Orlando, Florida, May 30, 2007 â?¦ Marriott’s Grande Pines Golf Club, one of the premier public golf courses in Central Florida, today introduced the club’s first-ever membership program.
Featuring 18-holes of championship golf designed by renowned architect Steve Smyers in collaboration with player consultant Nick Faldo, Grande Pines GC is now offering two distinct membership levels: the Platinum Annual Membership and the Gold "VIP" Membership.
The Platinum Annual Membership offers an assortment of benefits, highlighted by unlimited greens fees for the year. Additional perks include 14-day advanced tee time booking, complimentary USGA Handicap Service, discounted greens fees for member accompanied guests, discounts on merchandise at the golf shop, discounts on instruction at the Faldo Golf Institute, and discounted greens fees at Grande Vista Golf Club. The Platinum Annual Membership, which requires a one time initiation fee and monthly dues, has limited availability.
The Gold "VIP" Membership (a one-time fee of $149) is an ideal option for seasonal golfers with a very aggressive "Gold Rate" for greens fees. This option is available from May 1st – October 31st, and additional benefits include: 7-day advanced tee time booking, discounted greens fees for member accompanied guests, discounts on merchandise at the golf shop, discounts on instruction at the Faldo Golf Institute, and discounted greens fees at Grande Vista Golf Club.
"We are excited to kick-off our first-ever membership program, providing two distinct options that offer a host of benefits to fit the needs of all golfers," said Andy Mitchell, Director of Golf, Grande Pines Golf Club.
Grande Pines is one of Central Florida’s most dynamic courses, featuring contoured rolling fairways and well-bunkered, multi-tiered greens. Additionally, all carts at Grande Pines are equipped with a ProLink GPS system. Members have access to the state of the art technology, which provides golfers with accurate yardage to the hole location, the ability to place lunch orders prior to making the turn, and real time leaderboard scoring for group outings.
For more information on golf memberships at Grande Pines Golf Club please call 407-239-6108.
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