LEXINGTON, Ky., - Completing the final stage of a multiyear golf course improvement project, The 19th Hole at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa is now open following a major makeover of the pre-existing golf lounge space. Guests will find a refreshed and modernized atmosphere with updated furnishings, new bar and the addition of an outdoor patio.

"We are excited to bring an updated style to guests for socializing and relaxing before or after a round of golf or as another dining option for resort guests," says Colin Gooch, PGA, Director of Golf. "The 19th Hole is more exciting and energetic than it was before, and the addition of outdoor seating adds to the new vibe."

The $200,000 remodel features new decor throughout the club, golf shop, and locker rooms including new furniture, carpet, and flooring. The golf shop has been brightened with new energy efficient lighting. Additionally, new carpet and wallpaper have been installed throughout the entire golf shop and The 19th Hole. Golfers will also enjoy new tables and chairs for the guest seating area inside or outside, and refreshed locker rooms.

Open to the public as well as resort guests, The 19th Hole bar and grill serves casual fare and beverages. A spring menu is now available featuring local Kentucky fare. A new back bar design provides added functionality for service efficiency.

Sports enthusiasts will find a prime spot for watching their favorite competitions. The updated entertainment technology brings several large screen TVs and surround sound to The 19th Hole enhancing the viewing experience of all kinds of sporting events.

Touchdown! NFL fans will score big during football season. The 19th Hole will showcase NFL Sunday Ticket only by DirecTV on four TVs...Every LIVE game Every NFL Sunday!

The 19th Hole is open 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours starting in May. It can also be rented out for private events.

A $1 million bunker renovation project, along with a complete greens complex refinement was completed at Griffin Gate Golf Club in July 2015 under the direction of renowned golf architect Rees Jones, the original Griffin Gate Golf Course designer. The innovative bunker system, Better Billy Bunker Method, is utilized throughout the course.

About Griffin Gate Golf Club
Set among the world-famous equine breeding ground is Griffin Gate Golf Club, a Marriott golf-managed facility. Renowned architect Rees Jones skillfully sculpted and renovated the golf course by performing a $1 million bunker renovation and complete greens complex refinement. The course is open to the general public and offers memberships for players and companies. Griffin Gate Golf Club is at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY, and is set on 220 acres. It embodies the tradition of gracious Southern hospitality. For information and tee times, visit www.GriffinGateGolf.com or call 1-859-288-6193. Like Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa on Facebook, and follow #golfgriffingate on Instagram, and Twitter.

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 52 golf courses at 40 locations in 12 countries, offering nearly 1,000 holes of championship golf for seven Marriott International lodging brands. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world's premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises. For more information, visit www.marriottgolf.com.