From left, Ship Sticks and the redesigned Lake Austin Spa Resort dining room

Teaming Up

Get to know more about our strategic alliances, and take advantage of the deals you can get

SHIP STICKS
Scoop: Focused on taking the hassle out of golf travel, Ship Sticks provides domestic and international shipping of golf clubs and luggage from and to the customer’s home, office, golf course, hotel, or other destination. Founders Nicholas Coleman and Jonathan Marsico, tired of their own airport tales of long lines, exorbitant baggage fees, and lost luggage, started the company in 2011 to help others avoid similar inconveniences.

What’s new: The company has introduced a streamlined group-shipment option so larger groups with the same origination and end points can complete just one form for multiple shipments.

Information: shipsticks.com

Deal: Preferred rates on golf club shipping services, including overnight air, ground shipments, and two- and three-day shipping.


LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT
Scoop: In Texas’ Hill Country, less than 30 miles from downtown Austin, this resort features 40 lakeside guest rooms and a world-class spa on 19 lakefront acres. Choose from more than 100 spa services in 30 treatment spaces and dine on healthy cuisine in the just-redesigned resort dining room and in Aster Café.

What’s new: This year, the resort unveiled 14 newly designed Luxury Lakeview Rooms featuring a nature-inspired color palette, panoramic views, and couture design touches. The 25,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa has added six new treatments, such as an Avocado Sea Mud Masque, Lakeshore Fig Scrub, and Vitamin C Renewal.

Information: lakeaustin.com

Deal: Receive a $50 spa credit per night booked

What’s New From …

CRUISING: With guest demand high for port-intensive voyages, Silversea Cruises has dramatically upped overnight stays in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, and Baltic this cruise season, at port cities such as Bordeaux and Livorno (gateway to Florence). New late-night departures in hot spots such as Ibiza and St. Tropez are also on the books. Evening gondola ride or glam dining, anyone? Wait, no choice necessary; now you can do both. silversea.com

TECH: The new Inspiron 14, 15, and 17 5000 Series laptops from Dell are perfect for students hopping from classroom to classroom or for families at home. Among the attractive features are a backlit keyboard, full HD touch display (15- and 17-inch models), and a 10-finger capacitive touch option that simplifies scrolling, zooming, or tapping through documents or social media status updates. dell.com

ISLANDS: On St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Inspirato with American Express has added 14 two- to four-bedroom Italian-inspired villas to its vacation portfolio for its members. The luxury residences, located in the private, gated enclave of Sirenusa above the town of Cruz Bay, bring a taste of Tuscany to the Caribbean. inspirato.com

ROAD TRIPS: At Avis Car Rental, pay for your car in advance by using the “Pay Now” option on avis.com and you’ll get expedited service when you check in to pick up your car. The company now offers express lanes at more than 100 rental facilities in the U.S. for customers who pay ahead of time online. avis.com

SKI: If you’re already dreaming about your next ski vacation, take note: A new partnership between Vail Resorts and Niseko, Japan, for the 2014-2015 winter season entitles holders of Vail’s Epic Season Pass to five complimentary consecutive days of skiing at Niseko, known for its powder skiing resorts. epicpass.com

For Details On The Deals these companies offer members of ClubCorp clubs, call the ClubLine or email clubline@clubcorp.com.

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