Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
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
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.
From $580 per person, from November 21 through December 30
The Lodge at Doonbeg
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
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.
From 1,570 per person until October 31; from 1,056 until December 31