RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Bali Hai Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 27, 2013)–Long Drivers of America announced  recently that The Palazzo Hotel & Resort and Walters Golf will be the official hospitality partners for the finals in Las Vegas, October 28-30. The two Las Vegas golf courses operated by Walters Golf that will be experienced are Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club. Both are high level, themed golf in Las Vegas experiences. –By Brian Hurlburt, Follow @LVGolfInsider

The 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open Division Finals will take place October 30, from 6-8 p.m. PST under the lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The teeing area is located underneath the grandstands about 40 feet above the LVMS grass infield, which will serve as the 50-yard wide fairway. The Finals will be aired LIVE on Golf Channel with a winner-take-all prize of $250,000 earned by the last Driver standing of the eight finalists. The "October Eight" will be determined in qualifying events that take place in Mesquite, Nevada, in September.

"It is an honor to be a part of such an incredible event" said Josh Hill, Vice President of Marketing for Walters Golf. "We look forward to hosting two days of championship golf at Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club highlighted by the top Long Drivers in the World taking aim at our beautiful holes. Las Vegas continues to be a leader in hosting major events, and our courses are the perfect addition to help make the player and sponsor experiences unforgettable."

Bali Hai Golf Club is a tropical golf experience located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Palm trees, lagoon-like water holes, and a fabulous clubhouse accent this one-of-a-kind experience. Royal Links Golf Club honors the tradition of golf with holes that replicate the most infamous holes of The Open Championship. Holes experienced are from such courses as Royal Troon, Carnoustie, St. Andrews, and other courses used in The Open Championship rotation.

The Palazzo is a fitting partner for the world class golf to be experienced both in the competition and in the pro-am. With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the $1.9 billion, Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for two consecutive years, the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star- Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York. The Shoppes at The Palazzo feature more than 60 luxury boutiques, including 20 remarkable stores and couture brands making their Las Vegas debuts at The Palazzo including Chloé, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Van Cleef & Arpels. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent suite accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers a variety of cuisines from a collection of award- winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse.

"The Palazzo is a dazzling resort located on the Las Vegas Strip and will be the centerpiece of our championship week festivities." said Long Drivers of America CEO, Art Sellinger. "This Five Diamond award winning resort will treat the eight RE/MAX finalists and our VIP guests to a first-class experience during their stay.  The luxurious suites are simply over the top and the restaurants are some of the finest in Las Vegas. We are proud to be able to showcase his amazing property."

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