CARMEL, Calif. -- If you give Dad a choice to celebrate Fathers Day by either (a) playing golf, or (b) spending more time with the family, he can choose … (c) spending more time with the family playing golf together. At least that's an option that many of HPR's clients have ready and waiting for families on Father's Day weekend 2012.
Grand Cypress Resort, in Orlando, offers a "Family Funcation" that includes free golf for children 17-younger and free golf lessons, when with a paying adult. Accommodations are at the spacious Villas of Grand Cypress Resort. And when the kids work up an appetite with all that golf … they EAT FREE at resort restaurants (when with a paying adult).
Virginia's Wintergreen Resort provides a variety of activities that make it easy, affordable and fun to take Dad out to play golf in the afternoon, at one of Wintergreen's two distinctive golf courses.
* "The Family Fun 9" - Everything is included, from clubs and balls to a quick group lesson. A casual way to introduce your family to golf, or to just spend some special time together. Family Fun Tee Markers that will make each round quick and enjoyable.
* "Try 3" - 30 minutes of simple, easy-to-understand instruction from a Wintergreen teaching professional, then move onto the course to play three holes. A friendly introduction to golf (and doesn't take much more than an hour)
Southern California's only Gold Medal Golf Resort, La Costa Resort and Spa designed distinct, stress-free Family Tees into the new Champions Course. The Family Tees are ideal for kids to get out and play with their dad, promoting all the fun of the game, without all the obstacles along the way. The "Family Tees Course" measure a total of only 4,200 yards.
In northern New Jersey, Crystal Springs Resort has dedicated one course specifically to families - the 2,305-yard, par-3 Minerals Golf Course (designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.). Family hours daily are noon to dark, with special rates, 4-seater carts specially designed for young drivers, kid-friendly menu items and more.
Turning Stone Resort, New York's premier golf destination, has a pair of award-winning nine-hole courses that are ideal for family foursomes - the par-3 Sandstone Hollow Course (which is an official US Kids Golf facility) is ranked among the Top 25 in the country, and Pleasant Knolls, a full par-36 that is designed for relaxing recreation golf. (And when Dad is not playing with the kids, he might want to tackle Turning Stone's trio of championship golf venues.)
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