Bermuda tees up special packages for the 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf

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NEW YORK, USA — Golf enthusiasts looking to travel to Bermuda to watch Darren Clarke, the newly crowned winner of the Open Championship, vie for the title of 2011 “Champion of Champions” at the 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf, October 18-19, 2011, can now book flexible travel packages at the tournament’s official hotel sponsor, The Fairmont Southampton, along with several of the islands top resorts.

The 593-room Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda’s largest resort, has debuted special three-, four- and five-night packages, allowing visitors to attend the grand finale of the professional golf season and also work on their own golf game with rounds on some of Bermuda’s finest courses. Each package includes accommodations at The Fairmont Southampton, breakfast daily, three-day admission to The PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Club as well as daily transfers to and from the tournament.

Starting at $494 per person, based on double occupancy, the three-night package also features one round of golf at guests’ choice of The Fairmont Southampton Golf Course, Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club or Belmont Hills Golf Club. The four-night and five-night packages – priced at $732 and $970 per person, respectively – include two and three rounds of golf on these select courses. The property is also offering a one-night special with next-day tickets and transfers to the tournament. Rates for the one-night package start at $199 for a Moderate room category, per room, based on single or double occupancy. All packages are currently available for booking, with travel dates October 14 through 23.

Alternatively, travelers may choose to stay at a variety of properties around the island offering dedicated 29th PGA Grand Slam of Golf Packages.

• Cambridge Beaches: This customizable offer includes the addition of complimentary PGA Grand Slam of Golf tickets to any current package or promotion available for purchase at Cambridge Beaches. This promotion is available for booking, with travel dates October 18-19. Rates start at $355 per night for a standard water view room.

• Elbow Beach: This three-night package starts at $339 per night, based on double occupancy and includes accommodations in a premier room, breakfast daily for two and two passes to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The offer is currently available for booking, with travel dates October 17 through 21.

• The Reefs: This four-night package starts at $2,165 per couple and includes ocean view accommodations, breakfast daily, two passes to each day of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, three bus/ferry passes and round-trip airport transfers. This package is currently available for booking, with travel dates October 16 through 20.

• Rosewood Tucker’s Point: This four-night package starts at $1,151 per person, based on double occupancy and includes accommodations, breakfast daily, one way taxi offer to Grand Slam event every day, and one day of unlimited golf at Rosewood Tucker’s Point Golf Course. This package is currently available for booking, with travel dates October 14 through 23.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf is played on the famed Port Royal Golf Course in Bermuda and features a $1.35 million purse. Known as a battle for the title “Champion of Champions,” the tournament showcases the winners of the game’s four major championships: The Masters, US Open Championship, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.

Three-time major winner Ernie Els won the coveted winner’s pink jacket in 2010. This year, the first of the exclusive foursome is South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, who won The Masters with a stunning four-birdie finish. Twenty-two-year-old, Northern Ireland native Rory Mcilroy recently became the second “champion” of the season, winning the 111th US Open and his first major title. Open Championship winner and fellow Northern Ireland native, Darren Clarke won the third major of 2011 with a stunning victory at Royal St George’s. The remaining winner will be added following the 93rd PGA Championship, Aug. 8-14.

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