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Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando Welcomes PGA TOUR Champions Players, LPGA Stars and Celebrities in Challenge Season Event

The Diamond Resorts Invitational, January 12-14, 2018, to benefit Florida Hospital for Children

January 5, 2018,
Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, U.S.A.

Tranquilo Golf Club, located at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, is the host venue for the second year in a row for the 3rd annual Diamond Resorts Invitational benefiting Florida Hospital for Children. The three-day tournament, taking place January 12-14, 2018, will be nationally televised on Golf Channel.

The event brings together up to 28 PGA TOUR Champions players, four LPGA players, and 52 top-tier athletes and entertainers. Professionals from the PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA will compete for USD 750,000 over the 54-hole tournament, while the celebrities will play for a USD 500,000 purse. Threesomes will include one Champions Tour or LPGA professional and two celebrities. The singular format allows for a distinct competition, as all professionals and celebrities play their own ball and compete from the same tees for 54 holes. The tournament will utilise a Modified Stableford scoring format, which awards points as opposed to strokes, encouraging players to make the most out of every hole and creating a heightened sense of anticipation for fans.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host the Diamond Resorts Invitational for the second year in a row at Tranquilo Golf Club,” says Thomas Steinhauer, General Manager and Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “It is a distinct honour to take part in an event that will benefit Florida Hospital for Children and leave a lasting charitable impact in our community.” 

Proceeds from the event’s live and silent auction will directly benefit Florida Hospital for Children, one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, setting standards for innovation, quality and comprehensive care. The child-centric healing environment designed to keep kids comfortable is complemented by a staff of world-class doctors, specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals utilising advanced technologies, therapies and treatments.

Tranquilo Golf Club

Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is named to reflect the Spanish revival style of the Resort and pay homage to the Florida landscape, such as the southern live oak trees that are found throughout the course. Originally built in 1992 and designed by Tom Fazio, the golf course was enhanced by Fazio for its October 2014 reopening.  This past December, the golf course unveiled a USD 2.5 million renovation to its practice facility, making it one of the most comprehensive practice facilities in Central Florida.  The course is a par 71 and plays to 6,901 yards. Home to abundant wildlife, the course is certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program for golf by the National Audubon Society.

“It's very exciting for Tranquilo Golf Club to host this special tournament and to be put in the national spotlight on the Golf Channel," says Eric Allain, General Manager of Tranquilo Golf Club. "Our team has been working hard over the past few months to ensure the course is in impeccable condition for this main event.”

New for 2018, Tranquilo Golf Club is transitioning to an exclusive golf course for resort guests and members.  For more information on membership, click here.

The Bobby Jones Golf and Spa Experience Package

For those who wish to enjoy all that Four Seasons Resort Orlando has to offer, the Bobby Jones Golf and Spa Experience package includes a daily USD 100 Resort credit toward either a golf lesson, round of 18 holes of golf at Tranquilo Golf Club, or a treatment at The Spa; a USD 100 one-time credit toward a Bobby Jones purchase from the Golf Shop, plus a deluxe coffee table book, The Legend of Bobby Jones: The Greatest of Them All.  

One-day and three-day grounds passes for the Diamond Resorts Invitational can be purchased online.