FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Golfers arriving at Southwest Florida Airport
here can reserve tee times as soon as their flights land.
The airport and Watermark Communities Inc. (WCI) teamed up to
provide what they believe is the first service of its kind at an
WCI, a master-planned community developer, installed a tee-time
reservations center near the airport's PGA Tour store.
The stand-alone kiosk enables travelers to phone ahead to
schedule tee times on WCI's four semiprivate courses -Tiburon,
Pelican Sound, Gateway and Gulf Harbour.
WCI said it decided to test-market the kiosk to determine future
concierge service strategies and selected the site near the PGA
store because golfers tend to stop there.
The Southwest Florida Airport serves a five-county region that
includes Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Islands, Fort Myers Beach and