Faldo Golf InstituteSummer Golf Getaway Packages Combine Expert Golf Instruction & Luxury Villa Accommodations

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 18, 2011…Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott, one of the nation’s leading golf schools, created by legendary Six-Time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo, with locations at Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Fla., and Marriott’s Shadow Ridge resort, in Palm Desert, Calif., today introduced exclusive summer savings packages, combining expert instruction for golfers of all ages and skill levels with luxury villa accommodations.

The exclusive summer packages include three distinct options that cater to the lifestyle of golfing travelers and families seeking to incorporate golf instruction into their summer vacation.  Summer packages include a 3-day School with 3 nights lodging at a special summer rate of $1,150; a 2-day School with 2 nights lodging for $765; and a Double Session with 2 nights lodging for $525.  In addition, all summer golf getaway packages include complimentary rounds of golf.  Summer special rates are available immediately and lodging packages are for one-bedroom villa accommodations based on double occupancy, with single occupancy as well as two-bedroom villa packages also available.

Combining the teaching philosophy of the legendary Sir Nick Faldo, with the world-class service and hospitality of Marriott International, Faldo Golf Institute provides expert golf instruction, matched to your game.  From low-handicap elite golfers seeking a competitive advantage, to newcomers to the game seeking an introductory program that is matched to their needs, Faldo Golf Institute offers distinct programs for everyone.

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Faldo Golf Institute in Palm Desert is located at Shadow Ridge Golf Club, recently recognized as one of the top 20 courses in California, according to Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play State-by-State” for 2011.  In 2010, Shadow Ridge was named Desert Golf Magazine’s “Best Resort Course in the Coachella Valley.”  This beautiful and peaceful valley, which is often referred to as the “golf capital of the world” because of its ideal playing conditions and abundance of courses, includes state-of-the-art practice facilities, a swing analysis studio and a Club Fitters Workshop™.

Faldo Golf Institute in Orlando offers a 35-acre golf haven, encompassing a nine-hole golf course; five instruction greens; five instruction tees; four practice tees; a state-of-the-art Club Fitters Workshop™, and a swing analysis studio, among other amenities located near the exciting family attractions offered only in Orlando.

The renowned Club Fitter’s Workshop™, recognized by Golf Digest as one of America’s 100 Best Clubfitters, is offered at each location, where each student is properly fit with equipment that will help them reach their full potential.

Randy Doucette, hand-picked by Sir Nick Faldo himself, has served as the Master Clubfitter at the Orlando location since its inception, and has worked closely with many Tour players and celebrities to ensure they are equipped with a properly fit set of clubs when teeing it up.  Michael Amira, a PGA Professional since 1991 and an accomplished certified Master Clubfitter — nationally recognized as a Top 100 Clubfitter — is the Master Clubfitter at the Palm Desert location.  Michael has worked extensively with PGA Tour, LGPA Tour and Nationwide Tour players, and has experience fitting and building clubs with all the major equipment manufacturers.

For more information on the special summer savings packages or to book, call 888-463-2536.

About Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott

With locations in Orlando, Fla., and Palm Desert, Calif., Faldo Golf Institute, along with the world class service and hospitality of Marriott International, provides expert golf instruction, championship golf, custom club fitting, and luxury accommodations at two desirable Marriott Vacation Club destinations.  For more information on all programs and packages offered by Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott, golfers should call 888-463-2536, or visit GoFaldo.com.

About Marriott Golf

Marriott Golf manages 60 golf courses at 44 locations in 12 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf.  Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators.  Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises.  For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.