Golfers Relive 2012 Valero Texas Open and “Play Where The Pros Play” at TPC San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – With the sports world still buzzing after the tense back-nine finish and former British Open Champion Ben Curtis’ first win in six years, avid golfers play where the pros play at TPC San Antonio just days after the excitement of the 2012 Valero Texas Open. On April 19-22, TPC San Antonio played host to one of golf’s oldest tournaments, and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa recreate the tense back-nine finish and Curtis’ 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th to clinch his win. Starting at $191*/night, linksmen play unlimited golf on the TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course, open only to members and resort guests, and relax in sophisticated cowboy-chic accommodations.

Since the tournament’s inception 90 years ago, PGA TOUR professionals have produced memorable moments at the Valero Texas Open – from Arnold Palmer’s three-year championship reign and wins by legends like Sam Snead and Ben Hogan to Adam Scott’s achievement in 2010 as the first champion at TPC San Antonio. With footprints still visible from the 2012 tournament, golfers relive historic highs and this year’s excitement as they play where the pros play.

Designed by Greg Norman with perspective from Sergio Garcia, the spotlight shined on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course during the 2012 Valero Texas Open. Following the highest environmental standards to protect one of the most productive rock aquifers in the world, the challenging par-72, 7,435-yard course highlights rolling Texas hill country terrain, framing mature live oaks and indigenous flora and fauna. Named among Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play,” TPC San Antonio guests experience the TOUR Academy practice facility and the club’s elaborate Hacienda-Style clubhouse featuring upscale dining and hospitality amenities. With five sets of tees for every skill level, this is a must play for avid golfers and novices alike.

Ranked on the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Hotel list, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers a la carte or packaged getaway options. Representing one of the highest discounts provided by the resort, the Stay and Play promotion starts at $191*/night and allows endless golf by day and nature-inspired accommodations by night.

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