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Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Appoints Kevin Kremer Director of Golf Operations

kevin-kremerMarriott Golf, the global golf division of Marriott International Inc., recently announced Kevin Kremer has been promoted to the position of Director of Golf Operations at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes, Orlando. In his new role, Kremer will be responsible for overseeing all golf operations for the luxury golf club including membership, retail merchandising, tournaments, caddie program, instructional programming and customer engagement.

The golf operation at Grande Lakes has been recognized by Marriott Golf as a leader in golf shop retail business and has consistently hosted unique special events, including the annual PNC Father/Son Challenge which will be contested December 13-15th. Kevin and his team deliver a high level of service and course conditioning to hotel guests, members, groups and daily-fee customers. In addition, Kremer oversees the Grande Lakes Membership Program, designed to combine personalized club level golf experiences with world class hotel amenities and award-winning food and beverage outlets.

A Class A Golf Professional, Kevin previously worked at the Golf Club at Lansdowne, Virginia where he was responsible for hiring and training more than 60 employees, and instrumental in enhancing customer engagement and satisfaction at the 45 hole resort. With almost 10 years of experience at Marriott Golf locations, Kevin has held a variety of leadership roles. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Michigan where was Male Athlete of the Year in 2004 as a member of the school’s golf team.

“Kevin is a seasoned golf professional and has done a remarkable job at Grande Lakes over the past two years, delivering luxury tier level experiences on a daily basis,” said Claye Atcheson, Vice President Marriott Golf. “We look forward to seeing him use his expertise to continue to improve our guests’ and members’ lifestyle at Grand Lakes Resort.”

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club course was designed by two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman and features 7,122 yards of 18 pristine holes of golf playing to a par of 72 with a slope and rating of 139/73.9 in a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary adjacent to the headwaters of the Everglades well-balanced ecosystem. Opened in 2003, The Club supports two highly recognized hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando(584 rooms) and The JW Marriott, Orlando (1,000 rooms).

The Grande Lakes Resort has 147,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, 107,000 square feet of outdoor space with breathtaking panoramic views and over 500 acres of tropical gardens, lakes and wetland areas. The Resort is only 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport and just a few minutes to the Orange County Convention Center and theme parks. For more information please visit GrandeLakes.com.

Marriott Golf:

Marriott’s Global Golf Division manages over 50 courses in 15 countries across 5 continents, offering over 1,000 holes of championship golf for the many Marriott International lodging brands, including Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Westin, Sheraton, Gaylord Hotels, Le Meridien, Renaissance, Protea Hotels. Since 1971, Marriott has been a recognized leader of integrated resort and golf operations, through its award wining business results and renowned service culture. Marriott provides golf development expertise, 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 Marriott.com/explore-and-plan/golf.mi.

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Dave Daubert

David, Editor & Feature Writer, has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.

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