Press Release – May 20, 2014
IT’S A BIRDIE, ITS’S A BOGEY, IT’S A SOCCER BALL?!?
Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa Announces FootGolf Program
BLAINE, Wash. (May 20, 2014) – Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa is delighted to introduce FootGolf, one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States. FootGolf is played with a soccer ball on a golf course and is scored by utilizing the rules of stroke or match play in golf, as participants attempt to kick the ball from tee to green and into a 21 inch cup.
“FootGolf is a great opportunity for locals and guests to experience our award-winning golf courses in a fun and approachable way,” said Brett Eaton, PGA Director of Golf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club. “This activity is family friendly, good for team building, or simply a relaxed way to spend an evening outside while also learning the rules of golf. It can also be extremely competitive and played in a tournament format for individuals or teams.”
The FootGolf program will be available every Friday and Saturday evening this summer from 6 p.m. to dusk starting on Friday, June 6, 2014. The inaugural rounds will be played on the par 36, 1124 yards of FootGolf at Loomis Trail Golf Club on even days of the week and on odd days at the par 36, 1053 yards of FootGolf at Semiahmoo Golf & Country club; providing two unique opportunities and challenges for players.
“With the overall rejuvenation of the property nearing completion, we see FootGolf as yet another wonderful addition to the countless recreational opportunities that are available to those visiting the Resort,” said David Sullivan, general manager of Semiahmoo Resort, Spa & Golf. “This summer will be an exciting time to experience the new Semiahmoo in its full glory.”
The rate to play FootGolf at the Semiahmoo Resort, Golf & Spa courses will be $10 for nine holes ($8 for juniors) and $16 for 18 holes ($12 for juniors), as well a $3 soccer ball rental fee. Proper golf course attire and footwear is required. Please visit www.semiahmoo.com for more information.
About Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club was rated Washington’s #7 public golf course by Golfweek in 2012. This 7,005-yard tree-lined masterpiece allows golfers to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Among its golfing challenges are water in play on five holes and 67 strategically placed bunkers. The fairways are rolling and generous, with fast and challenging greens. Tee box placements adjust the degree of difficulty to make the course playable for golfers of all skill levels. Semiahmoo is open to the public on odd days of the month.
About Loomis Trail Golf Club
Designed by Graham Cooke, Loomis Trail Golf Club was rated Washington’s #5 public golf course by Golfweek in 2012. It’s also the only course in Washington State to make the nation’s Top 100. Constructed with the Northwest in mind, Loomis Trail is at the top of the list for year-round play. The scenic beauty is unsurpassed, and the consistently smooth, fast, and true greens put Loomis Trail among the Northwest’s finest courses. An extensive canal and lake system brings water into play on all 18 holes, giving Loomis Trail one of the highest slope ratings in Washington. Loomis Trail is open to the public on even days of the month.
About Semiahmoo Resort
Washington State’s iconic Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, and Spa is located on the pristine shores of Semiahmoo Bay and Drayton Harbor, where tide pools and estuaries provide a sanctuary for Pacific Northwest wildlife. Just 45 minutes south of Vancouver, B.C. and 90 minutes north of Seattle, This summer Semiahmoo unveils a multi-million dollar renovation inspired by its seaside location to restore its 212 luxury guest rooms, the spa, fitness center, public areas, 35,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting and event space, as well as the renowned Packers Oyster Bar and the all new Pierside Kitchen. Semiahmoo’s two golf courses- The Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, and Loomis Trail Golf Club, designed by Graham Cooke- were ranked among the top courses in 2014 by Golfweek. Semiahmoo Resort is located on the beautiful Semiahmoo Spit at 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway in Blaine, Wash. For reservations call 855-917-3767 or visit www.semiahmoo.com.
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