Wednesday, November 14, 2012

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio to Host Top PGA Tour Players at 2012 AT&T Championship

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and TPC San Antonio announced today the launch of preparations for the AT&T Championship on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Celebrating its second year at TPC San Antonio, the highly acclaimed JW Marriott San Antonio Spa & Resort, and its twenty-eighth year on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Championship hosts some of the sport’s most accomplished players.

“We are thrilled to host these legends of golf,” said JW Marriott San Antonio general manager, Arthur Coulombe. “This property was designed to be the ultimate destination for world-class golf and the PGA TOUR now stops here twice a year. We are honored to have these notable players stay with us and challenge Pete Dye’s Canyon Course.”

The 2012 Champions Tour event is the 28th annual tournament, all of which have been held in San Antonio. The AT&T Championship recently announced the commitments of a long lineage of past champions of the tournament, including Phil Blackmar, John Cook, Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, Dana Quigley, Rod Spittle and Craig Stadler. The event will be held at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course from October 22-28, 2012 and, for the third year in a row, tickets and parking are free. San Antonio area non-profit organizations will be distributing tickets to the general public leading up to the tournament as a part of the Champions “FORE” Charities Ticket Program. Fans may also pick up tickets at the gate during tournament days or visit for more information.

In honor of the AT&T Championship, the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort & Spa is offering a special Experience Golf hotel package through the remainder of the year. Now golf fans can play where the professionals and private members play with significant savings. EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 1 Package starts at $284, or bring a second player for the EXPERIENCE TOTAL TPC Golf for 2 Package, starting at $359. Access to TPC San Antonio is reserved for members and guests of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.

These Stay & Play Golf Packages include:
  •     Room Accommodations - 1 king or 2 double beds
  •     Unlimited rounds of golf for one/two on the private TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks and AT&T Canyons Courses daily
  •     Golf Cart and range balls
  •     Breakfast at 18 Oaks at the TPC San Antonio Clubhouse
  •     10% Discount at the Golf Shop
  •     TPC San Antonio Welcome gift
The walk-up rate for golf is regularly $175 per round. This package represents a starting savings of $340 in amenities per night or more than 45% off total value. For reservations and information please visit

Opened in January 2010, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa brings a new level of luxury to the legendary Texas Hill Country. Set on 600 picturesque acres of rolling hills, meandering creeks and Live Oak trees the resort was recently named a Travel + Leisure’s 2012 T+L 500 World’s Best Hotel and 2012 Top 10 Hotel for Value Overall.

The Ultimate Golf Experience
TPC San Antonio at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country is pleased to be included among the best courses in America. In addition to being named a Top 75 Golf Resort by Golf Digest and one of the Best Courses You Can Play by Golf Week, the PGA Tour chooses to stop here twice a year for the PGA TOUR Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Championship. (Only Pebble Beach and Sawgrass are similarly honored). The Pete Dye-designed Canyons course is perfect for the casual player, while the Greg Norman-designed Oaks course is as challenging as it is scenic. The club is private and only accessible to members and resort guests.

Exhilarating Features for the Entire Family
Day or night, resort activities will keep guests of all ages entertained. The River Bluffs Water Experience, a six-acre water park, includes thrilling water rides and multiple activity pools. All are heated for year-round enjoyment. Other unique activities include Segway tours, trail bike rides, GPS ecoventures, evening s’mores at the fire pits, star-gazing parties and nightlife nature walks.

Relaxation and Rejuvenation
For those who need a recharge, the Resort’s 26,000 square-foot Lantana Spa offers 30 treatment rooms and a complete fitness center and movement studio featuring yoga and fitness classes. Spa guests will enjoy the peaceful serenity of the spa’s heated, lagoon-like pool, healthy refreshments at Replenish Spa Bistro or the perfect indulgence at the spa’s boutique.

Cuisine – Texas Style, Mexico Certified
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers fresh, sustainable, and organic fare at seven distinct dining options. 18 Oaks, at the TPC San Antonio clubhouse showcases traditional steakhouse prime cuts and sweeping views of the AT&T Oaks Course. High Velocity Sports Bar, the Resort’s media rich sports venue, places guests right in the middle of the action with wall-to-wall multi-media screens. Cibolo Moon, the resort’s main restaurant, offers guests an authentic taste of Texas and a true Mexico Tequila experience. Cibolo Moon is the first restaurant in Texas to become "T" certified by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) or Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico. The signature Tequila bar features more than 100 Tequilas, and specializes in infusions formulated by the resident Tequila master.