Golf Travel News Dec. 18, 2022

Golf Travel News Dec. 18, 2022

In golf travel news this week are items from Rumbling Bald, Myrtle Beach, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island, and Indian Wells.

If — like the GolfBlogger — you are living in the Northern latitudes, you might want to take a look at some of these places for an escape. While people in Florida and the Carolinas are suffering from sixty degree temperatures, Michiganders, Wisconsinites and Minnesotans consider that shorts weather.

Here’s a tweet from a Florida golfer. I redacted his name and the folk to whom he was replying to protect the innocent.

Tweet from a Golfing Floridian

Here are some places you could go to find shorts weather.

Rumbling Bald Announces Winter, Spring 2023 Golf Packages

36-Hole Golf Retreat on N.C.’s Lake Lure Ideal for Groups of All Sizes

(LAKE LURE, N.C.) – Amid record demand for golf stay-and-plays – Rumbling Bald – the 36-hole golf sanctuary on Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains, announces its winter and spring golf packages for 2023.

Winter rates start at $308 per golfer for two nights lodging in a Rumbling Bald vacation rental and two rounds on its Apple Valley and Bald Mountain Golf courses. Three-night, three-round and four-night, four-round options are also available for $452 and $574 per golfer, respectively. Spring rates start at $363 per golfer for two nights and two rounds, $501 for three nights and three rounds and $640 for four nights and four rounds.

Rumbling Bald will again offer its popular Weekday Specials starting April 1, 2023. Rates start at $330 per person for two nights and two rounds, $452 for three nights and three rounds, and $574 four nights and four rounds. Weekday Special rates are available for any combination of Sunday through Wednesday nights only. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (blackout dates apply).

To learn more about Rumbling Bald’s golf courses and packages, visit To book packages directly, or to speak with a golf vacation planner, call (828) 694.3072. Golfers are advised to call, email or check the website for course maintenance and closure schedules. Rates include all taxes and fees and are based on full occupancy (four players in a two-bedroom villa or two in a one-bedroom studio).

Golf Tourism Solutions to Manage 40th Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Golf Tourism Solutions, home to the game’s premier tournament operations staff, is taking over management of the 40th annual National Retired Military Golf Classic (NRMGC), a 72-hole event that will be held May 30 – June 3 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The NRMGC flights players based on player handicaps and is again expected to attract 600 players from more than 40 states to the Grand Strand.

The event provides an opportunity for retired military personnel and their spouses to participate in a golf tournament aimed at providing camaraderie and competition. The NRMGC is an IRS approved 501(c) 3 charity that annually donates a portion of its proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation, the USO, Jr. ROTC and Folds of Honor.

The NRMGC is one of 11 events the GTS tournament division will operate in 2023. Collectively the events will attract more than 6,000 players, account for more than 25,000 rounds of golf, and deliver millions of dollars in economic impact to the Myrtle Beach community.

Most notably, GTS runs the World Amateur Handicap Championship, the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament, an event that annually attracts more than 3,200 players from all 50 states and 15+ different countries.

Other events include the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the GolfBuddy Veterans Classic, Brittain Resorts Classic, World Am Q School, GolfTrek Challenge, Golfweek Myrtle Beach Amateur, Saintnine World Couples, and the Short Par 4 Fall Classic.

For more information, visit

Have a Ball With Exclusive Access to The Honda Classic 

Riviera Beach, Fla. (December 15, 2022) – The Honda Classic returns in February, attracting the world’s best PGA TOUR players to Palm Beach County. Golf fans can enjoy premium accommodations and exclusive access to The Honda Classic with the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s “A Day at the Honda Classic with Skysuite Access” package

The package includes:

  • Two, one-day passes to The Honda Classic 
  • Access to the Nicklaus Village Skysuite at the 18th hole, with unlimited food and beverage service 
  • One preferred daily parking pass
  • Two welcome to The Honda Classic signature cocktails at the resort

To receive this offer, guests must book by February 9, 2023, for a minimum of two nights during February 21, 2023, to February 26, 2023. 

In addition to The Honda Classic, enjoy a timeless escape at Marriott Singer Island’s private beach, resort pools, and intimate spa, and the award-winning 3800 Ocean Restaurant & Lounge. 

Have a ball on the golf course and on the beach! 

Indian Wells Golf Resort Announces Exciting New Year’s Eve Festivities 

Winter Carnival Theme Includes Thrilling Performers, Live Music, Delicious Dining Options

(INDIAN WELLS, Ca.) – Indian Wells Golf Resort – the world-class public golf, vacation, culinary and events destination located in the picturesque Coachella Valley – is ringing in 2023 with its unique Winter Carnival extravaganza perfect for the whole family to start the new year with a bang.

Building on the success of the inaugural “Indian Wells Winterfest,” the resort is introducing even more winter-themed entertainment to go along with its unique ice-skating rink, Top Tracer Driving Range, and additional fun-filled features its guests have been enjoying since mid-November.

The Winter Carnival will take place from 6 – 10 p.m. on Dec. 31 with the night capped off by a fireworks show coinciding with the Time Square ball drop.  The evening will include a wide array of live performers and delicious food options sure to create a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests will not want to miss the aerial silks, stilt walking, juggling, tarot card reading, contortion, and even fire breathing performances taking place throughout an action-packed night of festivities. The local HighRoad Band – a  charismatic 60’s and 70’s rock, blues and country band – will also be joining the lineup.

Adding to the extraordinary proceedings, Indian Wells Golf Resort is offering special culinary choices including a barbecue-focused food truck, fresh seafood and pasta in the VUE Grille and Bar, and a tantalizing dessert station on wheels. Open seven days a week and featuring new menus for winter and several brand-new HD televisions for sports viewing, the VUE is the ideal place to enjoy award-winning cuisine and catch every big game.


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