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Family Time Is Fun Time On The Golf Courses At Wintergreen Resort

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WINTERGREEN, Va. (April 4, 2012) – Providing a comfortable setting for families to enjoy playing golf together while on vacation, Wintergreen Resort is introducing a variety of activities this summer that make it easy, affordable and fun to play afternoon golf.  

Wintergreen features two distinctive golf courses, Devils Knob on the top of the mountain, and Stoney Creek in the valley below.  Each is a welcoming, relaxed venue staffed by golf professionals who are tuned in to what a family needs to create a fun experience – whether they want to try golf for the first time, hit balls at the practice area, play around on the putting green, or go out and play a few holes together.  

The Family Fun 9 

Take your family on a nine-hole golf adventure.  Wintergreen has everything available from clubs and balls to a quick group lesson – with the focus on fun.  The Family Fun 9 is a casual way to introduce your family to golf, or to just spend some special time together.  Devils Knob is “golf central” for this program, providing Family Fun Tee Markers that will make each round quick and enjoyable. The package includes: 

  • Tee times are available on Monday through Thursday, starting at 3 p.m. 
  • All golf fees 
  • Callaway club rentals 
  • Discounts on golf balls for nine holes 
  • Rates vary within the season: 
  • Adults: $39-$56 
  • Child: $20-$35 
  • Family of Four: $119-$179 
  • Add a pre-round family golf clinic for $30 
  • Reservations are required. Call 434-325-8250.  

Try 3 

This new program is an easy way for both adults and children to get a taste of the game. Start with 30 minutes of simple, easy-to-understand instruction from a Wintergreen teaching professional, then move onto the course to play three holes.  The combination makes for a friendly introduction to golf – and doesn’t take much more than an hour.  The hardest part is determining who gets to drive the cart. 

  • Available at Devils Knob on Monday through Thursday after 3 p.m. 
  • Rates are $60 per adult; $30 per child 
  • Includes clinic, golf fees, Callaway club rentals and discounts on golf balls 
  • Reservations are required. Call 434-325-8250.  

Daily Golf Clinic 

Offered daily, this 30 to 60-minute golf clinic is a great environment for those new to the game. Each day focuses on the basic skills of the game, from the full swing to the short game.  

  • Stoney Creek daily at 11a.m. 
  • Devils Knob daily at 2 p.m. 
  • Rate: $30 
  • Reservations are required, 24 hours in advance. Call 434-325-8255.  

Junior Golf & Tennis Camp 

For competitive and experienced young athletes, Wintergreen’s award-winning tennis and golf camps are offered on select dates in June, July and August.  Along with 20 hours of tour-quality instruction, Wintergreen mixes in games, contests and pool time, which breaks up the schedule and makes camp a highlight of summer break.  Besides the junior golf camps, the Wintergreen Golf Academy has a variety of options for those interested in golf schools.   

For availability and more details on Wintergreen Resort golf packages, call 434-325-2200.  All packages subject to prevailing resort fees and taxes.  Restrictions apply.  Rates vary depending on dates of stay and accommodation availability.  Additional charges per bedroom may be added for view and/or location. As part of Wintergreen Resort’s dedication to the preservation of the natural wildlife and landscape, a donation of $1 per night will be added to support the Wintergreen Nature Foundation. 

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. www.wintergreenresort.com. 

Media Contacts:
Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
434/325-8148
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com
 

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
908/876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com