Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Orlando's Grand Cypress Resort Featured on September Traveling Golfer Show
(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) - Where can golfers find 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed golf, the largest standard room in Central Florida and restaurant choices that rival the best in the area? They all can be found within the confines of the Grand Cypress Resort - just outside the gates of Orlando's DisneyWorld.
And golfers can discover all that Grand Cypress has to offer in the September edition of the Traveling Golfer. This month's show highlights a dream combination - five-star golf and five-star accommodations.
While the golf course constantly has been improved throughout the last few decades, the Villas at Grand Cypress went through a dramatically stunning renovation in 2013 that elevated the accommodations to the top of the country's golf lists.
"The rooms were completely redone a little more than a year ago," explains Renee Goergen, golf sales manager at Grand Cypress. We spent roughly $100,000 per room. Everything was thought of."
Everything also was thought of when Nicklaus designed the course.
The original 27 holes of golf - North, South and East nines - are typical Florida layouts, preserved in a natural setting and maintained to the highest level. In 1988, the New Course was added - a tribute to the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland. It is the closest thing to pure Scottish golf that can be found in Florida.
"We have the greatest variety of golf that can be found on one property in Florida," explains Grand Cypress Director of Golf Joe Angelino. "All three of the original nines are completely different from one another. And the New Course provides a golf experience that is nothing like any other golf in Central Florida."
Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora takes viewers on a non-stop tour of the entire resort. Even though he has made a number of visits to Grand Cypress over the years, he finds his latest visit to be the best.
"The golf courses have matured into quality, enjoyable layouts," stresses Leodora. "And the accommodations are second to none. There are a lot of places that provide comfortable resort golf. Grand Cypress provides an unforgettable golf experience."
The Grand Cypress episode begins airing September 1 and runs throughout the month on The Traveling Golfer Network ... including the new Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on www.travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, September 8 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4, and as part of the Inside Golf television show on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and Comcast SportsNet in Baltimore/Washington at the end of September.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video golf trips to some of the most exciting golf locations.
The Traveling Golfer appears as a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 15 years of experience in televised golf shows. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived on the home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.
A network of golf websites, of all sizes, has been created to host the show. The show has its own website - www.travelinggolfervideo.com. The network of additional websites includes www.golftalklive.net, the website of the award-winning GolfTalk Live radio show that also is hosted by Leodora. Affiliate websites that also air the show are www.thegolfdirector.com, www.myphillygolf.com, www.sportsnetwork.com, www.louguzzi.com, www.yetigolf.net, www.golfbuckscounty.com, www.phillygolffiles.com, www.playaroundgolf.net, www.awaywegogolf.com, mynegm.com, www.golfxpress72.com and americangolfer.blogspot.com.