While the golf season may be winding down across most of North America, things are just starting to heat up in Scottsdale, The World’s Finest Golf Destination. With sunny skies, perfect conditions and plenty of availability, fall is an ideal time to enjoy a Scottsdale golf getaway. With more than 220 golf courses nearby, 70 world-class hotels and resorts, and a bevy of can’t-miss, golf-related services, a golf vacation offers something for every player.
One attractive option is The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s popular Unlimited Golf for Two package. The resort is in the heart of one of north Scottsdale’s most popular entertainment districts and within easy walking distance of a wide selection of shopping, dining and night spots. Enjoy resort accommodations and unlimited golf for two guests at Keirland’s acclaimed 27-hole facility. Plus, experience Kierland’s unique touches such as Segway golf vehicles, climate-controlled golf carts, the award-winning ProFIT custom club fitting system, FORE-MAX golf fitness training and instruction at the Kierland Golf Academy. Rates start at $349 per night from Sept. 10 through Dec. 31, 2013 and $529 from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2014. Mention rate code UNGLF when booking.
For a unique desert experience, try Scottsdale’s iconic The Boulders Resort. Located on the northern edge of the Valley of the Sun, where Scottsdale’s modern attractions blend seamlessly into its unspoiled Sonoran Desert surroundings, The Boulders offers 36 holes of incredibly dramatic golf as well as a luxurious spa and outstanding dining options. To sample all of its amenities, check out The Boulders Stay and Play Golf package which includes accommodations in a private casita, one round of golf per person, per night, a $25 per person lunch voucher and complimentary access to The Boulders’ Waldorf Astoria Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes. Available from Oct. 11 to Dec. 31, 2013, the Stay and Play Golf package is priced from $589 per night.
Of course, rounds and vacations aren’t the only way to enjoy fall golf in Scottsdale. Cool Clubs, the leader in club-fitting technology is offering a Complete Outdoor Fitting at the TPC Scottsdale, enabling golf aficionado’s to perfect their equipment at the home of the PGA TOUR’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. The fitting includes an evaluation of a player’s current golf equipment, a state-of-the-art putter fitting (performed indoors at Cool Clubs’ nearby headquarters), transportation to and from the TPC Scottsdale and a 12-station performance evaluation to determine the ideal driver, fairway woods, hybrids and irons to match your game. Swing and launch characteristics will all be monitored using the latest technology. Rates start at $750 per player, and the program is available until Dec. 27, 2013.