Longboat Key, FL (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Visitors in town to see the Baltimore Orioles during spring training in Sarasota can leave the batting to the pros but take a swing on the links while saving some green with a limited-time deal from The Resort at Longboat Key Club.
The Sarasota hotel will hit a homerun with any pocketbook by offering its Spring Training Package that includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two daily and an afternoon round of golf starting at $390 per night.
Baseball fans can root, root, root for the home team at up to 15 riveting games starting March 1 at the renovated Ed Smith Stadium less than 30 minutes from the Sarasota resort. The Orioles face the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees and New York Mets in a rotating schedule of the Grapefruit League through March 30. Team Brazil also will make a special appearance in Sarasota to play Baltimore on March 6. Most games begin at 1:05 pm or 7:05 pm, with single-game tickets available online or at the stadium now.
After scoring great tickets and cheering the Orioles to a victory, visitors can leave the baseball diamond behind and return to one of the premier resorts near Sarasota for an 18-hole round of golf at Harbourside or Islandside. Both courses have been rated among the country’s finest and earned the resort a Best Places to Play honor from Golf Digest. The tree-lined Harbourside runs along Sarasota Bay and features three nine-hole courses ranging from 3,323 yards to 3,426 yards. Islandside borders the Gulf of Mexico and features 18 holes on 6,792 yards with water hazards around every corner. The package deal includes a round of golf that can be used starting at 1 pm on the date of check-in and must conclude by course closing time on the date of check-out. A cart rental is included. Tee times can be arranged by calling the pro shop at 1-914-387-1632.
A day of fun-filled sports can only be topped by a night of pure relaxation in one of 218 newly renovated rooms and suites at the Sarasota resort. Guests will be treated to the ultimate luxury in spacious quarters with private balconies providing sweeping views of the lagoon, golf courses or gulf. Comfortable king or double beds boast cotton-rich linens and plenty of fluffy pillows to lull amped-up sports fans into a sound night’s slumber. Deluxe amenities designed to spoil each guest include 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable, high-speed Internet access, Bose Wave radios, in-room safes and coffeemakers, mini bars, irons and ironing boards, plush bathrobes and Island House Spa bath products in the pristine bathrooms.
Well-rested guests will be greeted bright and early by Florida’s warm sun, coaxing the famished to the Sarasota resort’s Sand’s Pointe or Spike ‘N’ Tees restaurants. Diners will have a $50 credit per room per day to sample crab cake hash and eggs, thick cut brioche French toast, a farm fresh omelet, steak and eggs or other fresh fruits and bakeries at Sand’s Pointe. The Sarasota restaurant also serves cold cereals, pancakes and corned beef and hash. Spike ‘N’ Tees offers a light, healthy breakfast overlooking the Islandside golf course. Menu items include whole wheat pancakes, sweet red quinoa, all-natural yogurt parfait and smoothies, a smoked salmon plate and freshly squeezed orange, grapefruit, carrot apple ginger and cilantro pineapple juices.
Sports aficionados can strike a winning chord when they book the Spring Training Package online or by calling 1-888-237-5545 and mentioning promotion code SPRTRN. The Sarasota golf package is available through March 21, 2013.
About The Resort at Longboat Key Club
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is the only AAA four-diamond beachfront resort in Sarasota, Florida. The hotel provides access to white sand beaches and private cabanas so guests can enjoy the breezes of the Gulf of Mexico. Features include 218 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, two championship golf courses, six restaurants, award-winning tennis garden, Island House Spa with more than 50 specialized treatments, more than 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, state-of-the-art fitness center and a heated pool and hot tub overlooking the gulf. For information, visit http://www.longboatkeyclub.com.