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  • Audubon-Certified Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club Makes Its Debut In Greater Fort Lauderdale

    Environmentally sensitive course offers more green for your green

    GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 23, 2006) - The Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club has officially opened in Plantation, Florida. The Audubon-certified, par-72 championship golf course measures 7,000 yards in length and is the only public course in Broward County featuring an internationally-recognized Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass surface.

    Greater Fort Lauderdale now features two Audubon-certified courses: The Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club and the Parkland Country Club, in Parkland, Florida. The Parkland Country Club is a private, 7,100 yard-Greg Norman designed course offering select tee times to visitors.

    Plantation Preserve is surrounded by 211 acres of lush, open parkland and boasts a 1.5-mile linear park trail with two trailheads that wind through the golf course and 29 acres of wetland preserve. Interpretive signs are located at the beginning and end of the trail, at each of the four trail stops and at the historically significant Tequesta Indian burial mound.

    The Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club boasts a state-of-the-art driving range with both grass and mat surfaces, a 6,600 square foot clubhouse, including a 160-seat dining room and lounge, as well as a pro-shop carrying a full line of golf equipment, accessories and apparel. In addition, all golf carts will be equipped with Uplink GPS systems.

    The golf course was designed by renowned course architectural firm, von Hagge, Smelek & Baril. Over the past 45 years, the award-winning firm has designed many of the world's most famous golf courses. Their heritage and reputation rank them at the very top of the elite design firms throughout the world.

    "The Plantation Preserve provides a challenging course for golfers of all skill levels, but it also compliments the local environment," said John Webb, vice president Sports Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    Weekday greens fees, including golf cart, start at $45 ($55 weekend) for non-members from May through October; $65 ($75 weekend) from April and November through December 19 and $90 ($100 weekend) from December 20 through March.

    For additional information on the Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club call (954) 585-5020 or visit www.plantation.org/community/PlantationPrese/index.html.

    For more information on Greater Fort Lauderdale or to order a Greater Fort Lauderdale Golf Guide, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, 100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; call 800-22-SUNNY (U.S. and Canada) or log onto www.sunny.org/golf.

    Media Contact:
    Roland Alonzi/Christopher Dale
    M. Silver Associates
    212-754-6500
    roland@msilver-pr.com / christopher@msilver-pr.com

    Francine Mason/Jessica Taylor
    Greater Fort Lauderdale
    Convention & Visitors Bureau
    954-765-4466
    fmason@broward.org / jtaylor@broward.org