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Fairway to Heaven: Golfing Getaways Meet Luxury Spas

Published on June 1, 2024

Picture this: lush golfing greens stretch before you, flanking the steps of a world-class spa. It’s the ultimate getaway. And at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, whether the manicure you’re seeking is on a fairway or at your fingertips, they have the ideal retreat teed up. You’ll enjoy it all with the unparalleled service and amenities defining the Benchmark experience.

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This side of paradise: the Mountain Shadows Resort golf course in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Ranked by GOLF.com as one of the Best Par-3 Courses in America, the Mountain Shadows course is an 18-hole marvel, catering to both beginners and seasoned professionals alike. As you tee off, you’ll find challenging slopes and meticulously manicured greens that mimic the breathtaking desert surroundings. And, whether you’re looking to perfect your swing or engage in a friendly competition, Mountain Shadows has you covered—onsite professionals are available, while those seeking a little friendly rivalry can join the Skins game hosted every Tuesday during summer.

Southern hospitality at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX.

Few experiences match the thrill of teeing off against the stunning backdrop of Texas’ brilliant blue skies. At La Cantera Resort & Spa, the 18-hole course and former PGA Tour stop is a masterpiece designed to challenge and build your skills. Take a moment to savor the Hill Country scenery and, if you’re too captivated to stop at just one round, consider the annual membership package or the Stay & Play Hill Country experience.

But a visit to La Cantera isn’t complete without a little indulgence. Perched atop one of San Antonio’s highest peaks, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness’s breathtaking panoramic views pay homage to its name. The spa offers everything from traditional facials and massages to customizable experiences like the Hill Country Texan—which uses local honey and other regionally sourced ingredients—to a detox wrap with thermogenic mud.

Seeking serenity at The Spa at Chaminade in Santa Cruz, CA.

Nestled in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, The Spa at Chaminade promises a blissful retreat away from the hustle of daily life. Spanning 1,700 square feet of luxury, the spa’s soothing aromas, calming sounds and nature-inspired décor welcome resort regulars and first-time guests alike. With all-natural products and skilled therapists, you’ll melt into a menu of deep tissue massages and customized skin treatments. And the relaxation doesn’t end there: Explore the resort’s 200+ acres of wooded valleys and breathtaking vistas to prolong your sense of peace.

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