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Interested In A Getaway? The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In St. Augustine, Florida Has Something To Please Everyone

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Whether you’re seeking a golfer’s paradise or the ultimate vacation destination, then look no further than The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Northeast Florida. Ideally situated in the heart of the beautifully landscaped 6,300-acre World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, the AAA Four-Diamond resort offers a wealth of amenities that will please any guest.

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 Restaurant & Bar. 

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. 

The Slammer & Squire course, just steps from The Renaissance Resort, 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 such on-course amenities as chilled apples on the first and tenth holes, complimentary range balls, and Global Positioning System (GPS) in every cart. 

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. 

In addition to the golf offerings, 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, a pool, hot tub, 24-hour business center, jogging trails, and full-service concierge. 

Just a chip shot from the resort, guests will find the remarkable 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 (modeled after the celebrated 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass), an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy. 

To make it easy for guests to enjoy the many offerings of the area, The Renaissance Resort is now offering complimentary transportation to and from historic downtown St. Augustine for its guests. This new service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fortress, The Fountain of Youth, and the popular 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, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Carriage Rides, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, Flagler College, and a Scenic Cruise. 

“We’re providing the complimentary transportation to downtown St. Augustine to our guests to make it easier for them to enjoy the many, many offerings of the area,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “It also provides a great option if one in the family wishes to golf, and then the others can easily visit downtown St. Augustine.” 

Additional options in the area include pristine Atlantic beaches, fun eco-tours, chartered fishing trips, and exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls. 

Guest rooms and suites at The Renaissance Resort 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. 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. 

A great way to experience The Renaissance Resort is by taking advantage of the resort’s “Champions Golf Package.” The package includes: accommodations for two nights in a newly-remodeled guest room; one round of golf on the “Slammer & Squire” course; one round of golf on the renowned “King & Bear” course; breakfast daily in 500 South restaurant; and range balls daily. 

Based on two golfers in the room, the “Champions Golf Package” is from $279.99 per room, per night through October 16, 2011. Based on one golfer, the package is from $199.99 per room, per night through October 16, 2011. 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 a limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Blackout dates may apply. Advanced reservations are required, and other restrictions may apply. 

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

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