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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “Free Golf Package”

. . . AAA Four-Diamond Resort Also Provides Complimentary Transportation To The Historic Sites of St. Augustine; The Resort With No Resort Fees

 JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (June 2013) – If you are a golfer, you should check out the Free Golf Package that the AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida is offering. The package at the Northeast Florida resort includes a free round of golf on the resort’s popular Slammer & Squire championship course (just steps from The Renaissance Resort) or renowned King & Bear championship course (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus), as well as overnight accommodations in a deluxe guest room. The resort, which is adjacent to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame – the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players with fun interactive exhibits and historic golf artifacts -- was named one of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s “2012 Readers’ Poll.” 

Making the package even more appealing is that the resort also provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. This 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. 

In addition, resort guests benefit from no resort fees and complimentary self-parking. 

The “Free Golf Package” starts at $169 per room, per night, plus tax for one golfer, or from $189 per room, per night, plus tax for two golfers in the room. For guests who opt to play on the King & Bear course, there is a $10 per golfer upcharge. The package is available through September 15, 2013, based on availability, with a limited number of rooms available for this promotion. Advanced reservations are required, and the offer cannot be combined with any other offer and does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Blackout dates may apply, and other restrictions may apply.  

For reservations for the “Free Golf Package,” or for additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit , or specifically . Reference promotional code Z81 when making the reservation. 

“What golfer doesn’t love to hear the words ‘Free Golf’?,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “It is a very appealing package for any golfer, and the resort has an ideal location adjacent to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and just steps from a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole (patterned after the famed hole at TPC Sawgrass), and from the World Golf Hall of Fame’s real grass 18-hole championship putting course. The resort really is a golfer’s dream.” 

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 Grille; 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 fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque 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. 

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

In addition to the resort’s two championship golf courses, 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 fitness center, sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests also are an easy walk to 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 also have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, visit nearby beaches, and enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls. 

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. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8696, or visit

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PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos of the resort are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.