September 19th, 2016

#AskSean: My Buddies and I Are Sick and Tired of the Snow. Have Any Suggestions for a Golf Vacation?

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Nicklaus Course at PGA West

Unfortunately, the cold winter months are fast approaching. So it's a perfect time to start brainstorming some ideas for you and your buddies for the perfect "Get the Heck out of the Cold & Snow" winter golf package.

We have put together our top-5 options (in no particular order) with a varying number of nights and number of rounds of golf. Equally important, we are helping you cross off some great golf courses that are likely on your bucket list of courses to play.

Of course, as for any and all of our golf packages, if they do not match up to what you are looking for we can certainly tweak them to give you exactly what you want, ie., # of nights, lodging options, # of rounds of golf, etc.

1. La Quinta 5 Night, 5 Round Golf Package

Pete Dye's TPC Stadium Course at PGA West

This Palm Springs golf package is one of the most popular ones we have. And why shouldn't it be? For starters, not only will you and your group be playing "under the dome" of perfect weather in Palm Springs, California, but playing some fantastic golf courses as well, in particular, the famed Pete Dye Course - TPC Stadium Course at PGA West.

Why a Great Winter Buddies Golf Vacation Destination?

This golf package will certainly help in crossing off a great golf course off of your bucket list when playing the TPC Stadium Course. One of the top-rated golf courses to play in the U.S., the Stadium Course will definitely challenge every club in the bag, and then some. Moreover, when watching the CareerBuilder Challenge you and your buddies will be able to tell stories of how you "hit it here" or "hit it there", more likely a half a football field away from where the PGA Tour pros are hitting it.

In addition to this great test of golf, the scenery with the mountain backdrops is a bonus to any and every round of golf!

The wonderful test of golf in this La Quinta golf package does not stop at the Stadium Course. Included in this package are other fantastic golf courses - La Quinta Dunes and Mountain Courses, as well as the Nicklaus (also a part of the CareerBuilder Challenge rota) and Norman Courses at PGA West.

With this golf package you will be staying in a Resort Casita, however, if interested, we can certainly set you up in a private vacation home.

La Quinta 5 Night, 5 Round Golf Package

2. Innisbrook Resort Preferred Golf Package

Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort

Tampa during the winter months. Hmmm, does it really get much better than this??

With an easy flight into to Tampa, from most every major airport in the USA or Canada, this particular golf package is perfect for a buddies golf getaway.

Why a Great Winter Buddies Golf Vacation Destination?

Here you will be staying at Innisbrook Resort while playing as many fantastic rounds of golf as you choose, in particular on the Copperhead Course, home of the PGA Tours Valspar Championship, plus the other 3 great courses.

Another plus to this stay and play Innisbrook Resort golf package is that all golf is on-site, which means very little concern or worries about driving off-site when or if you perhaps should not be. A definite win-win for everyone involved!

This particular package has four golfers sharing one 2-Bedroom Suite with two Queen Beds and two Twin Beds, fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, built-in bar, and a private balcony or patio.

Innisbrook Resort Preferred Golf Package

3. PGA National Resort Gold Golf Package

Champion Course at PGA National Resort

This fantastic buddies golf vacation option in Florida has you and your group playing the famed Champion Course at PGA National Resort, home of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic.?

Why a Great Winter Buddies Golf Vacation Destination?

This awesome test of golf will reach its pinnacle when you come across "The Bear Trap"?#15, #16, and #17?one of the most demanding stretches of golf holes on the PGA Tour where water comes into play on each of the holes, having you hold on tight to finish off a "career round"?or simply trying to not lose anymore beer money in bets.

We suggest book-ending your round on the Champion Course with rounds at either the Palmer, Fazio, Squire, or Estate Courses. All great courses!

For this particular package we have priced out lodging in a Deluxe Guest Room with double occupancy, however, if you so desire we can book you in a Junior Suite or a Cottage (based on availability).

PGA National Resort Gold Golf Package

4. Supreme Scottsdale 4 Night, 6 Round Golf Package

We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Course

What can I say? This golf package is fantastic!

This Scottsdale golf package has you and your buddies staying at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center, playing 6 rounds of golf on some of Arizona's best public golf courses.

Why a Great Winter Buddies Golf Vacation Destination?

Of the six rounds of golf, you will be playing three that are ranked in the top-5 public courses in the state of Arizona - We-Ko-Pa Saguaro Course (#1), Quintero Golf Club (#2), and Verrado Golf Club (#3). Of course, the other two aren't too shabby as well. You will thoroughly enjoy playing We-Ko-Pa Cholla Course (#9) and Talking Stick North Course (#15).

If you're doing the math you will see that it only adds up to five ?golf courses. There's a method to our madness . . . The sixth round will take part as a 36-hole day at Verrado where you are not only treated to spectacular desert golf but also included is a lunch as well.

4 Night, 6 Round Supreme Scottsdale Golf Package

5. Arnie's Awesome 4 Night, 3 Round Orlando Golf Package

#17 – Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

Imagine sitting down for your morning breakfast, talking among your buddies with great anticipation about the round ahead when the great Arnold Palmer comes walking up to you to introduce himself.

Sound far-fetched? Maybe. But knowing the reputation of the man, is it really that far-fetched? In my opinion, no.

Why a Great Winter Buddies Golf Vacation Destination?

The possibility of meeting Arnold Palmer is just part one of the potential to this Orlando golf package. The rest of it has you staying and playing at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge for four nights and playing all three rounds of golf on the same course that the PGA Tour Pros play every March.

During your stay, a group of 4 golfers will be sharing two lodge rooms (double occupancy). All-in-all, this golf package is perfect for buddies looking for a quick but memorable trip, all under the same roof.

Arnie's Awesome 4 Night, 3 Round Orlando Golf Package


Not a bad list of options, if I don't say so myself.

Start planning today by filling out the Request Quote Form or by browsing through our golf destinations. And remember, we are here to help so please don't hesitate in reaching out!