It really is good to see Marriott Golf step up and support both the PGA and LPGA tour events. This is good for Golf and what is good for Golf is good for Golfers. Marriott resorts is where I have played a lot of Business Golf. I am sure this announcement is going to generate a greater number of rounds of business golf at these facilities. Let me know how I can help.
ORLANDO, Fla., February 18, 2011…Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, is proud to announce that they will be hosting three professional tour events in 2011, including two PGA TOUR World Golf Championship showcase events, along with a prestigious LPGA tournament. The two PGA TOUR events, which will be televised on NBC and The Golf Channel respectively, and the LPGA event, which be televised on The Golf Channel, mark the first time Marriott Golf has hosted three professional championships in a calendar year.
On the PGA TOUR, Marriott Golf will host the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship, taking place February 23-27 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.
This high profile event will be followed by the World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship, to be held March 10-13 at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, Fla. This event, now in its 49th year, is the longest continuously running PGA TOUR event in Florida.
The third professional event in the Marriott Golf portfolio is the LPGA’s RR Donnelley Founders Cup, taking place March 16-21 at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
“The entire team at Marriott Golf, from the property level to corporate, is very excited to showcase our first-class golf courses and resorts to the world, while challenging the game’s best golfers in three high profile championship events,” said Claye Atcheson, Vice President, Marriott Golf. “Doral has always been considered one of the game’s premier professional golf venues, Dove Mountain has become a popular PGA TOUR destination, and we are excited to host the new RR Donnelley Founders Cup event at Wildfire, where we expect players and fans alike to have an amazing experience.”
About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 59 golf courses at 43 locations in 12 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.