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Omni Hotels & Resorts Launches "For The Love Of The Game"

Luxury Hotel Brand Creates Unique Group Golf Experiences

Omni Hotels & Resorts recently announced a series of new customizable golf activities and competitions for group attendees. The new program, "For the Love of the Game," allows meeting planners the option to build traditional and non-traditional golf events for all level of players - from the golf purist and novice to those who have never picked up a club. The new activity menus may be booked at nearly all Omni Golf Resorts.

For the Golf Purist:  These are perfect for true enthusiasts and include:

  • Pre-round Warm-up Like a Pro: Participants are guided through stretching and ball striking sessions to properly prepare for a round of golf.
  • Match Play: Attendees are paired head-to-head for a traditional match play tournament.
  • Competitive Horse Race: Nine holes of sudden death elimination for more competitive golfers.
  • Short Course Challenge: A challenging par-3 course specially-constructed for a quick round of golf. Great for a "skins" game or a quick outing before other engagements.
  • Mix & Match Format: Two-team tournament where the first six holes are a scramble; second six are best ball; and last six are alternate shot play.

For Team Building: These options are for those looking for a teambuilding outing, but do not have much time and want to hit the course. The following choices are available before a meeting, during a break or after a meeting:

  • Closest to the Flag: In addition to golf balls, participants hit or throw odd objects such as footballs, tennis balls and Frisbees toward the green to see who can land closest to the flag.
  • Putting Green Activities: Groups may choose from a selection of miniature golf activities such as "Night Putting" with glowing golf equipment; "Blind Putting" where one participant blindly putts, and his or her teammate serves as the guide; or "Extreme Putt-Putt" where they must putt around an obstacle course.
  • Foot Golf: Using traditional golf scoring for two holes, players attempt to kick a soccer ball into a hula-hoop on the green.
  • Moonlight Golf: Excellent for a late-night social activity, glow in the dark holes can be constructed on the courses' driving ranges for a one-to-three hole tournament.
  • Frisbee Golf: Attendees can get fresh air, exercise and enjoy the courses for timed-play, nine holes, or the full 18.
  • For Fun:  No experience necessary and allows participants to enjoy course facilities and/or golf-themed exercises.
  • Group Fun Run: Breakfast and a morning run on the back nine.
  • Marshmallow Long Drive: Held in a hotel's ballroom or other meeting space, participants test the skill of mind over muscle in a driving contest with golf balls replaced by marshmallows.
  • Golf Stretch: Good for meeting breakout sessions, participants will enjoy a relaxing golf-specific stretch to alleviate stress or discomfort.
  • Omni Golf Blackjack: Played just like the card game, participants pitch balls from a tee box into a "deck" of mock cards in attempts to hit 21.
  • Chip Off the Old Block: Attendees can participate in a golf stretch, followed by chipping a Velcro ball into a net.

The offer is valid at nearly all Omni Golf Resorts, including: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spain Austin, TX, heralded as the number one golf resort in the state; Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, where some of the greatest names in golf history have played; The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA, a U.S. presidential favorite for decades; and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, featuring 27 holes that wind through palm tree-lined fairways and amazing views of the San Jacinto and San Bernardino mountains.

To book a meeting or event or for more details, terms and conditions regarding Omni Hotels & Resorts meeting offerings, customers can contact the Omni Global Sales representative, visit or call (800) 788-OMNI.

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