Golf News for Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Courses

Texas' Wolfdancer Golf Club earns U.S. Kids Golf Family Course designation

AUSTIN / BASTROP, Texas -- The award-winning Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is proud to announce that its own Wolfdancer Golf Club has become certified as a U.S. Kids Golf Family Course.

The U.S. Kids Golf Family Course was designed in partnership with the PGA of America. The family course adds two levels of additional tees to each hole, positioned well in front of the existing tees. Teeing grounds are marked by a family course tee plate on level locations in the fairway. In addition, a smaller locator tee is situated near the cart path to make it easy for golfers to find the family course tee marker in the fairway.

"The U.S. Kids program makes Wolfdancer more playable for the entire family, while fostering opportunities for families to bond and make memories on the course," said Kelly O'Donnell, director of golf operations. "This setup also gives youth and beginners the ability to play from appropriate yardages, which not only makes the game more fun but is especially helpful at Wolfdancer given the course can be challenging for experienced golfers as well."

To encourage participation in the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course program, the resort is offering a special 2014 Family Wolf Pack Rate every day starting at 4 p.m. For $150, a family of four will enjoy complimentary rental clubs, use of two golf carts with GPS and - if new to the game - a quick lesson from one of Wolfdancer's PGA pros.

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 course was recently named among 2014's "Best Courses You Can Play" in Texas by Golfweek.

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 Neighbors 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. To learn more about the U.S. Kids Golf Family Course program, visit www.uskidsgolf.com/play-and-learn.

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 G.C., 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