Summer Golf Packages on Caddies' Salaries

Most everyone is aware that the enjoyment of golf is no longer confined to high-income heart surgeons and millionaire athletes. For the new golf audience of cost-conscious players, dozens of low-cost travel packages are offered throughout the summer and into early fall. We've chosen several that are appealing:

* At Lake Tahoe: Along the Northern California/Nevada border, Northstar-at-Tahoe charges $54.50 per person (two-day minimum stay) in a studio condo and throws in two rounds of golf per room. The offer is valid through Sept. 2 for any Sunday through Thursday that does not include a holiday. Go to Internet or call (800) 466-6784 to learn more.

* In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado: At Snowmass Village, the slightly less glitzy neighbor and partner of Aspen, summer golf packages start at $110 per person (dropping to $77 per person for fall), based on double occupancy, for one night's stay and one round of golf. Click on "Specials and Promotions" on the Snowmass Web site at or call (800) 766-9627.

* In Big Sky country: At Big Mountain in Whitefish, Mont., summer golf-and-lodging packages start at $66.50 per person, double occupancy. Call (800) 858-3930 or go to for more details.

* At Welk Resort in Escondido: Throughout the summer, three-day, two-night hotel-and-golf packages start at $217 per person for midweek double occupancy, including three breakfasts, two dinners and unlimited golf. Go to the resort's Web site at, or you can contact a resort agent at (760) 749-3000.

* At Angel Fire, N.M.: Up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico, not far from Taos, Angel Fire Resort operates a PGA-certified course that reduces its rates for golf (and related occupancy in the hotel) to $78 per person per night starting just after Labor Day. Summer high-season prices start at just $88 per person per night. Visit Angel Fire's Web site at or call its reservation office at (800) 633-7463 for more details.

* At Mt. Snow, Vt.: Golf enthusiasts love the resort's course, which was named one of the top five in the state by Golf Digest. Midweek packages start at $163 per person (double occupancy) for two nights and 18 holes for every day you stay--and lunch at the Mt. Snow Country Club is thrown in. (Weekend packages start at $183 for two nights and two rounds of golf.) Log on to for the golf page on the Mt. Snow Web site, or call (800) 451-4211 to speak to Mt. Snow reservations.

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