Golf News for Monday, March 24, 2014 | Events

Marriott Golf announces 2014 Family Golf Festival event schedule

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Family, Fun and Free Golf...Golfers of all ages and abilities are invited to join their family members and experience the true meaning of "family togetherness on the links," as Marriott Golf today announced the schedule for the 7th Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival. These one-day family golf-themed events, which will take place at 28 leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world, teed off domestically at Falcon's Fire Golf Club in Kississmee, Fla., on Saturday, March 15, 2014, and internationally at Son Antem Golf Club in Spain on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival, open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, supports the PGA of America's dynamic player development programming, while offering a welcoming environment where women, children, siblings, parents, grandparents and friends 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.

"Growing the game is vital for the entire golf industry and we believe our Marriott Golf family-based programming is ideal for bringing newcomers into the sport, while promoting togetherness on the course, which is essential in today's fast-paced family environment," said Jim Keane, Senior Director of Operations, Marriott Golf.

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. Launched in 2006, "Kids Golf-4-Free" is 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.

The 2014 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates throughout the year:

Property Name Location Date
Falcon's Fire Golf Club Kissimmee, FL 3/15/2014
Son Antem Golf Club Mallorca, Spain 3/30/2014
La Iguana Golf Club Herradura Bay, Costa Rica 4/5/2014
Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK 4/14/2014
Stone Mountain Golf Club Stone Mountain, GA 5/4/2014
Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Meriden, Warwickshire, UK 5/11/2014
Grande Vista Golf Club / Marriott Golf Academy
Orlando, FL 5/17/2014
Grande Pines Golf Club Orlando, FL 5/17/2014
Crane's Landing Golf Club Lincolnshire, IL 5/18/2014
Camelback Golf Club Scottsdale, AZ 5/18/2014
Hawk's Landing Golf Club Orlando, FL 5/24/2014
Cattails Golf Course Kingsport, TN 6/1/2014
Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Maidstone, Kent, UK 6/22/2014
Toftrees Golf Club State College, PA 6/29/2014
Shadow Ridge Golf Club Palm Desert, CA 7/5/2014
Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Norwich, Norfolk, UK 7/13/2014
Gaylord Springs Golf Links Nashville, TN 7/19/2014
Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 8/2-8/3/2014
Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Worsley Park, Manchester, UK 8/3/2014
Westfields Golf Club Clifton, VA 8/17/2014
The Rookery at Marco Naples, FL 8/23/2014
St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Monmouthshire, Wales, UK 8/23-8/24/14
Griffin Gate Golf Club Lexington, KY 8/24/2014
Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK 8/24/2014
Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Nr. Derby, Derbyshire, UK 8/30/2014
Desert Springs Golf Resort Palm Desert, CA 9/28/2014
Wildfire Golf Club Phoenix, AZ 10/19/2014
Starr Pass Country Club Tucson, AZ 12/14/2014

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 60 golf courses at 44 locations in 13 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 www.marriottgolf.com.