Golfing families & newcomers of all ages and skill levels enjoy a fun day of FREE golf activities at its resorts and golf courses throughout the world

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Since debuting in 2007, and always under the guidance of PGA/LPGA professionals, tens of thousands of golfers – encompassing boys and girls, cousins, parents and grandparents of all ages and abilities – have enjoyed playing the game of golf alongside their family members at Marriott International’s Family Golf Festivals.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this global player development initiative, golfers are once again invited to join their family members for a special day on the links, as Marriott Golf has released the schedule for the 2017 Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival.

These one-day family golf-themed events will take place at a premier collection of leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival is open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, and aligns with Marriott’s commitment to player development programs.  Golfing families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for an exciting line-up of fun-filled activities, highlighted by FREE golf instruction, clinics, interactive golf games, contests, family golf programs, prize giveaways and much more.

Supervised by PGA Professionals, each respective venue offers a welcoming environment where entire families, including women, boys and girls, military veterans, parents and grandparents can learn and play the game together.

“Golf is a game that transcends generations, and we share a common commitment across our portfolio of resort lodging brands and golf courses to ensure the game is accessible for families to enjoy together,” said Brett Stark, senior director, golf marketing & eCommerce, Marriott Golf. “This is a fantastic player development initiative, and I congratulate everyone involved on 10 years of growth and excellence.”

In addition to core events at the one-day Family Golf Festival, after 3 p.m. adults can take advantage of special rates and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program.

Launched in 2006, “Kids Golf-4-Free” enables kids up to 15-years old to golf for free when accompanied by a full paying adult after 3 p.m. In addition, Marriott Golf offers free lessons anytime to kids up to 15-years old when accompanied by an adult who is taking a fully paid lesson from a Marriott Golf instructor.

The 2017 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates:

Property Name Location Date
Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Morley, Derby, UK 8/5/2017
Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Norwich, Norfolk, UK 8/6/2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort Palm Desert, CA 8/6/2017
Westfields Golf Club Clifton, VA 8/13/2017
Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Worsley Park, Manchester, UK 8/13/2017
St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Monmouthshire, Wales, UK 8/20/2017
Marriott’s Griffin Gate Golf Club Lexington, KY 8/27/2017
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Marco Island, FL 9/9/2017
Son Antem Golf Club (pictured above) Mallorca, Spain 9/16/2017
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club Phoenix, AZ 9/24/2017
JW Marriott Starr Pass Country Club Tucson, AZ 12/17/2017

Marriott Golf

Marriott Golf manages courses in 15 countries across five continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy.

Marriott has managed golf operations since 1971 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators.  Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises.

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