Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Speaking of Golf In Orlando is offering a 5-Night package called "The Recession Beater" that looks like a fantastic winter golf getaway.

At rates starting at $336 per golfer, you get five rounds of golf, one at each of these Orlando golf courses:
  • Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club
  • Stoneybrook Golf Club
  • Eastwood Golf Club
  • Diamondback Golf Club
  • The Golf Club at Bridge Water

All courses are located within a short driving distance from the hotel.

Also, five nights accomodations at the Quality Inn Plaza, Orlando, which has a very respectable AAA rating of 3.0. The hotel has over 1,000 guest rooms, three outdoor pools, video game rooms, business center, on-site restaurants and much more. According to, it is located near Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, and Wet 'N Wild. Kids with an adult get free breakfast and dinner buffets at the hotel.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

College Football Coaches Tee It Up at Reynolds Plantation

You won't see any good golf there, but you'll see a great destination golf course; Reynolds Plantation. Golf Vacation Insider describes tomorrow's event featuring college football coaches. Should be fun to watch,