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Published: June, 2011

Summer stay-and-play directory

Looking to book a summer golf vacation? Find great deals below at these 29 venues.

ALSO SEE: The Bucket List — 10 worldwide courses you've got to play

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego
(877) 517-9340 •
The Classic Hickory Golf Package includes one night of accommodations, unlimited golf and a hickory BBQ lunch for $299. Or, upgrade to the Vintage Hickory Golf Package, which includes a one-night accommodation, unlimited golf, hickory BBQ lunch, vintage hat, golf balls, scotch, cigars upon arrival, hickory golf demo with golf pro, and hickory golf rental set and vintage style golf balls for $399. Valid through June 30, 2011. Black-out dates and restrictions apply, based on availability. Not available for group or corporate rates.

Temecula Creek Inn
(877) 517-1823 •
The Unlimited Golf Package at Temecula Creek Inn includes deluxe room accommodations and unlimited golf for two. From $209 per night weekday or $269 per night weekend. Valid through June 30, 2011. Black-out dates and restrictions apply, based on availability. Not available for group or corporate rates.

Pacific Palms Resort
City of Industry
(626) 810-4455 •
Enjoy a Mega Monday stay-and-play package at Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort, the home of this year’s LPGA Kia Classic. Stay Sunday night and play golf on Monday. The package is $139 for a single, $189 for two, and includes deluxe accommodations, a round of golf (Ike or Babe course), complimentary driving range privileges, wireless Internet, fitness center and free parking. Package available on Sunday nights only. Promotion is not valid for tournaments or groups of eight or more.

Pechanga Resort & Casino
(877) 711-2946 •
Journey at Pechanga has more than seven miles of cart paths and a 62,000-square-foot clubhouse, which offers scenic views of the Temecula wine country and surrounding mountains. The Journey to Relax stay-and-play package starts at $189 (Monday-Thursday) and includes deluxe accommodations for one night and one round of golf at Journey on arrival date. Call or visit the website for more details.

Marriott Desert Springs Resort
Palm Desert
(760) 341-2211 •
Challenge your game on one of the Resort’s courses and treat yourself to a vibrant, contemporary experience. Marriott’s Unlimited Golf Package for Two includes guestroom (one king bed or two double beds), unlimited golf for two (tee times based on availability) and 25 percent off any 60-minute spa treatment (treatment not included in package price). Visit the website or call for rates and details.

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Newport Coast
(949) 467-6800 •
Over the weekend of June 17-19, treat Dad to an unforgettable weekend with the Father’s Day Golf Duo Package. Play a father-daughter, father-son or couples golf round on one of two Tom Fazio-designed coastal courses, then head to dinner at Pelican Grill, where Dad dines complimentary. Includes Bungalow or Villa accommodations. Late check-out and parking are included. Packages starting from $995 for one-night accommodations, based on availability.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
(760) 448-1234 •
Take advantage of your stay amidst the “Golf Manufacturing Capital of the World,” with the Callaway Golf Experience Package. Includes accommodations at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort combined with unlimited golf at Aviara Golf Club and daily breakfast. Next, you’re whisked away in a Mercedes C300 to Callaway Golf headquarters for a personal clubfitting, which includes a new Callaway Driver built to your exact specifications. Visit the website or call for details.

Carson Valley Golf Course
Gardnerville, Nevada
(775) 265-3181 •
Carson Valley’s 18-hole layout winds through century-old cottonwoods and along the banks of the Carson River. It was named “Nevada Golf Course of the Year” by the Nevada Golf Course Owners Association for its focus on family, junior and women’s golf programs. A long-time favorite with families, novices and those in search of a quick round or a few birdies, the course provides a relaxing yet challenging experience.

The Championship Experience
(253) 591-4142 •
The Championship Experience stay-and-play package includes a round of golf at Chambers Bay (pictured) and two other renowned nearby courses — Gold Mountain Golf Club and The Home Course (carts included) — along with two nights’ lodging at Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. Also included is breakfast each morning and range balls at each course. Cost is $369 per player in May and $469 per player June-September (based on double occupancy).

San Vicente Golf Resort
(760) 789-8290 •
San Vicente Golf Resort is located in Ramona, approximately 35 miles from San Diego. In the “Valley of the Sun,” San Vicente has a scenic championship golf course, four newly surfaced and lighted tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool, Jacuzzi, jogging trials, and two equestrian centers. Stay-and-play specials start at $130 per night.  Mention promo code: SOUTHGOLF.

Resort at Squaw Creek
North Lake Tahoe, California
(866) 791-2056 •
The AAA Four-Diamond Resort at Squaw Creek offers North Lake Tahoe’s most complete golf experience with luxurious accommodations, a stunning Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, pro shop, several dining options, full-service spa, an award-winning outdoor pool and hot tub complex, and an on-property fly fishing center with stocked ponds. Call or visit the website for the most current stay-and-play packages.

Circling Raven Golf Club
Worley, Idaho
(800) 523-2464 •
Circling Raven’s list of accolades includes mention on an abundance of “Top 100” lists in the United States, but the highest acclaim of all for comes from those who play it. At 7,189 yards, Circling Raven offers a unique golf experience, as 620 acres of wetlands, woodlands and natural Palouse grasses adorn the layout, which includes five sets of tees for golfers all skill levels. Golfers come and go, and come again. Mother Nature plays on. Call for stay-and-play information.

Bandon Crossings Golf Course
Bandon, Oregon
(541) 345-0537 •
Stay in comfort and enjoy all Bandon has to offer. Relax in a beautiful oceanfront or golf course vacation home and experience Bandon Crossings Golf Course for only $75, including cart and range balls. Call for reservations or more details.

Monarch Dunes Golf Club
Nipomo, California
(805) 343-9459 •
Located just south of San Luis Obispo, Monarch Dunes features both the award-winning championship Old Course and the 12-hole, par-3 Challenge Course, each reminiscent of the links-style courses found in Scotland. Stay-and-play golf packages start at under $200, check the website for options or let Monarch Dunes customize your package. A current special includes a round on each course and a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls for $99.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts
Primm, Nevada
(888) 386-7867 •
Primm Valley Casino Resorts is welcoming warm weather by offering a spectacular stay-and-play package. Golfers can hit the green at one of Nevada’s finest courses then enjoy an evening of leisure at The Spa at Primm. For $149 per person, the spring golf package includes a one-night stay at Primm Valley Casino Resorts, one round of golf at one of two award-winning Tom Fazio-designed courses — the Lakes or the Desert — two free drinks at the course, 50-minute spa treatment, and one steak and lobster dinner at the fine dining steakhouse, GP’s. Offer good through May 31, 2011. Spa and golf appointments are not available on Saturdays. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the resort.

Dayton Valley Golf Club
Dayton, Nevada
(775) 246-7888 •
At Dayton Valley, Arnold Palmer masterfully blended the natural beauty of the high desert terrain with the challenges of sculpted, rolling links-style fairways dotted with sand traps and water hazards. Four tee markers accommodate golfers of all abilities, with yardage from 5,161 to over 7,200. The plush fairways, and large, undulating greens have brought the first stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School to the area since 1995. Visit the website for stay-and-play package details.

Pala Mesa Golf Resort
(760) 728-5881 •
Nestled in the foothills of North San Diego County, Pala Mesa Resort is offering an Unlimited Golf stay-and-play package, which includes deluxe accommodations and unlimited golf at Pala Mesa. Golf is available on day of arrival at 11 a.m. and all day each subsequent day. Midweek packages start at $119 per person and weekends start at $149 per person. Offer is based on double occupancy and is not applicable for groups.

Eagle Valley East Golf Course
Carson City, Nevada
(775) 887-2380 •
Eagle Valley East invites golfers to tee it high and let it fly. This fun course is popular due to its open, forgiving nature. A local’s favorite, Eagle Valley East provides challenge with its 6,658 yards, numerous water hazards and large greens. The gently sloping terrain borders rolling sagebrush covered hills. Visit the website for stay-and-play package details.

Ka’anapali Ali’i
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
(866) 664-6410 •
The beautiful Ka’anapali Ali’i resort offers a five-night golf package starting at $2,100. A luxurious condominium setting on Ka’anapali Beach, outdoor barbecue area, newly renovated pool and fitness center and convenience to Ka’anapali’s two championship courses combine to create a perfect Maui golf getaway.

Warner Springs Ranch
Warner Springs
(760) 782-4200 •
Warner Springs Ranch has been serving up western hospitality to travelers for more than 150 years. It has 240 cozy cottages, most with fireplaces and mini-refrigerators. The 18-hole golf course is designed by renowned golf course architect David Rainville and meanders through the western foothills of San Diego’s Cuyamaca Mountains.

Buenaventura and Olivas Links Golf Courses
(805) 677-6770 •
Stay and play at two Ventura gems. Olivas Links (pictured) has quickly become one of the nation’s most acclaimed municipal courses, and nearby Buenaventura is a parkland-style treat. Affordable golf packages are offered with local hotels such as the Marriott, Holiday Inn Express and Four Points Sheraton.

Genoa Lakes Resort Course
Genoa, Nevada
(866) 795-2709 •
Framed by 10,000-foot peaks and stunning views of the Carson Valley, the Resort Course at Genoa Lakes features a variety of elevation changes, visually tight fairways and numerous water hazards for a memorable challenge. Genoa Lakes is part of the Divine 9 golf consortium — visit the website for information on stay-and-play packages.

Pahrump Nugget
Pahrump, Nevada
(775) 751-6507 •
The Pahrump Nugget Hotel and Casino and Mountain Falls Golf Club invite you to stay and play with them. Enjoy a one-night hotel stay and one round of golf for $79.99 (single occupancy) or one-night stay and two rounds of golf for $115.99 (double occupancy). This is your chance to enjoy great golf followed up by dinning in the award-winning Stockman’s Steakhouse.

Silver Oak Golf Course
Carson City, Nevada
(775) 841-7000 •
Nestled in northwest Carson City, Silver Oak features impressive views of the downtown area. Spread over 160 acres, the course offers five sets of tees and has a wide open appearance that can be deceiving as it winds through natural terrain. Silver Oak is part of the Divine 9 golf consortium — visit the website for information on stay-and-play packages.

Sunridge Golf Course
Carson City, Nevada
(775) 267-4448 •
Sunridge places a premium on accuracy with tight fairways, challenging sidehill and downhill lies, serious elevation changes and large greens — many of the mounded variety. Numerous strategically placed ponds dot the landscape, most offering high reward for high risk. Sunridge is part of the Divine 9 golf consortium — visit the website for information on stay-and-play packages.

CostaBaja Resort and Spa
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
(877) 392-5525 •
CostaBaja is set on the magnificent Sea of Cortez overlooking a 250-slip double-basin marina and a white sand beach. The Deluxe Golf Package includes two nights of accommodations, welcome margaritas, two rounds of golf on the Gary Player Signature Course (includes cart), 20 percent off spa treatment at Espiritu Spa, and complimentary pick up/drop off at La Paz Airport. The cost is $785 per couple, including taxes. Use booking code GOLF.

Lake San Marcos Resort & Country Club
Lake San Marcos
(760) 744-0120 •
Our guests have choices. Lake San Marcos Resort and Country Club is ideally situated for both activity and relaxation. Surrounding a lake, nestled in rolling hills and just eight miles from the ocean, its climate is a perfect combination of warm and sunny with refreshing ocean breezes. Packages available for one or two golfers and include a guest room, dining credit at Gordon’s on the Green and green fees. Must call the hotel to book your stay.

Sycuan Resort
El Cajon
(619) 442-3425 •
Sycuan Resort has an array of stay-and-play packages available. A popular choice includes accommodations in a deluxe room, unlimited golf at the resort and one All-American Breakfast each morning per registered guest (unlimited golf available for one calendar day per day of stay; package price based upon double occupancy; management reserves all rights). Cost is $145 per night on weekdays and $175 on weekends.

Terranea Resort
Rancho Palos Verdes
(310) 265-2770 •
Situated at the edge of the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the nine-hole, par-3 Links at Terranea challenges accomplished players, embraces casual golfers and welcomes juniors. The efficient round also leaves plenty of time to enjoy the resort, including its highly acclaimed restaurants, world-class spa, family activities and ocean-view accommodations.

ALSO SEE: The Bucket List — 10 worldwide courses you've got to play