Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Marriott Golf Promotes Free Family Golf Festival

Marriott Golf, one of the world’s premier golf operators, is once again reaching out to families all over the world promoting “togetherness in golf.”

Announcing the third annual International Family Golf Festival program, Marriott golf will host a year-long series of one-day family golf events taking place at thirty of their leading managed destinations throughout the world.

Commencing on May 1st, the Marriott International Family Golf Festival, which encourages parents and children to learn and play the game together, invites families to Marriott Golf properties for an afternoon of FREE golf instruction, clinics, fun activities, interactive golf games, family golf programs, chances to win a variety of prizes, and more. Last year, it was estimated that more than 5,000 family participants took part in this exciting program.

In addition, after 3 p.m., families and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program in which an estimated 10,000 parents and children participate each year.  The 2010 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties, from May through November:

Marriott Golf Property
Date of Event
La Iguana Golf Club
Herradura Bay, Costa Rica
May 1, 2010
Shadow Ridge Golf Club
Palm Desert, CA
May 22, 2010
Camelback Golf Club
Scottsdale, AZ
May 23, 2010
Crane’s Landing Golf Club
Lincolnshire, IL
May 23, 2010
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club
Orlando, FL
May 29, 2010
Cattails At MeadowView
Kingsport, TN
June 6, 2010
Son Antem Golf Club
Mallorca, Spain
June 12, 2010
Dalmahoy Country Club
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
June 20, 2010
Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
June 20, 2010
The Rookery at Marco
Naples, FL
June 26, 2010
Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Nr. Derby, Derbyshire, UK
June 27, 2010
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club
Lihue, HI
July, 10, 2010
Faldo Golf Institute
Orlando, FL
July 17, 2010
Grande Pines Golf Club
Orlando, FL
July 17, 2010
Hollins Hall Country Club
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
July 17, 2010
Meon Valley Country Club
Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK
August 8, 2010
Griffin Gate Golf Club
Lexington, KY
August 14, 2010
Westfields Golf Club
Clifton, VA
August 22, 2010
Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Meriden, Warwickshire, UK
August 28 & 29, 2010
Worsley Park Country Club
Worsley Park, Manchester, UK
August 28 & 29, 2010
St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
August 29, 2010
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club
St. Petersburg, FL
September 5, 2010
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club
Basseterre, St. Kitts
September 11, 2010
Wildfire Golf Club
Phoenix, AZ
September 12, 2010
Desert Springs Golf Resort
Palm Desert, CA
September 12, 2010
Tudor Park Country Club
Maidstone, Kent, UK
September 18, 2010
Willow Crest Golf Club
Oak Brook, IL
September 19, 2010
Stone Mountain Golf Club
Stone Mountain, GA
September 26, 2010
Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Miami, FL
October 30, 2010
Starr Pass Country Club
Tucson, AZ
November 21, 2010

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival is another effort by Marriott to promote family golf.  In 2005, Marriott Golf launched “Kids Golf-4-Free,” a first-of-its-kind program that 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 also 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.  This program, which is available at some of Marriott Golf’s most prestigious resort destinations worldwide, was complemented in 2007 by the “Kids Rent-4-Free” program, which provides kids 15 years old and under with a free rental set of Accu-Length clubs when they participate in the “Kids Golf-4-Free” program.

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 58 golf courses at 42 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.


Vince Spence said...

Can you imagine if every single golf course in America (private, daily fee or public) did this once per month?

Stacy said...

Agreed Vince. The game would grow in a "pure" form.