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  1. You really can’t go wrong with the AZ weather and variety of courses that time of year. Just to throw one other option in - Reynolds Lake Oconee. Weather would probably be better in the latter part of April (I was there the last weekend of April this year and it was great for golf), but not a deal breaker early in the month. ATL flights are easy from anywhere, and it’s not much further than Tampa-Streamsong. Plenty of courses for variety and rental villas, although you do have to drive between the various courses and lodging.
  2. Streamsong would be the best golf, and also get their cheapest rates given it's the summer, so that's an option. Otherwise, it would certainly be more direct to drive down the Gulf coast. I'd suggest something like: Leave Atlanta Thursday AM, drive to Brookville (about 6.5 from Atlanta) and play World Woods (Pine Barrens) in the afternoon You could either stay up that way and play the other World Woods course Friday AM, or drive down closer to Tampa and play something like Innisbrook on Friday. Copperhead is the course that hosts the PGA Tour event that was held last
  3. I think one important question would be is this purely based on the golf, or are other amenities or proximity to other activities important to you. If you're planning to play every day for three weeks, I'd personally also consider a club with multiple courses for some variety. Here are a couple of options that I'm aware of that might be worth considering: Saucon Valley Country Club - 3 courses, about an hour outside of Philly, has hosted a number of USGA events. They also have a trial program for 2021 where you could check it out before fully committing: https://ww
  4. Are you playing The Ocean Course as part of your package? And if so, was there an upcharge to play?
  5. The e-mail had a live link as well I should have shared: https://kiawahresort.com/packages/golf/golf-or-gourmet-escape/
  6. I just got the e-mail from Kiawah that the deal is out for this year (November 8 - March 3, with blackout dates around Thanksgiving and the New Year's holiday). I don't recall exactly what the terms were last year, but the bolded section below jumped out at me in this year's offer details: *Rates are based on availability for a Sanctuary garden view room or a one-bedroom scenic view villa. Room upgrades available at an additional cost. Taxes and villa resort fee additional. Does not include golf at The Ocean Course or dining at The Ocean Room or The Atlantic Room. Offer valid 11/0
  7. All would be a bit further, but interesting options I've come across would be: Forest Creek or Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) in the Pinehurst area - each have two courses which is appealing Reynolds Lake Oconee or Cuscowilla (about 90 minutes from ATL) A bit closer to Savannah from Secession would be Berkeley Hall Given your location, Dormie Network could be a good option too - Dormie Club, Ballyhack, and Victoria National all within reach if you'd be open to a multi-club type membership
  8. Just got back from Kiawah after playing Friday - Sunday with a group of 8 guys on the Golf or Gourmet Package. Weather was a little dicey, but turned out alright - especially compared to the day before we played, when it was 40 and raining. After staying in Charleston the night before, kicked things off Friday at The Ocean Course with an 11:30 tee time, with highs around 43 and 30 mph wind gusts. Winter gloves were absolutely necessary and it was cold, but not unbearable (I am from Minnesota, but we had guys from Florida and the Carolinas as well). Among the better golfers in the group (3-
  9. I got a pouch and a zip-tie from a FedEx location as well, worked smooth
  10. What non-golf related activities are you looking for? My wife and I recently did a golf-heavy Whistling Straits (2 nights, 3 rounds) trip so didn't have a chance to experience the spa, but by all accounts is top notch. You could also pair Whistling Straits with the Lake Geneva, which has solid (but not Top 100) golf and great lake activities.
  11. Looks like you might be going by Turning Stone near Syracuse, NY. Warren Course at Notre Dame could be a good stop before it hosts the US Senior Open this year.
  12. Haven't had the opportunity to visit, but I've always had my eye on Forest Creek in Pinehurst - two Fazio courses in the Sandhills, pretty great looking locker room. Flights into RDU are plentiful and just over an hour from the airport by the looks of it, so fairly accessible. Club has gone through some changes in the last couple years - was on track to be bought by a company out of CA before Fazio joined up with a couple of members and bought it. Initiation appears to down to $25K from $50K at the moment, so could be some uncertainty to its long-term future.
  13. Sounds like you've settled on Phoenix - really can't go wrong with that. For a future trip, keep in mind that Northern MN is within 6-8 hours of basically all of Iowa. Giants Ridge has two great courses (The Quarry and the Legend) and the Wilderness at Fortune Bay is only about 45 minutes away. Make Giants Ridge your home base (they have hotels or rental houses/condos). Golf is in the $60-75 per round range for some great courses. Terrific spot for a summer or early fall getaway. Northland Country Club in Duluth would be on the way, and while private, would be worth trying to get on.
  14. Troon North does have walking caddies, played there last weekend and saw a few out with groups. Forecaddies are also an option. http://www.troonnorthgolf.com/caddie_services/ I'd suggest the Monument course if you're worried about difficulty. More forgiving off the tee and fewer forced carries.
  15. I am from the Twin Cities, and have noticed that many courses have raised their rates for the week. The courses listed above are all good (especially Legends Club and Troy Burne). Rush Creek (Maple Grove) experienced significant flooding last week and is likely closed indefinitely. Also, I do know that Deer Run (Victoria) has been rented out by a hospitality group for the week, so likely is unavailable. Other courses that come to mind are: Willingers Golf Club (Northfield) - haven't played, but heard good things StoneRidge Golf Club (Stillwater) - play often, links-style course that's
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