As a Golf Advisor reader, you are part of the world's largest group of avid traveling golfers.
Which probably means you're thinking about planning a golf trip sometime soon.
Perhaps a late-winter/early-spring getaway to set you up to usher in the prime 2018 golf season?
If so, we've put together a killer deal - with perks available exclusively to Golf Advisor subscribers - to a peaceful place on the Florida Panhandle that golfers love to return to year after year:
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin lies in the heart of the Florida Panhandle, roughly midway between Pensacola and Panama City Beach.
Its location at the northern edge of the Gulf of Mexico makes it one of the most scenic seaside places in the world, a 2,400-acre haven for visitors and residents.
It's equally relaxing for buddy groups of golfers and families, offering a comprehensive range of styles and sizes of accommodations, from studios to 4-bedroom villas.
Sandestin's off-course amenities are impressive as well, providing plenty in the way of R&R beyond its 72 holes of golf. For example, nearby Destin is known as "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village."
When To Go And How To Get To Sandestin
Because of its location, Sandestin is a Florida destination with a more temperate feel, so its prime season is just beginning now. March and April average high temperatures are a perfect 68 and 74 degrees, respectively.
And Sandestin is easily accessible not just by car, but by plane as well. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) serves dozens of cities via American Airlines, Delta, United and Allegiant.
Take Our Word For It
Here's what Golf Advisor Senior Writer Mike Bailey has to say about Sandestin:
"With four golf courses, gorgeous white sand beaches and 2,400 acres of accommodations, dining and plenty of other fun activities, Sandestin Resort is all you need for a great golf vacation. Besides championship golf courses designed by brothers Rees Jones and Robert Trent Jones Jr. as well as well as a couple with plenty of water views, Sandestin is a charming village unto itself. "Highlights include the waterfront Baytowne Wharf and its shops and great restaurants, walking and biking trails, great tennis program and a day spa to go with more than 1,800 guest rooms in a variety of configurations."
Of Sandestin's four golf courses, our two favorites are Raven Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design...
...and Burnt Pine Golf Club, designed by Jones' brother Rees.
Burnt Pine is an otherwise private club that takes select early morning and afternoon play from Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort guests.
And it happens that the Golf Advisor-exclusive offer we teased earlier revolves around these two highly-rated courses.
Here's what's included...
- At least 2 nights' accommodations in a Lakeside 3-bedroom villa
- 1 round at Raven Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
- 1 round at the private Burnt Pine Golf Club, designed by Rees Jones
- Golf cart fees for both rounds
- Unlimited use of Sandestin's practice facilities and practice balls during your stay
- Complimentary replay rounds booked at the course on the day of play (based on availability)
- *Golf Advisor Exclusive Perk*: Complimentary pre- or post-round lunch at the golf course and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages during your round
- *Golf Advisor Exclusive Perk*: Late check-out
- When you book online, enter group code GC2018 to receive special Golf Advisor-exclusive perks.
And here's the best part: the rates start as low as...
And you can book your stay for anytime from now through August 4.
(FYI...the Sandestin Wine Festival is April 12-15 and rooms are available...for now.)
That's a pretty value-packed deal, isn't it?
One more thing - those Golf Advisor-exclusive perks are kind of "secret-menu" stuff, so be sure to identify yourself as one of our readers (via the code given above) when you book so that Sandestin's (awesome) reservation team can make sure you're taken care of.
Lots of prime dates are available right now, but you need to hurry -- so call 888.521.6687 or click here to learn more .