Golf News for Friday, February 14, 2014 | Resorts

Texas' Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Wolfdancer Golf Club honored by GOLF Magazine

AUSTIN / BASTROP, Texas -- For more than a quarter century GOLF Magazine has called upon its savviest critics — last year more than 8,000 well-traveled voters — to offer their unvarnished opinion of the nation's finest golf resorts. For the fourth consecutive time, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa and Wolfdancer Golf Club have been awarded the prestigious Silver Medal Award.

The 2014-2015 accolade appears in the March 2014 issue of the publication, which provides the oldest rating of golf's finest properties.

"The staff at Wolfdancer Golf Club works very hard to provide the ultimate golf experience, from course conditioning to exceeding our guests' expectations, as well as a complement of first-class lodging, dining, spa and recreation experiences," said Kelly O'Donnell, director of golf operations. "We are extremely honored to receive the Silver Medal Award again from GOLF Magazine. This is a rewarding recognition for our staff, and also affirms the choice of golfers who come out play our course."

Wolfdancer Golf Club roared onto the Austin golf scene in 2006 and earned GOLF Magazine's "Top 10 New Courses You Can Play" designation. Designed by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates, the 7,205-yard, par-72 layout rambles along a scenic, 150-acre stretch of terrain dotted with oak, cedar elm and pecan trees. The course is cut by the Lower Colorado River, which dramatically frames the right side of layout's memorable finishing holes.

The Wolfdancer golf experience also includes a 13-acre driving range, a full-scale practice facility featuring 10 target greens and eight tee boxes, and a short-game area with two chipping greens and bunkers, and GPS units in each golf cart. Visitors not wishing to travel with their golf clubs to the resort are welcome to take advantage of its golf club rental program.

A beautiful clubhouse features outstanding cuisine and beverage selection at Major Neighbor's Grill, one of nine dining options at the resort. Hyatt Lost Pines is also home to a variety of outdoor activities, including: horseback riding, archery, trap shooting and hiking; rafting and kayaking on the Lower Colorado River; the full-service and award-winning Spa Django; live music throughout the week; and a water park featuring the 1,000-foot Crooked River pool with two-story water slide, sandy beach and more.

For more about Wolfdancer Golf Club visit www.WolfDancerGolfClub.com or 512-308-WOLF.

About Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Situated along the banks of the Lower Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers a luxurious Texas wilderness escape on 405 acres of scenic terrain. The resort features 491 guest rooms, more than 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 240,000 square feet of outdoor function space with pavilions and an amphitheater. Amenities include the Wolfdancer Golf Club, Spa Django and Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility. Beyond golf, spa and horseback riding, guests will enjoy exploring the adjoining 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park; kayaking and rafting; hiking and birding along 18 miles of trails; archery and trap shooting; swimming and floating at the Crooked River Water Park; nightly s'mores roasts at outdoor fire pits; weekly live music; and a lengthy lineup of recreation activities. Hyatt Lost Pines showcases a blend of year-round and seasonal dining options with everything from a light snack and a beverage to a fine dining experience. To learn more, call 512-308-1234 or visit www.lostpines.hyatt.com.

Media Contacts:
Martin Armes, 919-608-7260, martinarmes@nc.rr.com
Brad King, 336-306-9219, king@bradkingcommunications.com