Fairmont Unveils New Golf Packages for Spring 2014

Fairmont Unveils New Golf Packages for Spring 2014
Take for instance, the Birdies, Bogeys and Breakfast golf package at the award-winning Fairmont Kea Lani on Maui (pictured above). Ideally located on Maui's beautiful Polo Beach, the package provides accommodations in a one-bedroom suite of villa; one round of golf for two each day on any of the three acclaimed golf courses at neighboring Wailea Golf Club, deluxe breakfast buffet each morning for two adults, complimentary shuttle to and from the golf club and complimentary TaylorMade golf club rentals for Fairmont President's Club members. Rates start at $824 USD per night, based on double occupancy, and are subject to availability.

Those seeking to venture to the historic “Home of Golf” need to look no further than the Fairmont St Andrews. The five-star, cliff-top resort overlooking St Andrews, Scotland is featuring its Golf for Two vacation package this spring and summer. The package includes luxury accommodations and full traditional Scottish breakfast plus a round of golf for each guest on either of Fairmont's two courses – the Torrance or Kittocks. Both are among the highest rated new golf courses in the UK and the Torrance has hosted the final qualifying round for the Open Championship as well as the Scottish Senior Open. Rates start from £149.50 per person per night and include 20% VAT, based on double occupancy in a Fairmont Guestroom.

In keeping with the championship theme, golf travelers looking to warm their bones should consider The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The AAA Five-Diamond resort is located in the heart of the self-proclaimed “World's Finest Golf Destination” of Scottsdale, Arizona, and it's Championship Golf Package gives guests the opportunity to test their skills against Scottsdale's current and former PGA TOUR host sites – TPC Scottsdale (host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open) and Grayhawk Golf Club (former host site of the Frys.com Open). The package includes accommodations, one round of golf per adult guest per paid night at any of the resort's preferred courses, complimentary use of the practice facility prior to golf, complimentary transportation to and from the golf club and complimentary assistance from the resort's golf concierge. Rates are based on season and availability. TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course will be closed for renovation from May to November 2014.

For those traveling with a non-golfer, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in the heart of Sonoma, California's Wine Country may strike just the right balance of luxury and excitement. The popular Spa Tees Package provides signature accommodations, two cocktails in the newly renovated lobby bar, 380 North, one round of golf at the legendary Sonoma Golf Club and one 60-minute spa treatment at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa's acclaimed Willow Stream Spa. Just minutes from the resort, Sonoma Golf Club is an exclusive, private golf course that offers exclusive access to Fairmont guests. Willow Stream Spa is one of the only luxury resort spas in the nation with its own source of thermal mineral water which flows from 1,100 feet directly beneath the resort at 135 degrees. Rates for the Spa Tees package start at $429 USD per night based upon season and double occupancy.

For an easier trip from the East Coast, The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda is highlighting its Riddell's Bay Golf Package which provides luxury accommodations, as well as exclusive access for two rounds of golf at Riddell's Bay Golf Club, Bermuda's most historic private golf club. Ground transportation to and from Riddell's Bay is provided, as well. Additionally, guests may choose to enjoy Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton, host site of the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship, Fairmont Southampton's acclaimed Willow Stream Spa, and private beach club (additional costs apply). Rates for the Riddell's Bay Golf Package start at $479 USD per night, based on double occupancy with minimum 3-night stay.

For something truly exotic, golf travelers should consider an escape to Fairmont Zimbali Lodge or Fairmont Zimbali Resort near Durban, South Africa. Set along South Africa's sublime east coast, nestled between a forest reserve and a shimmering sea, the two luxury properties offer incredible natural beauty as well as pockets of urban flair and rich Zulu heritage. Guests of Fairmont Zimbali Lodge who book a stay of four nights with a travel agent will receive unlimited golf and use of golf cart at the esteemed Zimbali Country Club, selected by Golf Digest as one of the Top 5 golf experiences in South Africa. Or, guests may book the Practice Your Swing golf package directly from the resort. This package provides accommodations, one round of golf for two at Zimbali Country Club, and use of golf cart, as well as breakfast and dinner. Rates begin at R4,683 per room, per night.

To learn more about Fairmont's golf properties and golf vacation packages, visit www.fairmont.com.