A few rounds on the green don't have to put you in the red! Read on for the Real Deals.
Tobago, $113 per person per night
The 200-room Hilton Tobago Golf & Spa Resort, whose sprawling grounds encompass a mangrove forest and a 5,000-foot private beach, is offering a Golf Getaway package with three nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, two rounds of golf per person (valued at $170), and transfers to and from the resort's 18-hole, par-72 Plantations golf course. (Be assured that the hotel weathered Hurricane Felix without any damage.) Rates start at $113 per person per night with a three-night minimum stay.
When: Through Feb. 29, 2008.
Details: Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $157. Taxes are an additional 12 percent. The package rate represents savings of 27 percent.
Horseshoe Bay, Tex., $117 per person per night
The Waters at Horseshoe Bay Resort in central Texas (about 45 miles from Austin) has put together an Unlimited Golf Getaway featuring accommodations in a one-, two-, or three-bedroom villa, buffet breakfast daily, and unlimited tee times on any of the resort's three golf courses, as well as shared carts, driving range access, club cleaning and storage, and shuttle service to and from the greens. Rates start at $117 per person per night, based on double occupancy and one golfer, and at $154 per person per night, based on double occupancy and two golfers.
When: Ongoing based on availability.
Details: Taxes are an additional 6 percent. Based on double occupancy. The package rate represents savings of 50 percent, and the amount of savings increases with each round of golf played. (Consider that a typical green's fee with cart for 18 holes is priced at $110.)
Contact: 830-598-0372 or 800-452-5330, horseshoebaymarriott.com.
Hardyston, N.J., $197 per person per night
The Golf, Spa & Stay package includes a one-night stay at the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort and a one-hour massage or facial at Elements Spa, plus 18 holes of golf with a cart, unlimited range use, continental breakfast daily, and access to Minerals Sports Club. Rates are from $197 per person per night.
When: Through Nov. 30, 2007.
Details: Taxes are an additional 15 percent. Based on double occupancy. The package represents savings of up to $50 per person.
Contact: 973-827-5996, crystalgolfresort.com.
Marco Island, Fla., $279 per person per night
The Ultimate Golf package includes accommodations in a room with a balcony at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, a $100 gift certificate to the on-site restaurant Kurrents, a choice of three days of unlimited golf at The Rookery at Marco Island or three days of instruction at the Faldo Golf School, and a custom-fit Callaway X-460 Titanium Driver that will be shipping to each guest's home address (valued at $300). Rates start at $279 per person per night, based on a three-night minimum stay.
When: Through Sept. 30, 2007.
Details: Based on double occupancy. Taxes are an additional 10 percent. Use promotional code G4X when booking. The package price represents savings of 25 percent.
Contact: 800-438-4373, marriott.com/mrkfl.
Wickenburg, Ariz., $309 per person per night
The Rancho de los Caballeros, a historic ranch in the Sonoran Desert with 79 rooms, a pool, a full-service spa, tennis courts, and surrounding hiking and hiding trails, is also home to an award-winning golf course. The ranch's Unlimited Golf package includes accommodations, unlimited golf time (as promised) at Los Caballeros Golf Club, and three meals daily. Rates start at $309 per person per night, with a three-night minimum.
When: Oct. 8, 2007-May 12, 2008.
Details: Taxes are an additional 7 percent. The package price represents savings of up to $141 per person for the three-night stay. Based on double occupancy.
Contact: 800-684-5030, sunc.com.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, $326 per person per night
The oceanfront resort Dreams Los Cabos, about a 10-minute drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, will give a free round of golf and a 20 percent discount on additional rounds to guests booking a three-night stay in a Governor's Suite this fall. The all-inclusive stay covers all meals, drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), and a variety of activities such as beach volleyball, movies on the beach, yoga, and kids' camping. Rates at the Cabo Real Golf Course are $180 for an 18-hole round through October 14 and then $226 through December 26. All-inclusive suite rates start at $326 per person per night. Note that there is a shuttle service to downtown Cabo available for $6.
When: Through Oct. 26, 2007; add $93 for Oct. 27-Dec. 21.
Details: Taxes of 13 percent are included. Based on double occupancy.
Contact: 866-237-3267, dreamsresorts.com.
This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.