Entries Tagged as ''

The Best of Playa del Carmen Golf Package – El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside & El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf CourseThe Best of Playa del Carmen Golf Package – El Taj Oceanfront & El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course

Located on Playa del Carmen beach, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condohotel offers a stay right on the beach or in the tranquility of lush tropical greenery – your choice! At El Taj Oceanfront, every condo not only faces the beach, but also an incredible heated pool with water cascades and a therapeutic aqua spa with water massage chairs overlooking the sea. At El Taj Beachside, you will be surrounded by tropical foliage, ponds with colorful fish and cascading water fountains and a heated black mosaic infinity pool & jacuzzi. Best of all guests get to use the amenities of both properties, including our own complimentary beach club and complimentary fitness club, gourmet restaurant and spa.

El Camaleon Golf Course

#1 RESORT ON
TRIPADVISOR
for Playa del Carmen

El Camaleon Golf Course annually hosts the only PGA Tour Event held in Mexico. Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the 7,000-yard layout is unique not just to this country but to the entire golfing kingdom. As its name suggests, El Camaleón is ever changing. The stunning golf course bends through three distinct landscapes. As the owner of Tee’d Off Tee Times I am proud to offer our customers The Best of Playa del Carmen Golf Package.  We have joined with El Taj Condo Hotel to create a package just for golf lovers.  This is a 5 day stay at the El Taj Oceanfront and Beachside Hotel, the #1 hotel in Playa del Carmen (according to TripAdvisor) and two days (2 rounds for 2 people) of golf at the best golf course, El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course, host of the only PGA Tour Event in Mexico.
Located on Playa del Carmen beach, El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condohotel offers a stay right on the beach or in the tranquility of lush tropical greenery – your choice! At El Taj Oceanfront, every condo not only faces the beach, but also an incredible heated pool with water cascades and a therapeutic aqua spa with water massage chairs overlooking the sea. At El Taj Beachside, you will be surrounded by tropical foliage, ponds with colorful fish and cascading water fountains and a heated black mosaic infinity pool & jacuzzi. Best of all guests get to use the amenities of both properties, including our own complimentary beach club and complimentary fitness club, gourmet restaurant and spa. http://www.eltaj.com

 

El Camaleon Golf Course annually hosts the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic. Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the 7,000-yard layout is unique not just to this country but to the entire golfing kingdom. As its name suggests, El Camaleón is ever changing. The stunning golf course bends through three distinct landscape. Transportation to and from the golf course is included.

*Promotion available from Sept. 1st to Oct. 31st, 2011. 5 day minimum stay required at El-Taj Oceanfront. On Booking page, enter dates and click check availability.  Pick your room by clicking Reserve Now. Enter promotion code: TEED in the promo box at the top of the page and apply to view the promo.

http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/en/playa-del-carmen-golf-package/index.php

http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/en/specials-packages/index.php

 

Seasoned Vet Mickelson Versus No Longer Rookie Bradley

ChoosingSides.jpg

THE BARCLAYS: Match Up

PGA TOUR season is the competition involving the younger players and the established ones. How will the veteran players with significant TOUR experience and long-standing championship pedigree fare against the hungry up-and-comers who are looking to nudge their way into the TOUR’s elite?

Each week, PGATOUR.COM has select two players and analyze their skills.

For The Barclays this week, we’ve selected Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, two frequent practice round partners and — as of two weeks ago — major winners. Mickelson has four majors to his credit while Bradley, a PGA TOUR rookie, captured the 2011 finale when he beat Jason Dufner in a playoff at the PGA Championship.

Mickelson and Bradley, who also face off this week in PGA TOUR Matchups, are playing together in the first two rounds of The Barclays with Luke Donald, who ranks fourth in the FedExCup. The threesome tees off No. 1 at 1:06 p.m. on Thursday and No. 10 at 8:21 a.m. on Friday.

The pairings are made based on the player’s rank in the FedExCup. Donald is No. 4, Bradley fifth and Mickelson sixth.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun for me personally,” Bradley said. “I went to school down the street at St. John’s University, so it’s going to be fun to have a big crowd to show my buddies who come out from St. John’s University. It’s an honor to play with Phil any time, but to be paired with him because of how he played is even cooler. That’s a great sign for anybody to be paired with Phil.

“I’m looking forward to it. I’ve never played with Phil in a tournament before. I know it’s going to be a little crazy, but I am also looking forward to playing with Luke Donald. I just joined (The Bear’s Club) club down in Florida that he’s a member at and look forward to getting to know him.”

By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

Veteran Golf versus Rookie htt…

Veteran Golf versus Rookie http://t.co/w2EtObW

Bradley Wins 95th PGA Championship

Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship after staging an amazing comeback to force a three-hole playoff and beat Jason Dufner at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Bradley trailed by five strokes after making a triple bogey on the 15th hole and Dufner appeared to have the title wrapped up, but Bradley rallied and Dufner collapsed.

The leader put his tee shot in the water at 15, setting up the first of three straight bogeys. Bradley made birdies at 16 and 17, going to the final hole suddenly tied for the lead.

Both players made par on the 72nd hole, but Bradley won the three-hole playoff by a single stroke. He tapped in for par at the 18th hole and lifted the Wanamaker Trophy.

”I can’t believe it,” Bradley said.

In the playoff, Bradley made a 4-foot birdie at the 16th hole to gain the upper hand. Dufner nearly holed out from the fairway with his approach, but missed a 6-foot birdie try.

Bradley was in command when Dufner three-putted the 17th for a bogey, going to the final hole with a two-stroke edge. Dufner rolled in a 20-footer for birdie but it didn’t matter. Bradley two-putted from 18 feet for the win, tapping into the final hole from about a foot away.

The players were tied at 8-under 272 at the end of regulation.

”A lot of experience to be gained from that,” a dejected Dufner said.

The 25-year-old Bradley, the nephew of LPGA Hall of Fame member Pat Bradley, won the PGA in his very first appearance at a major championship. Dufner was denied his first tour win.

Going to the playoff, the US was assured of breaking its longest drought of the modern era, having gone six straight majors without winning since Phil Mickelson captured the 2010 Masters.

Anders Hansen of Denmark closed with a 4-under 66, but finished one stroke out of the playoff at 273. Robert Karlsson of Sweden, David Toms and Scott Verplank tied for fourth at 275.

tee´d off tee times, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

Dufner and Rookie Bradley are Surprise Leader at PGA Championship

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — PGA Championship co-leader Keegan Bradley has made sure to soak in the sights in his first major championship.

During the first two days at Atlanta Athletic Club, Bradley saw Tiger Woods out on the course a few times and rubbed elbows with many of the game’s stars.

On Friday, Bradley, a 24-year-old PGA Tour rookie who resides in Jupiter, was anything but starry-eyed among golf’s elite.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The 95th PGA Championship leaderboard is a mix of youth versus experience.

Co-leader Keegan Bradley has made sure to soak in the sights in his first major championship. During his first two days at Atlanta Athletic Club, Bradley saw Tiger Woods out on the course a few times and rubbed elbows with many of the game’s stars.

On Friday, Bradley, a 24-year-old PGA Tour rookie who resides in Jupiter, was anything but starry-eyed among golf’s elite.  Ditto for Jason Dufner, who couldn’t have seen his results coming after missing the cut in his last four tournaments.

“It’s cool to look around and see all these players I have looked up to my whole life and able to be peers with them and compete at the highest level with them,” Bradley said.

At the moment, no one is competing at a higher level than Dufner and Bradley.

But right behind them, are golfers with experience.

Jim Furyk, the 2003 U.S. Open champion having his worst season since he was a rookie, emerged from his slump with a 65 and was in the group at 4-under 136 that included Scott Verplank, a former U.S. Amateur champion.

Verplank has been coping with wrist and elbow injuries longer than he cares to remember, but he’s always been a good putter and that carried him to the outright lead for much of the afternoon. He couldn’t cope with bunkers and rough along the back nine, though he left the course in good spirits after laying up on the 18th and scratching out a par.

Another shot back was Stricker, who was 11 shots worse than his record-tying start, but still in the mix.

Will post later.  We know that in golf things can change quickly.

cancun golf course, http://www.teedoffteetimes/cancun/golf-courses-in-cancun.html

http://t.co/6RWQFKB http://t.c…

http://t.co/6RWQFKB http://t.co/8A88GNX

Mexico through Different Eyes

It’s tough for investors around the world this week. The instability of the U.S. and other world markets is getting the usual heavy press. Gloom and doom at the click of a mouse… But maybe you need to look a bit further south for some good news. While diligently battling the headlines of drug violence, Mexico is quietly making huge strides.

In the eyes of global investors, Mexico is hardly the pariah painted in the news. Their economy has grown 5.5% in the first quarter of this year and, aaccording to the head of the Treasury and Public Finance Secretariat (SHCP), Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, between January and July of this year, 425,819 jobs were created in Mexico. That represents an increase of 2.9 % compared to 2010.
Here are some other tidbits you may find interesting.

• According to Gloria Guevara, the Secretary of Tourism, there has been a 127% increase in tourism investment.

• International Finance Corporation (IFC), the institution for private sector of the World Bank Group (WB) will provide $25 million dollars for a fund managed by Artha Capital to invest in real estate in Mexico. “The amount is intended to create communities developed under standards of environmentally friendly construction. The project includes the acquisition of land for planned urban projects and basic infrastructure for housing, tourism, industrial and commercial developments.”

• According to the Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Mexican manufacturing grew at an annual rate of 6.8% in May, and continues to be the spearhead of the Mexican economy.

• According to the state-run news agency Notimex, “Mexico’s mining industry will attract record investment of $4.73 billion this year. The industry is forecast to receive investment of $4.48 billion next year, according to the chamber. Sergio Almazan, executive director of the chamber, said about half of the investment comes from foreign companies, mostly from the U.S.,” Notimex said.

• According to Energy Solutions,  Mexico announced on a $2.5 billion investment in new wind farms to generate more than 300MW of electricity across the country, part of the government’s push to expand renewable energy.  “San Diego-based Cannon Power Group, which already works in the Baja California peninsula, will build another project there along with a plant in the central state of Zacatecas and in southern Quintana Roo, home to popular tourist resort Cancun.”

• General Motors plans to invest approximately $900 million in its manufacturing plants in the country.

• According to Bloomberg.com, Honda Motor Co., Japan’s third-largest automaker, plans to invest at least $500 million to build a car factory in Mexico.The plant will likely be located in Salamanca, a city in the central state of Guanajuato, and construction would begin next year, El Financiero reported (citing Mexican Economy Ministry officials it didn’t identify by name). Honda already has a plant in Mexico’s southwestern state of Jalisco, according to its website.

There are stories like this every week that demonstrate over and over again that Mexico is a real player in the world marketplace.  Despite the struggles, Mexico trudges on… building, growing and making an impact on their own future.

By Lisa Coleman

Thought this story needed to be shared tee´d off tee times, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

http://www.golfparatodos.org/ …

http://www.golfparatodos.org/ http://fb.me/BduOuSVc

Mexico Beach Front For Sale in Cancun, Golf Benefit from More

In Cancun and the beach runs south into areas of the region is known as the Riviera Maya has become a key element in the golf tourism and lifestyle for expatriates, and the area of ​​the Golf Association plans to promote this yet, Mexico ‘to sell on the beach and other properties in the region has much to benefit from an increase in the golf culture.

According to the Golf Association of the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the best place for this sport in Mexico, where more than 200,000 rounds annually. It creates an economic benefit estimated in millions of U.S. dollars.

In order to participate in the Cancun and Riviera Maya and Mexico’s top destinations for golf tourism, the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) for the fifth consecutive year at the Mayakoba Golf Classic to 23-27 instead of moving south this month, about 30 minutes from Cancun.

For the Convention and Visitors Bureau, it is always important to record and promote major events like the Mayakoba Golf Classic and maintenance of ongoing campaigns to spread the word about the natural beauty of the Mexican Caribbean distributed and the quality of the 13 professional golf courses built by famous designers such as Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Robert Trent Jones Jr., PB Dye, Tom Fazio, Tom Weiskopf and Robert von Hagge. In short, the goal is the high quality that already exists.

For those who purchase Mexico property in Cancun, this type of advertising offers several advantages.  Increasing property value , of an increasingly upscale image of golf tourism brought New Golf Courses , such as golf continues to grow in the area are to invest in developers to build new golf courses designed by the famous pros New ownership options ; golf course development is almost always accompanied by upscale residential gated communities. Many offer new golf developments in the area also has excellent .

In the case of Cancún, is 50% of the golf tourism from the United States, 30% from Mexico itself and 20% from Europe and South America. In the case of American tourists, most of the players from California, New York, Florida, Texas to come, Illinois, New Jersey and Minnesota.

Mayakoba Golf Classic leaders from national and international dishes, including Mexican golfer Lorena Ochoa, who is the four winners of the LPGA Player of the Year.

mayan riviera golf,http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

 

McIlroy ready for final major

AKRON, Ohio — Four rounds in the 60s at Firestone Country Club have put Rory McIlroy in a very positive frame of mind entering the PGA Championship.

McIlroy rode Sunday’s 67 into a tie for sixth at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. He had a very solid afternoon on a major-caliber course, hitting all but three fairways and greens in regulation while using 27 putts.

“Yeah, it’s been a very productive week to shoot four rounds in the 60s, have a good weekend,” McIlroy said. “There’s a lot of positives going into next week, which is great. It would have been nice to give myself a little more of a chance to win this week, just didn’t hole enough putts. But you know, again, it was a good week and a good confidence builder going into next week definitely.”

McIlroy will play the first two rounds of the PGA Championship with Charl Schwartzel and Darren Clarke. He says he’s comfortable with being in the limelight at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

“I’m playing well,” he said. “I’m really happy with the way I’m hitting it and driving it a lot better than I have done the last couple weeks, so yeah, I’m ready for it.”

tee´d off tee times, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com