Go Baby, GO!

The miracle of sea turtle nesting and hatching has begun, and I have first-hand experience. Years ago, I was part of the volunteer turtle team at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Starting about now, staff and volunteers patrol the beaches in the early-morning, looking for tracks of females who had made their way to shore to lay hundreds of eggs at a time. Continue reading “Go Baby, GO!”

golf travlin’ deals

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updated Dec. 18, 2013

Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

  • Fore the Love of Golf: package includes complimentary day of unlimited golf at Bahia Beach Golf Course, 20% discount at Zen Spa, 10% discount off Avis Car Rental (AWD# H611700) and 25% off Callaway Golf Club rental at Bahia Beach Golf Course. Valid through December 2013; minimum two-night stay required. Rates from $285/night.

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa

  • Ultimate Golf Package: includes overnight accommodations, two rounds of golf per day (one round day of arrival, departure), daily breakfast buffet, daily lunch and more. Rates from $344/night; minimum two-night stay. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Mexico

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

  • Golf Getaway: package includes overnight accommodations, one 18-hole round of golf daily with a shared cart and caddie, daily sports lunch box, three-course dinner with wine pairing and unlimited beverage package daily. Rates from $249/person/night; minimum two-night stay. Valid through December 31, 2013.

North America

Arizona

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

  • Ultimate Golf Package: includes overnight accommodations, unlimited golf each day for one golfer and more. Rates from $174/night. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Florida

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando)

  • 2013 Bay Hill Bucket List Golf Package: includes accommodations in a lodge guestroom, full breakfast, and choice of one round of championship golf or a soothing spa treatment. Rates from $171-$263/person/night. Valid through December 2013.

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge (Amelia Island)

  • 3-Night Golf Package: includes three nights’ oceanfront accommodations, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFI, beach equipment, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres and a round of golf at Amelia River Golf Club and North Hampton Golf Club. Rates from $1,484.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

  • Stay & Play Package: one round of golf for just $100 and second round free at Ocean Links, or Oak Marsh, with a two-night stay.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

  • Beaches and Bunkers Golf Package: includes overnight stay in coastal view accommodation, breakfast for two (restaurant or in-room), two rounds of golf at The Golf Club of Amelia Island or The Golf Club of North Hampton, and more. Rates from $649/night. Valid through December 31, 2013.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach)

  • Dye’s Duo Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium and one round of golf on Dye’s Valley, transportation to golf courses, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations, and breakfast. Rates from $304/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • The PLAYERS Stadium Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, commemorative 17th Hole bag tag, luxury accommodations and breakfast. Rates from $349/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • Sawgrass Golf Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Course, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations and breakfast. Rates from $269/person/night. Valid through December 2013.
  • Sawgrass Golf & Spa Experience: package includes one round of golf on TPC Sawgrass’ Dye Course, Sawgrass Spa 50-minute signature treatment, transportation to golf course, golf bag storage, luxury accommodations, breakfast. Rates from $489/person/night. Valid through December 2013.

Turnberry Isle Miami

  • Unlimited Golf: package includes overnight accommodations, one 18-hole round of golf per night’s stay, green fees, cart fees and forecaddie fees, unlimited use of practice facilities, golf club storage, daily buffet breakfast, overnight valet parking and more. Rates from $449/night.

Hawaii

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club (Oahu)

  • Stay and Play Golf Package: includes three-night oceanfront accommodations, four rounds of golf and roundtrip transportation to golf course. Rates from $270/night. Valid January 3, 2014 – December 22, 2014.

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

  • ProPlay II Golf Package: includes three nights’ accommodations, three rounds of golf with cart, welcome cocktail, oyster roast, daily breakfast, complimentary daily lunch and more. Valid through June 1, 2014. Rates from $234/person.

Sea Pines Resort

  • Harbour Town Tour Experience: package includes two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast, round of golf on Harbour Town Golf Links (walking caddie, lunch during round, practive area with customized name plate, complimentary range balls, one-hour pro instruction prior to the round and first-tee introduction) and bonus round at Heron Point. Rates from $1080/golfer (May 21 – September 23 and November 26  – March 17) and $1210/golfer (March 18 – May 20 and September 24 – November 3). Valid year-round.

Texas

NYLO Hotels (Las Colinas, Plano, or South Side [Dallas])

  • Stay and Play: package includes one night’s stay, one round of golf at Old American Golf Club, and complimentary yardage book, water, snacks and pro-shop gift. Rates from $213/night/player. Code NYLO Stay and Play.