Saturday, July 27, 2013

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.

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