Golf News for Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Travel

Aviara Golf Club in San Diego, California offers stay-and-play package

In celebration of the 2013 Kia Classic (March 18-24), Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort announced an exclusive stay-and-play package and opportunity to win a Grand Prize vacation that includes a Pro-Am spot at the 2014 Kia Classic. The "Play Where the Pros Play" package offers guests a unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the world's best female golfers on the championship golf course and experience the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort's world-class service, amenities and facilities, including four acclaimed on-site restaurants, full-service spa, swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness center.

"We're thrilled to be the first Hyatt property to host a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour event and anticipate that the 2013 Kia Classic will be a tremendous success," said Renny Brown, Director of Golf at Aviara Golf Club. "We're equally excited to welcome golf fans to the resort and provide them a unique opportunity to play our Arnold Palmer-designed, championship course."

Aviara's "Play Where the Pros Play" package is offered now through the end of the year and is priced at a starting rate of $595. Guests who book the package will also be entered to win a Grand Prize vacation with roundtrip airfare for two, one night accommodations in a Park Suite, all meals throughout the resort's four restaurants, a Pro-Am spot for two in the 2014 Kia Classic and more. The package includes:

• One night accommodations for two in a Park Suite
• Unlimited golf for two at Aviara Golf Club*
• Lunch at Argyle Steakhouse
• Aviara Golf Club/Kia Classic valuables pouch with two sleeves of logoed golf balls
• Entry into drawing to win Grand Prize vacation and entry for two in 2014 Kia Classic Pro-Am

*First round of golf may be booked 90 days prior to arrival, each additional round is to be booked on day of play of first round based on availability.

Named by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best resort golf courses in America and the No.1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Aviara Golf Club overlooks the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon ecological reserve and is the only San Diego golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Aviara features a memorable par 72 coastal layout that stretches 7,007 yards and is uniquely sculpted around rolling hillsides, native wildflowers, and plenty of bunker and water challenges. Hole after hole, Aviara golf stimulates the senses with colorful flowers and flora and then sneaks in an ocean view hole just to ensure you'll never forget this magnificent Park Hyatt golf experience. The elegant two-story, 32,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial clubhouse features a bar, cozy lounge with fireplace and the adjoining Argyle Steakhouse with indoor and outdoor balcony seating. Showers, locker rooms, an upscale golf shop, driving range and an oversized practice putting green round out all the Aviara experience.

The Kia Classic will be played at Aviara Golf Club on March 18-24 and include a field of 144 of the top female golfers in the world, including Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer, Se Ri Pak and defending champion, Yani Tseng, competing for a $1.7 million purse. This is the first time a Hyatt property has hosted a PGA or LPGA event.

For more information on Aviara Golf Club or to book the "Play Like the Pros" package, visit or call Park Hyatt Aviara Resort at 760.448.1234.

About Park Hyatt Aviara
Secluded amidst 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys within the master-planned community of Aviara, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort provides an appealing setting for any function. The resort's Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each of the 329 spacious guest rooms - including 44 suites - features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities, from acclaimed dining at four on-site restaurants, to a full-service spa, swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf course. See for more information.