The Luxury Today the Waldorf Astoria Orlando debuts as the first extension of the legendary 78-year-old New York City landmark. The new resort has 497 guest rooms with Italian marble baths, 42-inch high-definition LCD TVs, and twice-a-day housekeeping. Winding through wetlands and stately pine and cypress groves, the hotels 18-hole course (pictured) offers challenging fairways designed by master architect Rees Jones. After hitting the green, dine on classic Waldorf fare at five signature restaurants and lounges, with specialties like veal Oscar, red velvet cake, and, of course, the original Waldorf salad.
The Value Tee off through December 24 with a special golf package. Starting at $329/night, it covers accommodations for two in a golf-view guest room (regularly $259/night), one free round of golf for two players, and a $20 dining credit per person.
The Catch Tee times fill up fast.
The Details 800-445-8667, www.waldorfastoria orlando.com
From the fall issue of Sherman’s Travel magazine.