Mil­i­tary Golf Pro­gram in Honor of Armed Forces

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OR­LANDO, FL – Mar­riott Golf, the golf man­age­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion of Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional, Inc. re­cently an­nounced that Desert Springs Golf Club and Shadow Ridge Golf Club, both lo­cated in Palm Desert, CA, are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pany’s 4th An­nual “Fair­ways-Fore-FREE­dom” mil­i­tary golf pro­gram which de­buted over Me­mo­rial Day week­end.

Cre­ated to celebrate the men and women of the mil­i­tary who are ded­i­cated to pro­tect­ing Amer­ica’s free­dom, “Fair­waysFore-FREE­dom” pro­vides ac­tive, re­serve and re­tired mil­i­tary per­son­nel with dis­count golf from Me­mo­rial Day through Vet­eran’s Day at 20 ac­claimed Mar­riott Golf cour­ses through­out the United States.

As part of “Fair­ways-Fore-FREE­dom,” which ends on Vet­eran’s Day (Novem­ber 11, 2015), mem­bers of the armed forces who present a valid mil­i­tary ID card can take ad­van­tage of dis­counted twi­light green fees/ carts, rang­ing from just $29 - $69, while re­ceiv­ing a free replay cer­tifi­cate for another day. The free replay cer­tifi­cates will be valid un­til De­cem­ber 31, 2015. The pro­gram is avail­able af­ter 3 p.m. any day of the week at par­tic­i­pat­ing Mar­riott Golf cour­ses, and all tee times can be made up to three days in ad­vance. In some cases, se­lect Mar­riott Golf prop­er­ties will even ex­tend the hours that the spe­cial of­fer is avail­able, fur­ther en­hanc­ing the value of the pro­gram and en­abling el­i­gi­ble mil­i­tary per­son­nel to ex­pe­ri­ence the com­pany’s pres­ti­gious col­lec­tion of cham­pi­onship golf cour­ses.

“Dis­counted golf op­por­tu­ni­ties at our col­lec­tion of Cham­pi­onship cour­ses, com­bined with the re­cent launch of the $1 For HOPE Cam­paign in sup­port of golf pro­gram­ming for mil­i­tary vet­er­ans, re­in­forces Mar­riott Golf’s com­mit­ment to honor­ing the men and women of the armed forces who stand at the front­line and pro­tect our free­dom,” said Jim Keane, Se­nior Di­rec­tor of Oper­a­tions, Mar­riott Golf.”

The launch of the 2015 “Fair­ways-ForeFREE­dom” pro­gram comes on the heels of the $1 For HOPE launch. As part of the $1 for HOPE cam­paign, all golfers/visi­tors check­ing in for their tee time and/or mak­ing a pur­chase at the pro shop – at any of 20 par­tic­i­pat­ing Mar­riott Golf re­sort des­ti­na­tions – will have the op­por­tu­nity to make a do­na­tion, by adding $1 or more, to their fee. All pro­ceeds from this ini­tia­tive will be used to sup­port and en­hance PGA HOPE (Help­ing Our Pa­tri­ots Ev­ery­where) pro­gram­ming na­tion­wide. PGA HOPE is de­signed to in­tro­duce golf to vet­er­ans with dis­abil­i­ties in or­der to en­hance their phys­i­cal, men­tal, so­cial and emo­tional well-be­ing.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing cour­ses in the “Fair­waysFore-FREE­dom” mil­i­tary golf pro­gram rep­re­sent some of the coun­try’s premier cham­pi­onship venues, in­clud­ing: Wild­fire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.; Camel­back Golf Club, Scotts­dale, Ariz.; Starr Pass Coun­try Club, Tuc­son, Ariz.; Desert Springs Golf Re­sort, Palm Desert, Calif.; Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Grande Vista Golf Club, Or­lando, Fla.; Hawk’s Land­ing Golf Club, Or­lando, Fla.; Ritz-Carl­ton Golf Club, Grande Lakes, Or­lando, Fla.; The Rook­ery at Marco, Naples, Fla. (ho­tel stay re­quired); Re­nais­sance Vi­noy Golf Club, St. Peters­burg, Fla. (ho­tel stay re­quired); RitzCarl­ton Mem­bers Club, Sarasota, Fla.; Stone Moun­tain Golf Club, Stone Moun­tain, Ga.; Crane’s Land­ing Golf Club, Lin­colnshire, Ill.; Toftrees Golf Club, State Col­lege, Pa.; Cat­tails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.; and West­fields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.

In to­tal, 20 golf cour­ses lo­cated at Mar­riott Golf prop­er­ties will par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram, which will pro­vide mil­i­tary per­son­nel with ar­guably the great­est golf val­ues in the coun­try to­day. For more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gram, visit http://www.mar­riott.com/ex­plore-and­plan/kids-golf.mi.

Siz­zlin’ Sum­mer Spe­cial at Cale­do­nia & True Blue is Golf’s Hottest Pack­age Deal

Pawleys Is­land, S.C. -- Cale­do­nia Golf Va­ca­tions – the golf travel provider of True Blue and Cale­do­nia, two of Amer­ica’s top 100 public cour­ses – an­nounces its “Siz­zlin’ Sum­mer” pack­age, a two-night, three-round deal that de­liv­ers the best value in golf travel.

The pack­age costs $299 and fea­tures three rounds of golf at Cale­do­nia and True Blue and two nights ac­com­mo­da­tions at True Blue golf vil­las. For an ad­di­tional $100 per day, golfers can add ad­di­tional nights and rounds to their trip.

Sum­mer isn’t re­garded as a peak golf sea­son along Myr­tle Beach’s Grand Strand, but True Blue and Cale­do­nia en­joy ex­cel­lent con­di­tions dur­ing the sum­mer months, en­hanc­ing the ap­peal of a pack­age that gives golfers the op­por­tu­nity to play two top 100 cour­ses.

The Siz­zlin’ Sum­mer Spe­cial run through Septem­ber 7, 2015.

“The Siz­zlin’ Sum­mer Spe­cial is best pack­age in all of golf travel,” said Bob Se­ganti, Di­rec­tor of Golf Oper­a­tions at Cale­do­nia and True Blue. “Cale­do­nia and True Blue of­fer two dis­tinct yet equally dra­matic ex­pe­ri­ences, and to stay-and-play at both for $299 pro­vides golfers in­cred­i­ble value.”

Cale­do­nia is ranked 24th on Golf Mag­a­zine’s list of the Top 100 You Can Play, a rank­ing of Amer­ica’s best public cour­ses, and True Blue is 77th on the pres­ti­gious list.

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.

Celebrate the Long­est Days of Sum­mer with BOYNE Golf’s ‘Great Es­cape Golf Va­ca­tion’

PE­TOSKEY, MI – BOYNE Golf – home to 11 premier golf cour­ses span­ning three re­sorts in the scenic north­west cor­ner of Michigan’s Lower Penin­sula – an­nounces the avail­abil­ity of its five-day, un­lim­ited golf “Great Es­cape Golf Va­ca­tion.”

With nearly 16 hours of day­light avail­able this time of year in north­ern Michigan, the Great Es­cape is an ideal way to celebrate the first days of sum­mer. Ac­com­mo­da­tions are avail­able at Boyne High­lands Re­sort, just named the U.S.’s “No. 1 Golf Re­sort for Value” by Golf.com read­ers.

Golf on its five cour­ses, as well as sis­ter cour­ses at Boyne Moun­tain, Crooked Tree Golf Club, Bay Har­bor Golf Club and Hid­den River Golf & Cast­ing Club, is avail­able. The pack­age starts at $880 / per­son and in­cludes: • Five nights’ lodg­ing (Sun­day check-in) • Un­lim­ited golf with cart on fol­low­ing cour­ses: Boyne Moun­tain (The Mon­u­ment,

The Alpine), Boyne High­lands (The Moor, Don­ald Ross Me­mo­rial, Arthur Hills, The Heather), Crooked Tree Golf Club and Hid­den River Golf & Cast­ing Club

• Sun­day welcome re­cep­tion and gift, in­clud­ing choice of a round at Bay Har­bor Golf Club, 50-minute spa ser­vice, two-day les­son with the BOYNE Golf Academy or $75 food and bev­er­age gift card.

• Un­lim­ited range balls, plus club stor­age and clean­ing • Scram­ble golf tour­na­ment with prizes • Pre­ferred pric­ing at Bay Har­bor Golf Club cour­ses (The Links, The Quarry and The Pre­serve nines)

• Break­fasts and din­ners (salad, en­trée and dessert) at any BOYNE-op­er­ated res­tau­rant

• Coun­try Club of Boyne and Bay Har­bor Golf Club din­ing priv­i­leges

• Night at The Young Amer­i­cans Din­ner Theatre (July-Au­gust, based on avail­abil­ity; in­quire at Sun­day re­cep­tion)

• $25 Odawa Casino gam­ing voucher and com­pli­men­tary casino shut­tle

• Ac­cess to swimming, hik­ing, bik­ing, fit­ness cen­ters, ten­nis, hot tubs, and more

“The sun rises be­fore 6 a.m. and sets af­ter 9:30 p.m. this time of year, mak­ing a 54- or even 72-hole golf marathon pos­si­ble,” says Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Re­sorts’ se­nior vice pres­i­dent of golf and re­sort sales. “Come see why we’re renowned as the quin­tes­sen­tial Great Lakes golf es­cape.”

With cour­ses de­signed and inspired by renowned ar­chi­tects like Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Arthur Hills and Don­ald Ross, BOYNE Golf ’s three flag­ship re­sorts of­fer ex­pe­ri­ences to suit play­ers of all ages and abil­i­ties.

The Inn at Bay Har­bor – A Re­nais­sance Golf Re­sort Bay Har­bor Golf Club • The Links (9) • The Pre­serve (9) • The Quarry (9) Crooked Tree Golf Club (18)

Boyne High­lands Re­sort

Arthur Hills (18) Don­ald Ross Me­mo­rial (18) The Heather (18) The Moor (18) Hid­den River Golf & Cast­ing Club (18)

Boyne Moun­tain The Alpine (18) The Mon­u­ment (18) Be­yond golf, BOYNE’s unique on­prop­erty ameni­ties in­clude award-win­ning spas, wa­ter­front din­ing, sandy beaches, Avalanche Bay – Michigan’s largest in­door wa­ter­park and ad­ven­ture sport venues. They are sup­ported by his­toric, lakeside re­sort towns Charlevoix, Har­bor Springs and Pe­toskey all a short drive from Mack­inac Is­land. Fol­low­ing in Hem­ing­way’s foot­steps, tak­ing in the fa­mous north­ern Michigan sun­sets, en­joy­ing the casino and ex­plor­ing ac­claimed mi­cro­brew­eries like Pe­toskey Brew­ing mean golf isn’t the only game in town.

More in­for­ma­tion: www.BOYNEGolf. com, info@BOYNE.com, 844.634.5315


PRINCEVILLE, KAUAI, HAWAII – The spec­tac­u­lar Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai’s north shore of­fers a va­ri­ety of unique, fit, and fun ways for golfers and non-golfers alike to ex­pe­ri­ence the ac­claimed Makai Course. Si­t­u­ated on Kauai’s famed north shore, the Makai boasts an ex­traor­di­nar­ily beau­ti­ful set­ting and was named one of the “Top 5 Great Golf Set­tings in the U.S.” by Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Trav­eler in 2011.

Start your day with Sunrise Yoga, Mon­day and Wed­nes­day morn­ings at 7:30 a.m. on the Makai’s sig­na­ture ocean­front 7th hole tee area. Un­doubt­edly one of the most scenic yoga set­tings in the world, this site fea­tures a dra­matic 360-de­gree view of Kauai’s mag­nif­i­cent north shore from ocean to moun­tains. The Sunrise Yoga class is open to all lev­els of stu­dents for a fee of $20. En­joy yoga ac­com­pa­nied by the sounds of the sea, whales spout­ing off­shore dur­ing win­ter months, and al­ba­tross and shear­wa­ters soar­ing over­head. No reser­va­tion is needed. Check in at 7:25 a.m. at the Makai Golf Shop.

Then head over to the open-air Makai Grill for break­fast. This charm­ing café, si­t­u­ated in the Makai Club­house court­yard, is open from 7 to 5 daily, serv­ing break­fast and lunch, with a Happy Hour beer and pupu menu from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The Grill hosts many spe­cial theme events through­out the year, and its 70-inch flat screen TV makes it an ideal gath­er­ing place for ma­jor tele­vised sports events.

Golfers can spend the day en­joy­ing a round of golf on the Makai Course, then re­lax and un­wind at the neigh­bor­ing St. Regis Princeville Re­sort on the “Makai Wine & Dine” pro­gram. This spe­cial pack­age in­cludes 18 holes of golf on the Makai Course (tee times at any time of day, based on avail­abil­ity) and a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate for use at any of The St. Regis Princeville Re­sort’s restau­rants, lounges, or Halele’a Spa. (Gift cer­tifi­cate does not have to be re­deemed on day of play.) The 18-hole pack­age is priced at $225 per per­son, with a 9-hole vari­a­tion of­fered at $135 per per­son.

End your af­ter­noon with the Makai’s pop­u­lar Sunset Golf Cart Tour, a won­der­ful way for non-golfers to ex­pe­ri­ence the beauty of the course with­out swing­ing a club. Start­ing at 5 p.m. daily, two peo­ple can ex­plore the Makai Course at their leisure in a 2014 Club Car Pres­tige elec­tric cart. Guests can fol­low the cart paths me­an­der­ing through the 18 holes, stop and linger wher­ever they wish to take photos, en­joy a snack or drinks (in­clud­ing cham­pagne) pur­chased from the Makai Grill, and watch the sun set over Hanalei Bay. Writ­ten in­for­ma­tion on spe­cific scenic points is pro­vided for this self-guided cart tour, which pro­vides ap­prox­i­mately 90 min­utes on the course. Cost is $50 per cart (ac­com­mo­dat­ing two guests). For groups (10 to 20 peo­ple or more), ar­range­ments can be made for a guide/es­cort or a bev­er­age cart on the course for an ad­di­tional fee.

For more in­for­ma­tion, reser­va­tions for these pro­grams, or tee times at Princeville Makai Golf Club, call (808) 826-1912 or visit www.MakaiGolf.com. The Princeville Makai Golf Club is man­aged by Troon Golf.

‘Myr­tle Beach Fam­ily Fun Golf Tour­na­ment’ Ideal for Sum­mer Va­ca­tions

MYR­TLE BEACH, S.C. – Mys­ti­cal Golf – owner and op­er­a­tor of The Witch, Man-O-War and The Wiz­ard cour­ses – and Myr­tle Beach Sea­side Re­sorts are co-host­ing the “Myr­tle Beach Fam­ily Fun Golf Tour­na­ment,” ideal for an un­for­get­table sum­mer get­away (Aug. 20-23).

Two-per­son teams (par­ent / child and grand­par­ent / child pair­ing welcome) start at $995. Non-com­pet­ing fam­ily mem­bers may be added for just $160 per per­son, en­joy­ing ac­com­mo­da­tions and all non-golf ac­tiv­i­ties. This value-packed ex­trav­a­ganza in­cludes:

• Three nights’ lodg­ing (Aug. 20-22) at the ocean­front Grande Shores (two queen beds)

• Two tour­na­ment rounds on the Wiz­ard and Man-O-War cour­ses (Aug. 21-22)

• Welcome re­cep­tion at Grande Shores (Aug. 20) • Daily break­fast and lunch • Two tick­ets to the Alabama Theater’s “One Show” (Aug. 21)

• Din­ner for two at Lo­gan’s Steak­house (Aug. 22)

• Golf skills chal­lenge and demon­stra­tions on tour­na­ment days • Gift bag for each par­tic­i­pant • Prizes awarded to event win­ners • Prac­tice rounds are avail­able on Aug. 20 for cart fee only

To register, call 855.420.8043 or visit www. grandeshores.com/fam­i­ly­golf. All en­tries must be in by Aug. 7. For Mys­ti­cal Golf in­for­ma­tion: www.mys­ti­cal­golf.com, 843.282.2977.

Desert Springs Golf Club

Cale­do­nia Golf & Fish Club

Sunset-watch­ers on the 7th hole of the Makai Golf Course, part of the Sunset Golf Cart Tour.

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