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Hong Kong Airport Nine-Holer Passengers waiting for connecting flights at Hong Kong International Airport now have the option of playing a quick nine. The SkyCity Nine Eagles Golf Course, an executive layout that’s floodlit for nighttime rounds, provides luggage storage, club rental and professional instruction. There’s even an island-green par three. Greens fees: $50–$70. Call 011-852/3760-6688 or visit hongkongairport.com.

Sea Island’s New Beach Club Sea Island Resorts in southern Georgia has opened a family-oriented beach club, the final phase of a six-year, $500 million upgrade. The 160,000-square-foot club features three swimming pools, air-conditioned cabanas, a movie theater and an ice cream parlor modeled after a 1950s soda shop. Call 888-732-4752 or visit seaisland.com.

Cape Kidnappers Opens Lodge As of November, visitors to this cliff-hopping New Zealand layout will be able to stay overnight. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, a new lodge on the oceanside ranch that encompasses the course, has two dozen suites and rooms plus a four-bedroom cottage. The amenities include a wine-tasting room, a heated outdoor pool and a spa. Doubles begin at $700. Call 011-64/6875-1900 or visit capekid nappers.com.

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