It’s still a long, cold winter in much of North America, but the calendar finally is turning towards spring. So with that in mind, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ warm-weather golf destinations are terrific locales for golfers and families alike (www.fairmont.com).
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A Climate You Can Count On – At Fairmont Southampton, the largest resort on the island, it’s always Bermuda shorts weather – guaranteed. So confident is the resort about the nice weather, any time the daily temperature doesn’t reach at least 63F/17C (from January to March), guests receive a refund for their stays that night. The Bermuda Shorts Guarantee is valid for trips booked between now and March 10th and good for stays through March 30, 2018.
Bermuda’s Best – For those who’d prefer to explore the golf experiences that await them in Bermuda, Fairmont Southampton has the Bermuda Golf Around Eagle Package. Valid through March 30, 2018, the package can be expanded to include stays from three to 10 nights and features luxury accommodations, daily breakfast and golf on Bermuda’s most celebrated courses, including the fabled Mid Ocean, Port Royal, Turtle Hill, Tucker’s Point and Belmont Hills.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Another popular destination for snowed in golf travelers is the sun-drenched desert of Scottsdale, Arizona. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess puts golf travelers in the heart of this desert oasis. New this year at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess are:
The New Gold Standard: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess recently refreshed its 69 Fairmont Gold Junior Suites with new Southwest chic furnishings, giving the rooms a modern feel with clean lines in a cream palette. Nestled in a secluded enclave of the resort, many of the rooms overlook the TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course, host site of the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, and offer private check-in, a dedicated concierge and an exclusive lounge serving breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres daily.
Play Like a Champion: The resort’s Championship Golf Package includes overnight accommodations and one round of golf per adult guest, per paid night at TPC Scottsdale, or Grayhawk Golf Club, former host of the PGA Tour’s Frys.com Open. Plus, Fairmont’s President’s Club Members receive complimentary one-day admission to Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess for two adults. The package is valid year-round and based on availability. Rates are based on season and subject to change.
Course Maintenance: Well & Being Spa at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has a full menu of services designed to help golfers stay on top of their game throughout their stay. These include a host of deep-tissue and sports massages, acupuncture for pain relief, therapeutic cupping to promote healing, and fitness classes to increase strength, flexibility and balance.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
With its world-famous beaches, mild year-round climate, dozens of top-quality golf courses and one of North America’s hottest craft beer scenes, San Diego is in a class by itself for golf getaways. When it comes to combining spectacular golf with incomparable luxury, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar should be at the top of the list.
Canyon to Coast: Fairmont Grand Del Mar and its acclaimed Grand Golf Club have partnered with Torrey Pines Golf Club to create The Canyon to Coast Package that offers accommodations for two nights at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and two rounds of golf – one at The Grand Golf Club and one on Torrey Pines’ famed South Course, host of the 2008 US Open as well as the upcoming 2021 US Open. Fairmont Grand Del Mar provides concierge booking service to guests at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Green fees for Torrey Pines are paid directly to Torrey Pines Golf Course and range from $140 to $186 per player.
Grand Golf Getaway: For those who simply want to enjoy the beauty and subtle nuances of San Diego’s only Tom Fazio golf course at the Grand Golf Club, Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers the Grand Golf Getaway. This package provides luxury accommodations and two rounds of golf daily. Plus, guests are free to enjoy all the other amenities of Fairmont Grand Del Mar, such four heated pools, two pro-style tennis courts, the Spa at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, and the choice of six distinct dining venues.
Fuel for the Fire: Fairmont Grand Del Mar has one of the best selections of dining venues in Southern California. The Clubhouse Grill is the ideal place for delicious casual dining with a decided California flare. Players can start the day with refreshing smoothies and breakfast classics, stop by for lunch featuring sandwiches, burgers and Baja classics, then watch the sun go down with a Southern California-inspired tapas menu, including crispy calamari, ahi tuna fresh poke, and delicious smoked chicken wings. Of course, each can be paired with the Grill’s collection of local craft beers. For upscale dining, adjacent to the Clubhouse Gill is Addison, the only five-star restaurant in San Diego. It features Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley’s artisanal approach to cooking, combining local ingredients with contemporary French influences.