GOLF IS IN THE AIR AT SUNRIVER RESORT
World-class golf begins at Sunriver Resort with the season opening of the acclaimed Meadows
(Sunriver, Ore.) March 17, 2008-Spring is officially here, the sun is melting the snow and the winter blues away, and golf is on everyone's mind! This season golf lovers can emerge from hibernation on the fairways at Sunriver Resort. Beginning April 5th golfers can tee off at the world-class Meadows, a course that pays tribute to the great American courses of the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring a picturesque Pacific Northwest setting and breathtaking layout, the signature holes on the Meadows course border the meandering Sunriver. Meadows is also home to the Sunriver Resort Golf Academy.
Sunriver Resort is Oregon's premier destination for golf, serving up ample challenges for golfers of all skill levels. In addition to the Meadows, Sunriver Resort offers 45 holes of spectacular golf on three challenging courses:
Honored by Golf Digest as one of "America's 100 Greatest," Crosswater is a healthland-style course situated within carefully preserved wetlands and forested meadows, and 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. Stretching to 7,683 yards, Crosswater gives golfers the option of crossing the waters of the Little Deschutes River up to seven times. Crosswater is also home to the JELD-WEN Tradition, an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. The sixth 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 Crosswater Golf Club, August 11-17, 2008.
The same team that brought you the award winning Crosswater golf course, brings you the Caldera Links, a family-friendly nine-hole course that makes the great game of golf approachable and enjoyable. Developed by renowned architect Bob Cupp along with Sunriver's own Jim Ramey, Caldera Links includes tour quality bent grass greens and bluegrass tees. Holes range from 60 to 185 yards in length making it the perfect course to hone your skills or introduce your children to the game.
Noted by golfers for its superb conditioning and beautiful setting, the Woodlands is among the Northwest's finest championship courses. Woodlands' abundance of water and outcroppings of lava rock place a premium on shot accuracy. The Woodlands has also earned Sunriver Resort the distinction as a Golf Magazine "Gold Medal" resort.
For more information or to book a tee time please visit 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 www.jeld-wentradition.com.
ABOUT DESTINATION HOTELS & RESORTS
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts, and golf clubs, Destination is the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company's portfolio features more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui, and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com
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