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THE GOLF COURSE AT SKAMANIA LODGE RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY BY GOLF DIGEST MAGAZINE
Columbia River Gorge golf course earns 4-star “Best Places to Play” rating
Stevenson, Wash. - (March 5, 2009) - The Golf Course at Skamania Lodge recently earned a four-star rating by Golf Digest magazine in their "Best Places to Play" for 2008.
Nestled in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the Golf Course at Skamania Lodge is an 18-hole, par-70 course located on the resort's 175 wooded acres. Boasting breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest landscape, the golf course services include a driving range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens, full-service golf shop, cart rentals and onsite staff of PGA professionals.
"It is an honor to be included among a prestigious line up of courses throughout North America," said Guy Puddefoot, golf professional at the Golf Course at Skamania Lodge. "We have a wonderful onsite team that focuses on creating an amazing experience for golfers of all levels."
Golf Digest's 2008 "Best Places to Play" rates considered nearly 6,000 courses in North America and the Islands. The courses were evaluated by approximately 20,000 Golf Digest readers on a five point scale.
In addition, Skamania's course is known for it's availability to groups and team building programs, as well as catering to families of all age groups, such as the special Bigfoot Family Golf Program, which features a modified 9-hole course.
Currently, Skamania Lodge is offering two golf getaway packages for guests to take advantage of their nationally recognized course. The "Discover the Challenge" package includes overnight lodging in a Superior Forest View guestroom and an 18-hole round of golf for two. Additionally, the "Golf and Spa Escape" package includes overnight lodging in a Superior Forest View guestroom, an 18-hole round of golf for one with power cart rental and a $100 credit to the Waterleaf Spa and Fitness Center.
Rates for the "Discover the Challenge" package start at $264 per night and the "Golf and Spa Escape" package start at $354 per night. Rates do not include Lodge fee, tax or gratuities and are subject to availability. To reserve a package, guests may book online at http://www.skamania.com/ or call the Lodge's reservations department at (800) 221-7117.
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, 45 miles east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash. 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. The Lodge boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. 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. Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities. http://www.skamania.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 fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company's portfolio features more than 6,000 guest rooms, 11 golf courses and 13 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company 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/.
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