ORLANDO (July 9, 2008) – Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando has been awarded the prestigious “Greens of Distinction” by Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine for the fourth year in a row.
“This honor reflects all the work that has gone into making Rosen Shingle Creek a must-come place for golfers and meeting planners,” says Leslie Menichini, VP, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Convention Properties. “We’re extremely grateful that the readers of Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine have seen fit that we deserve this honor, but we won’t rest on our laurels. We will only get better.”
Readers employed several criteria in determining the winners, including location, course condition, function set-up and food and beverage. According to the magazine, Rosen Shingle Creek had high marks in every category. Another factor in selecting winners was that Rosen Shingle Creek’s 18-hole, par 72 (7,228 yard) David Harman designed Shingle Creek Golf Club has racked up numerous awards since it opened in December 2003. The club’s pro shop has been named one of the Top 100 Golf Shops in the U.S. by Golf World magazine the past three years. In June 2005, Shingle Creek was named a “Top 40 Best New Course” by Golfweek magazine and a month later was named one of the “Top 10 Toughest Courses” by the Orlando Business Journal.
Shingle Creek Golf Club is home to the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, which is quickly gaining acclaim in the industry. Brewer was recently named one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers for 2007-2008 and also has been named the Lead Instructor for www.GolfChannel.com, the Internet arm of the GOLF CHANNEL. The Web site pulls from the cable network, boasting a worldwide distribution of more than 110 million households, thereby presenting Brewer with an extensive assembly to share his knowledge and passion for the game. Over the next three years, Brewer will provide 600 instructional tips annually, provide four to five weekly editorials and help improve an interactive learning experience for golfers of all levels of play.
Making Shingle Creek Golf Club even more attractive to players, the course features undulating fairways and interconnecting waterways bordered by the natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. The club features a state-of-the-art practice facility, the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, a world-class clubhouse, golf carts with GPS yardage system, complimentary valet parking, full-service golf shop, and club and shoe rentals.
In addition to this most recent accolade, Rosen Shingle Creek won the coveted 2008 AAA Four Diamond Award and was the only property open less than one year to ever receive Successful Meetings’ Pinnacle Award. The hotel has won the Gold Tee Award from Meetings & Conventions magazine for 2007 and 2008. And in 2007, the hotel was designated a One-Palm Green Lodge by the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection and also won the Gold Key Award from M&C magazine, the Paragon Award from Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine, the Premium Circle Award from Financial & Insurance Meetings magazine, the Inner Circle Award from Association Meetings magazine and the Merit & Distinction Award from Medical Meetings magazine.
Rosen Shingle Creek is a magnificent 1,500-room luxury hotel, located within a mile of the Orange County Convention Center, featuring 445,000 square feet of meeting/event space and an array of amenities including a full-service Spa at Shingle Creek featuring nine treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, twelve dining/lounging options, four outdoor swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball, basketball and more. Uniquely situated on 230 acres on Shingle Creek, headwaters to the Florida Everglades, the hotel also offers jogging and nature trails, fishing and incredible views.
Rosen Shingle Creek and Shingle Creek Golf Club are located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off exit 2 of the Beach Line Expressway (S.R. 528). For more information about the Shingle Creek Golf Club and the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, please visit www.shinglecreekgolf.com or call (866) 996-9933. For Rosen Shingle Creek, please visit www.rosenshinglecreek or call (866) 996-9939.
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