Fairmont Turnberry Isle

Get pampered like a pro

What do professional golfers who play for a living have that you don't? Besides ungodly amounts of natural talent and multiple six- or seven-figure endorsement deals, most of them have teams of highly trained specialists fine-tuning every detail of their games. From a player's swing mechanics to his or her physical and mental well-being, no stone is left unturned in order to maximize performance on the golf course. But what about the rest of us mere mortals? Is there a way and a place where, even if for just a while, we can experience what it's like to be pampered like a pro? You betcha. And we found it at one of the most luxurious golf resorts in North America.

Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Miami has partnered with legendary performance-training coach Pete Bommarito, founder of Bommarito Performance Systems, Dr. Matthew Cooper, president of USA Sports Therapy, and PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest to create the ultimate luxury game-improvement experience for golfers of all ages and abilities.

Bommarito is renowned for his work with numerous professional athletes, including Jason Pierre-Paul and Matt Forte. Under Dr. Cooper's direction, USA Sports is recognized as one of the world's leading organizations for rehabilitation, prehabilitation, physical therapy, neuromuscular therapy, chiropractic care and overall health and fitness. Forrest is widely considered one of the top golf coaches in the world and counts among his students Masters Champion Seve Ballesteros, Grace Park, Jimmy Connors and Mia Hamm.

"This is an unprecedented partnership that is transforming Fairmont Turnberry Isle's already acclaimed reputation as a premier golf resort into the ultimate performance training center for golfers and other athletes at all levels," said David Feder, managing director for Fairmont Turnberry Isle. "There really is nothing else like this available at any other resort of our caliber."

Through this collaboration, guests can access the very same experts who ensure professional golfers, athletes and celebrities are at their very best, including: physical therapists, golf instructors, biomechanical specialists, fitness trainers, nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and muscle activation specialists. These individuals work as a team to develop completely customized short- and long-term programs for each client, based upon his or her abilities, limitations and goals.

The process starts with an in-depth biomechanical assessment. Afterwards, depending upon what the client wants, the team can make recommendations for programs, ranging from fitness training and physical therapy to rehabilitation and nutrition, in addition to comprehensive golf lesson plans. Even though clients typically only work directly with the team for a few days at a time, Bommarito said their broad network of contacts enable them to provide referrals across the country to help clients continue their programs after leaving Fairmont Turnberry Isle.

In addition, clients receive valuable take-home materials, including detailed training, nutrition and rehabilitation plans, DVDs, photographs and the like to help them follow the prescribed programs on their own or with their own trainers and golf coaches. Clients also have access to continued counseling via phone or e-mail if they desire.

Though guests of Fairmont Turnberry Isle are welcome to book these services a la cart, perhaps the best and easiest way to experience this type of elite-level game improvement is through Fairmont Turnberry Isle's new Golf Performance Package. The package, which is available year-round, includes: luxurious oversized accommodations overlooking the resort's magnificent grounds, a one-hour assessment and golf-swing analysis, daily one-hour golf clinics, daily breakfast buffet at Fairmont Turnberry Isle's Cascata Grille, unlimited golf on either of the resort's two acclaimed 18-hole golf courses and admission to the award-winning Willow Stream Spa.

Of course, guests can also access all of Fairmont Turnberry Isle's other considerable charms. Just minutes from Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airport, the stunning Mediterranean-style resort is spread across 300 lush tropical acres with nearly 400 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites. It offers excellent tennis facilities; multiple dining options, including Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak; a lagoon-style pool with waterslide and lazy river; a state-of-the-art conference center; a supervised children's program; a private Ocean Club and complimentary shuttle to the nearby Aventura Mall.

Pricing for this package is seasonal and can be acquired by calling (800) 441-1414 or by visiting www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle. And by the way, we recommend you get in touch with the folks at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle soon. It truly is one of our favorite golf experiences in the United States. FOCUS ON

The Fairmont Turnberry Isle's world-class golf and learning centers are just a taste of the considerable attractions in the Miami area. The beaches are the obvious daytime destinations. But when the sun goes down, the town truly comes to life. You won't want to miss it. The best people-watching and the epicenter of famed South Beach is about 25 minutes south of the resort along historic Lincoln Road, between Lenox and Washington Avenues._ÊHere you can dine alfresco at favorite spots like Sushi Samba, Books & Books, Van Dyke's and Quattro. There also are tons of boutiques for shopping and plenty of lively nightspots for you to discover.

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