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Starwood Vacation Network. A Better Way to See the World(R)
April 2013 Issue
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Tee It Up. Our top golf courses to perfect your swing.
With beautiful natural backdrops and dramatic landscapes, golf courses offer some of the most inspiring experiences, whether you’re a die-hard player or a recreational duffer.

When it comes to hitting the links on vacation, Owners can conveniently find world-class golf with Starwood Vacation Network. And when you putt your way around our collection of courses you’ll be playing on the designs of some of the most well-known golf architects in the world, including Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Greg Norman.

No matter your level of experience or where you’re spending your next villa resort vacation, you’ll find some of the best courses in the world are easily accessible from our resorts. According to the 16th annual Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Poll, several sister properties to our villa resorts were named to the list of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” including The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and Atlantis, Paradise Island.

So get ready to pack your clubs and reserve your tee time for a round (or more) at these top courses.

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Sheraton Vistana Resort:
Your Two-Minute Tour

General Manager Glen Vlasic takes you on a first hand tour of this outstanding villa resort located in the heart of all that Orlando has to offer. See how Sheraton Vistana Resort offers Owners the opportunity to play and relax under the warm Florida sunshine all year long.

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Extraordinary Places

Paradise Island, Bahamas

Take in the legendary vacation destination of Paradise Island in The Bahamas, where you’ll experience colorful architecture and warm hospitality at the best spot on the island to enjoy both adventure and relaxation. Experience extraordinary Paradise Island.

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Harborside Resort at Atlantis aerial view Grandmother, mother and daughter eating lunch in the Bahamas
Harborside Resort at Atlantis Atlantis Resort
Here at this popular resort your villa offers a haven in paradise after a day exploring the excitement of Nassau. Enjoy full access to the award-winning Atlantis, Paradise Island for an endless array of activities and amenities, then retreat to your stylish and spacious Caribbean themed villa. With 21 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges, Atlantis Resort offers pretty much anything you’d ever want, ranging from quick eats to fine dining. Enjoy gourmet cuisine from the likes of Chef Bobby Flay or try traditional Bahamian influences. Before the evening is over be sure to share a nightcap at any of the full bars.
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Owner submitted photo by Andrew Y. Family petting a dolphin. Ocean Club Golf Course
Dolphins Golf
For a one-of-a-kind experience, visit Dolphin Cay at Atlantis, Paradise Island and choose from a variety of up-close and personal dolphin interactions. Wade in shallow waters to play with gentle Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Or even spend a day learning how to care for marine life with the Ultimate Trainer For a Day Program. A world-class course with spectacular ocean views—it doesn’t get much better than that when you’re talking about golf. Enjoy challenging rounds at the Ocean Club Golf Course designed by Tom Weiskopf, which was recently recognized as the "#8 Resort Course in North America and the Caribbean” by Golf Digest.
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Ownership 101 Helpful tips:
the difference between
StarOptions and Starpoints

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As an Owner, you receive an array of fantastic travel benefits. So to help break down these details and more, we’re providing a helpful guide to using your ownership that will highlight your different benefits in this and future newsletters. We’ll start with the difference between StarOptions and Starpoints?

Don’t forget, for questions about StarOptions, please contact Owner Services at 888 PLAY 191. For questions about Starpoints, contact SPG at 888 625 4990 or visit SPG.com.

With StarOptions, you can: Experience a different villa resort; Change your villa size; Change your season; Enjoy flexible lengths of stay. With Starpoints, you can: Stay at more than 1,100 hotels and resorts in 100 countries; Redeem for flights and special offers.
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Looking for last-minute activity ideas? Enjoy these events during your upcoming stay at these destinations.

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Culinary Festival
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Earth Day
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