Crystal Cruises announced the golf courses for its Oct. 22 "Experiences of Discovery Golf" cruise to New England and Canada. With tee times at six courses, golfers can play in nearly all of the cities on the 11-day itinerary from Montréal to New York. Veteran PGA champion Billy Casper and PGA member coach John Clark will host golf clinics onboard the Crystal Symphony. Participating golfers can also win a free cruise with Crystal's "Hole in One" contest.
Among the courses to be played are Granite Links at Quarry Hills, Boston, one of Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses"; Pine Hills in Boston, named the No. 1 course in Massachusetts" by Zagat in 2009; Club de Golf Islemere, Montréal, which has hosted both the Men's and Women's Canadian Open; La Tempete, Québec City, the first international-caliber 18-hole course in Québec's metropolitan area; and Sable Oaks, Portland, Maine, a challenging course in a Crystal maiden call.
Crystal's golf program includes a VIP golfers welcome cocktail reception, welcome kits with course info and gifts, roundtrip transportation to each course accompanied by a Crystal escort or pro, 45-minute warm-up and pre-/post-round refreshments and cocktails, and complimentary storage and cleaning of clubs and shoes. Crystal recommends that guests bring their own clubs on golf outings. Guests can ship equipment to and from the ship with Luggage Concierge.
Beginning with an overnight in Montréal, the cruise visits Québec City, Halifax, Saint John, Boston (overnight), Newport, New York and Portland. Per person, promotional two-for-one cruise fares begin at $4,275 double occupancy, including complimentary air from numerous North American gateways, and a $500-per-person shipboard credit. For more information, call 800-446-6620 or visit www.crystalcruises.com.
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