The one-day family golf-themed events will take place at 28 Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world, and teed off domestically at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Fla., on March 15. Families are invited to an afternoon of free golf instruction, clinics, activities, interactive golf games, family golf programs, and chances to win a variety of prizes.
Golfers of all ages and abilities are invited to experience “family togetherness on the links,” as Marriott Golf announced the schedule for the 7th Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival.
The one-day family golf-themed events, which will take place at 28 Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world, teed off domestically at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Fla., on Saturday, March 15, 2014, and internationally at Son Antem Golf Club in Spain on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
The Marriott International Family Golf Festival, open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, supports the PGA of America’s dynamic player development programming, while offering a welcoming environment where women, children, siblings, parents, grandparents and friends can learn and play the game together. Families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for a fun-filled afternoon of free golf instruction, clinics, exciting activities, interactive golf games, family golf programs, chances to win a variety of prizes, and more. Each year, thousands of families take part in this year-long program.
“Growing the game is vital for the entire golf industry and we believe our Marriott Golf family-based programming is ideal for bringing newcomers into the sport, while promoting togetherness on the course, which is essential in today’s fast-paced family environment,” said Jim Keane, Senior Director of Operations, Marriott Golf.
In addition, after 3 p.m., families and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program, in which an estimated 10,000 parents and children participate each year. Launched in 2006, “Kids Golf-4-Free” is a first-of-its-kind program that 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 2014 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates throughout the year:
- Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee, Fla. 3/15/2014
- Son Antem Golf Club, Mallorca, Spain 3/30/2014
- La Iguana Golf Club, Herradura Bay, Costa Rica 4/5/2014
- Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK 4/14/2014
- Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga. 5/4/2014
- Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Warwickshire, UK 5/11/2014
- Grande Vista Golf Club / Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando, Fla. 5/17/2014
- Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla. 5/17/2014
- Crane’s Landing Golf Club, Lincolnshire, Ill. 5/18/2014
- Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. 5/18/2014
- Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla. 5/24/2014
- Cattails Golf Course, Kingsport, Tenn. 6/1/2014
- Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Maidstone, Kent, UK 6/22/2014
- Toftrees Golf Club, State College, Pa. 6/29/2014
- Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif. 7/5/2014
- Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK 7/13/2014
- Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Nashville, Tenn. 7/19/2014
- Dalmahoy, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 8/2-8/3/2014
- Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester, UK 8/3/2014
- Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va. 8/17/2014
- The Rookery at Marco, Naples, Fla. 8/23/2014
- St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK 8/23-8/24/14
- Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, Ky. 8/24/2014
- Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Nr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK 8/24/2014
- Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Nr. Derby, Derbyshire, UK 8/30/2014
- Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif. 9/28/2014
- Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz. 10/19/2014
- Starr Pass Country Club, Tucson, Ariz. 12/14/2014