Here’s a special deal for all of you members, and ex members, of the Military. Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators and the golf management organization of Marriott International, Inc., has recently introduced the Fairway Furloughs Military Golf Program. The new program is designed to honor the men and women of the nation's Armed Forces by providing active, reserve and retired military personnel with tremendous values at 26 acclaimed Marriott Golf courses throughout the United States. [ /p]
Guys, you can now take advantage of discounted green fees/carts, ranging from just $29 - $69, after 3 p.m., any day of the week, year round, at any of the participating Marriott Golf courses. Tee times can be made up to three days in advance, and a valid military ID card must be presented. In some cases, select Marriott Golf properties will even extend the hours that the offer is available. [ /p]
Participating courses in the "Fairway Furloughs" Military Golf Program include some of the country's premier championship venues such as Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, Fla.; Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Lihue, Hawaii; and Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Georgia, and others. In total, 26 golf courses located at 18 Marriott Golf properties will participate in the program, which will provide military personnel with what must be the greatest golf values in the country today. [ /p]
Bill Nault, Vice President, Marriott Golf, said, "At a time when the country's military men and women need our support as more than ever, Marriott Golf created the Fairway Furloughs program as a thank-you to members of the armed forces who love the game of golf.” He also said that, "In this country, we have hundreds of thousands of active, reserve and retired military personnel who play golf, and we can't think of a better way to reward their unmatched dedication then to provide great values to play on our collection of championship courses." [ /p]
The complete list of Marriott Golf properties participating in the "Fairway Furloughs" Military Golf Program includes: Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, Calif.; Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, Fla.; Grande Pines Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Grande Vista Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Hawk's Landing Golf Club, Orlando, Fla.; Renaissance Vinoy Resort, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Shadow Ridge Golf Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Starr Pass Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; The Rookery at Marco, Naples, Fla.; Wildfire Golf Club, Phoenix, Ariz.; Cattails Golf Club, Kingsport, Tenn.; Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, Ky.; Kauai Lagoons Golf Club, Lihue, Hawaii; Stone Mountain Golf Club, Stone Mountain, Ga.; Crane's Landing Golf Club, Lincolnshire, Ill.; Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, Va.; and Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook, Ill. [ /p]
Folks, you have to admit, that’s quite a list. Better yet, you can also take advantage of Marriott Golf Links, the Company's golfer loyalty program that enables Marriott Rewards members to both earn and redeem points for golf. Members can earn Marriott Rewards points for rounds of golf and golf retail merchandise purchases. In addition, members can redeem points for rounds of golf, hotel accommodations, spa experiences, golf instruction, and more. [ /p]
You should also know that the "Fairway Furloughs" Military Golf Program cannot be combined with any other offer and is based on availability at participating Marriott Golf-managed courses, and certain restrictions may apply. This offer is valid for active reserve, and retired personnel from the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard. For more information on the program, visit the Marriott Golf website .
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