CROSSWATER AT SUNRIVER RESORT IS A MUST FOR 2009
(Sunriver, Ore.)—Sunriver Resort is Oregon’s premier destination for golf, serving up ample challenges for players of all skill levels. The gem of Sunriver Resort’s 63 holes of golf, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, lies in the heathland-style course, Crosswater. Carefully designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area, Crosswater is situated on 600 magnificently scenic acres of woodlands and preserved wetlands and is threaded by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers.
Honored by Golf Digest as one of “America’s 100 Greatest,” Crosswater, a premier Robert E. Cupp 18 hole championship design golf course, is one of the only 150 courses in the United States to be a certified Audubon Sanctuary through the Audubon Society of New York State. “It is simply not possible to find a better manicured course anywhere in the world. Period.” says Golf Digest. The layout features tremendous variety giving golfers the option of crossing the waters of the Little Deschutes River up to seven times.
From the first tee to the final hole, Crosswater challenges golfers of all ages and skill levels. A few highlights include: hole five, a 460-yard epic par four where the long approach demands crossing the wetlands which makes it among the toughest holes on the course and hole twelve , a 687-yard par five, which has lake in play and provides a beautiful view of Mt. Bachelor. Not only will golf enthusiasts experience the unparalleled breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, they can also test their skills on the same course graced by seasoned professionals.
Crosswater is home to the JELD-WEN Tradition, an official event on the PGA Tour Champions Tour—Oregon’s largest golf tournament, and one of the five major championships on the Champions Tour. The seventh annual JELD-WEN Tradition, Oregon’s biggest professional golf tournament and one of the five major championships on the Champions Tour, will be held at Sunriver Resort August 17-23, 2009.
For more information or to book a tee time please visit http://www.sunriver-resort.com/.
ABOUT SUNRIVER RESORT
Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property located in central Oregon, features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 400 vacation rental properties comprised of private homes and condominiums. Sunriver Resort is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s dream with 63 holes of championship golf—including the resort’s newest community, Caldera Springs with a new 9- hole executive course—28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Plus, there’s the resort’s Sage Springs Club & Spa, first-class programs for youths and teens, a nearby shopping village and nature center. The JELD-WEN Tradition, an official event on the PGA TOUR’S Champions Tour, Oregon’s biggest and one of five major championships on the Champions Tour will be held August 11-17 at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Golf Club, one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play.” The tournament’s weekend rounds will be televised by The Golf Channel. For more information, visit http://www.jeld-wentradition.com/.
Sunriver Resort is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com/.