Golf News for Monday, February 25, 2013 | Courses

Eagle Golf offers women special rates at 26 separate facilities

DALLAS -- Recognizing the importance in women growing the game of golf, Eagle Golf has announced a program where two women can play for the price of one at all 26 of the public facilities it operates through the end of March.

"The golf industry has long realized that women represent a significant growth opportunity. However, this has not always been supported by the experience women have when they come to a golf course," said Dale Folmar, executive vice president of Eagle Golf. "We want women to know that they are not only welcome at our courses but we want them there. As a company, we want to be a leader in the initiative to welcome women to the game."

The Eagle Golf promotion will provide an opportunity for female golfers to bring a friend or try the game for the first time at a discounted rate, an opportunity they may not receive at other courses in their area. Participating facilities include:

Clear Creek Golf Course (Houston, Texas)
Canyon Springs Golf Course (San Antonio)
Courses at Forest Park (St. Louis, Mo.)
Cowboys Golf Club (Grapevine, Texas)
Fresh Meadow Golf Club (Hillside, Ill.)
Golf Club at Cinco Ranch (Katy, Texas)
The Golf Club at Fossil Creek (Ft. Worth, Texas)
Highlands Golf & Tennis Club (St. Louis)
Indian Creek Golf - Creeks Course (Carrollton, Texas)
Indian Creek Golf - Lakes Course (Carrollton)
Iron Horse Golf Course (N. Richland Hills, Texas)
Lake Park Golf Course (Lewisville, Texas)
Lake Park Executive Course (Lewisville, Texas)
Links at Lands End (Yantis, Texas)
Los Robles Golf Course (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
Mansfield National Golf Club (Mansfield, Texas)
Meadowbrook - Clubs at Kilgore (Kilgore, Texas)
Meadowbrook Creek Course (Lubbock, Texas)
Meadowbrook Canyon Course (Lubbock, Texas)
Mill Creek Golf Club (Geneva, Ill.)
Park Hill Golf Course (Denver, Colo.)
Plantation Golf Course (Frisco, Texas)
Riverside Golf Club (Grand Prairie, Texas) T
Teravista Golf Club (Round Rock, Texas)
WestRidge Golf Course (McKinney, Texas)
Whitetail Ridge Golf Course (Yorkville, Ill.)

Eagle Golf is also working with the five private clubs it manages to create unique golf programs tailored to the female membership. Promotions will include free guest days, instructional opportunities and social events.

"Our private clubs certainly recognize the importance of women in our membership base and in the game of golf as a whole," said Kathryn Comfort, senior vice president for operations at Eagle Golf. "As a female in the golf industry, I'm proud that Eagle Golf is implementing programs aimed at getting more women on the course."

Eagle Golf's women's promotions and initiatives are aligned with the golf industry's player development efforts, which stress the importance of unique personal and enjoyable experiences in golf for all current, lapsed and potential players including women, youth and minorities.

"Women have long demonstrated interest in the game and represent untapped spending power for golf," said Sandy Cross, Director of Women's & New Market Initiatives for The PGA of America. "It's great to see a management company like Eagle Golf embrace the importance of bringing more women to the game and create opportunities that are welcoming, fun and affordable."

Eagle Golf has been in operation for more than 28 years. Based in Dallas, the company provides a full suite of golf course management services to 30 golf courses located in major metropolitan areas in seven states. Eagle Golf's portfolio includes seven private country clubs and 23 properties classified as premium or moderately priced daily fee courses. More than three million rounds of golf are played at Eagle Golf courses each year, making up almost one percent of the total rounds played in the United States every year. More information can be found at www.eaglegolf.com.

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Mike Alday
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