Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Marriott Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Family Golf Festival

Golfing Families & Newcomers of all Ages and Skill Levels Enjoy a FUN Day of FREE Golf Activities at its Resorts and Golf Courses Throughout the World

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Since debuting in 2007, and always under the guidance of PGA/LPGA Professionals, tens of thousands of golfers - encompassing boys & girls, cousins, parents and grandparents of all ages and abilities - have enjoyed playing the game of golf alongside their family members at Marriott International’s Family Golf Festivals.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this global player development initiative, golfers are once again invited to join their family members for a special day on the links, as Marriott Golf today announced the schedule for the 2017 Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival. On Tuesday, April 4th, La Iguana Golf Course in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica will host the first of 27 scheduled Family Golf Festivals on the 2017 calendar. These one-day family golf-themed events will take place at a premier collection of leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival is open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, and aligns with Marriott’s commitment to player development programs. Golfing families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for a an exciting line-up of fun-filled activities, highlighted by FREE golf instruction, clinics, interactive golf games, contests, family golf programs, prize giveaways and much more. Supervised by PGA Professionals, each respective venue offers a welcoming environment where entire families, including women, boys and girls, military veterans, parents and grandparents can learn and play the game together.

“Golf is a game that transcends generations, and we share a common commitment across our portfolio of resort lodging brands and golf courses to ensure the game is accessible for families to enjoy together,” said Brett Stark, Senior Director, Golf Marketing & eCommerce, Marriott Golf. “This is a fantastic player development initiative, and I congratulate everyone involved on 10 years of growth and excellence.”

In addition to core events at the one-day Family Golf Festival, after 3 p.m. adults can take advantage of special rates and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program. Launched in 2006, “Kids Golf-4-Free” enables kids up to 15-years old to golf for free when accompanied by a full paying adult after 3 p.m. In addition, Marriott Golf offers free lessons anytime to kids up to 15-years old when accompanied by an adult who is taking a fully paid lesson from a Marriott Golf instructor.

The 2017 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates:
La Iguana Golf Course
Playa Herradura, Costa Rica

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Palm Desert, CA

JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club
Scottsdale, AZ

Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Maidstone, Kent, UK

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands, UK

Cattails @ MeadowView Golf Course
Kingsport, TN

Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Meriden, Warwickshire, UK

Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club
Marriott Golf Academy
Orlando, FL

Stone Mountain Golf Club
Stone Mountain, GA

Marriott’s Orlando World Center Resort
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club
Orlando, FL

Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL

Royal St. Kitts Golf Club
Frigate Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies

Gaylord Springs Golf Links
Nashville, TN

Toftrees Golf Club
State College, PA

Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Morley, Derby, UK

Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Norwich, Norfolk, UK

JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort
Palm Desert, CA

Westfields Golf Club
Clifton, VA

Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Worsley Park, Manchester, UK

St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

Marriott’s Griffin Gate Golf Club
Lexington, KY

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Marco Island, FL

Son Antem Golf Club
Mallorca, Spain

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club
Phoenix, AZ

JW Marriott Starr Pass Country Club
Tucson, AZ

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