Lodges We Love | T+L Golf

Lodges We Love | T+L Golf

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© Steve Uzzell
© Steve Uzzell
© Steve Uzzell
Comfortable yet grand, these are eight of the best accommodations in golf

PlaceLa Jolla, California

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Deal

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 Golf

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.

Price

From $1,695 per room, available year round

Contact

lodgetorreypines.com, 858-453-4420

Place

Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Resorts

The Deal

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 Golf

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.

Price

From $4,400 per person, available through March 31

Contact

pebblebeach.com, 866-226-5442

Place

Pine Mountain, Georgia

Callaway Gardens

The Deal

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

The Golf

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.

Price

From $539 per room per night, available until December 31

Contact

callawaygardens.com, 800-225-5292


Place

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Sea Island Resorts

The Deal

Ultimate Golf Experience: at least two nights, with butler service, in the Lodge at Sea Island; eighteen holes each (with cart and forecaddie) per night’s stay, including a round with a club pro; four hours of instruction; daily breakfast

The Golf

The Plantation calls for accuracy, the Retreat is forgiving, and it’s worth the extra $75 to play the Seaside. That layout—Tom Fazio’s overhaul of an H. S. Colt design—is marked by grassy dunes, ocean breezes and wicker baskets in place of flags.

Price

From $1,690 per night at peak times and from $1,400 per night off-peak

Contact

seaisland.com, 800-732-4752

Place

Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Lana‘i, Lodge at Koele

The Deal

Golf and Spa: one night in the manorlike Lodge at Koele; unlimited golf at Jack Nicklaus’s recently renovated Challenge at Manele Bay or Greg Norman’s Experience at Koele, or an eighty-minute spa treatment; breakfast

The Golf

The Challenge’s setting, on lava outcroppings, creates a few ocean carries off the tee, including at the par-three twelfth, which jumps from one clifftop to another 150 feet below. The inland Experience wends along ravines and through lush mountainside foliage.

Price

From $725 per room until December 18

Contact

fourseasons.com, 800-321-4666

Place

Southern Pines, North Carolina

Pine Needles

The Deal

Donald Ross Golf: two nights in the Pine Needles Lodge or the Georgian-style Mid Pines Inn; up to thirty-six holes a day per person (with carts) on Ross’s designs at Pine Needles or Mid Pines; daily breakfast and dinner

The Golf

With their intimacy and lack of pretension, these two classic courses will transport you to an earlier era—for the most part, what you see is what Ross built. Both bear the designer’s trademark features, though Pine Needles has more brawn.

Price

From $340 per person per night until December 3; from $250 until February 11

Contact

pineneedles-midpines.com, 800-747-7272


Place

Bandon, Oregon

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

The Deal

Three-Day Package: three nights in the twenty-unit Lodge; three rounds on David McLay Kidd’s Bandon Dunes, Tom Doak’s Pacific Dunes or Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s Bandon Trails; three breakfasts and two dinners

The Golf

A golf trip to this remote resort on the southern Oregon coast, where the duneland rivals Scotland’s, is rewarding no matter the season. Golf is what’s important here, and authenticity is the method. The result: three of the finest courses in the world.

Price

From $580 per person, from November 21 through December 30

Contact

bandondunesgolf.com, 888-345-6008

Place

Doonbeg, Ireland

The Lodge at Doonbeg

The Deal

Couples: two nights in the luxurious Lodge, which opened in 2006; two rounds on Doonbeg Links Course, designed by Greg Norman; a spa treatment per person; Champagne and chocolate; dinner one night and daily breakfast

The Golf

In constructing Doonbeg among ancient dunes, the oldest of which are protected, Norman moved little earth—most greens and fairways required only a lawn mower to create. The course opened in 2002, but it looks as ageless as the land itself.

Price

From 1,570 per person until October 31; from 1,056 until December 31

Contact

doonbeggolfclub.com, 011-353/659-055-602

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