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. Passports are good until December 31, 2002. Contact Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 790, Hyannis MA 02601, 508-862-0700; 888-33-CAPECOD; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.