A Mecca for Golfers: Renaissance World of Golf Village Resort

 
 

Kristy Alpert
Published December 01, 2017

You don’t have to be a pro to drive a ball from the World Golf Hall of Fame and land it on the front lawn of the Renaissance World of Golf Village Resort. The resort is just 200 yards from the world-class Hall of Fame and the Imax Theater, and it is a great place to rest between meetings on the course or in any of the more than 46,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor function space at the resort. When combined with the neighboring World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort is the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, Florida.

The Renaissance World of Golf Village Resort opened its doors in 1998, just 18 years after the release of one of the greatest golf movies of all time: “Caddyshack.” The movie was filmed in Florida; actor Bill Murray would return there nearly 21 years later to open his flagship restaurant, Murray Bros. Caddyshack, adjacent to the Renaissance World of Golf Village Resort. With that and two world-class championship golf courses designed by the biggest names in golf, the resort has become the mecca for golfers, with accolades through the roof and every amenity a golfer could desire.

Already known for its enticing facilities, the resort underwent a $10 million renovation in 2011 that included a fresh look for all the rooms and public spaces along with the addition of 15,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site UPS Store and Business Center, and a resort shop that serves Starbucks coffees alongside a full menu of grab-and-go items and local gifts and souvenirs.

Guests staying in any of the 301 “Colonial Asian”-inspired rooms have access to the 24-hour health club and sauna, an 18-hole putting green, a swimming pool and hot tub, a spa with 11 treatment rooms, numerous walking and jogging trails, fly-fishing opportunities and multiple dining options within a short walk from the hotel’s lobby. Although golf is the main draw to the area, the hotel is quickly becoming a favorite with golfers and nongolfers alike for meetings and events both on and off the course.

Meeting Spaces

The Renaissance World of Golf Village Resort features more than 46,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space and more than 15,000 square feet of outdoor function space. The resort’s indoor meeting spaces can be broken into smaller spaces and include the St. Augustine Ballroom for up to 3,000 guests, the Legends Ballroom for up to 675 guests, the Troon and Wentworth Room for up to 240 guests, the Royal Melbourne Room for up to 16 guests, the Winged Foot Room for up to six guests, and the Masters Boardroom. The outdoor function space, La Terrazza, has underground internet capabilities for the stage and gazebo and holds up to 2,000 guests.

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