Marriott Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Family Golf Festival

Golfing Families & Newcomers of all Ages and Skill Levels Enjoy a FUN Day of FREE Golf Activities at its Resorts and Golf Courses Throughout the World

Since debuting in 2007, and always under the guidance of PGA/LPGA Professionals, tens of thousands of golfers – encompassing boys & girls, cousins, parents and grandparents of all ages and abilities – have enjoyed playing the game of golf alongside their family members at Marriott International’s Family Golf Festivals.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this global player development initiative, golfers are once again invited to join their family members for a special day on the links, as Marriott Golf today announced the schedule for the 2017 Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival. These one-day family golf-themed events will take place at a premier collection of leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world.

The Marriott International Family Golf Festival is open to golfers of all ages and skill levels, and aligns with Marriott’s commitment to player development programs. Golfing families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for a an exciting line-up of fun-filled activities, highlighted by FREE golf instruction, clinics, interactive golf games, contests, family golf programs, prize giveaways and much more. Supervised by PGA Professionals, each respective venue offers a welcoming environment where entire families, including women, boys and girls, military veterans, parents and grandparents can learn and play the game together.

“Golf is a game that transcends generations, and we share a common commitment across our portfolio of resort lodging brands and golf courses to ensure the game is accessible for families to enjoy together,” said Brett Stark, Senior Director, Golf Marketing & eCommerce, Marriott Golf. “This is a fantastic player development initiative, and I congratulate everyone involved on 10 years of growth and excellence.”

In addition to core events at the one-day Family Golf Festival, after 3 p.m. adults can take advantage of special rates and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program. Launched in 2006, “Kids Golf-4-Free” enables kids up to 15-years old to golf for free when accompanied by a full paying adult after 3 p.m. In addition, Marriott Golf offers free lessons anytime to kids up to 15-years old when accompanied by an adult who is taking a fully paid lesson from a Marriott Golf instructor.

The 2017 Family Golf Festival will take place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates:

Property NameLocationDate
La Iguana Golf CourseCosta Rica4/4/2017
Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf ClubPalm Desert, CA4/8/2017
JW Marriott Camelback Golf ClubScottsdale, AZ4/23/2017
Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubBradford, West Yorkshire, UK5/7/2017
Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubMaidstone, Kent, UK5/14/2017
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand CaymanCayman Islands, UK5/26/2017
Cattails @ MeadowView Golf CourseKingsport, TN6/4/2017
Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club / Marriott Golf AcademyOrlando, FL6/10/2017
Stone Mountain Golf ClubStone Mountain, GA6/25/2017
Marriott’s Orlando World Center Resort / Hawk’s Landing Golf ClubOrlando, FL7/1/2017
Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubNr. Southampton, Hampshire, UK7/1/2017
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande LakesOrlando, FL7/1/2017
Royal St. Kitts Golf ClubFrigate Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies7/1/2017
Gaylord Springs Golf LinksNashville, TN7/82017
Toftrees Golf ClubState College, PA7/30/2017
Breadsall Priory, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubMorley, Derby, UK8/5/2017
Sprowston Manor, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubNorwich, Norfolk, UK8/6/2017
JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf ResortPalm Desert, CA8/6/2017
Westfields Golf ClubClifton, VA8/13/2017
Worsley Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubWorsley Park, Manchester, UK8/13/2017
St. Pierre, A Marriott Hotel & Country ClubMonmouthshire, Wales, UK8/20/2017
Marriott’s Griffin Gate Golf ClubLexington, KY8/27/2017
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach ResortMarco Island, FL9/9/2017
Son Antem Golf ClubMallorca, Spain9/16/2017
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf ClubPhoenix, AZ9/24/2017
JW Marriott Starr Pass Country ClubTucson, AZ12/17/2017

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Marriott Golf manages courses in 15 countries across five continents, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for Marriott International brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Golf Academy. Marriott has managed golf operations since 1971 and is one of the world’s premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf development expertise, golf management, and consulting services to a unique variety of hospitality environments including resorts, private membership clubs, daily fee courses, golf schools, and franchises. For more information, visit

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