PGA Professional Steve Schaller Named General Manager
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – January 4, 2010 – Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, a Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, located in Kissimmee, Fla., has announced the completion of significant renovations designed to restore the course to its rightful place as one of the finest 18-hole public facilities in Central Florida.
The recent enhancements to Falcon’s Fire include new greens, which were resurfaced with TifEagle variety of turf – an ultradwarf Bermuda grass – providing golfers with faster, smoother putting conditions. Additional refinements to the course included the reshaping of bunkers and installing an improved greens irrigation and drainage system. In addition, the overseeding of the entire golf course has been completed and it is in pristine condition for the season.
In conjunction with the renovations, Marriott Golf, one of the country’s premier golf management companies, has assumed management of Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. In this capacity, Marriott Golf will oversee all aspects of the club operation, including golf course maintenance, instructional programs, food and beverage services and overall golf programming. To fall in line with Marriott’s commitment to environmental stewardship, plans call for Falcon’s Fire to pursue certification through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
In related news, Steve Schaller has been named General Manager at Falcon’s Fire. A Class “A” Member of The PGA of America, Schaller has been with the Marriott Golf team for 25 years and has served at some of the Company’s premier facilities including The JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., and Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, Va.
“Falcon’s Fire has been a favorite of travelers and locals since it opened in 1993, and the recent facelift, highlighted by restoring the greens to original specifications, will allow Falcon’s Fire to once again restore its rightful place as the best place to play in Central Florida,” said Schaller.
Located just three miles east of the main gate of Walt Disney World, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club offers both local residents and out of town visitors a challenging, yet playable layout with four sets of tees. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards from the tips, the par-72 course has received multiple awards, including a Four Star rating from Golf Digest, as well as the distinction as one of the top rated public facilities in Florida by multiple publications.
In addition to the award-winning golf course, Falcon’s Fire Golf Club offers a fully stocked Golf Shop and a GPS navigation system in all carts. Moreover, the clubhouse includes the Falcon’s Nest restaurant, offering a diverse menu for any occasion, and banquet facilities for up to 200 guests, overlooking the pristine golf course.
For more information or to book a tee time, please call the Golf Shop at 407-239-5445 or visit www.falconsfire.com.
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