California's Alisal Ranch designs golf packages

SOLVANG, Calif. -- Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers golf vacations with a Western flavor.

The telephone-and-television-free Western retreat has two 18-hole golf courses in addition to a horseback riding program, hiking terrain, canoeing, kayaking, tennis and wine tastings.

Alisal features several packages that cater to beginner, intermediate or serious golfers.

  • The Alisal Golf Classic is a three-night package that features unlimited play, greens fees, use of golf carts, complimentary range balls and prizes.
  • The package also includes tennis, horseback riding, swimming and lake activities. All meals, cocktail receptions and entertainment are included.

    The rate, valid for bookings through May 1, is $1,850 per couple, including tax and service charges. A Golf Classic program is scheduled for Oct. 7 to 10.

    Midweek packages also can be arranged for groups of 10 or more for play from November to March.

  • The Alisal Golf Academy package is for intermediate or experienced golfers seeking to improve their game.
  • Golfers can play at their choice of ranch or river courses, with two days of instruction by a PGA professional.

    The plan features unlimited golf and use of golf carts, range balls and all meals. The package rate, valid through May 1, is $1,850 per couple, including tax and service charges.

    The package requires a minimum of six people and is available midweek from November through March.

  • A three-night golf package designed for women features a three-day clinic led by LPGA professional Pam Moore.
  • The Spikes & Spurs Golf Adventures for Women plan includes accommodations, greens fees, range balls, use of golf carts, all meals, wine with dinners, nightly cocktail receptions and entertainment.

    The plan also features a welcome basket, an in-room massage, a wine-tasting tour, horseback riding, fishing and tennis. The rate is $947.50 per person, including tax and service charges. A session is scheduled for April 22 to 26.

    The plan is also available for groups of six or more from November through March. Packages pay 10% commission.

    For more details, call (800) 4-ALISAL; e-mail [email protected], or visit

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