For a Northwest golf getaway that’s a real ace in the hole, it’s tough to top the Gig Harbor Peninsula, where public courses boast dramatic views, immaculate fairways and first-rate facilities. Now, two accommodations in the city of Gig Harbor are sweetening the pitch by offering the following value-added golf packages.
--At the Inn at Gig Harbor, four Stay & Play packages give golfers a chance to experience the acclaimed Chambers Bay course, just a chip shot away via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Winner of multiple awards since its June 2007 opening and designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, the 18-hole links-style course is a walkers-only masterpiece that dazzles the eye with sweeping panoramas, windswept sand dunes and stunning terrain.
Stay & Play packages at The Inn at Gig Harbor come with overnight accommodations, one round of golf, a $40 gift card for food, beverage or merchandise at the Chambers Bay clubhouse, unlimited range balls, bag drop service, a yardage book, taxes and service fees. Nightly package rates range from $304.64 to $554.33 according to season, night of the week, room occupancy and accommodation type. To book the package, please contact the 64-room Inn at Gig Harbor at (800) 795-9980 or (253) 858-1111, or visit its web site at www.innatgigharbor.com.
--The Best Western Wesley Inn’s Golf Getaway package is a duffer’s delight thanks to a partnership with the 18-hole championship McCormick Woods, located in nearby Port Orchard. The course -- crafted in concert with the Audubon Society -- wows putters and drivers alike with it serene lakes, towering firs and cedars, preserved wetlands and inspiring views of Mt. Rainier. Over the years, McCormick Woods has earned rave reviews from such prestigious publications as Golf Digest and Golf Week.
Rates for The Best Western Wesley Inn’s Golf Getaway package start at $199 per night from Mon.-Thurs. and $229 per night from Fri.-Sun. Prices cover overnight accommodations in either an executive king or double queen guest room, deluxe fireside continental breakfast buffet, one round of golf and use of a golf cart. To qualify for the special rate, guess must allow the inn to reserve their tee time. Room upgrades and massage therapy are available for an extra charge. For bookings, please contact the 80-room Best Western Wesley Inn at (888) 462-0002 or (253) 858-9690, or visit its web site at www.wesleyinn.com.
Gig Harbor serves as a home-base par excellence for golf buffs and their traveling companions. Along with Chambers Bay and McCormick Woods, several other fine public courses are located in or near the city, among them Madrona Links in Gig Harbor, Gold Mountain in Bremerton, and Trophy Lake and Horseshoe Lake in Port Orchard.
By day, non-golfers can enjoy the many splendors of Gig Harbor, a vibrant community notable for its maritime heritage, marinas, public parks, one-of-a-kind shops, art galleries, jewelers, wine shops, paddle-boat rentals, eye-catching gardens and garden centers. Come evening, golfers and their mates can regroup and recap the day’s putts and pastimes at one of Gig Harbor’s many superb waterfront restaurants.
Originating from two miles of walk-able Puget Sound harbor front and featuring one of the most scenic skyline vistas of Mt. Rainier, Gig Harbor is the first destination on the Kitsap Peninsula after crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. For more information, please access www.gigharborguide.com or call the Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center at (888) VIEWGIG.