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The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village In NE Florida Offering New "Champions Golf Package"

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (January 2011) – All of you golfers out there, take note. The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in Northeast Florida is offering a very appealing new package called the "Champions Golf Package," which enables you to play golf on both of the resort's championship golf courses which were designed by masters of the game. Ideally situated in the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village in St. Augustine, right next to the renowned World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort completed a comprehensive $10 million property-wide renovation in 2008.

The "Champions Golf Package" includes: accommodations for two nights in a newly remodeled guest room; one round of golf on the popular "Slammer & Squire," which is located just steps from The Renaissance Resort and is named for Hall of Fame members Slammin' Sam Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen, who served as design consultants to the course's architect Bobby Weed; one round of golf on the renowned "King & Bear," the only course in the world co-designed by Arnold "The King" Palmer and Jack "The Bear" Nicklaus; breakfast daily in the resort's 500 South restaurant; and range balls daily.

Based on two golfers in the room, the two-night "Champions Golf Package" is from $767 - $807 through June 6, 2011, depending upon the dates of the stay. Based on one golfer, the two-night package is from $543 - $584 through June 6, 2011, depending upon the dates of the visit. Reference promotional code ZJ3 when booking the package for two golfers, or promotional code G4Y when booking the package for one golfer. Tax is additional, and the offer cannot be combined with any other promotions, and does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. The offer is based on space availability, and blackout dates may apply.

Taking advantage of the package will enable you to play on King & Bear, a picturesque 7,279-yard course that 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.

It also will enable you to play Slammer & Squire, a par 72 tree-lined course which features gentle rolling fairways and challenging lakes. The course is distinguished by memorable par 3's, as well as for its preservation of the woodlands, wetlands and natural beauty of St. Augustine.

Of additional appeal to golfers is that resort guests have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. The Renaissance Resort is also located an easy walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame, the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf's greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits and historic golf artifacts. Guests also can easily stroll to 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.

Named one of the "Top 80 Golf Resorts" in the world in a readers' poll in Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the resort completed an impressive $10 million property-wide renovation in 2008. The project included the complete remodeling of all 301 guest rooms and suites, dramatic changes to the lobby atrium and entry area, remodeling of all guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center, enhancements to the meeting space and business center, and the opening of 500 South.

Guest rooms and suites feature new furniture, soft goods, window treatments, lighting, 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. In-room offerings also include high-speed Internet access, two telephones with data ports, a wet bar and refrigerator, an in-room safe, and in-room coffee. Additional offerings at the resort include a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

In addition to the on-site offerings, the resort is conveniently located just minutes from pristine Atlantic beaches, to fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, and to exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls. Guests also can 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 fortress and The Fountain of Youth.

For more information or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, and visit www.WorldGolfRenaissance.com.

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

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