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POSTCARDS FROM FLORIDA

August is a good month to hit the links in golf-happy Florida

Jim Abbott on Travel

Postcards from Florida

August 6, 2011

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August is National Golf Month? Isn't it always golf month in Florida?

If you would like to celebrate the official holiday, there are plenty of resorts in Florida — and elsewhere — with golf-friendly deals to help.

Doral Golf Resort & Spa: Celebrating 50 years as South Florida's iconic golf resort, Doral is offering 40 percent savings with its Championship Unlimited Golf Package. Starting at $119 per person based on double occupancy, the package includes accommodations in a garden-view room, daily breakfast at Terrazza Restaurant and Cafe, 18 holes of golf on the Red, Gold or Jim McLean Signature course with free replay, access to the award-winning Spa at Doral, and unlimited driving range usage and bag storage. For reservations, visit doralresort.com and enter promotional code GFP.

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club: In August, guests who book the St. Petersburg resort's Escape Golf Getaway will be entered to win a new set of golf clubs. Starting at $169 per night, the package includes an upgrade to a renovated bay-view guest room, a round of golf for one or two players, unlimited same day replay, cart rental, unlimited range balls, golf storage, 50 percent off rental of new Callaway golf clubs and unlimited access to the resort's state-of-the-art health club and spa facilities. For reservations, visit vinoyrenaissanceresort.com and use rate code GOF.

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort: The Unlimited Golf Escape includes accommodations in a tropical-view room, breakfast for two people and two rounds of golf per day at The Rookery at Marco Island golf course. Guests also will receive 10 percent off purchases at the Golf Pro Shop, bag storage, bag tags, range balls and golf cart rental. It starts at $304 per night. For reservations, visit marcoislandmarriott.com and enter promotional code GOF.

The Rookery at Marco Island: The golf club is offering a three-day value pass for $149 per person for up to three rounds over seven days and a member-for-the-week pass for $199 per person for unlimited golf over seven days. Visit therookeryatmarco.com for details.