Travel Insider

By: Brian McCallen

Convenient to the historic Village of Pinehurst, N.C., Talamore Golf Resort is offering an Extended Stay Program for golfers seeking an “out of town” membership for a few weeks or months. Geared to snowbirds, the program offers unlimited greens fees (cart included) at Talamore (Rees Jones) and Mid South Club (Arnold Palmer). Accommodations are available at Talamore’s golf villas or Mid South’s lodges. Extended Stay guests have playing privileges from Monday—Thursday; and 10 a.m. from Friday—Sunday. Seven-day advance tee time booking privileges are also included.

Have your heart set on visiting the “Home of Golf” in Scotland next year? PerryGolf, the Atlanta-based tour operator, reports “generally comfortable availability” on the Old Course at St. Andrews for every month of the 2014 season. The exception is September, when public access is limited because the Old Course closes for the R&A’s annual member meetings and for the Dunhill Links tournament. Access to the fabled venue will be increasingly limited in the near future, as the Old Course hosts its 29th Open Championship in July 2015. 

The ANNIKA Academy—Hall-of-Famer Annika Sorenstam’s golf instruction and fitness school at Reunion Resort near Orlando, Fla.—is renewing its annual Holiday Sale for multi-day golf instruction programs, golf lessons, and Callaway club fittings. Through Dec. 31, purchases of many of the academy’s packages, including the “Player’s 2 Day” and “Soren-Slam” lesson programs, will receive a 20 percent discount. 

Looking to rediscover an old favorite on the outskirts of Myrtle Beach? New management at Sea Trail Golf Resort, a 54-hole complex in Sunset Beach, N.C. with courses by Rees Jones, Willard Byrd, and Dan Maples, has initiated a multi-million dollar restoration program to include bunker renovations and other enhancements. Sea Trail’s three courses and the convention center will remain open during the renovation period, with a grand reopening planned for April, 2014. 

Golframes, a prime source for classic artwork, images, and golf plans from around the world, is featuring discounted holiday specials on a variety of its products. Choose from framed routings of classic courses like Cypress Point or St. Andrews, or delve into the Golframe Club Edition Program, which offers existing photography, archival images, and routing plans to collectors of golf memorabilia.


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