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Resort at Squaw Creek, A Destination Hotel, Introduces FootGolf on Links at Squaw Creek this Summer

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. – May 20, 2016 – Eric Veraguth, director of golf at the Links at Squaw Creek, recently announced the golf course will introduce FootGolf this summer. The Links, located at Resort at Squaw Creek, A Destination Hotels, will offer FootGolf play every Monday from 5 p.m. until dark. A precision sport, FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf – participants play with a standard soccer ball and kick it into a 21-inch diameter cup. As in golf, the goal is to make it into the hole with as few shots as possible.

“FootGolf is becoming an incredibly popular way to utilize golf courses and maximize play,” said Veraguth. “We thought this would be a fun way for our guests and locals to get out on the course and try a new sport; a great way to enjoy a Monday night!”

FootGolf play begins Monday, May 30. Cost is $20 per adult and includes a complimentary beer. Kids are $10 and there is a $5 ball rental fee. Players can bring their own soccer ball. For tee times, please call the Golf Pro Shop at (530) 581-6637.

According to the American FootGolf League website, the origins of FootGolf are unclear as they can be attributed to many countries or people at the same time, as early as 2001. The first nine-hole FootGolf tournament on a golf course, and played as the sport is know today, was organized in the Netherlands in 2008 by Michael Jansen and Bas Korsten, and played by a mix of Dutch and Belgian professional footballers.

The American FootGolf League was founded in 2011. The game was internationally publicized, and countries worldwide started collaborating on the development of the game. FootGolf has been recognized or is in the process of being recognized as a sport in many countries.

Rates begin at $279 this summer at Resort at Squaw Creek for guests interested in staying and playing in the Lake Tahoe region. For those interested in traditional golf, the property is offering an Unlimited Golf package. The offer includes one night’s accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf (per person), one golf cart (stocked with six beers), and complimentary valet parking. Rates for the special package start at $269 based on double occupancy.

Golfers who plan to play numerous times throughout the summer also can opt for the Golf Pass, which is $619 for unlimited play.

The course at the Resort at Squaw Creek is an 18-hole championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The magnificent, links-style course is nestled in the meadow of Olympic Valley, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The resort is committed to promoting a high-quality, environmentally conscious golf course, using the most ecologically sound maintenance practices to ensure a safe haven for both people and wildlife. It is a member of the Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary.

For more information about summer activities or specials, visit www.squawcreek.com, or call 800-327-3353.

Resort at Squaw Creek recently completed a $7 million guest room renovation to further enhance the experience for travelers visiting the Lake Tahoe region. As part of the renovation, guest rooms have been refinished with soothing neutral textures and colors such as warm wood tones, rich leather, mixed metal and natural stone. Mindful of the property’s stunning views, the design includes new elements of light drapery and pops of color to complement and maximize Resort at Squaw Creek’s surroundings. The new modern meets mountain design aims to give guests a sense of place as it draws inspiration from natural surroundings found in the Olympic Valley and surrounding Sierra Mountain range.

With its abundance of amenities and located 10 minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe, Resort at Squaw Creek is a AAA Four Diamond property offering guests year-round recreational opportunities that include an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, guided fly-fishing tours, and access to miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as five restaurants highlighting regionally sourced ingredients, the award-winning Spa at Squaw Creek, three outdoor heated swimming pools, and a shopping promenade. In winter, guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley USA, a private ice rink, and a Nordic center. The 405-room resort has been recognized as a “Top 50 Ski Hotel” in North America and “Top 150 Resorts: Mainland” by Condé Nast Traveler.

About Destination Hotels
Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.
                                
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Media Contact: Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations, kyantis@myprco.com, (970) 949-7919

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