Today is the last day to book a fantastic value-packed golf getaway from the luxurious Fairmont Southampton: For just $599 per person you’ll get a three-night stay in a luxury room with private balcony, full breakfast daily and three rounds of golf at three of Bermuda’s finest courses including Port Royal, Riddell’s Bay and Belmont Hills (not to mention free club rentals, a cart at each course and three sleeves of balls). Sounds pretty sweet, but is it really a deal? Let’s do the math. Say you were to book the package in early May—still shoulder season here in Bermuda. A room alone would cost $321 per night, what adds up to $1,035 with taxes and gratuities. Green fees with a cart for two at Port Royal costs $330; Riddell’s Bay $310; and Belmont Hills $250, respectively. And let’s assume a full breakfast for two costs $50 a day, a total of $150. Final cost if booked separately: $2,075—about $875 more than if you booked through this exclusive golfers bundle. As with most hotel packages the rate is based upon availability, but if you’re at all into hittin’ the links this is definitely the deal for you. To book click on Bermuda's Golf Around Getaway. Fore!
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