First-Ever Event Will Celebrate Familial Bonds Golf Helps Create
With a star-studded golf course lineup and an idyllic host destination, the first annual Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will be played June 20-23, 2019. The 54-hole, team scramble event is open to any combination of family members and will be a celebration of the bonds the game helps create.
Cost of entry is $799 for a team of four. Tournament rounds will be played at the Nicklaus and Watson courses at Reunion Resort, one of Florida’s premier golf facilities, and Celebration Golf Club, an unforgettable co-design of industry legends, Robert Trent Jones Sr.and Jr.
Entry also includes a VIP welcome gift package, breakfast and lunch each day at the tournament, and on-course contests.
“Kissimmee has so much to offer as both a golf and family vacation destination, the decision to launch this tournament was a natural one,” said John Poole, Executive Director, Experience Kissimmee. “Golf and family are inextricably linked for so many players. It’s a multi-generational game, allowing for special time spent with parents, grandparents, and children in a fun, stress-free environment.”
The schedule of events for the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic:
June 20: Welcome Reception
June 21: Nicklaus Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.
June 22: Watson Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.
June 23: Celebration Golf Club, 8:30 a.m.
June 23: Closing Ceremonies/Farewell Awards Reception, 1:30 p.m.
Reunion Resort features three award-winning golf courses and the brand-new Nicklaus Clubhouse. It is the only place in the world where players can test their skills on signature-designed courses by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson. The Nicklaus and Watson layouts will be hosting the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic, allowing tournament participants to enjoy nationally-acclaimed courses.
The Nicklaus Course, featuring a new state-of-the-art clubhouse, is a Parkland-style layout that is smooth and flowing with long horizon lines and elevated tee boxes and greens. It can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. An eight-time major champion, Tom Watson’s layout at Reunion is one of his finest architectural works. The layout, a Top 100 Resort Course, showcases wide fairways and large undulating greens, placing a premium on creativity.
“This is the first year of this event, and we believe it will grow quickly,” said Kevin Baker, General Manager of Reunion Resort. “The quality of golf, value, and beautiful weather will make the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic a favorite destination event.”
Celebration Golf Club has been ranked among the top 25 family golf courses in the U.S. and has drawn rave reviews for both the quality of its design and its commitment to customer service. Among the six sets of tees at Celebration are four between the 5,958 and 6,817 yards, helping ensure an enjoyable challenge for players of all skill levels.
“Families from around the world visit Kissimmee to enjoy its close proximity to legendary attractions. Plus, the value they receive at our area resorts, hotels, and restaurants is unmatched,” said John Bixler, General Manager of Celebration Golf Club. “The Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will combine all those elements in a tournament that will place equal emphasis on fun and competition.”
Kissimmee is a one-of-a-kind sunny golf and vacation destination, providing easy-access to world-famous theme parks, incredible outdoor adventures, and renowned cuisine.
More information about the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic is available at www.kissimmeefamilygolfclassic.com.
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