Bed and Breakfast Golf in the Fall: Go West, Young Man (and Woman)!
Dilemma: Your local golf course has closed for the season, the air has turned too frosty for a day on the greens, and you have been promising your partner a romantic weekend all summer. Don’t panic! I Love Inns (www.iloveinns.com) has the solution for you: Go west! That’s right: In sunny California, Arizona, and New Mexico, you will discover fabulously romantic bed and breakfasts to satisfy your partner and be able to enjoy a few rounds of golf.
Southern California Wine Country
For golfers, it does not get any better than Temecula Creek Inn. Located in the heart of California’s wine country, this luxury B&B’s balconies overlook the Inn’s 27-hole golf course; all surrounded by 300 acres of rustic beauty including sweeping mountain views and year-round sunny weather! The Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course has been given a Four-Star rating from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” For those really wanting to challenge themselves, Temecula Creek’s Stonehouse Nine Golf Course includes rock outcroppings, demanding the best in precision play is critical.
Imagine: You can play the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links right on the Pacific Ocean by day, then relax at night at the historic Carmel Stonehouse Inn in Carmel, California at night. Housed inside a charming 1906 stone home, this B&B offers light, breezy interiors and excellent breakfasts with eggs Benedict, waffles and orange french toast to omelets. The Carmel Stonehouse Inn is close to the beach restaurants, and art galleries of scenic Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Country Inn with 12-Acre Golf Course
Also in California, the San Luis Creek Lodge B&B offers easy access to 12 well-manicured golf courses. Add a mild Mediterranean-like climate, and this inn is the perfect golf getaway 365 days a year. Meanwhile, the San Luis Creek Lodge’s 25 over-sized rooms spread across three lodges — all offer private spacious tiled or marble baths. They also feature tastefully-decorated interiors with large flat screen Sony televisions, sitting areas, and Dreamer bedding.
Located just three blocks from the beach, the Orchid Inn at Santa Barbara is a charming 1920s-era with eight elegant rooms walk down to the sea or nearby shops, or head out golfing! Santa Barbara county has six public 18-hole golf courses to test yourself on; four which are close to the Orchid Inn. Of these, three offer championship level play.
Heading east just a bit to Arizona, we find ourselves at the Prescott Pines Inn. Close to historic Whiskey Row at the edge of Prescott National Forest, the Prescott Pines Inn B&B is a Victorian-style country inn that is home to Cody, the friendliest of golden retrievers. This B&B’s 11 rooms are soothing oasis of Victorian elegance; each with their own private porched entrances and baths. As for golf? The Prescott Pines Inn is within easy reach of three golf courses; the Antelope Hills Golf Course, Stone Ridge Golf Course, and the Prescott Golf & Country Club.
Our last stop is Elaine’s, a three-storey log cabin B&B in Cedar Crest, New Mexico. This mountainside B&B is located on four acres of evergreens in the Sandia Peaks; home to one hundred varieties of birds, including three types of hummingbirds. It’s an alpine paradise that is also close to Pak-Ko Ridge Golf Course. This 18-hole course is high in the Sandia Mountains with landing areas and greens boundaries by arroyos, native vegetation, and rock outcroppings. Elaine’s offers special golf packages sure to satisfy you and your golfing partner.
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