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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Announces ‘Father’s Day Unlimited Golf Getaway’

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – the 2,400-acre resort on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast – announces the “Father’s Day Unlimited Golf Getaway,” including accommodations and golf at two of Florida’s elite courses, starting at $199 per person.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

The package features one round at each Raven and Burnt Pine Golf Clubs with the option of booking additional complimentary rounds (based on availability). Dads also receive a dozen personalized Titleist golf balls; use of carts; and access to Sandestin’s practice facility and driving range. Continue Reading

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Doral Golf Resort & Spa Announces Summer Amateur Tournaments

Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, is offering golfers the opportunity to play against other amateurs in three summer tournaments on its two famed Miami golf courses, the Blue Monster and Great White. As regular golf fees on these courses start at $125 and $210 respectively, the summer tournaments offer golf aficionados (men and women) the chance to play like the pros and enjoy the festivities, including complimentary food and beverages, while saving over 50% on golf fees. Below are further details:

• Summer Solstice Slam – $175 per person*
On Wednesday, June 18, golfers will thank the grass gods with this golf-’til-you-drop event on the longest day of the summer. The 54-hole event spans dawn to dusk on the famous Blue Monster and Great White courses. For those brave enough to take on the marathon golf event, food and beverage will be provided. Golfers save over 50%! Continue Reading

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Oman sees tourism future in golf as well as sunshine

oman middle east golf destinationsIt may have year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, cliff-top forts and desert dunes, but Oman is hoping golf will help it lure more tourists as it tries to wean its economy off oil exports.

Today, the Gulf Arab country has one 9-hole course which is frequented by Western expatriates, businessmen and tourists.

That sand course has seen better days, but foreign investors are developing beach resorts incorporating luxury hotels, villas and condominiums nestled amid 18- and 36-hole golf courses.

At least 10 golf resorts are at various stages of planning or construction around Oman.

They include the $400 million Muscat Golf Course, as well as courses planned as part of the $7 billion Blue City, Dubai Holding’s $2 billion Salam Yiti resort and the Murya project in the southern port city of Salalah. Continue Reading

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