Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced its St. Augustine, Fla., resort, Grande Villas at World Golf Village, is a prime location for owners to stay while attending The 2011 Players Championship, May 9-15.
Each year, thousands of attendees flock to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to witness the world's best golfers chase the PGA's richest payout and win one of PGA's major tournaments. Although there are only a handful of tournaments that are considered "Majors," PGA Tour members call this event "their" championship. This year's weeklong event will be held at The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. The festivities will begin Monday, May 9, with the first practice round. That night, attendees will be encouraged to return to World Golf Village for the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The practice rounds will continue May 10-11, with Wednesday, May 11, also being Military Appreciation Day. Country star Darius Rucker will perform as part of the event. The actual tournament will begin Thursday, May 12, and conclude on Sunday, May 15. Recent past winners include Tim Clark in 2010, Henrick Stension in '09, Sergio Garcia in '08 and Phil Mickelson in '07.
With hotels and restaurants jammed around Ponte Vedra Beach, Bluegreen owners will have the fortunate opportunity to escape the commotion and crowds after each round and make the short drive back to their golfer's paradise resort. Grande Villas at World Golf Village(R) offers unsurpassed country club living. This year-round golfer's Mecca offers two championship 18-hole courses designed by legendary golf pros Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
There's plenty to do for non-golfers, as well. Owners can practice their backhand on the tennis courts, shoot some hoop on the basketball court, perfect your spike at the volleyball net or pump some iron in the fitness center. After owners have worked up a sweat, they can cool down with some leisurely laps in the spectacular heated pool. The showplace of Grande Villas, the pool is as refreshing to the eyes as it is to swimmers and sunbathers. All of the World Golf Village amenities are available for owners to enjoy. Restaurants, shopping, an IMAX(R) theater and the World Golf Hall of Fame(R) are just a short walk away. Highlighting the golf experience is the PGA TOUR STOP, the largest golf shop in the U.S.
ABOUT BLUEGREEN CORPORATION
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 160,000 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 homesites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at http://www.bluegreencorp.com. See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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