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Marriott Golf debuts ‘Rounds & Rooms‘

12.05am 12th August 2005 - Travel

Marriott Golf, the world’s largest resort golf management company, has introduced a first-of-its-kind golf resort reservation system, “Rounds & Rooms,” designed to simplify travel planning by allowing golfers simultaneously to book tee times and hotel rooms at 19 golf properties featuring 29 leading golf courses worldwide.
Now available at golfers can select a participating golf resort and book their tee times and hotel rooms instantly online. The new service marks the first time a collection of leading golf resort properties, based throughout the world, have come together to offer a one-stop booking solution that includes both tee times and lodging.
Marriott Golf is offering this service in collaboration with GolfHero, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based global technology leader in the golf travel industry, and EZLinks, operator of the world’s largest network for golf reservations.
“Through the GolfHero technology, Marriott Golf is able to bring our portfolio of leading golf resorts together to provide golfers a simple method for booking their golf vacation,” said Ed Utz, director of marketing for Marriott Golf. “Golfers have always been forced to find a resort, book a lodging package and then call for tee times. Now, we provide an entire system for reserving a complete golf vacation online, with a choice of 29 premier golf courses.”
Marriott Golf currently manages 60 golf courses at 45 facilities in 13 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is currently the largest resort golf operator in the United States. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments, including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises.
GolfHero is the first totally online packaging solution for the golf travel industry. GolfHero is a division of TravelHero, well known within the travel industry as one of the top ten online travel portals in North America, with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona
Founded in 1995, EZLinks Golf, Inc. operates the world’s largest network for golf reservations, as well as the highest volume tee time call centre in the industry. EZLinks provides tee sheet management software, 24-hour live- operator reservations support, customizable web booking tools, database marketing applications, integrated point-of-sale services, and a regional association handicap system to over 900 golf facilities, hotels and travel companies worldwide.
“Currently on golfers have the ability to book both golf and lodging for our properties in Cairo, Egypt and St. Kitts, “ said Tom Enders, senior manager, golf marketing for Marriott International. “We also hope to have this service available to other properties outside the US, including the UK, Spain, Costa Rica and Canada in the near future.”
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