CELEBRATION, FL – Mystic Dunes â?¢ Golf Club today announced that it has been chosen as the kick off location for the first annual Victory Golf Tour. The Victory Golf Tour is a new, high-profile women’s professional golf tour which will officially begin in 2008. The tour will be held in eight southeastern markets from Florida to Maryland during it first season starting at Mystic Dunes in Orlando.
As part of the Victory Golf Tour, the not-for-profit Global Victory Tour Foundation is being developed and will support The Clean Water Drive, a nonprofit initiative that will promote clean water, wetlands conservation and biodiversity on golf courses. The Foundation will also focus its efforts towards increasing opportunities to improve the health and wellness of young women and girls through the game of golf.
As part of the announcement press conference Monday at Mystic Dunes, award-winning actress Shirley Jones received the Global Victory Tour Foundation’s first "Lifetime Achievement" award. Also on hand was former PGA professional golfer Lee Elder.
"Mystic Dunes â?¢ Golf Club is thrilled to be the location for the kick off of the Victory Golf Tour. "The tour will be a great addition to the current slate of women’s professional golf tournaments and will be a positive force for the contributions they will make to young women through the game of golf and to the environment," states Melissa Suttles, Mystic Dunes General Manager. "We look forward to bringing the excitement of more professional women’s golf to the Orlando area, and to working with Andrea Sims and Cindy Wulf, co-founders of the Victory Golf Tour."
Mystic Dunes Golf Club, a high-end daily fee course, is open to the public and is located at the Mystic Dunes â?¢ Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida, which is owned and operated by Tempus Resorts International, Ltd. Designed by Champions Tour player and NBC Golf Analyst Gary Loch, this premier Central Florida course is a par 71, 7,102-yard golfer’s dream. The course is ranked a four-star facility among Golf Digest’s "Best Places to Play", is listed among Golfweek’s top 100 "Best Resort Golf Courses", and is ranked #2 among "Orlando’s Top 5 Golf Courses" by TravelGolf.com. Tee times can be booked online at www.mysticdunesgolf.com or by calling the pro shop at 1-866-311-1234 or 407-787-5678.
About Tempus Resorts International, Ltd.
Established in December 1997, Tempus Resorts International, Ltd. Is a growth-focused vacation ownership company based in Orlando, Florida. In just nine short years, the company has built a solid foundation of strong and experienced management, industry-leading systems and technology, compelling products, and a diverse team of talented committed employees that has delivered memorable vacation experiences to over 650,000 owners and guests. Tempus is the employer of choice for over 1,300 Central Florida residents and ranked #15 among Central Florida’s top 100 privately held companies based on the Orlando Business Journal’s 2006
"Golden 100" rankings. The company is an active member of the American Resort Development Association and Interval International, the vacation ownership industry’s premier exchange services company, which has designated Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Tempus’ flagship Orlando, as a "5-Star Resort" since its inception in 1998.
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