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Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island
Spa-Golf Special Getaway Package: Each guest receives one round of golf per day with cart on the Oak Marsh or Ocean Links courses, or one fifty-minute spa treatment. Oak Marsh is a fine example of Pete Dye's Harbour Town–era style, while Ocean Links is short but breezy. The private Long Point is available to guests for greens-fee play. From $332 to $432 per night. Available through March 4, 2006. aipfl.com; 888-261-6161
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Miami
Blue Monster Package: one round each on the Blue Monster, Great White, Red, Gold and Silver courses; breakfast daily; golf clinic; unlimited range access. The Tiger-Phil showdown back in March only added to Doral's half-century-long status as a Florida icon. Five courses and a Jim McLean golf school make it a great bet, as usual. $391 per person, per night. Three-night minimum stay. doralresort.com; 800-713-6725
The Fairmont Turnberry IsleResort & Club
Aventura
Birdies & Backrubs Package: for the golfer, unlimited greens fees; for the spa lover, one sixty-minute treatment daily; full privileges at the Willow Stream Spa and private Ocean Club. Two layouts, the North and South, from Robert Trent Jones Sr. The South is the more testing—no scorecard is safe until the final putt on the island-green par-five eighteenth. $340 per person, per night through December 21. Two-night minimum stay. fairmont.com/turnberryisle; 800-327-7028
La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
Naples
Golf & Sand Package: two nights in a beachfront or coastal-view guest room; one round of golf per day with cart; complimentary beach chairs and umbrella. With tee times spaced at ten-minute intervals, you won't feel rushed at La Playa. Which is good—you'll want to take in the lush, idyllic scenery of Bob Cupp's design. $409 for Bay View rooms; $479 for beachfront. Available through December 23. laplayaresort.com; 800-237-6883
Marco Beach Ocean Resort Marco Island Snowbird Holiday: A boat tour of the Everglades' Ten Thousand Islands (rich with migratory birds) is complemented by a round of golf for two or a Swedish massage. Perfect for birders seeking exotic additions to their lists, with great Naples-area golf in the bargain. Fiddler's Creek, a private Arthur Hills design, is among the state's most underrated. $2,600 for three nights in a one-bedroom suite. Available from December 22 to April 23. marcoresort.com; 800-260-5089
Ocean Hammock Resort
Palm Coast
Signature Golf Package: Ocean-view accommodations at the Lodge (a quiet, twenty-room retreat) and eighteen holes on the Nicklaus signature course. Of the hundreds of courses in Florida, few offer oceanfront scenery comparable to the Nicklaus course's at Ocean Hammock. The finishing four holes are especially dramatic. $269 per person,per night. Available weeknights through January 31. oceanhammock.com; 888-707-0946
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Orlando
One-Stop Shop Packages: The launch of a new web site allows guests to customize their visits—everything from lodging and rental cars to tee times and spa treatments. The world HQ of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy is prime turf for star sightings, as are the two Greg Norman–designed courses, the National and the International. Three-night web specials range from $382 to $568. Prices vary for customized packages. omnichampionsgategolf.com; 866-453-4653
Reunion Resort & Club
Reunion
Palmer Golf Package: 36 holes with cart per day; full breakfast; luxury accommodations in a four-bedroom home with private pool; all taxes and gratuities included. A nice opportunity to do the buddy trip in style. Reunion features signature courses from Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, with a third from Jack Nicklaus debuting early in 2006. $591 per person, through January 1; $669 January 2 to February 15. Prices based on two-night stay. reunionresort.com; 888-418-9610
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Destin
Stay & Play Golf Package: lodging at the Village; daily golf with cart at the Links (other courses cost a small surcharge); unlimited use of the practice facility and health club. Four courses, including Rees Jones's Burnt Pine. Sandestin is on the Panhandle coast, so its high and low seasons differ from the rest of Florida's. A very affordable winter choice. $112 per person, per night, through February 15. sandestin.com; 800-270-0427
Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach
TPC Deluxe Golf Package: lodging and breakfast; complimentary club storage; one round of golf on the TPC Valley course (Stadium course is available for a $52 surcharge). No bells and whistles on this offering—it's a golf deal, plain and simple. But we have to ask: Who on earth would blink at paying an extra $52 to take on number seventeen? $465 per night for a double, through November 19; $435 from November 28. sawgrassmarriott.com; 800-457-4653
The Westin InnisbrookGolf Resort
Tampa
Diamond Golf Package: unlimited golf with cart, including two rounds on the Copperhead course; daily golf clinics; $65 dinner allowance at Innisbrook's restaurants. Four courses, including the Copperhead, home to the PGA Tour's Chrysler Championship. Kids, meanwhile, will find endless fun on the waterslides of the three-acre Loch Ness Pool. $499 per person,per night, through January 18. Three-night minimum stay. westin-innisbrook.com; 877-752-1480
World Golf Village
St. Augustine
Golfer's Dream Come True Package: four nights at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort; private one-hour lesson at the PGA Tour Golf Academy; two rounds of golf. Rounds at the King & Bear (codesigned by Palmer and Nicklaus) and Slammer & Squire (Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen) spotlight just some of the legends at golf's Cooperstown. $554 per person, based on double occupancy. wgv.com; 800-948-4653

For more package deals, visit tlgolf.com. *details accurate at press time but subject to change. Blackout dates may apply.

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