Resort Travel & Xchange Is An Ace For Fall Golf Getaways

Golfers can take in the changing seasons with these hole-in-one destinations from Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX). The global timeshare exchange leader has excellent availability for fall escapes that combine spectacular golf with world-class leaf peeping.

Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Minutes from Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet is an idyllic getaway, where boats travel the Intracoastal Waterway and restaurants serve seafood fresh from the Atlantic. Golfers well know the selection of nearly 100 courses located along South Carolina’s Grand Strand, many of them within 10 minutes of Murrells Inlet.

This historic fishing village is where golfers come to relax, couples come to catch spectacular Carolina sunsets, and naturalists come to admire the unspoiled beauty. Murrells Inlet captivates children, too. From beaches to butterflies, it has something to delight kids of all ages.

Enchanted Garden – At Brookgreen Gardens, paths in the shape of a butterfly lead visitors through the world’s largest collection of American garden sculptures. Spanning thousands of acres, Brookgreen Gardens also holds a seasonal butterfly house, education center and wildlife preserve. Stroll through the bird sanctuary, a giant aviary with elevated boardwalk that lets visitors observe wading birds in an exquisite natural setting.

Sea of Fall Color – Across the road from Brookgreen Gardens, the 2,500-acre Huntington Beach State Park has one of the best beaches along the Grand Strand. There’s plenty of space for shelling, strolling and kite flying. Tour Atalaya, the beachfront castle of renowned 20th-century sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, Archer, the creators of Brookgreen Gardens. RTX members can celebrate the change of the seasons with the park’s excellent hiking trails, nature programs, birding and fishing.

Water Adventures – Members can catch their own dinner on a fishing charter from one of the marinas. They also can go on a dolphin or whale watching tour, or rent a pontoon boat for a private cruise around the inlet.

Indoor Fun – On rainy days, Frank Theatres is a cinebowl and grille with movies, bowling AND arcade games. Kids can zap and steer their way to a grand time.

Hot Springs, Ark.

The healing waters, for which this city is named, are just one of the things that draws millions of visitors to this beautiful city. Golfers know Hot Springs for its world-class golf, including two championship courses, both located at the Hot Springs Country Club and listed on The Natural State Golf Trail.

Add to that crystal-clear lakes, a national forest, racing and gaming, restaurants galore and a theme-and-water park. This destination once attracted the famous and infamous (Harry S. Truman and Al Capone) as well as lesser-known health seekers around the globe. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs today continues to thrive as a natural for outdoor adventures, from boating and fishing to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Soak Up The History – For a look at Hot Springs in its heyday, visit the iconic Fordyce Bath House in Hot Springs National Park. This magnificently restored bathhouse is also home to the park’s Visitors Center. RTX members can hear tour guides’ stories about the city’s early bathing culture. Marble floors, a vibrantly colored stained-glass ceiling and what was state-of-the-art spa equipment in the 1920s will transport them to another time.

Fall Foliage Hotspot – While in Hot Springs National Park, members can hike through the foliage on trails ranging from easy to challenging. Hot Springs Mountain Tower serves up incredible panoramic views of the park, lakes and Ouachita Mountains ablaze in fall colors. Afterwards, the historic Buckstaff Bath House is the place to soothe tired muscles in the healing waters of a whirlpool mineral bath.

Garden Oasis – For other spectacular leaf peeping, Garvan Woodland Gardens is the majestic botanical gardens and nature preserve of the University of Arkansas. Stroll the 4½ miles of wooded shoreline on Lake Hamilton. These tranquil gardens also features bridges, waterfalls and stunning mountain and lake views.

Science Super Powers – The Mid-America Science Museum gets rave reviews for instilling in young minds a curiosity about the wonders of science. There are hands-on workshops and amazing shows in the 180-degree dome-theater. A skywalk exhibit takes visitors 40 feet above ground into the forest canopy to investigate the science of nature ablaze with fall color.

Game On! – For indoor excitement, Oaklawn Racing & Gaming is one of the region’s larger gaming properties, featuring lively restaurants and bars and newly expanded gaming area.

About RTX

Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company based in Asheville, N.C. RTX works with a number of resorts and developers throughout the world to provide the best exchange options possible to its members. In addition to exchange services, RTX offers numerous travel benefits to members, such as reservation protection, rebates, travel discounts and more. RTX has approximately 80,000 members.

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