Monday, September 29, 2008

CordeValle resort announces its Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway retreat package

(SAN MARTIN, Calif.) - CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort has announced details of an exceptionally fun and luxurious retreat designed for men. CordeValle's Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway package provides a stylish yet distinctly non-traditional getaway in the resort's extraordinarily beautiful natural setting, perfect for enjoying world-class golf, a full-service spa, fine dining, wine tasting, an array of outdoor activities, or simple relaxation time.

"As a world-class golf resort, we are only too aware of how seriously many golfers take the game," said Julee Midden, CordeValle director of marketing. "We wanted to create a package that takes advantage of the beautiful setting and the many amenities we have here, but in a light-hearted way that focuses more on the pleasure of spending time with good friends than perfecting your tee shot."
The word "golf" is said to have originated as an acronym for "Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden." This decidedly male perspective is thoroughly embraced in CordeValle's Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway, created for up to four gentlemen to enjoy a friendly gathering at a Fairway Home – perfect for a bachelor party, golf outing, or reunion. CordeValle's Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway includes components such as a "Steaks, Scotch & Cigars" dinner prepared by a private grill chef on the patio, a day of unlimited golfing, golf-themed amenities, plus a gentlemen's nightcap each night of the group's stay.

CordeValle's Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway package includes two nights in a spacious, four-bedroom Fairway Home with a cozy gathering area with fireplace, dining room, and private patio, customized welcome amenities for all, and unique culinary experiences tailored to male guests. CordeValle's Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway is available now through the end of this year.

The total cost of CordeValle Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway is $6,000.00 for a party of four, exclusive of tax, resort fee, and gratuity, and is subject to availability. Component details are:
• Two nights in a Fairway Home (additional Fairway Homes are available for larger groups).
• A customized welcome basket including food products, a gentlemen's beverage and golf-themed amenity.
• Breakfast in The Bar or at The Grill on the first morning.
• A specially-prepared, in-home continental breakfast to enjoy at leisure on the second morning.
• "Steaks, Scotch & Cigars" dinner featuring Kobe beef prepared on the Fairway Home patio by a private grill chef, plus side dishes and desserts, a selection of the finest scotches and cigars for after-dinner enjoyment.
• One day of unlimited golf including cart (forecaddie required on course, but not included; tee times based on availability).
• A $125 Sense Spa credit for each person.• Gentlemen's nightcap each night.
Other activities available for the Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway guests include tennis, bocce ball, croquet, tennis, customized golf clinics, night golf, hiking, yoga, Pilates, wine tasting and vineyard tours at Clos LaChance, CordeValle's on-site winery. Some of these activities are at an additional cost. Sense Spa appointments must be booked at least one week prior to arrival.

The Men's G.O.L.F. Getaway package is non-refundable and not combinable with any other offers or applicable to groups. The package is available through Dec. 31.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Get More Bang For Your Golfing Dollar in the Pocono Mountains

Four-County Region Offers Discounts to Philadelphia Residents

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) today announces money-saving offers at many of its resorts and courses throughout the remainder of the golf season. These “More Bang for Your Philadelphia Golfing Dollar” discounts are on top of very affordable rates already in place.

As summer turns to fall and the leaves begin to change, Philadelphia residents are being offered an additional 20 percent off greens fees and rooms at many of the Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret co-op resorts and courses. This offer is valid Monday through Thursday and based on availability. Identification must be shown upon arrival.

“Our courses and resorts are excited to offer such a value-laden deal to Philadelphia residents and the Pocono Mountains have so much to offer on and off the golf courses,” says Carl Wilgus, President / CEO of the PMVB. “Beyond great golf in a wonderful setting, visitors will find majestic resorts, fine dining, soothing spas and much more … all within Mother Nature’s ever-changing fall glory.”

Courses and resorts participating in the “More Bang for Your Philadelphia Golfing Dollar” offer include:
* Skytop Lodge & Resort (; 800-345-7759);
* Split Rock Resort & Golf Club (; 800-255-7625); and
* Buck Hill Golf Club (; 570-595-7730).

Other Pocono Mountains resorts and courses are offering money-saving fall packages that can be found by visiting

Additionally, the destination unveiled its 24-hour fall foliage hotline (570-421-5565) to provide visitors nonstop information on the natural beauty available in the four-county region. Autumn in the Pocono Mountains is a time to enjoy the great outdoors and the wonder of Mother Nature’s colorful palette, as well as hundreds of holes of golf by legendary designers such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast.

If it’s an overnight stay, a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, It’s Time for Philadelphia residents to relax and reconnect in the unspoiled beauty of the Pocono Mountains.

For more information on the area, visit or call 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).

About the “Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret”
The Pocono Mountains has long been known to avid travelers and mountain aficionados for its lush, relaxing family friendly ambiance and romantic setting, as well as its fall foliage, winter skiing, spring-summer outdoor recreation options and natural beauty. Numerous lakes, parks and other environmental wonderlands are found throughout the four-county Pocono Mountains region.

Discerning golfers are well aware that the Pocono Mountains are home to golf courses designed by renowned architects such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. Pocono Mountains golf properties and value-laden golf packages are available on, which allows players to enjoy majestic mountain-view scenery, the area’s natural splendor, year-round amenities and unequaled value and variety.

Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:

Home to hundreds of golf holes at numerous clubs, many located close to one another:
· Two NASCAR races held annually each spring-summer
· Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
· Golf, lodging and resort accommodations at all price points, from luxury to value
· Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
· Attractions, festivals and other special events
· Meeting and conference facilities
· Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
· Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
· Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues