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Tee Up These New Packages and Upgrades at Major U.S. Golf Resorts
Edgewood Tahoe. Credit: Edgewood Tahoe.
The pandemic period has resulted in many properties upgrading their offerings and promoting packages to get groups back in-house, and golf resorts are certainly no exception.
Following is some news from some of the top golf properties in the U.S. that cater to meetings and events.
PGA National Resort
Set to launch in early 2022, a $100 million revitalization of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida’s PGA National Resort features fully updated guest rooms, common areas and meeting spaces, along with two new Andy Staple-designed golf courses, new dining concepts and wellness offerings.
According to the property, highlights include the following:
Fully updated guest rooms and meeting spaces that pay homage to the charm and elegance of 1960s Palm Beach chic.
A transformed entrance and lobby with ‘60s-inspired pocket seating, period furniture pieces, two grandiose chandeliers resembling upside-down palm leaves, and a bar with a massive replica of a banyan tree featuring over 1,500 LED lights.
Six new culinary concepts, including two signature restaurants led by Top Chef alumni Lindsay Autry and Jeremy Ford; a neon-lit ice cream shop; a specialty chocolate shop; and a retro-styled diner.
New era of wellness with two new golf courses and a 40,000-square-foot redesigned spa by V Starr (owned by Venus Williams) that features a hair salon, ‘50s-inspired barber shop, outdoor pool deck and bar, Himalayan salt rooms, and other features.
Family-friendly amenities that include the new Banyan Buddies Kids Club.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
South Carolina’s Kiawah Island Golf Resort added four two-story, four-king bedroom cottages at The Ocean Course, which overlooks the driving range and Atlantic Ocean. Use of the cottages, which offer a dedicated concierge, includes a daily round of golf either at The Ocean Course or any of the resort’s other four courses.
It also includes unlimited use of The Ocean Course driving range, access to the fitness center and indoor pool in The Sanctuary hotel, daily breakfast, daily dedicated housekeeping, a customized welcome amenity and a $500 card per cottage that can be applied to food and beverage and recreational activities.
[Related: 7 Top Golf Courses for Group Tournaments in South Carolina]
Edgewood Tahoe, located on the California-Nevada border in Stateline, Nevada, is constructing a brand-new set of luxury accommodations—the Villa Suites—that are currently bookable for dates beginning September 1, 2022. The Villa Suites will frequently be used as a home base for executive and teambuilding retreats. On the sustainability front, the resort was appointed membership of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its commitment to environmental stewardship, which includes numerous green initiatives that benefit Lake Tahoe, such as treating and removing 500,000 lbs. of sediment per year from the lake.
Following a full renovation in 2020, North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort opened a new pavilion and marina at the Beach Club on Lake Pinehurst, a 200-acre lake area that features a sandy beach, a fire pit and a covered venue for group events.
The pavilion is ideal for outdoor gatherings and social events, and can accommodate up to 160 for a banquet buffet or up to 200 for a reception.
Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort
The Tampa, Florida, area’s Innisbrook is floating an Innisbrook Inspired Meetings package for bookings that actualize by the end of 2022. Groups that book from 10 to 50 room nights on peak can select three of the following, and groups that book more than 51 rooms on peak can choose five:
- Complimentary meeting space
- 10% savings on banquet menus
- 20% savings on audiovisual
- 20% allowable attrition
- 20% savings on golf and spa
- Up to five suite upgrades at a group rate
- Book two years and receive the same room rate
- One complimentary coffee break
- One complimentary room per 40 paid guest rooms
Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
This Irving, Texas, golf resort is sharpening its focus on environmental management programs and sustainability across all areas of the resort, including its golf courses.
Its golf maintenance team has received several accolades and recognition for its water conservation program—both courses use 100% reclaimed water—energy conservation, pollution prevention and wildlife and habitat conservation.
The resort also recently retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.
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