Willow Crest Golf Club Named 'Property of the Year' by Marriott Golf

Jun 08, 2010, 11:00 ET from Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Golf, one of the world's premier golf operators, recently announced Willow Crest Golf Club, located at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Illinois as the Marriott Golf "Property of the Year." This award is based on performance excellence for current and previous years in various categories such as golf sales, round improvements, customer satisfaction, program development, personnel development, leadership and more.  

In an effort to make the golf experience more enjoyable and efficient, Willow Crest recently completed a number of course modifications including the re-routing of cart paths and modifying the sequence of holes. In addition, as part of the course's efforts to be become a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, several areas throughout the course were naturalized. Willow Crest is also participating in Marriott Golf's Walk for Health program which provides golfers with Bag Boy's innovative and popular three-wheel push carts, offering a fun and healthy way to navigate the course, as well as support environmental consciousness.

Further, Willow Crest received outstanding marks in golfer satisfaction surveys covering a breadth of categories including the overall golf experience; golf shop service; overall value of the golf experience and visitors willingness to recommend Willow Crest to family and friends.

"We are very pleased to announce that Willow Crest Golf Club is our 2009 'Property of the Year,'" said Claye Atcheson, Vice President of Marriott Golf.  "Randy Bolstad and the entire golf team have worked tirelessly to provide an excellent golf experience at Willow Crest, and are thus truly deserving of this award."

Recognized as one of the finest golf resort courses in the Midwest, Willow Crest Golf Club has been named one of the "Top Public Golf Courses" in Illinois by Chicagoland Golf, and has also been honored with the "Greens of Distinction Award" from the readers of Corporate & Incentive Travel Magazine.

About Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

Overlooking the expansive lawns and soothing waterways of the 2008 Greens of Distinction award winning Willow Crest Golf Course, this peaceful Oak Brook Hills hotel is a traveler's paradise. Fresh off a $15 million renovation and receiving prestigious Audubon Certification, the Oak Brook, IL Hotel revitalizes body, mind and environment.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 630-850-5555 or visit http://marriott.com/chimc.

SOURCE Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort