The golfer’s staycation you’ll want to revisit

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Mar 28, 2018, 3:46 PM | Updated: Mar 29, 2018, 12:00 am


Tucked away in the southern foothills of the Valley is a golfer’s staycation you’ll want to visit again and again.

Staycations are a great way to take a break from the mundane routine you’re used to while not having to go too far from home. Most staycations happen during the summer months when golf course rates and hotel rooms are at a lower rate, but this hidden gem is reasonably priced any time of year, making a weekend getaway easier on your wallet.

The golf

It’s not a secret that Phoenix is home to some of the best golf courses in the country but people might not know is that Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club has been rated fifth-best golf course in Arizona and 84th on a list of the entire U.S. in 2016.

The course, created by master architects Schmidt-Curley Design, Inc. with the help of golf legend Fred Couples, includes native grasses and rugged, unbridled landforms that pay tribute to the game’s great links-land courses.

Golfers can smooth out their swing with professional instructors or get basic lessons for the whole family. Tee-time bookings and caddie services are only the beginning. With stay and play packages, you can find all the comforts you could want while enjoying a few rounds of golf.

The fun

Any good vacation will feature a variety of options for activities, fun and nightlife. The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle features a luxury movie theater and plenty of casual and gourmet dining options to boot.

Adult fun abounds, too, when you visit Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. Table games, slots and more entertainment are all at your fingertips, along with a poolside bar and restaurants to satisfy any appetite.

The costs

Perhaps the best part of a staycation is the possibility of saving money on your expenses. While the course is reasonably priced and specials can be found, be sure to enter the Southern Dunes Staycation contest to win golf foursomes with your friends, if you’re feeling lucky.

Whether you’re looking to improve your golf game, want something fun for your whole family or just looking for a simple vacation that checks the boxes, you’ll find what you’re looking for with this golfer’s delight.

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