9 Golf Getaways That Don't Cost a "Fore"-tune
Last year you got your father a pack of golf balls, the year before a golf club cover shaped like a parrot (he likes birds!), and the year before that you got him a novelty golf tee. It's time to string all those past Father's Day gifts into one grand meaningful present that will make him think you've been planning this for years: a golfing vacation.
We've found deals to suit every budget so that you can really treat your dad this year. Plus, next year you can go back to giving him golf balls while reminding him of what an awesome gift you got him this year.
9 Golfing Getaway Bargains
PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL
Take your dad to the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, FL (from $109 per night, a low by $70, expires June 11). This resort has five courses, designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, which can accommodate all skill levels. Florida is home to the PGA headquarters, so standards are high, and the PGA National Resort is given the distinction of hosting the PGA Tour's Honda Classic on the Champion course each spring. If you want your father to play on this pro-course, be sure to book from September on (it's closed June to August for upgrading).
Indian Palms Country Club in Indio, CA
If your budget is modest, you can still treat your dad to a great getaway with a stay at the Indian Palms Country Club in Indio, CA (from $55 per night, a low by $24; expires June 10). Three 9-hole courses are set against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, and are designed to test accuracy rather than strength and distance. The resort's signature hole is the 301-yard par-4 fifth hole on the Mountain Nine – featuring a challenging island green.
Wynn Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV
Why not up the ante on a golfing getaway by combining it with the glitz and excitement of Vegas? Book your dad in for a stay at the Wynn Las Vegas (from $151, a low by $104; expires June 12). The Wynn would be a great place to stay, even if you weren't a golfing fanatic - it is ranked in the Top 10 Hotels in Vegas by Trip Advisor. But on top of that it's also home to the only golf course on The Strip. The course was designed by Steve Wynn and Tom Fazio (Fazio has been voted 'Golf Course Architect of the Year' five years in a row by by Golf Course News) and has ambitiously transformed desert terrain into lush greens. Plus complimentary clubs by Callaway and shoes by Foot Joy are always provided if your dad doesn't want to bring his own.
Charleston Harbor Resort in Charleston, SC
Is your father more of a history buff than a gambling man? Check out the Charleston Harbor Resort in Charleston, SC (from $438.60, a low by $3; expires June 10). It's located next to Patriots Point Links. This course was designed by Willard Byrd and sits on the edge of Charleston Harbor, with views of the city, Fort Sumter (the starting place of the American Civil War), and ships arriving from all over the world.
Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda
If you thought this would be a list of the best places to play golf, you thought right! The Turtle Hill Golf Club next to the Fairmont Southampton is literally one of the "Best Places to Play Golf" according to Golf Digest. With views of the Atlantic Ocean, lush sub-tropical surroundings, elevation changes, and strong coastal winds, it was also voted in the Top Five par 3 courses in the world by Golf Magazine. Book this 3-Night Flight and Hotel Package for Two (from $1566.90, a low by $325; expires June 30) and Mom can go along too - unless you decide your short game needs some practice!
Secrets Golf & Spa Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico
If you really want to get into your dad's good books, then check out this All-Inclusive Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort 7-Night Flight and Hotel Package for Two in Los Cabos, Mexico (from $2356.18, a low by $1,324; expires July 3). Secrets is a top-rated resort with a 91% TripAdvisor rating.It's next to the only "composite" course in the area, with two different 9-hole courses designed by golfing heroes Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. The courses feature ocean-front holes, changes in elevation, and breathtaking vistas. After a hard day's putting, your pop can unwind at the resort's world-class spa and think about what a great kid you are and how he's finally ready to forgive you for crashing his car.
Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, HI
Hawaii has long been a golfer's paradise, so send your father on this incredible 5-night stay at the Turtle Bay Resort in North Shore, Oahu (from $960, a low by $116; expires June 10). The resort has two 18-hole championship courses, designed by Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer, with sublime views over the coastline on Oahu's fabled North Shore. But don't let the idyllic scenery fool you, there's still a challenge in these courses - the signature seventeenth hole on the Palmer course ends on a plateau 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean. FORE!
Captain's Quarters Family and Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach is another world-famous golfing destination, with an ideal climate and serene scenery. Book your father in at the Captain's Quarters Family and Golf Resort (from $65, a low by $13; expires June 30), where he'll be surrounded by so many incredible courses he won't know where to start. So we'll tell him: The Captain's Quarters offers exclusive member privileges to The Dunes, continually ranked as the number one golf course in Myrtle Beach. If he's still eager for more, the King's North course at Myrtle Beach National is famous for it's Hole 3 sand trap, shaped like South Carolina, and the 40 sand traps guarding the fairway on the 18th hole.
Jetsetter Golf Hotel Father's Day Sale
If you want to find even more deals, check out this Jetsetter's Father's Day Sale. Jetsetter discounts 10 golf hotels worldwide as part of its Father's Day Sale (from $94 per night, a low by $70; expires June 12). Destinations include Florida, Canada, Italy, and Thailand.
We hope you've found a golfing getaway that suits your father to a "tee," but if you want to keep looking at the amazing getaway deals we've found, be sure to check out our weekly travel deals for car rental deals, discounted cruises, bargain hotel stays, and vacation packages.