Dream Vacation: Take a Cruise & Improve Your Golf Game

You want to improve your golf game. Your spouse wants to travel the world. There is now a solution that will please both of you, and it’s incredible.

Start saving now for the first-ever “McLean at Sea” Golf School Cruise and you could be among the 144 golfers to receive lessons from famed instructor Jim McLean and his expert staff while on board the Celebrity Equinox. Take off from Rome, end up in Barcelona, and play three European courses in between.

Meanwhile, your spouse gets all the same amenities of the luxury ship that you receive, but just spends more time at the spa than in class or on the course. Really? Does that not make everyone happy?

The ship sets sail June 27, 2015, and returns July 4, 2015. Here’s McLean’s pitch:

Here’s a look at the boat on which you’d spend seven incredible nights:


Lawn bowling

Observation lounge

The golf package costs $1,825 per person and includes 10 hours of onboard instruction; two nine-hole playing lessons on golf courses in Livorno, Italy, and Nice, France; an 18-hole tournament in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; a port-tournament awards event; daily review and complimentary cocktails nightly; digital video swing analysis; a Jim McLean workbook; and a gift bag with sponsor gifts.

And for the non-golfers: an onboard credit of $200 for spa treatments and a private shore excursion in Nice, which includes lunch. They also get to participate in all the social events with their golfer – the pre-dinner receptions, daily review cocktail hour and port-tournament awards event.

In addition to stops in Livorno and Nice, the Equinox stops in Ajaccio, Corsica, and Porto Torres, Italy.

Really, props to McLean. He boasts quite the thriving golf instruction business in the U.S., and even has schools in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Spain. But this “McLean at Sea” idea is ingenious. He gets to go on the cruise too, yet he puts in a little work (or delegates a lot of it to his staff) and still gets paid.

Start banking those vacation days.

h/t USA Today

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