Courses and Travel

Recession Busters: October Surprises

Save $185Foxwoods Resort/Lake of IslesNorth Stonington, Connecticut

The Foxwoods Golf Packages include lodging at one of four hotels, 18 holes on Lake of Isles North, one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 You Can Play, a sleeve of Callaways and a logo golf towel, a food and beverage voucher, and a complimentary drink at Shrine or Scorpion Bar. Rates start at $209 per person, per night, double occupancy, through October 31. 888-475-3746, lakeofisles.comOct_isle_600x415

Save $110The Shawnee Inn and Golf ResortShawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania

History fans will warm to the Shawnee, where Paul Runyan smoked Sam Snead, 8 and 7, to win the 1938 PGA Championship. Today, you can make your own history on its 27 holes via the All-Inclusive Golf Package, which includes 18 holes with cart, lodging, and breakfast in the River Room. October rates start at $196 per person, per room, per night. 800-SHAWNEE, shawneeinn.com

Save $115Wintergreen ResortWintergreen, Virginia

The Mountain Masters package features 18 holes on either the Devils Knob or Stoney Creek courses, lodging, breakfast in the Copper Mine restaurant, a daily one-hour clinic, discounted second rounds, and an engraved pewter luggage tag. Rates start at $157 per person, per night, double occupancy.800-266-2444, wintergreenresort.com

Save $135Samoset ResortRockport, Maine

Early fall in southern Maine calls for lobster rolls, blueberry pie and golf along the Atlantic and Penobscot Bay. The Unlimited Golf Package dishes out unlimited golf and cart, two nights' lodging, breakfast for two each morning and a special pro shop gift. Rates from $298 per night, double occupancy; two-night minimum, through October 31, 2009. 800-341-1650, samosetresort.com (Photo: Foxwoods Resort Casino)

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