(Los Cabos, Mexico, Oct. 10, 2011) "“ Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program is offering its members direct access to spend a day on the links with a pro at one of the top courses in Mexico and recharge at The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos.  The once-in-a-lifetime experience is part of Moments, an exclusive Starwood Hotels & Resorts program where hard-earned Starpoints® can be used to gain insider access to red carpet movie premieres, live concerts by top artists, championship sporting events, private dinners with world-renowned chefs and more.


This SPG Moment includes a 90-minute, private golf clinic with PGA professional Ben Curtis at Palmilla Golf Club, Jack Nicklaus' first design in Latin America, on November 7.  Guests will receive personalized advice from Curtis, whether it's swing strengthening, tips on how to stop slicing, and more.  Next, foursomes will play 18 holes on Palmilla's par-72 Arroyo/Mountain course, which measures 6939 yards.  Curtis will join each group for a few holes.


Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering 20 packages for one golfer each available in exchange for 12,000 Starpoints at auction.starwoodhotels.com.  Golfers can also opt-in to a special packaged stay at The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, which includes a deluxe, newly renovated oceanview room featuring Westin's signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath; breakfast buffet daily at Restaurant La Cascada; a delicious welcome drink; bottles of water in the room; and use of the 9-hole Seaside Putting Challenge mini golf course, tennis courts and wet areas of the spa.  Rates for this package start at $124 USD per night (not including tax and service).


The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos, a 243-room, AAA Four Diamond oasis, has earned its spot among the world's best resorts with its dramatic architecture, restful rooms, irresistible services and an abundance of revitalizing amenities.  Here, guests can relax by the infinity pool, indulge in a massage in a private beach cabana and enjoy another perfect Los Cabos day.


Ben Curtis is best known for winning the 2003 British Open Championship.  He has been a professional golfer since 2000 and joined the PGA Tour in 2003.


Palmilla Golf Club is recognized as one of the top courses in Mexico. Challenging, masterfully conceived and stunningly beautiful, Palmilla has ocean views from every hole. The 27-hole course is perched on deep canyon arroyos and sits among century old cardon cacti.