ORLANDO, FL – Eagle Creek Golf Club in south Orlando has been selected 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 23. The show is scheduled for Jan. Jan. 25-27.
"The Pro-Pro Series is an important aspect of the PGA Merchandise Show week, and we are proud to have been selected as one of the sites," said Eagle Creek General Manager Tony Crawford. "I think the professionals who choose to play our event will be extremely pleased with the selection."
Eagle Creek, the outstanding new 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 a "Save The Best ‘Til Last" campaign for golfers visiting Orlando.
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’s location, just 12 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, makes it a natural site for group outings and convention golfers. It has become a favorite of the locals as well.
Eagle Creek Golf Club gained a reputation as an outstanding golf course from the outset. Travel and Leisure magazine tabbed Eagle Creek as one of the top 10 new courses in Florida this decade; it is ranked 4 and 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest readers, the par-5 18th has been named among the best finishing holes in Florida; The Grille Room was named by Orlando magazine as one of the top 10 19th Holes in the region, and Golf Life Orlando Magazine, sister publication to Golfweek, has named Eagle Creek’s 18th hole among "The Best 18 Holes In Orlando."
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.