Not all golf balls meet an untimely demise impaled on a Saguaro. The lucky ones stand in for hot stones at Four Seasons Scottsdale Resort as part of Troon North’s “Golfers’ Massage.” US$165 to $220.
Palm Desert, Calif.
The Titleist Performance Institute at Palm Desert Golf Academy offers a two-hour session of swing analysis and flexibility assessment. You get a personalized, multi-point program of simple exercises to improve flexibility and core stability. US$250.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Mayakoba sees to your post-game recovery with golf-specific treatments like a golf facial, restorative body wrap with light massage and an active massage including assisted stretching and acupressure. US$159 to $199.
Noted observer of the game and one of its best instructors, Jim McLean offers private lessons, clinics, multi-day golf schools and more at resorts across the globe. The two-day school at Doral Golf Resort & Spa costs US$1,595.
San Diego, Calif.
At TaylorMade Performance Labs, with locations from California to Ontario to Florida, players are equipped with sensors for a 3D swing analysis followed by a session hitting spec-matched clubs from driver to putter. Prices average around US$300 (not including clubs).
Golf Insider: We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Saguaro Course Near Mesa, Arizona
The layout of We-Ko-Pa Golf Club’s Saguaro Course in Arizona is an exercise in restraint. Here, the course's co-designer Bill Coore talks about his creative process, We-Ko-Pa's gorgeous desert landscape, plus advice on how to play it.