Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy New Year!!!!!

Greetings from warm Myrtle Beach!!! Yes- it is December 30th and we are in the 60's.

So Grab your clubs, Grab your Buddies and come on down, I know all the northern states are cold and snowy, wouldn't it be nice to hit the links without having to wear a parka!!! Go ahead and give us a call @ 800-929-7300, and we will create a great golf experience for you!!!!

Celebrate!!!

Linda

Friday, December 02, 2005

Back to Nature at the TPC of Myrtle Beach

Every golfer knows the TPC brand name and the service and course conditions that are associated with them. The TPC of Myrtle Beach is no exception, continuously ranked among the top courses in South Carolina. In fact they not only won 2005 Myrtle Beach Course of the year and they were just named South Carolina Course of the Year 2005 as well.

I have played several of the TPC courses and the reason I love Myrtle Beach so much is because it is not overdeveloped with homes. You will only see home sites on one three-hole stretch and the rest of the golf course is all towering pines, lakes, and beautiful grasses. Tom Fazio did a wonderful job of designing a golf course that is very fair and enjoyable from the forward tee boxes but an excellent test of golf from the tips.

The club recently completed all steps necessary to become a fully Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The Audubon Program promotes ecologically sound land management and the conservation of natural resources. They are one of only two clubs along the Grand Strand to receive this certification.

Anyone who has played the TPC can vouch that there is all kinds of wildlife to be seen during your round. Locals tip: Hide your food! Before you start your round the cart attendant will supply you with a Nature Valley granola bar. I have not seen a bar make it past the third hole without a squirrel hopping into the cart grabbing the bar and then having themselves a nice snack. They are harmless but defiantly not shy. Just because you are in the cart don’t think they won’t join you.

If you would like to play this beautiful golf course and choose from many others log onto http://www.golfzoo.com/ and click on the Myrtle Beach link.

Golf Packages!! Wow What a Great Gift Idea

Well, 'Tis The Season, once again you are searching for the perfect gift for that special golfer on your list- Golf Zoo designs Gift Certificates for any amount and to any destination that we offer, complete with pictures, for any occasion- Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary!

Give Golf Zoo a call @ 800-929-7300, and let us design a great golf travel gift for you !!!

Happy Holidays!

Linda

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Golf Zoo Welcomes Craig Gordon!

Golf Zoo is pleased to announce the addition of Craig Gordon to the Golf Zoo Team.

Craig, a PGA apprentice, and formerly Assistant Golf Professional at the TPC Myrtle Beach, begins his career with Golf Zoo as a Golf Vacation Specialist on November 9th in our Myrtle Beach office. Craig's initial area of responsibility will be the Myrtle Beach area, but will soon be offering Hilton Head, SC, all our destinations in North Carolina, as well as other destinations on the Mid-Atlantic Coast as his product knowledge and industry experience grows.

Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and know how in the Myrtle Beach market, especially Southern Myrtle Beach where he resides. He will team up with our current "Myrtle Beach Golf Guru" Linda Wareham, who will be instrumental in his product knowledge, and industry know how, especially on the North end of the strand where she resides.

In short, if you're going to Myrtle Beach, we've "gotcha covered", both on the Northern and Southern ends!

Welcome aboard Craig! We're lucky to have ya.


Click here to see the entire Golf Zoo Team - Golf Zoo is the only National Golf Provider that has their Golf Vacation Specialists IN THE DESTINATIONS THEY SERVICE!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week

Here is the new Life in the Trap golf comic strip this week!:


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Friday, October 28, 2005

Golf Zoo Upgrades Servers!

Golf Zoo is moving servers to a brand new hosting facility that will provide us with improved performance! During this move, you may find our site inaccessible- this move is scheduled to occur the evening of 10/28. Golf Zoo is growing to serve you, our clients, better than ever for the upcoming season. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Will Bill Energize Golf Industry?

Energy regulations signed by President Bush could give the Grand Strand's golf industry a boost, with more evening daylight hours translating into increased revenue at area courses. However, some Myrtle Beach course owners say the tradeoff of one less hour of light in the morning has the potential to hurt their bottom lines.

The Energy Act of 2005, among other things, extends daylight-savings time by four weeks each year beginning in 2007. Some Myrtle Beach area golf leaders say more daylight in the evening will let golfers stay on courses longer. especially during the peak spring season, This will add three weeks to daylight savings time in March and another week in November. While other golf course leaders feel that an extra hour of daylight in the evening means one less hour in the morning and the afternoon business will come at the cost of the higher priced morning rounds. For example- morning rounds between $85-$100 replays are usually a spur of the moment decision by a lot of groups for the cost of a $22.00 cart fee.

Fellow Golfers out there - Let me know: Friend or Foe?

Monday, October 10, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comics of the Week

Here are 2 new Life in the Trap golf comic strips this week!:





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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Clubbing It in Scottsdale

I get alot of inquiries as to where to get clubs fixed here in the Valley of the Sun, so I've compiled a listing of local shops as well as information on the Ping Factory located here in Phoenix. The Ping Factory has walking tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays @9:30 AM. Reservations are needed and the tour takes between 1:45 - 2 hours. You can make reservations by dialing 1-800-474-6434. They are located at: 2201 W Desert Cove Ave Phoenix, AZ 85029

Some local shops that do repairs are:

Nevada Bob's - Valleywide
Van's Pro Shops - Valleywide
Hot Stix - 480.513.1333
Golf USA of Scottsdale - 480.862.7779
Golfsmith - 623.412.9901

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Golf Zoo opens Palm Springs Sales office!

September 1, 2005 - We are very pleased to announce that Lawrence Heraty has joined the Golf Zoo team to open our new local sales office in Palm Springs, California! Golf Zoo and Lawrence have had a relationship for the past 2 years, with Golf Zoo being the fulfillment company for Lawrence's website: www.golfpackages.com

Originally from Southern California, and being a professional caddy for headliners such as Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin and others, Lawrence brings a wealth of knowledge in the golf travel industry, and he will be responsible for sales, service, and vendor relationships for both Palm Springs, and San Diego.

Welcome to the Golf Zoo Team Lawrence!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Golf Zoo seeks Experienced Golf / Travel Salespeople!

Golf Zoo, one of the fastest growing Golf Tour Providers in America is seeking experienced Golf Travel Salespeople in the following destinations:
  • Phoenix / Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Miami / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Ocean City, Maryland
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

These people will be responsible for daily sales and service of customized golf vacations, as well as maintaining relationships with vendors in the applicable region. This is NOT an entry level position - Only those with golf or travel experience need apply. We are seeking enthusiastic and hard working individuals with a strong interest in the golf travel industry. Exceptional communication skills are a must.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation plan with bonuses
  • Medical and dental plans
  • 3 weeks paid time off annually
  • Telecommuting
  • Discounted travel and golf
  • and more...

Join the Golf Zoo team!

To apply, please send cover letter with resume to chris@golfzoo.com

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Eagle Mountain - My overall favorite in Scottsdale

Played The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain last week, and it had been quite a while since I tee'd it up there. It only took me getting to the first tee to remember why it is still one of my all time favorite tracks.

#1, a 582 yard par 5 has a gradual slope downward from the tips all the way to the green - a solid tee shot, and you'll have a go at it in two. (I of course got on in regulation, then three yanked for a bogey...) Both #1 and #10 offer extraordinary views from elevated tees - it's worth stopping for a minute to get a photo op here... #10 is a true "3 shot" par 5 with water all the way down the left hand side. The biggest of hitters may have a chance to go at this green, but for me (a 14 handicapper), it's Driver, 7 iron, then wedge. A truly great par 5 - one of the best par 5's in the valley.

Another reason I love Eagle is that course designer Scott Miller was looking out for those of us who can't remember the last time we hit a bucket of balls. Most of the fairways there are "bowl shaped", so that even a seemingly errant tee shot often will bounce back down into the fairway, or at least get caught up in the rough without going OB. I think I actually only used 2 sleeves of balls all day. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time having fun when I get to the 7th or 8th tee, and have already hit 5 or 6 five dollar Pro V-1's into neverland....

In addition to a fantastic layout, and excellent conditions, (even in mid-August), the PEOPLE at Eagle Mountain make all the difference. Alot of the top rated courses like Eagle Mountain often have a "stuffy" feeling in the pro shop, and it seems as if the staff at other courses want you to feel as though you're lucky to be there. This is not the case at Eagle. You're always greeted with a warm smile and a "Welcome" from the guys behind the counter, the restaurant staff is exceptional, and the "Player Assistants" are nice guys who actually there to HELP YOU, rather than scowl at you if you're 7 minutes behind. It's refreshing to see the "Ranger" or "Player assistant" coming up behind you, only to give you a friendly wave as he passes through.

I've been playing alot of golf in Phoenix / Scottsdale since 1999, and I can honestly say that overall, The Golf Club at Eagle Mountain has been my most enjoyable experience of any course in the valley.

If you're coming to Scottsdale, don't leave town with out teeing it up at Eagle.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week

Here is this week's Life in the Trap golf comic strip:


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Friday, August 05, 2005

Featured Testimonial

"Our trip was amazing. Lori booked us a great room in the perfect location. The courses were wonderful and we really loved the Dinosaur Mountain course- it is a must play again. Lori was great with her recommendations on the courses we should play. The price was great and we love the option of unlimited golf.

Overall this golf weekend was excellent thanks to your company and Lori." -Liz J (vacationed to Arizona).

Our clients come to expect the best, and they receive nothing short of the best. If your researching for your golf vacation, give us a chance to show you how a golf vacation is supposed to be. Please visit our Testimonials page for more!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Amelia Island has it all!

Amelia Island offers 1,350 acres of natural splendor. It is nestled between the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the salt marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway. There are a few options too chose from when it comes to accommodations. There is the beautiful 249-room Amelia Inn with private balconies overlooking the Atlantic. There are also numerous one-, two- and three- bedroom spacious condominium villas just minutes from the Amelia Inn.

When it comes to golf , there are 54 holes designed by three of the world's most distinguished golf architects - Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Bobby Weed. These courses will test golfers of all skill levels. For you golfers that have seen the recent Taylor Made commercials - "own the tee", the 16th tee box on the Ocean Links course is used for that commercial.

The resort also has plenty of other things to keep everyone occupied - shoppes, restaurants, tennis, pools and a spa. Amelia Island Plantation is a wonderful stay and play resort. The golf is unlimited daily!

If your looking to play a lot of golf daily or just a couple of rounds on the weekend - I would strongly advise giving Amelia Island Plantation a shot. For information about golf packages at Amelia Island - please visit www.golfzoo.com or call 888.333.6103

Monday, July 11, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week

Here is this week's Life in the Trap golf comic strip:


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Cigar Aficionado?

Well if you are, I have the place for you- Nicks Cigar World. It is literally a 1200 sq foot walk-in humidor Cigars by the box or single from Arturo Fuente to Romeo Y Julieta. Pipe Smoker? Nick has you covered with fine pipe tobaccos and pipes as well. Nick also has a great selection of humidors for home and travel. There is a sitting area if you would like to enjoy a smoke with free beer, Yes FREE BEER, Nicks is located at 2705 Hwy 17 North Myrtle Beach, SC. Phone # 843-361-8266, also visit the website nickscigarworld.com, to order online and if you stop by the store- tell Nick, Linda from Golf Zoo sent you,

Enjoy!!!

Linda

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Orlando golf on a Grand Scale

From the moment you go through the guard gate at Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida - you know your in for a special day. Grand Cypress is 45 holes designed by Jack Nicklaus. The North and South course opened in 1984, with the East following soon after in 1986. The North, South and East are typical Nicklaus - tall mounds, well positioned water, and tough greens with bunkers positioned to catch slightly errant shots. The New course is a complete contrast to the other courses. The new course was opened in 1988 and is like playing the Old Course at St. Andrews. The driving areas are very large, but well positioned pot bunkers await the unsuspecting Titleist Pro V1x.

Grand Cypress is a stay and play facility. There are 1 - 4 bedroom villa's available right on property. Grand Cypress is offering unlimited golf to their guest from now until 9/30/05. The first round is booked, then the second round is set up day of play.

The golf courses have hosted such tournaments as the World Cup of Golf, Greg Norman's Shark Shootout, Skills Challenge and the LPGA.

Any golfer that is looking for quality facilities, quality service and especially quality golf - then Grand Cypress is your place. To book a stay and play at Grand Cypress, please go to www.golfzoo.com or call 888.333.6103.

Friday, June 24, 2005

TPC Golf- Las Vegas Style

My first impression with the TPC at the Canyons clubhouse from the outside was very classy and understated. Then you are reminded this is a PGA Tour facility and course by the posters from the Michelin Championship and TPC pin flags. Located in Summerlin about 20 minutes west of the Strip, TPC offers a quality golf experience through their excellent service and quality playing surfaces. There are several hotel casinos close to the course and very easy to do a stay and play package in Summerlin.

But let's talk about the golf. It is a great desert golf experience with many trees, deep canyons and even water!!! Multiple sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer from beginner to single digit handicaps. There are still many "gut check" shots to be had from any tees. The subtle changes in elevation along with the desert breeze will have you debating club selection often. Due to a slightly higher elevation than the Strip area, TPC is able to maintain bent grass greens which provide a faster, more consistent putting surface. It a great feature of the course.

I encourage anyone that comes to Vegas to get away from the Strip for a few hours and play one of PGA Tour's finest facilities. You can find more information on Las Vegas golf and book a golf getaway at the TPC Canyons at www.golfzoo.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week

Here is this week's Life in the Trap golf comic strip:


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Thursday, June 02, 2005

For all of you beefeaters out there......

Practically every group that comes to Scottsdale wants to know where to have a good steak.
I've compiled a list of good restaurants throughout the Valley which should help satisfy the meat lover in you:

Maestro's- 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.585.9500
Flemings - 20753 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.538.8000
Drinkwater's City Hall - 6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.941.4700
Don & Charlie's - 7501 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.990.0900
Pink Pony - 3831 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 480.945.6697

Don't forget to pack your Lipitor.................

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Myrtle Beach Dining

Living in Myrtle Beach for the past 19 years my quest has been to find a great Italian Restaurant being from New York. I have to say I am quite spoiled, I have dined at all the most popular spots, and then one evening I dined at Luigis, and low and behold I came to the end of my quest, Luigi's has an extensive Menu and daily specials at least 10 a day but the great part is if there is something you really want that is not on the menu or the specials just ask Luigi and he will make it for you, yes there is a Luigi, a true Italian Chef, who does all the cooking himself from the bread, with the awesome dipping oil to the brushetta which is a staple at the eatery on the table as soon as you sit down, to the homemade pasta dishes, My favorite is The Chicken Florentine as well as The Veal Marsala, they only serve Beer and Wine but they have some great Chianti's to choose from, Dress is casual, Luigis is located on 52nd Ave N Kings Hwy, in Myrtle Beach, for dining on a weekend, please make a reservation. Luigis is quaint and the tables fill up quickly, being a locals favorite spot, Phone # 843-692-9294

Grazie,

Ciao,

Linda

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Featured Testimonial

"I brought eleven of the most hard-to-please guys I know on this golf trip. Without exception, everyone was very impressed. Shortly after I dragged myself into the office this morning, I started receiving the e-mails asking when we were doing it again. I would recommend GolfZoo to anyone.

This was my first attempt at setting up a golf trip and I was very apprehensive. Chris put me at ease the first time we spoke on the phone. Chris knew exactly what we were looking for got it done. The trip went off without a hitch. The rental cars were new, the courses were terrific, the accommodations were better than advertised and the top-notch service continued until the day we left. Simply put, Chris did an awesome job!!

'The Estate' is the ideal place for a larger golf group. The Estate was clean, decorated tastefully and had all the amenities (big screen TV, poker table, pool table, swimming pool, and most importantly, the kegerator). Lisa did a great job cleaning, shopping, finding us places to eat and making sure we were always comfortable." - Anthony J (vacationed to Arizona).

Our clients come to expect the best, and they receive nothing short of the best. If your researching for your golf vacation, give us a chance to show you how a golf vacation is supposed to be. Please visit our Testimonials page for more!

Monday, May 23, 2005

"Serenity now"

I just went to Jekyll Island for the first time. In the infamous words of George Castanza's dad, "serenity now" is very appropriate for this golf destination. Jekyll Island has 63 holes of golf at one location. There are 3 - 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course. Each course winds its way through thick Georgia woods and water. All the courses are unique and full of character. While on the island I stayed at Jekyll Oceanfront Resort. This facility has a combination of standard hotel rooms, along with one and two bedroom villas. Amenities include a very good steak restaurant, tiki bar, nice size pool, and live music and karoke on the weekends.

Jekyll Island is the perfect getaway for a group of golfers, just looking to relax and play golf. Jekyll Island is southern hospitality at its finest. From either the Jekyll Oceanfront Resort or the Island Club Hotel - the golf is within 10 minutes.

Next time you find yourself yelling "Serenity now!", help is just a website away - www.golfzoo.com.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Jekyll Island- Golf Zoo's Newest Destination



Jekyll Island, Georgia offers an unmatched variety of golf experiences operating from one facility and is Georgia's largest public golf resort. The laid back atmosphere combined with quality conditions have made Jekyll Island a popular group and tournament site. The pristine scenery and beautifully landscaped oceanside courses make an average day of golf outstanding!

A little bit of history of Jekyll Island: 1924 - The USGA begins tests on Jekyll Island, Ga., to determine the standard golf ball of the future. For over a century, golf on Jekyll Island has shared an intimate relationship with some of golfs legends.... Walter Travis, Karl Keffer, Harry Mulligan, Tommy Bean, Dick Wilson, Joe Lee, & Johnny Paulk... Combined with an array of lodging options and a variety of island amenities, Jekyll is also known as a top golf destination. Individuals and golf groups enjoy the wide variety of golf all played from one pro shop and restaurant. Jekyll Island hotels also offer all-inclusive Golf Passport packages that allow you to visit 10 different golf courses.

Stay tuned- we will have more info for you regarding this new destination soon!

Monday, May 16, 2005

Grayhawk Talon - Better Bring your "A" Game!



Played Grayhawk Talon last Sunday, and was quite humbled, but still impressed...


It had been at least a year since I had played either the Raptor or the Talon course at Grayhawk, so I played the Talon course, remembering that it was a little more forgiving than the Raptor. (The last time I played Raptor, all I could remember was trying to hit 4 irons out of fairway bunkers all day, which lead me to drink myself through the back nine...)

The Talon course is definately the more user friendly for handicaps of 12-20. After having a nice breakfast at Phil's Grille, my playing partner and I thoroughly enjoyed hacking our way around Talon.

The highlight of the day was #17, "Devils Drink" a 114 yard dicey par 3 (wedge) that's is all carry over water. I won the $5.00 "closest to the pin" bet, and then (of course) three yanked it and paid my buddy $10.00. Although either course at Grayhawk has always been a challenge for me, I escaped with a somewhat respectable 87.

The staff (as always) was excellent, and conditions were prime time. The dogs at the turn are one of the best in the valley!

If you're the typical bogey golfer, then I would stongly recommend the Talon course first, then try your luck (and believe me, you'll need some) on the Raptor.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic of the Week!

Here is this weeks Life in the Trap golf comic strip- remember- there will be 2 new strips each month- so bookmark us or subscribe to our feed for the updates! Enjoy!


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Friday, April 22, 2005

Unlimited Golf in Scottsdale- Free Breakfast... Free Beer... Does it get any better?


Scottsdale is ranked as the 8th best golf destination in the world by Golf Digest for a reason, and we've put together a great Stay and Play for the "Die Hard" who wants ALOT of the BEST golf in the Scottsdale area, but doesn't want to spend $200.00 per round!!!

From June 1, 2005 until September 1, come to Scottsdale and stay in a Two Bedroom suite (with four seperate beds) located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, enjoy free buffet breakfast every morning, free cocktails in the evening Monday through Thursday, and play UNLIMITED GOLF at seven of the highest rated courses in the valley. This is a deal that simply can't be beaten.

Package includes:
This package is valid from June 1, 2005 through September 1, 2005.

Prices are based on 4 golfers per Golfer Suite. Extra nights available. Other courses also available. Afternoon rounds will only be booked on the day of play based on availability.

$79.95 per person per day weekdays.
$89.95 per person per day weekends.

These packages book quickly, call 888.867.6921 today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Life in the Trap Golf Comic Strip!

Need a break from work or have a laugh while you are planning your golf vacation? Be sure to come back often to see the latest installment of Life in the Trap- a golf-related comic strip that we will be featuring here 2x a month. Here is the first one- Enjoy!


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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Golf Zoo office locations are everywhere!

The most obvious difference between Golf Zoo and some "other" golf packaging companies is that Golf Zoo actually has travel specialists in the destination that you want to travel. Have a look at the following map:



There will be additional offices added soon! This speaks volumes to their knowledge and experience. And they are not just salesreps, they are Golfers. They know the game. They know what courses to play and what courses are best suited for a particular golfer. You don't need me telling you about what an advantage this is when planning a golf vacation. I will also be posting some testimonials that we have received from Golf Zoo clients periodically. Who knows, you may even read your own here!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Have a look at our latest eNewsletter!

We just sent our latest eNewsletter with Golf Specials in Arizona, Myrtle Beach, Orlando and Ocean City. Check it out! If your looking to go to a different destination, we have other specials going to other places as well.

Ocean City Spring Training

Book your golf trip to Ocean City through Golf Zoo and you and every member of your group will get a FREE one year subscription to Golf Magazine!

Also, don't miss Spring Training 2005 in Ocean City - Through April 30th, get FREE Golf Clinics every Monday thru Wednesday at 10am and 2pm. Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teacher Clinic will be available on Thursday's from 10am to 5pm. Call us today for dates, teacher's and participating golf courses at 1-800-929-7300.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

"The Estate" Unlimited Golf Die Hard Special

Summer Unlimited Die Hard Special
Golf Zoo's "The Estate" was introduced in the fall of 2004, and has become an instant favorite for larger groups of golfers who want it all. "The Estate is a 4100 sq. foot private estate in Northeast Scottsdale that can sleep up to 12 people, all in their own bed. Put quite simply.... it's loaded. The amenities are unbelievable:
  • Private Pebbletech Pool
  • Private 6 man Jacuzzi
  • Two big screen TV's with DVD players, digital cable and surround sound
  • Weber gas powered grille on the back deck
  • Professional Pool Table
  • Big back deck with phenomenal views!
  • "Kegerator" - icy cold beer 24/7.

From now until September 15, come to Scottsdale, and stay somewhere truly memorable while playing UNLIMITED GOLF at four of the highest rated courses in the valley. This is a deal that simply can't be beaten.

Package includes:

This package is valid from June 1, 2005 through September 15, 2005.

$99.95 per person per day Weekdays,
$119.95 per person per day Weekends.

Call today for this Special! Space is limited! 1-800-929-7300

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Dinosaur is still my absolute favorite...

Played Dinosaur Mtn at Gold Canyon last Saturday - with all the rain we received in January and February, the conditions were phenomenal - the best I have ever seen in the 6 years I've been playing out there.

Greens were slick and perfect, and the rough was mowed low and tight. Just like a hack like me needs it to be....

This course definately has the most dramatic elevation changes and breathtaking views of any course in the valley. #2 and #5 are two of the best par 3's in Scottsdale in my opinion - both require picking the right stick. #2 is 174 from the blues where I'd normally hit a hard 6 iron, but with the elevation change, I hit an 8-iron long. At hole #5 - Ya gotta play it from the tips...it's a 236 yard shot, but with the elevation change, you should be able to get home with a 3 or 4 iron - awesome views. This tee box is where you should break out the camera.

If you haven't played "The Dino" yet, now is the time. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Golf Zoo Redesigns Website- Adds Live Help & eYardageBooks

Golf Zoo redesigns its website and adds two new features to further enhance customer service. Live Help allows the visitor to the website the ability to get help from a local golf travel specialist during the research and booking stages of their vacation planning by simply clicking a button. Golf Zoo has also added eYardageBooks that gives the user the ability to pre-plan their next round of golf using the online Golfwits maps to view the course layout and scorecard.

Read the complete Press Release!

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Golf Zoo - Best Choice in Golf Vacation Packages

Golf Zoo offers discount golf vacation packages to a number of destinations. Follow the links below for each destination:

Alabama
Robert Trent Jones Trail

Arizona
Phoenix/Scottsdale

California
Palm Springs
San Diego

Canada
Banff, Alberta
Mt Tremblant
Whistler, B.C.

Florida
Daytona
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Meyers
Jacksonville
Miami
Naples
Orlando
West Palm / Boca Raton
Sarasota
Stuart / Port Lucie
Tampa / St Petersburg

Maryland
Ocean City / DE Shore
Deep Creek Lake

Mexico
Cabo San Lucas

Nevada
Las Vegas

North Carolina
Asheville
Brunswick Islands
Charlotte
Fayetteville
Pinehurst
Raleigh

South Carolina
Hilton Head
Myrtle Beach

Virginia
Williamsburg


Explore more than 30 of the best golf resorts in the US, Canada and Mexico. We have lodging and golf course guides that feature photos, descriptions and prices as well as *new* course layouts and scorecards to make your golf vacation planning a breeze. You can create your own discount golf package using our interactive website.

Call us at 888-257-5230 to speak to one of our travel specialists located in Arizona, South Carolina, Florida and Maryland.