Published on : Monday, April 18, 2016
Horseshoe Bay Resort, home to three award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses and the famed Whitewater Bermuda Grass putting course, is hosting a golf tour operator FAM for IAGTO member wholesalers interested in sourcing Horseshoe Bay Resort and the Texas Hill Country Wine and Lake region as a golf destination.
The showcase event during the three-day Golf Tour Operator FAM will be on Monday, May 23, when PGA Tour professionals Stuart Appleby and Jason Kokrak team up with LPGA Tour professionals Kathleen Ekey and Katie Burnett in the 2016 Shootout at Horseshoe Bay Resort .
The annual competition is a team match play event and will begin at “high noon” at the resort’s legendary Slick Rock Golf Course (Best You Can Play in Texas). During the event, golf tour operators will be able to walk “inside the ropes” and follow the action from an insider’s point of view.
“We’re excited about the quality of players coming to Horseshoe Bay Resort for the Shootout and Golf FAM,” Chief Marketing Officer Bryan Woodward said. “Stuart Appleby is an international sports figure with a stellar tour career and Jason Kokrak is playing well after his second-place finish earlier this year at Riviera.”
Kokrak and LPGA tour professional Ryann O’Toole won the most recent shootout. This year, Kokrak (Eleven PGA Top 10 finishes since 2012) will team up with LPGA tour pro Kathleen Ekey. Appleby (Nine-time PGA Tour winner) will be paired with LPGA pro Katie Burnett.
The resort, located 45-minutes west of Austin, will welcome FAM guests beginning on Sunday, May 22 with a welcome reception starting at 7 p.m.
On Monday, a signature breakfast buffet will be provided followed by a Meet-and-Greet with the PGA Tour professionals prior to the Shootout event. A Texas- themed dinner will be provided on Monday evening. Golf will be the agenda on Tuesday May 24th with morning tee times offered on the Apple Rock golf course (Top 50 courses you can play in Texas) followed by an optional round on the Summit Rock golf course (Top 100 Residential Courses in America) that afternoon. Dinner will be provided again on Tuesday night, prior to departures Wednesday morning. Accommodations and select meals will be provided to qualified golf tour operators during the three day event.
To inquire and register for the 2016 Shootout at Horseshoe Bay Resort and the Golf Tour Operator FAM, please contact Bryan Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer at 830.598.3969 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
About Horseshoe Bay Resort Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas’ original lakeside resort. Located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country Wine and Lake Region, a short 45-minute trip from Austin, 90-minute trip from San Antonio and a few hours drive from Dallas and Houston, the 7,000-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort sits along the shores of constant-level lake LBJ. The 385-room resort is home to three championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a newly opened Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, par 72 dwarf Bermuda grass putting course, The Waters 50-room condominium towers and a full-service marina. A private airport, 16 tennis courts, bike rentals, hiking trails, spa and fitness centers and nearby wineries all add to the extraordinary experience of Horseshoe Bay Resort.