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Play Away: Great British Trips

Northwest & Southwest

Wide World of Golf
THE DEAL England's Finest Links: 13 nights standard room, breakfast, minivan rental, seven rounds, local contact and preferred airfare rates on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
THE GOLF Play on seven links layouts, including British Open hosts Royal Birkdale, Royal St. George's and Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and current European Tour venue Wentworth West.
THE PRICE* $4,865 per golfer; $3,310 per nongolfer. Based on four people. Double occupancy.
CONTACT wideworldofgolf.com; 800-214-4653

Lancashire Coast

Premier Golf
THE DEAL Best of Lancashire: six-nights lodging at Clifton Arms Hotel, daily breakfast, minivan rental, five rounds.
THE GOLF In addition to Royal Birkdale, Royal Lytham & St. Annes, play Open host Royal Liverpool and Open qualifiers Formby and Hillside.
THE PRICE* $2,819 per golfer; $1,100 per nongolfer. Based on four people. Double occupancy.
CONTACT premiergolf.com; 888-439-1831


Golf International
THE DEAL The Sophisticated Golfer: six nights junior-suite accommodations, daily breakfast and dinner, sight-seeing for nongolfers, luxury car rental, five rounds.
THE GOLF The standout is Royal County Down, but there's no lack of Irish gems on this trip: Castlerock, Portstewart, Royal Belfast and Royal Portush, site of the only British Open in Ireland.
THE PRICE* $3,484 per golfer; $2,719 per nongolfer. Based on four people. Double occupancy.
CONTACT golfinternational.com; 800-833-1389


Jerry Quinlan's Celtic Golf
THE DEAL Jerry's Choice: seven nights lodging, daily breakfast, car rental or professional driver/guide with minimum eight people, six rounds.
THE GOLF Mount Juliet will host the 2004 American Express Championship, and Palmer's K Club will host the 2006 Ryder Cup; also play at Old Head, Tralee, Waterville and Ballybunion Old.
THE PRICE* $3,395 self-drive, based on two people; $3,695 with driver. Ends October 31. Per person. Double occupancy.
CONTACT jqcelticgolf.com; 800-535-6148

North & Northwest

THE DEAL Helicopter Touring: itinerary based on eight passengers. Shared twin-room lodging with breakfast, eight rounds, helicopter transport, airport transfers, luggage transport.
THE GOLF Play an awesome lineup of Doonbeg, Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone, Rosses Point, Royal Portrush, Ballyliffin, Donegal and Ballybunion.
THE PRICE* From $8,415 per golfer, based on eight people; $7,115 per golfer based on 12. Double occupancy.
CONTACT perrygolf.com; 800-344-5257

Wide World of Golf
THE DEAL Scotland Five-Star Plus: 11 nights lodging (including Turnberry, Gleneagles, Carnegie Club), car or van rental or bus with driver, full service of local contact, 10 rounds.
THE GOLF Some of golf's greatest, including Muirfield, Turnberry Ailsa, Kingsbarns, Royal Dornoch, St. Andrews Old, Carnoustie, Cruden Bay, Gleneagles King's and Royal Troon.
THE PRICE* $7,532 per golfer; $5,985 per nongolfer. Based on four people sharing rental van. Double occupancy.
CONTACT wideworldofgolf.com; 800-214-4653


Golf International
THE DEAL Distilled Links: six nights accommodations, daily breakfast, four whisky distillery visits, rental car for four, six rounds.
THE GOLF Brora, Royal Dornoch, Tain, Moray Old, Nairn Championship—with tours of Glenmorangie, Macallan, Clynelish and Glenlivet distilleries.
THE PRICE* $2,773 per golfer; $2,223 per nongolfer. Based on four people. Double occupancy.
CONTACT golfinternational.com; 800-833-1389

St. Andrews Bay Golf Resort & Spa

THE DEAL T+L GOLF St. Andrews Bay Package: three nights deluxe-room lodging, daily breakfast, three rounds and use of spa facilities.
THE GOLF One round each on Kyle Phillips's stunning layout at Kingsbarns, former Tour player Bruce Devlin's Devlin and Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance's Torrance.
THE PRICE* $1,050 per person. Ends Sept. 30. Double occupancy. Must mention T+L GOLF offer when booking.
CONTACT standrewsbay.com; 011-44/1334-837-000

The Westin Turnberry Resort

THE DEAL Golf Back to Front: two nights lodging, daily breakfast and lunch, three two-hour teaching sessions per couple, play on the nine-hole Arran course with pro, use of practice facilities.
THE GOLF Grab your spouse (or a neophyte friend) and learn the basics of golf together on the less-demanding course at one of the world's top luxury golf resorts.
THE PRICE* From $1,900-$2,030 per couple. May-October 31.
CONTACT westin.com/turnberry; 011-44/1655-333-991

Kalos Golf

THE DEAL British Isles Golf Cruise: nine nights cabin on Sea Cloud II, all onboard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), airport/golf/tour transfers, sight-seeing/shore excursions, six rounds.
THE GOLF Travel by luxury yacht and play on luxurious layouts including Cruden Bay, Royal Dornoch, Machrihanish, Royal Portrush, Portstewart and Royal County Down.
THE PRICE* $6,135-$11,235 per person. August 10-20. Based on double occupancy.
CONTACT kalosgolf.com; 919-942-3464

Back 2 Wales
THE DEAL Ryder Cup Challenge or Wales National: each includes six nights lodging at either Celtic Manor Resort or Vale Hotel & Spa, rental car, daily breakfast, five rounds.
THE GOLF Each package includes Royal Porthcawl, Pennard, Tenby, Wentwood Hills (site of this year's Wales Open and the 2010 Ryder Cup) and either Southerndown or Wales National.
THE PRICE* $1,700 per golfer. Based on double occupancy.
CONTACT back2wales.com; 011-44/1446-775-052

Wales Golf Vacations
THE DEAL Classic Cymru: six nights lodging (including the chic St. David's Hotel & Spa), six rounds with lunch, all transfers (airport, hotel and golf). Arrive Manchester, depart London Heathrow.
THE GOLF Play Conwy, a 2006 British Open qualifier; Aberdovey, a Bernard Darwin favorite; Royal Porthcawl, of Walker and Curtis Cup fame; and Tenby, Pennard and Royal St. David's.
THE PRICE* From $2,200 per person. March-October. Based on six golfers. Double occupancy.
CONTACT walesgolfvacations.com; 011-44/1792-323-230



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