THE OMNI HOMESTEAD RESORT TEES OFF FOR 2015 GOLF SEASON

Acclaimed Property Invites Travelers to the Greens with an Unlimited Golf Package, Personalized Clinics and an Exciting Line-Up of Events

April 14, 2015 Hot Springs, Va.The Omni Homestead Resort, one of America's most storied resorts and home to two championship golf courses including The Cascades, recently named the #1 Course You Can Play in Virginia by Golfweek, is welcoming golfers for the 2015 season. With a golf tradition that dates back more than 100 years, special promotions, instructional programs and a series of events, The Omni Homestead Resort is giving golfers a reason to pack up their favorite clubs to head to Hot Springs, VA.

Set within the scenic Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia, The Omni Homestead Resort is offering a Cascades Unlimited Golf Package, which includes complimentary greens fees on both courses, carts for all rounds, use of the driving range, as well as a room upgrade upon availability. Rates from $435 per room. In addition, the resort is beckoning golfers with the Stay & Play Package, including one round of golf on the Old Course per person each day and use of the driving range. Rates from $285 per room with a breakfast plan available for an additional cost.

This season, golfers of all handicaps can improve their game with aid from the professional instructors at the Golf Teaching Center at The Omni Homestead Resort. The Golf Teaching Center offers private lessons, as well as two-day Couples Golf Schools twice monthly through the season, with daily sessions including an opening clinic, full swing and video analysis, and instruction in pitching and bunkers, and chipping and putting. Private instruction $60/half hour, $105/one hour; Couples Golf Schools $980 including accommodations, limit six people per school. Dates: April 5-7 and 17-19, May 8-10 and 10-12, June 7-9, August 2-4 and 21-23, and September 11-13 and 20-22.

In addition, golf fans will enjoy a line-up of prestigious golf events, including:
  • Cascades Invitational (Memorial Day Weekend; May 25-27)
  • United States Golf Association Senior Open Qualifier at The Cascades (June 1)
  • Virginia State Golf Association Senior Women’s State Amateur (July 27-31)
  • National D-day Memorial Fundraiser (September 21)
  • 12th Annual William S. Flynn Invitational Tournament (September 24-25)
  • Golf Channel Amateur Tour – Battle for Homestead III (June 13-14)

The Omni Homestead Resort’s breathtaking courses have hosted presidents from Taft and Eisenhower to George Bush, as well as local Bath County resident Sam Snead, who learned his game on the renowned Cascades Course. Designed by William S. Flynn in 1923 and recently renovated, the 6,667 yard, par-70 course is annually recognized as one of the nation’s finest mountain courses and known for its long, narrow fairways, fast greens, and state-of-the-art driving range. The course boasts a nearly unparalleled championship legacy, including eight USGA championships, two Merrill Lynch Senior Tour shoot-outs, a NCAA Division I men’s championship, and over 200 Virginia state championships.

For a one-of-a-kind golf experience, head to the Old Course at The Omni Homestead Resort, home to the nation’s oldest tee in continuous use. Originally created as a six-hole course in 1892 and expanded to 18 holes by 1913, the 6,099 yard, par-72 course has a Donald Ross design that demands accurate second shots. In 1994, the course received a million-dollar enhancement overseen by renowned course designer Rees Jones.

Rates start at $180 per room. For more information or to make reservations at The Omni Homestead Resort, please contact (800) 838-1766 or visit www.omnihotels.com/thehomestead

About The Omni Homestead Resort
Open since 1766, The Omni Homestead Resort is one of America's most storied resorts, offering unparalleled hospitality and southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting within the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Virginia. Renowned for its natural healing springs, The Omni Homestead Resort is distinguished by 483 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 72,000 square feet of meeting space, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, and more than 30 recreational amenities. The resort offers an expansive, luxurious spa with exclusive, adults-only spa garden and two championship golf courses including The Cascades, one of the nation's finest mountain courses. Allegheny Springs is a two-acre family-friendly water attraction complete with lazy river, water slides, family pool and water play zone. The resort also offers the South's first downhill ski area; a beautiful Equestrian Center with 28 stalls, visiting barn with 40 stalls and riding arena; top-rated Shooting Club with trap, skeet, sporting clays; fly-fishing; archery; falconry; off-road Segway tours; Mini Cascades, a new 18-hole miniature golf course and a wealth of other recreational attractions. The Homestead became part of Omni Hotels & Resorts on July 1, 2013.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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