Colorado Golfers Rank Arcis Golf Clubs Among “Best in State”

Colorado Golfers Rank Arcis Golf Clubs Among “Best in State”

Annual readers’ choice awards presented by Colorado Avid Golf Magazine cite four Arcis clubs

DALLAS, TX (February 21, 2018— Four Arcis Golf properties in Colorado have been honored for excellence in Colorado Avid Golfer magazine’s 2018 CAGGY Awards for the readers’ choice “Best in State.”  The 16th annual CAGGY awards for the Best of Colorado Golf were determined by close to 100,000 online votes tabulated by Colorado Avid Golfer, the leading golf lifestyle publication in the Rockies.

The venues – Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton and Park Hill Golf Club in Denver, along with The Pinery Country Club and The Club at Pradera, both in Parker – garnered numerous honors.

Arrowhead Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, was ranked No. 1 golf club in three categories, earning six “Best of Colorado Golf” honors in the Public and Resort division:

  • No. 1 Best Par 3
  • No. 1 Best Wedding/Party Venue
  • No. 1 Best Charity Tournament Venue
  • No. 2 Best Denver Region Course
  • No. 2 Best Opening Hole
  • No. 2 Best Après-Golf Experience

Also in the Public and Resort division, Park Hill Golf Club, the 1931-era classic design by Clark Hamilton, was named No. 3 Best Course For Women in Denver.  In the Private Club division, The Pinery Country Club and The Club at Pradera were cited the best in several categories.

The Club at Pradera, which features an adventurous, Irish-influenced design by Jim Engh, was rated the Best Overall Experience and Best Food, and golf professional Jason Witczak was named Best Instructor for Men.

The Pinery Country Club, which offers 27 holes of golf with panoramic vistas, and The Club at Pradera shared the distinction as Best Value in the Private Club division.

“These results are a testament to our unwavering commitment that every Arcis Golf property provides the ultimate club experience for our members and guests,” said Blake S. Walker, founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. “We are very proud that our Colorado clubs have been recognized for service, which exemplifies the top priority throughout our portfolio.”

An industry leader in providing inventive direction, unrivaled lifestyle amenities, and exceptional playing experiences, Dallas-based Arcis Golf has expanded its portfolio of owned and operated clubs to include 60 private, resort, and daily-fee clubs throughout the United States.

At every venue – whether owned or managed – Arcis Golf focuses on creating extraordinary experiences and forging emotional connections with members and guests. Over the past three years, Arcis Golf has invested more than $60 million in upgrades, amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize the growth and future success of its clubs.

Arcis Golf ranked No. 2 in ‘Travel & Hospitality’ and No. 171 overall on the 2017 Inc. 500 list recognizing the fastest-growing private companies in America.  In addition to its distinctive collection of clubs, Arcis Golf has built a best-in-class leadership team that is reinventing the modern club experience, making it more customized and relevant to the lifestyles of today’s consumer.

The CAGGY awards divided facilities into two categories (Private, Public and Resort), with voting for Instruction and Travel Destinations as well. The CAGGY awards can be viewed in the Spring edition of the magazine, as well as online at www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.

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About Arcis Golf

Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties enhance the golf and country club lifestyle to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages. Capitalizing on the resources developed to support its growing portfolio, Arcis Golf also provides professional management services to third-party owners under its Arcis Advantage division.  The company is supported by Arcis Equity Partners, LLC through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain the company’s leadership position.

 

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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.

Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Highlight 2018 French Lick Resort Golf Packages

 

Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Highlight 2018 French Lick Resort Golf Packages

New options add to the Buddy trip, couples, and girlfriend golf getaway experiences

French Lick, IN – One of the country’s premier historic golf destinations, French Lick Resort, nestled among the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana, has been a place that legends, champions, and golf aficionados have been experiencing since the early 20th century.

Serious golfers in the Midwest and nationwide seeking a historic golf adventure and experience the only golf destination in the world that features a combination of hall of fame designers Donald Ross and Pete Dye together with two historic hotels should consider French Lick Resort.

Golfers can now book 2018 golf packages, which includes a variety of new offerings along with its popular mainstays like the Hall of Fame and Donald Ross Experience packages. Whether it’s a buddy trip, couples retreat, or a girls-getaway, you will find a package to suit your needs.

Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Package

Take your best shots on the golf course and now off the course with this ultimate experience that combines golf with the adventure of sporting clays on the new 73-acre shooting range. Located along the Lost River behind West Baden Spring Hotel, twelve stations offer a wide variety of targets and trajectories. This golf and sporting clays package includes two-nights lodging at either hotel, a day of golf on both the Donald Ross and Pete Dye courses together with a 50 target/50 shells sporting clays package on the day of arrival or departure. This package is available for groups of 12 or more.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $737 per person based on double occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $797 per person based on double occupancy Single occupancy rates available on request.

Hall of Fame Package

The resort’s most popular golf package and the best way to experience this award-winning golf destination 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.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $559 per person based on double occupancy; or $649 per person based on single occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $589 per person based on double occupancy; or $709 per person based on single occupancy A $30 forecaddie fee (per person, per round) is required at The Pete Dye Course and is not included in package pricing. Forecaddie available on request at The Donald Ross Course.

Donald Ross Experience

With over 100 years of history, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick offers the chance to experience golf the way it was meant to be played. Experience old-school links golf on a classic Ross course situated in the rolling hills of the countryside. This package includes two days of golf on The Donald Ross Course plus overnight accommodations at either resort hotel. Carts are included for all rounds, as is complimentary shuttle service to the course.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $334 per person based on double occupancy; or $428 per person based on single occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $354 per person based on double occupancy; or $468 per person based on single occupancy Forecaddie available on request at The Donald Ross Course.

The Pete Dye VIP Learning Experience

When it comes to a high-end exclusive golf experience and some of the best golf instruction in the country, French Lick Resort is one of the leaders, and they have now combined the two creating the Pete Dye VIP Learning Experience. Serious golf aficionados will spend four-nights at either hotel, three-days of golf on the Pete Dye Course, and four-hours of private personalized instruction at the Pete Dye range with top instructors and some of the leading swing technology to improve your game. Call for pricing.

For more information and to view additional golf package options, 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 Midwest travel destination that includes West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. Restored to its historic glory after a $560 million renovation, this resort in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot casino; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet; 45 holes of golf, including two of the state’s top-rated public courses in The Pete Dye Course at French Lick and The Donald Ross Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms; and an array of fine dining and family-friendly entertainment and recreation options. Visit www.frenchlick.com

Escape the Cold with Hilton Head Golf Island’s Winter Packages

Escape the Cold with Hilton Head Golf Island’s Winter Packages

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – ranked the top island in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler – offers golf lovers an ideal respite from the cold.

Featuring more than 30 member courses on Hilton Head and in the surrounding area, HHGI is known for its unique combination of Southern hospitality, temperate climate and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects. A variety of winter stay-and-play packages further entice golf enthusiasts to visit as the temperature plummets up north.

The Sea Pines Resort’s “Villa Golf Package” features a round on each of the property’s three championship courses plus accommodations in a private, fully-equipped villa. Starting at $218 (based on quadruple occupancy), it is an ideal way to experience Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. Available through February, this four-day, three-night getaway also includes complimentary replays on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. For reservations call 843.842.8484.

Available through March, The Heritage Golf Collection’s “Golfer’s Dream Package” is perfect for those who want a variety of courses from which to choose. The deal combines three nights’ accommodations in a spectacular villa with three rounds on any of The Heritage Golf Collection’s five Hilton Head layouts. Starting at $105 (based on quadruple occupancy), additional perks include complimentary range balls prior to rounds, a 20% discount on pro shop merchandise and 10% dining discount at local restaurants. For reservations call 843.681.1706.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s “Birdies and Beer Package” offers three nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom resort-view villa, three rounds of golf on your choice of a trio of championship courses with cart, complimentary range balls plus breakfast and beers. Two hours of court time per day at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, pro shop and dining discounts and priority access to all resort activities and amenities are also included. Rates start at $160 (based on four-person occupancy) through February. For reservations call855.450.4861.

Starting at $125 (based on double occupancy and six or more golfers), Fripp Island’s stay and play packageincludes nightly accommodations and 18 holes at Ocean Creek Golf Course with complimentary cart, range balls and afternoon replays. A great way to experience St. Helena Island – just north of Hilton Head – this package is available through December. For reservations call 843.838.1558.

“Combat the doldrums of winter with a getaway to the ultimate golf destination,” suggests Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. “With direct flights available from 14 cities year-round, it’s never been easier to visit ‘Golf Island.’”

Offering unbeatable value, courses for players of all abilities and pleasant year-round weather, Hilton Head Island is one of the world’s premier golf destinations. In addition to being named the “No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S.” by Travel + Leisure magazine readers, Hilton Head has also received accolades from Golfweek, Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor and the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel.

All packages are priced per person, per night. For more information on the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ 2016 North American “Golf Destination of the Year,” call 800.523.3373 or visitwww.hiltonheadgolfisland.org.

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 30 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.

Getting to “Golf Island” is easier than ever from East Coast and Midwest population centers. JetBlue Airwaysoperates non-stop flights from Boston (BOS) and New York City (LGA / JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Allegiant Air also flies non-stop from Indianapolis (IND), Cincinnati (CVG), Baltimore (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT), among others cities.  Fourteen other locales offer non-stop service to SAV including Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.” Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.

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

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.

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.