Published on : Thursday, November 29, 2018
Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando will be the host venue for the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by Insurance Office of America. The four-day tournament, taking place January 17-20, 2019 and played on the Tranquilo Golf Course, will be nationally televised on Golf Channel on January 17 and 18, and on NBC on January 19 and 20.
The event officially kicks off the 2019 LPGA Tour season by bringing together the world’s top women golfers to play alongside world-class celebrities. Stakes will run high as only LPGA winners from the past two seasons will qualify to compete for USD 1.2 million in official prize money. While the LPGA pros play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, top-tier athletes and entertainers will be on the course competing using a modified Stableford scoring format for a separate USD 500,000 purse. During the event’s pro-am, ten amateur golfers will qualify to play side by side with the professionals during official tournament rounds.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Diamond Resorts for the third year in a row by hosting their prestigious tournament at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando,” said Thomas Steinhauer, General Manager and Regional Vice President of Four Seasons Resort Orlando.
Proceeds from the event’s live and silent auctions will directly benefit nominated charities. In just four years, the tournaments have helped raise more than USD 3.1 million for charity. One-day and four-day grounds passes for the tournament can be purchased online.
Membership at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando
Four Seasons Resort Orlando recently introduced a new membership offering, enabling local residents to join the Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando. Membership provides unlimited golf, use of the 24-hour fitness centre, complimentary daily fitness classes, lap lane swimming, use of the three Har-Tru tennis courts, use of the sand volleyball court and basketball court, invitations to member-only events, substantial savings in the Spa, Salon and restaurants, and much more.
Tranquilo Golf Course
Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a Tom Fazio designed par 71 course that plays to 6,901 yards. In December 2017, the golf course unveiled a USD 2.5 million renovation to its practice facility, making it one of the most comprehensive practice facilities in Central Florida. Home to abundant wildlife, the course is certified by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program for golf by the National Audubon Society.
“It’s very exciting for Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando to be in the national spotlight on both the Golf Channel and NBC,” said Joe Angelino, Club General Manager. “Our team has been working hard over the past few months to ensure the course is in impeccable condition for this main event.”