Golf News for Monday, October 3, 2005 | Resorts

$420 'Fall Swing' package at Omni Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Men shed their jackets and ties and don Polo shirts with the “Fall Swing” getaway at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, starting at $420* per person/per night through December 30, 2005.

From a lesson at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy to two rounds of golf and a golfer’s massage,and steak and cigars at David’s Club, guys have a “ball at rest” and “ball at play” in Orlando this fall.

“Fall Swing" Package -- $420* pero person/night
• 2 Rounds of Golf Featuring the International & National
• Golfer’s Massage at the Spa
• Lesson at David Leadbetter Golf Academy
• “Bagpiper” Bourbons
• Steak & Cigars at David’s Club
• Spacious Accommodations

Revamping their game, gentleman strike off the weekend with a lesson at the world headquarters of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy where the highly personalized training may only be topped off by the surprise arrival of golf greats such as Nick Price swooping down in a helicopter or Ernie Els training with Leadbetter himself on any given day. Golf enthusiasts are guaranteed individual training with no more than four students per instructor.

After a little one-on-one attention, die hard golfers prepare to test their mettle on both traditional and links-style courses with two rounds of golf, featuring two Greg Norman-designs - - the National and International. A challenging American-style course, the National is a scenic showcase boasting four consecutive holes - - No. 7 through No.10 - - lined with lush orange groves. With bagpipers playing at the 10th tee during sunset, the International offers links style golf that is hauntingly reminiscent of the British Isles, yet is surrounded by southern woodlands and wetlands. After a day of pitching and putting, guys swagger to the full service European-style spa for a customized Golfer’s massage to loosen sore muscles, release toxins, relieve stress and stimulate circulation in troubled areas.

Teeing off the evening by lounging at David’s Club, guys dive into succulent steaks and “bagpiper bourbons” before heading to the game room for a contending good time. While boasting over a won game of pool, poker, chess or darts, men puff on Macanudo Crystal Cigars on the cigar terrace. For guys who can’t get enough excitement, a personal concierge arranges every whim from a nighttime challenge on Champions 9, the nine-hole/par 3 golf course, to taxi services to hear jazz luminaries, dueling pianos and comedians at CityWalk and Pleasure Island.

To plan a ‘Fall Swing’ weekend getaway call Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
(407) 390-6664, (800) THE-OMNI or visit

*Per room, per night based on double occupancy; based on availability; subject to change. $1, 680 total with taxes and gratuities not included.