updated 5/1/2008 12:07:47 PM ET 2008-05-01T16:07:47

You can take a swing at a PGA-course in Palm Beach or a Nicklaus design in Colorado, tee off with scenic views of the Rio Grande Valley in Santa Fe, birdie by the sea in Rockport, or putt with your girlfriends in Naples.


Naples, from $179 per room
When you book the Girlfriends Getaway package at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, you'll get two reserved beach chairs, complimentary greens fees at the resort's championship golf course, unlimited playing time on six tennis courts, access to the resort's spa and fitness center (exercise room, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room), valet parking, and afternoon tea and cookies at 4 p.m. daily. Overdo it on the course? You can add a therapeutic massage for $100 per person or simply relax on your furnished balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Rates start at $179 per room per night.

When: May 27-Sept. 30, 2008.

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Does not include 10 percent room tax.

Contact: 800/237-7600, naplesbeachhotel.com

Palm Beach Gardens, from $198 per room
For the golfing family, the PGA National Resort and Spa is offering the Unlimited Family Fun Fore All package. Your stay includes unlimited golf for adults on a green that has hosted more golf tournaments, including the Honda Classic, than any other in the country. You also get range balls, breakfast daily, and one 30-minute golf clinic per family. Kids will be treated to two Cubs Club morning sessions, where they'll participate in outdoor games, swimming, crafts, and more with professional staff. (Note that the clinic and the Cubs Club sessions are valued at about $180.) Kids under 12 can also play golf for free with an adult after 2 p.m., and they receive half-price meals. Plus, spa services are 20 percent off. Rates start at $198 per room per night, which comes to $396 for the required two-night stay.

When: May 1-Sept. 30, 2008.

Details: Based on availability; no single supplement. Up to four people per room (kids stay free with parents). Two-night minimum stay required. Does not include 11.5 percent room tax or resort fee of $18 per day.

Contact: 800/633-9150, pgaresort.com.

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Trinidad, from $198 per room
Reap the benefits of the newly opened Cougar Canyon Golf Resort Community with the Stay and Play package. First, play 18 holes of golf on the championship links-style course, created by Nicklaus Design. Take in views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Spanish Peaks on the 72-par course. Then spend the night either at the La Quinta Inn & Suites (opening May 19) or the Quality Inn in the old mining town of Trinidad in southern Colorado—both are just a few minutes from the course. Rates start at $198 per room per night. In comparison, consider that two people would normally spend $138 each to play a round of 18 holes; for an extra $60, this package covers accommodations as well.

When: Through Dec. 31, 2008.

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Does not include cart fee ($15 per person) or room tax of 10 percent.

Contact: 719/422-7015, cougarcanyonliving.com.

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Rockland, from $378 per room
After reserving the Stay & Play Vacation package at Samoset Resort in Rockport, you'll be treated to a night in the newly refurbished guest rooms. You can enjoy the 32-inch flat screen (watching Tiger, perhaps?) and complimentary wireless Internet, and all 178 rooms also have a balcony or terrace. Samoset's championship-quality course has seaside views, and you'll get to try out it yourself thanks to the included 18-hole round of golf with a cart for two. After your invigorating round, tuck into dinner for two at Marcel's, which features a 300-bin wine list. Rates start at $378 per room per night. (Rates are usually $229 per night, and 18 holes of golf will normally set you back $220. With this package, you'll save $71 and get dinner for two.)

When: May 1-Oct. 31, 2008.

Details: Based on availability and double occupancy; no single booking. Does not include 7 percent room tax or gratuities.

Contact: 800/341-1650, samosetresort.com.

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Santa Fe, from $379 per room
Put your best swing forward with the Golf Getaway package at the 134-room Inn and Spa at Loretto, whose look was inspired by the Taos Pueblo, a national historic landmark. You'll play two rounds of golf (cart included) at the Black Mesa Golf Club, in the Santa Clara Pueblo just north of Santa Fe. This is a challenging course with the Rio Grande Valley as a gorgeous backdrop. You'll fuel up in the morning with a complimentary breakfast for two at the inn. Rates start at $379 per room per night. Consider that the regular room price is $299 and one round of golf with a cart at Black Mesa normally costs $77 (for a total of $376). For an extra $3, this package provides a second round of golf.

When: Through Oct. 31, 2008.

Details: Based on double occupancy; no single supplement. Does not include 15 percent room tax.

Contact: 800/727-5531, innatloretto.com.

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