PlaceLa Jolla, California
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Signature Partner: two nights in the Craftsman-style Lodge at Torrey Pines, on the South Course’s eighteenth; two rounds on either the North Course or the South, both originally designed by William Bell Sr.; daily breakfast
The North is tamer than its more storied counterpart, which has become slower and less penal than it played during the historic U.S. Open in June. That will be a blessing if you find yourself on eighteen needing to sink a putt as clutch as Tiger’s was.
From $1,695 per room, available year round
Pebble Beach, California
Pebble Beach Resorts
Ultimate Stay and Play: three nights at the timeless Lodge at Pebble Beach; one round on Pebble Beach Golf Links (which is gearing up to host the 2010 U.S. Open), Spyglass Hill Golf Course and the Links at Spanish Bay
The epitome of American golf resorts offers some of the nation’s best seaside holes. Unforgettable moments abound on all three of these courses, possibly none greater than the stroll up eighteen at Pebble, one of the most stirring walks in golf.
From $4,400 per person, available through March 31
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Deluxe Golf: one night in the recently opened Lodge; one round per person on either course, Mountain View or Lake View; use of the Twin Oaks practice facility; admission to the resort’s gardens; breakfast and dinner
Both courses are the work of Dick Wilson, with the tighter Mountain View—host of the Buick Challenge for twelve years—being the stronger of the two. Lake View is about a thousand yards shorter but demands precision, particularly in your approach shots.
From $539 per room per night, available until December 31