Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando to Host Season Opening LPGA Tour Competition
The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by Insurance Office of America will be held January 16-19, 2020
Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando is the host venue for LPGA Tour’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by Insurance Office of America. The four-day tournament, taking place January 16-19, 2020 on the pristine Tranquilo Golf Course, will be nationally televised, with January 16 and 17 airing on Golf Channel and January 18 and 19 on NBC.
The event officially kicks off the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season by bringing together the world’s top women golfers to play alongside world-class sports and entertainment celebrities. Stakes will run high as only LPGA Tour winners from the past two seasons will qualify to compete for USD 1.2 million in official prize money. While the LPGA Tour pros play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, top-tier athletes and entertainers will be on the course competing using a modified Stableford scoring format for a separate USD 500,000 purse. During the event’s pro-am, a group of amateur golfers will qualify to play side by side with the professionals during official tournament rounds.
“We are honoured to be the host of such a prestigious tournament for the fourth year in a row, and we’re thrilled to welcome so many talented athletes to Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando,” says Thomas Steinhauer, General Manager and Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.
Proceeds from the event’s live and silent auctions will directly benefit nominated charities. To date, the tournaments have helped raise more than USD 3.5 million for charity. One-day and four-day grounds passes for the tournament can be purchased online.
Membership at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando
Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers locals a unique opportunity to experience exclusive access to Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond resort with a membership at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando. Club members enjoy unlimited golf, use of the 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary daily fitness classes, lap lane swimming, use of the three Har-Tru tennis courts, use of the sand volleyball court and basketball court, invitations to member-only events, substantial savings in the Spa, Salon and restaurants, and much more. For more information on membership, visit www.fourseasons.com/orlando/club or call 407 313 6778.
Tranquilo Golf Course
Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando is a Tom Fazio-designed par 71 course that plays to 6,901 yards. The newly enhanced USD 2.5 million renovation to its practice facility makes it one of the most comprehensive practice facilities in Central Florida. Home to abundant wildlife, the course is certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program for golf by the National Audubon Society.
“We’re thrilled to be able to give members of Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando such a unique opportunity to attend an LPGA Champions Event at their home course,” says Joe Angelino, Club General Manager. "Our team is very excited for our course to be in the national spotlight on both the Golf Channel and NBC, and they have been working diligently over the past few months to ensure the course is in impeccable condition for the tournament.”
Tranquilo Golf Course is an exclusive golf course accessible to Resort guests and members.
Sports Tourism in Orlando
While Orlando may be recognised worldwide as the theme park capital of the world, the destination has been increasingly gaining ground as a sports and recreation hotspot. The NBA’s Orlando Magic welcomed more than 115,000 fans from 110 different countries to the Amway Center during the 2018-2019 season alone. In addition to exciting Magic games, visitors can attend professional sporting events for Orlando City Soccer, the Solar Bears, the University of Central Florida’s football team and more. Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, a massive 230-acre (93 hectare) athletic compound located within Walt Disney World Resort, also hosts a variety of sporting events throughout the year. Families have a fun opportunity to experience what it’s like to be an NBA player in a new interactive venue, called NBA Experience, which opened in August 2019 at Disney Springs. Runners of all ages and skill levels also love the runDisney race weekends at Walt Disney World Resort featuring running courses that wind through Disney’s theme parks. With a wide variety of unique experiences and incredible professional teams, Orlando truly offers something for every fan to enjoy.
Sport & Spa Package
Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers the perfect blend of both active recreation, and restorative relaxation. For those who wish to enjoy all the Resort has to offer, the Sport & Spa package includes the opportunity for guests to experience a private fitness class, personal training session, tennis or golf lesson, and also luxuriate with a 50-minute Spa treatment. To book, click here.
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