Golf News for Friday, July 12, 2013 | Travel

PGA of America's Deluxe VIP PGA Grand Slam Experience package

It's a golf getaway like no other, offering one of the most fascinating spectator experiences in all of sports, with the opportunity to see golf's four major winners (The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship) up close in a competition to determine the 2013 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Champion.

With a breadth of amenities, The PGA of America's Deluxe VIP PGA Grand Slam Experience package features a six-night excursion for golf travelers to the beautiful island of Bermuda to play multiple rounds of golf, while gaining exclusive access to a season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult requirement in the game - a Major Championship victory.

The 31st PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which returns to the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, Oct. 14-16, has featured past champions such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. U.S. Open Champion Justin Rose and Masters Champion Adam Scott - both first-time major winners - make up the first half of this year's elite foursome, and will be joined by the winners of the Open Championship, July 18-21, at Muirfield, Scotland, and the PGA Championship, Aug. 8-11, at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.

The island of Bermuda, which boasts seven spectacular golf courses, will play host to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for the seventh consecutive year. The PGA of America's Deluxe VIP PGA Grand Slam Experience golf package features six nights of luxury accommodations at The Fairmont Southampton; multiple rounds of golf; breakfast daily; three days admission to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf; daily transfers to/from the hotel to Port Royal and transportation to and from the Bermuda airport.

Highlighting this package is exclusive access to the PGA Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, Oct. 13, and an invitation to the exclusive Champions Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 15, where guests will experience a fireside chat with the four Major Champions and then enjoy a spectacular dinner. In addition, the Deluxe VIP PGA Grand Slam Experience package includes one round of golf at Turtle Hill at Fairmont Southampton Golf Club, and one round of golf at Port Royal Golf Course on Friday, Oct. 18, where the four Major Champions will battle it out earlier in the week.

The package price is $2,000 per person, including tax, based on double occupancy. Golfers interested in purchasing the getaway packages from The PGA of America can visit www.premiergolf.com or call 1-866-260-4409.

The PGA of America is also offering the PGA Grand Slam Experience package, which includes four nights of accommodations at the Fairmount Southampton; breakfast daily; transportation to and from the Bermuda airport to the Fairmont Southampton; three days admission to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf; and daily tournament transportation. The package price, including tax, is $785 per person, based on double occupancy.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the season-ending showcase event that boasts the most difficult qualification requirement in the game - a major championship - will be televised by TNT to a worldwide audience.

Port Royal Golf Course joins the Bermuda Department of Tourism and the Fairmont Southampton as the official hotel site for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. The 6,842-yard, par-71 course is a public facility that opened for play in 1970.

About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion-dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.

About Bermuda
Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. The island has more golf courses per square mile than anywhere in the world and the pleasant climate allows for a round of play any month of the year, no matter the season. Each of its breathtaking courses features a blend of turquoise ocean views, rolling hills and humbling challenges. For more information, please visit www.bermudatourism.com or call 1-800-BERMUDA.

Contact:
Courtney Ennis
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