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SKAMANIA LODGE GOLF COURSE EARNS FAMILY CERTIFICATION BY PGA
Free Rounds and Custom Tee Boxes Encourage Golf for Kids and Adults
Stevenson, Wash. â€“ (May 24, 2011) â€“ Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, is excited to announce that it has been named an Official Family Golf Course by the PGA. Family Golf Courses encourage children to play alongside parents in a deliberate, enjoyable environment that allows players of all abilities to improve various facets of their game.
â€śTo be recognized by the PGA as an Official Family Golf Course is a tremendous honor,â€ť said Guy Puddefoot, onsite PGA professional and director of golf at Skamania Lodge. â€śNot only does it give the course credibility among golfing families, it shows our commitment to our role as positive ambassadors to the game.â€ť
Skamania Lodge is one of 11 PGA Official Family Courses in Washington state. The Golf Course at Skamania Lodge features a number of family friendly components including custom tee boxes for novice golfers, family tee times after 4 p.m., and free golf rounds for children with a paying adult.
The PGA Family Course Program is part of the Play Golf America growth-of-the-game initiative. It was established in 2004 in hopes of encouraging parents and children to golf together. The program allows players of all levels to become acclimated with the sport, as well as promote the development of the game as a whole.
The Skamania Lodge Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-70 course located on the resortâ€™s 175 wooded acres.Â Boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest landscape, the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Courseâ€™s services include a driving range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens, full-service golf shop, cart rentals and an onsite staff of PGA professionals.Â Rated as a four-star course by Golf Digest magazine in its 2008 â€śBest Places to Play,â€ť and named by Golf for Women magazine as one of the â€śTop 100 Coursesâ€ť in 2009, the Golf Course at Skamania Lodge provides an enticing challenge to experienced players.Â For more information about the Golf Course and to view a course map, visit www.skamania.com. For reservations and tee times, call (800) 293-0418.
About Skamania Lodge Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center, situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash.Â With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square foot, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups.Â Skamania boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course that earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest magazine in their â€śBest Places to Playâ€ť for 2008, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby.Â Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts.Â Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. www.skamania.com.
About Destination Hotels & Resorts Skamania Lodge 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.Â For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.
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