Tee Off Summer with Golf Packages from California Inns
Known for endless sunshine and stunning golf courses with dramatic vistas, California has long been a mecca for golf enthusiasts. Get into the swing of summer this season with a golf package from a California boutique hotel or bed and breakfast inn. Pairing beautiful courses with luxurious accommodations, the inns’ packages provide great golf getaways in destinations ranging from Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley to the Monterey Peninsula and Half Moon Bay.
Ballard Inn, a AAA Four Diamond-rated inn in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is ideal for a golfing vacation. Minutes from the inn, the River Course at the Alisal features four lakes, breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding mountains, and a location along the meandering path of the Santa Ynez River. Starting at $329, the inn’s golf package includes a discounted room rate and a round of golf for two at the River Course’s gently undulating greens. Visit the inn’s Specials page for more details, or call 805-688-7770.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Pacific Grove and just a short walk from the beach, the historic Centrella Inn seems straight from a picturesque Victorian storybook. The inn also makes its home on the Monterey Peninsula, a well-known mecca for golf enthusiasts. For just $49 per player in addition to the room rate, the inn’s Golf Package includes green fees, preferred tee times, golf clubs, and cart rental at Pacific Grove Golf Links, adjacent to the world-famous 17-Mile Drive. Call 855-204-6358 for more details or to book.
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
Through a partnership with Sandpiper Golf Club, a stay at the historic Fess Parker Wine Country Inn gives guests the chance to golf along the Santa Barbara coast, where they will enjoy the beauty and challenge of a seaside links-style layout Golf Digest once rated as one of California’s top 25 public courses. Starting at $815, the Play More Package includes luxury accommodations, a round of golf, a complimentary bottle of Fess Parker wine, and a tasting for two at the Parker family tasting rooms. Book from the inn’s website or call 800-446-2455.
Inn by the Harbor and Lavender Inn by the Sea
The Tee and Sea Golf Package at Inn by the Harbor or Lavender Inn by the Sea is a gem among Santa Barbara golf packages. The package offers savings of up to 20% and includes accommodations, 18 holes of golf at the Glen Annie Golf Club, a golf cart, and balls. The Glen Annie Golf Club is an impeccably maintained 6,420-yard, par-71 layout featuring lush fairways, quick greens, a beautiful lake, meandering creeks, and breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains. For more information or to book, call Inn by the Harbor at 800-626-1986 or Lavender Inn by the Sea at 800-649-2669.
Mill Rose Inn
Half Moon Bay’s Mill Rose Inn pairs classic European elegance by the sea with some of the best golfing around. For $220, the Golf Lovers Getaway Package includes a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider, cart rental and two rounds of golf at the oceanfront Half Moon Bay Golf Links, and two complimentary beverages. One of the rounds of golf may also be substituted with the spa option, which includes a one-hour Swedish massage for one followed by in-room champagne and truffles. Choose the Golf Lovers Getaway when you book online or call 650-726-8750.
Located in Santa Barbara’s even more upscale suburb, Montecito Inn is a dream golf destination. Whether golfers prefer the bluffs above the Pacific or a valley setting surrounded by rolling hills, the inn’s Stay & Play Golf Package offers the ultimate Santa Barbara golf experience. The concierge-arranged package includes green fees, cart fee, and driving practice tee prior to playing at either Sandpiper Golf Club or Rancho San Marcos Golf Course. Guests can choose their preferred course when booking online or call the reservations team at 800-843-2017.
Wine Valley Inn
With the Stay and Play Package at Wine Valley Inn, guests can combine a stay at a quaint chateau nestled among windmills with a round or two at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara. The package includes a 15% discount on overnight accommodations, a bottle of local wine, and discounted green fees and golf cart rental ($165 per player mid-week; $185 weekdays and holidays) for one to four players. Contact the hotel directly at 805-688-211 to book.