Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Introduces The Club, Europe’s Finest Golf and Wine Experience

The golf course at The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Europe’s finest golf and wine experience. (photo credit – Aidan Bradley)
The golf course at The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Europe’s finest golf and wine experience. (photo credit – Aidan Bradley)

(Montalcino, Italy – February 21, 2018) Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, has introduced The Club, Europe’s finest golf and wine experience at Italy’s only private members’ club.

The exclusive new invitation to membership combines golf on an exquisitely presented private golf course with privileged access to one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, prized for its internationally acclaimed Brunello wines.

For discerning golfers and wine lovers, membership of The Club at Castiglion del Bosco offers unparalleled privacy and a rare opportunity to retreat to the peace and natural beauty of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Members and their guests also benefit from invitations to exclusive international golf and wine events at some of the most prestigious private clubs around the world, hosted by Castiglion del Bosco’s founders and proprietors, Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo.

David Waters, General Manager of The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, said: “By creating The Club we are introducing a unique private club experience combining exclusive golf and wine within an historic, 400-year-old Tuscan estate.

Castiglion del Bosco features one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, prized for its internationally acclaimed Brunello wines.

“In the same way Castiglion del Bosco’s Brunello wines are recognized the world over for their excellence, The Club also has a global presence and our exclusive international golf trips and wine events will ensure the refined taste of Tuscany is celebrated and savored wherever Members come together.”

The golf course at Castiglion del Bosco is one of the finest private courses in Europe and the only Continental European design of Tom Weiskopf. The former Open Champion famously added a short 19th challenge hole, The Brunello Hole, where Members play for a Magnum of Brunello.

The estate’s organic-certified vineyards occupy 62 hectares of stunningly beautiful Tuscan hillsides, planted solely with the Sangiovese red wine grape variety responsible for the sought-after Brunello di Montalcino wines, of which Castiglion del Bosco is now one of the five largest producers. The state-of-the-art winery, named one of the top ten wineries to visit in Tuscany by Decanter magazine, regularly hosts tours and tastings, as well as private social events.

Members of The Club also enjoy privileged access to Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, a five-star resort and spa within the estate. Offering 23 suites and 11 luxury villas set in restored 17th- and 18th-century farmhouses, it provides convenient accommodation for Members, their families and guests during visits to Castiglion del Bosco.

“Under the stewardship of Massimo Ferragamo, Castiglion del Bosco has become an internationally recognized estate,” continued David Waters. “An invitation to Membership of The Club at Castiglion del Bosco is a rare opportunity to join a unique private club and global family brought together by a shared passion for exquisite golf, Brunello wine and a love of Tuscany.”

Paige Spiranac Joins PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com Team

 

Paige Spiranac Joins PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com Team

Ascending Golf Personality Will Chronicle Her Introduction to Myrtle Beach Via Social Media

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – One of golf’s fastest rising personalities will spend 2018 getting to know the game’s most popular destination. Paige Spiranac, a professional golfer and media personality, has joined the PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com team and will spend time in Myrtle Beach, discovering the virtues of the Grand Strand golf experience.

Spiranac, who played collegiately at San Diego State, is new to Myrtle Beach, and she will share her introduction to the area with her 1.3 million followers on Instagram, 176,000+ Twitter followers, and 242,000+ Facebook fans.

Over the course of the year, Spiranac will enjoy the Myrtle Beach that has attracted millions of golfers, playing area courses, sampling an underrated dining scene, and visiting the Grand Strand’s famed beaches. Spiranac will chronicle her time in Myrtle Beach via her social media channels with an emphasis on video that allows fans to experience the area along with her.

“I am incredibly excited to partner with Myrtle Beach to showcase everything the Grand Strand has to offer,” Spiranac said. “No other destination in the country has the combination of amazing golf courses, pristine beaches, great restaurants and incredible entertainment for families and groups of all ages.  We are going to have so much fun showing Myrtle Beach to a new generation with great content, new events and unique experiences.”

“Partnering with Paige is a natural fit for the Myrtle Beach golf community,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting Myrtle Beach as a golf destination. “Her popularity, like the destination’s, occurred organically, and we look forward to reaching golf’s next generation of players through our partnership. While we will produce videos surrounding her time in Myrtle Beach, what we are most excited about is Paige sharing authentic content with her fans.”

Spiranac has golf’s fourth largest social media following and has emerged as a bridge between the game and a generation of millennials it has struggled to reach. With an emphasis on inclusion, Spiranac has become a leader in the golf digital production space, routinely producing videos that draw in excess of 300,000+ views.

She has been featured on the covers of Golf Digest, Pacific San Diego Magazine, and the Colorado Avid Golfer, and her content featuring collaborations with media entities like Topgolf, Barstool Sports, and The Chive have generated millions of views on social media.

Be sure to follow Paige’s time in Myrtle Beach on social media at @MyrtleBeachGolf on Twitter, @MyrtleBeachGolf on Instagram and @golfholiday on Facebook.

For more on the relationship between Spiranac and Golf Tourism Solutions, go to www.PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com.

Daytona Beach’s Spring Golf Season Prepares to Kick into High Gear

Riviera Country Club, Daytona Beach

 

Daytona Beach’s Spring Golf Season Prepares to Kick into High Gear

Three Outstanding Golf Packages Are Helping Drive Interest in Destination

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With the Daytona 500 less than two weeks away, the eyes of the sports world will be turning to Central Florida, but for golfers, the end of the Great American Race is the just the beginning of the good times.

Home to 28 courses, Daytona Beach’s spring golf season offers players a multitude of packages that are long on quality and value. With average high temperatures of 71 in February, 74 in March, 79 in April and 85 in May, Daytona Beach’s weather is as appealing as its golf offerings.

With the 2018 golf season on the immediate horizon, here are a sampling of Daytona Beach packages players are flocking to:

  • The appropriately named “Feels Like Home” package is a 3-night, 3-round deal that features accommodations at Homewood Suites and golf at Cypress Head Golf Club, the Jones Course at LPGA International and Cypress Knoll Golf & Country Club. The Jones Course is, by consensus, one of Florida’s best public courses, Cypress Head is a municipal course that offers a premium round, while Cypress Knoll provides a country club experience. The “Feels Like Home” package starts at $370.
  • Plaza Resort & Spa, an oceanfront resort property, is offering a 3-night, 3-round deal that includes golf at Halifax Plantation, the Hills Course at LPGA International and Indigo Lakes Golf Club. To put the quality of that trio into perspective, the Hills Course and Indigo Lakes have hosted LPGA Tour events, and Halifax Plantation has long been regarded as one of the area’s best. The Plaza Resort & Spa deal starts at $370.
  • Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA Blvd., located just minutes from Daytona Beach’s most acclaimed courses, has a 3-night, 3-round special that starts at just $337.  The package includes golf at Spruce Creek Country Club, home of America’s largest fly-in community, the Hills Course at LPGA International and Cypress Head.

Best of all, Daytona Beach’s golf package combinations are nearly endless (and interchangeable). The area is also home to three courses that are part of the Historic Florida Golf Trail – New Smyrna Golf Club, The South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club and Riviera Country Club – in addition a multitude of modern 4-star designs, such as Victoria Hills and Venetian Bay.

Whether players are looking for classic golf course architecture – New Smyrna Golf Course and Daytona Beach’s South Course are Donald Ross designs – or want a more contemporary test, Daytona Beach has something for everyone.

For more information on the Daytona Beach golf scene, go to DaytonaBeach.golf.

Srixon/Cleveland Golf Named Family Golf Week Title Sponsor

Srixon/Cleveland Golf Named Family Golf Week Title Sponsor

Leading Ball and Club Brands Will Enhance Father-Son, Parent-Child Team Classics

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Family Golf Week, which includes the 21st annual Father-Son Team Classic, announced that Srixon/Cleveland Golf will be the title sponsor of this year’s event.

Family Golf Week, held annually in Myrtle Beach, S.C., will feature the Father-Son and Parent & Child Team Classics, two distinct events with the same goal – to celebrate the bonds between golf and family. Both tournaments will be played July 18-21.

As part of the sponsorship, players will receive a dozen Srixon golf balls, and Srixon/Cleveland will sponsor the always anticipated Family Golf Week Demo Day on July 18, allowing players to test the company’s newest offerings, and the Skills Challenge on July 19.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Family Golf Week team for this fantastic week of events,” said Mike Powell, President of Sales and Marketing for Srixon/Cleveland. “The decision to support this event was easy as there is a natural fit with family and golf, and the enjoyment to playing in a special place like Myrtle Beach. We at Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO hope to play a small part in the memorable times had between fathers and sons and parent and child teams at this year’s event.”

“We are excited to welcome Srixon/Cleveland to the Family Golf Week team in 2018 and beyond,” said Mike Buccerone, president of East Coast Golf Events. “The partnership between one of the game’s premier ball and club companies and the celebration of the bonds between golf and family is a natural one. Our players will be thrilled to receive a dozen Srixon balls and have the opportunity to experience the latest and greatest equipment from Cleveland.”

The Father-Son Team Classic is the largest tournament of its kind in the world, annually attracting 600+ players from 40 states and three countries to Myrtle Beach.

Early entry fee for both events is $995 per team and includes three rounds of golf, daily lunch, pre- and post-event functions, and a gift bag valued at $600. Included among the gift bag items is a $150 tournament gift card for each player that can be used at host courses for food, merchandise and pre-tournament practice rounds. Players will also receive a logo’d polo shirt, a dozen Srixon golf balls and more.

The 54-hole tournaments will be played on several of Myrtle Beach’s best courses, including TPC Myrtle Beach, Rivers Edge and the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort, all layouts that have been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. Joining the top 100 layouts as host courses are Crow Creek, which just installed new bentgrass greens, Legends Resort and Wachesaw Plantation East, a four-time host of a LPGA event.

Both events, which require participants to have a USGA approved handicap, will feature a different format of play each day, starting with a two-person captain’s choice followed by better ball and alternate shot.

East Coast Golf Events has partnered with Southern Dunes, the tournament’s long-time proprietor, to run the events. East Coast Golf Events, LLC is a valued National Partner of East Coast Golf Management, one of the region’s most innovative and resourceful companies, maximizing growth for its partner courses.

East Coast is working with the Golf Tourism Solution’s Tournament Division, which manages eight events, including the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship, to handle player communications, marketing and operations.

For more information, go to www.FamilyGolfWeek.com or call 1-800-833-8798.

THE GOLF CLUB AT DOVE MOUNTAIN WINS GOLFWEEK ACCOLADE

THE GOLF CLUB AT DOVE MOUNTAIN WINS GOLFWEEK ACCOLADE, IS FEATURED IN RITZ-CARLTON OVERNIGHT PACKAGE PROVIDING ACCESS TO 63 HOLES OF UNLIMITED MATCH PLAY TERRAIN

TUCSON, ARIZ. January 2018 — Repeating a coveted national accolade, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain has been named one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses in the USA” by Golfweek magazine, ranking #1 in southern Arizona as well as #2 on the publication’s list of Arizona’s top resort courses overall.

Each year, Golfweek’s elite team of course raters, which currently boasts more than 850 evaluators, surveys more than 3,600 courses – grading each nominated course on the basis of Golfweek’s 10 strict standards of evaluation. Collectively, these raters have turned in more than 75,000 votes to compile Golfweek’s Best Courses as listed in its newly released Ultimate Guide.

Nestled against Arizona’s spectacular Tortolita Mountain range, the 27 holes of The Golf Club at Dove Mountain are challenging and engaging, reflecting the lush high Sonoran Desert’s mountainside terrain at a course elevation between 2,300 and 3,000 feet.  Features include 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature golf, a 12-acre practice facility with PGA professional golf instruction, a full-service golf and retail shop, a 45,000 square-foot clubhouse which has won significant global design acclaim, and the popular Cayton’s Restaurant.

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain neighbors the exclusive Gallery Golf Club which, similarly, has hosted prestigious WGC World Championship Match Play competition in recent years. Designed by John Fought and British Open Champion/2006 Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, the private Gallery Golf Club features 36 holes and is acknowledged as one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Modern Courses. Renowned golfer and former European tour competitor Adrian Davies was recently named Head Golf Professional for The Gallery, to which overnight guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain receive privileged access.

Together, these two southern Arizona championship courses are featured in The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain’s new World Match Play Golf Package, which offers unlimited play for two at both The Gallery Golf Club and The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The package is available through June 25, 2018 and includes the following:

  • Overnight luxury accommodations
  • Unlimited rounds of golf for two at both The Golf Club at Dove Mountain and The Gallery Golf Club
  • Daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
  • 10 percent savings offered at both club Golf Shops

For overnight reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, visit www.ritzcarlton.com, call 1-800-241-3333, or visit a travel professional. To engage directly with resort, call +1-520-572-3000 or go to https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltondovemountain. For golf reservations and information, contact The Golf Club at Dove Mountain at +1-520-572-3500. The Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton and both adjoining gold clubs are located in Marana, Arizona, just north of Tucson and accessible via the Tucson and Phoenix international airports.  #rcmemories #dovemountain

THE R&A PARTNERS WITH QUINTEVENTS TO DELIVER UNIQUE VIP HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCES AT THE 147TH OPEN

THE R&A PARTNERS WITH QUINTEVENTS TO DELIVER UNIQUE VIP HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCES AT THE 147TH OPEN

29th January 2018, St Andrews, Scotland: A new and unparalleled experience at golf’s first championship, The Open, is now available to golf fans around the world through a partnership with QuintEvents, the industry leader in major-event travel, hospitality and experiential ticket packages.

Launched ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie in July, The Open Experiences offers spectators unprecedented access to The Open and exclusive playing privileges at some of the most famous golfing destinations in Scotland, the home of golf.

The Open Experiences and www.TheOpenExperiences.com nwill be promoted jointly by The R&A and QuintEvents International, which counts Formula 1, The Kentucky Derby, College Football Playoff, The Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame and The Players Championship among its partners.

Malcolm Booth, Sales & Marketing Director at The R&A, said, “We are excited to offer a new opportunity for fans from all over the world to get closer to golf’s oldest championship and experience The Open from a unique perspective.

“QuintEvents International’s industry expertise will ensure those lucky enough to take part in The Open Experiences at Carnoustie enjoy truly world class service and an unparalleled view of The 147th Open.”

Keith Bruce, President of QuintEvents International and former CEO of The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee in San Francisco, added, “We’ve been able to bring people closer to the sports they love by creating insider access to some of the world’s most prominent events.

“The Open Experiences is great example, where we will create opportunities for golf fans to see and experience The Open with unprecedented access and outstanding hospitality. The Open is at the pinnacle of sport and we look forward to establishing a brand new program that reflects the heritage and world renowned quality of this truly authentic celebration of golf.”
The Open Experiences will feature exclusive golfing opportunities, world class hotel accommodation, immersive tours, behind the scenes access, spectating viewpoints, and VIP hospitality including bespoke events attended by Champion Golfers. Two-time Champion Golfer of the Year, Padraig Harrington, whose 2007 victory came the last time The Open was played at Carnoustie, will be the special guest Saturday night at the exclusive Open Experiences Party.

Packages are available at www.TheOpenExperiences.com
and present individuals and businesses with unique and special experiential opportunities at The Open. The Open Experiences packages guarantee authenticity and includes behind the scenes access and facilities unavailable through any other source.

The “Ultimate Open Experience” package features access to the famed Hogan Balcony in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel overlooking the 18th hole, rounds of golf at St Andrews Links and Carnoustie, and a weekend of VIP hospitality, experiences and access watching The 147th Open at Carnoustie from the Hogan Suite. That package also includes attendance at The Open Experiences Party and a visit to the Headquarters of The R&A in St Andrews during The Open.

“The Tradition” package provides access to a private suite on the 18th tee at Carnoustie and includes a photo opportunity with The Claret Jug, the iconic trophy, presented to the Champion Golfer of the Year at The Open each year, as well as access to The Open Experiences Party and other exclusive experiences and tours. Ends.

 

QuintEvents International

QuintEvents International was established in 2017 to manage QuintEvents’ Formula 1 partnership, which encompasses 20 events in major cities around the world. QuintEvents is the 12-year-old, industry-leading travel/experience company servicing an array of 17 partnerships and almost 100 sports and entertainment events.

Villa del Palmar Resort & Spa Offers Unlimited Golf & Sport Fishing Package

LORETO, Baja California Sur, Mexico (January 25, 2018) — What’s better than playing the newly completed Rees Jones-designed golf course along the Baja Peninsula or fishing in the indigo waters of the Sea of Cortez? Doing both in the extra-special “Unlimited Golf & Fishing Package” offered by Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto.

Guests can play continuous rounds of golf, as many as desired, at the dazzling new Danzante Bay Golf Club – featuring 18 holes overlooking the ocean – and go fishing in an area once described by Jacques Cousteau as the “aquarium of the world” on a privately chartered boat.

The “Unlimited Golf & Fishing Package” also features lodging for three nights in a Deluxe Studio Suite at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, a Villa Group property that features 4,447 acres of unspoiled beauty along one of the most breathtaking spots in the hemisphere.

The package is available now through May 30th, travel window from now until December 20th, 2018. Guests can choose either an all-inclusive or European package option.

The all-inclusive package rate, at $1,056 per person, based on double occupancy, includes:

Three nights in a deluxe studio suite at Villa del Palmar
All meals at resort restaurants
Domestic and international beverages at resort restaurants
Unlimited golf, with use of golf cart and practice facilities
One day-trip of fishing on a panga boat
For non-fishing guests– an appointment at Sabila Spa for a treatment, facial, or wet area access
$25 credit at Sabila Spa (may not be combined with other certificates)
The European package rate, at $836 per person, based on double occupancy, includes:

Three nights in a deluxe studio suite at Villa del Palmar
Continental breakfast for three mornings
Unlimited golf, with use of golf cart and practice facilities
One daytrip fishing on a panga boat
For non-fishing guests– an appointment at Sabila Spa for a treatment, facial, or wet area access
$25 credit at Sabila Spa (may not be combined with other certificates)
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at the Islands of Loreto boasts stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and Sierra de la Giganta Mountain Range, three outstanding restaurants, five swimming pools, the luxurious Sabila Spa, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, miles of hiking trails and sport fishing.

Part of a luxury master-planned community adjacent to the coastline of Baja’s inland Pacific marine sanctuary, Danzante Bay Golf Club has five sets of tees, ranging between 4,916 and 7,237 yards, and features wide fairways and greens that must be carefully judged but are never unfair. Most of the entrances to the greens are open — allowing approach shots to run on safely — while the holes along the cliffs feature strategically placed collection areas to keep errant shots from taking the plunge into the blue water below.

Along with the changing terrain, the winds can be different day to day and even during the day, conditions that influence shot value and strategy.

The resort is just a two-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines and is accessible seasonally with direct WestJet flights from Calgary, and from Tijuana via Calafia Airlines.

For more details, visit www.villadelpalmarloreto.com, call (800) 790-4187, or email reservaciones.vdpl@vgloreto.com.

For additional information on Danzante Bay Golf Club, visit www.danzantebay.com.

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About Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto: Baja’s First Million Star Resort

Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez, off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula overlooking Danzante Island (one of five in the region). Flanked by the rugged Sierra de la Giganta range, the Villa del Palmar is the first and only resort to occupy one of the Gulf of California’s last virgin coastlines. The resort features 181 new, spacious, beautifully appointed Deluxe Ocean View, one, two and three bedroom Suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views, timeshare options, three restaurants offering gourmet dining, an attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, a 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, beautiful beaches and a mild and warm climate year-round.

Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the “Aquarium of the World.” Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Danzante and Del Carmen Islands atop an inflatable APEX boat, as well as swimming, world-class fishing aboard the “Mad Dash” tournament boat, paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. With shuttle service priced at $10 per person round trip, guests can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including the 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second largest National Marine Park. Hotel perks include a spa and fitness center, massages and salsa dance lessons. Travelers can take a short flight from LAX on Alaska Airlines or from Calgary, Canada aboard WestJet, Canada’s most-preferred airline, to the Islands of Loreto.

The resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015, Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was also recognized as Mexico’s Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd and 23rd annual World Travel Awards. It also earned recognition as Mexico and Central America’s Leading Resort by the same prestigious organization.

Carr Golf to Showcase 2018 / 2019 Tour Itineraries, Event Calendar at PGA Merchandise Show

Carr Golf to Showcase 2018 / 2019 Tour Itineraries, Event Calendar at PGA Merchandise Show

 

(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf  – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – will exhibit as part of the Golf Ireland booth (#3273) at the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Jan. 23 – 26.

Carr Golf will also host nightly fun gatherings during the week for its partners, media and clients at Topgolf Orlando adjacent to the Convention Center.

The full-service tour company specializes in unrivaled customer care for groups of all sizes and premier “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, extraordinary golf vacations. Carr Golf additionally works directly with a multitude of North American PGA club professionals on incentivized member and association getaways.

Carr Golf just announced its 2018 Ryder Cup Package for the celebrated biennial event taking place at France’s Le Golf National, Sept. 27 – 30. The five-night stay (Sept. 26 – Oct. 1) in the center of the dramatic “City of Light” features four- and five-star accommodations, daily breakfast, gifts, Ryder Cup tickets to the final practice day and opening ceremony (Sept. 27) as well as three days of competition and trophy presentation (Sept. 28 – 30). Daily ground transportation to and from the hotel and Le Golf National is included.

Carr Golf also recently announced packages for the 2019 Open Championship (July 18 – 21) to be played at Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush Golf Club for the first time since 1951. Along with the opportunity to attend the historic event, the offer includes luxury accommodations, tee-times on several of the world’s finest links courses and a personal driver.

Carr Golf will showcase a wide array of unique events including the 29th Annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament (Aug. 8 – 12) and 11th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament (July 23 – 26), both held on Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links. Carr Golf announced the 2nd Annual Donald Ross Invitational Tournament to be held in September 2019 on Scotland’s renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club as well as nearby Castle Stuart Golf Links and Brora Golf Club.

The nearly 30-year-old company has been experiencing unprecedented demand for itineraries featuring the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland. Carr Golf can currently guarantee August 2018 tee-times on Muirfield Golf Club, Royal County Down, Old Head Golf Links and Ballybunion Golf Club.

Carr Golf works closely with numerous additional world-class layouts including The Old Course in St. Andrews, Portmarnock Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Royal Troon, Tralee Golf Club and Lahinch Golf Club as well as lesser known “must play” gems including Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and Ardglass Golf Club.

For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.

About Carr Golf Travel

For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.

Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016 and 2017, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament, Donald Ross Invitational and a number of Invitational Links Pro-Am tournaments in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland’s southwest. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.

LOS CABOS A MAJOR PRESENCE ON GOLFWEEK’S TOP 50 ROSTER

LOS CABOS A MAJOR PRESENCE ON GOLFWEEK’S TOP 50 ROSTER

Nine Cabo facilities are ranked among the ‘Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico’

Los Cabos, Mexico (Nov. 30, 2017) –  Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes 2018 has been released, and once again Los Cabos shines on the publication’s list of the ‘Top 50 Courses of the Caribbean and Mexico.’ Nine golf facilities in Los Cabos, the alluring ‘Great Golf – Perfect Weather’ destination situated at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, appear on the list, with six courses in the top 20.

Golfweek’s updated Best Courses list is clear indication that Los Cabos has established itself as the undisputed Capital of Latin American golf. No other destination in Mexico boasts as many courses on the elite roster.

Ranked at No. 2, the Dunes Course at Diamante is the centerpiece of a 1,500-acre private resort community on the destination’s west coast. Opened in 2010, the Dunes Course is a 7,300-yard behemoth carved by Davis Love III into massive rolling dunes set back from the Pacific Ocean. This windswept, topsy-turvy links, which offers great diversity and spectacular views, rambles past huge blowout bunkers and tufted sand hills on its journey to and from the sea.

Chileno Bay (No. 8), a Tom Fazio-designed golf course characterized by graceful, flowing landforms intended to simulate rolling ocean waves, reopened last year with a new landscape scheme and bright white sand in its formal bunkers. The immaculately-groomed course, framed by desert foothills and sandy arroyos, features a sea view from every hole. The back nine builds to a crescendo at the long par-4 18th, which tumbles downhill to a well-defended, infinity-edge green. The otherwise-private club is accessible to guests of Chileno Bay Resort.

Querencia (No. 11), another brilliant Tom Fazio creation, is the centerpiece of a private 1,800-acre golf community set in rugged desert foothills high above the Sea of Cortes. Loosely translated as “sanctuary”, Querencia, known for its slick, multi-tiered greens, takes players on a roller-coaster ride across steep hills and bluffs, with several holes skirting the edges of deep canyons and rocky arroyos.

Cabo del Sol (Ocean), ranked No. 15 on Golfweek’s roster, is the course that put Los Cabos on the international golf map when it opened in 1994. Intent on producing the ‘Pebble Beach of the Baja’ on what he described as “the best piece of golf property I’ve ever seen,” designer Jack Nicklaus charted grand-scale holes across gently sloping terrain creased by sandy arroyos and backdropped by rugged mountains. Seven holes on this scintillating 7,111-yard layout skirt the Sea of Cortes. The Ocean Course was treated to a major bunker restoration last year.

Nicklaus also built Quivira (No. 17), which opened to acclaim in 2014 and boasts more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos.  Grafted onto a jaw-dropping site at Land’s End marked by huge dunes, sheer cliffs and rolling foothills, this majestic layout, arguably the most daring, eclectic course Jack has ever designed, is an aesthetic tour de force and an unforgettable test from any set of tees.

Originally built as a resort course in 1999, El Dorado Golf & Beach Club (No. 18) is now a private resort community under the aegis of Discovery Land Co. The Nicklaus-designed layout, featuring rolling saddled fairways, huge bunker complexes and picturesque green sites, meanders through a pair of stark canyons divided by a huge rocky hill.  Four interior lakes and dramatic rock formations frame the holes.

El Cardonal at Diamante (No. 23), an inland layout with an “Old California” design motif, marked the architectural debut of Tiger Woods when it opened in 2014. The brawny 7,363-yard course meanders through sand dunes on the outgoing holes. The back nine ascends to higher ground and skirts a series of arroyos. Bold, flashed-face bunkers, reminiscent of the ones built by George C. Thomas at Riviera and Bel-Air in Los Angeles, create strategic options at each hole.

Listed at No. 34 on Golfweek’s Top 50 roster, Puerto Los Cabos will likely get a second look by the magazine’s raters next year. The club currently offers two distinctive nines designed by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. Both layouts are etched into foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and are perched high above the Sea of Cortes.  However, a second nine by Nicklaus, slated to open in December, will result in a core 18 of new and reconfigured holes. A second nine by Norman is planned at the 2,000-acre resort community on the East Cape.

Perhaps the most underrated venue in Los Cabos is Cabo del Sol (Desert), which is ranked No. 35 on the list. Routed in mountain foothills high above the Ocean Course, the layout, Tom Weiskopf’s first design effort in Mexico, appears airlifted into rugged desert terrain crisscrossed by canyon-like arroyos. All 18 holes serve up panoramic views of the glittering Sea of Cortes. With its enticing blend of long and short holes as well as strategic risk-reward options, the Desert Course, marked by big sloping greens and large sculpted bunkers, presents a classic test and ranks among Weiskopf’s finest designs.

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About Los Cabos:

Situated at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is home to award-winning hotels, resorts, championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas and world-class sport fishing. With a unique landscape of dramatic desert and dazzling beaches, Los Cabos is an exotic escape within easy reach of most U.S. and Canadian cities. For more information, images and videos from Los Cabos, visit www.visitloscabos.travel, follow us on Twitter @LOSCABOSTOURISM and visit us on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

RItz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Introduces Resort Golf Package

 

THE RITZ-CARLTON, DOVE MOUNTAIN INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER RESORT GOLF PACKAGE FEATURING UNLIMITED ACCESS TO 63 HOLES OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH PLAY TERRAIN

TUCSON, ARIZ. November 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced an unprecedented new package for golfers in search of stellar terrain – and the package includes unlimited rounds on 63 holes of world championship match play golf. The resort’s World Match Play Golf Package features exclusive play for two at the prestigious and private Gallery Golf Club and at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, both located north of Tucson and both home in recent years to pro golf’s World Match Play Championship.

The new dream package is available through June 25, 2018 and features the following:

Overnight luxury accommodations
Unlimited rounds of golf for two players at both The Golf Club at Dove Mountain and at The Gallery Golf Club
Daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar
10 percent savings offered at both club Golf Shops

Designed by John Fought and British Open Champion/2006 Ryder Cup captain Tom Lehman, The Gallery Golf Club features 36 holes and hosted the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2007 and 2008 (one of which events was won by Tiger Woods), prior to the tournament moving to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain for six years. The Gallery’s 18-hole North Course has been ranked #1 in southwest Arizona by Golf Digest and is acknowledged as one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Modern Courses. Its heralded South Course has also been nominated as one of Golf Digest’s 100 Best and presents a coveted links style reminiscent of Donald Ross’ Pinehurst #2.

Equally lauded for its competitive terrain, the nearby Golf Club at Dove Mountain features 27 holes of award-winning, Jack Nicklaus Signature golf, along with a 45,000- square-foot luxury clubhouse which blends naturally into the majestic saguaro-covered foothills of the surrounding Tortolita Mountains.

Facilities and services include professional instruction, junior golf programs, and popular restaurant and bar offerings. Additionally, and new for 2017 — renowned golfer and former European tour competitor Adrian Davies has been named Head Golf Professional for The Gallery Golf Club.

Reservations for the Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton may be made online at www.ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain, toll-free at 1-800-241-3333 or through a travel professional. To engage directly with the property, please go to www.Facebook.com/ritzcarltondovemountain. For social sharing, the resort hashtag is #RCMemories #DoveMountain.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has been ranked one of the world’s top 100 resorts by Travel + Leisure magazine, and Arizona’s #1 resort by Condé Nast Traveler. The scenic high-desert destination in Marana, Arizona is located north of Tucson and south of Phoenix and is the only Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond property in southern Arizona. Highlights include three swimming pools, one with a 235-foot water slide and splash pad, multiple dining outlets including the top-ranked CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and Cayton’s Burger Bistro, one of the top-ranked spas in the United States complete with its own infinity pool and tanning island, adjacency to 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, exclusive new access to world match play championship golf terrain at The Gallery Golf Club, and the acclaimed Ritz Kids Dove Mountain Rangers program, presenting adventure, cultural and nature days inspired by the flora, fauna and unparalleled Southwestern heritage of the region.