, "recently ranked number one in Golf Digest's Best Golf Resorts in North America, the Sea Island Resort, situated on both Sea Island and St. Simons Island, Georgia boasts three 18-hole golf courses: Seaside, Plantation and Retreat." These courses each provide their own beauty and challenges and there's something for every golfer, including gators.

Yet, the golf is only the beginning. The Sea Island Resort will make you feel as though you are one of thewealthy people from long ago. You can choose as your lodging either The Cloister, The Lodge, The Cottages or Cabin Bluff, each with their own special feel and each fitting different needs.

Follow this link to the resort website and find out for yourselves how beautiful coastal Georgia can be.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Golf at Kings Island

One of the most entertaining family getaways is a visit to Paramount's Kings Island, a theme park near Cincinnati, Ohio. But, the park is only the beginning of the fun.

Recently voted the best theme park in the Midwest for families, Kings Island has something for the whole family. Nickelodeon Universe is for the wee ones and has 18 rides, a Dora the Explorer live show, and a great place to cool off in Sponge Bob's Bikini Bottom Bash. a

There are other live shows, tons of rides and great food, but the roller coasters are unequalled. From the new Firehawk to the old standard that many call the best coaster in the world, The Beast, which is the longest wooden roller coaster in the world.

For the golfers, there's the Golf Center at Kings Island. Featuring two Jack Nicklaus designed courses (the championship Grizzly and the family oriented Bruin), and a state of the art practice facility. The center is open to the public, but has all the feel and amenities of a country club: pro shop, locker room, restaurant, grille, sports bar, as well as meeting and banquet rooms.

A great place to stay near the park and the golf center is the Marriot Cincinnati Northeast. The hotel is well appointed. The rooms have brand new, large flat-screen TV's, and the beds are the most comfortable ever. The hotel's restaurant staff are also very much in tune to guest needs. Two pools and a fitness room add to the allure of the hotel. The Marriot Northeast is less than five miles from the park. It's also near all the shopping anyone could ever want to do.

Even though they're having a bad season, but coming on strong lately, taking in a Cincinnati Reds game is essential. The park is only about 20 miles from Great American Ballpark, home of the oldest professional baseball team, the Reds. Great American is something to behold.

Cincinnati has it all. The best part? It's close to Kentucky.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Golf in Alaska? Now's the Time!

Don't be so surprised. Summer is a great time of year in Alaska. Beautiful weather, long days and great golf.

Ranked as Golf Digest's Top-Rated Golf Course for Alaska for 2005-2006 was Eagleglen Golf Course in Elmendorf Afb, Alaska, near Anchorage. The course is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design an opened in 1971. According to player reviews, the scenery of the course is virtually unmatched and it is a course every level of player would enjoy.

Wouldn't some great golf go well with a memorable summer Alaskan cruise? Sure, it would. Pack the family and the sticks and head north!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Upscale Golf Travel Provider, Cork & Tee

In response to upscale travelers’ desires for more experiential and specialized travel, boutique travel provider CORK & TEE has launched its one-of-a-kind offering that blends the best of golf with behind-the-scenes wine and interactive culinary adventures.

The North Carolina-based company offers personalized independent itineraries to destinations worldwide for groups of two to 20 and will launch high-end packaged tours later in 2007.

CORK & TEE’s golf venues range from legendary courses including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews to hidden gems such as the Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California and Sandpines on the Oregon Coast. Additionally, the company has designed a broad range of experiential epicurean adventures. Examples range from private tastings at future cult wineries and food-wine pairing instruction to memorable winemaker dinners, as well as personalized cooking instruction.

Visit them at

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Cooperstown Baseball and Golf

Summertime was made for baseball, and golf. Plan a family trip to Cooperstown, New York and enjoy the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Ostega Hotel overlooking Lake Ostega and some great golf in the surrounding area.

Cooperstown is located east of Albany, New York. It won't be your typical urban visit to the Big Apple, but rather a largely rural getaway to the Empire State. Pack up the family and the clubs and visit this historic area.

The Leatherstocking Theatre and the Susquehanna Flight Park are two of the other activities you can choose from. Weather and scenery are beautiful this time of year.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Las Vegas TPC Golf and Spa Vacation Golf has featured two of Las Vegas' best "things to do" if you're a golfer in it's article Las Vegas Golf at Its Best. The article describes the JW Marriot Las Vegas Golf Resort and Spa and the TPC The Canyons golf course.

The JW Marriot is one of Las Vegas' most spectacular spas and a great destination for the entire family. It's only 18 minutes from the airport and has too many activities and amenities to list in full, but a few are its seven restaurants and lounges, an onsite casino, a fabulous spa, pools (which are particularly beautiful at sunset), over 500 elegant guest rooms and suites, and many nearby activities for everyone in the family. All that is in addition to the best golf anywhere, as the TPC The Canyons Course is located adjacent to the resort.

Las Vegas golf often gets overlooked amid the blinding lights of the city. A close look would show the golf to eclipse everything else. Give Vegas resorts and golf a look and forget about all the other nonsense.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Northern California Vineyards and Great Golf

Golfers looking for someone special to add to their afternoon foursome at The Course At Wente Vineyards, in Livermore, California, this summer might consider comic genius George Carlin, or the soulful Gladys Knight. They are among the headline performers included in the Tees & Tunes Package that combines golf with dinner and the sounds of the Concerts at Wente Vineyards.

The Concerts At Wente Vineyards, now in their 21st season, are known for unforgettable nights of stellar entertainment and fine dining. And new this year for select shows: a dance floor to move, groove and swing everything but your golf clubs. The Tees & Tunes Package is available for: July 24 (Gladys Knight), July 26 (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Aug. 8 (George Carlin) and Aug. 15 (UB40). The cost is $209 per person, up to a $65 savings for some acts. The Tees & Tunes Package is available only through the Wente Vineyards Box Office. Call (925) 456-2424.

Northern California has a lot to offer golfers, non-golfers and the whole family. Visit The Course at Wente Vineyards at

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Three Best Locations for an Autumn Golf Vacation

It seems like summer has just started, but fall is just a few weeks away. If you're planning a fall vacation, you'll find the best weather in these locations:

  1. Northern Ohio, United States - Although not typically a vacation hot-spot, the Cleveland area has a great golfing tradition. There are several courses to play and tons of other activities. The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper lists 117 golf courses in Northern Ohio. The weather will be turning a bit cooler, but that is always a good time to play.
  2. November is the rainy season for San Diego, California; however, the average one-inch of November rain typically comes mostly during only one or two days. As a result, chances for a rain-free golf outing are very good. The lack of rain and temperatures around 70°F will give the golf traveler the chance to play Torrey Pines Country Club, site of memorable PGA Tour events, or many other clubs and courses in the area.
  3. December weather in Sydney, Australia is spectacular. The beginning of the Australian summer sees daytime temperatures averaging 77°F/25°C. With more than 340 days per year without rain, you'll probably not see a single drop.

Of course, great golf can be found anywhere. If you're taking the family, just make sure there's lots of fun stuff to do.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ryder Cup Golf Packages

It is never too early to plan the family golf trip of a lifetime. As we mentioned in an earlier post, the Ryder Cup Matches return to the United States next year. They'll take place at Louisville, Kentucky's Valhalla Golf Club.

Suite Golf Travel has discovered a travel company, Premier Golf Classic Destinations, that has been the official travel company of the Ryder Cup. They offer tons of information and packages for a weekend or longer trip to the Ryder Cup next September.

Take a look at their website, get their brochure and give them a call to receive information about where to stay and what to do while in Louisville.

More as the matches get closer.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Pebble Beach Vacation for Mom and Dad

Situated on the Monterey Penninsula just south of San Francisco are the Pebble Beach Resorts. If mom and dad are looking for a great getaway, this could be the dream weekend.

The resorts, though not inexpensive, provide every, yes every, imaginable luxury in one of the most beautiful settings on the continent. As you travel along the famous 17-Mile Drive through the penninsula, you'll find the resorts: The Inn at Spanish Bay; The Lodge at Pebble Beach; and Casa Palmero. The amenities of each, as well as the accolades they have received, are too numerous to list. A visit to the Pebble Beach Resorts website will answer any questions and do the destination more justice than we can.

Golf on the penninsula is simply a dream. For most, Pebble Beach Golf Links, the Links at Spanish Bay, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Del Monte Golf Course would constitute a dream vacation.

There may not be a better golf and spa vacation.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Pinehurst Golf Resort, Great for Families

The Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina is home to one of golf's most famous courses and the fantastic resort that is it's home, Pinehurst Golf Resort.

In addition to the golf, the resort is a fantastic family destination. According to Pinehurst's Resort Services staff, they offer babysitting for the youngest, "The cost for 1 or 2 children is $20 per hour and increases with the number of children. There is a 4-hour minimum charge and the fee is billed to your room. The babysitters are certified and quite wonderful...We also have a KidsClub between Memorial Day and Labor Day (every day except Sunday) for children ages 3 - 12. The daily hours are 9am-4pm."

Family-friendly golf, called Family Fairways, a 200-acre lake for boating, Teen Adventure Camp, beach club, KidSpa, junior tennis and much more highlight a great time for the kids. Visit their website for the complete list of kids activities, as well as the tons of things mom and dad can do.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Top Five Kids Activities in Bradenton, Florida

While mom, dad or big brother is playing golf at Arnold Palmer's Legacy Golf Club, here are Five of the top things for the kids to do in the Bradenton area:

  1. Anclote River Park - The park encompasses nearly 30 acres and features fishing, picnic areas, pavilions and a playground for the little ones. A perfect natural escape.
  2. University of South Florida Sundome - This multi-purpose facility seats over 11,000 people and hosts nearly 300 events every year, so chances are you'll find a great event during your vacation. It has held U2, Sting and Santana concerts as well as numerous other events.
  3. Adventure Island - This 26-acre park at Tampa's Busch Gardens offers much to do for the kids. Open March to October, the park keeps varying hours that generally run from 10am-6pm daily. Hours change, however, so it's wise to check. Admission is $31.95 adults; $29.95 ages 3-9; however, you can camp for $15 per day. Adults will have just as much fund as the kids!
  4. Busch Gardens - Here, animals roam free and you are the outsider. Roller coasters, animals, rides, shopping, food, everything you'd expect from a first-rate theme park.
  5. Congo River Golf - A cool place to play miniature golf in view of a waterfall, feed the gators and play a variety of games in the arcade. A great way to spend the day. And gators, too!

With all these activities, the golfers don't have to feel guilty!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Family Trip to the 2008 Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup Matches return to the United States 2008. They take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky from September 16-21.

The Ryder Cup is one of the best golf events for kids who are developing a love of the game to see. More than just a tournament, the Ryder Cup Matches pit the greatest players in the game from the United States an Europe against one another in a team competition. They play not only for themselves, but also for their countries.

If you want tickets, visit the Ryder Cup homepage and get further information. In a nutshell, to get tickets, you have to enter a random draw. Of course, later you can probably pay a premium for them from ticket agencies.

There are lots of things to do for the whole family in the Bluegrass Area. The horse farms, Kentucky Kingdom, and U of L Football are all great options for the Louisville area. The golf is great too. There are numerous golf courses in the area. Kentucky's state parks are among the best in the nation and arre abundant across the state.

As the Ryder Cup approaches, look for more information here on things to do and places to play. In the meantime, visit and

A Kids Golf Vacation

A junior golfer on a family vacation often has a tough time. Most resorts and other courses cater to adults and frown on children attempting to play. The David Ledbetter Golf Academies (DLGA) can remedy that problem. In addition to their adult academies, they cater to kids.

Ledbetter Academies are located in several locations across the USA: Bradenton, Champions Gate and Naples, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Vail, Colorado; and Maui, Hawaii.

Conducive to family vacations, they offer weekly boarding and non-boarding programs, ranging in price from $1,395.00 to $1,630.00 per program. As you can see, your children need to really enjoy the game for the course to be worth the price, but the outcome could pay big dividends.

Another positive aspect to attending any of the DLGA locations is simply that, their location. All are in great vacation spots. Visit

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hilton Head for Women Golfers

Hilton Head Island has plenty of everything for mom or the girls on a weekend or week-long golf getaway.

Aside from the beautiful early summer weather, there is ample golf from which to choose. Whether you go for Harbor Town Golf Links in Sea Pines, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Palmetto Dunes, Gary Player's Hilton Head National, the Golf Club at Indigo Run, or any of the dozens of other area championship quality courses, you cannot loose.

Myrtle Beach calls itself the golf capital of the world due both to the quality and number of courses, but Hilton Head more than stacks up with it in both areas.

In addition to the golf, there are numerous great restaurants. Hilton Head has all the famous franchises. There are also notable local favorites. Hudson's, located near the entrance to the island, is a fantastic choice for seafood and steak. If you're looking for a great breakfast (anytime of day) or fabulous sandwiches, Signe's on Arrow Road is a can't miss.

Shopping is abundant throughout Hilton Head and in nearby Bluffton, with malls, Tanger Outlet centers and more local boutiques than you can possible get to.

Add to all that some great evening activities and you have a fabulous trip, centered around golf, of course.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Hilton Head Golf Vacation

Sitting in the condo in Hilton Head, South Carolina's Palmetto Dunes area during a breezy mid-June evening gives the golf traveler the sensation that there aren't too many better places in the South.

Palmetto Dunes has a Robert Trent Jones Course, an Arthur Hills Course and a George Fazio Course; all beautiful and fabulous tracks in their own rights. They are all also within just a few minutes of one another, and the beach.

The weather in Hilton Head this June, as during most years, is not too hot, nor is it too cold. The water is perfect and the kids are having a blast at the beach and pool. Hilton Head being a relatively small island, all the activities are well within driving, or biking, distance. Shelter Cove, which is only across the street, has fireworks on Tuesday evenings and lots of other activities for the kids.

Bring the family. It's worth the trip, no matter where you are.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Orlando Golf and Fun

Located in the midst of Orlando, Florida’s excitement, and only six miles from Walt Disney World, is the Reunion Resort & Club.

The list of amenities and luxuries will says it all:
  • Two Watson & Palmer designed Signature golf courses
  • A Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course
  • (Attention Kids!)Multi-level, on-site water park
  • Multiple neighborhood pools
  • Fitness center with bicycle and Segway® rentals
  • Cashless resort (just need your key card)
  • Tip-less (all tips are included)
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet, in-room safe and daily newspaper
  • Resort-wide transportation service
  • Special events and much, much more.

Guests of the resort can choose from luxuriously appointed 1-,2-, or 3-bedroom villas or multi-bedroom homes. The best part is that golf packages start at around $325 per night. For such great golf, amenities, activities and beautiful accommodations, along with all the great kid-friendly sites in and around Orlando, the price is right!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Go Ahead, Rent Golf Clubs When You Get There

When you’re on a family vacation, it’s not always prudent to pack your big ole golf bag. The kids have their stuff, the spouse has his/her stuff, and they’re the priority. Right? Right.

Not to worry. You can rent great clubs when you arrive at your destination. Just don’t look in the traditional places, the resort or golf club. If you do, you’ll be paying more than you should.

A Hilton Head Island vacation will provide plenty of opportunity for golf. Many of the courses provide rental clubs at upwards of $25 to $50 per round; however, if you look to some of the areas golf equipment retail stores or sporting goods stores, you can get a much better deal.

Golf Outfitters, a Hilton Head golf store, offers complete golf club set rental for $25 per day or $100 per week. With Golf Outfitters, you can choose from a variety of new, used and demo sets. Golf Headquarters rents generic club sets for $20 per day and $10 for each day thereafter. (Source:

So, don’t let the golf courses you play hit you for more money than they already get. Spend the money you save on a new boogie board for the kids.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Top Five San Diego Attractions for the Kids

While you're hitting the fabulous golf links in the San Diego area, there are a number of attractions the kids will enjoy. Here are our top-five places for the kids to visit during a San Diego family getaway.
  1. San Diego Zoo - Arguably the most famous zoo in the world, and rightly so. It's home to over 4,000 exotic animals and beautiful botanical displays. Admission is relatively cheap; $21 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 11.
  2. Sea World Adventure Park - Kids of all ages will enjoy this spectacular display of aquatic life. Pet the dolphins, visit Atlantis or watch Shamu (and get soaked).
  3. Ultrazone - Wow! A 4,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena. The older kids will get all the excitement they can handle here.
  4. Miramar Speed Circuit Indoor Cart Racing - Also for the adventuresome. These go-carts can travel up to 40 mph.
  5. Disneyland Resort - What visit to Southern California would be complete without a visit to the place we all know and love.

This only scratches the surface of the array of activities for adults and kids. With so many places to visit, stay, shop and eat, it could be easy to forget about the golf!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Family Golf Getaway to Florida's Gulf Coast

How about a Florida golf getaway with more activities for the kids than you can imagine?

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on northwest Florida's Gulf Coast near Destin, is possibly the best choice you can make year round.

First, the golf. The resort, which has been listed in Golf Magazine’s Top 75 Golf Resorts in America, has four courses; Raven Golf Club (home to the Champions Tour Boeing Championship), Burnt Pine Golf Club; Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Course. The courses were designed by some of the foremost golf architects and present a challenge to any golfer.

For the kids, there’s any number of activities that will keep them entertained for several days. The younger kids and teens will enjoy Euro Bungy, the rock wall, Jolee Island (a pirate ship playground, junior tennis, junior golf and much more. The teens will find the weekly free concerts are a happening place to meet friends and listen to great tunes. With different hangouts and a numerous scheduled activities, all of your kids will be glad you decided on the Sandestin Resort.

If shopping is the thing, there are tons of specialty boutiques and shops nearby the resort. There’s also the Silver Sands Factory Stores, the Southeast’s largest outlet center. Silver Sands has over 100 specialty designer shops and name brand factory stores. If you can’t find in Destin, it can’t be found.

If you want to find other things to do in the area, assuming you have time, here are some pre-planned ideas.

Believe us, you can’t go wrong with the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The kids will love you for it, and you’ll love the golf.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Family, Fun and Golf in Hershey, PA

The whole family will have some great memories of your golf trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania's Hershey Lodge.

The Hershey Lodge offers something for everyone in the family. First, the golf.

Guests have access to Hershey Country Club. Golf enthusiasts may recall that Ben Hogan was the head professional at Hershey C.C. from '41 to '50. The club has three courses of varying design and character.

If more of a family golf setting is what you need, there is also a local nine-hole course perfect for mom, dad and the kids.

The Lodge, and Hershey itself, has lots for the kids to do. At the Lodge, kids can enjoy the pool, gameroom, playground and a "Dive-In" Movie during the summer months. Guests of the hotel also receive special deals on tickets to Hersheypark, the area's main attraction.

Guests also have access to The Spa at the Hotel Hershey, a full-service spa that allows guests to be pampered with every modern luxury. From a variety of spa treatments to fitness activities, the list of possibilities is almost endless.

Rates at the Hershey Lodge start around $279 and can go to around $550 during the peak summer season. There are also several golf, golf and spa and spa getaway packages.

This is simply a can't loose golf and spa vacation.

In the alternative, here is a great Hershey family fun trip that includes a little golf and a lot of fun. offers multiple ideas for trips to the Hershey area.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Kid Friendly Lodging Near the U.S. Open!

Even at this late date, with the U.S. Open starting on next Thursday, family-friendly lodging can still be found in the Pittsburgh/Oakmont area.

If you are looking for facilities with child care, your choices are limited. Extremely limited. Don't fret, because Suite Golf Travel has located at least one great hotel with what you need.

Pittsburgh's Wyndham Garden Hotel-University Place, offers a great place to stay for the traveling family. If the children are too small to spend a day or multiple days at the U.S. Open, the Wyndham Garden Hotel offers child care services. Rates run from $269 per night during the week of June 11-17.

It is located near the center of Pittsburgh, only a short distance from the U.S. Open location in Oakmont, a suburb of Pittsburgh.

It would be a good idea to contact the hotel a soon as possible if you want to make the Open and take the family. There are a few other reputable places to stay in Pittsburgh during U.S. Open week, but not with everything the family needs.

If the spouse and children don't particularly like golf, has some fantastic ideas for things to do in the Pittsburgh area. While you're at the Open, you'll know they're having fun!

Friday, June 1, 2007

A Toddler Golf Vacation on Hilton Head Island

Who says you can't have a golf vacation when you have toddlers? Check out these four great resorts and hotels on fabulous Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, all of which offer excellent childcare.
  1. Hilton Head Marriot Beach and Golf Resort - Five championship golf courses, 25 tennis courts, four on-site restaurants, high-speed Internet connectivity. Highly rated by both guests and experts. Around $200 to $250 per night.
  2. Hilton Oceanfront Resort - Easy access to all of Hilton Head's fabulous golf courses, corporate and fitness facilities, parasailing, tennis, and all in a luxurious setting. Around $150 to $200 per night.
  3. Crowne Plaza Resort - Overwhelmingly recommended as perfect for families. The amenities are plentiful: again, fabulous golf; tennis; high-speed Internet; and much more. All in an upscale environment. Around $150 to $200 per night.
  4. Daufuskie Island Resort and Spa - All the great courses of the Hilton Head area are nearby. Daufuski, adjacent to Hilton Head, still a bit unknown, which makes it a more serene getaway. The resort has all the amenities one could want, and it is highly rated by guests. Around $200 to $250 per night.

For more ideas on traveling with toddlers and children, not just on a golf vacation, visit's Traveling with Toddlers page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

TPC Sawgrass: Jacksonville Golf for the Family

What golfer wouldn't like to play TPC Sawgrass, the golf course home of the American PGA TOUR's Players Championship? None. If they don't want to, they can't really call themselves "golfers."

At first glance, a golfer with a family wouldn't give a serious thought to spending hard-earned vacation time to travel and play Sawgrass. After all, what's in Jacksonville, Florida for the kids and spouse to do anyway?

Well, a lot!

While exploring the Jacksonville area, Suite Golf Travel found, through's Jacksonville information, that the area has tons of activities for the kids, great places to stay for any budget, and fabulous golf. We were more than pleasantly surprised that the whole family could enjoy a short golf break or an full-fledged vacation.

Recommended place to stay: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Kid Friendly Golf and Spa!

Whether you have an infant, a toddler, 8-year old, or 38-year old, the Glenmoor Golf and Country Club in Canton, Ohio will provide you with an unforgettable vacation.

First, the golf course has the distinction of being a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. It is fantastic!

Second, the club has a wonderful spa and is in a gorgeous setting near lots of attractions for the family (Pro Football Hall of Fame, Classic Car Museum, Hoover Center).

Third, the club has childcare!

For more child friendly help, visit They have some great information!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Golf Travel

If you know where to look, a golf getaway or golf vacation can include the whole family. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a fabulous place for everyone, including the golfer.

If your spouse doesn’t play and doesn’t understand why anyone would want to chase a little ball around a big field, Myrtle Beach offers more fabulous accommodations, spas, resorts, beaches and shopping in one geographic location than anywhere on the United States’ Eastern Seaboard.
The kids won’t be able to decide what to do next! There are so many activities that they couldn’t possibly do everything in a month.

The golf? Dozens of championship courses dot the Grand Strand. Courses designed by every big name in the course design hall of fame can be found in the Myrtle Beach area. The hardest thing will be deciding which to play.

Take a look at what Myrtle Beach has to offer at

Friday, May 25, 2007

Suite Golf Travel

There are so many fantastic choices in golf courses to play and visit. Knowing that fact, how can we choose?

There are historic courses, famous courses, professional tournament venues, beautiful courses, ones near popular attractions, and on into infinity.

Suite Golf Travel will begin the astronomical undertaking of scouring the world to sort out the best places to play and visit. We'll include the nuts-n-bolts of travel tips, what to expect, when to go and everything else imaginable.

We can't wait. Hope you can't either.

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