Tired of sharing a cramped hotel room on vacation with your family or your golf buddies? Wyndham Extra Holidays specializes in delivering more comfortable places to stay at prices competitive with hotel-room rates in some of golf's hottest destinations. Full kitchens and multi-bedroom units will make you feel more at home while you're on the road.
Wyndham Extra Holidays, the rental division of Orlando-based Wyndham Vacation Ownership, offers resort accommodations at over 100 Wyndham-managed resorts. Wyndham Worldwide, the parent company, sponsors the Wyndham Championship, a long standing PGA Tour event in North Carolina, and has a relationship with Brandt Snedeker. Obviously, Wyndham knows a thing or two about the game and golfers who love to travel.
While a majority of the condo-style resorts offered by Wyndham Extra Holidays are located in the continental United States, there are opportunities to visit Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and the Hawaiian Islands, too. Wyndham Rewards members get the best available rates when booking with Wyndham Extra Holidays. At the same time, they accrue points (10 for every one dollar spent) toward future stays. Golfers should consider these destinations for their next getaway:
The Legacy Golf Resort and Orange Tree Golf Resort are both located less than a 30-minute drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Each offers spacious and comfortable suites with separate bedrooms, kitchens, living/dining areas, plus 18 holes of golf, swimming pools, tennis, a clubhouse restaurant and a fitness center.
The courses wind through the Sonoran desert, yet aren't traditional desert tracks. The landscape of Orange Tree Golf Resort, once an orange grove, is shaded by mature trees and features views of Camelback Mountain. At the heart of the resort is a parkland-style, 18-hole, USGA-rated championship golf course, long considered one of Arizona’s most renowned traditional golf courses. After your game, retreat to your spacious suite with patio or terrace, enjoy a spa service or have a soak in your in-suite whirlpool tub.
Gary Panks designed the Legacy Golf Club on what was once Dwight B. Heard's 7,500-acre ranch. The original grain silos, built in 1902, still remain along the 18th fairway and were once the tallest structures in Maricopa County. Legend has it that Teddy Roosevelt and Pancho Villa once visited the historic bunkhouse that is preserved on the golf course’s first tee. This desert oasis is a great choice for golfers, offering an on-site 6,908-yard, par 71, 18-hole course and leading technology golf instruction. Don’t miss the opportunity to perfect your game with the leading technology at the on-site Legacy Golf Academy. Access technologies once only available to the pros, whether it's perfecting your golf swing, making club adjustments or utilizing state of the art analysis tools including e-Coach Pro – advanced motion analysis software, Science & Motion – the competitive putting solution, KVest – 3D swing analysis & biofeedback training, and TrackMan & FlightScope – 3D Doppler tracking launch monitors.
Get your Mickey Mouse on at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort, which is adjacent to Walt Disney World Resort and within minutes of Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and Wet 'n Wild. There's really no reason to leave the resort, home to five outdoor pools, water slides, splash zones, lazy rivers with inner tubes, private cabanas available for rental, hot tubs and poolside bars. Miniature golf, sand volleyball, organized resort activities, barbecue areas, indoor game rooms, playgrounds and picnic areas create endless entertainment. Plus, you'll have all the comforts of home in your 1- or 2-bedroom family suite complete with a kitchen and living/dining area.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Enjoy spacious oceanfront family suites on the pedestrian-only section of Daytona Beach near the pier and adjacent to the restaurants, movies and shops at the Ocean Walk Village entertainment complex. Wyndham Ocean Walk boasts indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, water slide, hot tubs, indoor and outdoor mini-golf, game room, pool bar and coffee shop, and an action-packed resort activities program. You'll have fun in the sun all winter long in Daytona Beach!
Of course there's no shortage of golf in Daytona Beach and the surrounding area, with nearby must-plays including the Hills Course and Jones Course at LPGA International, Venetian Bay, the Ocean Course and Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort and Indigo Lakes Golf Club.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Wyndham Dye Villas at North Myrtle Beach are part of the sprawling Barefoot Resort complex. The three-bedroom villas are more like 1,871-square-foot palaces and sleeps a maximum of six guests. There's a fireplace in the living room and jetted tub in the master bath. Stay a week or a month.
Everything is conveniently close. Barefoot's Pete Dye Course, Tom Fazio Course, Love Course and Greg Norman Course are each strong. Greg Norman's Australian Grille anchors the dining scene at nearby Barefoot Landing, a development of restaurants and shops. The House of Blues isn't much farther. In season, a shuttle runs to the beach.
Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort overlooks the pier and beach in southern California and features accommodations ranging from hotel rooms to two-bedroom resort condominiums. Within driving distance are Legoland® California Resort in Carlsbad and the pleasures of San Diego, including the world-famous zoo and SeaWorld® San Diego. Golfers can get their fill with 36 holes at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad and Torrey Pines, the PGA Tour host in La Jolla.
The resort hosts daily events for all ages, from spaghetti dinners to wine tasting. Children gravitate to the game room and pool. Parents might disappear in the seventh-floor skyroom library or the hot tub overlooking the Pacific.
Couples and golfers dreaming of the laid-back island life face a tough choice, picking between the spacious accommodations designed in the traditional Hawaiian style at Paniolo Greens Resort on the Big Island and Wyndham Bali Hai on Kauai.
The dry and sunny Kohala Coast, where the Paniolo villas reside, is rich with golf. Waikoloa Village Golf Club runs adjacent to the resort, but more dramatic oceanfront scenery is found at Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and the Kings Course at Waikoloa Beach Resort.
A new clubhouse, fitness facility and business center have upgraded the amenities for villa guests at Wyndham Bali Hai in Princeville, Kauai. The beauty of the nearby Princeville Makai Golf Club tends to blow people away, even if the tradewinds don't.
For more information on Wyndham's golf offerings, visit ExtraHolidays.com/golf.