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Ballantyne Resort Charlotte
THE DEAL Indulgence Package: Two nights' accommodations; breakfast in bed daily; choice each day of a round of golf or a two-hour spa treatment; a dinner at Traditions restaurant.
THE GOLF A great bet for a getaway with a nongolfing spouse. But if he/she is looking to take up the game, the golf facility features the highly regarded Dana Rader Golf School.
THE PRICE From $849. The package is designed for couples and is available throughout the year.
CONTACT ballantyneresort.com; 866-248-4824

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Asheville
THE DEAL Donald Ross Golf Sampler: One night in a mountain-view room at the Inn; complimentary breakfast; a round of golf for two; bag storage; 10 percent pro shop discount.
THE GOLF Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Donald Ross gem recently received a $2.5 million makeover. The resort presents the Asheville Film Festival October 27-30.
THE PRICE $555 in September, $655 in October, $625 in November. Available SundayÐThursday nights.
CONTACT groveparkinn.com; 800-438-5800

Pinehurst Resort Pinehurst
THE DEAL The Great Break: A $300 gift card comes with a two-night golf or spa booking. The card can be used anywhere on property, including spa treatments or upgrading to play No. 2 for free.
THE GOLF The flexibility of this package (which also includes a round of golf or spa treatment each day) is sure to appeal to golfers eager to relive the high drama of the U.S. Open.
THE PRICE $301 per person per night for spa stays; $478 for golf. Available weeknights though November 12.
CONTACT pinehurst.com; 800-487-4653

Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club Southern Pines
THE DEAL Knollwood Golf Package: Lodging at Pine Needles or Mid Pines; 18 holes a day at either hotel's course; three meals daily; complimentary carts, range balls and club storage.
THE GOLF The twin resorts of Pine Needles and Mid Pines are exemplars of elegance. The courses are playable by all levels but offer plenty of challenges, especially on the greens.
THE PRICE From $290 (weekdays) to $340 (weekends) per person, two-night minimum, through November 14.
CONTACT pineneedles-midpines.com; 800-747-7272

Sea Trail Golf Resort Sunset Beach
THE DEAL Best Buy Golf Package: Two nights' accommodations; three rounds of golf; complimentary breakfast and practice-range access; 10 percent off on golf shop merchandise.
THE GOLF Sea Trail lies just across the state line, but its locale is an extension of the Myrtle Beach strand. The resort features three layouts, including the popular Rees Jones course.
THE PRICE Prices range from $266 to $305 per person, depending on date of arrival.
CONTACT seatrail.com; 888-229-5747

Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort Fripp Island
THE DEAL Fall Golf Special: Nightly accommodations; 18 holes per day at either of the resort's courses, complimentary golf cart and range balls; breakfast daily.
THE GOLF The most seaward of the barrier islands near Beaufort makes for splendid isolation, and the Ocean Creek course, Davis Love III's first design, is a kid-friendly marshland charmer.
THE PRICE $99 per person, per night. Through December 31.
CONTACT frippislandresort.com; 800-845-4100

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Bluffton
THE DEAL Golf, Spa and Reconnect Package: Three nights at Palmetto Bluff's private cottages; two rounds of golf with caddie; one-hour golf clinic; postgolf massage; sunset martinis on the veranda.
THE GOLF Jack Nicklaus's May River Golf Club is among the finer new courses in the region, but it's the chance to reconnect in luxury amid live oaks and lagoons that sets this package apart.
THE PRICE $1,480 per person, based on a three-night stay. Through December 31. Suite upgrade: $200.
CONTACT palmettobluffresort.com; 866-706-6565

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kiawah Island
THE DEAL Championship Golf Package: Villa lodging; one round on the Ocean Course; two rounds at the resort's other courses; cart fees, range balls, breakfast and dinner included.
THE GOLF Pete Dye's Ocean Course is one of the premier tests in golf, but the resort's four other layouts offer plenty of challenge. And fall is a great time to explore Charleston, just minutes away.
THE PRICE $423 per person, per night. Through November 29.
CONTACT kiawahresort.com; 800-576-1570

Palmetto Dunes Resort Hilton Head
THE DEAL Island The Ben Hogan Getaway Package: Sign up for three rounds of golf on any of the resort's courses and receive a set of custom-fitted Hogan BH-5 irons. Accommodations not included.
THE GOLF With five lush courses from the likes of Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills, one hardly needs a set of shiny new irons as an enticement. But it sure doesn't hurt.
THE PRICE $550 per person, through November 13. Seasonal discounts available at Marriott and Hilton hotels.
CONTACT palmettodunes.com; 800-327-3006

Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club Pawleys Island
THE DEAL Island Package: Four nights' accommodation; four rounds of golf at courses including Pawleys Plantation, True Blue and the Heritage; breakfast daily; complimentary cart and range balls.
THE GOLF This is some excellent action on the southern Strand. The package offers a choice between two Mike Strantz courses-Caledonia and True Blue. Stay an extra day and play both.
THE PRICE From $474. Through October 30.
CONTACT pawleysplantation.com; 800-367- 9959

Sea Pines Resort Hilton Head
THE DEAL Island Tartan Tee Off Package: Two nights at the elegant Inn at Harbour Town; two rounds of golf, one at Harbour Town Golf Links and a second at either the Sea Marsh or Ocean courses.
THE GOLF Harbour Town never goes out of style-it is dramatic shot making at its finest. And sipping a mint julep as dusk falls over Calibogue Sound is one of life's great little pleasures.
THE PRICE $199 per golfer, per night. From September 19 to November 27.
CONTACT seapines.com; 888-807-6873

Tidewater Golf Club & Plantation North Myrtle Beach
THE DEAL Grand Four Package: Accommodations for three nights; four rounds of golf; free admission to nightclubs at Celebrity Square Broadway at the Beach; complimentary logo balls.
THE GOLF Take some of the guesswork out of a buddy trip to Myrtle with comfortable villa lodging and four solid courses-Tidewater, Myrtlewood, Pine Lakes and Grande Dunes.
THE PRICE $489 per person, through January 25. (Price based on four golfers, but packages can be customized.)
CONTACT tide-water.com; 800-819-2282



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