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Booking a golf trip can be a major time killer, which is why — with a little online savvy — you can’t beat the convenience of the Internet. Web prices generally are the best around, and you can easily compare hotel rates and green fees online to ensure you’ve scored a bargain. If you have a specific resort in mind, visit its website for golf stay-and-play specials. If you’re more flexible, Google the destination city plus “golf packages,” then seek out the more reputable agents it comes up with. Many major golf destinations have a consortium that’s essentially a one-stop-shopping hotel-and-golf site that will save you money. Best of all, they’re run by locals who can tell you which courses are in the best shape at that time of year, which ones are good deals and which ones you should avoid. Also, plan wisely: Play less-?expensive courses in the morning, then catch the twilight rates on pricier courses later in the day. After making all your reservations and tee times, use Google Maps to print directions from the hotel to the courses and back. Then staple those directions together in chronological order, to save valuable vacation time and to prevent getting lost on your trip. (Bonus: It’s also a great GPS backup.)