Where the golf is exciting

Avid golfers may already know the US “golf coast” is Massachusetts. The name fits Cape Cod to a tee because it’s a golfer’s dream destination. This year round paradise adds incentive to visit by slicing the Cape Cod Golf Passport price to $39. If used to the maximum, the passport saves $1,500 at 25 Cape courses. Discounts vary by course, including 2 for 1 play, discounted or waived green fees with golf car rental and special “play and ride” packages. Contact Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 790, Hyannis MA 02601, 508-862-0700; 888-33-CAPECOD; [email protected]; www.capecodchamber.org.

If you prefer desert golf, Scottsdale, Arizona, has you covered. The Scottsdale Golf Guide is free to southwest travelers looking to play a couple rounds. The 40-page resource includes course profiles (stats and contact and fee info), area golf schools, private course information, and a map highlighting Scottsdale links. If you’re anxious to get started, download a copy online. Contact Scottsdale CVB, 800-805-0471; www.experiencescottsdale.com.