Once a year, Corporate Meetings & Incentives brings together the members of its Golden Links Advisory Board to keep our collective fingers on the pulse of the golf industry. This year's meeting, hosted by CMI's Editor Barbara Scofidio and Group Publisher Peter Huestis, was held at the Marriott Orlando World Center in January. After a morning of discussion and debate, the group headed for the recently unveiled Hawk's Landing golf course (which was redesigned to a par 72 and expanded to 6,900 yards by renowned golf course architect Robert E. Cupp II) for ahosted by the resort and Pro-Link.
The Golden Links Advisory Board is made up of 33 PGA professionals and golf industry experts, all with extensive experience planning golf events. To learn more about them, see pages 74-75. Also, don't miss our Guide to Planning Effective Golf Events, beginning on page 57, which was compiled with their help. New this year, several members share their event-planning war stories, beginning on page 49.
The 2000 Golden Links Courses To help you choose the right facility for your next golf event, Corporate Meetings & Incentives has identified 165 properties, all of which provide groups with a high-quality group golf experience. See the 2000 Directory of Golden LinksCertified Courses, which begins on page 78.
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 pro staffs that can assist with group tournaments.