Major Leagues – Best Hotels for Fans of MLB/NFL/NBA
Guests of the newly redesigned The Hermitage Hotel can enjoy a new, VIP spectator experience at Nashville’s football stadium. The hotel’s Suite Game Day Experience Package includes access to an exclusive box on the stadium’s 40-yard line, inclusive of food and drinks, along with deluxe accommodations, complimentary hotel parking, and breakfast for two. You will have the option to book individual tickets to upcoming football games or can buy out the entire 18-seat box for complete privacy.
‘Game Day at the Estate’ (Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection): With the sounds of the stadium within earshot, this should be your homebase before and after the Longhorns play all football season long. Minutes down the road from UT’s Darrell K Royal, Kick off the festivities every Friday on home game weekends with visiting designer pop up shops, interactive wine tasting events and guest bartending talent from local favorites and beyond, with musical performances from local Austin musicians. On game day, indulge in Saturday brunch at the Mansion, complete with lawn games and pre-game drink specials, such as mimosa bars and local beer buckets. These festivities are open to members and overnight guests until November 26th, 2022.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you are planning to celebrate the return of NFL head to La Concha Resort in San Juan Puerto Rico. This is a lifestyle destination where sports lovers can cheer on their team while relaxing in the Caribbean sun. The resort’s on-property Casino Del Mar is the first destination outside of the U.S. mainland to feature BetMGM Sportsbook and Mobile Betting App. Guests can opt to watch the game from one of the property’s spacious and luxurious suite accommodationsfeaturing a living room area and striking oceanfront views or watch from the comfort of one of the property’s casual bars, including the Lobby Bar or Sereno Beach Bar.
Big Cypress Lodge is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly, wilderness hotel located in the iconic Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in downtown Memphis. The hotel has just unveiled a new FedExForum VIP Package to offer guests access to Memphis Grizzlies Games on their home turf. Fun Fact: The Pyramid, home of Big Cypress Lodge, was once the home court of the Memphis Grizzlies.The FedExForum VIP Package includes a 2-night stay at Big Cypress Lodge, FedExForum suite tickets, food & beverage at the show, along with private transportation to & from the arena. Also, don’t miss on-site bowling and the Sky-High Ride.
Golf and Tennis Destinations
Carmel Valley, CA
Quail Lodge & Golf Club is one of most popular courses on the Monterey Peninsula and has been awarded “Best Playing Conditions” annually for all of Central California. Known for its beautifully manicured greens, the 6,500-yard, par 71 golf course was originally designed by Robert Muir Graves in 1964 and refined in 2015 by Principle Designer Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design. With strategically placed lakes, flowing typography, and sunny meadows, golfers will find a wide range within this course offering the ideal amount of challenge. Quail Lodge also offers a dynamic Golf Academy led by Katherine Marren, PGA Director of Instruction, that provides a variety of learning experiences for golfers of all ages and abilities. A Stay and Play Package is available, providing discounted golf rates exclusively for overnight hotel guests.
Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Hit the links on the legendary 18-hole Mauna Kea Golf Course—the first course built on the island of Hawaii and Golfweek’s #50 Resort Golf Course in the U.S. Set atop seaside cliffs, the elevated course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. offers sweeping ocean views and an epic over-the-ocean Hole #3. Guests at Mauna Kea Resort can also tee off at sister property The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort’s Hapuna Golf Course, an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The challenging and environmentally conscious course’s stunning 12th hole provides spectacular panoramic views of the Island of Hawaii and Maui across the channel.
The property has recently debuted a new driving range, tennis court, and youth development programs at the Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay-designed Hawaii Prince Golf Club. With 27 dramatic holes and three interchangeable nines, this is the only course of its kind in Hawaii and built to accommodate all skill levels. Situated on 270 acres with stunning views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains, this golf club is a short 30-minute drive from Prince Waikiki. Hotel guests are able to book the Prince Waikiki Stay & Play package, and Oahu locals can now book the Kama’aina Prince Golf Package, inclusive of $62 early bird weekday tee times and $75 early bird weekend tee times. Coming soon: the course will be fully lit to accommodate night golfing. Prince Waikiki Images
Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos has quickly become a top spot for ‘picklers’ to enjoy a luxury beach playcation. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection is home to more pickleball courts than any other resort in the destination. Available daily from sunrise to sunset, its 3 courts can be reserved for individual or group lessons or for the ultimate round-robin tournament. IPTPA-certified instructor Matt Panegasser leads group lessons and clinics (Pickleball 101 and Pickleball 102) as well as private instruction to up everyone’s game back. The kids can also learn the basics of the game with Junior Lessons.
Two pickleball experiences include: Champagne in the Kitchen: Partake in a private pickleball group lesson led by Matt Panegasser that includes a sparkling wine tasting. Refine your backhand and nail your ace with a glass of bubbly in hand from Esperanza’s favorite Mexican vineyards and wineries.
Pickles + Pickleball Conclude your private group lesson with a pickle tasting. Master Fermenter and Executive Chef Alexis Palacios brings out varieties of his favorite fermented snack for guests to taste: Classic dill pickles, escabeche (Mexican mixed vegetables) and hot peppers. The session concludes with a shot of pickle juice to help rehydrate with electrolytes after working up a sweat.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
For not one but three courses, Auberge Resorts Collection’s newest Riviera Maya retreat, Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection offers a luxury golf experience that blends the best golf in the region with great dining, spa, and accommodations. Take your pick pick from El Camaleón Mayakoba, the first PGA Tour golf course in Latin America, El Tinto Golf Club at Cancun Country Club, one of the few Tournament Players Club facilities outside the United States, or Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, a championship course integrated with nature and designed by P.B. Dye, one of golf’s most revered course architects. The Golfer’s Paradise Package features one round of golf per day at El Camaleón, one 60-minute massage per guest at SANA, with use of spa facilities, along with private airport and golf transportation.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club beachfront resort along Florida’s Atlantic coast offers 37 spectacular holes of golf, a world-renowned racquet club, and a newly added croquet lawn. The destination’s crown jewel Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers two spectacular courses for guests and members alike – the Ocean Course and Lagoon Course, each featuring a district seaside links atmosphere with meandering lagoons, elevated Bermuda greens and pristine bunkers. The par-71 Ocean Course is home to the iconic Island Green on the 9th hole, and recently completed a renovation with a reconfigured design and new strategic bunkers, while the masterpiece Lagoon Course is par-70 and great for short play.
For tennis enthusiasts, The Racquet Club at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is an award-winning luxury tennis experience with 15 Har-Tru clay courts, private teaching courts, and eight courts lit for night play. Guests can participate in the club’s iconic adult summer camp or work with USPTA and USPTR teaching instructors to unlock their fullest potential. For a more low-key activity and friendly competition, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has a brand-new Croquet Lawn & Bocce Court.