The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club In Northeast Florida Offering “Stay & Play Golf Package”

. . . Four-Diamond Resort Also Provides Complimentary Transportation To A Private Oceanfront Beach Club and To The Historic Sites of St. Augustine

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (July 2012) – If you are a golfer, you should check out the “Stay and Play Golf Package” that the AAA Four-Diamond  Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida is offering. The package includes a round of golf on one of the resort’s two renowned championship golf courses:  King & Bear, the only course ever co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus; or Slammer & Squire, created by Slammin’ Sammy Sneed and Gene “The Squire” Sarazen. The package at the Northeast Florida resort, which is adjacent to the renowned World Golf Hall of Fame, also includes accommodations in a luxurious guest room; breakfast in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille; and free range balls.

Taking advantage of the package will enable you to stay and play at a resort that was named one of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” and one of the “Top 20 Golf Resorts in Florida” in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s “2012 Readers’ Poll.” The selections were based on votes cast in the magazine’s 16th annual golf poll, by thousands of Condé Nast Traveler readers. The results were featured in the April 2012 issue of the magazine.

Making the package even more appealing is that guests of the resort now enjoy privileges at the private oceanfront Serenata Beach Club, which features a breathtaking setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  At Serenata you will be able to enjoy:  a 12,000-square-foot oceanfront clubhouse; a 4,000-square-foot adult pool with dedicated lap lanes; a 4,000-square-foot pool with a cascading 12-foot waterfall; another pool with water features; a Mediterranean-inspired dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, all with a view of the Atlantic; a lounge with a fireplace; an outdoor bar; a fully-equipped fitness center; fully-equipped locker facilities; and optional scheduled activities. In addition to providing privileges to guests, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Serenata Beach Club for individual guests (based on availability). Serenata Beach Club is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, a comfortable drive from The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort.

In addition, the resort now provides a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. This service enables guests to easily visit such sites in St. Augustine, which was founded in 1565, as the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, The Fountain of Youth, and shopping on the charming, brick-paved St. George Street. Additional options in downtown St. Augustine include the Old Town Trolley Tour, The Old Jail, The St. Augustine History Museum, The Spanish Quarter, The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, Flagler College, Whetstone’s Chocolate Factory, Lightner Museum, and a variety of water activities.

The “Stay & Play Golf Package” starts at just $184 per room, per night for one golfer, or from $259 per room, per night for two golfers. The offer is valid through December 31, 2012, based on availability. Advanced reservations are required, and the offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Tax and gratuity are additional, and blackout dates may apply.

For reservations to The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, or for additional information, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit .

“We’re offering this package, and providing the complimentary transportation to downtown St. Augustine and to Serenata Beach Club, to make it an incredibly appealing offer,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “The entire family can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to downtown St. Augustine and/or to Serenata, or it can be a great option if some in the family wish to golf while others would prefer to stroll around the sites and shops in downtown St. Augustine, or relax at a private oceanfront beach club.”

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of Villagio; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas.

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

The resort also boasts a dramatically remodeled nine-story atrium lobby, featuring a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies.

In addition to the resort’s two championship golf courses, guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

Guests also are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

When visiting the resort, guests also have the opportunity to take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, and enjoy exceptional shopping at two large outlet malls.

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating.

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Beach Club, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit .