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Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

 

ORLANDO, FLA. (November, 2016)— Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is honored to be named a recipient of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Award from the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South.

ConventionSouth publisher J. Talty O’Connor shared, “Readers and fans voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award.  The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

Located close to downtown Orlando in the prestigious Dr. Phillips corridor, Bay Hill is among 250 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. Over 4,000 voters participated this year in the selection process.

As a first time recipient of the award, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is especially excited to share the news of this award.  They will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2016 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine which will showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation.

Located just minutes from downtown Orlando along the Butler chain of lakes, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard golf tournament.  The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru and two DecoTurf courts, a full service spa and salon, fitness center, a heated Jr. Olympic-size pool, three dining locations, 3 lounges, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.  For reservations call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

 

For more information or photo support, contact Ramona Herald, Absolute Thinking, at (727) 967-2487 or Ramona.Herald@gmail.com

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MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR ARNOLD PALMER

 

My family and I are deeply moved by the outpouring of support and love that we have received from the countless friends and admirers of my father.  These first hours have been challenging but we are comforted knowing that he was loved by so many and so deeply.  Words can not begin to express the gratitude we have for the many people who have offered to help us in this time of sadness.  My father would be so pleased to know that he is being thought of and recognized this way.

Memorial Services for Arnold Palmer will be held at Saint Vincent Basilica in Latrobe, PA on Tuesday, Oct 4th at 11:00 a.m. ET On behalf of my father and family, thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

~ Amy Palmer Saunders

 

Visit iam.arniesarmy.org to share your Arnold Palmer story.

 

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ARNOLD PALMER’S BAY HILL CLUB & LODGE ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR BUCKET LIST GOLF PACKAGE

 

ORLANDO, FL –March, 2016 – If watching the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard has you dreaming of walking the same fairways the PGA TOUR professionals play, you can check this one off your Bucket List. Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge has announced the 2016 Bucket List Golf Package, which includes a comfortable lodge guest room, full breakfast, and one round of championship golf. Guests will also receive the trademark umbrella logo pin which is the symbol of the Palmer brand around the world, and one dozen Bay Hill logoed golf balls upon check-in. The Bucket List Package is offered from $168 to $260 per person, per night based on double occupancy, making it surprisingly affordable to plan your trip to this legendary venue. The package is available from May 25, 2016 – January 14, 2017. Reservations can be made by calling (888) 422-9445 or visiting www.bayhill.com. (Applicable taxes not included.)

The history of Bay Hill and this charismatic golf club is steeped in tradition. Built in 1961, guests appreciate the scenic views and traditional setting across 270 acres along the shores of the beautiful Butler Chain of Lakes. The property later became a favorite of legendary golfer Arnold Palmer after he competed in an exhibition match with Jack Nicklaus and Don Cherry on the then unknown course in 1965. On that day Palmer fell in love with Bay Hill and began the quest to make it his own. By 1970, that dream was a reality and Bay Hill has been the winter home of the Palmer family ever since. In 1979 Mr. Palmer successfully created a tournament that became an official PGA TOUR stop, attracting some of the strongest fields of the season, now called the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard. Just like Arnold Palmer himself, Bay Hill is very charming and welcoming, and for those that love the traditions of the game, it is the perfect Bucket List venue. The Lodge features 70 rooms, a full service Spa and Fitness Center, and outstanding cuisine in 3 restaurants. Bay Hill has recently earned the distinction of Golf Resort of the Year – North America, by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)., and is a Golf Magazine Silver Medal Resort. Bay Hill is also a Top 100 Best Resort Course by Golfweek Magazine, and past recipient of the highly regarded Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Award.

Located just minutes from downtown Orlando and area attractions, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard golf tournament. The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru and two DecoTurf courts, a full service spa and salon, fitness center, a heated Jr. Olympic-size pool, three dining locations, 3 lounges, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations or membership information, call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

For reservations call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

For more information or photo support, contact Ramona Hurley, Absolute Thinking, at (727) 967-2487 or HurleyRamona@gmail.com.

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ARNOLD PALMER’S BAY HILL CLUB & LODGE NAMED IAGTO GOLF RESORT OF THE YEAR – NORTH AMERICA 2016

 

ORLANDO, FL –October 8, 2015 – Adding to the resort’s impressive list of accolades, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, the home of one of most respected events on the PGA TOUR, the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, is extremely pleased to announce it has earned the distinction of Golf Resort of the Year – North America for 2016, by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

Ray Easler, Vice President, Hospitality & Operations shared, “When we received the news that this honor had been bestowed upon Bay Hill, we couldn’t have been more proud. It is our goal to provide our members and guests with the best club and resort experience possible as well as a distinctive level of personalized service that is second to none, and by merit of this award, we are gratified to know our goal has been realized.”

The award comes on the heels of the reopening of Bay Hill’s Championship Course following an extensive re-grassing project in Summer 2015, in which new TifEagle bermudagrass was sprigged on the greens, and Celebration bermudagrass on the fairways and tees of all 18 holes. Mr. Easler went on to say, “we are very excited to have just completed a comprehensive re-grassing project and the response from members and guests who have played the course since reopening has been overwhelmingly positive. We are anticipating truly exceptional course conditions for this year’s TOUR event in March.”

As the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry, IAGTO conducts annual awards to recognize the best performing golf resorts in three regions: North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Over 500 IAGTO golf tour operators in 62 countries vote based on criteria including customer satisfaction, course quality, accommodations, accessibility to tee times, overall value, levels of service, and the professionalism which the organization works with in the industry and with tour operators.

Accepting the award at the 2016 IAGTO Awards ceremony on the Spanish island of Tenerife, Bay Hill’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Roy Schindele, said: “On behalf of the Palmer family as well as entire staff, we are honored to receive this prestigious award. We continually strive to offer all our guests a superior experience and one of the unique qualities that makes Bay Hill so distinctive is the level of service provided by our attentive staff, each of whom has a personal commitment to welcome each guest to the winter home of Arnold Palmer and to treat them like family.”

Located just minutes from downtown Orlando along the Butler chain of lakes, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard golf tournament. The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru and two DecoTurf courts, a full service spa and salon, fitness center, a heated Jr. Olympic-size pool, three dining locations, 3 lounges, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

For reservations call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

For more information or photo support, contact Ramona Hurley, Absolute Thinking, at (727) 967-2487 or HurleyRamona@gmail.com.

Follow Bay Hill on Twitter at www.twitter.com/APBayHill
Follow Bay Hill on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/APBayHill .

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Recent Press Releases

Awards

2017
10 Best PGA Tour Courses You Can Play – Forbes
Top 100 Best Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine

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2016
Certificate of Excellence Award – tripAdvisor
Best of Orlando, Reader’s Choice & Editor’s Picks – Orlando Magazine
Silver Medal Winner – Golf Magazine’s Premier Resorts
Orlando’s Toughest Golf Courses – Orlando Business Journal
Best Golf Courses in Orlando – Where South Florida
Best in State Golf Courses Florida – Golf Digest
Golf Resort of the Year North America – International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO)
Best Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine

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2015
Best Resorts in Orlando – Reader”s Choice Awards 2015 (#14) – Conde Nast Traveler
Best in State Golf Courses Florida – Golf Digest
Top 30 Resorts in Florida Readers Choice Award – Conde Nast Traveler
Best Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine
Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play – Golfweek Magazine
Best of Orlando – Orlando Magazine

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2014
Top 100 Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine
Best of +VIP Access Hotels – Expedia
Top100 Courses You Can Play – Golf Magazine
Top 50 Golf Clubs in America 2014-2016 – Club Leaders Forum & Platinum Clubs of America
Best Courses Near You – Golf Magazine
Rated Outstanding (Quality 24/Facilities 25/Service 25)  – Zagat
Best Courses You Can Play – Golf Magazine
Gold Key Winner – Meetings & Conventions
Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor.com
Best of Orlando, Readers’ Favorite – Orlando Magazine
Platinum List Reader Selected World’s Best – Celebrated Living Magazine
Toughest Golf Courses – Orlando Business Journal
Silver Medal in Premier Resort Awards for 2014-2015 – Golf Magazine
Top 10 Golf Resorts in the Sunshine State – Links Magazine
Best Courses You Can Play – Golfweek Magazine
Top Overall Rating from 2013 – Venere.com
Top Private & Semi-Private Country Club – Orlando Business Journal
Top 100 Best Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine
Gold List – Conde Nast Traveler

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 2013
#2 of Top 40 Resorts in Florida Reader’s Choice Award List – Conde Nast Traveler
5-Star Rating Award – Talk of the Town
Top 25 Banquet & Meeting Facilities in Orlando – Orlando Business Journal
Best of Orlando – Orlando Magazine
Platinum List of Best Hotels, Golf Courses, Spas & Cruises – Celebrated Living Magazine
2013 Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor
Gold Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions Magazine
Top 10 Florida Golf Resorts – Links Magazine
Best Courses You Can Play – Golfweek Magazine
Best Golf Club/Course
– Southwest Orlando Bulletin
World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses– The Rolex, Second Edition (France)
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2012
Best of Orlando Tennis Pro Shop – Orlando Award Program
Best of Orlando in the Management Services category – Orlando Award Program
Top 100 Courses You Can Play –
Golf Magazine
Best Resort Courses – Golfweek
Best of Orlando – Readers Favorite People, Places & Things – Orlando Magazine
Best Courses: State by State (#6 in Florida) – Golfweek
Central Florida’s Largest Private or Semi-Private Country Clubs –
Orlando Business Journal
The Platinum List Readers’ Choice Award – Celebrated Living
Best Public Access Courses: Florida –
Golfweek
Where to play, Where to Dine, Where to Meet in the United States –
Private Clubs
Premier Resorts Best Places to Stay & Play –
Golf Magazine
Toughest Golf Courses Men’s –
Orlando Business Journal
52 Amazing Weekends –
Florida Travel & Life Magazine
Best Courses You Can Play –
Golfweek Magazine
Best Resort Courses – 
Golfweek Magazine
Best Golf Club/Course– Southwest Orlando Bulletin

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2011
Best Golf Course-Private – Orlando Magazine
Best Courses You Can Play in Florida –
Golfweek Magazine
100 Best Golf Shops –
Golf World Magazine
World’s Best Hotels, Golf Courses, Cruises & Spas –
Celebrated Living
Best Tour Courses You Can Play –
GolfWeek Magazine
Circle of Excellence –
Merchant Circle
Best Golf Club/Course –
Southwest Orlando Bulletin
Best Resort Courses –
GolfWeek Magazine
Best of Orlando 2011 Bay Hill Tennis Pro Shop – U.S. Commerce Assn.

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2010
Best of Business Award in the Golf Courses-Private category – Small Business Commerce Association
Circle of Excellence –
Merchant Circle
Top 100 Best Golf Shops – GolfWorld Magazine
Top 100 Courses You Can Play –
Golf Magazine
Best Golf Club/Course –
Southwest Bulletin
Best Courses Near You – Golf Magazine
#1 Private Golf Course in Orlando – Orlando Magazine
Platinum List of Best Hotels, Golf Courses, Spas & Cruises – Celebrated Living Magazine
Gold Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions
Best Tour Courses – Golfweek Magazine
Central Florida’s Largest Meeting Facilities –
Orlando Business Journal
Premier Resorts Silver Medal Award – Golf Magazine
Best Resort Courses – Golfweek Magazine