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Spring Training in Scottsdale: Perfect excuse for your golf-and-baseball pilgrimage


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Spring is a great time to visit Scottsdale — and the entire Phoenix-Paradise Valley trifecta full of all sorts of desert-golf options. And we know quite a few golfing baseball fans who make the pilgrimage for Spring Training with a few rounds mixed into the itinerary. As Darin Bunch and Mitch Laurance have highlighted on the “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast, the ultra-hip, midcentury-modern Hotel Valley Ho is the ultimate hot spot when you’re looking for a place to stay near Old Town — and they are currently offering a variety of specials Feb. 22 through March 29.

If you book a staff three nights or longer, you get a baseball-themed welcome amenity, plus daily breakfast for two and a $100 resort credit (make sure you eat at ZuZu, where all three meals will make you want to come back for more). If you’re looking for a different kind of savings, you can get your fourth night free when booking three nights in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms.

Hotel Valley Ho’s facilities are second to none (oh, the pool area alone is a throwback experience), and if you’re looking for some fun golf as well, visit their sister property, Mountain Shadows, over in Paradise Valley, where the 18-hole Forrest Richardson-designed Short Course is one of our favorite 3-par tracks in the United States. You can hear more about both Hotel Valley Ho and Mountain Shadows on Episode 111 of the “Talking GolfGetaways” podcast.

And for more Hotel Valley Ho booking details, availability and restrictions, check out the website at hotelvalleyho.com.

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GolfTripX, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast.

“Talking GolfGetaways with Mitch Laurance & Darin Bunch” can be found on GolfTripX.com and across the Golf News Net digital platform, including iTunes Podcasts, audioBoom and Stitcher. New episodes post semi-regularly (for the most part, except when we’re traveling or golfing or generally having other kinds of fun). “Talking GolfGetaways” is also available on audioBoom, iTunes and Stitcher.

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