Earlier this year, the Golden Links Advisory Board held its annual meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan in Orlando, to work on making this issue as useful to you as possible. The advisory board is made up of 29 PGA professionals and golf industry executives who have extensive experience with golf meetings and incentives.
Remember: Our panel of experts is your panel of experts. You will find their names, phone, fax, e-mail, and Web site information on the facing page. Call on them.
1999 Golden Links Courses To help you choose the right golf facility, we have identified nearly 200 properties, all of which provide groups with a high-quality group experience (see page 68). These facilities meet the following criteria:
* They welcome groups that include golf as part of their meeting or incentive program.
* They can arrange tee times for multiple foursomes.
* They have a pro staff that will assist with group tournaments.
Claye Atcheson Vice President, Operations Marriott Golf Orlando, FL (407) 206-6249 Fax (407) 206-6042
Hank Borg North American Executive PGA of Europe/Relais du Golf St. Anthony, MN (612) 788-7521
Bob Brooks Managing Director Pointe Hilton Resorts Phoenix, AZ (602) 879-8188 Fax (602) 870-8181 www.pointehilton.com
Tom Clary Director of Golf Northern Pines Golf Club/ Eagle Bend Golf Club Kalispell, MT (406) 751-1950 Fax (406) 751-1961
Bill Colvin President, Golf MarComm Partners Cleveland, OH (216) 696-7511 Fax (216) 991-4775
Mike DeLong Director of Golf The Coeur d'Alene Group Coeur d'Alene, ID (208) 667-4653 Fax (208) 667-5683 www.cdaresort.com
John Easterbrook Jr. Vice President, Operations Troon Golf Scottsdale, AZ (602) 606-1000 Fax (602) 606-1010
Don Ferrone Director of Golf Callaway Gardens Resort Pine Mountain, GA (800) CALLAWAY Fax (706) 663-5044 www.callawaygardens.com
Bernie Friedrich Director of Golf Boyne USA Resorts Petoskey, MI (616) 439-4907 Fax (616) 439-4960 www.boyne.com
Mona Gambetta John Jacobs Golf School Scottsdale, AZ (602) 391-2124 Fax (602) 991-8243 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Hallett Jr. Director of Golf Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Brewster, MA (508) 896-5911 Fax (508) 896-1886 email@example.com
Bill Hoffman Executive Director National Association of GolfDirectors Reno, NV (702) 852-4646 Fax (702) 852-0824
Ken Hornyak President Golf Operations Analysis Traverse City, MI (616) 933-5413 Fax (616) 932-2359
Dick Krull Executive Vice President Centennial Services Corp. Acworth, GA (770) 426-9862
Wayne McDonald Strategic Planning Consultant Grand View International Suwanee, GA Phone and fax (770) 623-1990 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Monckton President The Windsor Collection Northbrook, IL (847) 753-9461 Fax (847) 753-9462 email@example.com
Bob O'Brian Director of Golf Samoset Resort Rockport, ME (207) 594-2511 Fax (207) 594-0722 www.samoset.com
Dennis Rose Vice President, Resort Operations/Director of Golf Waikoloa Beach Resort The Big Island, HI (808) 886-7888 Fax: (808) 886-0038
Tom Smack Golf Professional The Sagamore Resort Bolton Landing, NY (518) 644-9400 Fax (518) 644-2604 www.sagamore.com
Parker Smith President & CEO Sports Opportunities International Lake Worth, FL (561) 585-2483 Fax (561) 585-2762 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stu Stubbs Club Manager Carmel Valley Ranch Carmel, CA (408) 626-2516 Fax (408) 626-2561 www.slh.com
Doug Wood Director of Golf Banff Springs Hotel Banff, Alberta (403) 762-6878 Fax (403) 762-0363