Kauri Cliffs Opens Spa This oceanfront New Zealand resort, home to one of the most spectacular courses in the world, has recently opened a state-of-the-art spa. Nestled in a native forest a short walk from the guest cottages, the 3,200-square-foot sanctuary features indoor and outdoor treatment areas that open onto private courtyards overlooking a garden. Call 011-64/9407-0010 or visit kauricliffs.com.
Caddies at TPC Scottsdale You can now play the famed Stadium course here just as the pros do in the FBR Open: on foot and with a caddie. As part of a new program, caddies are available during the high season of November through April. The cost is either $75 or $100 (not including tip), depending on whether the toter is carrying two bags or one. Or, if you want to ride, you can have a forecaddie at no extra cost. Call 480-585-4334 or visit tpc.com.
JetBlue Launches New Flights In time for the snowbird season, JetBlue has begun daily nonstop service from the Northeast to two destinations that are squarely on any sun-starved golfer’s map. The discount carrier now flies direct from New York to Tucson (round-trip fares from $298) and from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico (from $218). Call 800-538-2583 or visit jetblue.com.
Renovations to the Lodge at Koele The sister property of Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Lanai, this highland retreat has undergone a $50 million enhancement. Its guest rooms and suites have been refurbished, as have the restaurants, the bar and the high-ceilinged Great Hall. In addition, bunker work is being done on the Experience at Koele, the resort’s acclaimed course. Call 800-321-4666 or visit fourseasons.com.
Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach Expands After the completion of a $45 million renovation, this Mediterranean-style resort on Florida’s Atlantic coast has reopened with an expansive oceanfront terrace, a new youth center and an adults-only pool. Guests get preferred access to three nearby courses, including Trump International Golf Club. Call 561-533-6000 or visit ritzcarlton.com.