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Your summer golf vacation could include a round on the Old Course at St. Andrews thanks to Fairmont and PerryGolf. (Brandon Tucker/WorldGolf.com)

Summer is a magical time of year when the world allows you to breathe a little easier, relax the dress code and rediscover life's simple pleasures. It's a break we all need - perhaps now more than ever - to get us out of the daily routine, revitalize our spirits and refocus our minds.

Luckily for golf travelers, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, one of the world's leading luxury hospitality brands, understands just how truly important these getaways are and recently unveiled a host of outstanding golf packages at its premier summer destinations. These packages promise exceptional value, spectacular scenery, world class accommodations and play on some of the game's finest courses.

If you've been dreaming of taking that once-in-a-lifetime golf vacation, you won't find better opportunities than these:

Fairmont St. Andrews

Who hasn't dreamed of a storybook visit to the village of St. Andrews, the home of golf? Fairmont St. Andrews, in co-operation with PerryGolf, can bring that dream to life with five nights accommodations; five rounds of golf (including the Fairmont Torrance Course, Kingsbarns, St. Andrews Old Course - subject to the daily lottery - and St. Andrews New Course); free breakfast each day; shared rental car; golf concierge and a useful travel pack of local information. Prices start at just $2,195 per golfer and $1,295 for each non-golfer. Travel must be completed by Oct. 31, 2009.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Blending iconic luxury, welcoming ambiance and stunning natural beauty, Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Columbia is the ideal alpine golf destination. This summer the resort's Golf Fore Free vacation package provides each guest up to two rounds of complimentary golf per day (with the exception of arrival day) in addition to the resort's plentiful other charms. Golf Fore Free is available from May through Oct. 2009. Rates start at $229 per person, double occupancy.

Fairmont Banff Springs

Nestled amidst the resounding beauty of Banff National Park, Fairmont's "Castle in the Rockies" provides a unique blend of luxurious comfort, stunning vistas, world-renowned golf, exceptional dining and fabulous amenities. With the Golf Fore Free Package, guests receive accommodations and up to two complimentary rounds of golf per person, per day (with the exception of arrival day) on Banff Springs' famed Stanley Thompson Golf Course. Package available from May through Oct. 2009.

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The jewel of the Canadian Rockies, Jasper Park Lodge is one of the most beautiful and historic locations in North America. Named the top golf resort in Canada by SCOREGolf Magazine and receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest, Jasper Park's Stanley Thompson Golf Course is a true must-play. The Golf Fore Free Package provides guests up to two complimentary rounds of golf per person, per day (with the exception of arrival day) and is available until October 2009.

Fairmont Algonquin

Blending Old-World charm with modern luxury, this breathtaking Tudor-style resort in New Brunswick, Canada, is the ideal summer escape. Its Golf Fore Free package provides accommodations and up to two rounds of golf per day (with the exception of arrival day) on the resort's masterful seaside golf course crafted by the legendary Thomas McBroom. Package rates start at just $199 per night based on double occupancy and are available from May 1 until Oct. 15, 2009.

For more information or to book a golf vacation package, visit www.fairmont.com/promo/golfpackages, or call (888) 860-8282.

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