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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Hosts Big Break Florida

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omni Amelia Island Plantation is thrilled to host Golf Channel's popular Big Break reality competition series, premiering Monday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. The show features an all-female cast hoping to further their golf careers by competing for more than $175,000 in cash and prizes – the largest collection of prizes in series history – and an opportunity to play on the LPGA Tour.

"This entire series demonstrates why Omni Amelia Island Plantation has been recognized as a top golf destination by numerous golf and travel publications, including Conde Nast Traveler, Links and Golf Digest," said Donald Stamets, managing director at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Golf Channel's Big Break pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges testing their physical capability and mental toughness on the course. On Big Break Florida, contestants are subject to challenges from the tees to the green, including two of the series' signature competitions, the popular "Glass Break" and "Flop Wall." The "Glass Break" challenge involves players taking shots at panes of glass; the first one to break their glass is the winner. During the "Flop Wall" challenge teams attempt to hit flop shots over an 8-ft wall onto the green.

Teeing up the vacation of a lifetime, golf enthusiasts can test their skills on the same manicured greens as contestants with Omni Amelia Island Plantation's "Big Break Getaway," starting at $369 and available now through February 2015. The package includes:

  • Luxurious oceanfront accommodations
  • Unlimited golf on Ocean Links and Oak Marsh
  • Golf challenges as seen on Big Break Florida
  • Free club rentals
  • Complimentary signature cocktail

Filmed on location, the series will unfold at Omni Amelia Island Plantation's three award-winning golf courses – Ocean Links, Oak Marsh and Long Point – offering 54 holes of championship golf designed by Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and Tom Fazio. These greens provide challenging play "fore" experienced and novice golfers alike. Placed between Spanish moss-covered oaks and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and salt marshes, Omni Amelia Island Plantation boasts seven seaside holes, the most in Florida.

About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation 
Nestled at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast, Omni Amelia Island Plantation surrounds itself with sparkling Atlantic waters, lush salt marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. The 1,350-acre property boasts 404 luxury oceanfront guest rooms and suites, as well as 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas. The resort offers the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida presenting spectacular Atlantic views, three-and-a-half miles of uninterrupted beach; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; a boutique shopping village, a nature-inspired spa; nine culinary options ranging from casual to gourmet; 80,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space; kids camps; and award-winning recreation including kayaking, paddleboarding, Segway™ tours and seven miles of paved trails. Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers authentic genuine guest experiences with AAA Four-Diamond service and the expectations of the Omni brand.

For more information on Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit www.omniameliaislandplantation.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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