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The Mature Traveler

Huatulco Week Fits to a Tee

August 14, 1994|HANK KOVELL

A duffer's dream will come true at Huatulco's Club Med on Mexico's Pacific Coast when a special "Seniors Golf Week" is scheduled with nine golf teachers and professionals. Participants will spend one week in balmy Huatulco attending golf clinics, competing in chipping and putting contests, question-and-answer sessions, daily clinics and lessons. During the week, guests will play four 18-hole rounds of golf as the pros roam the course offering playing tips and suggestions. The package includes carts, green fees and practice range balls. The final day features the Club Med Amateur Open Tournament with prizes awarded by the pros.

Seniors Golf Week is scheduled for Nov. 5-12. The price for the one-week stay in Huatulco, not including golf benefits, is $650 per person, double occupancy, including all meals, unlimited wine and beer at lunch and dinner, evening entertainment, picnics, boat rides and use of tennis courts. A surcharge of $150 is levied for guests over age 55 who participate in the golf program. Those under 55 pay $300. Price does not include transportation to and from Huatulco. Grandchildren ages 4 to 12, who come with one paying adult, are welcome at no extra charge including all meals. For information, call weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., weekends 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Telephone: (800) 258-2633.

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TLC, a company that specializes in tours for seniors, is offering day trips to Nevada state-line casinos, as well as longer tours featuring theater presentations and special events. There are two- to four-day trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, Lake Tahoe and Reno. Motor-coach trips with per-person prices based on double occupancy include: $60 for two nights at the Flamingo Hilton in Laughlin; $30 for one night at the Fremont in Las Vegas and $135 for three nights at the Reno Hilton. TLC's longer tours include an eight-night Cajun Dixie tour to the historic South, which includes some meals and round-trip air transportation from Los Angeles for $1,199 per person.

A free three-month membership includes a copy of their monthly publication. Regular membership is $5; tel. (800) 300-1852.

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