Although fall means an end to the golf season across much of North America, things are just starting to heat up at Fairmont’s award-winning, warm-weather destinations. Inventive golf vacation packages provide guests once-in-a-lifetime experiences and world-class luxury at some of the game’s most iconic venues.
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawaii’s only all-suite-and-villa luxury beachfront resort, is located on the sun-drenched southern coastline of Maui, neighboring the acclaimed Wailea Golf Club. This fall, guests can enjoy the very best the destination has to offer with the Wailea Golf & Spa Package. The package provides luxury accommodations (three-night minimum) in a suite or villa, deluxe buffet breakfast each morning, two rounds of golf at Wailea Golf Club (on any of the three courses), two 50-minute Hawaiian Lomilomi massages and one three-course dinner for two at Kō Restaurant, named 2013 Restaurant of the Year by Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine. Rates for the package start at $819 per night (USD) plus applicable taxes.
Stunningly beautiful, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is a classic California Wine Country escape. Located in the heart of Sonoma, it features the spectacular Willow Stream Spa, fed by natural mineral hot springs; Michelin award-winning Santé restaurant; and privileges at the acclaimed Sonoma Golf Club, one of Northern California’s most prestigious private clubs. The iconic Wine Country destination has recently unveiled a comprehensive, multi-million dollar renovation. To celebrate, the resort is tempting golf travelers with its Spa Tees Package. The package includes luxury accommodations, complimentary valet parking, one round of golf at Sonoma Golf Club and one 60-minute spa treatment, as well as two welcome cocktails in the new 38° North Lounge. Rates start at $459 (USD) per night, double occupancy and do not include taxes or gratuities.
The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers golf travelers a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their heroes on the PGA Tour with its Championship Golf Package. The package includes luxury accommodations in a Fairmont room and one round of golf per adult, per paid night at any of the resort’s preferred golf courses. These include the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course (host venue of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open), the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course (host of the Champions Tour final qualifying stage) and Grayhawk Golf Club (former host venue of the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open). Guests also receive complimentary use of the practice facilities prior to play, complimentary transportation to and from the golf courses and complimentary access to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess golf concierge service. Rates are based upon season, availability and the number of golfers in each room.
More convenient for East Coast travelers, The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda is a lush, inviting destination perched on a picturesque pink sand beach. It includes a private beach club, award-winning dining and a renowned Willow Stream Spa. The resort also is home to Turtle Hill Golf Club, one of the world’s finest par-3 golf courses and home to the Bacardi World Par 3 Championship. The resort’s Bermuda Golf Around Getaway package offers 3-, 4- and 5-night stays. Guests receive luxury accommodations with one daily round of golf per person at their choice of Bermuda’s top golf courses, including Turtle Hill, Riddell’s Bay, Port Royal, Tucker’s Point or Belmont Hills. Guests also receive complimentary daily breakfast and 50 percent off golf club rentals at each course. The more days you stay, the more courses you play. Non-golfing guests enjoy a resort credit in lieu of the rounds of golf. This package is based on double occupancy and available year round, subject to availability. Rates for the three night package start at $599 per person.
Those looking to travel a little farther afield may enjoy a pilgrimage to The Home of Golf in St Andrews, Scotland, and the five-star, cliff-top resort of Fairmont St Andrews. Set against the North Sea, with panoramic views of St Andrews, Fairmont St Andrews offers 36 spectacular holes of golf, world-class dining, an award-winning spa and exceptionally luxurious accommodations. With the hotel’s popular Golf, Golf & Better Golf package, guests enjoy two nights’ accommodations, full Scottish breakfast each morning in the Squire Restaurant, unlimited play on Fairmont St Andrews Kittocks Course, use of the practice facility, and a 60-minute golf lesson from the club’s Head Golf Professional. During the lesson, the pro will offer guests valuable tips on how to play links golf, making for an even more enjoyable experience out on the course. The package is available until Oct. 31st, 2013. Rates start at £359 per person, based on double occupancy. Guess may upgrade to The Torrance Course for £30 per person, per round.