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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “Stay and Ride TPC Package”

. . . Available May 9-12, The Package Includes Accommodations At The AAA Four-Diamond Resort & Admission Tickets To THE PLAYERS Championship Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (February 2013) – If you are planning to attend the PGA Tour’s 2013 THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in May, you should consider taking advantage of the “Stay and Ride TPC Package” that is being offered by The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine. Conveniently located a short drive from the tournament, the AAA Four-Diamond Northeast Florida resort is located in lush World Golf Village, adjacent to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, which will induct five new members (including renowned golfers Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie) as the Class of 2013 on May 6, 2013. Widely considered the “unofficial fifth major of the 2013 PGA schedule,” THE PLAYERS Championship will feature top golfers from around the world who will compete for the prestigious trophy. 

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort’s “Stay and Ride TPC Package” includes: accommodations (for up to 4 people in the room); two one-day grounds admission tickets to THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament; and direct shuttle service to and from the golf tournament. Available for stays from May 9-12, 2013, the package starts at $249 per room, per night, plus tax. 

For reservations, or for additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit . Reference promotional code TRS when making the reservation. A limited number of rooms are available for the promotion, and the offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. The offer cannot be combined with any other offer, and is based on availability. Advanced reservations are required. 

“The ‘Stay and Ride TPC Package’ is a great way to experience the incredible PLAYERS Championship golf tournament,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “In addition to attending the tournament, you can walk right next door from our resort to experience the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, and you also can experience charming and historic downtown St. Augustine.”

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of the Villagio Italian Grill; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas. 

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Guest rooms and suites feature 37” flat-panel screen LCD HDTV televisions, and the Marriott JackPack, which provides complete connectivity to the guests for laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and video game players. The rooms and suites feature a contemporary design with an Asian feel, which includes rich red bed coverings, crisp white linens, along with a color scheme of warm neutral gold. Rooms also feature high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, an in-room safe, and in-room coffee. 

The resort also boasts a dramatic nine-story atrium lobby, which features a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies. 

Recreational options at the resort include two championship golf courses: the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls, and explore historic St. Augustine. 

To make it easy for its guests to enjoy the area, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. The service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Spanish Quarter, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Flagler College, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, and a variety of water activities. 

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, which is an honor achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit

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 PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos of the resort are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.