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Golf: Credit card benefits

To the point Here are the credit card benefits for golfers. In addition, there are tips for golf trips.

Golfers! Did you know cardholders of some American Express, Mastercard and Visa credit cards have access to benefits that apply to you?

Many of you have been dreaming of resuming your golf trips.

Now it’s your turn and here’s how to enhance the experience.

Golf et Hotels Fine Resorts

Three Networks, three programs

The American Express, Mastercard and Visa networks offer golf benefits to their premium credit card members. Here are the cards in our sights:

American Express

World Elite Mastercard

Visa Infinite Privilege

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Fine Hotels + Resorts with American Express

Members of the Platinum Card® or the Business Platinum Card® from American Express, in addition to having access to the Fine Hotels + Resorts Program, can receive an annual travel credit of up to $200 each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts or The Hotel collection reservations.

More than 150 hotels in or near world-class golf clubs become available to golfers and credit card holders.

An example? The magnificent Terranea Resort in California.

Terranea Golf course
Terranea Resort, Californie

The benefits of the Fine Hotels + Resorts program:

  • An offer worth at least $100 USD given in the form of a credit. The amount can be used against the cost of meals and drinks, or a round of golf for two, treatments in a wellness center or against the price of personalized transfers between the airport and the hotel
  • Free daily breakfast for two people
  • Arrival can be from noon, depending on availability, and late departure is at 4 pm
  • A superior category room, depending on availability, may be granted.
  • Wi-Fi access in the room, subject to certain exclusions
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Did you know that?

Did you know that it’s best to bring your own golf balls and tees when traveling? These small items are rarely included, and you’ll pay for them (at a high cost) in resorts.

Also, be aware that a golf bag is considered luggage when flying. Take advantage of this opportunity to slip in your balls, tees, some of your toiletries, your raincoat, golf shoes etc. Also wrap your stick heads with clothing to protect them. Finally, make sure that the cover is of the rigid or semi-rigid type. That way, you can protect your equipment.

Golf Experiences with Priceless by Mastercard

Exclusive to Mastercard credit cards, the Priceless program contains a popular offer for golf enthusiasts:

  • One round per year at as many of the 1,000 private golf clubs in their North American network.
  • With the partner of your choice.

*The price varies according to the golf club. An example? The coveted The Plantation Golf Club, Florida.

Plantation golf FL

Do you know the application GolfNow?

Like Tuango, the company sells “starting times” at a discount. One of our members found a tee time at Wild Fire Golf Club in Arizona for $48.00 and a beautiful course in Orlando for $8.00 including cart.

Private Troon Clubs with Visa

It’s hard, if not impossible, to resist this program offered by Visa Infinite Privilege credit cards.

Get ready. You will have access to private Troon golfcourses and Troon Rewards status.

25 private Troon clubs are participating.

  • Play up to two times a year at each of the private members-only clubs.
  • Flat rate of $99 per player per game.
  • Invite up to three friends to play for the same price.
  • Save 20% on merchandise, packages and lessons at over 150 clubs around the world.

An example? Maderas Golf Club in Poway, California

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Questions to ask

When purchasing a hotel golf package, ask if :

  • transportation to the field is included,
  • the green fee (depending on the room category) is also included and if the right to play is included for one or two persons per room,
  • the cart is mandatory. It can cost as much as $125, while home services cost $30. Details that you should know to make informed choices.
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Marriott Bonvoy Moments

Are you a Marriott Bonvoy member and have earned points? Be aware that the latter, in addition to being used for accommodation, open up otherwise inaccessible experiences.

An example?

How would you like to bid on 2 VIP tickets to attend the 2022 PGA Golf Championship for 5 days? The one from Dell Technologies in Austin Texas, worth at least $1,500 USD.

Champoinnat de Golf
  • Strategically located at the 5th and 12th tee, the Michelob ULTRA Athletic Club offers an unforgettable front row experience.
  • The space is covered and ventilated. You can buy premium food and drinks here.

How does it work?

You bet points. Other enthusiasts do it too. Bids are announced one month before the event and the highest bid wins.

Marriott Points Auction
Marriott Points Auction


Have you chosen a premium credit card ?? Congratulations. It offers benefits when joining with a welcome bonus, and when traveling such as free checked luggage and airport lounge. But there is so much more!

Do you know the ramifications of their rewards programs? We have revealed some of them to you.

Come on, golfers, your turn is coming. Spoil yourself!

Thanks to Danielle Daoust, a passionate golfer and Pascal Garneau, from, an equally experienced golfer. Both are members of the Milesopedia Community.

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Retired from the health care system and a slow traveller at heart, she invests many hours of her free time in travel. She loves to write about everything related to travel, miles and points.

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