NOV 2017

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 25 GOLF, RECREATION & RELATIONSHIPS offerings for meeting attendees and their families, and will be located adjacent to a new 13-hole short course designed by golf legend Gary Player. Ozarks National, an 18-hole championship course designed by acclaimed course architects Coore & Crenshaw, will open in 2018. While Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers tradi- tional outdoor recreation such as globally recog- nized golf courses, tennis, swimming pools and beach activities, Fitzjohn noted that the meetings and events team feels that it is important to add new twists to some of the traditional approaches. Examples of creative programming are Shoot for the Pin, in which guests tee off and aim for the 9th hole island on the property's Ocean Course and putting contests for participants to practice their swings. Tennis was hugely popular when Innisbrook opened in 1970 and although use of tennis courts for meetings has declined in recent years, ► Team building at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

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