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February is Friends Learn Free Month At Grand Cypress Academy Of Golf


Orlando, Fla. – January 17, 2012 Designating February its Friends Learn Free Month, The Academy of Golf at The Villas of Grand Cypress is launching a special “Buy One, Get One Golf School” to encourage students to bring a friend along to take lessons at no charge.

“Attending a golf school with a friend is the best way for people to learn,” says award-winning golf instructor Fred Griffin, Director of The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf and one of GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Instructors in America. “There is a special motivation and several advantages that apply. Friends tend to ‘speak the same language,’ which is great for the whole learning process.”

The Buy One, Get One Package is also great for friends who are willing to share costs for a choice of taking a 1-Day, 2-Day, or 3-Day Golf School together – for a savings of up to $2,500.

The special offer applies to all the golf schools offered at The Academy and runs through Feb. 29, with a minimum one-night stay required at Villas of Grand Cypress. Only shared accommodations are available.

Reservations now being accepted online or by calling (407) 239-1955.

Rated as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America every year since 1999, the Academy of Golf is the ideal destination for anyone looking to improve their game. Grand Cypress Resort is home to five of the Top 40 Instructors in Florida, whose schedules are flexible to fit each student’s needs. The teaching programs at the Academy of Golf serve every skill level, from beginner to tour pro, and are designed to produce results, while making the process fun, as well.

The 21-acre campus at the Academy of Golf is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies, including SwingModel video analysis, the wearable K-Vest wireless data recording system, Signature Club Fitting, a SAM Puttlab and the exclusive TaylorMade Performance Lab.

Villas of Grand Cypress is an award-winning resort centrally located in Orlando and adjacent to Walt Disney World®. It provides a secure, secluded, natural environment on 1,500 manicured acres that are perfect for peace, quiet and pure relaxation.

The resort’s spacious accommodations are ideally positioned along the fairways and waterways of its 45 holes of championship golf, and range from Club Suites to Luxury Guest Villas, with one to four bedrooms. Each provides spectacular views of the waterways, or fairways of the North Course, with private terraces, high-speed Internet access, flat-screen televisions, large baths, attentive housekeeping services and much more.

To reserve the Academy Of Golf Reward Package and for more details, call (407) 239-1975 or contact Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort via email.

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About the Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels (SM)

The Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels(SM) concept was founded on the premise that personal luxury means different things to different people. It's now more personal than ever. The distinct destinations of the Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels(SM) are known for their individual attentions, chef-driven cuisine, and what our guests will define as pleasure, comfort, happiness, taste and escapism.

A redefining of the perspective from property focused to guest focused. Where we open the door so the guest can choose transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over vacation. It is the answer to a craving of guests who want to feel special again. What a departure from the past!

In order to catapult the mark to the modern age, the new Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels(SM) logo is presented with a dramatic crescent forming the shadow of the keyhole. Further, the crescent, placed to the right of the keyhole and in combination with the keyhole, also represents a stylized "P" – the initial letter of the Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels(SM), depicting the increasingly archaic concept of personal attention, revived and delivered.

About Benchmark Hospitality International

The property is managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit


Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations


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