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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village Named One Of The Best Golf Resorts In The World By "Condé Nast Traveler" Magazine

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (June 2010) – The results are in, and The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in Northeast Florida has been named one of the “Top 80 Golf Resorts” in the world, and one of the “Top 10 Florida Golf Resorts” in a just-published readers’ poll in Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Thousands of the magazine’s readers voted for their favorite resort courses, providing ratings for course design and access, golf staff and services, rooms, service, food & dining, location, and overall design. Impressively, The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village was one of just two resorts in the list to earn perfect scores of 100 for both the design of their golf courses and the quality of their golf staff and services. The other recipient? Pebble Beach in California.

The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, which recently completed a comprehensive $10 million property-wide renovation, is located right next to the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida, and features two championship golf courses – the Slammer & Squire, and the unique King & Bear, which is the only course in the world collaboratively designed by Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus. Guests at the resort also can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy, and are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real-grass putting course, and a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole (patterned after the famed hole at TPC Sawgrass).

Additional offerings at The Renaissance Resort include an indoor professional golf simulator, a sauna, pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and full-service concierge.

“This is a wonderful honor and recognition for The Renaissance Resort and for World Golf Village,” said Mark Schwantner, general manager of The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. “It is a prestigious award, chosen by savvy golf resort travelers, so we’re very pleased and proud to be in such outstanding company.”


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A great way to experience the award-winning resort is by taking advantage of its “Stay and Play Golf Package” this summer. The package includes:  deluxe accommodations in a newly-remodeled room for one night; one round of golf on the resort’s popular Slammer & Squire championship course or renowned King & Bear championship course, per golfer; breakfast daily; and range balls. In addition, the package includes a World Golf Hall of Fame ticket for each golfer, which provides admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame, admission to a film at the World Golf Hall of Fame’s IMEX Theater (a non special engagement film); and a round on the Hall of Fame’s 18-hole championship putting course for each golfer.  Based on two golfers in the room, the package is from $279 per room, per night. Based on one golfer, the rate is from $179 per room, per night. The package is available June 1-August 31, 2010, based on space availability. Reference promotional code ZJ2 when booking the package for two golfers, or promotional code G4U when booking the package for one golfer.

For reservations or additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit .

The Renaissance Resort features 301 completely remodeled guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center, a remodeled billiard room, and a new restaurant and bar.    

Guest rooms and suites feature new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, lighting, 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. In-room offerings also include high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, and in-room coffee.

The resort also boasts a dramatically remodeled 10-story atrium lobby, which now has a Colonial/Asian theme with new furniture, carpeting and foliage, as well as a colorful new 7-story modern hanging sculpture that captures the wind and air elements, reminiscent of open Florida skies.

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When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to visit nearby pristine Atlantic beaches, as well as explore historic St. Augustine. Founded in 1565, the area is rich with Spanish architecture, with charming cobblestone streets and many fascinating historical sites such as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, and The Fountain of Youth.

Call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit .

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PR Contact:  Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 207, or    

NOTE: High-resolution photos of the resort may be downloaded from  . Or, photos are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.