SAN ANTONIO, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westin La Cantera Resort is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of The Palmer Course; a championship class 18-hole golf course created by golf legend and award-winning course designer Arnold Palmer and the Arnold Palmer Design Company. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the resort will run a summer golf promotion from June 20-August 28, 2011, that will give golfers the chance to test their skills at the renowned signature course.
The promotion consists of a $69 (weekday) and $79 (weekend) guest fee with cart rental, which includes a complimentary lunch at either clubhouse. Golfers will also receive a $20 bounce back coupon, to expire on Dec. 31, 2011, encouraging the golfer to return and try out the resort's additional links at the 18-hole Resort Course.
Guests who take advantage of the summer golf promotion will instantly be included in a prize drawing. The grand prize includes: a 2-night stay, two-some golf round and a personalized memento from Mr. Palmer. The winner will be announced in early September.
"We are thrilled to pay tribute to a living legend who designed this first-of-its-kind course in South Texas 10 years ago," said A.M. Cherone, general manager of The Westin La Cantera Resort. "It is our honor to offer our guests this special promotion giving golfers the opportunity to experience first-hand this carefully crafted course."
"As an architect, my goal is to produce a golf course that utilizes the natural surroundings. The Texas Hill Country provided the perfect canvas to create The Palmer Course at La Cantera," said Arnold Palmer. "The beauty of the land lends itself to a course that is both challenging and fun to play and we hope everyone enjoys it!"
The resort gained 18 more holes of golf with the opening of The Palmer Course in 2001. The Par-71, 6,998-yard course is dramatically situated over 250 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Carefully grafted into the natural landscape, The Palmer Course offers rock outcroppings, rolling hills, majestic views, native vegetation and wildlife. The course's #4 Signature Hole requires a long carry over a lake with dramatic waterfalls on the right and entire front of the green.
At the time, the course was Mr. Palmer's first in South Texas and his fifth design in the state. The course holds a special place in Mr. Palmer's heart with the dedication of a bridge on #4 green to his first wife, Winnie.
In 2011, The Westin La Cantera Resort was recognized by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of "500 World's Best Hotels". In April 2011, the resort received its 11th AAA Four Diamond Resort award. Also in 2011, Golfweek magazine recognized both The Palmer Course and The Resort Course as the "Best Courses You Can Play".
For more information, please visit www.lacanteragolfclub.com or call 1.800.446.5387.
About Arnold Palmer Design Company (APDC)
The Arnold Palmer Design Company is an internationally recognized leader in the golf course architecture industry. Founded in 1972, APDC has created almost 300 golf courses around the world, and has earned industry acclaim and numerous awards. Many of its courses have served as the host of USGA, PGA, Champion's, LPGA and European Tour tournaments. The company philosophy is straightforward: APDC designs beautiful golf courses in the style of Arnold Palmer that are fun to play while maintaining the utmost respect for nature. APDC is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, at Arnold Palmer's winter home, the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. For information please visit www.arnoldpalmerdesign.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1051 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
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SOURCE The Westin La Cantera Resort