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Emerald Greens in Carrollwood offers extended-stay amenities


Published:   |   Updated: February 18, 2014 at 03:15 PM

CARROLLWOOD – With the historic freezes and bitter cold gripping many states this winter, the Emerald Greens Condo Resort in Carrollwood is enjoying a busy season.

Resort General Manager Brent Pope said the resort was constructed and opened in December 2008, but just recently changed its name from Emerald Greens Condo-Hotel to Emerald Greens Condo Resort as part of its brand repositioning.

The luxury 50-room resort caters to corporate clients as well as the huge baby boomer generation of retirees and near-retirees.

“Every year we are fortunate enough to accommodate various couples in the baby boomer generation looking to escape the cold weather from up north,” Pope said. “They typically stay with us for three to four months and enjoy all that Carrollwood Country Club and the city of Tampa has to offer. Some of these include golf, tennis, first-class dining, going to the beaches.”

Pope said the resort caters to guests looking for the best in terms of accommodations, amenities and special services. Each suite comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living and dining areas, memory foam bedding and private balcony. Guests have full access to the amenities of Carrollwood Country Club.

“One of the biggest perks you receive when staying at Emerald Greens Condo Resort is that every room has a full kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook and eat a complete meal,” he said. “One service we offer that our guests really seem to enjoy is that we will go grocery shopping for them prior to their arrival. They simply email us their list of items to pick up, and we will have them in their room when they check-in.”

They also help guests make tee times at various courses in the Tampa area. Their sales staff helps customers put together golf packages, so guests can play not only at the Carrollwood Country Club, but other top level courses in the area such as TPC Tampa Bay, Lake Jovita, Cheval Country Club, Westchase Golf Club and Southern Hills Plantation.

“Our guests visiting from the north really enjoy getting to see all the golf that Southwest Florida has to offer,” Pope said.

Located in the Carrollwood Country Club, the resort offers guests full access to all country club amenities, which include a 27-hole golf course, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, heated Junior Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness center and on-site dining.

As part of an effort to give back to the community, Pope recently announced their first Shamrock Open benefiting Voices for Children of Tampa Bay (VFC), on March 10.

The tournament will take place at the Carrollwood Country Club with its recently-enhanced 27-hole golf course. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players may compete in longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin contests while enjoying green beer in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Lunch will be provided and prizes awarded at the close of the tournament.

VFC was founded in 1986 and is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a voice on behalf of abused and neglected children in Hillsborough County's court system by supporting volunteers in the Guardian ad Litem program.

“We are excited about this tournament and look forward to our partnership with Emerald Greens,” said Betsy Smith, the executive director of VFC. “The children in our court system benefit immensely from this program, and we are thankful for all donations that continue to support the volunteers of the Guardian ad Litem program.”

For more information, , email concierge@stayandplaytampa.com or call (813) 961-9400. For sponsorship information, contact Betsy Smith at Director@vfcgal.org.

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