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Golf Greats Gearing Up for Family Competition at Grande Lakes Orlando

PNC Father/Son Challenge: a PGA Challenge event

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Larry Nelson, and sons, daughters, grandsons, you name it!  Those are just a few of the big names in golf heading to Orlando next week for the PNC Father/Son Challenge at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes. The resort, comprised of The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels, will welcome golf legends and many other celebrated champions, for the the family-oriented, 36-hole tournament from December 13 to 16, 2012.

Tournament-goers can take advantage of the PNC Father/Son Challenge Weekend Package available at both The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott, Grande Lakes Orlando. Package includes:

  • Deluxe room accommodations
  • $100 resort credit per stay
  • Commemorative golf tag
  • 15% discount in the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando: rates start at $259/night; available December 14-16
  • JW Marriott, Orlando: rates start at $219/night; available December 13-16

Minimum two-night stay, based on availability. Package excludes tax. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Advance reservations required.

18 teams will compete in a 36-hole scramble format over two days for the $1-million prize purse. The winning team will take the Willie Park Trophy, named after Willie Park and his son Willie Park Jr., who combined to win an unprecedented five British Opens. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies in Orlando.

For more details on tournament history and past champions, visit and follow the event on Twitter @PNCFatherSon. For more information about Grande Lakes Orlando, visit and follow Grande Lakes Orlando on Twitter at @JW_Orlando and @RC_Orlando.




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