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Mark Hale
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Hot Springs Village Vacation

The natural beauty of Hot Springs Village and the Ouachita Mountains draws visitors from near and far. Add the lure of top notch golf and you have an amazing spot for an Arkansas golf vacation package. A stay at the conveniently located Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa sets the stage for your golf getaway. Large, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and free breakfast and evening reception are can’t miss amenities. HSV is also home to eight championship golf courses, three of which are included in this package. The Granada has been ranked in the top 10 courses in Arkansas by Golf Digest. It's best and most difficult hole is the par 4, No. 17 with a 60 yard long green. Ponce de Leon is a favorite among lower handicappers but is playable for everyone. It's consistent greens and tree-lined fairways are a draw. Ranked the number one course in Arkansas by Golf Digest, the Isabella features wide fairways and generous driving areas. This is a fun, player friendly course. Experience championship golf right alongside the spectacular scenery in Hot Springs Village.

  • 3 Nights: Embassy Suites Hot Springs
  • 1 Round: Hot Springs Village - Balboa Golf Club
  • 1 Round: Hot Springs Village - Cortez Golf Club
  • 1 Round: Hot Springs Village - DeSoto Golf Club
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Escape to Hilton Head Island


Hilton Head Island is the ultimate coastal golf destination. Spend three nights at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa where you’ll experience outstanding accommodations and golf.

  • 3 Nights: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
  • 1 Round: Oyster Reef Golf Club
  • 1 Round: Palmetto Dunes - George Fazio Course
  • 1 Round: Bear Creek Golf Club (SC)
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El Conquistador Oasis


Located in the high Sonoran Desert with the Santa Catalina Mountains as a backdrop, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is an amazing spot for an Arizona golf vacation package.

  • 3 Nights: Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
  • 1 Round: El Conquistador Country Club - Conquistador Course
  • 1 Round: Arizona National Golf Club
  • 1 Round: El Conquistador Country Club - Cañada Course
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Iconic Pinehurst

Always dreamed of playing the iconic golf courses at Pinehurst? Make it a reality with our Pinehurst package. Make yourself comfortable at the “Queen of the South,” Pinehurst Resort’s Carolina Hotel. Southern Hospitality and top-notch service are utmost at this legendary hotel. The level of hospitality translates over to the award-winning and world renowned Pinehurst golf courses. The spectacular Pinehurst No. 2 has been named one of America’s best courses. This Donald Ross design is acclaimed for the most complex greens in the world. Course No. 4 was updated by Tom Fazio in 2000, giving it a staggering 188 sand hazards. You’ll also have to contend with the lake that serves as its centerpiece. To commemorate Pinehurst’s Centennial in 1996, Fazio was called upon again to design a special track for Pinehurst. By featuring Donald Ross design elements like dips and swales around greens with Fazio’s idea of larger greens with sloping edges, he made No. 8 one of the best of the Pinehurst courses. There is no course that matches Pinehurst in history, acclaim and great golf. Time to stop dreaming.

  • 3 Nights: Pinehurst Resort and Golf Course
  • 1 Round: Pinehurst Course No. 2
  • 1 Round: Pinehurst Course No. 4
  • 1 Round: Pinehurst Course No. 8
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Top-Notch Tampa Golf


Make your Florida golf vacation an ideal one when you stay at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club.

  • 2 Nights: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
  • 1 Round: Innisbrook - North Course
  • 1 Round: Innisbrook - Island Course
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Beauty and The Boulders in North Scottsdale


For the ultimate golf getaway, look no further than The Boulders Resort in North Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • 3 Nights: The Boulders Resort
  • 1 Round: Boulders North Course
  • 1 Round: Boulders South Course
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