Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort Offers Guests Latest in Mobile Technology

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La Iguana at Los Sueños Marriott Resort’s golf course is first in Central America to install Club Car’s Visage System.

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Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Visage brings the latest technology to our facility and to our guests in a way that helps them enjoy their round of golf and experience the rainforest like never before

La Iguana Golf Course at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Herradura, Costa Rica, now offers its guests a state-of-the-art services thanks to its implementation of Club Car’s Visage System. The Visage System gives golfers an advantage with portable screens that offer flyover views, distance calculators and digital scorecards. With the addition of Club Car’s Visage system, La Iguana has enhanced the golf and rainforest experience with features that no other course in Central America yet offers. The new system will have golfers enjoying their Costa Rica Vacation even more.

Visage utilizes a combination of cellular, wireless and Global Positioning System technologies to create what José Quesada, PGA Director of Golf at La Iguana, calls an “enhanced guest experience.”

“Visage brings the latest technology to our facility and to our guests in a way that helps them enjoy their round of golf and experience the rainforest like never before,” Quesada said.

The Visage System puts a robust set of features at golfers’ fingertips, including a 10.2-inch touch-screen monitor that automatically adjusts for changes in natural light. The system’s 3-D flyover feature with audio and vibrant graphics of each hole (similar to network television coverage of golf), tee-shot distance stats and scorecard and tournament management programs give golfers a better understanding of the course and helps them make more informed shot selections.

“Many of our guests at our Costa Rica resort are playing this course for the first time, so seeing how a hole plays from tee to green helps them manage their game and improves their scoring chances,” Quesada said.

Visage’s two-way cellular communications enable course staff and golfers to be in contact at any point during a round. This technology allows golfers to contact La Iguana clubhouse or mobile beverage vehicles at any time to place snack and beverage orders. Real-time positioning keeps the golf shop aware of each group’s exact location, making marshals more effective and improving pace of play.

This Costa Rica golf course also plans to take advantage of the on-course communications capability to send messages to golfers about the flora and fauna that lives only steps from the course. The course can also send weather alerts and promote real estate opportunities, special offers and lessons. La Iguana plays through the scenic Costa Rican rainforest that includes banana trees, wild orchids, toucans, macaws and more than 150 species of exotic birds. Monkeys are also known to scamper through the course. Quesada said the Visage system’s ability to limit golf car access to predetermined areas is a way to protect the environmentally sensitive rainforest.

About Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Recognized by Travel & Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best," the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is a luxury Costa Rica resort hotel nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100-acre tropical rainforest. One of the leading Costa Rica resorts, the Los Sueños hotel features 191 guest rooms and 10 suites situated in a tropical paradise. Guests can play in an on-site casino or explore fine dining at this Costa Rica resort’s restaurants or relax at the Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat. The La Iguana golf course delivers championship-quality golfing and is one of the most beloved golf courses at all resorts in Costa Rica. For more information, go to http://www.marriott.com/SJOLS.

About Club Car

Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The company’s dependable and efficient Precedent golf cars and Carryall Turf utility vehicles are integral to the successful operations of thousands of courses in the U.S. and around the world. The world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles is also recognized as an innovation leader. The Visage Mobile Golf Information System is the latest in a long line of technical advances that improve the golfer’s experience as well as help courses operate more efficiently. The Augusta, Ga.-based company, a division of Ingersoll Rand, is equally respected for the support it provides the game’s leading associations and organizations, including the PGA of America, the NGCOA, EGCOA, GCSAA, CMAA, The First Tee and the Executive Women’s Golf Association. For more information, go to http://www.clubcar.comand or http://www.ingersollrand.com

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