CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Oct. 24, 2022) Plantation on Crystal River is hosting their Manatee Amateur Golf Classic (Nov. 11-13) at the Plantation on Crystal River Golf Club. The tournament has a $5,000 prize purse and is open to all male amateurs with a USGA established handicap or play at zero. The tournament kicks off Friday, Nov. 11, with an optional practice round and skins game. On Saturday and Sunday, the tee time is 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost is $160 per player ($110 for members) and includes course and cart fees, range balls, a tee gift, and an awards presentation with lunch after play on Sunday. The tournament also features on course contests, as well as a two-man team putting contest with beverages after play on Saturday.
“We’re looking forward to once again hosting the Manatee Amateur, now in its 7th year,” said Tim Hume, Director of Golf, Plantation on Crystal River. “The tournament coincides with the start of manatee season, so it provides a unique opportunity not only to golf, but also to stay and snorkel with manatees during the prime season.”
Tournament participants and their families can make it a weekend with 15% off best available room rates at Plantation on Crystal River. Hotel guests can enjoy the lagoon-style pool, complimentary lawn games, and manatee tours and boat rentals at the Plantation Adventure Center.
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About Plantation on Crystal River
The eco-friendly Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of King’s Bay and more than 25,000 surface acres of pristine lakes and rivers, as well as wildlife refuges and state parks. On site, the Plantation features a full-service family-oriented dive and tour operation marina, 12,000 square feet of meeting and event space, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, delectable dining and inviting accommodations. Guests have the unique opportunity to swim with the manatees, rent a pontoon or Jon boat, relax by the riverfront pool, enjoy a game of croquet on the manicured lawn, or hire a guided fishing charter. With more than 1,600 feet of seawall, overnight guests can tie up their boats at any of over 80 spaces.