Golf News for Monday, May 13, 2013 | Events

Marriott Golf's sixth annual International Family Golf Festival

ORLANDO, Fla. -- To support player development programs while encouraging families to tee it up together, Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, announced the full schedule for the 6th Annual International Family Golf Festival program. This year-long series of one-day family golf events will take place at 32 leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world. La Iguana Golf Club in Costa Rica kicked off this year's festivities as the first international property to host an event, while Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be the first domestic property to host an event on May 19.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival, open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, offers a welcoming environment where parents and children can learn and play the game together. Families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for a fun-filled afternoon of FREE golf instruction, clinics, exciting activities, interactive golf games, family golf programs, chances to win a variety of prizes, and so much more! Each year, thousands of families take part in this exciting year-long program.

In addition, after 3 p.m., families and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf's "Kids Golf-4-Free" program in which an estimated 10,000 parents and children participate each year. The 2013 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates throughout the year:

Property Name - Location - Date
La Iguana Golf Club - Herradura Bay, Costa Rica - 5/12/2013
Camelback Golf Club - Scottsdale, AZ - 5/19/2013
Hawk's Landing Golf Club - Orlando, FL - 5/25/2013
Cattails Golf Course - Kingsport, TN - 6/2/2013
Stone Mountain Golf Club - Stone Mountain, GA - 6/2/2013
MetroWest Golf Club - Orlando, FL - 6/9/2013
St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Monmouthshire, Wales, UK - 6/9/2013
Toftrees Golf Club - State College, PA - 6/23/2013
Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Maidstone, Kent, UK - 6/30/2013
Kauai Lagoons Golf Club - Lihue, HI - 7/13/2013
Gaylord Springs Golf Links - Nashville, TN - 7/13/2013
Grande Vista Golf Club - Orlando, FL - 7/20/2013
Grande Pines Golf Club - Orlando, FL - 7/20/2013
Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK - 7/28/2013
Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - 8/2-8/6/2013
Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK - 8/4/2013
The Rookery at Marco - Naples, FL - 8/17/2013
Westfields Golf Club - Clifton, VA - 8/18/2013
Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Nr. Derby, Derbyshire, UK - 8/18/2013
Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Meriden, Warwickshire, UK - 8/18/2013
Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Worsley Park, Manchester, UK - 8/24/2013
Griffin Gate Golf Club - Lexington, KY - 8/25/2013
Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club - Norwich, Norfolk, UK - 8/25/2013
Son Antem Golf Club - Mallorca, Spain - 9/14/2013
Willow Crest Golf Club - Oak Brook, IL - 9/22/2013
Desert Springs Golf Resort - Palm Desert, CA - 9/29/2013
Crane's Landing Golf Club - Lincolnshire, IL - 9/29/2013
Wildfire Golf Club - Phoenix, AZ - 9/29/2013
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes - Orlando, FL - 10/5/2013
Falcon's Fire Golf Club - Kissimmee, FL - 11/2/2013
Shadow Ridge Golf Club - Palm Desert, CA - 12/7/2013
Starr Pass Country Club - Tucson, AZ - 12/15/2013

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival is another effort by Marriott to promote family golf. In 2006, Marriott Golf launched "Kids Golf-4-Free," a first-of-its-kind program that enables kids up to 15 years old to golf for free when accompanied by a full paying adult after 3 p.m. In addition, Marriott Golf offers free lessons anytime to kids up to 15 years old when accompanied by an adult who is taking a fully paid lesson from a Marriott Golf instructor.

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 58 golf courses at 43 locations in 12 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world's premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises. For more information, visit

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