Golf News for Friday, June 14, 2013 | Travel

New Jersey's Crystal Springs Resort announces golf and stay package

HAMBURG, N.J. -- Crystal Springs Resort - home to seven distinct golf courses just one hour from New York City - announces the "Three's Company - Buddies, Birdies & Beer" golf and stay package.

It includes two 18-hole rounds of golf (twilight tee time on arrival day, primetime on second day) with shared cart, comfortably-appointed accommodations at Minerals Resort & Spa or Grand Cascades Lodge, unlimited driving range use and a six-pack of Yuengling beer (America's oldest brewery) delivered to the room after arrival.

Guests also receive access to Minerals Sports Club's four indoor / outdoor heated pools, hot tub, steam room, sauna and 80-plus weekly fitness and yoga classes.

"Exceptional golf, an extensive menu of off-course activities and proximity to East Coast metro areas within a short drive makes our resort ideal for the golf buddies trip," says Art Walton, Vice President of Golf Operations at Crystal Springs Resort. "The package is tailored to a modern schedule - guests may have to work a half day, but can still arrive in time to play two rounds of golf and kick back with friends."

Available through the end of the 2013 golf season, rates begin at $170 per person (weekday) and $275 (weekend). They are based on double occupancy at Minerals in a deluxe guestroom, twilight golf at the resort's Great Gorge Country Club and 18 holes on day two at its Black Bear Golf Club.

Rates for golfers wishing to play Crystal Springs' two nationally-ranked courses, Wild Turkey and Ballyowen, begin at $234 per person (weekday) and $334 (weekend).

To book, call 973.827.5996 x 2 and mention the Three's Company Package. More details are available here.

Nestled in the Kittatinny Mountains of northern New Jersey, Crystal Springs is a golf playground for all ages and abilities. Its 117 holes are exceptionally diverse:

• Ballyowen - Irish links-style layout rated state's No. 2 public golf course by Golfweek
• Black Bear - Inviting mix of tumbling terrain and risk / reward options for players of all abilities
• Cascades - Newest addition stresses playability and features junior tees (nine holes)
• Crystal Springs - Ranked "Top 50 Toughest Course in America" by Golf Digest
• Great Gorge - Vintage 70's golf on the legendary Playboy course (27 holes)
• Minerals - Family golf at "Top 12 Short Course" in America by Golf Range Magazine (nine holes)
• Wild Turkey - Spectacular resort course with world-class amenities and vistas

Crystal Springs is also a nationally-recognized leader in golf innovation and growing-the-game initiatives. They include family golf on Cascades and Minerals featuring four-person carts and two holes cut on each green (one eight inches in diameter); a "Fast Track" program that guarantees golfers finish in less than four hours; a pay-per-hole playing option; "Lessons and Links for Ladies" and more.

For more information:, 973.827.5996.

About Crystal Springs Resort
Located in Vernon and Hamburg, N.J., Crystal Springs Resort is the only four-season resort of its kind in the Tri-State Area. Comprised of four luxury hotels - Grand Cascades Lodge, Minerals, the Appalachian and Black Creek Sanctuary; seven renowned public golf courses; 15 acclaimed restaurants highlighted by the four-star Restaurant Latour and its Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning (since 2006) 135,000-bottle wine cellar; two full-service spas ranked #24 in Spas of America's Top 100 Spas; the state-of-the-art Minerals Sports Club; multiple indoor and outdoor pools, including the distinctive Biosphere Pool Complex with an underground aquarium, tropical foliage and free form nature pools; Mountain Creek with 167 skiable acres on four mountain peaks, 100% night skiing, Drop Zone Snow Tubing, and the Waterpark and Bike Park during summer months. Crystal Springs Resort hosts hundreds of weddings, special events, corporate outings and thousands of transient hotel guests each year.

Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications
704.519.8381 (cell)

Stephen Reynolds
Buffalo Communications

Chelsea Vander Groef
Crystal Springs Resort
973.271.7587 (cell)