OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION RESORT LAUNCHES GOLF CHANNEL ACADEMY PACKAGES

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – June 19, 2017Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Florida’s award-winning island destination, is proud to partner with The Amelia Island Club Golf Channel Academy at Long Point to offer guests access to world-class coaches and top-tier teaching facilities dedicated to improving players’ games.

The Golf Channel Academy, located at Long Point golf course and directed by Ed Bowe, is the hands-on coaching extension of the cable network’s instruction programming, offering personalized one-on-one and group coaching that is among the highest quality instruction available.

In tandem with this valued partnership, Omni Amelia Island is pleased to introduce the newly launched Golf Channel Academy resort packages, welcoming guests to enjoy the ultimate golf vacation.

Full Day Golf Channel Academy Package
Starting at $1,719 • Now – March 31, 2018

  •  Oceanfront accommodations
  •  Full day Golf Channel Academy School (per person)
    o 5 hours of instruction
    o Lunch at the members-only Long Point Clubhouse
    o 9-Holes of on-course instruction on the Tom Fazio Long Point Golf Course
    o Commemorative gift from Long Point Golf Course (per person)
    - Golf Academy hat, golf glove, personalized golf tags, sleeve of golf balls, complimentary rentals and beverages during instruction
    o Daily Art of Breakfast buffet in Sunrise Café
    o 50-minute Swedish massage (per person)

Half Day Golf Channel Academy Package
Starting at $1,069 • Now – March, 2018

  • Oceanfront accommodations
  • Half day Golf Channel Academy School (per person)
    o 2.5 hours of instruction
    o Lunch at the members-only Long Point Clubhouse
    o 9-Holes of on-course instruction on the Tom Fazio Long Point Golf Course
    o Commemorative gift from Long Point Golf Course (per person)
    - Golf Academy hat, golf glove, personalized golf tags, sleeve of golf balls, complimentary rentals and beverages during instruction
    o Daily Art of Breakfast buffet in Sunrise Café
    o 50-minute Swedish massage (per person)
The Golf Channel Academy program and resort packages offer a private practice range lined with live oaks, featuring grass tees, pyramid-stacked balls and a well-targeted landing area. The short-game area includes a sand bunker for practicing fairway recovery shots.

The program hosts the latest in teaching technology with video swing analysis and a FlightScope Launch Monitor, providing students with the most accurate feedback available, as well as a TOMI putting training system.

As the Director of Golf Instruction for The Amelia Island Club Golf Academy at Long Point, Ed Bowe is a Class A PGA member with more than 25 years of teaching experience. Bowe has traveled throughout the world learning from some of the game's elite coaches, including World Golf Hall of Famers John Jacobs and Hank Haney. Prior to relocating to Amelia Island in 2007, Bowe worked with Hank Haney Golf as a PRO5 Certified Instructor, as the Director of Instructor Training for ESPN Golf Schools, as Director of Instruction at the Golf Digest Schools and has been a featured instructor for ESPN Classic's "ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic.”

Designed by Tom Fazio, the Long Point Golf Course rolls past lush marshland, along waves of the Atlantic waters and winds around rich live oaks, stretching across 6,775 yards presenting distinctive views in a spectacular setting. Recognized as the "Best Places to Play" by Golfweek, the 72-par Long Point challenges golfers with award-winning design including natural hazards, tight fairways and elevated greens.

For more information on the Omni Amelia Island, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com. To engage with the resort, visit www.facebook.com/OmniAmeliaIsland and www.twitter.com/Omni_AIP.

For more information on The Amelia Island Club Golf Academy, please call (904) 277-5908, or visit www.ameliaislandclub.com, and www.facebook.com/AmeliaIslandClubGolfAcademyatLongPoint.

About Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Still basking in the glow of an extensive $85 million re-imagination, the Omni Amelia Island is Florida’s award-winning island destination. Recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, the oceanfront retreat, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla., is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property's improvements include 404 luxury oceanfront guest rooms and suites; the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida including tiered lounge seating, an adults-only infinity edge pool, a family friendly pool, kids' splash area, two hot tubs, and fire features, all boasting spectacular Atlantic views; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; and a variety of new culinary options. Rich in recreational amenities, the resort also offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beach; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and a nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; ten culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including kayaking, horseback riding, Segway tours and seven miles of paved trails. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation feature 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views. The Omni Amelia Island offers authentic, genuine guest experiences with AAA Four-Diamond service and the expectations of the Omni brand.

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