Fairways Golf Vacations offers commission on greens fees at top golf destinations, including Pebble Beach. // © 2013 Thinkstock
Hoping to bring more travel professionals into the golf market, Fairways Golf is offering travel agent commissions on resort stays and greens fees with partner resorts and golf courses in the U.S. and abroad.
Travel agents are also able to book tee times, in case clients have already booked a vacation package and want to add golf as an onsite option. These options are still fully commissionable and can be booked on Fairways Golf’s online travel agent portal.
Fairways Golf also gives travel agencies the ability to create a customized golf microsite. These individual, agency-branded websites provide shopping opportunities for golfers, complete with destination and resort searches, a custom itinerary planner and domestic and international package options. The site also accommodates expanded vacation content with no pricing listed for clients, enabling the travel agent to either receive the standard commission or mark up the package to include fees or incremental commissions.
While Fairways Golf gives agents the ability to tailor trips to their clients, the company offers dozens of special packages. From California and Florida to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, these golf vacations showcase some of the world’s best courses. Below is a list of just some of Fairways Golf’s top packages.
Play in Pebble Beach
Combining stunning views with challenging plays, the golf clubs at Pebble Beach, Calif., give visitors a chance to play at world-renowned courses shared by legendary golfers. With four nights at The Inn at Spanish Bay, this package offers guests three rounds of golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay.
Escape to Punta Cana
When guests aren’t hitting the links in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, they can relax at The PuntaCana Hotel’s world-class Six Senses Spa or enjoy a Caribbean adventure with kiteboarding, deep-sea fishing or scuba diving. This package includes four nights at The PuntaCana Hotel with three rounds of golf at PuntaCana Resort & Club.
With excellent weather year-round and a gorgeous desert setting, Scottsdale, Ariz., has earned its reputation as a top golf destination. Guests will enjoy three nights at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa and three rounds of golf: one at Westin Kierland Golf Club and two at Troon North Golf Club.
Grand Florida Golf
Visitors to Orlando can skip the hustle and bustle of the city’s theme parks with this package, which includes three nights at The Villas of Grand Cypress and three rounds of golf amid gorgeous natural backdrops. The package features a round each at Grand Cypress Golf Club, Shingle Creek Golf Club and Disney’s Osprey Ridge Golf Course, which was designed to showcase the native Florida landscape.
Getaway to Mexico
Featuring the only course in Mexico designed by famous golfer Gary Player, the CostaBaja Golf Club offers guests two rounds of golf and a panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez. During their four-night stay at CostaBaja Resort & Spa, guests can also enjoy the area’s many dining options, experience locally inspired spa treatments at Espiritu Spa or simply relax on their guestroom’s private balcony and soak in the view.