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New Golf Partners Join the Family

Jacksonville, FL (October 12, 2011) — Florida’s First Coast of Golf, the nonprofit travel destination marketing company that serves Northeast Florida, has added several business partners to make vacation planning even more complete. Joining the FFCG family is the Anne Cain Golf Academy on Amelia Island, FL; One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, FL; and Palm Harbor Golf Club at Palm Coast, FL. There are now a total of four golf schools, 18 accommodations and 27 golf courses that are part of the association said David Reese, President of Florida’s First Coast of Golf.

Florida’s First Coast of Golf Adds New Partners;
Offers Visitors One-Stop Shopping for Golf Vacations

Jacksonville, FL(October 12, 2011) — Florida’s First Coast of Golf, the nonprofit travel destination marketing company that serves Northeast Florida, has added several business partners to make vacation planning even more complete.  Joining the FFCG family is the Anne Cain Golf Academy on Amelia Island, FL; One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach, FL; and Palm Harbor Golf Club at Palm Coast, FL.  There are now a total of four golf schools, 18 accommodations and 27 golf courses that are part of the association said David Reese, President of Florida’s First Coast of Golf.

“We’re pleased to add these members to our team,” said Reese.  “Florida’s First Coast of Golf is the one-stop destination for vacationers looking for any type of golf experience.  We have everything from luxury resorts and condominiums to budget hotels, PGA Tour caliber courses to courses for beginners, and golf schools to help anyone become a better player.”

The Anne Cain Golf Academy is located at the Golf Club of Amelia Island near the Summer Beach Resort and Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.  Anne began playing golf competitively at age 13, was one of the top three female juniors in the U.S., earned All-American honors at the University of Georgia and turned pro in 1991, winning twice. Her programs are based on golfing fundamentals combined with the instant feedback of unique video technology.

Anne Cain has been named one of the Top 20 Teachers under 40 by Golf Digest and one of the Top 100 Teachers in America by Golf Magazine.  She has also been nominated by her peers as LPGA Teacher of the Year three times.

The One Ocean Resort & Spa on the ocean in Atlantic Beach, FL combines luxury with the unique.  Its 193 rooms and stylish suites feature floor to ceiling views of the Atlantic Ocean.  All guestrooms are outfitted with personalized refreshment cabinets, iPod docking station and 42-inch LCD TVs.

A personal Docent will greet you by name and escort you to your room.  The Docents can take care of every need from packing to providing insider tips on restaurants and shopping to enrolling children in Sea Turtle Kids Club.

On-site is Azurea, the One Ocean Resort & Spa signature restaurant.  Located on the beach, it provides an elegant, artfully inspired atmosphere with an ocean view from any seat.

Finally, after a tough day on the golf course, a visit to the Spa at One Ocean can make your day complete.  The spa offers more than 40 marine-inspired rituals including unique massages styles, body wraps, peels, facials and more.

Palm Harbor Golf Club is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course located in Palm Coast, FL.  It offers the player sloped fairways, strategic bunkering, natural water features, and generous greens.  The course was completely renovated in 2009 by the Clifton Ezell Clifton Design team.  Beautiful oak trees grace the property and have been preserved to provide natural beauty and charm to the setting.  Palm Harbor is the perfect course for a challenging experience in a lush Florida setting.

There’s never been a better time to book a vacation through Florida’s First Coast of Golf.  The website lists special offers, unique packages and provides a toll-free number (1-800-530-5248) to talk to a travel agent.  There are plans that fit all types of budgets and levels of golf playing ability.

To learn more about all the options at Florida’s First Coast of Golf, visit www.florida-golf.org , find us on Facebook (Florida’s First Coast of Golf) or Twitter (fl1stcoastgolf).