CELEBRATION, FL (December 11, 2007)— When asked by Mystic Dunes Golf Club owners to build a golf course unlike any other in the area, designer Gary Koch decided to focus on the greens complexes. He wanted to create putting surfaces that would demand as much imagination and creativity from players of all skill levels.
The 2008 PGA Professional’s Guide to Travel recently named the greens at Mystic Dunes Golf Club as being among the most difficult in all of golf. This consumer publication is a collaboration between The PGA of America and the publisher of PGA Magazine.
"I think Mystic Dunes stands out because the greens are challenging and the areas around the greens allow better golfers to play any shot imaginable and be more creative with their short games. At the same time, they are fair enough to suit the average golfer just as well," said Melissa Suttles, General Manager of Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club.
Koch, a Champions Tour player and NBC golf analyst, created a premier Central Florida course that is a par 71, 7,012-yard trek through marshland and stately oaks on the front nine, and mounding and sand bunkers reminiscent of Scotland on the back. "Gary was asked to design a course that would have people talking about it after they leave and make them want to come back to play it again. I’d say he succeeded in this request," said Suttles.
The PGA Professional’s Guide to Travel was recently sent to PGA Professional-staffed facilities across the country. According to PGA.com, "Golfers of all skill levels can benefit from the valuable advice dispensed by PGA members in the PGA Professionals’ Guide to Travel."
Mystic Dunes Golf Club, a high-end daily fee course, is open to the public and is located at Mystic Dunes 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 Koch, this premier Central Florida course is a par 71, 7,012-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 customer-focused vacation ownership company based in Orlando, Florida. In just ten 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 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 area resort, as a "5-Star Resort" since its inception in 1998.