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Savings in Scottsdale this summer

July 23, 2013

Looking to escape to the golf mecca of Scottsdale, Arizona, but don't want to spend big bucks? Stay and play during summer 2013 and pay up to 60 percent less on hotel rooms and tee times.

The Boulders Resort

Experience the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert and its breathtaking rock arrangements at   The Boulders Resort , offering the Two By Fore package, which includes casita accommodations, one round of golf per person per night with same day replay privileges, 20 percent off spa services, and unlimited access to Waldorf Astoria Spa's fitness facilities and classes. Rates start at $195 (approx £126) per night from now to the 2 nd September 2013.  

The Inn at Eagle Mountain

Escape from the day-to-day rigors of the workplace during a getaway at   The Inn at Eagle Mountain , with the   Stay N' Play   package, which includes accommodation, two rounds of golf per person and daily breakfast. Guests play at least one round at   Eagle Mountain Golf Club   and a second round at their choice of   We-Ko-Pa ,   Longbow   or   Desert Canyon   golf clubs. Rates are on offer between now and 31 st August and start at $343 (approx £221) for one golfer or $513 (approx £331) for two.  

Hotel Valley Ho

If you're an architect buff and a golfer, stay at the iconic   Hotel Valley Ho,   a mid-century modern gem in Scottsdale's bustling downtown. Book the   Scottsdale Hip Summer Getaway   package and receive accommodation, three rounds of golf at   ASU Karsten Golf Course ,   Eagle Mountain Golf Club   and McDowell Mountain Golf Club , plus complimentary breakfast each morning. Rates start at $130 (approx £84) per person, per night. When you're not on the fairway, enjoy the resort's popular DJ-hosted pool parties on Friday and Saturday evenings.  

Enjoy unlimited golf on   TPC Scottsdale's   Champion's Course from now to 8 th September for just $35 (approx £22) per person Monday to Friday. During the weekends, play for $49 per person (approx £31) until 11 a.m. or $35 (approx £22) per person on weekends after 11 a.m.  

New kids on the block

Scottsdale has always been a hub for innovation and creativity when it comes to desert golf. This autumn, the destination will elevate its status as a golf mecca with the debut of the   Camelback   Golf Club 's   new Ambiante   Course (previously known as the Indian Bend Course). Redesigned by Hurdzan Fry Environmental Golf Design, Ambiante features a complete revamp of 12 golf holes and a variety of enhancements on the remaining six that will improve playability and shot values. Other changes include new bunkers, reconfigured water features and new cart paths.  

Hot on the heels of the debut of its new clubhouse,   McDowell Mountain Golf Club   unveiled Mesquite Grille   in the first quarter of the year. This restaurant and wine bistro is designed as a casual, upscale gathering place for golf guests during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its robust menu of American southwest and Chicago Italian favourites was developed by executive chef Mark Hamilton and features items such as homemade sausage, pasta tossed with fresh vegetables and fresh seafood. Adding to its allure, the restaurant's beautiful outdoor terrace provides sweeping views of the Scottsdale skyline.  

Get your wrenches right

Scottsdale's   Cool Clubs , a leader in cutting-edge custom club fitting, is poised to help you fine tune your equipment. With Cool Clubs'   Premium Indoor Full Fitting   package, trained technicians will evaluate every club in your bag from your driver and fairway woods to your hybrids, irons and putters. Leave with a clear understanding of the swing and launch characteristics of your clubs and armed with shaft and equipment recommendations that will you help you take your game to the next level. Pricing starts at $525 (approx £339).  

Forget schlepping sticks, get Club Hub in the mix

Nobody likes the cost and hassle associated with lugging golf clubs around the airport while travelling. Next time you visit Scottsdale for a golf getaway, take the hassle out of schlepping your sticks with   Club Hub , offering premier TaylorMade rentals shipped directly to your hotel. Or, if you're heading straight from the airport to the fairway, ship them to your golf club. When your trip is over, simply pack the golf clubs into the shipping container and return them to the original delivery site or any FedEx location. Club rentals are $60 (approx £38) for the first day and $15 (approx £9) for each day thereafter or $100 (approx £64) for one week.  

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