San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio announced today the launch of preparations for the AT&T Championship on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Celebrating its second year at TPC San Antonio, the highly acclaimed JW Marriott San Antonio Spa & Resort, and its twenty-eighth year on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Championship hosts some of the sport’s most accomplished players.
“We are thrilled to host these legends of golf,” said JW Marriott San Antonio general manager, Arthur Coulombe. “This property was designed to be the ultimate destination for world-class golf and the PGA TOUR now stops here twice a year. We are honored to have these notable players stay with us and challenge Pete Dye’s Canyon Course.”
The 2012 Champions Tour event is the 28th annual tournament, all of which have been held in San Antonio. The AT&T Championship recently announced the commitments of a long lineage of past champions of the tournament, including Phil Blackmar, John Cook, Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, Dana Quigley, Rod Spittle and Craig Stadler. The event will be held at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course from October 22-28, 2012 and, for the third year in a row, tickets and parking are free. San Antonio area non-profit organizations will be distributing tickets to the general public leading up to the tournament as a part of the Champions “FORE” Charities Ticket Program. Fans may also pick up tickets at the gate during tournament days or visit http://www.attchamp.com for more information.
In honor of the AT&T Championship, the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa is offering a special Experience Golf hotel package through the remainder of the year. Now golf fans can play where the professionals and private members play with significant savings. EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 1 Package starts at $284, or bring a second player for the EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 2 Package, starting at $359. Access to TPC San Antonio is reserved for members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
These Stay & Play Golf Packages include:
The walk-up rate for golf is regularly $175 per round. This package represents a starting savings of $340 in amenities per night or more than 45% off total value. For reservations and information please visit http://www.marriott.com/SATJW.
Opened in January 2010, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa brings a new level of luxury to the legendary Texas Hill Country. Set on 600 picturesque acres of rolling hills, meandering creeks and Live Oak trees the resort was recently named a Travel + Leisure’s 2012 T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel and 2012 Top 10 Hotel for Value Overall.
The Ultimate Golf Experience
TPC San Antonio at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country is pleased to be included among the best courses in America. In addition to being named a Top 75 Golf Resort by Golf Digest and one of the Best Courses You Can Play by Golf Week, the PGA Tour chooses to stop here twice a year for the PGA TOUR Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Championship. (Only Pebble Beach and Sawgrass are similarly honored). The Pete Dye-designed Canyons course is perfect for the casual player, while the Greg Norman-designed Oaks course is as challenging as it is scenic. The club is private and only accessible to members and resort guests.
Exhilarating Features for the Entire Family
Day or night, resort activities will keep guests of all ages entertained. The River Bluffs Water Experience, a six-acre water park, includes thrilling water rides and multiple activity pools. All are heated for year-round enjoyment. Other unique activities include Segway tours, trail bike rides, GPS ecoventures, evening s’mores at the fire pits, star-gazing parties and nightlife nature walks.
Relaxation and Rejuvenation
For those who need a recharge, the Resort’s 26,000 square-foot Lantana Spa offers 30 treatment rooms and a complete fitness center and movement studio featuring yoga and fitness classes. Spa guests will enjoy the peaceful serenity of the spa’s heated, lagoon-like pool, healthy refreshments at Replenish Spa Bistro or the perfect indulgence at the spa’s boutique.
Cuisine – Texas Style, Mexico Certified
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers fresh, sustainable, and organic fare at seven distinct dining options. 18 Oaks, at the TPC San Antonio clubhouse showcases traditional steakhouse prime cuts and sweeping views of the AT&T Oaks Course. High Velocity Sports Bar, the Resort’s media rich sports venue, places guests right in the middle of the action with wall-to-wall multi-media screens. Cibolo Moon, the resort’s main restaurant, offers guests an authentic taste of Texas and a true Mexico Tequila experience. Cibolo Moon is the first restaurant in Texas to become "T" certified by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) or Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico. The signature Tequila bar features more than 100 Tequilas, and specializes in infusions formulated by the resident Tequila master.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2012 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is http://www.pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow us at Facebook.com/Champions Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 46 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 72 properties in 27 countries.
About the TPC Network
Licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 32 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Eighteen of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit http://www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork