Monday, November 07, 2016

Hot Deals: Grand Cypress Golf Club


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The first thing that comes to most people’s mind when the City of Orlando is mentioned is probably the Walt Disney World Resort. But, not only does the City of Magic offer some of the world’s most magnificent theme parks, it also provides many of the best golf courses found anywhere in North America. One of the things that sets Orlando apart from other golfing destinations around the world is the weather. The prime time to book a golf vacation to Orlando is during the mild season that typically runs from the months of October through April. Visitors tend to encounter less rainfall during this timeframe, while still enjoying ideal temperatures for golf. If you are not sure where to golf in the state of Florida, then you are encouraged to contact the golf vacation specialists at Golf Zoo for specific recommendations and information regarding hot deals. For instance, the Grand Cypress Golf Club has quickly become one of the most popular golfing destinations in all of Orlando.
Visitors of the Cypress Golf Club are privy to an unforgettable golf setting featuring 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf. Golfers can opt for a couple of different settings there including the nine hole North, South and East Courses; or the New Course. The North-South courses feature everything from fairways with sharp ledges to tall shaggy mounds. Many of the holes on these courses demand accuracy versus physical strength. Then, for golfers seeking steeper bunkers and slopes, the New Course is considered a Scottish links masterpiece complete with double greens, stone bridges walls and pot bunkers as deep as 12 feet. This course is suggested for those golfers that desire generous landing areas because there aren't too many trees planted along its landscape.

In addition to award winning golf, the Grand Cypress Golf Club also offers a variety of other resort activities for people of all ages including:

• Fitness Center
• In-Room Spa Services
• Swimming Pool
• Sauna and hot tub
• Bicycle Fleet and trails
• Grand Cypress Racquet Club
• Swimming Pool and waterslide
• Marilyn Monroe Spa
• Pitch 'n' Putt Golf
• Rock Wall
• Lake Windsong access
• Game Room
• Daily transportation to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal (reservations required)
• Fishing Pools and Tackle


If you would like to book a golf vacation package to Orlando, or perhaps another city in Florida, then you can visit GolfZoo.com to view the latest hot deals being offered for the Grand Cypress Golf Club and many other exclusive golf packages. Remember, Golf Zoo is the only national Golf Vacation company that has their Golf Vacation Specialists in the destination they service, so their local knowledge will become a valuable asset upon booking your vacation! They also maintain special rate agreements with all of their hotel, condo, private rental home and golf course partners. Golf Zoo package rates will always be lower than the cost of planning the trip by yourself.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Jacksonville Golf Packages: Golf Courses Designed by Legends

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Also known as “The River City,” Jacksonville is home to the PGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame. The PGA Tour even makes an annual stop there during May for the The Players Championship. So, it shouldn't be too surprising that Jacksonville offers some of the best golf courses in the world. In fact, the golf vacation specialists at Golf Zoo have exclusive Jacksonville golf packages to dozens of tour-caliber courses designed by legends such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Mark McCumber. From stunning beaches to the downtown renaissance, there are also plenty of other exciting activities in and around “Jax.” But, the weather is always ideal for golf, and you can book golf packages that offer challenges for players of every skill level, ranging from top oceanside resorts to popular public courses.
Here are some of the most popular Jacksonville golf packages:

• Bent Creek Golf Course - Often referred to as Jacksonville’s “best kept secret,” the Bent Creek Golf Course has achieved the reputation as Jacksonville's premier public golf course. The course was first introduced in 1989 and features a budget friendly 6,620-yard, Par 71 championship layout complete with towering pines, creeks, Bermuda grass greens, plush fairways and a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility.

• World Golf Village - Featuring the World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village also showcases a Golf Festival. Typically held during the month of September, the Golf Festival is a unique event with interactive activities including free golf clinics, food trucks, live music and even special appearances by Hall of Fame members. When it comes time to golf, then you can choose from either the King & Bear or Slammer & Squire courses. The King & Bear is renown for being a “driver’s” course with over 7,200 yards
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• Eagle Landing - The Eagle Landing course features tees ranging from championship caliber to youth levels. The 7,037 yard course was designed by Clyde Johnston and offers an impressive golf clubhouse with sports bar, well-equipped pro shop, locker rooms, and an elegant restaurant with sparkling water and fairway views.

• Windsor Parke Golf Club - This semi-private golf course was designed by Arthur Hills and is known as a beginner-friendly course. It features 18-holes of Championship Golf along with pro golf lessons, full practice facilities and a complete pro shop.

An obvious advantage of booking Jacksonville golf packages through Golf Zoo is that they have golf vacation specialists stationed in each of the destinations that they serve. So, if you are looking for a specific type of golf course, then their specialists can recommend and provide first-hand knowledge of the golf clubs for the region that they serve. Planning a golf vacation to your dream destination is easy with Golf Zoo. Simply call 800.929.7300 or visit them online to request a trip quote.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Orlando Golf Packages: Visiting the Theme Park Capitol of the World

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When one thinks of Orlando, Florida, the first thing that comes to many people’s mind is the famous amusement parks and museums that are readily available to the tourist and resident, but it is not the only thing that makes the city famous. Orlando is home to many premier golf courses that are considered some of the best on the eastern seaboard. There are very few courses in the United States that rival the layout and the quality of golf courses that the magical city provides.

The magical city's golf courses have been designed by some of the world's top golf designers with naturally occurring golf fields that take into consideration the beautiful landscape that Florida has to offer. Golfers get to play under magnificent oaks, pines, and Magnolia trees, while the fairways and bunkers are strategically placed to create a challenge for even the most experienced player.
Orlando is full of wonder and never a place anyone can get bored. Filled with excitement and adventure, there are even things you can do when you are not on the field racking up good game time. Not only are the amusement parks available to those who like the thrills, but also historical Orlando sites can be enjoyed. Visit the Orange County Regional History Center, or one of the many delicious restaurants the city boasts.

When it comes to golfing, especially a vacation where the plan is to visit as many golf courses as possible, it can get quite expensive. There is hope for the avid golfer that wants to experience the best that Orlando has to offer. Orlando golf packages are some of the best deals that a golfer can get featuring pre-selected packages that showcase all the great fun and excitement like the fantastic summer stay and play with free Replays deal, or the Reunion Golf Resort "Just Golf" Stay & Play with unlimited golf.

Orlando golf packages also allow for customization so that you get the vacation that you want.  There is never a worry that you will play on a field you don’t prefer, or play on a golf course that is not the best that can be offered.

Another advantage of Orlando golf packages is that if you are pressed for time, or not quite sure what to do, a team of professionals is available to not only help plan vacations, but advise on the best choices based upon the preferences presented.

It’s not necessary to struggle to try to plan your vacation, you can get the help you need for a seamless visit and the best vacation you have had in years. The golf professionals are also able to get the best deal with the special discounts from hotels, knowledge of the area, and tricks to help you save money while visiting.

So, whether designing your own vacation, customizing one, or getting a professional to help, Orlando golf packages are an exceptional way to make memories you will not easily forget.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016



Known as the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida is a charming community on the northeast coast of Florida. A plethora of golfers make their annual pilgrimages to the St. Augustine region because of its subtropical climate that includes cool and dry winters. Basically, the only time the sun doesn't shine is after it sets at night, so St. Augustine is another golfer’s paradise regardless of the seasons. Thus, it’s never too early to begin booking St. Augustine Golf packages due to their high demand.

Golf Zoo has partnered with many St. Augustine Golf Clubs to achieve special rate agreements. Some of the most popular destinations in this region include:

• Amelia National Golf & Country Club - Designed by the highly esteemed Tom Fazio, the Amelia National Golf & Country Club features 18 Holes of Championship Golf that challenges event the most experienced professionals.

• Bent Creek Golf Course - Often referred to as Jacksonville’s “best kept secret,” the Bent Creek Golf Course has achieved the reputation as Jacksonville's premier public golf course. The course was first introduced in 1989 and features a budget friendly 6,620-yard, Par 71 championship layout complete with towering pines, creeks, Bermuda grass greens, plush fairways and a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility.

• Eagle Landing - The Eagle Landing course features tees ranging from championship caliber to youth levels. The 7,037 yard course was designed by Clyde Johnston and offers an impressive golf clubhouse with sports bar, well-equipped pro shop, locker rooms, and an elegant restaurant with sparkling water and fairway views.

• Windsor Parke Golf Club - This semi-private golf course was designed by Arthur Hills and is known as a beginner-friendly course. It features 18-holes of Championship Golf along with pro golf lessons, full practice facilities and a complete pro shop.

• Many other top destinations including Marsh Landing Country Club, Sawgrass TPC, St. John's Golf & Country Club, North Hampton Golf Course, Oak Marsh at Amelia Island Plantation and  Ocean Course at Hammock Beach

Did you know that Golf Zoo is the only national Golf Vacation company that has their Golf Vacation Specialists in the destination they service. Indeed, if you are interested in booking a St. Augustine Golf deal, then all you have to do is contact a specialist living there for details. At Golf Zoo we know how important it is to have a successful, worry-free trip, and our golf package customers have service and support not just during your trip, but in the planning stages and after you get back too.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

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There is nothing like taking a swing at a golf ball while the wonderful, salty smell of the ocean permeates a beautiful golf course. Ocean City golf courses are a premier vacationing spot for the family as Ocean City boasts a great tourist scene and temperate weather for much of the year. 

Ocean city has bragging rights for over seventeen courses that have been designed by golf legends like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. There is pride in each course's maintenance, design, and aesthetic that will appeal to the most dedicated and experience player.

The region features a significant variety of 18-hole courses with excellent land forms and beautiful water traps that will not only challenge you, but inspire you. Many Ocean City golf courses have great packages that make the trip easier on the budget and are easily accessible from major cities like Philadelphia and DC. Ocean City has also been recognized by Golf Digest as a premier golfing destination.

Another advantage of taking your vacation around Ocean City golf courses is what you can do when you are not on the greens enjoying your favorite past time. Ocean City is an amazing city filled with many attractions to entertain everyone. From the white sandy beaches to the Trimper's Rides and Amusement Park for the children. There is always something to do no matter the age or group size. 

Enjoy taking your significant other out on a date to one of the many luxurious restaurants like well-known Fager's Island Bar or On the Bay Seafood with its scenic view. Ocean City has been taking care of its visitors since 1869 and pride themselves on making sure everyone has a great experience. If food and amusement parks are not what you are looking for to spend time when you’re not making puts, you could also experience the in-depth culture and experience through many of the quality museums that Ocean City has. Everything from the state’s historical museum to the Ripley’s Believe it or not! Museum and mirror maze. 

No matter how long you stay, or where you go while visiting Ocean City, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time that will not be easily forgotten. The perfect dream vacation is only a phone call or a few clicks away from actuality thanks to the Golf Vacation Specialists at Golf Zoo, so pack your golf clubs and book your next trip to Ocean City golf courses where you will be welcomed. 

Monday, August 08, 2016

Finding Hot Deals on Group Golf Packages


Consulting local golf experts is one of the most effective ways to find hot deals on group golf packages. But, only the finest golf vacation companies offer packages to several renown US and International destinations. From 5-star courses in California and Hawaii to Scotland Bermuda, partnering with golf vacation specialists will also save you money. For instance, Golf Zoo has special rate agreements with many destinations both foreign and domestic, so your package rates will always be lower than the cost of planning the trip by yourself.

Here are some of the top US destinations that are currently offering hot deals on group golf packages:

   Monterey (California) - If you’ve ever wanted to golf on the same links as many past legends of the sport, then the #1 rated course in America—Pebble Beach—should already be on your radar. A Monterey golf vacation package typically includes 2+ nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay with double occupancy and a cart at either Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course or Links at Spanish Bay. Contact a golf vacation specialist for current rates.

   Phoenix (Arizona) - With rates advertised from $99, you can enjoy many of Scottsdale’s highest ranked courses without breaking the bank. Enjoy 4 Nights lodging at the Villas at San Milan with the option to golf at any of the following clubs: Legacy, Eagle Mountain, Gold Canyon and SunRidge Canyon. Contact a Phoenix/Scottsdale Vacation Specialist for package details or to get a customized trip itinerary.

   Maui & Oahu (Hawaii) - Commonly referred to as “The Best State for Golf,” the Hawaiian Islands are one of the most popular destinations for group golf packages. The predictable weather of both Maui and Oahu is just one of many perks of golfing there. You can enjoy accommodations at either Turtle Bay Resort (Oahu) or at the Kapulua Villas (Maui). Complete a trip quote request form today and a golf vacation specialists will get back to you soon.

In addition to popular domestic golf courses, a prominent golf vacation company should also offer International golf destinations. Here are some desired foreign locations with hot deals:

   Prince Edward Island (Canada) - Referred to as the number-one-rated golf destination in Canada, Prince Edward Island features a variety of cultural events along with its championship golf courses. Guests will enjoy accommodations at The Delta Prince Edward in Olde Charlottetown. Contact a local golf vacation specialist for a quote.

   Bermuda - If simply visiting this proverbial paradise isn't enough, then perhaps adding a group golf package at the Edgehill Manor where you can enjoy the eight championship courses designed by architect Robert Trent Jones will suit you. The Bermuda Islands features two of the top courses in the world: Port Royal Golf Club and Mid Ocean Club.

Finally, before choosing a golf vacation company for your group golf package, confirm that they have positive reviews from previous customers. Conducting some online research could yield valuable information regarding how a company treats their customers…

“Golf zoo searched for and arranged an excellent golf package for our 4 couples visiting Sedona, Prescott and Scottsdale, AZ. Everything was well coordinated, all costs were clearly spelled out and there were no surprises.”  https://www.trustpilot.com/reviews/5753263f0000ff00096283b8

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Golf industry veteran, Marcus Blake, joins the Golf Zoo team!


We are pleased to welcome the newest addition to our Golf Zoo team, Marcus Blake!

Marcus, a professional golf instructor and golf travel writer, started playing the game at the age of 5. His uncle was an amateur golf champion and at 9 years old, Marcus was regularly attending PGA clinics. He became a caddie at 12, carrying not one but 2 bags, as well as guiding and teaching golfers even at such a young age.

Marcus was born and raised in New Jersey with grandparents living in Florida. He eventually moved to the Sunshine State where he spent six years raising 2 children - Adam & Karli - in Ft. Lauderdale. While still in the resort development and travel industry, Marcus transferred to Denver (America's new golf destination at the time) in 1996 and decided to start commuting between there and Scottsdale/Phoenix, ensuring he could teach golf 12 months a year.

For 30 years Marcus has trained and taught golf to just about everyone from juniors to professional athletes to corporate CEOs. He has also been a golf tournament director for companies, organizations, and charity golf tournaments. Additionally, he specialized in team building and guiding small to large groups of golfers.

Not only was Marcus actively out on the links, but he was also involved in the industry through other channels. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as a guest speaker on a variety of golf topics, and has been both behind the scenes as well as the frontman. He created, produced, and hosted “The Positive Side of Golf” radio show in Denver for 6 years and “Desert Golf Radio” in Phoenix. He covered a variety of content, including: easy-to-understand golf tips, fun golf stories, methods on picking the right golf course, ways to prevent injuries, and the correct way to play golf & enjoy it. Marcus also wrote a sister column called “The Positive Side of Golf,” which appeared regularly in Colorado and Arizona. Marcus was head staff writer, reviewing golf courses in in Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, California, Idaho, Oregon, Florida, and New Jersey. He also reviewed resorts, restaurants, and other facets of the typical golf lifestyle.

With a tremendous eye for a great swing & the available technology, Marcus has been able to teach golfers from around the world via text, video, and video email. After spending many hours in the sun over the past 50 years while playing and teaching golf, Marcus is now living full time in the Phoenix area with Kathleen, his fiance' of 20 years. He says he is planning on spending many hours indoors with the AC at full blast and spending time on the phone with clients organizing their next great golf adventure. Marcus has also spent many years as a resort trainer in the travel industry, clearly giving him an expertise and understanding of what quality service is all about. Marcus cares about the positive experience his clients enjoy & has a full grasp of which golf courses and hotels/resorts care about their guests.

You can reach Marcus at our Phoenix/Scottsdale office:

Office: 888.985.9166
Cell: 480.740.4030



Tuesday, August 02, 2016

PALM SPRINGS GOLF PACKAGES




Have you been unsuccessfully trying to escape the pressures of the city? Are you looking for a serene, relaxing holiday destination? Well, you are in luck because we are here to offer you the Palm Springs golf package! Where else can you get the ultimate golf package than in the Palm Springs California? We offer a package for four where you get to bring three of your friends and enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner services - plus the most comfortable accommodation.

We offer a trip of our versatile lodging and golf course options through photos and interactive area maps, descriptions, course layout, and scoreboards, as well as prices to make planning effortless for you. We are located nearly 120 miles east of Los Angeles where our wonderful accommodation offers first class service at standardized rates. The staff is friendly and accommodating and we also ensure that the general cleanliness of our complex is top notch.

Enjoy the sweet smell of nature, a wonderful view of the sunset and a spectacular set of mountain ranges all from the balcony of your villa. The villas that are used for accommodation have a capacity for four, with spacious bedrooms and a balcony. They have been constructed in catchy modern designs to give you the feel of city life inside a wonderful and serene natural environment full of natural trees. They are also very close with the golf course, making it readily accessible for you and your friends. We have excellent accommodation services which cater for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at standardized prices throughout the complex.

We have the best golf courses around with the best prices to offer so that you can have a wonderful time. We also offer training facilities to the beginners with a training golf course set aside for the trainees. The golf complex is designed by the most revered designers of all time with its six water hazards that make the experience more challenging for you.

Enjoy the most luxuriant weather with bright blue skies throughout the year. . It’s located in the desert, the best place with ample climatic conditions for enjoying nature. The area receives 15 to 20 days of rain in a year making this the perfect place for a vacation all year round. Palm spring golf packages offer you more than just golf. They offer you and your family a variety of outdoor activities such as a swim center, Indian canyons, oasis water parks, smoke tree stables - just to mention a few. You can even take trips to the desert, dine in first class restaurants, and even do some shopping.
 The blend of modern architecture and the amazing nature creates a wonderful get away for you, your family and friends for a wonderful retreat of fun and adventure. It provides you with many fun activity options to choose from making it the ideal place for visiting.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Exploring Domestic & International Golf Resort Packages



Did you know that Golf Zoo has a 9.2 rating out of 10 based on 286 reviews through Trustpilot?
Here is what at least one verified customer had to say about recently booking golf resort
packages with Golf Zoo:
“Awesome company. Had a great time and super easy. Booked a trip to Williamsburg for six
guys. Awesome time and super easy to plan. Price was great. Four rounds and three nights
stay for a great price. The courses were great. If we can do this again next year, I would highly
recommend playing Ford's Colony all four rounds. The link for everyone in group to pay for
themselves was invaluable as a group planner.”

Indeed, using a golf vacation company that was created by golfers and travel professionals with
over 25 years of experience has its perks over trying to navigate golf resort packages on your
own. For instance, Golf Zoo utilizes specialists that are located directly within the destinations
that they serve. So, if you need local advice regarding the area, then these specialists will be
available to provide expert advice.

If you are looking to book golf resort packages on a budget, then Golf Zoo maintains special
rate agreements with an extensive list of hotel, condo, private rental home and golf course
partners. These package rates save customers hundreds of dollars on each of the destinations
that they choose. Additionally, Golf Zoo customers have access to the finest service and
support found anywhere in the industry. These Golf vacation specialists are committed to
tailoring your vacation to fit your needs and budget, whether you chose a domestic or
international destination.

Here are some of the latest hot deals you can expect to find at Golf Zoo:

Nature Coast Golf Trail - This unique package includes:

  • 3 Nights Deluxe Room accommodations at the Plantation Resort Crystal River
  • 4 Rounds of spectacular golf w/cart:
  • 36-hole day at World Woods Facility - 2 Top 100 Courses & Florida's Only 5-Star Public
  • Courses!
  • Pine Barrens - #26 on Golf Week's "Best Modern Courses in America"
  • Rolling Oaks - has been compared to the famed Augusta National Course
  • 18 holes at Juliette Falls - "2011 Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play in Florida"
  • 18 holes at Championship Course of Plantation Resort - Parkland-style course lined with 100-
  • year-old Florida Oaks & a ";Top 5 Area Course"
  • Daily resort fee and applicable package fees

This package is available during the following travel period:
June 1 through September 30th, 2016 for Only $127 per person/per day

Sandhills Golf Resort Package - Includes:
  • 3 nights at the Talamore Golf Villas (Quad Occupancy in 2-bedroom condo)
  • Golf with cart at:
  • Talamore Golf Course
  • Tobacco Road Golf Club
  • Longleaf Golf  & Country Club
  • This package is valid from March 12th through May 13th, 2016.
  • $189 per person per day, valid 7 days a week


Dublin and East Ireland - Includes:

• 6 nights lodging at The K Club (double occupancy)
• Golf at:
• The K Club
• The K Club (Palmer)
• Links at Portmarnock
• Pormarnock Golf Club (Old)
• Island Golf Club
• Many other courses also available!
• Rental car (intermediate for twosomes, minivans for foursomes)
• This package is valid from June 1st, 2015 through September 29th, 2015.
• Prices are based on double occupancy. Extra nights available.
• $2,795 per person for 6 nights / 5 rounds and rental car.

Create your quote today for one of these and many other golf resort packages online at Golf
Zoo.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Masters Golf Packages: A Guide to Trip Tools




You can explore over 70 of the best golf destinations across the globe with Golf Zoo, and
booking Masters Golf Packages is easy with all of the convenient tools provided by this national
golf vacation company. From completing a US Passport application to travel insurance
recommendations, here are just a few of the online tools you might find useful for booking your
next golf vacation.

How to complete a Trip Quote

  • Enter your destination along with the trip start time, end time and number of adults that will be in your party.
  • Click on search to view all available lodging options.
  • Read the description to discover all of the amenities offered at each of the resorts or hotels.
  • Specify the number of units that you wish to reserve.
  • Click next to view and add golf options (location, number of golfers, tee time).


Upon adding any golfing preferences, you will be asked whether or not you desire a rental car. If
you opt-out of a rental car, then you should receive the following message:
 “You are just ONE CLICK away from receiving your Free Online Customized Trip Quote! In addition, a copy of your trip quote will be emailed to you for your review. One of our destination specialists will review your initial trip quote and make sure it is the best possible package as additional savings may apply. You may also login anytime to view past trip quotes, book online or make payments. We respect your privacy. We will not sell or give your contact information to anyone or send you anything that you do not ask for.”
Enter your name and contact information to view your custom quote.

Gift Certificates

If you are looking for a new, unique, and desirable gift for that difficult-to- buy for individual in
your life, then consider the gift of Masters Golf Packages for any amount and to any destination
that we offer. Whether it’s for an upcoming birthday or for Christmas, Golf Zoo gift certificates
make wonderful presents.

Currency Converter/Traslate Site

Don’t let language barriers stand in the way of booking your next golf vacation. Access Golf
Zoo’s currency convertor to automatically calculate the equivalent of your currency with ones
from other countries and use the translation tool to convert content into your native language.

Simply click on one of these country flag/language to translate the site to the corresponding
language: French, Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Greek, German and Dutch.

Did you know that Golf Zoo is the only national Golf Vacation company that has their Golf
Vacation Specialists in the destination they service?  Discover the latest Hot Deals on Masters
Golf Packages today at GolfZoo.com.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pinehurst Golf Packages

North Carolina is steeped in history and distinction. Keeping with this tradition is one of

the top golf destinations within the state, Pinehurst. You have nine courses on the beautifully

landscaped two thousand acre property to choose from, each with its own challenges and

unique characteristics. Pinehurst is considered the cradle of American golf and has had legends

make their mark on their memorable courses since its inception. When you purchase one of the

available Pinehurst golf packages you will also have the opportunity to make your mark and

create memories that will last beyond a lifetime.

The story of Pinehurst started in 1895 when a philanthropist from Boston named James

Walker Tufts purchased the barren, completely forested land. Many people thought the man

was a fool for purchasing what was viewed as worthless land but he had a vision and he wanted

to help his fellow ailing Americans. He worked quickly and within the first year he was doing

quite well with his endeavor. In the beginning of Pinehurst many recreational activities were very

popular (such as tennis, hunting, and archery). However, it wasn’t until 1898 that golf first made

its appearance- when some guests were apparently hitting a small white ball around the cattle

grazing fields, which did not please the cows. Tufts hired a man by the name of Dr. D. Leroy

Culver to design and build the first set of nine holes which was quickly followed by the

clubhouse. John Dunn Tucker was Pinehurst’s first golf professional and was asked to add

another nine holes onto the course. This first set of eighteen holes became known as Pinehurst

No. 1, and by 1903 the Pinehurst Golf Club was established and becoming quite notable and

growing quickly.

The humble beginnings of Pinehurst have given way to a property that has hosted more

championships than any other golf resort in the country. The world renowned courses have

been designed by the best course architects and each course offers players a whole new

experience. The Pinehurst golf packages offer you two nights and two courses to play on so

then the questions becomes, “which two courses do you choose?”

The first course is rich with history and is quite reminiscent of Scottish courses, with the

liberal use of bunkers. Donald Ross had a simple, yet effective philosophy for his course

architecture which is what you feel as you play.

Pinehurst No. 2 is celebrated worldwide and has been open since 1907. It’s known for

rolling greens which are considered some of the most challenging in the world. This course was

restored in 2010.

No. 3 is the shortest course but comes with tiny elevated greens that will give you a run

for your money. Accuracy is a necessity for this course.

Pinehurst No. 4 was recently reimagined by Tom Fazio. Fazio followed Ross’s classical

routing but brought the routes a more modern design.

Course 5 was designed by Ross’s protégé, Ellis Maples. This course gives a wonderful

variety of holes that follow the natural flow of the land. This course has more water hazards than

the other holes.

No. 6 is more rugged than the other courses, and was designed Tom Fazio and his

uncle George and the style of the course makes that partnership very apparent. This is

considered one of Pinehurst’s more challenging courses.

Pinehurst No. 7 is one of the longest tracks. It was designed by Rees Jones and is on

the site of an old employee course. This course demands accuracy, aggression, and patience.

Course No. 8 was designed to celebrate Pinehurst’s centennial and Tom Fazio designed

the perfect accolade for this momentous occasion. This course is a nod to No. 2 and truly an

embodiment of what Pinehurst is all about.

No. 9 was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and embraces the natural swells of

the land. The course is interesting but well-balanced and will make any golfer happy.

Pinehurst golf packages are the best way to get the most for your money and be sure to

talk to one of our experts to cater a package just for you!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Michigan Golf Packages

Michigan is more than just the Great Lakes state, it also the Wolverine state, the mitten

state, home of the Yoopers (people whom reside in Upper Michigan), and also home to some

amazing golfing experiences. When you purchase one of the Michigan golf packages you get

the opportunity to explore over eight hundred public courses and some of the leading golf

resorts. Michigan is a state full of surprises, from the seemingly never ending forests and hidden

mountains of the Upper Peninsula to the quaintly beautiful Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw)

Island and back down to the beaches and orchards of Lower Michigan.

Treetops Resort located in Gaylord, Michigan, which is in the northern part of the Lower

Peninsula. This resort offers many activities throughout the entire year, but is well known for the

stunning golf courses. They have five courses with a total of eighty one holes for you to play,

including the final course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr and the only course in the state

designed by Tom Fazio. Treetops is also the location of one of the top par three courses in the

United States which is lovingly named Threetops. There is also a homage to the walking golf

tradition on the gorgeous Tradition course which is known for the links-style layout that takes

advantage of ridges and hill tops but is still comfortable to walk. This course also allows the

choice to only play nine holes because the first half of the course wraps around the starter

house, making it easily accessible. Treetops Resort also has the Signature course which has

been rated in the top fifty courses for women and has rolling greens, wide fairways, and a

couple undisturbed natural areas within the course. The course that Tom Fazio designed is

called Premier and utilizes the natural terrain to give a wonderful mixture of complexity and

forgiveness. And the final course, the Masterpiece, was the final design of Robert Trent Jones,

Sr and he even said it was his crowning glory. This sensational course is located on the Pigeon

River headwaters and makes the lands natural ravines, valleys, and plains into invaluable

assets. The sixth hole is the signature hole and provides an unparalleled panoramic view of the

Pigeon River which is truly a sight that embodies Michigan. All of these courses are available at

your fingertips when you book one of the Michigan golf packages from golfzoo.com.

Purchasing one of the Michigan golf packages allows you an opportunity to take

advantage of some of the other fantastic activities available in Michigan. As most residents

know Michigan harbors some well kept secrets. Not too far from the resort is the beautiful

Otsego Lake State Park which has some wonderful hiking within its sixty-two acres and offers

boat rentals to take advantage of the great fishing. Or you can relax on the half mile beach,

which is also dog friendly so your four legged family members don’t feel left out.

It’s phenomenal that the Michigan golf packages open up endless opportunities for your

golf experience as well as activities for the whole family to enjoy together. When you go to

Michigan you get to enjoy the notable friendliness of the Midwest and so much more. Book your

trip with one of the Michigan golf packages from golf zoo.com

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Play Your Dream Course with Masters Packages

Everyone wants to follow in the footsteps of the greats. For many people that means

playing the same golf courses that the professionals have played. Golf is one of the few sports

that gives people the opportunities to walk and play on the same ground as their heroes. Very

few professional sports offer that one of a kind experience. But how are you going to obtain your

personal Masters experience? By purchasing one of the Master’s packages available from

golfzoo.com of course! Save some money and still play a legendary course that was previously

played by legendary players. Now, that’s a win/ win situation!

Many golf courses are beautiful. Many golf courses embrace the natural ebbs and flows

of the landscape they are carved into. They use decorative flora to give you picturesque and

serene scenery as you play your round. But, there are certain courses that stick with the players

because they are the perfect combination of challenge and relaxation. The Masters packages

offer you the unique opportunity to play a course that is perfectly groomed while maintaining the

natural beauty of the world around it. Each hole has stunning mature trees that tower over you

and give you a break from the hot sun. Every hole is also complimented with different and

beautiful flowering trees and bushes, which is how they got their names.

The course was designed by Bobby Jones, one of the founders of the Masters event,

and Allister Mackenzie, who has golf course designs on four continents. The curious thing about

Bobby Jones is that he was never an actual professional golfer. He mainly played golf part time

and made his living as a lawyer. Jones retired from golf at the age of twenty-eight and helped

design the Masters course just a few years after that. He did come out of retirement to play for

exhibition during the Masters from 1934 to 1948, which was the year he had to stop playing golf

for health reasons. Allister Mackenzie also had a very interesting background. He was originally

trained as a surgeon and likened golf course design to designing military camouflage.

Mackenzie was known to challenge the conservative aspect of golf by adopting and

implementing more modern techniques to his course design while remaining sensitive to the

natural undulations of the land. In his book he says "the chief object of every golf course

architect worth his salt is to imitate the beauties of nature [and presumably also the hazards] so

closely as to make his work indistinguishable from nature itself.” These two men, working

harmoniously, created one of the most phenomenal courses in the world. Your time to play this

course is now and you can do it with the Masters packages.

It’s time you walked the same greens as the greats. It’s time you teed off from the same

place as some of the most memorable players in golf history. It’s time that you take your dream

game to the next level by playing one of the best courses ever designed. And you can do it with

Masters packages.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Las Vegas Golf Packages

Las Vegas is far more than just brightly colored, over-the- top casinos and bars. It also

has culture, music, art and some of the most beautifully challenging golf links in the U.S. When

you purchase one of the many Las Vegas golf packages available you get to play these links

while being able to misbehave in one of the most notorious cities in the world. And, just in case,

there are plenty of later tee times for those mornings you just can’t seem to get out of bed after

a late night on the town.

Las Vegas is Spanish for “the meadows”. The name was first used in 1829 by a scout

from a trading party named Raphael Rivera. His party was on its way to Los Angeles and they

stopped while on their way from New Mexico via the Old Spanish Trail. The area used to be

covered in wells that were fed from the Las Vegas Wash that runs to the Colorado River so it

was truly an oasis in the middle of extremely harsh desert. In 1844 President Tyler asked John

C Fremont to lead a group of scouts, spies, and scientists to the Las Vegas area to prepare for

war with Mexico. They set up a fort and the war with Mexico certainly did happen and the

territory officially became part of the U.S. There was even a time the Mormons tried to settle in

the Las Vegas area for the first time, but the stresses of being so new in that area were too

much for them so they went back to Utah. The area remained mainly unoccupied for the next

few years except for a few travelers and traders staying in the clandestine fort. After all that

happened the property got passed around from owner to owner eventually landing into the

scope of Montana Senator William Clark and his railroad endeavors. The area was promoted to

farmers and those farmers then named the county after Senator Clark. Las Vegas as we know it

didn’t start to boom until the thirties when the Hoover Dam was commissioned and the

population soared from about five thousand to twenty five thousand and in 1931 gambling

become legal, though Vegas already had a decently well-known gambling industry. Growth

continued in the area regardless of the many tough times. Las Vegas’ tumultuous history has

given us the modern city we know today.

The Las Vegas area is now home to over fifty golf courses. When purchasing one of

many Las Vegas golf packages available you will have to narrow down where you would really

like to play because if you tried to play all of the courses available you would be there for over

two months. There are many courses available that have been designed by the game’s

celebrities that you just won’t want to miss. From the drastic elevation changes on the South

Shore Golf Club links to the revolutionary links at the Revere at Anthem, Las Vegas provides

courses for every level of golfer. There are courses to satisfy even the most seasoned golfer.

Many courses are tucked perfectly within the desert’s rugged landscape to provide the most

stunning and contrasting views for you. When booking one of the Las Vegas golf packages

make sure you look into what’s known as the “world’s most complete golf experience” at Angel

Park. This course is situated to give you gorgeous views of the Red Rock Canyon and the rest

of the Las Vegas Valley. If you want views of the city as well you could book one of the available

Las Vegas golf packages for TPC Las Vegas. This course offers you a backdrop of the skyline

of the city while simultaneously offering views of the Red Rock Canyon.

Whichever of the Las Vegas golf packages you choose, you will not be disappointed!

Contact our Las Vegas golf expert to make sure you get the perfect vacation tailored just for you

and truly make the most out of your golfing experience.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Old South Golf Links

Picture this; a beautiful, crisp, South Carolina Sunday morning. The breeze gently

caressing the trees making it seem as though the leaves are singing the song of the Old South.

The smell of freshly cut grass wafts through the air. The sun has just fully crested the horizon

and the sky is turning a brilliant shade of light blue, with just the right amount of fluffy clouds

adorning it. And where are you? Getting ready to tee off on one of the most beautiful golf

courses in the state; the Old South Golf Links. Does this seem like the kind of Sunday morning

you would enjoy?

At Old South Golf Links you can fully enjoy your relaxing golf outing. They offer

everything you would need to get the most out of your experience. From novice to professional,

local to tourist, they have you covered. Old South Golf Links will provide you with the ultimate

golf excursion. If you forget your clubs, not a big deal, you can rent some of theirs. They will

even provide you with a sleeve of balls. Have no clue how to golf? Old South Golf Links has

amazing PGA certified trainers to make sure you walk away with confidence and a new

appreciation for golf. They have different golf packages to choose from ranging from single rates

to a lesson, lunch, and play package so you have options to choose how you would like your

golf outing tailored to you.

Not only does Old South Golf Links provide you with some great amenities to give you

but the location in which they are located is stunning. Old South Golf Links is located in the

low country and they certainly embraced that in the beautiful course design. They are nestled

among intercoastal marshes with dazzling views from the island greens. High above your head

you’ll see grand, towering, old oak trees and other natural flora. There is no lack of fauna either

because the marshes are teeming with a wide array of animals. You could see the endangered

wood stork. You could also see any one of the numerous species of impressive hawks that are

native to South Carolina. However, birds are not the only wildlife you may see because the

marshes are teeming with mammals, crustaceans, reptiles and amphibians, including alligators.

It is truly a sight to be seen. And a golf course to be played.

Let’s not forget about refueling after playing eighteen holes. The restaurant is situated to

overlook the eighteenth hole so it would be a short stroll after finishing up. You could enjoy a

delicious breakfast omelet, burrito, or scramble before hitting the greens since they serve that

until 11:30AM. Then after your game come back to enjoy a beer and the scrumptious Old South

Burger which is known as the best burger in town.

Old South Golf Links will give you just what you need to relax and release the stresses

from the everyday grind. There is a reason why they have won numerous awards since their

conception. It’s time you come experience those reasons. It’s time to book your trip to the Old

book your trip to the Old South Golf Links!

Friday, April 15, 2016

NFL Schedule Released - Check out who plays when on your Golf Vacation in Arizona!

Here's the 2016 schedule for the Arizona Cardinals and Sun Devils. Come on out and support your college or professional teams on your next golf vacation to Arizona!

2016 Arizona Cardinal Home Game Schedule:

Sunday Sept. 11 vs. New England Patriots @5:30 PM
Sunday Sept. 18th vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers @1:05 PM
Sunday Oct 2nd vs L.A. Rams @1:25 PM
Monday Oct. 17th vs. New York Jets @5:30 PM
Sunday Oct. 23rd vs. Seattle Seahawks @5:30 PM
Sunday Nov. 13th vs. San Francisco 49ers @2:25 PM
Sunday Nov. 20th vs. Minnesota Vikings @11:00 AM
Sunday Dec. 4th vs. Washington Redskins @2:25 PM

2016 Arizona State Sun Devils Home Game Schedule *

Saturday Sept. 3rd vs Northern Arizona
Saturday Sept. 10th vs. Texas Tech
Saturday Sept. 24 vs. California
Saturday Oct. 8th vs. UCLA
Saturday Oct. 22nd vs. Washington State
Thursday Nov. 10th vs. Utah

* Times to be determined


Contact Lori Greene @ Golf Zoo 888-867-6921 to book your rooms or an awesome private home and get in a few rounds of golf while you're here!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Florida Golf Packages

Florida, also known as the “Sunshine State” is internationally known for excellent tennis,

auto racing, water sports, and the most important past time, golf. Florida is home to over fifteen

hundred courses, all are unique, but a few stand out and will truly leave you with a sense of awe

and appreciation for the game and the natural beauty of the state. This is one of the few places

in the U.S. where you can swim in the Gulf of Mexico in the morning and golf on the Atlantic

coast in the afternoon (or vice versa, whichever you prefer). When you book one of the many

fantastic available Florida golf packages your options for a phenomenal time are endless.

Central Florida offers some of the best golf courses in the state. It’s home to the Florida

Highlands which were an overlooked area of the state until recently. Central Florida is home to

some truly amazing courses, for example, the historic Mission Inn Golf Resort and Spa, just

outside of the hustle and bustle of Orlando and seemingly in a world all its own. This particular

resort offers two courses, both are unique and will provide hours of enjoyment. These courses

are known for mature pine and magnolia trees, abundant wildlife, and a relaxing game with no

houses or condos to spoil the pristine fairways. Not far from Orlando on Florida’s Atlantic Coast

is an area known as the Space Coast. Rightly named because it is the proud home of the

Kennedy Space Center but is also a wildlife refuge and has some absolutely stunning beaches.

This area needs to be on every nature-loving golfers bucket list because it is home to some

extremely challenging courses, including Baytree National Golf Links and The Majors Golf Club.

There are also many courses in the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg areas that offer plenty of

challenges to seasoned golfers but will also tantalize you to relax on their white sand beaches.

Any one of these destinations and more are available through the Florida golf packages.

In Southern Florida you will find some other marvelous destinations to satisfy your golf

lust. Southern Florida is home to Miami, offering some excellent cuisine, rich culture, vibrant

nightlife, and some incredible golf courses. When you’re playing golf in Miami you find yourself

in an oasis in the city, an escape within itself. However, if you would like to be in an area that

may not be as busy as Miami you can go a bit North to Fort Lauderdale and visit the city known

as the “Venice of America”. You will get to experience the natural beauty of the area and rich

cultural diversity without the stresses of a much larger city. The courses around Fort Lauderdale

are known for decency easy accessibility, low green fees, warm ocean breezes, and an overall

relaxed vibe. These amazing cities, and more, are within your reach when you purchase one of

the custom Florida golf packages.

Florida is a golf lover’s dream destination. The mild climate and plenty of sunshine make

this state an easy place to fall in love with. The wide variety of courses will challenge you or take

your relaxing vacation to the next level. And while you golf your family can visit the many

beaches, so everyone wins! Be sure to contact one of the Florida golf experts to discuss what’s

available when you purchase one of the many Florida golf packages and truly make this

vacation one to remember.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hawaii Golf Packages

Hawaii is truly an impressive place to visit. The amazing weather, the beautiful views,

and the rich culture make it impossible to not fall in love the moment you set foot on this

remarkable island chain. The food is one of a kind, the island cuisine is delectable, the resorts

are luxuriously inviting, and the golf links embody every one of those aspects. Hawaii is home to

some of the most memorable links you could ever have the opportunity to play. You can tee off

with a backdrop of the ocean or a bubbling volcano. Hawaii is a paradise within reach,

especially when you book Hawaii golf packages from golfzoo.com!

You have two islands to choose from- Maui or Oahu. They each have their own

breathtaking, unique scenery for you to enjoy and on top of getting to choose between two

islands, you also have an endless combination of world renowned golf courses and top of the

line accommodations to make the most of your trip.

For example, on Maui you could choose to play the Royal Kaanapali course which will

take you from sea level up to several hundred feet and show you remarkable views of the coast.

Because it’s nestled among the West Maui Mountains, you will get to experience the beauty of

the mountains up close and personal. If you really want to get up close to a volcano you can

choose to play the Old Blue Course at Wailea. The course is in the foothills of the 10, 023 foot

dormant volcano called Mount Haleakala. The Old Blue is teaming with native Hawaiian

botanicals and coral sand bunkers. When you get to the top of the course you are graced with

an impressive view of the majestic Ma’ alaea Bay and the West Maui Mountains. There are

numerous options, beyond these examples, when you book any one of the Hawaii golf

packages.

And then there is the majesty of Oahu. Oahu is known for the beauty of the North Shore,

but golf greats such as Arnold Palmer have made quite an impression on this island. Two

championship courses have a home at Turtle Bay- the Fazio Course and the Palmer course.

The Palmer course wanders through natural wetlands and natural waterways as well as dense

Hawaiian jungle. The jungle helps protect against the ocean breezes but still makes the course

challenging enough to satisfy the most experienced. You do get to meet the ocean on the

seventeenth hole, which is an experience you will never forget. This course has been

recognized by many notable publications and is consistently ranked in the top one hundred

courses in the United States by Golf Digest. The Fazio course is known to be a bit more

forgiving than the Palmer Course and welcomes golfers to take their time traipsing through the

lush greens, enjoying their time in the sun. This course is known for its seaside links and

accommodating resort feel, and is fantastic for priming for the Palmer Course. Don’t be

completely fooled by the courses relaxed demeanor because those greens still pack a punch

because they are raised and considered smaller. Both courses are within your reach when you

book one of the Hawaii golf packages from golfzoo.com.

Hawaii is truly a utopia for golfers with everything that it has to offer. It offers distinctive

vegetation, sometimes challenging ocean breezes, and views that would make anyone jealous.

After you book one of your Hawaii golf packages make sure to make room on your camera or

smartphone so you can capture every memorable moment.

For more info or to Book your Hawaiian Golf Package, click here.

Have a Healthy Getaway with Group Golf Packages

Has it been awhile since you’ve hung out with your high school pals? Do you and the

ladies need a weekend away from the hectic family life? Maybe you’re looking to book a

relaxing weekend trip for the office as a team building exercise. Whatever the reason may be

that you need to get away from the stresses of every day life you can count on golfzoo.com to

accommodate you and your friends needs with group golf packages. They can even help you

come up with a custom package so that you know your needs will be met.

Did you know that golfing is not only a ton of fun but also beneficial to your health? So

while you and your friends are having an excellent time enjoying sunny skies and sarcasm

you’re actually doing yourself some good! You are reducing your stress levels, which we all

know tend to run very high in today’s modern society. Reducing your stress levels has many

health benefits, including weight loss, better sleep, healthier hearts, and better relationships.

Studies have shown that playing golf may help stave off dementia because the unique

challenges it gives the player. Golfing requires coordination, strategy, and concentration, all of

which stimulate the brain. By learning and speaking in the terms of the game you are essentially

learning a new language. Each sport has it’s own terminology and to remember those terms and

use them properly means that you have a thorough understanding of those words, and therefore

you have a good grasp on another language. That means getting one of the group golf

packages can actually help you!

Your companions that are also purchasing some group golf packages will enjoy those

same personal benefits of golf, but you will all also get some group benefits. Golfing, especially

with good friends, is a great way to socialize in a group. Studies have found that the more social

you are in person, particularly when you’re older, the more stimulated you are and because of

that you prevent a lot of potential problems. One of the most common problems in older adults

is depression and a feeling of loneliness. Golf encourages you to talk, laugh, swear, and get

creative with your friendly, yet crass, rebuttals. The more social interactions you have, the more

benefits to your brain. You and your friends will also get some exercise in even if you don’t

realize it between the beers. On average, a golfer will walk up to six miles and burn about

fourteen hundred calories. Obviously, this works best if you don’t rent a cart.

Golfing gets you out of the house and into some fresh air. It provides you physical and

mental stimulation in more ways than one. Golf allows you to have fun while reaping a lot of

amazing health benefits. Have some of the experts at golfzoo.com help you come up with the

ultimate healthy getaway for you and your friends with their fantastic group golf packages! There

is a perfect trip waiting for you!

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Golf Packages Ireland

Envision waking up to the smell of hot corned beef and hash along with a view

overlooking the Irish Sea, as well as a world class golf course. Or perhaps you would prefer

bacon wafting through the air while overlooking a course designed by Arnold Palmer and

luscious gardens. Maybe you would prefer to wake up and feel the history of your surroundings

with your morning cup of coffee, while the ancient tales of Druids dance in your imagination.

Whichever sounds good, you can achieve any of those scenarios, and more, when you search

golf packages Ireland on golfzoo.com . And the best part? Most of the golf links are open year

round, due to Ireland’s mild climate.

One of the absolutely amazing golf packages Ireland that you can choose from includes

a stay at the illustrious Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, which is situated on a shoreline of a

peninsula that juts out into the Irish Sea. This beautiful hotel and golf links are only about fifteen

minutes from the Dublin International Airport and within a half hour of Dublin’s city center. This

means you can escape but still have the option to be part of the hustle and bustle that is city life.

When you visit Portmarnock you become entranced with the surrounding beauty as you play

your round of golf. These links are known for their elevated greens and tees, as well as some

tricky blind approaches and doglegs. The Portmarnock Golf Club has been in existence since

1894, when it officially opened the first nine holes on December twenty-sixth.

Another example of our golf packages Ireland includes the legendary Kildare Hotel and

Golf Club, lovingly referred to as the K Club. This hotel and links are situated about a half hour

outside of Dublin in a lush countryside. The hotel itself is steeped in lavishness; each room was

individually decorated with the utmost care and absolute grandeur in mind. The property boasts

two golf links- each designed by the notable Arnold Palmer. The golf club has hosted the Ryder

Cup and a total of thirteen European Opens and was recently voted one of the top ten golf

resorts by CNN. A trip to Ireland is not complete without a round of golf at the Kildare.

The last of the examples of what you can find when you search “golf packages Ireland”

is for the Druid’s Glen Hotel and Golf Course, a stunning estate located about thirty minutes

from Dublin in a picturesque, secluded area of Wicklow. The original Woodstock estate which

harbors this beautiful resort dates back to 1600, and the clubhouse dates back to 1770. They

host two courses- Druid’s Glen and Druid’s Heath. The Druid’s Glen course is known as the

“Augusta of Europe” and will welcome you with manicured tree-lines and fairways, dynamic

gardens, and historical landmarks. This course has accommodated The Seve Trophy and the

Irish Open. The second links, Druid’s Heath, will give you a different challenge because the sea

breezes sweep over the course. You may also be distracted with the magnificent views of the

sea, the mountains, and the softened allure of the rolling Irish countryside. Whether you play

one, or both courses, you will not be disappointed.

Ireland has a lot of offer for any visitor. The people are welcoming and warm, the beer is

hearty, and the golf is world class. Be sure to look up golf packages Ireland and ask one of the

many experts available on golfzoo.com which package would be right for you to get the most

out of your experience.

For more information or to Book your Ireland Golf Package, click here.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Tai Chi as a Golf Vacation Fitness Program

Some people look at golf vacation as an avenue for relieving oneself of stress. However, the pressure of winning a friendly competition can, to some extent, even render one sleepless with the anxiety of aiming for victory. As boring and non-confrontational golf looks like on television, some die-hard patrons can take this sport very seriously. In fact, their aggressive aspiration to win a scheduled friendly match is more likely to put more pressure than their bosses yelling at them through the intercom to finish their weekly report. And for this reason, players might go on perpetual “battle-for-survival” mode with their training. But there's a reason why Tai Chi can be the best fitness program for extremely tense golfers.

Confucius says, “fight fire with water”...
He didn't actually say it, but that is beside the point. The thing is, not all people work well under pressure. Getting worked up on one's upcoming golf game would more likely derail their training because no matter how it serves as a so-called motivator, there is only a certain level of tension acceptable in bringing out the best in the athlete. Instead of choosing an exercise that further agitates one's state of mind, this meditative Chinese calisthenics is the best alternative. The number one rule in Tai Chi? Relax (or else, it will still make you). If you think the “slow stationary dance” movements performed by senior citizens at the park is easy, think again.

Why are slow movements tiring, Mr. Miyagi?
Tai Chi is guaranteed to have its practitioners sweat buckets. In fact, by the time their done on their first session, they will not believe the overlooked wonders of their sweat glads being capable of imitating the miniature version of a waterfall. Despite its slow and deliberate gyrations, Tai Chi focuses on continuous muscle tension at every joint movement. How does this help you develop a better game performance in your scheduled golf trip contest? Imagine being consciously aware of every muscle group's contribution to that one clean swing. It's like practically being given a handbook titled What's Wrong with Your Golf Swing?

In China (H.K.), old people climb up 8th floor stairs
China is one of the generic places on the globe that has the highest number of senior citizens around the age of 80's with functional limbs. Controlled breathing and precise limb movements gave these oldies their stereotype-defying spryness. In all fairness, practicing Tai Chi is so highly effective that merely doing it for the purpose of killing (positively speaking) the next game golf vacation contest almost does this therapeutic exercise a grave injustice.