Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Celebrate Golden Horseshoe’s 50th Anniversary

Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery, an Audubon sanctuary, and special golf packages make autumn the season to savor Colonial Williamsburg 
  Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and autumn were made for each other. Cooler temperatures, colorful leaves and one of the country’s finest golf courses beckon.
But that’s not all. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Gold Course, and special packages and rates help mark the celebration. Commemorating the opening of the Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed Gold Course – one of the most highly regarded courses in the country and the one that Jones himself referred to as his “finest design” – golfers can experience incredible golf and America’s living history lesson all at once.
From August 31 to November 26, three-day/two-night packages begin at $164 per person per night at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites, and include:
  • Accommodations at a choice of Colonial Williamsburg hotels
  • One round of golf for every night of the stay per golfer
  • Free replay rounds (to be booked upon completion of first round)
  • Free rental of PING golf clubs
  • Unlimited range balls
  • Commemorative 50th anniversary golf pouch and Golden Horseshoe yardage book 
Routed through mature woodlands and always in excellent condition, the Gold Course is a beautiful challenge. When it opened in 1963, Jones described it as “a natural arboretum,” and it is designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course.
Fifty years later, the Gold Course continues to win raves and collect honors. It is included on Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play” list of public-access courses, and is noted as one of the Top Six Robert Trent Jones Sr. courses named by Golf Digest, joining the likes of Ireland’s Ballybunion, Spain’s Valderrama, and California’s Spyglass Hill.
As soon as that first hint of autumn crispness brushes your cheek, come to Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and see what golfers have been talking about for half a century. The Gold Course is as much a gem as it’s always been, and the special Anniversary Package makes it a rare treat.
For more information, or to book a package, call 800-447-8679 or visit

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, “that the future may learn from the past,” is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences – both on- and off-site – designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City®, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites. To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the award-winning golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting

Crystal Springs Resort Announces ‘Family Foursome’ Golf & Stay Package

                Celebrate PGA of America’s ‘Family Golf Month’ at Seven Course, 117-Hole Golf Playground

Crystal Springs Resort – home to seven distinct golf courses just one hour from New York City – announces the new “Family Foursome” golf and stay package.

Coinciding with the PGA of America’s “Family Golf Month” in July and summer break for schools, the Family Foursome is available with accommodations at either the resort’s comfortably-appointed Minerals Resort & Spa or luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge.

Minerals Resort & Spa:

  • One 18-hole round of golf (including shared, four-person cart) on Minerals Course per adult
  • Complimentary 18-hole round of golf for all juniors staying in the room ages 17 and under
  • Complimentary unlimited access to Minerals Sports Club at Minerals Resort & Spa (including indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tub, steam room, sauna and more)

Grand Cascades Lodge:

  • One 18-hole round of golf (including shared cart) on Cascades Course per adult
  • Complimentary 18-hole round of golf for all juniors staying in the room ages 17 and under
  • Complimentary use of the 18-hole natural grass putting course (weather permitting)
  • Complimentary unlimited access to the one-of-a-kind Biosphere Pool Complex with freeform indoor heated pool, water slide, grotto-like Jacuzzi and steam room
  • Complimentary unlimited access to Minerals Sports Club at nearby Minerals Resort & Spa (including indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tub, steam room, sauna and more)
“We’ve taken the PGA of America’s Golf 2.0 initiative to heart, catering to players of all ages and abilities” says Art Walton, Vice President of Golf Operations at Crystal Springs Resort. “With their family-friendly set ups, our Minerals and Cascades courses are perfect places for parents to practice the time-honored tradition of introducing their children to the game.”

Weekday rates for the Family Foursome package at Minerals Resort & Spa start at $109; weekend rates at $164. Weekday rates at Grand Cascades Lodge start at $176; weekend rates at $249 (all prices per adult and based on double occupancy).

Minerals is a Robert Trent Jones-designed, nine-hole executive course measuring just over 2,300 yards from the regulation tees. It features two holes on each green (one a standard 4.25 inches in diameter, the other eight inches), junior tees and four-person golf carts.

Opened in 2009, the Cascades Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones protégé Roger Rulewich. Also the architect of Crystal Springs’ heralded Ballyowen and Wild Turkey courses, Rulewich stressed playability on the par-36, 3,627-yard layout. Like Minerals, it also features junior tees.

To book, call 973.827.5996 x 2 and mention the Family Foursome package. More details are available here.

Nestled in the Kittatinny Mountains of northern New Jersey, Crystal Springs is a golf playground for all ages and abilities. Its 117 holes are exceptionally diverse:

  • Ballyowen – Irish links-style layout rated state’s No. 2 public golf course by Golfweek
  • Black Bear – Inviting mix of tumbling terrain and risk / reward options for players of all abilities
  • Cascades – Newest addition stresses playability and features junior tees (nine holes)
  • Crystal Springs – Ranked “Top 50 Toughest Course in America” by Golf Digest
  • Great Gorge – Vintage 70’s golf on the legendary Playboy course (27 holes)
  • Minerals – Family golf at “Top 12 Short Course” in America by Golf Range Magazine (nine holes)
  • Wild Turkey – Spectacular resort course with world-class amenities and vistas
Crystal Springs is also a nationally-recognized leader in golf innovation and growing-the-game initiatives. They include family golf on Cascades and Minerals featuring four-person carts and two holes cut on each green (one eight inches in diameter); a “Fast Track” program that guarantees golfers finish in less than four hours; a pay-per-hole playing option; “Swing N Sip for Ladies” and more.

For more information:, 973.827.5996.

About Crystal Springs Resort

Located in Vernon and Hamburg, N.J., Crystal Springs Resort is the only four-season resort of its kind in the Tri-State Area. Comprised of four luxury hotels – Grand Cascades Lodge, Minerals, the Appalachian and Black Creek Sanctuary; seven renowned public golf courses; 15 acclaimed restaurants highlighted by the four-star Restaurant Latour and its Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning (since 2006) 135,000-bottle wine cellar; two full-service spas ranked #24 in Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas; the state-of-the-art Minerals Sports Club; multiple indoor and outdoor pools, including the distinctive Biosphere Pool Complex with an underground aquarium, tropical foliage and free form nature pools; Mountain Creek with 167 skiable acres on four mountain peaks, 100% night skiing, Drop Zone Snow Tubing, and the Waterpark and Bike Park during summer months. Crystal Springs Resort hosts hundreds of weddings, special events, corporate outings and thousands of transient hotel guests each year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ladies Maximize the Greens You Hit With Bazooka Max-D45 Hybrid.

The Bazooka Max-D45 hybrid gives you a level of control, power, and value that is unmatched.

The club’s classic pear-shaped design, 17-4 stainless steel construction, forged face, and aerodynamic design can help you turn bogies into pars and pars into birdies. The club’s large sweet spot and variable face thickness deliver maximum power across all areas of the face. Further enhancing power, the Bazooka has a visibly sloped crown and aerodynamic shape that reduce drag and improve airflow for greater swing speed. 

Helping you hit more greens, the D45 has a high moment of inertia (MOI - the club’s ability to resist twisting). Tour Edge engineers achieved the high MOI by adding two internal weight cavities in the heel and toe that lower the center of gravity and move it deeper in the club head. The high MOI and the large sweet spot deliver the forgiveness you need to keep your shots on the green and out of the greenside bunker. 

Available for $99, the Bazooka Max-D45 comes with Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty, a 30-day play guarantee, and comes with a UST Mamiya VTS 60-gram shaft. For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit 

Located in Batavia, IL, Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under the Exotics and Tour Edge brands. The company has forged a name for itself as a producer of high-quality golf clubs that are hand-assembled one set at a time and sold at unbeatable prices. Tour Edge clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world. Availability ranges from some of the finest green-grass locations in the country to the largest discount golf shops. Images are available at in the media section of the website.