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TPC Cancun Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

TPC Cancun, the only PGA-certified course outside the US, recently reduced its green fee rates in celebration of its 1st Anniversary for golfers visiting the Cancun/Riviera Maya/Playa del Carmen destination. TPC Balls Until April 30, 2013, morning green fees are now only $175.00 US. From 10:30 am the rate is $150.00 US and Twilight (1:30pm) rates are now $125.00 US when booked through Teed Off Tee Times.  Rates include round-trip transportation, shared golf cart, practice range and taxes. DSC_0061 TPC Cancun has also created an “Experience TPC Golf” package. This 2-hour package includes a private lesson, club rental,  shared golf cart, box lunch and two beverages all for only $119.00 US when booked through Teed Off Tee Times.

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The Players Contest By PGATOUR Kuchar Krew

krew 1Tee’d Off Tee Times is going to enter are you?  From January 24 through February 28, fans can visit PGATOUR.COM/theplayers for instructions on how to submit a video that describes why they want to be a part of Kuchar’s gallery at THE PLAYERS 2013. A panel of experts will judge entries based on creativity, originality and style and will narrow the field down to three finalists. In March, fans will vote for their favorite video, with the winning Krew announced in April. The winning Krew fan will be flown to Jacksonville, Fla., for THE PLAYERS. The trip will include five nights’ hotel accommodation, rental car, food expenses and, of course, week-long tickets to the tournament.  krewAs part of their PLAYERS experience, Kuch’s Krew will have the opportunity to meet Kuchar in person, attend some VIP events with him and experience a PGA TOUR event from behind the scenes. The Krew can contain two, three or four members and must have one participant who is 25 years of age or older to participate. Cancun Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

PGA Tour says “Goodbye West Coast, Hello Florida”

This week’s Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens,Florida marks the end of the PGA Tour’s opening west coast swing and the start of it’s Florida part of the schedule.  The Honda is the first of four straight weeks of Florida golf. Tiger & Rory Rory McIlroy is back to defend his title as is the man who shot 62 on Sunday, Tiger Woods, in an attempt to take the title away from the man who became World #1 with his win. Also playing this week are 11 other golfers ranked inside the top 25 world rankings including Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Keegan Bradley and Dustin Johnson. Jack Nicklaus’s redesign of the Champion Course at PGA National introduced the “Bear Trap”, holes 15, 16 and 17, arguably three of the toughest back-to-back-to-back holes on the PGA Tour.  Successfully navigating these three holes on Sunday (and the rest of the week) will be the likely reason the champion hoists the trophy on Sunday afternoon.

The Big Break Mexico Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Course

Big-Break-Logo-e1311450418235This season, six men and six women will compete against each other in an attempt to make their lifelong dreams of playing alongside the world’s top golfers come true. Tee’d Off  Tee Times books our clients on this amazing course.  Just one day after the taping finished, we sent 4 British golfers there to enjoy this course. Who will win a PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour exemption? Season premieres Monday, May 13. Golf Channel’s popular Big Break reality competition series has chosen Mexico as the next competition grounds for its 19th season, premiering Monday, May 13.  The luxurious, all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso and the accompanying Playa Paraiso Golf Club in Riviera Maya will serve as the backdrop for Big Break Mexico, providing the opportunity for the ultimate winner to compete alongside the game’s best on the LPGA Tour or the PGA TOUR. “Big Break is a cornerstone of our original series franchises, and it has proven to be a launching pad for many professional golfers looking to break through to the world’s top tours, including the likes of PGA TOUR pros Tommy Gainey and Matt Every and Solheim Cup veterans Ryann O’Toole and Kristy McPherson,” said Golf Channel Executive Producer Molly Solomon.  “Our ultimate goal with Big Break Mexico is to place our competitors in pressure situations on a world-class golf course, and we achieved this from the picturesque IBEROSTAR Playa Paraiso Resort & Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico.” Big Break Mexico, produced in partnership with the Mexico Tourism Board, will feature a cast of six men and six women competing in a mixed team format in an attempt to make their lifelong dreams of playing alongside the world’s top golfers come true.  This season’s Big Break champion will receive an exemption to compete either on the LPGA Tour at the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Banamex and Jalisco or on the PGA TOUR at the 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (both Nov. 14-17). “Mexico Tourism is excited to bring Golf Channel’s Big Break series to Mexico for the first time and showcasing everything Mexico has to offer as an ideal vacation destination,” said Gerardo Llanes, Chief Marketing Officer for Mexico Tourism Board.  “We look forward to working with Golf Channel in featuring Mexico’s beautiful tourism experiences and vacation resorts, magnificent golf courses and also touting our signature professional golf tournaments on the LPGA and PGA TOUR.” Big Break Mexico also will feature a guest appearance from former LPGA World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa, who surprised the cast during the filming of the series and competed alongside the players in one of the challenges. LorenaOBB20131-300x200Following the challenge, Ochoa also was given the opportunity to participate in Big Break’s signature challenge for the first time – The Glass Break – where she shattered the glass on her first attempt. “I love having Big Break in my home country of Mexico and am proud to offer an exemption to the Lorena Ochoa Invitational,” said Ochoa.  “Big Break is very popular, and I want to help the sport of golf in my country as much as I can.  This is a win-win situation for all of us.  It was great to meet all of the players and see how excited they are to be on Big Break.  I’m looking forward to watching the series this summer and see how I fared in front of all of the cameras.” The series will unfold on the resort’s P.B. Dye designed 18-hole championship course – IBEROSTAR Playa Paraiso Golf Club – a par-72 layout featuring breathtaking signature holes and distinctive rock work that are signatures of a typical P.B Dye design.  Carved out of the ancient Mayan jungle, the IBEROSTAR Playa Paraiso Golf Club features narrow fairways, deep bunkers and extreme vertical movement, along with untraditional hazards such as a rock riverbed that make the course distinctively unique to the area. “We are thrilled to be the host partner for Big Break Mexico.  Golf is an important growing segment for IBEROSTAR and Golf Channel’s audience aligns well with our target guest; therefore, it was a natural fit to partner with Big Break,” said Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IBEROSTAR, John Long.  “It is our hope that Big Break Mexico will inspire travellers and golf enthusiasts to visit IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso and experience the luxurious amenities and services we have to offer guests.”Iberostar Piramid Cancun Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

TPC Cancun Country Club Valentine Special

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TPC Cancun Review By Our Client

We at Tee’d Off Tee Times appreciate your opinion–FYI From Dennis Gabrian. TPC BallsThe course is spectacular.  Needs time to mature.  Every lie is a tight lie.  If properly nurtured, the fairways and rough should thicken to full growth by next year.  The course challenges with its length, bunkers, and water hazards.  The fairways are generous, and there is ample rough.  It is a true miss to hit sideways into the woods/jungle.  The water is not so merciful.  Each hole is separately cut through the woods, and it is rare to see a hole other than the one you are playing.  The course is freaky long.  TPCI did not look at the length from the red tees, but the other tees ranged from 6500+ to 7400+.  I played gold at 7100.  It plays every bit as long as represented.  Short cuts are few, and require challenges to water and very intimidating bunkers.  The bunkering is visually intimidating, and strategically located to penalize the unlucky gambler.  Fortunately, because of the immature turf conditions, there is additional release that increases shot distance and helps with the overall length of the course.  However, my recollection is that most greens are elevated or have false fronts, and one must fly the ball to the putting surface.   Good sand consistency.  Need more rakes.  Greens are in good shape and roll true.  The course was empty.  Except for a very slow foursome that I came upon after 16 holes ( who let me play through), I saw no one else on the course. I can’t wait to play there next year.  Hopefully, construction of the permanent clubhouse will be completed, and the amenities offered will be more than just the golf course and practice areas.   This is not a course to book unless you want to play serious golf.  It clearly was not designed nor built as a resort course.  No ocean views.  Just golf.  Challenging golf.  However, I must say that an average golfer might enjoy this course if he can play within his means and just try to move the ball forward.  This is not target golf.   I actually score better at TPC than at Riviera – less lost balls and hazard penalties.   Good luck with your business ventures, and look forward to connecting next year.     http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/en/cancun-golf/tpc-cancun/index.php http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Way To Go Phil!

Teed Off Tee Times favourite PGA Tour lefty Phil Mickelson (sorry Bubba and Weirsy) just about made tour history yesterday, lipping out his birdie putt on 18 in his attempt to shoot the elusive “59”.  Phil finished with an 11-under par 60 after yesterday’s first round of the Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale. WM Phoenix Open - Round One Lefty was attempting to become the 6th golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot 59. Only Al Geiberger (the original Mr. 59), Chip Beck, David Duval, Paul Goydos and Stuart Appleby have  managed to shoot 59 in tournament play on the PGA Tour. Today’s weather forecast for Scottsdale is calling for very little wind. Will we see someone put together another low round and challenge the elusive 59 this morning when the greens will be the softest and the smoothest?  Maybe a left-handed Masters Champion? Cancun Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/