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Marriott Golf Celebrates 8th Annual International Family Golf Festival

2.54pm 1st May 2015 - Growing the Game

Marriott Family Golf FestivalGolfers of all ages and abilities are invited to join their family members and experience the true meaning of ‘togetherness on the links’, as Marriott Golf this week announced the schedule for the 8th Annual Marriott International Family Golf Festival.

A series of one-day family golf-themed events, which will take place at 26 leading Marriott Golf-managed destinations throughout the world, the Marriott International Family Golf Festival program will tee-off in the U.S. at Crane’s Landing Golf Club in Lincolnshire, IL on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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 for families, women and juniors.

Highlighting the events, families are invited to Marriott Golf properties for a fun-filled afternoon of FREE golf instruction, clinics, exciting activities, interactive golf games, family golf programs, prize giveaways and much more. Supervised by PGA Professionals, each respective venue offers a welcoming environment where women, children, siblings, parents and grandparents can learn and play the game together. Each year, thousands of families take part in this exciting program.

“Both avid golfers and newcomers to the game have participated at these events, and it’s an absolute treat to watch a family enjoy the great outdoors, while teeing-it-up together,” said Jim Keane, Senior Director of Operations, Marriott Golf. “The feedback we continue to receive about our Family Golf Festival program is fantastic, and we are thrilled to once again host a full schedule of events throughout the year.”

In addition, after 3 p.m., families and children can play golf for free as part of Marriott Golf’s “Kids Golf-4-Free” program, in which an estimated 10,000 parents and children participate each year. 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 2015 Family Golf Festival takes place at designated Marriott Golf properties on the following dates:

Breadsall Priory, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Morley, Derby, UK April 25

Marriott’s Lincolnshire Crane’s Landing Golf Club, Lincolnshire, IL May 2

Forest of Arden, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, Warwickshire, UK May 5

JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ May 17

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, May 23

Marriott’s Grande Vista Golf Club, Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando, FL May 30

Cattails @ MeadowView Golf Course, Kingsport, TN, June 7

Hollins Hall, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK June 13

St. Pierre, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK June 13

Marco Island Marriott Resort, Marco Island, FL June 27

Meon Valley, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Hampshire, UK June 28

Marriott’s Orlando World Center Resort, Hawk’s Landing GC, Orlando, FL July 4

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club,  Palm Desert, CA July 4

Sprowston Manor, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Norwich, Norfolk, UK July 5

Gaylord Springs Golf Links, Nashville, TN July 11

Dalmahoy, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh, UK July 31 – August 3

Toftrees Golf Club, State College, PA August 2

The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL August 7

JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort, Palm Desert, CA, August 8

Westfields Golf Club, Clifton, VA, August 16

Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Manchester, UK August 16

Marriott’s Griffin Gate Golf Club, Lexington, KY, August 30

Tudor Park, Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Maidstone, Kent, UK September 6

Son Antem Golf Club, Mallorca, Spain, September 9

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Golf Club, Phoenix, AZ, December 12

JW Marriott Starr Pass Country Club, Tucson, AZ, December 12

Marriott Golf manages 50 golf courses at 37 locations in 11 countries, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for seven Marriott International lodging brands. Marriott Golf

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