The Biltmore Hotel announces its 56th year as the host sponsor for the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship

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Tournament is known to have launched renowned champions like Tiger Woods, Lexi Thompson, and Sergio Garcia

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 23, 2019) – The Biltmore Hotel, a national historic landmark and luxury hotel in the heart of Coral Gables, announces its 56th year as the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship host for its golf tournament. From January 2nd – 6th the best boys and girls amateur golfers from nearly 100 countries across the globe will compete for the 2020 Junior Orange Bowl title.

The Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship is one of the world’s most distinguished international amateur tournaments and has helped launch the careers of such major championship winners as Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Lexi Thompson among many others. 2019’s winners were Nina Lang from Germany and Andrea Romano from Italy, the second Italian after Renato Paratore to win the title.

This year’s international contenders to be on the lookout for in 2020 include,

Girls
· Maria Bohorquez (COL) South American Junior Champion
· Antonia Matte (CHI) 2nd Women’s Western Amateur (USA)
· Sofia Temelo (MEX) Mexico National Girls Champion (a 13 YO)

Boys
· Jake Beber-Frankel (USA – Miami)
· Joshua Hill (N. IRE) McGregor Trophy (English Boys Golf Event)
· Juan Vesga Solano (COL) South American Junior Champion

Last year’s runner-up, Spain’s Jose Luis Ballester, will also be returning this year and is currently in the top 50 of the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

“The Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship is truly one of the few International golf tournaments that bring together players from all corners of the globe. Many of the past players have been and still are making names for themselves on the PGA & LPGA Tours in the USA, Europe, and Asian tournaments,” said, JR Steinbauer, Tournament Director, Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. We are looking forward in welcoming this year’s players and watching them compete at The Biltmore Golf Course and so excited that they too will soon be part of our tournament history.”
The Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship is one of 15 athletic, artistic and cultural events that make up the Junior Orange Bowl International Youth Festival, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year. The festival draws more than 7,500 youth participants to South Florida’s community each year.

“We truly look forward to the Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship every year,” said Bob Coman, Director of Golf, The Biltmore Hotel. “And even though we are in our 56th year as hosts, this year is truly special now that all of our hotel and golf course renovations have been completed, and we are entering a new decade. This year will mark the beginning of future generations of champion golfers and they are launching their careers here with us at The Biltmore.”

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The Biltmore is on the heels of celebrating the completion of a $35-million property-wide renovation including to its 1925 Donald Ross-designed 18-hole, par-71 golf course. In January 2019, The Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship was the first tournament held on the revamped Biltmore layout. As one of only nine Donald Ross designed golf courses in the top-100 golf courses in the U.S., veteran golf course architect Brian Silva oversaw the restoration project; which included new Bermuda grass on tees, fairways & greens, incorporating new bunkers, enhancing both the short-game practice as well as range areas, establishing challenging signature holes, and extending the overall course length to more than 7,100 yards making it ideal for championship level play.

The Biltmore golf is open Monday to Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please check golf course calendar for tee times as these times may vary based upon special events or maintenance. To learn more about our golf offerings please call: 305 460-5364. To make a golf tee time reservation online click on tee time now.

For more information on The Biltmore Hotel, please visit www.biltmorehotel.com or call (800) 727-1926.

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About The Biltmore Hotel:
Recently renovated, graced with effortless beauty and sophistication, The Biltmore Hotel is a National Historic Landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area, with close proximity to Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. The 271-room resort includes 174 suites and features spectacular Mediterranean architecture with classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish influences spread over 150 acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course; tennis courts; the largest hotel pool on the East Coast of the United States with private cabanas; a European spa and a renowned fitness center. The hotel’s dining destinations include the award winning Palme d’Or, one of the only AAA five Diamond restaurants in Florida; Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade and the 19th Hole golf centric restaurant. The hotel also boasts a Culinary Academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida’s preferred sites for leisure and business travel, high-level corporate briefings and public policy conferences, and is an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.BiltmoreHotel.com or call (800) 727-1926.

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