Fall Golf in French Lick Combines Pete Dye, Donald Ross, and Spectacular Color Views

 

Fall Golf in French Lick Combines Pete Dye, Donald Ross, and Spectacular Color Views

French Lick, IN – Golfers in the Midwest seeking a premier destination to experience fall colors combined with championship golf should proceed directly to French Lick.

Nestled among the Hoosier National Forest, at one of the highest elevation points in the Midwest, is one of America’s premier golf resorts, French Lick Resort.

Over the next few months, the resort’s historic and championship level golf is the perfect activity among the hardwoods that turn to scarlet, rust, gold and orange and frame views that extend 40 miles in many directions. It is one of the most spectacular fall color golf opportunities anywhere in the country.

Fall golf is right around the corner and savvy golfers will be impressed by the colorful views and value. The best way to take advantage of this prime golfing season is through the Hall of Fame Package, and this fall is the last chance to experience the 100th Anniversary Donald Ross Package.

Hall of Fame Package

The resort’s most popular golf package and the best way to experience this award-winning golf destination in the fall includes playing the resort’s two legendary courses designed by Hall of Fame architects – Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Each are ranked among the Top 100 in America’s Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked as the No. 1 and 2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana.

The package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of unlimited golf on The Pete Dye Course, a day of unlimited golf at The Donald Ross Course, unlimited use of the driving range and practice facility, bag storage, and shuttle service.

100 Years of Legendary Golf Package

In celebration of the Donald Ross Course 100th anniversary in 2017, a limited-edition package is still available through the fall season. Take a step back in time and experience the history of Donald Ross at French Lick. This package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, two days of unlimited golf on The Donald Ross Course with cart, breakfast at Hagen’s Club House Restaurant and a LIMITED EDITION collectible gift with a retail value of $299.

For more information and package pricing, visit http://www.frenchlick.com/golf/packages or call our reservation specialists at (888) 936-9360.

About French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a $600 million historic restoration and casino development spread dramatically across 3,000 scenic acres. It encompasses both the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel, which have been fully restored to their original sophistication and luxury, and combine for 689 rooms just one mile apart. The casino, built adjacent to the French Lick Springs Hotel, opened in 2006. West Baden Springs, with its spectacular massive dome, opened in 2007 after having not been used for its original luxurious purpose since 1932. Other facilities and amenities at this world-class golf resort destination include two spas with a 36 treatment rooms (they continue to offer the Pluto Mineral Springs bath), over 51,000 square feet of gaming space, 165,000 square feet of meeting space and a variety of dining and entertainment options. Free shuttle buses serve golfers and visitors from around the world. Visit www.frenchlick.com

Caledonia Golf Vacations Unveils Golftoberfest Stay-and-Play Package Featuring Caledonia and True Blue

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Caledonia Golf Vacations Unveils Golftoberfest Stay-and-Play Package Featuring Caledonia and True Blue

Golfers Can Enjoy 3-Night, 4-Round Package at Two of America’s Top 100 Public Courses

Pawleys Island, S.C. – As the fall golf season approaches, group leaders that want to enjoy the game’s best combination of top 100 golf and value are flocking to the Golftoberfest package offered by Caledonia Golf Vacations.

The three-night four round deal features golf at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club, a pair of Mike Strantz designs that are ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Magazine.

The deal, which includes accommodations at True Blue condos, allows golfers to enjoy the pair of premier courses in any combination they would like starting at $639. October is the heart of the Myrtle Beach area’s peak fall season when temperatures are ideal – the average high is 77 – and the South Carolina humidity has receded.

Caledonia, which is equal parts art and architecture, plays through a stunning piece of lowcountry land that was once home to a thriving rice plantation. The live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the marshy waters of the Waccamaw Neck, and Strantz’s architectural brilliance combined to make Caledonia one of America’s premier public golf experiences.

Golf Channel’s travel guru Matt Ginella wrote of the course, “I could never imagine a trip to Myrtle and not heading down to Pawleys Island to play Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.”

A round at True Blue, while completely different from a design perspective, is no less captivating. Everything about the 7,126-yard layout is big – the fairways, the greens and most of all, the fun.

Strantz used waste bunkers, which frame many of the course’s fairways, to craft a layout that is among the area’s most visually stunning.

Golf Magazine’s travel expert, Joe Passov, said of True Blue, “From the late, great Strantz’s sublime design to the helpful staff to the tip-top course conditions, this dramatic, watery layout remains a must play in Myrtle Beach.”

For more information on Caledonia, True Blue and Caledonia Golf Vacations, go to www.FishClub.com.

Registration now open for $140,000 Nevada Open presented by Mesquite Gaming

Registration now open for $140,000 Nevada Open presented by Mesquite Gaming in Mesquite, Nev.

Longest-running professional golf tournament in Nevada offers $140,000 prize purse this November

Mesquite, Nev. (July 24, 2017) — Mesquite, Nev., a golf mecca located 80 miles north of Las Vegas, will once again host the Nevada Open, Nov.7-9 at the CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club. For more than four decades, top aspiring golfers from around the country have competed in this historic tournament. This year, the Nevada Open, presented by Mesquite Gaming and sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, features a $140,000 prize purse. Additionally, prizes will be awarded for the pro-am and amateur competitions. Registration is now open and the tournament is projected to sell out once again. Interested professionals and amateurs may visit NVOpen.com for information and reservations.

“Mesquite Gaming is proud to once again serve as host of the always-popular Nevada Open event, welcoming top aspiring golfers to Mesquite during our most beautiful time of year,” said Christian Adderson, tournament director for Mesquite Gaming. “At $140,000, the purse is lucrative and we’re looking forward to seeing the top talent that continuously raises the bar for this tournament year-over-year, as they enjoy our beautiful courses and the hospitality this destination has to offer.”

The entry fee for non-affiliated professionals is $725. The fee for PGA of America golf professionals is $500, while Southern Nevada PGA of America professionals are offered a rate of $450. Amateurs are welcome to compete and the entry fee is $350. Amateur entrants will be screened by the tournament committee and those selected will be contacted personally. All entry fees include accommodations for three nights at CasaBlanca Resort. The event is free to all spectators.

Back for the second year is a special pro-am scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6 at The Palms Golf Club. Proceeds from the pro-am will benefit Mesquite Junior Golf. The pro-am will feature a special prize purse for professionals and amateur golfers. Professionals can bring their own amateur team or Nevada Open officials will pair interested professionals with a team of three amateurs. Registration for the pro-am is also now open.

For years, the best up and coming golf professionals have descended on Mesquite to participate in the Nevada Open, many of whom have gone on to play on the web.com and PGA Tours. Notable participants have included PGA TOUR players Craig Barlow, Tony Finau, Graham DaLaet, Kevin Stadler, Boyd Summerhayes and Champions PGA Tour player Jay Don Blake.

In 2016, Kevin Lucas of Folsom, Calif. took home the coveted Nevada Open trophy and a check for $28,000. Finishing at 19-under par, Lucas had four birdies and one eagle on the final championship day. Additional champions of the Nevada Open throughout its history are Robert Gamez, Vic Wilk, Kevin Penner and Tom Lehman.

For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com and follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For the latest news announcements, executive bios and assets, visit the Mesquite Gaming newsroom.

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About the Mesquite courses
The Cal Olson-designed CasaBlanca Golf Club lies etched into the wetlands of the Virgin Valley, winding in and out of the Virgin River basin, offering a challenging course with a scenic landscape. The golf course offers five sets of tees, allowing golfers of all abilities an exciting golf experience. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course plays to a total of 7,036 yard from the tips. The Palms championship course features two distinct nines. The front nine presents wide fairways and large water features accented with mature palm trees. The back nine offers a thrill ride of elevated tee boxes and places a premium on shot making. The 15th hole boasts a fantastic view of the Virgin River Valley and a chance to let the big dog eat. The Palms plays to 6,804 yards from the tips and is a par 72 course.

About Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite, Nevada, just 80 miles north of Las Vegas, is a growing resort destination in the picturesque Virgin River Valley. Mesquite combines a small-town atmosphere with a multi-faceted array of big-city attractions ranging from 24-hour gaming and fine dining to celebrity entertainment and championship golf. For more information, visit VisitMesquite.com.

About Mesquite Gaming:
Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit www.mesquitegaming.com.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Joins the Nextgengolf Team as National Sponsor

 

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Joins the Nextgengolf Team as National Sponsor

Golf’s Most Popular Destination Teams Up With Game’s Leading Millennial Outreach Program

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – As golf continues to look for ways to attract more young players, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Nextgengolf, an organization that targets competitive and recreational millennials to help engage them with the game.

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the driving force behind the Grand Strand’s emergence as America’s most popular destination, is now a national sponsor for Nextgengolf. As part of the program, Nextgengolf will annually host a minimum of four events, including one national championship, in Myrtle Beach, and the Grand Strand will have a marketing presence at 185 Nextgengolf events across the nation.

“Introducing the game’s next generation of players to the virtues of a Myrtle Beach golf trip is vital to the continuing strength of our market,” said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s president. “Nextgengolf is the game’s leading grassroots effort to engage millennials with the game, and we are looking forward to a creative partnership that will promote the long-term health of the Myrtle Beach market and the game.”

Myrtle Beach will be the official Spring Break destination for Nextgengolf. The Nextgengolf team will work with the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday staff on promotion and branding of other opportunities such as Bachelor Party, Buddies Trips and High School Golf Team Training.

Nextgengolf connects with golfers in their 20s and 30s through their two core team-based golf services the National Collegiate Golf Club Association (NCGCA, college students) and the City Tour (young adults).

“We are excited to be partnering with Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday,” said Kris Hart, Nextgengolf, CEO. “Myrtle Beach has the right recipe for success for the go-to golf destination in the US for young adults. We look forward to our partnership and showcasing what Myrtle Beach has to offer to our community.”

The NCGCA targets golfers who aren’t playing on a collegiate team but want to continue to push themselves in a competitive environment. There are 115+ regional NCGCA tournaments throughout the country and unlike varsity collegiate golf, NCCGA club teams are co-ed, student-run and inclusive. Some campuses have hundreds of students in their golf clubs.

The City Tour, which launched in 2014, appeals to recreational and competitive golfers throughout the summer who are between 18 and 39 years old. Starting on June 10th, there will be monthly events in 20 cities in 2017 with more than 15,000 golfers under the age of 40 expected to participate. The City Tour season ends on September 16th and 17th with the City Tour Championship at Myrtle Beach’s own True Blue and Caledonia.

For more information, visit www.MyrtleBeachGolfHoliday.com or NextGenGolf.org.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 64 championship golf courses and 67 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

Golf Holiday also hosts eight events and tournaments annually to help to foster the continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday runs the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic, Preseason Classic, March Championship, Calabash Cup and the Myrtle Beach Fall Classic.

For more information, go to www.MyrtleBeachGolfHoliday.com.

About Nextgengolf
Between the NCCGA and City Tour, Nextgengolf is the leading entity for golfers in their 20’s and 30’s in the US. At the core, the of is organization runs great golf tournaments and is in golf experience business. Beyond running great events, Nextgengolf works hard to provide meaningful content and information to young adults and the golf industry at large. The organization does not focus on the best golfers, rather it supports “the rest” and cares about the future sustainability of the game.

Recently Re-Opened Gold Course Hosts Two Popular July Events Golden Horseshoe Invitational & Jones Cup Father/Son Tournament Return

Williamsburg, VA (July 12, 2017) – Colonial Williamsburg’s recently renovated and re-opened Golden Horseshoe Gold Course will host two popular annual events this month: Golden Horseshoe Invitational and Jones Cup Father/Son Tournament.  Open to the public, both golf tournaments draw players from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to play the destination’s historic and award-winning courses.

The 25th Annual Golden Horseshoe Invitational will be held July 15 on the Gold Course, while the Jones Cup Father/Son Tournament, named for the Golden Horseshoe’s renowned father/son golf course architects Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son, Rees Jones, will be held July 22-23.

Tournaments held at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club are frequently contested over two 18-hole, side-by-side, father-son layouts, the Green Course, designed by Rees Jones, and the Gold, ranked number 79 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.  The adjacent executive-length Spotswood Course rounds out Golden Horseshoe’s golf offerings.

The Gold’s complete renovation added Northbridge Bermuda turfgrass on the fairways and surrounding roughs, and 007 Bentgrass on the greens. The bunkers were rebuilt using the “Better Billy Bunker” construction technique to improve the drainage, look, and playability. The practice putting green was expanded and a popular new short-game practice range was added with “target greens.”

As part of the restoration project, the Gold Course Clubhouse ladies’ and men’s locker rooms were redesigned, lobby featuring historic golf artifacts display expanded, and a full-service bar and relaxing lounge area refreshed.

Events and tournaments are coordinated by a veteran planning staff who are experienced experts at custom designing group gatherings and tournaments, including national championships.

Revenue from golf play on the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s three public courses supports The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, keeping this vital piece of American history alive and thriving.

For additional information call 800/648-6653 or access www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/golf.

 

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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation preserves, restores and operates Virginia’s 18th-century capital of Williamsburg. Innovative and interactive experiences highlight the relevance of the American Revolution to contemporary life and the importance of an informed, active citizenry. The Colonial Williamsburg experience includes more than 500 restored or reconstructed original buildings, renowned museums of decorative arts and folk art, extensive educational outreach programs for students and teachers, lodging, culinary options from historic taverns to casual or elegant dining, the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club featuring 45 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son Rees Jones, a full-service spa and fitness center, pools, retail stores and gardens. Philanthropic support and revenue from admissions, products and hospitality operations sustain Colonial Williamsburg’s educational programs and preservation initiatives.

 

GOLF FITNESS PIONEER ROGER FREDERICKS CREATES NEW PROGRAMMING AT OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA

GOLF FITNESS PIONEER ROGER FREDERICKS CREATES
NEW PROGRAMMING AT OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA

“How Posture Affects Every System in Your Body – and Your Golf Swing”

CARLSBAD, Calif. (July 5, 2017) — Roger Fredericks, the innovative golf instructor and renowned fitness expert, has joined the staff at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to create a curriculum of golf swing analysis and flexibility programs, seminars and workshops for the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute (GPI).

Fredericks, one of the original pioneers of the golf fitness movement, is infusing cutting-edge training elements into the Golf Performance Institute’s holistic instructional program, with a focus on improving golfers’ flexibility and posture.

“You can’t play consistent golf with poor flexibility and/or bad posture,” says Fredericks, who has worked with thousands of golfers, including more than 70 PGA TOUR players, seven members of the Hall of Fame and each of golf’s “Big Three” – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer. “By far, the most neglected aspect of golf instruction is analyzing an individual’s flexibility and posture and explaining to them how their lack of flexibility is directly contributing to their golf swing faults.”

At Omni La Costa, the “Golf Swing Analysis and Flex Program” includes a golf lesson at the GPI practice facility, plus a flexibility and gait analysis. Fredericks then breaks down each golfer’s swing based on flexibility limitations, and creates a custom, personalized flexibility program for the student.

“Roger is a great teacher and motivator,” said Gary Sims, managing director of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. “His experience and knowledge are invaluable and will help us further the rich tradition of the golf and fitness lifestyle at La Costa.”

The mission of the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute is to fuel golfers’ passions for the game in a variety of ways, help them play better and have more fun playing golf. The GPI uses numerous different disciplines to address the needs of each individual golfer.

Fredericks has helped legions of golfers and non-golfers, both on and off the course, with his golf instruction, flexibility and posture techniques. His newest infomercial, The Posture System, which also features football legend Joe Theismann, is beginning to air nationwide.

In addition to being Arnold Palmer’s personal coach for many years – along with 14 Hall of Fame athletes and coaches from other sports — Fredericks has studied physiology and biomechanics with the leaders in the sports medicine industry.

“We have created some exciting programs at Omni La Costa,” Fredericks said. “It is an ideal setting and I’m excited to join forces with AJ Avoli and creating some great programs combining my fitness programs with the GPI state of the art technology. La Costa is obviously a first class facility – rich in tradition of fitness and golf. Our programs are a perfect fit.”

One of 11 Omni golf resorts coast-to-coast, La Costa is recognized as one of the country’s historic golf destinations. Recent renovations have resulted in two distinctive playing experiences – the Champions Course and the Legends Course – that reflect La Costa’s rich golf tradition.

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

GOLF TOURISM ENGLAND LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

 

GOLF TOURISM ENGLAND LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

New digital offering highlights diverse array of golf holidays available in England

Golf Tourism England (GTE), the membership body representing the golf tourism industry in England, has unveiled its new website showcasing the outstanding quality of golf England has to offer across several regions of the country.

GTE’s new website features detailed functionality highlighting the quality on offer for the international golfer, allowing the user to tailor their perfect holiday. Filters include searching by airports, seaports, architects, regions and types, guaranteeing a user-friendly experience and ensuring detailed information is provided for every region.

With the support of the Discover England Fund, administered by VisitEngland, GTE has been able to develop and launch its fully-comprehensive website, giving golfers the option of selecting and comparing courses, local hotels and attractions while providing links to bookable packages offered by operators.

England’s Golf Coast offers an excellent example of the type of package offered on the site. A trip to the region on the Southport Golf Tour will see you play courses including Formby, Hillside and West Lancs, and of course, this year’s Open Championship venue, Royal Birkdale. With the addition of other timeless links courses and off-course attractions, England’s Golf Coast embodies all that GTE is about.

Andrew Cooke, CEO of Golf Tourism England said: “We are delighted with the new digital offering we are now able to provide, showcasing the magnificent courses we have here in England. The launch allows us to show off a quickly evolving platform which we believe will meet and surpass the expectations of the international golfer looking for their next holiday.

“With an extraordinary number of golf courses and attractions across the country, we are keen to continue to grow our partnerships and provide visitors with even more choice. With strong imagery, helpful links and engaging content, we are confident that this platform demonstrates England’s growing on and off-course offering in a really effective way, ensuring we are able to continue to promote England as a very attractive proposition for the overseas golfer.”

Andrew Stokes, Director of VisitEngland said: “This project was designed to inspire more golfers to visit as they view the diversity of the tourism experience on offer in England driving in-bound tourism and its economic benefits across the regions of England.”

Go to GolfTourismEngland.com for more information or click here to view a video showcasing England’s golf offering.

For further information contact Jed Moore: JMoore@GolfTourismEngland.com or visit www.GolfTourismEngland.com

 

About Golf Tourism England

  • Golf Tourism England is the membership body that represents the golf tourism industry in England, committed to the delivery of a first class golf travel experience across England.
  • It was set-up in 2014 to promote England as a major golfing destination, and is responsible for the strategy and implementation of marketing activities that benefit its members.

 

About the Discover England Fund

  • In November 2015, the Government announced a £40 million Discover England Fund; an unprecedented opportunity for English tourism. The fund aims to deliver world-class bookable tourism products joined up across geographies and/or themes; including integrated transport and technological solutions to provide an end-to-end customer experience.
  • The three-year funding will support: a number of projects and pilots in year one (2016/17) to test and develop product development approaches and; a small number of large-scale collaborative and innovative bids that deliver world class product ‘itineraries’ in years two and three (2017-19)
  • The fund will support the growth of one of England’s most successful export industries, inbound tourism. Tourism is an industry that delivers jobs and economic growth across the English regions – generating £106 billion a year and employing over 2 million people, with a strong domestic market. England has seen record tourism spend in the past year from both domestic and international visitors. The number of domestic overnight trips taken in England grew by 11% in 2015 while inbound visits have shown strong regional growth in the first nine months of 2015 – plus 23% to North East, plus 12% to the North West and plus 6% to the South West for example.

 

About VisitBritain/VisitEngland

  • As the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy.
  • Working with a wide range of partners in both the UK and overseas, our mission is to grow the volume and value of inbound tourism across the nations and regions of Britain and to develop world-class English tourism product to support our growth aspirations.
  • For further information and to access the latest in-depth market intelligence and statistics visitvisitbritain.orgwww.visitbritain.com & www.visitengland.com  for consumer information.

 

OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA WELCOMES ROBOGOLFPRO® TO THE GOLF PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE CURRICULUM

 

CARLSBAD, Calif. (June 27, 2017) — Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is excited to announce the addition of RoboGolfPro®, the only swing training system that allows golfers to discover their ideal swing.

RoboGolfPro® is a revolutionary device that allows golfers to instantly feel their perfect swing by taking them through the correct movements with the help of video and mechanical training. Omni La Costa is the robotic training system’s only location in Southern California.

“The technology that goes into the RoboGolfPro® system is an essential element to the holistic approach to game improvement that is fundamental to the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute,” said AJ Avoli, director of the Omni La Costa GPI. “There is nothing else like the RoboGolfPro®.”

The RoboGolfPro® swing trainer was developed by Scot W.R. Nei, who has been successful as a tour player, equipment designer and instructor. The robot-like arms on his RoboGolfPro® take the student through the motion of the perfect swing, creating the “aha moment” by combining the feel and understanding of what the swing should be.

“RoboGolfPro® allows the instructor to get inside of the golfer’s mind, to create cognitive development and motor learning patterns that have instant success,” said Nei, who has joined the Omni La Costa GPI staff as a guest instructor. “It is ideal for RoboGolfPro® to be part of the curriculum at Omni La Costa, where so many exciting things are happening in golf instruction.”

Led by Avoli, one of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America,” the Omni La Costa GPI offers a combination of physical, mental and high-tech programs designed to help golfers of all levels improve and gain a better understanding of their games. Among the other technology on hand is state-of-the-art computer technology that aids in visual learning, along with proven teaching tools such as the mySwing 3D Motion Capture System, Trackman and FlightScope launch monitor systems.

An eight-acre practice facility has recently been renovated for the resort’s Golf Performance Institute, and features both grass and high-quality mat hitting surfaces. The short-game area boasts both an 8,000-square-foot target green and 10,000-square-foot putting green.

This summer the Omni La Costa GPI will debut a golf-centric psychological program being developed for the resort by the world-renowned Chopra Center, which is also located on property.

One of 11 Omni golf resorts coast-to-coast, Omni La Costa is recognized as one of the historic golf destinations in the country, with two distinctive courses. The Champions Course and Legends Course were renovated in 2011 and 2013, respectively, by Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Course Design, adding length and enhanced strategic values, while upholding the integrity of the original 1960s Dick Wilson layouts.

For more information about RoboGolfPro® and the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute, visit www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/golf/academy or call (760) 804-7431.

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About Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa embodies “The La Costa Lifestyle” with programs and offers that pay homage to the resort’s storied legacy as the country’s original wellness destination and playground of choice for Hollywood’s jet set. Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., the resort boasts more than 600 guestrooms, suites and villas, an adults-only pool and cocktail venue, 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an Athletic Club, exhilarating waterslides and 36-holes of golf on two distinctive courses. Honored as the #1 Wellness Spa by Spa magazine, the 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, waterfall showers, café and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed restaurants – Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Bistro 65 present coastal California cuisine with a focus on sustainability and seasonality in partnership with local farms. Also home to Premier Fitness Camp and the worldwide headquarters of The Chopra Center, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa offers continually evolving health and wellness programming. For more information, call (800) 854-5000 or visit www.omnilacosta.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction” in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni’s loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

OMNI GOLF RESORTS HONOR AMERICA WITH NATIONAL STARS, STRIPES AND EAGLES HOLE-IN-ONE CONTEST

(DALLAS, Texas, June 28, 2017) – Nothing sparkles like fireworks on the golf course more than a hole-in-one, and so to honor America, each of the 11 golf destinations in the Omni Hotels & Resorts collection is participating in the summer-long “Stars, Stripes & Eagles” Hole-In-One Contest.

Kicking off on the 4th of July and continuing through Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4, 2017), Omni golf resorts from coast-to-coast will designate a par-3 for the daily Stars, Stripes & Eagles Hole-In-One Contest.

The hole will be marked with a special “stars and stripes” flagstick and golfers who are staying at the resort on a golf package will have the opportunity to win with a “firecracker of a shot.”

So the whole country can celebrate if a hole-in-one is made, golfers must post a video of their “eagle” that day on social media – tagging it #OmniGolf – to be eligible to win.

Guests who make a hole-in-one on the Stars, Stripes & Eagles Contest will receive their current stay complimentary (up to two nights), including their portion of the golf package, tax and resort charges. Additional guests are still responsible for their charges. Guests must be staying at the resort on a golf package to redeem prizes, which are non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed later. Some restrictions may apply.

Located at some of the country’s most beautiful resorts, Omni’s golf courses were designed by award-winning golf architects, many also legendary champions of the game.

Omni golf destinations offer challenges for golfers at all levels of play, so pros, amateurs, and their families can find courses to enjoy while creating memorable golf experiences.  Every Omni golf resort also features luxurious accommodations and superior service, on and off the course.

Golfers can participate in the Omni national Stars, Stripes & Eagles Hole-In-One Contest at the following destinations:

For more information about the Omni Golf Collection, visit https://www.omnihotels.com/destinations/golf/stars-stripes-eagles or call 1-800-The-Omni (1-800-843-6664).

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About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business and leisure destinations across North America. With more than 25 iconic golf courses and 16 award-winning spas featured in dynamic locales nationwide, every Omni proudly opens its doors to share the true spirit of its destination. Reflected through local color, personalized service, unique wellness options, signature restaurants and creative culinary offerings, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every guest and a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Select Guest is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Omni is committed to reducing hunger and is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to provide millions of meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. For information or to book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.