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Buffalo Communications Travel Client Overview News 2012


Canadian Rockies

Salish Cliffs

Gulf Shores

Branson Golf

Pristine Bay

Kaua’i

Pocono Mountains

Cinnamon Hill

Mississippi

Mission Hills

Farm Links

Circling Raven


Buffalo Golf Fam Trips: 2012 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

MARCH 19-22: Mississippi (includes playing in Pro-Am at Champions Tour’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic) EARLY SPRING: Pristine Bay (Honduras), Cinnamon Hill (Jamaica) MARCH: PGA National (Pre-Honda Classic) SPRING: Kaua’i APRIL: Old American (Texas) APRIL/MAY: Mission Hills, China LATE SPRING/MAY: Saddle Creek Resort (Northern California), Mystical Golf (Myrtle Beach) MAY 4-7: Branson, Missouri MAY 14-18: Gulf Shores, Alabama MAY 28-JUNE 1: Circling Raven/Northern Idaho Mid June 2012: Pound Ridge Media Day (New York Focus) JULY 16-22: Mississippi (includes playing in Pro-Am at PGA TOUR’s True South Classic) LATE JULY: Canadian Rockies (Banff, Jasper) EARLY AUGUST: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula FALL: PGA National, Longaberger (Ohi0) FALL: Golf Writers Tournament, Mystical Golf


Canadian Rockies Golf www.canadianrockiesgolf.ca

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Mid-July Fam Trip Fairmont Jasper Park will celebrate 85th Season in 2012 Canmore G&CC will unveil new holes Stewart Creek gaining in popularity Travel and Adventure Series Gal-Pal Golf Luxury: Fairmont Golf and Spa


Pristine Bay Resort - Roatan, Honduras www.pristinebayresort.com

• Located 35 miles off Honduran coast; perhaps last “undiscovered” island in Caribbean • Pete and Perry Dye-designed golf course, The Black Pearl, opened this year • 120-room, five-star Pristine Bay Resort and Spa will open January 2012 • Roatan International Airport (RTB) only 10 minutes away • Potential FAM – Q1 2012


Mission Hills – China www.missionhillschina.com • • • •

Mission Hills Shenzhen’s 12 courses make it the world’s largest golf club 45 minutes north of Hong Kong Mission Hills Hainan opened in 2010 10 golf courses, including Blackstone (GOLF Magazine’s “Best New” in 2010) and Lava Fields (Golf World UK’s “Top 100” in 2011) 500-room resort and spa located on tropical Hainan Island, the “Hawaii of China,” one hour flight from Hong Kong Potential FAM – Spring 2012


Circling Raven Golf Club www.circlingraven.com • • • • •

Highly acclaimed Gene Bates design regularly honored as a Top-100 Public Course in America and Best Casino Course Set in the scenic Northern Idaho Panhandle, just a short ride from Spokane Airport Championship layout meanders through 620 acres, only 100 representing cultivated ground. Owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe - amenity of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel Resort expansion completed in 2011 included nearly 100 new, upscale hotel rooms, a gourmet steakhouse, a 15,000 square-foot, full-service spa, a sports bar and café and a 10-acre “Front Yard” that serves as an outdoor amphitheater 2012 Fam Trip (May 28-June 1) includes rounds at renowned Coeur d’Alene Resort Course and Palouse Ridge


State of Mississippi www.visitmississippi.org • • • •

More than 170 courses offering a variety of price points and designs - Nicklaus, Palmer, Pate and Fazio. Year-round golf weather with temperate conditions throughout five distinct regions Third-largest gaming destination in North America Birthplace of Blues, rock ‘n roll and country music. Mississippi Blues Trail markers are placed at key sites throughout the state 2012 Fam Trips to be centered around playing in Pro Ams The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic of the Champions Tour, Fallen Oak (March 19-23) and True South Classic, Annandale Golf Club (July 16-20)


Kaua'i

www.kauaidiscovery.com/activities/golfing/ 2012 Fam Trip scheduled for early spring includes five highly acclaimed golf courses: • The Prince Course at Princeville: Designed by RTJ Jr. and ranked as the No. 1 course in the state. Re-opening in Dec. 2012 following a major refurbishment project. • The Makai Golf Club: Reopened in 2010 after an extensive 15-month renovation and has since been ranked as one of Hawaii's top courses • Kaua'i Lagoons Golf Club: Voted one of the "Top 50 Resort Courses.” The Kiele Moana (Ocean) Course – which features the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes in Hawaii – made its debut in May • Poipu Bay Golf Course: Former home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, re-opened in December, 2010 following a renovation project • Puakea Golf Course: Consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 course in Hawaii. Owned by AOL coFounder Steve Case.


Explore Branson – Missouri www.golfbranson.com • • • • • •

Ozark Destination Golf Eight courses, including No. 1ranked Branson Creek, Payne Stewart, Murder Rock Top of the Rock to Reopen in 2012 – Nicklaus Signature Design (with Arnie’s Barn - Clubhouse Outdoor adventure, fishing (Bass Pro Shops, meetings, shows, real estate Branson will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2012 Early May Fam Trip


Pocono Mountains – Eastern Pa. http://www.poconosgolf.com • • • • • •

35 courses located a little more than an hour outside of NYC Family-friendly: Shawnee, Woodloch, Split Rock and Skytop Eco-Friendly: Ledges, Jack Frost National, wealth of outdoor activity 4-County Region includes Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Historic: Tillinghast, Ross designs Welcomes media visits May-October – great fall foliage


New Course: Salish Cliffs www.salish-cliffs.com •

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New Course - Opened in September. Top U.S. Course Best New Courses Rankings. Forbes.com also named Salish Cliffs one of the “Best Value Courses” in the U.S. Short drive from Olympia and Seattle Gene Bates design with 16 of 18 holes encircled by lush forestry. Offers stunning scenery with 360-degree views of Kamilche Valley. Amenity of Little Creek Casino Resort, an Indian-style gaming casino, offering live entertainment in the new, onsite Skookum Creek Event Center. Potential Late Summer 2012 Fam Trip


Golf Gulf Shores – Alabama www.golfgulfshores.com • • •

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Nine courses, including No. 1ranked Kiva Dunes and four Honours courses Located on 32-mile stretch of sugar-sand beaches with peak golf season March-May and Sept.-Nov. Wealth of activity: year-round fishing, local Gulf seafood, beach and plethora of festivals and events Developed multi-year partnership with the SEC Anticipated fam trip in early May


Farm Links at Pursell Farms www.farmlinks.org • • • • • • •

Boutique resort located on 3,500 acres; 45 minutes from Birmingham Airport World's only research and demonstration turf course Golf Digest’s list of “Top 75 Resorts in North America.” Alabama’s No. 1-ranked golf course World-class hunting, fishing and clay shooting Luxury cottages and cabins and a massive PGA TOUR-quality putting green Weddings, corporate meetings and other functions


Jamaica’s Cinnamon Hill & Hilton Rose Hill ww.cinnamonhilljamaica.com •

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Cinnamon Hill Golf Course (par 72, 6,828 yards) dotted with unique landmarks like cascading waterfalls, towering aqueducts and ancient gravesites Neighboring Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa features allinclusive dining, amenities Located on grounds of historic, 7,000-acre Rose Hall Plantation Sangster International Airport (MBJ) only 15 minutes away Potential FAM – Q1 2012


Other Opportunities • • • • • • • •

Longaberger: #1 golf course in Ohio Sweetgrass and the Perfect Foursome Sea Pines Resort Saddle Creek – California PGA National – Honda Classic Mystical Golf – Myrtle Beach IJGA Golf Product


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