Golf News for Friday, August 23, 2013 | Resorts

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa debuts TourAcademy Golf & Fitness Program

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Golfers can get in the best shape of their lives while learning or improving their golf skills at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, which is introducing its new TOURAcademy Golf & Fitness Program.

This program, available only at Omni La Costa, combines expert golf instruction from its well-established TOURAcademy with the fitness and wellness expertise of the award-winning Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) - two of the special offerings available at Southern California's only GOLF Magazine Gold Medal Resort. The certified instructors at the TOURAcademy will take the student's game to the next level while PFC's comprehensive and life-changing exercise, nutrition, and wellness program help them meet their weight-loss and fitness goals.

Designed for all golfers, beginners to low-handicappers, each day starts with high-energy workouts at PFC's state-of-the-art Omni La Costa facility. Throughout their stay, participants enjoy healthy, gourmet cuisine prepared by the resort's culinary team.

The PFC weight-loss program has helped thousands reach their fitness goals by tailoring individualized programs incorporating daily caloric needs to favorite exercises. The expert staff ensures health and wellness success by teaching proper nutrition, exercise, motivation, and personal accountability. And the proprietary program continues at home, with on-line assistance for staying on track to reach long-term results.

In the afternoon, guests move to Omni La Costa's championship golf courses to work with top golf professionals on a custom-designed course of instruction. The TOURAcademy mixes expert personalized instruction with state-of-the-art technology to help every golfer identify his or her strengths and improvement areas, learn ball-flight laws, correct mechanics, and ensure proper club fitting. From start to finish, the name of the game is game improvement.

Along with everything mentioned The TOURAcademy Golf & Fitness Program includes:

• Spacious room at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
• Gourmet healthy meals and snacks (3 meals and 2 snacks per day of stay) curriculum
• Complete baseline health and fitness evaluation with blood work and Polar Heart Rate Monitor
• Half-day fitness training and education classes
• The Real Life Transformation 12-week at-home coaching program complete with book, meal and fitness plans
• All golf instruction
• 18 holes of golf at one of Omni La Costa's legendary championship golf courses, Champions or Legends

Single occupancy rate is $4,945 per week; double occupancy is $3,945 per person, per week.

Omni La Costa is about to complete a second major renovation project on its award-winning courses, completing a long-range golf-renewal project at the iconic championship venue. Under the direction of Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Design - which remodeled La Costa's Champions Course in 2011 - the renovated Legends Course is to reopen in late 2013.

For more information about the TOUR Academy Golf & Fitness Program, call (855) 732-0032 or visit www.premierfitnesscamp.com.

About La Costa Resort and Spa
Nestled among the beautiful coastal foothills of Carlsbad, Calif., north of San Diego, La Costa Resort and Spa boasts the 43,000 square-foot Spa at La Costa, 552 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms and 76 deluxe one- and two-bedroom suites, a Clubhouse with a fitness center, two acclaimed restaurants - Legends and BlueFire Grill, two championship golf courses and a 17-court tennis center. The entire resort, linked by walkways and washed in color by lush vegetation and gardens, enjoys a village-like ambience. For more information on La Costa Resort and Spa, call (800) 854-5000 or visit www.lacosta.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit www.omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About PGA TOUR Experiences
Golf Experiences, LLC, operating as PGA TOUR Experiences, is an official retail licensee of PGA TOUR, Inc. Based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., PGA TOUR Experiences has been the primary source for quality golf vacations, PGA TOUR tournament packages, corporate outings, and TOURAcademy golf schools and junior camps since 2006. PGA TOUR Experiences offers stay and play golf packages at some of today's premier destinations, including the PGA TOUR's own TPC Network, so that you can walk the same fairways and enjoy the same personal attention as the TOUR professionals do. To learn more about PGA TOUR Experiences, visit www.pgatourexperiences.com.

About the TOURAcademy
The TOURAcademy game-improvement schools provide personalized instruction and skill development programs for golf enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels. Located at such highly-desirable locations as TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa and World Golf Village (site of the original PGA TOUR Academy), the TOURAcademy strives to provide the highest quality experience for its students through its "4 Cornerstones of Improvement" philosophy--instruction, club fitting, fitness, and mental conditioning. Programs range from single and multi-day golf schools, private lessons and junior camps to specialty clinics and corporate events (TOURAcademy on the Road). To learn more about the TOURAcademy, visit www.touracademy.com.

About PFC Fitness Camp PFC Fitness Camp is a world-class live-in fitness resort, led by a team of the nation's top experts in the health and wellness industry. Dedicated to providing unprecedented, personalized experiences for each guest, PFC Fitness Camp offers specially designed fitness programs to deliver immediate and lasting weight loss results through sustainable mental and physical lifestyle choices.

For more information please visit us at www.premierfitnesscamp.com.

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Ed Vyeda
Hunter Public Relations-West
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