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Amelia Island Plantation
Amelia Island
THE DEAL Unlimited Golf: accommodations, unlimited golf each on Oak Marsh or Ocean Links (same day replay, add cart fee).
THE GOLF Water's a factor on both eighteens: Bobby Weed's Ocean Links features five oceanfront holes, while Pete Dye's Oak Marsh has agua in play on 14 of them.
THE PRICE* From $251 per night. Double occupancy. Two-night minimum. Till February 26.
CONTACT aipfl.com; 888-261-6161

The Breakers
Palm Beach
THE DEAL Stay Longer and Golf: accommodations and round on Ocean course for two per stay. Must mention T+L GOLF when booking.
THE GOLF The Ocean course, the oldest in Florida (1896), was redesigned by Brian Silva in 2000; the Breakers West reopens in December after an overhaul by Rees Jones.
THE PRICE* From $279 per night. Double occupancy. Three night minimum. November 1-December 22.
CONTACT thebreakers.com; 888-273-2537

Edgewater Beach Hotel & Club
THE DEAL Golf Package: Naples-view suite accommodations, one round each with cart.
THE GOLF Ten minutes from the beach, Rees Jones's 2000 design beckons with mature cypress, oak and pine trees, a 30-acre lake and a variety of un-Florida-like elevation changes.
THE PRICE* $349 per night. Till December 29.
CONTACT edgewaternaples.com; 800-821-0196

Grande Lakes Orlando
THE DEAL Golf Package: lodging at either Ritz-Carlton Orlando or JW Marriott Orlando plus two rounds each per night's stay.
THE GOLF Tiger already holds the course record (64) at this one-year-old Greg Norman resort course that's heavily bunkered with wide fairways routed through pristine wetlands.
THE PRICE* Ritz-Carlton from $410 per night; JW Marriott from $346. Double occupancy. Till January 5.
CONTACT grandelakes.com; 800-707-9066

Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
Ft. Lauderdale
THE DEAL Grande Oaks Golf Package: accommodations, one round each with cart per night's stay.
THE GOLF Owned by billionaire Wayne Huizenga, the private Grande Oaks was redesigned in 1998 by Ray Floyd, but the real draw is its history: Caddyshack was filmed here.
THE PRICE* $350 per night. Double occupancy. Single-rate available. Till December 31.
CONTACT pier66.com; 800-633-7313

Ocean Hammock Resort
Palm Coast
THE DEAL Harborside Inn Golf Package: nightly lodging, daily breakfast, one round each on Ocean Hammock (option to include play on other four courses at a reduced rate).
THE GOLF The resort boasts five stellar courses, but the standout is Nicklaus's Ocean Hammock, an oceanfront gem with eight holes overlooking the Atlantic.
THE PRICE* $189 per person, per night, Sunday-Thursday; $199 Friday-Saturday. Double occupancy. Till January 17.
CONTACT oceanhammock.com; 800-654-6538

Saddlebrook Resort
THE DEAL Golf Around: four nights accommodations, daily breakfast, one dinner, four rounds each.
THE GOLF Saddlebrook has two eighteens of its own, but the delight is in playing the TPC of Tampa Bay (a Champions Tour venue) and the two Tom Fazio designs at nearby World Woods.
THE PRICE* $780-$990 per person. Double occupancy. Single-, triple- and quad-rates available. Till January 10.
CONTACT saddlebrookresort.com; 800-729-8383

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
THE DEAL Stay & Play: two nights Bayside Inn lodging, one round per person daily with cart (Baytowne and Links only; surcharge for play on Raven and Burnt Pine).
THE GOLF Noted South Carolina architect Tom Jackson designed both layouts. The Links has five holes along the bay and stunning views, while Baytowne boasts scenic elevation changes.
THE PRICE* From $95 per person, per night. Double occupancy. Two-night minimum stay. Till March 2.
CONTACT sandestin.com; 800-470-7389

Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
Ponte Vedra Beach
THE DEAL TPC Deluxe Golf Package: lodging, daily breakfast, 90-day advance tee times for one round on TPC Stadium course (option to include play on Valley course at additional cost).
THE GOLF The Players Championship host is renowned for its 137-yard par-three 17th, where an estimated 122,000 balls are hit into the water around the island green annually.
THE PRICE* $445-$455 per night. Double occupancy. Single-rates available. Till December 31.
CONTACT sawgrassmarriott.com; 800-457-4653

The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club
THE DEAL Birdies & Backrubs: accommodations, daily breakfast, unlimited daily golf with cart for one guest and one daily spa treatment for one guest.
THE GOLF Play both of these Robert Trent Jones Jr. creations: The South has water on 14 holes, including the island-green 18th, while the North is more forgiving.
THE PRICE* From $541 till December 22; from $820 till January 2. Per room, per night, minimum two-night stay.
CONTACT fairmont.com; 800-441-1414

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
THE DEAL Fall Golf Package: resort-view or executive-suite lodging, two rounds with cart per room per night's stay.
THE GOLF Greg Norman's Tiburon Golf Club, which will host its fourth Franklin Templeton Shootout in November, has two courses with stacked-sodwall bunkers—but a relative lack of rough.
THE PRICE* $269-$455 till November 21; $439-$455 till December 24. Per room, per night.
CONTACT ritzcarlton.com; 800-241-3333

The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort
Tampa Bay
THE DEAL Preferred Golf Package: suite accommodations, daily breakfast, one round per night's stay.
THE GOLF Innisbrook boasts four eighteens including Copperhead, a par seventy-one stretching more than 7,300 yards long that hosts the PGA Tour's Chrysler Championship.
THE PRICE* $199 per person, per night. Double occupancy. Till January 12.
CONTACT golfinnisbrookresort.com; 800-456-2000



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