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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Now Offering "Golfers Getaway Package"

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (December 2006) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, located next to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, is now offering a great “Golfers Getaway Package.” Available through April 14, 2007, the package includes accommodations for three nights, a round of golf-for-two on both of the resort’s championship courses (King & Bear and Slammer & Squire), a one-hour lesson-for-two at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, two tickets to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and two tickets to play the Hall of Fame’s real grass 18-hole championship putting course. In addition, the package includes two tickets to try the 132-yard Challenge Hole, surrounded by water and modeled after the celebrated 17th Hole of the Stadium Course at Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass.

Based on double occupancy, the rate for the package:  from January 1-February 10, 2007, is from $643; from February 11-28, 2007, is from $776; from March 1-31, 2007, is from $802; and from April 1-14, 2007, is from $776. There may be a surcharge on holidays or weekends.

Set in the heart of the beautifully landscaped, 6,300-acre World Golf Village, the luxurious Renaissance Resort has been named to Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s “Top 100 Golf Resorts” list, and to Golf Digest magazine’s list of the “75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.” The resort also is a recipient of Meetings & Conventions magazine’s “Gold Tee Award,” given annually to the world’s finest golf resort properties, and its King & Bear course has been recognized by Golfweek as one of  “America’s Top 100 Resort Courses.”

Among the many resort offerings are two extraordinary 18-hole championship courses that were designed by the legends of the game. King & Bear is the only course in the world designed jointly by Arnold Palmer (“The King”) and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus. This picturesque 7,279-yard course features loblolly pines and open meadows on the front nine, impressive 200-year-old oak trees throughout the back nine, and lakes edged with large coquina rocks. 

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Slammer & Squire is named for legendary Hall of Famers “Slammin” Sam Snead and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. They partnered with architect Bobby Weed to create this impressive par 72 tree-lined course which features gentle rolling fairways and challenging lakes. The 6,939-yard course is distinguished by memorable par 3’s, and for its preservation of the woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty of St. Augustine.

Both courses feature such on-course amenities as chilled apples on the first and tenth holes, complimentary range balls, and Global Positioning System (GPS) in every cart.

Guests of The Renaissance also have access to PGA TOUR Golf Academy, which offers of full schedule of golf schools and private lessons, and features expansive practice facilities, including a 2,700-square-foot learning center with all-weather hitting bays and multiple covered tee areas. Programs utilize the game’s modern learning tools, including several state-of-the-art video analysis systems.

In addition to being a golfers paradise, The Renaissance Resort boasts a wealth of additional recreational options that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike. Guests are able to enjoy a 24-hour health club and sauna, large swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, the Little Legends professionally-supervised child activity program, billiard room, 24-hour business center, jogging trails, and full-service concierge.

Just a chip shot from the resort, guests will find the remarkable World Golf Hall of Fame, an IMAX® Theater, the championship putting course, and The Challenge Hole.

Guests taking advantage of the package also have privileges at Serenata Beach Club, Florida’s premier private oceanfront club. Combining European grace with Caribbean charm, the exclusive club offers access to miles of sparkling Atlantic beach, and features a Mediterranean-style clubhouse, an adult pool with dedicated lap lanes, a heated family pool with 12-foot waterfall, a kid’s play pool with fun water features, a fitness center, spa services, and a child activity program.

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Yet another option for guests is the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra. Located within the World Golf Village community of Laterra, just a short complimentary ride from The Renaissance Resort, the world-class spa offers a wealth of services, ranging from soothing aromatherapy and invigorating deep tissue massages to signature skincare services and rejuvenating body treatments.

While the many resort offerings are impressive, accommodations at The Renaissance are first-class too. Appointed with European accents and providing wonderful views overlooking the Village’s picturesque lake and golf courses, the hotel offers the finest in-room amenities. These include high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, executive desk, wet bar, refrigerator, two televisions, iron and ironing board, in-room coffee, and hair dryers.

The lobby of the 10-story resort is also striking, with a towering open atrium complete with running streams, a cascading waterfall and exotic 30-foot palms. Natural limestone, marble and granite floors in the lobby set the stage for a grand resort.

When visiting the resort, you also have the opportunity to explore beautiful St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city. Founded in 1565, the area is rich with Spanish architecture, with charming cobblestone streets and many fascinating historical sites. Guests can visit the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and the nation’s Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. St. Augustine offers sightseeing trolleys, charter boats, and an array of water sports.

For more information on The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, or for reservations, call 1-888-740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit

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