At first, your golf game and a beach day seem disparate: One strives for low-numbered scores and a green jacket, while the other is ideal with high-digit temperatures and a bathing suit. But look closer, and you'll see that both are exercises in laid-back serenity.
Whether you're competing on the pristine fairway of an award-winning course, or lounging on the sands of the nearby Atlantic coast, shoot for your desired comfort level with an Escape to the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey.
Score a hole-in-one-night stay in a deluxe king or deluxe double room on a Sunday through Thursday ($109), and upgrade to a junior executive room or an executive king room upon availability. If you'd rather putt-putt down the Garden State Highway for an overnight stay on the weekend, cart your suitcase to this expansive hotel on a Friday ($139) or a Saturday ($179).
Set on nearly 700 acres along Reeds Bay, just eight miles from Atlantic City, the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club champions a course between its storied background and recently renovated features. Its Bay Course once supported the spikes of President Harding, and the Oval Room welcomed Grace Kelly to her 16th birthday party. And while Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones have long since checked out, your rock star room offers free wireless Internet and a flat-screen TV.
Once you arrive, tour the resort's satellite gallery of the Noyes Museum of Art, have a ball in the indoor or outdoor pool, or indulge in a treatment at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. The next day, tee off at the Bay Course or the Pines Course for a friendly 18 holes with your plus one.
After lunch at the brick-lined Grille Room—where you can use your $25 credit toward a crab cake sandwich or an artisan BLT with french fries—intentionally aim for the bunkers when you spend a sunny beach day along the Jersey Shore.
Stay on par with this Escape, and you'll feel like you're at the top of the leader board.
PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON July 31, 2012
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club
A One-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe King or Deluxe Double Room on Sundays through Thursdays ($109), Fridays ($139), or Saturdays ($179) and a $25 Resort Credit
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