Ultimate Bridge Vacations

A Bridge Vacations Beyond Expectations While Improving Your Game!

Upcoming Bridge Vacations

Santa Fe, NM


August 19-24, 2019

Enjoy 4 days and 5 nights on the beautiful Santa Fe Plaza at the La Fonda Hotel playing bridge, immerse in instruction and play during the day. Then choose from a variety of evening possibilities including group dinners, the unbelievable Santa Fe Opera, or simply strolling the plaza. 

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Power Bridge Retreat


Dates Available Year Round

Enjoy 4 days and 5 nights in the private Dallas home of World Champion & Master Teacher Donna Compton.

Enjoy one-on-one coaching with Donna focusing on an all-around game through her extensive teaching experience and materials for bridge lessons.

Limited to 4 Players per Retreat.

Individuals, Pairs & Groups of 4 Welcome.

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Ultimate Bridge Vacations are for All Levels!

Novice Program

Instruction and play focused specifically for those just beginning to understand the details of this fantastic game and a chance to earn masterpoints in a controlled environment.

Intermediate Program

Bridge vacation lessons designed to take your game to the next level and access to personal coaching and advice combined with an opportunity to put newly developed skills into practice. 

Leisure Activities

After a day of learning and play, you have a choice of optional evening activities including group dinners, shopping and local entertainment.

Santa Fe Daily Schedule


Breakfast Q&A with Gary King ~ 8-8:45am

Breakfast Q&A begins at 8am along with Q&A with Gary King while your enjoy your breakfast. It's a great way to start your day!

Morning Lessons with Donna Compton & Gary King ~ 9-11am

Choose between two levels of lessons each day. Gary King and Donna Compton will take your game to the next level with discussion and play.  Topics for bridge lessons are determined once attendance list if finalized in an effort to design the topics for specific levels in attendance. There are topics for everyone!

Lunch/Free Time ~ 11am - 12:30pm

Enjoy the many lunch options along the Santa Fe Plaza. Enjoy the amazing weather while you stop by the Haagen Dazs ice cream shop and stroll along the plaza.

Thinking Bridge with Chris Compton ~ 12:30-1:15pm

Join Chris for a discussion of the morning topics in the context of full hands. A great review before you play the afternoon duplicate! If you prefer a supervised play instead, we can do that too!

Afternoon Duplicate #1 ~ 1:30-3:15pm

Choose your level of play in one of our three duplicates: Open/299er or 49er Prs. This 12-board duplicate awards ACBL Masterpoints.

Afternoon Duplicate #2 ~ 3:30-5:15pm

Want more duplicate, then join us for Afternoon Duplicate #2. These are separate events so you can play in one or both! Choice of Open/299er or 49er Prs.

About Us


Chris Compton

Five-Time Top 500 Champion & Grand Life Master

Chris began playing bridge professionally at the age of 17 with continual success at the national and international levels. He is a Grand Life Master with close to 50,000 masterpoints. While representing the USA in international competition, he has placed 4th overall in the World Open Pairs. 


Donna Compton

World Champion & Master Teacher

Donna is a World Mixed Champion and a WBF World Life Master. 

She began playing competitive bridge in 1975 with successes 

at the national and international levels.  

Donna is an award winning journalist and Master Teacher.

Donna's coaching and team captain positions have taken her around the world. She has lots of stories from these bridge adventures!


Gary King

Instructor Extraordinaire

Gary is a full-time bridge teacher and coach and has been teaching since 1974. He is a Diamond Life Master and plays the game both professionally and for enjoyment. He teaches an average of 50 sessions per month.  Gary was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2018 by ACBL DIstrict 16.  His classes are sure to entertain you while providing lots of ah-ha moments!

Here is what guests have to say ...


"Totally Enjoyed the experience."

"We have been to many, this was the best!"

"It was everything I expected and more..."

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Ultimate Bridge Vacations

12250 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas 75244, United States