Crossing Central Florida from coast to coast is one of the finest collections of golf and family resorts in the country.
Three of the sunshine state’s grandest resorts have recently united under the management of Salamander Hotels & Resorts to form the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, which features Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando, and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast.
The new collection offers 162 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Larry Packard. Each of these playing and architectural legends has fashioned a total of nine Signature Designs from the Gulf to the Atlantic—including PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour event venues, as well as some of Florida’s highest rated courses. Grand Golf Resorts of Florida also features the world’s only resort-based ANNIKA Academy, an innovative teaching facility designed and developed by Annika Sorenstam.
Salamander has also created the Legends of Golf Trail, which traverses 200 miles between the resorts and across the state. There is only a 90-minute drive between each multi-course location, at which Grand Golf Resorts of Florida guests enjoy the best rate and value.
“Florida is the world’s greatest year-round and most-accessible golf and vacation destination, and we have created an experience unlike any other,” says Sheila C. Johnson, Salamander’s CEO and founder. “This resort concept has never before been accomplished, and because of the unique characteristics of each property, it cannot be replicated. There are numerous synergies between the resorts, and their geographic locations make them natural partners.”
Salamander also manages properties in the Dominican Republic and South Carolina, and is developing the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, VA, which will open in August 2013 and is just one hour from Washington, D.C.
In addition to its magnificent collection of golf courses and programming, Grand Golf Resorts also collectively features:
• 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting/function space
• 1,200 villa and private home accommodations
• 25 pools featuring lazy rivers, waters slides and more
• 17 tennis courts
• 16 restaurants
• 10+ nearby major professional sports teams and events including NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, NBA’s Orlando Magic and NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning
• 3 spas
• 3 children’s programs
• 2.4 miles of pristine, Atlantic beach
• 1 marina
For more information about Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, call (888) 770-6501 or visit grandgolfresorts.com.