Press Room

The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort in the News ...

Thank you for contacting the Villas of Grand Cypress media relations.  For more information about the resort, press releases, or media inquiries, please contact us by phone or email.

General Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca Kollaras

Benchmark Hospitality International

Phone: 305.754.5949


Thank you for visiting the Villas of Grand Cypress Media Center.


Click here  to visit our page on the Benchmark Hospitality International web site to download images in high and low resolution formats.


Click here to download our fact sheet.


Back to Press Releases

Grand Cypress Academy of Golf Named


ORLANDO, Fla. – January 18, 2011 –Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort has earned a place on the inaugural listing of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Best Fitters.”

For the first time in their 60-year history, the prestigious magazine is recommending the best places in America to go for a golf club fitting.  The list debuts in the February “Hot List” issue or accessible at

Grand Cypress Academy of Golf, located at Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, is equipped with cutting-edge club fitting technology.  The system utilizes high-speed cameras, 3-D sensors, ball-flight launch monitors and a variety of state-of-the-art devices to measure everything from launch angle, ball speed, club-head speed and ball spin.  The Academy’s club fitting program helps golfers achieve more distance, greater accuracy, optimum launch angle, better feel and effective spin rates.  A student may purchase clubs or have their current clubs adjusted on site based on recommendations, with the Academy guaranteeing a positive effect on the student’s game.

The process for determining America’s 100 Best Club Fitters involved three criteria: the location must be open to the public, there must be access to clubs from top manufacturers, and the fitter must be nominated by an industry executive, rater of instructor.  More than 700 leading fitting facilities were evaluated by a panel of judges before the list was narrowed to the 100 best.

For additional information about the Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, visit the web site at or call (877) 330-7376.

# # #

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

Media Contact:

Karen Moraghan

Hunter Public Relations

908.876.5100 | office

908.963.6013 | mobile


Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations


Golf Courses of Study: Great Resorts That Will Teach You a Lesson

One thing I never expected to learn at golf school was how to really wind up and throw my golf clubs.  But at Fred Shoemaker’s School for Extraordinary Golf we not only practiced flinging seven irons, but Fred also videotaped our efforts, and played the videos back to us right after playing videos of our group of students hitting actual golf shots with the same ... Read More

Valentine to the Villas of Grand Cypress

You’re traveling on Florida’s Interstate 4, south from the Convention Center and International Drive down to the Lake Buena Vista exit. You’ve been knocking around “I Drive” in all its cheesy “internationalism,” or maybe you’ve been up at Universal Studios. Now you’re rental vehicle is descending into Disney World / Epcot air space, bracing for the whole weltanschauung of that. Turn right at the end ...Read More