Golf Travel News 11 February 2024

Golf Travel News 11 February 2024

In golf travel news this week are items from Nemacolin, Myrtle Beach, Omni PGA Frisco, Mokara Hotel and Spa, Omni Barton Creek, Fairmont Austin and Golfhōm.

The Nemacolin Golf Academy Announces a Series of Limited-Engagement Premier Golf Schools with Mike LaBella and Guests

Dr. Andrew Dulak, Erika Larkin, and Dr. Rick Sessinghaus to co-host upcoming sessions

Farmington, PA – The Nemacolin Golf Academy, the game improvement epicenter at Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury golf resort destination, announced a series of limited-engagement Premier Golf Schools. The first three sessions are coming this spring and summer and will be led by Nemacolin’s director of instruction Mike LaBella, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher.

These specialized sessions cover targeted game-improvement topics like “Dust Off the Rust,” “Swing into Spring,” and “The FlowCode” to help students enter the 2024 peak golfing season with fresh skills and a new confidence in their games. The opening spring and early summer sessions will see LaBella joined by renowned instructors Andrew Dulak, Erika Larkin, and Dr. Rick Sessinghaus. Sessions later this summer will see LaBella co-hosting with top teachers like Andrew Rice, Devan Bonebrake, and a return engagement with Dulak.

Students in these special school sessions receive discounts on luxury room accommodations. Learn more at Nemacolin.com.

To register for these Premier Golf School sessions, please email [email protected].


‘CLUB 17’ WILL BE ANOTHER VIP OPTION FOR FANS AT THE UPCOMING MYRTLE BEACH CLASSIC IN MAY

The Myrtle Beach Classic is set for May 6-12 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club



MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — “Club 17” will be a new option for fans wanting a VIP experience at the upcoming Myrtle Beach Classic PGA TOUR event this May. Located directly behind the 17th tee, this shared hospitality venue offers an exclusive setting for dining, golf and entertainment. With access to an elevated outdoor seating deck, Club 17 will provide an elevated view of the 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes, and will include an open bar and food.

Tickets for Club 17 go on sale Jan. 29.



The Myrtle Beach Classic is scheduled from May 6-12 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club. It will be the first PGA TOUR event in the Myrtle Beach area. The Dunes Club was, however, host to the season-ending 1999 Charles Schwab Cup Championship on PGA TOUR Champions some 25 years ago.



There are limited quantities of Clubhouse tickets and Club 18 hospitality tickets available, and general admission tickets remain on sale. To purchase tickets, including those for Club 17, go to www.myrtlebeachclassic.com. 



There are also several opportunities for teams in the Monday and Wednesday Pro-Am competitions the week of the event. For hospitality and pro-am opportunities, contact Travis Galowski, sales director, at [email protected].



The Myrtle Beach Classic is a newly formed dual-field tournament and is one of 36 events on the FedEx Cup regular season schedule for 2024.

A view of the eighteenth green at the Coore & Crenshaw Cliffside course at Barton Creek.

Not So Lonely Valentine’s Day Hotel Offerings In The Lone Star State

Omni PGA Frisco Resort – Frisco, TX

If you and your favorite single buddy are looking to get away during the day of love, check into the newly opened Omni PGA Frisco Resort. Situated next door to the headquarters of the PGA of America, it is renowned for its top-notch golf offerings. Here, visitors can experience two championship 18-hole courses—the Gil Hanse-designed Fields Ranch East and Fields Ranch West by Beau Welling. Additionally, they can enjoy joint attractions such as the Dance Floor, a two-acre natural grass putting course, and The Swing, a lighted 10-hole par-3, and more.

On-site, there is the Mokara Spa offering unique male-curated treatments, including the Gentleman’s facial. There’s also a signature steakhouse restaurant called Trick Rider, where authentic rodeo culture meets upscale dining. The Monument Realty PGA District hosts a variety of signature dining and retail concepts, virtual game experiences, programmed entertainment, and more, where resort guests and the public can explore.

 Mokara Hotel & Spa – San Antonio, TX

As the only Forbes 4-star rated hotel in San Antonio, Mokara Hotel & Spa is making the holiday all about the gals. On February 13th from 6-8pm (Nationally recognized as Galentine’s Day), Mokara Spa is hosting a Pajama Party designed for you and your besties to indulge in a night of pampering, relaxation, and fun.

Highlights for the event will include an assortment of gourmet hors d’oeuvres and sparkling beverages, exclusive goodie bags filled with spa essentials, and a guest speaker, Rebekah. She is a native Texan, breast cancer survivor, and the founder of Sanara, where she creates mind + body care rituals powered by indigenous Latin American botanicals. Tickets available via Eventbrite ($25)

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa – Austin, TX

Experience love amidst the scenic beauty of the hills and create lasting romantic moments with the ‘Love in the Hills’ package which includes sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and a visit to the spa.

Guests can indulge in the delightful experience of creating Valentine’s Day-themed drinks together with an Art of Mixology – Couple’s Edition, tickets sold here.  Then treat yourselves to a luxurious and delectable dinner experience at Blind Salamander with a special dinner curated by renowned Chef Francisco Baca. Reservations can be made here.

For the ultimate relaxation and romance, escape into a world of bliss with the Mokara Spa ‘Under the Stars’ Spa Package. Enjoy a soothing eucalyptus steam, a private hot tub, and a couples’ massage in our serene couple’s sanctuary.

FAIRMONT AUSTIN NAMED FOUR-STAR HOTEL IN FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE’S 2024 STAR AWARDS 

AUSTIN— (February 7, 2024) — Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises, today announced its 2024 Star Awards. Fairmont Austin earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award for three categories including the hotel award, restaurant award for its lauded signature restaurant Garrison, and spa award for the luxe Fairmont Spa Austin.  Fairmont Austin is the only property in Austin to receive these accolades across the board, with Garrison uniquely poised as the only restaurant in Austin, and one of only four restaurants in Texas to earn a Forbes Travel Guide star rating. All global honorees are showcased on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

Fairmont Austin is a 37-story landmark hotel situated in the heart of the vibrant downtown area and is composed of 1,048 richly-appointed guest rooms and suites, including an exclusive Fairmont Gold “hotel within a hotel.” Guests can expect an unrivaled level of service along with unparalleled views of Lady Bird Lake and the city skyline at this hub of activity and innovation. Fairmont Austin offers guests an array of amenities and dining experiences, including the acclaimed Garrison, an expansive rooftop pool, the top-rated Fairmont Spa Austin, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and nearly 140,000 square feet of event space.

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, and Fairmont Austin, Garrison and Fairmont Spa Austin are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

GOLFHŌM Announces the Launch of its Global Vacation Rental Platform for Golfers 

Los Angeles, CA – Golfhōm, the first-to-market worldwide vacation rental platform aimed at the golf travel market is now live and open for business at https://golfhom.com. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and Charleston, SC. 

Golfhōm was founded in 2020, and launched its live platform in 2023. CEO and co-founder Scott Prestin came up with the idea for the golfer-centric vacation rental platform while planning a friend’s bachelor party excursion. The company has signed OTA/partner agreements with industry listing channel managers Nextpax and Rentals United. 

Golfhōm looks and operates like any other modern vacation rental platform – the two main variations are golf-traveler-friendly search options and golf-related content and discounts for its users. 

Travelers can search for Golfhōm vacation rentals by 38,000+ global golf course names, major golf tournaments or simply by a normal city/state location query. Every rental property has the nearby golf club options posted on its listing page. Users can click on any said course for a pop-up “Golfhōm Course Index” card with info and links related to that particular course. 

Golfhōm also offers its users a growing variety of golf and travel related content and discounts on partner gear and golf clothing. In addition to those features, golf packages and tee time bookings will be available to users on the platform in the coming months.

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