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JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson Introduces Family Swing & Fling Package from $149

July 12, 2011

JW Marriott® Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, invites families to relax and do their own thing with the newest Family Swing & Fling package. Starting at $149 per night per family, the package includes a daily $50 resort credit, unlimited rounds of golf, free kids’ meals, shopping discounts and more.

The chock-full-of-fun Swing & Fling Package includes:

  • Deluxe guest room for up to four
  • $50 per night resort credit
  • Unlimited rounds of golf for up to four people (two adults, two children)
  • Access to the resort’s sparkling pools and water features, including the Starr Canyon Lazy River and Monsoon Falls water slide
  • Complimentary use of the Hashani Spa fitness center
  • Kids eat free, ages 12 & under, with a paying adult
  • Complimentary appetizer or dessert with entrée purchase at Primo or Signature Grill
  • Free high-speed Internet
  • Free self parking
  • 10% off retail purchases

Swing & Fling Package rates start at $149 per night per family. The package is not available to groups of 10 or more. Rates are subject to availability August 1 through December 30, 2011 and resort credits accumulate during the stay.

Golfers will enjoy their unlimited rounds of golf on Starr Pass’ top-rated 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Facility with a double-loaded driving range, 20,000 square foot clubhouse and top-quality golf shop. The Catalina Mountains form a breathtaking backdrop for the desert courses, which have hosted legends such as Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez, to name a few. This spring, discerning golfers and readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine rated JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson among the world’s top 125 golf resorts, and among the top 10 golf resorts in Arizona.

Swimmers in the family will love making a splash at Starr Pass’ Water Collection. Guests can tube along the lazy Starr Canyon River, slide down the Monsoon Falls Water Slide, lounge by the Reflection Pools or cool off in the Dancing Springs.

For the adults in the family, complimentary access to the fitness center at the Hashani Spa offers plenty of cardio and weight machines and a refreshing view of the pool and the mountains for a rejuvenating workout. The spa facility also includes a whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the spa’s private pool. Spa treatments and fitness classes or personal training sessions are available for a fee.

Starr Pass’ Rising Starr Kids’ Club offers a half or full day of activities during the weekend for children age 4-12 while their parents relax and enjoy the soothing Hashani Spa or impressive Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. A full-day session (9am to 4pm) is $75.00 per child including lunch, while a half-day session (9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm) is $45.00 per child including a snack. In addition, Starr Pass’ restaurants offer kids’ menus specially designed for younger tastes.

Blur Teen Lounge is a new addition to Starr Pass this year, offering guests age 13 to 18 a fun place to kick back, have fun and enjoy the latest games, technology and movies. Open every Thursday through Saturday from 12pm to 6pm, Blur features Apple iPad 2’s for teens to access their email or social media accounts; the latest motion-tracking game systems from Xbox and PlayStation; and a movie area with a 46” LCD HDTV and a library of DVDs. Full access to the lounge and all of its features is available for $25 per teen per day. Parents may enter only when accompanied by a teen.

When all the fun fires up the appetite, delicious dining at any of the resort’s five restaurants is sure to please the palates of the whole family. With the Family Swing & Fling package, guests can enjoy a complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entrée at Primo, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, or Signature Grill, offering cowboy-inspired cooking like savory steaks, chops and seafood. Plus, kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult.

For more information about JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa or to book a Swing & Fling vacation, visit or call 888-236 2427.

About JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Starr Pass is one of Arizona’s finest resorts, awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for the resort property and its Primo restaurant for six consecutive years. Starr Pass was also rated among the world’s top 125 golf resorts, and among the top ten Arizona golf resorts by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2011. The largest resort in Southern Arizona, Starr Pass features 575 spacious guest rooms, 88,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa, five restaurants, four separate pools, a lazy river and water slide, the Audubon Certified, 27-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf facility, two lit tennis courts and 888 underground and covered parking spaces. The resort’s eco-friendly efforts extend to Primo, which serves only organic and jet fresh fish, and the Hashani Spa, which uses natural desert plant oils. The resort incorporates the natural desert into its landscape design and features direct access to Tucson Mountain Park for memorable hiking and biking trails. To quote Bill Marriott, “you can build all types of amenities but it would be impossible to duplicate what Starr Pass has, the Tucson Mountain Park.” The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is located at 3800 W. Starr Pass and can be reached directly by calling 520-792-3500,

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Orlando World Center Marriott Resort Offers Golf Package

January 7, 2011

Hit the greens and enjoy unlimited championship golf at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club located at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort, where the Stay and Play Golf Package is in full swing! Available from $224 per room, per night through November 30, 2011 the package includes:


  • One night’s deluxe accommodations
  • Unlimited daily golf for two
  • Breakfast buffet for two in Solaris restaurant
  • Kids 15 and under play free with parents after 3:00 pm


Footsteps from the resorts atrium lobby, the immaculate 6,600-yard, par-71 Hawk’s Landing Golf Club wraps around the resort’s 200 tropical acres. This beautiful Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary engineered by acclaimed architect Robert E. Cupp Jr. boasts four sets of tees, modern architectural techniques and water on 15 of the 18 holes providing a fun and challenging round for players of all abilities. Prior to hitting the links, warm-up at the extensive practice facility, or schedule a private lesson at the Bill Madonna Golf Academy, which is under the tutelage of Bill Madonna, named a Top 100 Golf Teacher by Golf magazine.

Orlando World Center Marriott Resort offers guests with active lifestyles six distinctive pools ranging from the lagoon pool with its’ 106-foot curvy waterslide, cascading waterfalls and grotto; secluded spa pool; indoor pool; two children’s pools, and six whirlpool spas. Experience the full service Spa; lighted tennis courts; basketball and volleyball courts and 10 diverse restaurants and lounges including a food court, and a Starbucks® for golfers on the go.

The Orlando World Center Marriott Resort is located 1 1/2 miles from Walt Disney World® and just minutes from SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove®, Aquatica™, and Universal Studios® Orlando. For more information or reservations, call 888-99-World and ask for rate code GOF, or visit

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Crystal Symphony Sets Course for First Ever Hawaiian Islands Golf Cruise

January 4, 2011

On Crystal Symphony’s first-ever Golf Experiences of Discovery to the Hawaiian Islands, golfers can tee off at three of the region’s most stunning courses, and perfect their swings with instruction from PGA pros on the way.  The 14-day itinerary conveniently sails round-trip from Los Angeles April 24, with play in Kauai, Oahu and Maui.  The courses, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery on the islands, include:

Poipu Bay Golf Course (Kauai) – Named one of the top courses in Hawaii by the likes of and The Los Angeles Times, where one is just as likely to reach the surf as the green.

Ko’olau Golf Course (Oahu) – Listed as one of Golf Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Places You Can Play’, the course encompasses over 280 acres of plush forest, and poses a fun challenge for low-handicappers.

Ka’anapali Golf Resort (Maui) – The Royal Course at Ka’anapali has hosted greats from Arnold to Nicklaus, featuring broad fairways and sloped greens.

In addition to play at the destination’s top-rated courses, Crystal’s “Hawaiian Dreams” golf programming also features on board presentations and tips from former U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi and golf historian Jack Mishler.

The Crystal Golf Program includes onboard practice with brand new TaylorMade equipment – the No. 1 driver on the PGA Tour – cocktails, caddy and cart service on the greens, and complimentary cleaning and storage of golf clubs and golf shoes after each round.

The cruise calls in Hawaii/Hilo, Kauai/Nawiliwili, Oahu/Honolulu, Maui/Lahaina, Hawaii; and Ensenada, Mexico.  Promotional, Two-for-One cruise fares start at $4,955 per person, double occupancy, and include complimentary air transportation and $500 per person ‘All Inclusive – As You Wish’ shipboard credit. For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit