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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Florida Golf Odyssey: Fort Lauderdale

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Program #20947RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Shoes/clubs/and approximately a dozen golf balls. Club rental available. Bonaventure Resort has Nike rental sets available for $45 per school day.

Itinerary for Mar 15 — Mar 19, 2015

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Type: Resort

Description: Guests of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa will experience a wonderful respite admits lush tropical beauty just on the edge of the Florida Everglades. Located in western Fort Lauderdale it is the closest resort to both the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the BB&T Center-home to NHL, concerts & events, and only minutes from area beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Experience luxury resort comforts and accommodations consisting of over-sized guest rooms and suites.

Contact info:
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326 USA
phone: 954-389-3300
web: www.bonaventureresortandspa.com/ftlauderdale_resort

Room amenities: Over-sized estate style guest rooms with lush views of the grounds; marble bath, walk-in shower, tub and bidet; spacious work area; flat screen TV; luxurious beds; iHome stereo with iPod® docking station

Facility amenities: Pamper yourself at aLaya our full-service luxury spa; tee off on a championship golf course; dive into our stunning pool complex with a cascading waterfall; treat yourself to a Four-Diamond dining experience at Ireland’s; stroll through serene gardens as our resident swan glides by and Koi dart through the pond

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for prices
Call resort directly to make arrangements. Mention that you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 15 - Bonaventure Resort & Spa / Introductions and Orie...
Arrive To: Check-in at front desk, get settled in room and review itinerary. Dinner at approximately 6:30 pm this evening followed by orientation.

Dinner: Coordinator will join you for dinner.

Evening: Review program intinerary and meal schedule. Introduction to staff and particpants. You will be provided with a student golf manual from your PGA teaching professional. Manual contains a complete review of grip, stance, posture--take away, follow through, all of the swing dynamics and detailed instruction on short game techniques such as chipping--pitching--sand bunkers--putting as well as many useful drills.

Lodging: Bonaventure Resort and Spa

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Guests of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa will experience a wonderful respite admits lush tropical beauty just on the edge of the Florida Everglades. Located in western Fort Lauderdale it is the closest resort to both the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the BB&T Center-home to NHL, concerts & events, and only minutes from area beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Experience luxury resort comforts and accommodations consisting of over-sized guest rooms and suites.

Contact info:
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326 USA
phone: 954-389-3300
web: www.bonaventureresortandspa.com/ftlauderdale_resort

Room amenities: Over-sized estate style guest rooms with lush views of the grounds; marble bath, walk-in shower, tub and bidet; spacious work area; flat screen TV; luxurious beds; iHome stereo with iPod® docking station

Facility amenities: Pamper yourself at aLaya our full-service luxury spa; tee off on a championship golf course; dive into our stunning pool complex with a cascading waterfall; treat yourself to a Four-Diamond dining experience at Ireland’s; stroll through serene gardens as our resident swan glides by and Koi dart through the pond

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for prices
Call resort directly to make arrangements. Mention that you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 16 - Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Te...
Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Tee Time/ Dinner at the Resort / Evening Presentation

Breakfast: At the Resort

Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on swing, chipping, pitching, putting and all aspects of your short game.

Lunch: At the Bonaventure Country Club

Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA teaching professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes. After the school and on-course playing session, you will have unlimited golf available to you.

Dinner: At the Resort

Evening: Lecture topics will include: History of Golf, Rules of the Game, Evolution of the Golf Club, etc.

Lodging: Bonaventure Resort and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Guests of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa will experience a wonderful respite admits lush tropical beauty just on the edge of the Florida Everglades. Located in western Fort Lauderdale it is the closest resort to both the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the BB&T Center-home to NHL, concerts & events, and only minutes from area beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Experience luxury resort comforts and accommodations consisting of over-sized guest rooms and suites.

Contact info:
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326 USA
phone: 954-389-3300
web: www.bonaventureresortandspa.com/ftlauderdale_resort

Room amenities: Over-sized estate style guest rooms with lush views of the grounds; marble bath, walk-in shower, tub and bidet; spacious work area; flat screen TV; luxurious beds; iHome stereo with iPod® docking station

Facility amenities: Pamper yourself at aLaya our full-service luxury spa; tee off on a championship golf course; dive into our stunning pool complex with a cascading waterfall; treat yourself to a Four-Diamond dining experience at Ireland’s; stroll through serene gardens as our resident swan glides by and Koi dart through the pond

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for prices
Call resort directly to make arrangements. Mention that you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 17 - Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Te...
Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Tee Time/ Dinner at the Resort / Evening Presentation

Breakfast: At the Resort

Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on swing, chipping, pitching, putting and all aspects of your short game.

Lunch: At the Bonaventure Country Club

Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes. After the school and on-course playing session, you will have unlimited golf available to you.

Dinner: At the Resort

Evening: Lecture topics will include: History of Golf, Rules of the Game, Evolution of the Golf Club, etc.

Lodging: Bonaventure Resort and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Guests of the Bonaventure Resort & Spa will experience a wonderful respite admits lush tropical beauty just on the edge of the Florida Everglades. Located in western Fort Lauderdale it is the closest resort to both the Sawgrass Mills Mall and the BB&T Center-home to NHL, concerts & events, and only minutes from area beaches and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Experience luxury resort comforts and accommodations consisting of over-sized guest rooms and suites.

Contact info:
250 Racquet Club Road
Weston, FL 33326 USA
phone: 954-389-3300
web: www.bonaventureresortandspa.com/ftlauderdale_resort

Room amenities: Over-sized estate style guest rooms with lush views of the grounds; marble bath, walk-in shower, tub and bidet; spacious work area; flat screen TV; luxurious beds; iHome stereo with iPod® docking station

Facility amenities: Pamper yourself at aLaya our full-service luxury spa; tee off on a championship golf course; dive into our stunning pool complex with a cascading waterfall; treat yourself to a Four-Diamond dining experience at Ireland’s; stroll through serene gardens as our resident swan glides by and Koi dart through the pond

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for prices
Call resort directly to make arrangements. Mention that you are with the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 18 - Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Te...
Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / Clubhouse /Tee Time/ Dinner at the Resort / Evening on your own

Breakfast: At the Resort

Morning: Meet at the putting green area for instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break Time. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Seven to eight students per PGA instructor. Work on full swing, chipping, pitching, putting all aspects of your short game.

Lunch: At the Bonaventure Country Club

Afternoon: Afternoon on golf course. PGA professionals will provide on course instruction to each group for approximately 4-5 holes. After the school and on-course playing session, you will have unlimited golf available to you.

Dinner: At the Resort.

Evening: Go out tonight after dinner and explore some of what the Fort Lauderdale area has to offer.

Lodging: Bonaventure Resort and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, March 19 - Breakfast at the Resort / Lessons / End of Progra...
Breakfast: Bonaventure Resort. Check out before morning lesson.

Morning: Meet at putting green for final instruction. Golf Class #1: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Break. Golf Class #2: Practice Tee/Short Game Area. Club fitting. Final work on full swing, chipping, pitching, putting and bunkers. Final work on different part of your short game.

Lunch: Program ends after lunch at the Golf Club. Thank you for choosing Eckerd College and the Bonaventure Resort for your Road Scholar experience. Have a safe journey and please visit us again soon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Weston, FL
Fort Lauderdale BeachLocated 30 minutes from the Bonaventure Resort, the city of Fort Lauderdale boasts more than seven miles of sparkling beaches that offer residents and visitors premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. The City’s award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale’s world famous coastline, which is punctuated by an array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues. Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating, wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading. Or, if relaxation is what you desire, simply sit back, unwind and enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
For additional information, visit: https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/beach
Las Olas BoulevardTWINKLING LIGHTS set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. Stroll the boulevard, duck in and out of our cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you discover. Nowhere else in Florida will you find 17 blocks of sidewalk cafes, world class shopping, internationally acclaimed art galleries, fine dining, sizzling night life and more. Experience: - Over 30 al fresco dining options - 10 major international art galleries - 2 world class museums - 1 charming historic hotel - 65 shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more - all within 30 minutes of the Bonaventure Resort
For additional information, visit: http://www.lasolasboulevard.com
Sawgrass Everglades Recreational ParkTake a 60 minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by one of our experienced captains who have received extensive training. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On our tours, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. Note: All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into our exhibit areas! There are alligators, snakes, lizards, Florida panther, black leopards, a bobcat and about 15 other species of animals to observe. The park is ten minutes from the Bonaventure Resort at 1006 North US Highway 27. Weston, Florida 33327. The Park is located 2 miles North of Exit 23 off I-75 on US Highway 27.
For additional information, visit: Sawgrass@EvergladesTours.com
Sawgrass Mills MallLocated 10 minutes from the Bonaventure Resort, Sawgrass Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the United States. With more than 350 stores, including outlet locations from Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Gap, plus value retailers OFF 5th Saks Fifth Avenue, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Marshalls and electronics superstore, BrandsMart USA, Sawgrass Mills has everything from fashion and jewelry to electronics, sporting equipment, beauty products, home accessories, toys and more. FEATURED STORES: Nike Factory Store, Forever 21, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Calvin Klein Company Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, DKNY MALL HOURS: Monday to Saturday - 10am - 9:30pm Sunday - 11am - 8pm 12801 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323-4020
For additional information, visit: http://www.simon.com/mall/sawgrass-mills
West Lake ParkLocated 30 minutes from the Bonaventure Resort, West Lake Park is situated in southeast Broward County, occupying a 3-mile strip of mangrove estuary and uplands immediately west of the Intracoastal Waterway within the cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach. West Lake has 47,800 feet of waterfront with an additional 20,600 feet of mangrove-fringed shoreline along the interior waterways. There is no entry fee at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, but there is a $2 fee to visit the nature center’s exhibit hall. Both West Lake and Anne Kolb are part of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Picnic Shelters with water, electricity, grills, and tables, and six interpretive shelters with grills and tables are available. Patrons must reserve the use of the shelters in advance. Two playgrounds are available on the south side. The west playground is fenced and popular with toddlers. The Manatee Play Area, which takes the shape of its namesake, features a ship, swings, and a spray water feature, so bring swim suits and a beach towel. A Fishing Platform - Located on Tarpon Lake - is fully accessible for observation and fishing. Catch-and-release is encouraged and all State of Florida fishing regulations apply. From the Intracoastal Waterway, a 175-foot boat dock is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This area is affected by the tides, so water depth must be considered when docking. Overnight docking is not permitted. Walking Path: Enjoying walking, running, inline skating, or recreational cycling on 0.8 miles of paved walkways. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Weather permitting, the marina offers boat rentals - kayaks and canoes - Thursday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last boat departing the marina at 3:50 p.m. For those who wish to launch their own kayaks/canoes, the marina's boat ramp is open regular park hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. No motorized boats are allowed in the lake or at this ramp.
For additional information, visit: http://www.broward.org/parks/westlakepark

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

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