Marriott Golf Announces Doral Golf Getaway Sweepstakes…


Lucky Golfer Can Win a Trip to Famed Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Site of the PGA Tour’s 2006 Ford Championship at Doral; Winner to Play Blue Monster, Site of Tiger Woods’ 2005 & 2006 Victories

ORLANDO, Fla., March 10 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of the 2006 Ford Championship at Doral, Marriott Golf — the world’s largest resort golf management company — today announced the Doral Golf Getaway Sweepstakes, offering one lucky winner four nights of luxury accommodations and five rounds of golf for two, including a round on the famed Blue Monster Golf Course, where Tiger Woods recently won the Ford Championship for the second year in a row. The contest is free and open to the public at

As part of the Doral Golf Getaway Sweepstakes, anyone registering at will be entered in a contest to win four nights of accommodations in a luxurious guest room (1 king or 2 doubles) at Marriott’s Doral Golf Resort & Spa, in Miami, Fla. The winner will also receive one round of golf for two, with cart, on each of Doral’s five championship golf courses, including the Blue Monster Course — home of the Ford Championship at Doral; the Great White Course — recently refined Greg Norman design; the Gold Course — designed by golfing legend Raymond Floyd; the Red Course — host of the 2001 LPGA Office Depot Championship; and the Silver Course — former host of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.

The contest, which runs from March 7 – September 7, 2006, also offers the winner unlimited use of the practice facility and bag storage, as well as one, full American Buffet Breakfast for two each morning of the stay at Doral.

“For the past 45 years, the Blue Monster has proven to be one of the finest courses on the PGA Tour, so it was only fitting that we create a sweepstakes to send one lucky winner and a friend to Doral to challenge the course that just hosted the game’s best golfers,” said Tom Enders, senior marketing manager, Marriott Golf. “Doral is one of a collection of prestigious resorts participating in Marriott Golf’s Rounds & Rooms program and we are excited to utilize this sweepstakes opportunity to educate golfers on this great golf vacation service.”

Rounds & Rooms is a first-of-its-kind golf resort reservation system designed to simplify travel planning by allowing golfers to simultaneously book tee times and hotel rooms at 30 leading golf courses worldwide.

Now available at, golfers can select a participating golf resort and book their tee times and hotel rooms instantly online. The new service marks the first time a collection of leading golf resort properties, based throughout the world, have come together to offer a one-stop booking solution that includes both tee times and lodging. Marriott Golf, the golf management organization of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) , is offering this service in collaboration with GolfHero, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based global technology leader in the golf travel industry, and EZLinks, operator of the world’s largest network for golf reservations.

Golf resorts participating in the Rounds & Rooms program include: Camelback Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Cattails at MeadowView (Kingsport, Tenn.), Crane’s Landing Golf Club (Lincolnshire, Ill.), Doral Golf Resort & Spa (Miami, Fla.), The Frog Golf Club (Villa Rica, Ga.), Griffin Gate Golf Resort (Lexington, Ky.), Hawk’s Landing Golf Club, Grande Pines Golf Club and The Faldo Golf Institute (Orlando, Fla.), The Rookery at Marco (Naples, Fla.), Mirage City Golf Club (Cairo, Egypt), Rancho Las Palmas Golf Club (Rancho Mirage, Calif.), Royal St. Kitts Golf Club (Basseterre, St. Kitts), Seaview Golf Resort (Galloway, N.J.), Stone Mountain Golf Club (Stone Mountain, Ga.), The Rock Golf Club (Ontario, Canada), Desert Springs Golf Resort and Shadow Ridge Golf Club (Palm Desert, Calif.), Westfields Golf Club (Clifton, Va.) and Wildfire Golf Club (Phoenix, Ariz.). Marriott Golf currently manages a portfolio of 45 properties, including 60 golf courses, and expects participation in the Rounds & Rooms program to increase substantially by the end of 2006.

About Marriott Golf

Marriott Golf currently manages 60 golf courses at 45 facilities in 13 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is currently the largest resort golf operator in the United States. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with over 2,700 lodging properties in the United States and 66 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. Marriott is also in the synthetic fuel business. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has approximately 143,000 employees. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at

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