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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Package”

. . . Available May 5-8, The Package Includes Accommodations At The AAA Four-Diamond Resort & Tickets To The World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala 

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (February 2013) – If you are fan of professional golf, you should consider taking advantage of the “World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Package” that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida. The package includes two tickets for reserved seating at the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum Induction Ceremony on Monday, May 6, 2013, when five new members will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, including renowned golfers Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie. In addition, the package also includes: two tickets to the Induction Gala, which will be conducted in the museum and will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar; accommodations at the AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, which is located an easy walk right next door to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum; and breakfast-for-two daily at the resort. 

Joining Couples and Montgomerie in the World Golf Hall of Fame’s 2013 Induction Class are Ken Schofield, Willie Park Jr., and Ken Venturi. Schofield served as First Secretary and Executive Director of the European Tour. Park, a two-time Open Championship winner, joins his father in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi was a 14-time winner on the PGA TOUR, which included the 1964 U.S. Open. 

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort’s “World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Package,” which is available May 5-8, 2013, starts at $449 per room, per night, plus tax, based on two people in the room. The two-night package is from $579 per room for the 2-night stay, plus tax. For reservations, or for additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit . Reference promotional code ES7 when making the reservation. A limited number of rooms are available for the promotion, and the offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. The offer cannot be combined with any other offer, and is based on availability. Advanced reservations are required, and other restrictions may apply. 

“This is a great package for anyone who loves the game of golf,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “Our resort is ideally located right next to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and this package is a wonderful opportunity to experience a very special occasion. 

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of the Villagio Italian Grill; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas. 

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Guest rooms and suites feature 37” flat-panel screen LCD HDTV televisions, and the Marriott JackPack, which provides complete connectivity to the guests for laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and video game players. The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with an Asian feel, which includes rich red bed coverings, crisp white linens, along with a color scheme of warm neutral gold. Rooms also feature high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, an in-room safe, and in-room coffee. 

The resort also boasts a dramatic nine-story atrium lobby, which features a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies. 

Recreational options at the resort include two championship golf courses: the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy. 

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and explore historic St. Augustine. 

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy the area, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. The service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Spanish Quarter, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Flagler College, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, and a variety of water activities. 

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, which is an honor achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit

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