Nicklaus launches travel site

The Pronghorn Club near Bend, Ore., is one of the Nicklaus Design courses that can be booked through the new Nicklaus Travel Web site.

The Pronghorn Club near Bend, Ore., is one of the Nicklaus Design courses that can be booked through the new Nicklaus Travel Web site.

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Nicklaus Cos. and Emagineering LLC have partnered to create a Web site that provides information on more than 130 Nicklaus Design courses and the ability to arrange stay-and-play packages at those courses.

The Web site, www.nicklaustravel.com, provides club profiles, photos and video, a tee-time reservation system and exclusive packages.

Visit www.nicklaustravel.com.

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Fountain Hills, Ariz. – Eagle Mountain Golf Club, an OB Sports property, is continuing its program of offering substantial discounts to golfers who book 2011 tee times eight to 90 days in advance on the club’s Web site.

The program takes effect Oct. 29, when guests can save $15 per player off the peak green fee. From Jan. 14 to April 2, a foursome can save as much as $120 by booking in advance.

Visit www.eaglemtn.com.

Separately, OB Sports has begun selling its 2011 Golf Card in the Las Vegas market. The card, which sells for $149 and is valid through the end of 2011, allows golfers to get discounts at Las Vegas courses managed by OB Sports. Those include Atlantis GC, Angel Park GC and The Legacy GC.

Visit www.obsports.com/travel.

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Bangkok – Hilton Hotels has partnered with the Thai marketing cooperative Golf in a Kingdom: The Thai Marketing Experience.

Four Hilton properties – in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Hua Hin – are now the preferred lodging partners for stay-and-play packages offered by tour operator Golfasian.

The golf courses available in package deals include: Banyan GC, Chiang Mai Highlands Golf & Spa Resort, Muang Kaew GC, The Old Course at Siam CC, Thai CC, and Black Mountain GC.

Visit www.golfinakingdom.com.

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Elsewhere – Course architect Tom Doak has been hired to rebuild the greens and tees at the Country Club of Detroit. . . . Troon Golf has hired David Townend as director of business development in Asia. Townend, a 23-year member of the PGA of Australia, is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and speaks Mandarin, Japanese and Bahasa Malayu. He has worked in Asia for 19 years and been involved in both the opening and management of facilities. . . . Troon Golf also announced it will manage Lumine Golf Club, a 45-hole facility within the Mediterranea Beach & Golf Community in Tarragona, Spain.

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