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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Offering "Super Summer Getaway Package"

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (July 2006) – The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, located next to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, is offering a special "Super Summer Getaway Package." Available through September 30, 2006, the package includes luxury accommodations, two breakfasts, two tickets to the World Golf Hall of Fame, 10 percent off of the PGA TOUR Golf Academy, 10 percent off of services at the PGA TOUR Spa Laterra, and exclusive discounts to the St. Augustine Outlet Mall (worth $100s in savings). The package is available for Sunday-Thursday stays at rates from $149 per room, per night, and is based on double occupancy, according to the resort's General Manager Mark Schwantner.

In addition to the new package, the resort just announced that it is offering a special "Summer Delight Rate" from $129 per room, per night, through September 30, 2006. The rate is available Sunday-Thursday only, and is based on availability.

The resort also continues to offer its popular "Florida Champions Golf Package," which includes deluxe accommodations, golf cart and greens fees on the resort's renowned King & Bear or popular Slammer & Squire course, club storage, admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame and its IMAX® Theater, and one hour of use of the resort's professional indoor Full Swing golf simulator. Through September 30, 2006, for Sunday-Thursday night stays, the "Florida Champions Golf Package" is from $156 per person, per night. Rates are based on double occupancy, and the taxes are included.

Set in the heart of the beautifully landscaped, 6,300-acre World Golf Village, the luxurious Renaissance Resort was recently named to Condé Nast Traveler magazine's "Top 100 Golf Resorts" list, and to Golf Digest magazine's list of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America." The resort also received Meetings & Conventions magazine's "Gold Tee Award," given annually to the world's finest golf resort properties, and its King & Bear course was named by Golfweek to its list of "America's Top 100 Resort Courses in 2005."

Among the many resort offerings are two extraordinary 18-hole championship courses that were designed by the legends of the game. King & Bear is the only course in the world designed jointly by Arnold Palmer ("The King") and Jack "The Bear" Nicklaus. This picturesque 7,279-yard course features loblolly pines and open meadows on the front nine, and impressive 200-year-old oak trees throughout the back nine. The signature features of the course include its placid lakes edged with large coquina rocks, and the striking incorporation of rock into several bunkers and cart paths.

Slammer & Squire is named for legendary Hall of Famers "Slammin'" Sam Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen. They partnered with architect Bobby Weed to create this impressive par 72 tree-lined course which features gentle rolling fairways and challenging lakes. The 6,939-yard course is distinguished by memorable par 3's, and for its preservation of the woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty of St. Augustine.

Both courses feature chilled apples on the first and tenth holes, complimentary range balls, and Global Positioning System (GPS) in every cart.

Guests of the Renaissance have access to PGA TOUR Golf Academy, which offers a full schedule of golf schools and private lessons, and features expansive practice facilities, including a 2,700-square-foot learning center with all-weather hitting bays and multiple covered tee areas. Programs use a variety of the game's modern learning tools, including several state-of-the-art video analysis systems.

In addition to being a golfer's paradise, The Renaissance Resort boasts a wealth of additional recreational options that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike. Guests are able to enjoy a 24-hour health club and sauna, large swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, the Little Legends professionally-supervised child activity program, billiard room, 24-hour business center, jogging trails, and full-service concierge.

Just a chip shot from the resort, guests will find the World Golf Hall of Fame, an IMAX® Theater, and an 18-hole championship putting course. The 132-yard Challenge Hole, modeled after the 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, is surrounded by water and is just steps from the hotel.

For guests who wish to experience the beach, you have the perfect opportunity since Renaissance Resort guests have privileges at Serenata Beach Club, a private oceanfront club. Combining European grace with Caribbean charm, the exclusive club offers access to miles of sparkling Atlantic beach, a Mediterranean-style clubhouse, a 4,000-square-foot adult pool with lap lanes, a family pool with 12-foot waterfall, a kid's play pool, a fitness center, spa services, and a children's program.

Yet another option for guests is PGA TOUR Spa Laterra. Located just a short complimentary ride from the Renaissance, the world-class spa offers a wealth of services, ranging from soothing aromatherapy and invigorating deep tissue massages to skincare services and rejuvenating body treatments. The Spa features a picturesque Garden Sanctuary, tranquil reflection pond, waterfalls, and streams.

Accommodations at The Renaissance are first-class too. Appointed with European accents and providing views overlooking the lake and golf courses, rooms feature high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, desk, wet bar, two televisions, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, in-room coffee, and hair dryers.

The lobby of the 10-story resort is also striking, with a towering open atrium with running streams, a cascading waterfall and exotic 30-foot palms. Natural limestone, marble and granite floors in the lobby set the stage for a grand resort.

Visiting the resort also provides the opportunity to explore St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. Founded in 1565, the area is rich with Spanish architecture, with charming cobblestone streets and such historical sites as the Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and the nation's Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse.

For more information, call 1-888-740-7020 or 1-904-940-8000, or visit www.worldgolfrenaissance.com.