Stuff Your Golfer’s Stocking With A Memorable Excursion
Fly, drive, or even sail to these super golf experiences
Kaitlyn Lee celebrates with father Steve
Photo by Mel Maclaine
Father and Daughter Golf Memories for a Lifetime
A truly special golf gift is entry into the 10th annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament at Ireland’s acclaimed Waterville Golf Links. The Carr Golf event will be held July 24 – 26, 2017. The 2016 edition, by the way, was won by Westchester Country Club’s Steve and Kaitlyn Lee.
The tournament includes three rounds of golf at Waterville, deluxe nightly accommodations, reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, tournament photo, shuttle transportation throughout and prize ceremony complemented by a BBQ dinner. Carr Golf hosted 32 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada and Ireland in 2016 and only a few slots remain for 2017. Entry fee is $3537 excluding airfare.
“The interest in this joyous tournament has been off the charts and we’re looking to double the size of the field in 2017,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “To see fathers and their daughters sharing their love of golf on one of the world’s finest links courses makes this event especially unique and compelling.”
Fly and Play in the Catskills
Wings Air Helicopters has joined with the award-winning mountain resort, Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, to provide on-demand helicopter transportation for Mohonk guests to and from the resort utilizing the on-site landing zone. Service is available to and from New York City, Boston, and Westchester.
Wings Air’s helicopters cover the normally two-hour car trip between Manhattan and New Paltz in approximately 30 minutes, skipping all traffic and treating passengers to amazing scenic views from above. Helicopters can carry up to six passengers and moderate amounts of luggage—including golf clubs.
Once at Mohonk guests can choose from wealth of recreational activities in addition to golf on the resort’s nine-hole course including a spectacular skating pavilion, rock climbing and 85 miles of trails for seasonal hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The glacial-formed Lake Mohonk is ideal for boating, fishing, paddle boarding and swimming and the 30,000-square-foot Spa at Mohonk Mountain House, heated and cooled by a geo-thermal system, features 16 treatment rooms, a solarium, an outdoor heated mineral pool, an indoor heated pool, comprehensive fitness center and yoga/motion studio.
Cruise and Golf, the Perfect Combo
Make a holiday splash and treat your partner to an unforgettable and unique “golf couples” cruise designed by PerryGolf. Every golf enthusiast will be delighted with this innovative travel choice that combines Epicurean experiences, wine tastings, and escorted sightseeing with access to golf on the world’s most highly regarded courses.
Among the many itineraries available is Perry’s 2017 Mediterranean Islands Golf Cruise. You’ll visit Valencia, Mallorca, Menorca, Sardinia, and Corsica aboard Azamara Quest in a club suite with personal butler service. The seven-night cruise includes four rounds of golf. It leaves from Barcelona on 10/21 and ends in Rome on 10/28.
$5,544 per person plus airfare.
Treat the Gang to Hilton Head
Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort delivers a great warm-weather golf getaway for groups tarting at $133 (per person, per night based on quadruple occupancy). The package includes three nights in a two-bedroom villa, three rounds of golf on the acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront, Arthur Hills and George Fazio courses, range balls, dining and pro shop discounts, two hours of tennis court time, and preferred rates and priority access to all other resort activities.
The Heritage Golf Group’s “Hilton Head Island Winter Challenge” is fun and a real value for larger groups. Starting at $160 (per person, per night based on 12 players), it offers three nights’ accommodations, personalized bag tag, tee gift, logoed golf balls and unlimited golf on any of its seven courses. The challenge? If playing at Oyster Reef Golf Club or Robber’s Row, the best individual score of the group will receive a $100 merchandise card.
Test your game on Hilton Head’s newest course as well as the perennial PGA Tour stop, Harbour Town Golf Links, with the “Villa Golf Package” at Sea Pines Resort. Packages starting at $154 (per person, per night, based on quadruple occupancy) include three nights’ accommodations in a private villa with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and up to four bedrooms. Also included are three rounds on iconic Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III plus complimentary afternoon replays, range balls and access to the fitness center.