Golf News for Friday, June 2, 2006 | Resorts

Women golfers find a welcome environment at Wintergreen, Va.

WINTERGREEN, Va. -- The challenge of well-maintained fairways gives way to salon facials, both of which are included in Wintergreen Resort's new golfing girls' getaway, the "Putt & Pamper Package."

One of the Mid-Atlantic's premier year-round golf destinations, Wintergreen Resort is located in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where is year-round golf is offered—even during ski season—and soothing luxury is readily available at the remodeled Wintergarden Spa and Aquatics & Fitness Center.

Included in the "Putt & Pamper Package" are preferred lodging; one round of golf (and unlimited play Monday through Friday); a 60-minute semi-private lesson (with a woman teaching professional, based on availability); the choice between a full one-hour spa treatment, or two half-hour treatments in the spa or salon; the choice of any regularly scheduled group fitness session (including yoga, Nia and water aerobics); complete access to the sauna, steam room, whirlpool baths, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

Prices for the golfing girls' getaway start at $184 per person, per night, double occupancy. Prices decrease when groups take advantage of the resort's larger condominiums and homes, offering multiple bedrooms.

While Wintergreen Resort is known for being one of the premier mountain resorts in the Mid-Atlantic, tee times are available 12 months a year at Stoney Creek, the resort's 27-hole valley layout designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Wintergreen adds seasonal play at the highest course in Virginia, the Ellis Maples-designed Devil's Knob, an exquisite mountaintop layout at 3,850 feet elevation that is known for cool summer temperatures and outstanding tee-to-green conditions -- to say nothing of a little extra altitude for the golf ball.

About Wintergreen Resort:

Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 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, three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, call (434) 325-2200 or visit www.wintergreenresort.com.

Media Contact:
Sarah Lovejoy
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8146
slovejoy@wintergreenresort.com

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations - East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@huntr-pr.com