June 2011: Gold Medal Golf Resorts For Your Timeshare Vacation

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RedWeek.com Gold Medal Golf Resorts For Your Timeshare Vacation

RedWeek.com Newsletter - June 2011

It's time to tackle the best golf course resorts in the United States. Chosen for their excellent accommodations, service, and golf, the following three timeshare resorts were named in GOLF Magazine's 2010 Premier Resorts as Gold Medal Resorts winners. These resorts have also been consistently ranked in the list of Top 100 Courses You Can Play by GOLF Magazine.

Four Seasons Residence Club Scottsdale at Troon North

Four Seasons Residence Club Scottsdale at Troon North
5 of 5 stars
Scottsdale, AZ, features two 18-hole courses – Pinnacle and Monument – designed by legendary golfer Tom Weiskopf. Rentals start at $164/night. Own for only $695. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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The Ritz-Carlton Club Kapalua Bay

The Ritz-Carlton Club Kapalua Bay
5 of 5 stars
Kapalua, HI, strikes the right balance of rural spirit and world-class sophistication. Golfers will rejoice in the Plantation Course's broad fairways and enormous greens, and curse the Pacific winds and costal terrain. Not to be forgotten are The Bay and Village courses with their awe-inspiring views and mountainous landscape. Rentals start at $750/night. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Harborside Resort at Atlantis

Harborside Resort at Atlantis
4.5 of 5 stars
Paradise Island, Bahamas, features Ocean Club Golf Course, another Tom Weiskopf-designed course. Stunningly beautiful, the course offers guests over 7,100 yards of championship golf with amazing views of the Bahamian coastline. Rentals start at $164/night. Own for $1,900. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Lisa Ann Schrier Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with a question from Joe:

I read your forum here on RedWeek.com and you're always going on about staying away from companies that call or send letters about having a buyer for my timeshare. Is there anything really wrong with these companies?

The easiest way to really expose this practice for what it is, is to change the word "timeshare" to "automobile." Sure, there are a lot of people who want a car… Read Lisa's full answer »

If you have questions for the Timeshare Crusader, please post them on our dedicated Forums page, or e-mail them to support@redweek.com.

Marriott Point System: Boon or Bunk?

The new Marriott point system has many Marriott owners up-in-arms, and others scratching their heads in confusion. Join in the discussion on the RedWeek Forums and share your thoughts.

Golf Discounts at Top Orlando Courses

New and existing RedWeek members now have access to amazing discounts at top Orlando golf clubs - Falcon's Fire and Metro West. As a RedWeek member you will receive:

  • $10 off Rack Rate greens fees, or
  • $5 off Twilight greens fees, plus
  • 50% off rental clubs
  • Free bucket of range balls
  • Complimentary valet parking

Claim your golf benefits today!

Marriott's Expansion Plans Opposed

Marriott's Harbor Lake resort is confronting opposition to the company's plans to build additional units at its Lake Willis resort near Orlando, FL. Crews have cleared out land… Read the full article »

*Reprinted with permission from TimeSharing Today.

Featured Resort

Marriott's Cypress Harbour

Marriott's Cypress Harbour
Orlando, FL

Just 20 minutes from Falcon's Fire and MetroWest Golf Clubs (see discount information to left), and from Orlando area theme parks, Marriott's Cypress Harbour offers Floridian charm at its finest. On-site amenities include three outdoor pools, 15-acre fishing lake, recreation center and health club and children's indoor play area.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $79/night

Resale Opportunities:
Starting at $1,200 - $7,900

Member Review:

"We enjoyed a cocktail in the evening on the screened balcony above the lake, with its spectacular view across the lake. The villa was clean, comfortable and well equipped, attesting to the quality of this Marriott facility. The location is convenient to all local attractions, and discount cards are available to many local restaurants."

Average Member Rating:
4 of 5 stars

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Timeshare Ambassador

Seymour DeSytes So what did you do this weekend? Did you get totally loaded at your niece's wedding and make a complete ass out of yourself? Well, consider yourself lucky. I, on the other hand, was apparently the life of the party …

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*Blog Update

Spotlight: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa

Jim Lewis, President of Disney Vacation Development, Inc., is on the timeshare industry's A-List. In a 2-Part series we are going to offer some excerpts from an insightful interviews conducted by Prospective Magazine…

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