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NicklausTravel.com Launched

Nicklaus Companies team with Emagineering to create a golf and hotel booking engine, plus worldwide travel guide, for Nicklaus Design courses and lodging around the world.

August 16, 2010 - BEND, Ore. -- Travelers who want to book a tee time on a Nicklaus Design golf course now can take care of all the other important details of their trip by visiting www.NicklausTravel.com. The Nicklaus Companies, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, have partnered with Emagineering, LLC, to launch this comprehensive site that provides details and an innovative reservation system for more than 130 Nicklaus Design courses and associated lodging - with the number growing daily.

There are close to 350 Nicklaus Design courses open in 34 countries and 39 U.S. states, with ties to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations, hotels and resorts. With more than 60 of these courses bearing various national and international Top-100 list recognitions, the demand for tee times on Nicklaus Design courses is high and NicklausTravel.com is now in place to assist those golfers and travelers.

"In today's challenging market, achieving additional exposure and adding distribution channels are key components of generating more business for our golf course design clients and their hotel or resort properties,” said Scott Tolley, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Nicklaus Companies. “Our goal is for NicklausTravel to provide visitors to www.Nicklaus.com a comprehensive and convenient vehicle to book hotel rooms and tee times at resorts and facilities that feature a Nicklaus Design golf course."

NicklausTravel.com is a true golf industry first. Deep in design but easy to navigate, the web site is a dedicated online travel portal that dynamically promotes Nicklaus Design golf courses with in-depth club profiles, photos and video, course details, user-submitted content and reviews, plus fully integrated tee-time reservations and exclusive package offerings.

More than a directory of Nicklaus Design and Jack Nicklaus Signature Courses, the Emagineering platform integrates a hand-selected collection of hotels, resorts, and other esteemed accommodations and golf travel packages.

"Emagineering designs and provides internet technology solutions for the hospitality industry," said Matt Dittrich, President of Emagineering LLC and head of the NicklausTravel project. "With our tools, we’re in a unique position to expand and diversify the reach the Nicklaus portfolio of clubs can have on the web.

"The select hotels and resorts invited to participate have embraced the opportunity to be featured alongside Nicklaus designed clubs. The response has been phenomenal in a relatively short period of time, so we fully expect the roster of courses, hotels and resorts to grow quickly."

The site also features a collection of worldwide Nicklaus Academies and hotel pairings, along with detailed consumer-driven information on Academy offerings and specials.

Visit www.NicklausTravel.com for more information. NicklausTravel welcomes all inquiries; to reach a representative call toll free at 1-800-606-4959. International callers, please dial 1-541-323-1033.

For this press release and additional information on Emagineering please visit www.Emagineering.com.

About Emagineering

Emagineering, LLC is a leading web marketing and design company providing innovative online solutions to hospitality industry clients worldwide. The services and technologies Emagineering offers include fully-integrated booking capabilities, dynamic website design, search engine optimization, copywriting, and targeted email marketing campaigns. The company’s dynamic platform supports all manner of hospitality entity, including hotels, resorts, associations, organizations, and non-profits. Founded in 2000, Emagineering is headquartered in Bend, Oregon.

Contacts:

Emagineering, LLC
Matt Dittrich
President
1184 SW Chamberlain
Bend, OR 97702
Tel: 541-323-1033 Fax: 541-317-9120
Email: media@nicklaustravel.com

Nicklaus Design/Nicklaus Companies
Scott Tolley
Vice President, Corporate Communications
11780 U.S. Highway #1, Suite 500
North Palm Beach, FL. 33408
Tel: 561-227-0300
Fax: 561-227-0351
Email: scott.tolley@nicklaus.com