Golf News for Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Travel

New Jersey's Crystal Springs Resort offers golf-and-stay package

HAMBURG, N.J. -- Crystal Springs Resort - home to seven distinct golf courses just one hour from New York City - announces its "Five-Star Experience" golf and stay package.

Perfect for couples seeking a convenient, luxurious overnight escape, it features:
• Golf at Ballyowen, a links-style course recently rated No. 1 in the state by New Jersey Monthly
• Eight-course wine-paring dinner at four-star Restaurant Latour
• 100-minute "Chardonnay, Nectar & Honey Couples' Treatment" at award-winning Reflections Spa
• Accommodations at the sophisticated Grand Cascades Lodge, highlighted by Temper-Pedic mattresses, top-brand bed linens and flat-panel TVs
• Unlimited access to the Tropical Biosphere Pool Complex's indoor pool, water slide, hot tub, steam room and sauna
• Unlimited access to Minerals Sports Club's four indoor / outdoor heated pools, fitness and yoga classes
• Complimentary 2pm checkout

"The 'Five-Star Experience' is ideal for sampling our top-shelf amenities," says Art Walton, Vice President of Golf Operations at Crystal Springs Resort. "Easily accessible to millions of East Coast residents, we're uniquely positioned to cater to avid golfers, wine lovers, foodies and spa goers."

Opened in 1998, Ballyowen G.C. was masterfully sculpted by renowned golf course architect, Roger Rulewich. Situated on 250 sprawling acres atop a plateau overlooking the Wallkill River, it is surrounded by rolling farmland and craggy knolls. Virtually treeless, Ballyowen pays homage to golf's Scottish and Irish roots.

Restaurant Latour showcases locally grown produce, artisan cheeses and breads, meat and fish from the Hudson and Delaware Valleys, as well as organic rack of mountain lamb from Colorado. Chef de Cuisine John Benjamin employs only the freshest ingredients to create splendid, innovative recipes blending techniques and flavors from around the world. Annually bestowed Wine Spectator's Grand Award since 2006, Restaurant Latour's 135,000-bottle cellar holds an unparalleled 200 wines that have received perfect 100-point scores.

The anti-aging Chardonnay, Nectar & Honey Couples' Treatment is a favorite at Reflections Spa. A warm sugar and Manuka Honey scrub polishes dull, dry skin off arms, hands and feet, while the Chardonnay grape seed oil, full-body massage nourishes the skin and delivers powerful antioxidants while easing tension and sore muscles. A body hydrator is applied after the Nectar Douceur shower to place the entire body in a relaxed state, and make skin baby-soft.

Available Thursdays through Sundays, the "Five-Star Experience" starts at $1,332 per couple (based on double occupancy). Gratuity for the dinner and spa treatments is not included in the package price.

To book, call 973.827.5996 x 2 and mention the "Five-Star Experience" package.

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)