Golf News for Monday, March 4, 2013 | Resorts

Maryland's Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort earns honors on Golf Digest list

CUMBERLAND, Md. -- Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort announced that its Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was included in Golf Digest's list of America's 36 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations in the January 2013 issue. At number 21 on the list was the Cumberland Valley region, which borders Maryland's Rocky Gap State Park where Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is located. The rankings were created by surveying the roughly 1,100 Golf Digest course-rating panelists who produce the biennial rankings of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

"Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is an ideal getaway for individuals and groups," said Scott Just, General Manager, Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort. "Not only is our Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course a main attraction, but we also offer spectacular views of Lake Habeeb, an indoor/outdoor pool, a spa, and an array of outdoor activities including access to hiking and bike trails. We will also be opening a new casino this spring, which will feature approximately 550 slot machines and 10 table games. A new event center will also open in the fall."

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is an 18-hole, 7,000-yard course that provides golfers a distinctive challenge rarely found at other venues. The par 72 course ranges from gently rolling expansive fairways to rugged terrain surrounded by woods and has five tee box options per hole, allowing golfers to play at their own skill level. It is located in the foothills of Rocky Gap State Park and offers views of 342-acre Lake Habeeb and Evitt's Mountain. For more information, or to book a tee time, please visit: www.rockygapresort.com.

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, located near Cumberland, Md. in the heart of Allegany County, is a AAA 4-Diamond resort featuring 200 hotel rooms, two restaurants, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Maryland, a spa, gift shop, and several outdoor recreational activities. The casino, which is expected to open in the second quarter of 2013, will feature approximately 550 slot machines, 10 table games, a casino bar, and a new food and beverage outlet in the lobby. A new event center is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2013 and will be able to accommodate large groups, feature multiple flexible-use meeting rooms, and a formal high-end board room. Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort is owned by Evitts Resort, LLC, a subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO).

More information is available at: www.rockygapresort.com.