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Golf Hospitality Associates and San Antonio Golf Properties Launch New Destination Golf Trail

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Categories: CoursesNewsTravel

sagolftrailSan Antonio, TX – Golf Hospitality Associates, Inc. (GHA), a leader in golf destination travel for the State of Texas, together with the premier golf and resort properties in San Antonio, have launched the new San Antonio Golf Trail (SAGT). This new collaboration will market the greater San Antonio area as a top golf destination to avid golfers both domestically and internationally.

“San Antonio, Texas has become a world-class golf and travel destination with its premier golf resorts, and high-end golf facilities, ” said PGA Professional Chip Gist, founder of Golf Hospitality Associates. “This combination of great golf together with the beautiful historic Riverwalk area and its award winning restaurants and entertainment is unmatched in the Southwest and among the best in the country.”

The SAGT is a collaboration of more than 40 premier golf resort properties and high-end golf facilities from the San Antonio area including the TPC San Antonio, home of the PGA Tour Valero Texas Open, Hyatt Hill Country Resort, La Cantera Hill Country Resort, The Quarry Golf Club, Buckhorn Golf Club, Republic Golf Club, Bandit Golf Club, Canyon Springs Golf Club, and Brackenridge Park to name a few. Brackenridge is an AW Tillinghast classic and also home to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

Complimenting these wonderful golf properties is a combination of luxury lodging properties operated by JW Marriott, Hyatt, and Destination Hotels & Resorts, as well as quality national branded hotels, such as Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hampton Inn, and local Inn’s and B & B’s, which all provide a variety of budget options for golf vacation packages.

“San Antonio, home to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year and some of the nation’s most celebrated courses. Combine that with an extraordinary culinary scene, exclusive lodging opportunities and spotlight tourist attractions, and it’s easy to see why golfers regard the city as one of the top destinations to visit — on and off the course,” said Casandra Matej, Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

GHA offers a unique full service concierge service to golf groups through a variety of marketing efforts that fulfill golf package booking opportunities through hotel accommodations, tee times, ground transportation, and ancillary services for the inbound golf travelers. This includes consulting golfers on the best places to play, stay, and eat, as well as providing entertainment options for all budgets. These are golfers themselves helping to guide other golfers to make the best decisions for their golf vacation.

“Having been a PGA member for more than 25-years and working closely with golfers to book packages and having a full understanding of markets for not only golf, but lodging, restaurants, and places to go for entertainment, we have been able to create an experience for golf travelers that leaves nothing to chance,” Gist said. “We take every aspect of a golfers vacation into account and provide a one stop shopping experience that allows them to just enjoy the vacation and not forget anything. We are truly golf industry travel experts helping to guide golfers in making their trips the best.”

GHA has successfully serviced the Austin market with the Austin Golf Trail since 2009, as well as other leading destinations in Texas including Dallas and Houston through Texas Bound For Golf prior to launching the San Antonio Golf Trail.

GHA is a Destination Management Company focusing on the Golf Travel Industry based in Austin, Texas. Its principals include PGA Professional and Certified Travel Agent Chip Gist and Certified Travel Agent and CMP Professional Jason Ashley. Gist, who founded the Austin Golf Trail, has been a PGA professional for more than 25 years servicing such high-end facilities as Barton Creek Resort, Houston Country Club, The Hills of Lakeway, and Grey Rock Golf Club. Gist has also served on the Board of Directors for the Southern Texas PGA and the Austin Sports Commission. Ashley brings over fourteen years experience in the golf and hospitality industry including finance, human resource, and operations through Barton Creek Resort, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, and Greenway Golf Inc.

SAGT offers golf travel service and access to the best resorts, golf courses, and hotels that San Antonio has to offer. For more information about the SAGT and Golf Hospitality Associates please visit www.sanantoniogolftrail.com or call 888-588-2871 Ext 2.

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