Golf News for Monday, July 29, 2013 | Instruction

"Get Schooled & Stay Cool" at Marriott Golf Academy locations

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As golfers seek alternatives for summer fun, the new Marriott Golf Academy, with locations at Marriott's Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott's Shadow Ridge resort in Palm Desert, Calif., debuted "Get Schooled & Stay Cool" at Marriott Golf Academy, available now through September 30, 2013. This 3-day summer golf school package, which includes lodging, provides avid golfers and golfing families with a golf instructional experience at two of the finest golf and resort destinations in the U.S. Each resort features luxurious and fully equipped one- or two-bedroom villa accommodations, access to refreshing pools, and a fully air conditioned indoor swing studio, to help all golfers beat the heat. Further, golfers and families seeking to extend their trip will receive preferred rates at each location.

Marriott Golf Academy℠ offers a wide range of expert instructional programming for golfers of all skills levels, from low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage to newcomers seeking an introductory golf experience that is matched to their needs. The "Get Schooled & Stay Cool" at Marriott Golf Academy℠ 3-day summer golf school is taught at a maximum 4-to-1 ratio to ensure each student receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves and includes 12 hours of golf instruction where you'll learn techniques for your full swing, essential areas of the short game and practice techniques to help you successfully transfer your skills to the golf course.

Additionally, the 3-day golf school includes a Club Fitter's Workshop™ equipment evaluation, unlimited access to championship golf and practice facilities, video swing analysis with access to the web-based Alumni Clubhouse, and daily lunch with the golf instructor.

Located in highly desirable destinations, Marriott Golf Academy℠, which is based at two acclaimed Marriott Vacation Club resorts, offers a breadth of golf instructional programs, all offering spacious and luxurious one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, fully equipped with all the comforts of home and complemented by an assortment of on-site amenities and activities for golf groups, couples or the entire family.

The Orlando based location, adjacent to Marriott's Grande Vista resort, boasts a 35-acre instructional facility offering full swing and short game areas, a 9-hole golf course, Swing Analysis Studio, Club Fitter's Workshop™, and is adjacent to Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club, which provides the perfect 18-hole championship golf experience for students. The Marriott Golf Academy℠, located just minutes away from the family attractions exclusive to Orlando, serves as the ultimate family vacation destination.

Marriott's Shadow Ridge resort is located in the scenic Coachella Valley, a popular international destination for golf aficionados set against the beautiful backdrop of the snow-capped Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert, Calif. The golf resort, which boasts luxurious villa accommodations and unmatched amenities for the whole family, is complemented by a world-class practice facility, a state-of-the-art swing studio, Club Fitter's Workshop™ and an 18-hole championship golf course. This beautiful and peaceful valley is often referred to as the "golf capital of the world" because of its ideal playing conditions and abundance of courses.

In addition to the "Get Schooled & Stay Cool" package, consumers can take advantage of introductory pricing and additional discounts on 3-day golf schools without lodging, 2-day golf schools with or without lodging and 3-hour sessions.

For information on the "Get Schooled & Stay Cool" at Marriott Golf Academy℠ summer golf school package, and other programs at Marriott Golf Academy℠, please visit http://www.marriottgolfacademy.com/get-schooled-introductory-pricing.html or call 855-642-2369.

About Marriott Golf Academy℠
With locations in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif., Marriott Golf Academy combines the world-class service and hospitality of Marriott with expert instructional programming. From low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage, to newcomers to the game seeking an introductory program that is matched to their needs, Marriott Golf Academy℠ offers program for the entire family, at two desirable Marriott Vacation Club destinations. For more information on all programs and packages offered by Marriott Golf Academy℠, golfers should call 855-642-2369, or visit www.marriottgolfacademy.com.

About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a global leader in vacation ownership with over 416,000 Owners, a diverse portfolio of 54 resorts and more than 11,800 timeshare villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit www.marriottvacationclub.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MarriottVacClub and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marriottvacationclub.

Contact:
Ari Edelman (aedelman@mastrocomm.com)
Mastro Communications, Inc. @ 732-469-5700