ORLANDO, FL (December 12, 2005) – Eagle Creek Golf Club in south Orlando has been selected for the second consecutive year to host a PGA Pro-Pro Series tournament during the week of the PGA Merchandise Show. The Eagle Creek event is set for Tuesday, January 24. The PGA show is scheduled for Jan. 26-29.
The Pro-Pro Series is extremely popular for professionals from all parts of the country who are visiting the Orlando area for the PGA Show. Each event has an approximate field of 50 two-man teams.
"We are very happy to have the Pro-Pro Series back at Eagle Creek," said Eagle Creek General Manager Gary Piotrowski. "The professionals who chose to play our event last year seemed to have really enjoyed the experience, and they can expect more of the same this year."
Eagle Creek, the outstanding Ron Garl/Howard Swan design, is located just minutes from Orlando International Airport, and course officials made sure golfers can take full advantage of the prime location with their "Save The Best ‘Til Last" campaign.
Piotrowski and his staff are making it easy for travelers to schedule their final round of their golf vacation at Eagle Creek by offering first-class clubhouse facilities – men’s and women’s locker-rooms with showers and an outstanding restaurant with quick-service meals. Eagle Creek will also arrange transportation to the airport following golf.
The "save the best ’til last" slogan also plays into the uniqueness of the design and its dramatic finishing hole. With five par 5’s, Eagle Creek plays to a par 73, the only course in Central Florida to do so. Golfers generally favor par 5’s, and none is more enjoyable than the terrific finishing hole. The 483-yard par 5 offers golfers a chance to finish in glory, reaching the green in two. But the sloping putting surface is bordered in front and to the right by water, requiring extreme accuracy on the approach.
Eagle Creek earned numerous awards and recognitions in its opening year, including being named among the "top 10 new courses of the decade" by Travel & Leisure Golf.
The golf course is "Distinctive Orlando Golf With A European Flair." It is designed to blend unobtrusively with homes in the master-planned Eagle Creek Golf Community. Homebuyers have the option of choosing from different communities that make up Eagle Creek. In addition, there will be a community park and recreation center for residents.
For more information about Eagle Creek Golf Club, or to schedule a tee time please call 1-866-EAGLEGC, or visit the club’s Web site at www.eaglecreekgolf.info.