April 4th, 2011
While enjoying a round of golf on Nantucket seems to be the perfect vacation activity, red ropes at private clubs, long waits at public courses, and the relative absence of golf academies have kept island visitors from hitting the links.
Enter the Nantucket Golf Academy, offered by Nantucket Island Resorts as its answer to the golf gap on Nantucket. Packaged along with a three-day, two-night stay at the White Elephant, the Golf Academy offers a full day of instruction on the Miacomet Golf Course. The daylong session begins at 9:30 am on the driving range and in the short game area covering full swing, chipping, pitching and putting. After enjoying a lunch served on the course, golfers will hit the green for 18-holes in the afternoon – nine-holes with instruction, nine-holes without.
Fun extras include a Digital Video Swing Analysis DVD of each guest’s swing and a gift bag that includes a White Elephant hat, a Miacomet golf shirt, and a bag tag. Rental clubs will also be provided for those unwilling to lug their clubs from home.
The Nantucket Golf Academy package will be offer Sunday – Tuesday, with golf instruction occurring on the Monday of each stay. It will be available on the following spring and fall dates: May 15-17, May 22-24, October 2-4, and October 16-18. Included in the package rates are breakfast each morning at the hotel’s Brant Point Grill, spa and dinner credits, and transportation to and from the course. An additional day on the golf course on Tuesday is available at a reduced rate.
The Nantucket Golf Academy package starts at $1300 for two people. Room upgrades available upon request for a fee.
IN OTHER GOLF NEWS: All White Elephant guests can request priority tee times at Miacomet golf course and have off-season access to Sankaty Head Golf Course.