A Place to Chill

The Boulders’ Summer Specials beckon travelers to the cool side of the desert

The Boulders’ South Course, Hole #6, par 4, 355 from the tips. Photo courtesy of The Boulders Resort

The Boulders Resort. Photo courtesy of The Boulders Resort

To escape the summer heat, travelers to Arizona can take a tip from locals in the know and head to the higher ground of The Boulders, where temperatures are typically 10 degrees cooler than in the Valley.

An extraordinary desert hideaway, The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, features 160 guest casitas and 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, seven restaurants and a lounge, two championship Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, eight tennis courts including three classic clay surfaces, five premier cushion courts and a full-service Waldorf Astoria Spa. Great savings on golf, spa and romance packages make summer an ideal time for a peaceful and elevated adult getaway. Seasonal rates dip at the luxury resort to as low as $125 per night - almost 70 percent below spring, while Boulders Golf Academy rates drop by 20 percent. Adding to the “chill factor” are complimentary iced treats, lemon-scented chilled towels offered poolside, and refreshing citrus and soothing aloe-infused treatments at the world-class Waldorf Astoria Spa.

Arizona Residents Only:
“Thanks to Arizona”
allows Arizona residents to enjoy a day at the Waldorf Astoria Spa at 25% off the regular price of all spa services. Each guest must present a valid Arizona driver’s license at spa check-in to receive the discount.

Choose & Chill
“Your Choice Package”
– Will it be unlimited golf or a day at the spa? This package is perfect for couples who appreciate the choice to spend their days together or follow their own bliss. Starting at $379 per night, double occupancy, it includes: Private casita accommodations • Daily choice of unlimited golf or $150 credit for spa services (per adult per paid night) • $25 per person food & beverage credit per each paid room night • Unlimited spa and fitness facility access and fitness classes.

Other Summer Special Packages offered: ‘Truly Boulders’ package priced at $189 per night; ‘Boulders Romance’ package priced at $249 per night for two; and ‘Best of Waldorf Astoria’ package. Call The Boulders Resort at 480.488.9009 or visit www.theboulders.com for more details.

The Boulders, rated as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Golf Courses” by GOLF magazine, is offering exceptional summer values to play 36 holes of golf on the South Course, at 6,888 yards from the tips, Par 71 that received the “Platinum Medal” award and the North Course, playing 6,959 yards from the tips, Par 72 which received the “Gold Medal” award.

Summer Green Fees: Weekdays (Sun-Thurs) green fees are offered at $65/person (before 9am) and only $55 (after 9am) or enjoy golf and a cool lunch for $62 (winter green fees are $220/person.). Weekends (Fri/Sat) green fees will be offered at $75/person (before 9am) and only $65/per person or enjoy golf and a cool lunch for $72 (after 9am)-(winter green fees are $250/person).

Other golf programs only offered this summer include:  July: FAMILY Golf Month includes kids 15 years and younger play free when accompanied by a paying adult. August: “Patriots Golf Day” “2 for 1” – all active and retired Military can play golf at The Boulders for a special Patriots Day discount–two players for the price of one–all month long!

Get Your Game Down Cold
Summer rates also dip 20 percent below peak season at the prestigious Boulders Golf Academy, making it the ideal time for golfers to perfect their game and enjoy the resort’s championship greens. The Summer Bonus Golf Series features four 30-minute personal lessons plus one nine-hole round for $250 one player/$140 each for two players. The Summer Vacation Fix includes two, two-hour lessons, personalized swing diagnosis, short game finesse shots and two nine-hole rounds for $500 one player/$280 each for two players.

Junior Golf Clinics
Aspiring junior golfers can learn to play on a championship golf course with this cool new 8-week summer program. The 2 two-hour sessions per week include learning how to play golf, and/or improving current abilities. The program covers aspects of the golf swing as well as basic rules, keeping score, course make-up, and etiquette of the game. There is expert instruction on grip, set up, backswing, downswing, impact and woods, plus understanding the differences between irons and woods. The clinic includes learning the short game, putting, pitching and chipping. Cyclone was created to bring more “fun” into the game of golf. It includes 6 to 12 stations that are composed of activities that focus on speed and athletic development.  

To reserve a tee time or any of The Boulders Golf Academy programs, call 480.488.9028.

A Summer of Luxury and Lifetime of Championship Greens:
The Boulders Offers Limited Time Golf Memberships

This summer, golfers have a rare opportunity to not only play The Boulders’ two championship courses – ranked among the best in the U.S. – but to live The Boulders lifestyle, as well. The prestigious golf club has opened its doors to a limited number of summer memberships that afford full access to the exclusive amenities of the luxury golf resort. For Golf members, 36 of the world’s most sought-after golf holes become their “home” course! Members also receive advance tee times, member discounts for spa treatments at the  Waldorf Astoria Spa, Tennis Gardens member privileges, and member discounts at all resort retail stores. Privileges are also extended to any of the six resort restaurants and even catered events at home. Limited time memberships are available through September 30, 2013.

For more information and pricing, call The Boulders at 480.488.7312 or visit www.theboulders.com.