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Antlers at Vail Hosts Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat

Friday, April 25th, 2014

VailGolfClub_RetreatLogoThe Antlers at Vail is excited to be the Vail lodging partner for another new and exciting event–the inaugural Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat which will help women connect, learn, network and explore Vail’s picturesque surroundings while enjoying an unique learning environment with instructors, special guests and more, June 19-22.

The Vail Women’s Golf & Yoga Wellness Retreat includes:

• Three-night stay at The Antlers at Vail hotel
• Two 18 hole rounds at the Vail Golf Club
• Evening cocktail and dinner receptions on Thursday and Saturday
• PGA & LPGA instruction, plus specialized on-course coaching
• RYT certified instruction during daily yoga classes
• Golf, yoga and wellness workshops
• Lunch following golf on Friday and Saturday
• Guided hiking on Vail Mountain

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The Antlers at Vail is excited to be the Vail lodging partner for the inaugural Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat.

Passionate about living life to its fullest, LINC Golf & Wellness founder, Kathleen Heiney, who is a LPGA teaching professional, RYT certified yoga instructor and fitness expert, was the brainchild behind this unique event coming to Vail. She says it’s amazing what can happen when students focus on the mind-body connection. “I have always wanted to create an amazing weekend that incorporates both golf and yoga,” said Heiney. “The two sports go hand-in-hand. When I started teaching and practicing yoga, I realized how much my game started to shift. Not only will yoga improve your flexibility in your swing, but it will ultimately improve the strength and power of your mind. That’s the beauty of combining the two together.”

Vail Women's Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat

Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat will help women connect, learn, network and explore Vail’s picturesque surroundings.

Joining Heiney are Vail Golf Club Director and PGA Class A certified professional, Alice Plain, and former NJCAA National College Coach of the Year and inspire Golf founder, Jon Levy, to round out the all-star cast of instructors for the event’s inaugural year. Each will bring with them not only a passion for golf, but enthusiasm for overall health and wellness, learning and fun during the retreat. “Vail is a beautiful setting for this unique retreat,” said Plain. “Our participants will leave feeling refreshed, have a new love for the game of golf and yoga and a sense of accomplishment, all the while enjoying a wonderful weekend in the mountains.”

Limited to 30 participants, golfers of all levels are welcome – including beginners – as are those who practice yoga at different levels, or not at all. Event cost will increase to $1,199 after May 5.

For more information about the inaugural Vail Women’s Golf and Yoga Wellness Retreat, or to register, contact Heiney at 303-380-7175, email kathleen@linc2sucess.com or visit www.Lincgolfandwellness.com, www.inspiredgolfing.com or www.vailgolfclub.net.

2014 Vail Golf Course Openings

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Vail area boasts a large variety of golf courses set amidst the natural beauty of majestic peaks. Many of these Vail golf courses were designed by greats such as Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and equal Vail’s world-class skiing.

The 2014 golf season in Vail has begun! We are in the window of time here in our happy valley where you can ski in the morning and play golf in the afternoon. So far Gypsum Creek and Eagle Ranch have opened, with Sonnenalp to follow this weekend. Following is a list of 2014 Vail golf course opening dates. Our front desk is always happy to help you make a tee time. Happy golfing!

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Vail Golf Club opens early May. Photo courtesy Vail Rec District.

2014 Vail Golf Course Openings

Beaver Creek Golf Club Opens May 9, 2014

Eagle Ranch Golf Club is Now Open

Eagle Vail Golf Club Opens Early May

Gypsum Creek Golf Club is Now Open

Red Sky Ranch Golf Club Opens May 9, 2014

The Club at Cordillera Opens the Valley Course April 2014

Sonnenalp Golf Club Opens April 12, 2014

The Vail Golf Club Opens Early May 2014

 

Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package Lets Colorado Golfers Save by Spending in Vail Valley

Antlers at Vail’s New Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package Lets Colorado Golfers Save by Spending in Vail Valley

Antlers at Vail’s New Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package Lets Colorado Golfers Save by Spending in Vail Valley. Photo courtesy of Jack Affleck.

With outrageous views, courses designed by golfing greats like Palmer and Norman, and those extra-long high-altitude drives, Vail, Colo., knows how to make every golfer feel like Tiger Woods. Now Antlers at Vail makes a good thing even better with its new Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package – crediting $100 off the regular room rate of each night’s stay May 15 – June 26 and September 9 – October 14, 2013, toward golf, meals, or any activities or retail purchases made in Vail.

“Show us your receipts for up to $100 a day spent in Vail, and we’ll credit that amount to your room bill,” says Antlers at Vail General Manager Rob LeVine, who says the new golf package is “perfect for spontaneous guests” who don’t want to be tied to a specific itinerary in advance.

With 17 championship golf courses within a 38-mile radius, half of them open to the public, Vail Valley is a links-lover’s dream. To help create the perfect golfing getaway, Antlers at Vail’s expert travel staff – including LeVine, an avid golfer – can recommend the perfect course, as well as arranging tee times, restaurant reservations and more. Vail area golf courses include:

  • Vail Golf Club – highlighted by views of the Gore Mountain Range, this mountain-style 18-hole course is a favorite with guests and locals alike, featuring uniquely challenging fairways with everything from bunkers to beaver ponds to test golfers’ accuracy.
  • Eagle Ranch Golf Club – recently honored by Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine as the “Best Mountain Course in Colorado for under a $100 green fee,” this Arnold Palmer-designed public course has the feel of a links course plus an extensive practice facility.
  • Eagle Vail Golf Club – this unique 18-hole river-and-woods course crosses the scenic Eagle River several times on the front nine and challenges golfers with big elevation changes among aspen, lodgepole pine and fir trees on the back nine. Brand new GPS-equipped golf carts help keep golfers on track.
  • Sonnenalp Golf Club – located in the Edwards Valley, this 7,100-yard semi-private course has been recognized by Golf Digest in its “Top 100 Resort Courses” and consistently ranks as one of Colorado’s top three courses in Colorado Golf Magazine. Antlers GM LeVine is a Sonnenalp member. “I’m always looking for an excuse to get to know Antlers guests better, if you happen to need a fourth – hint, hint,” he says with a smile.

The Antlers at Vail’s Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package is available May 15 – June 26 and September 9 – October 14, 2013 and provides a discount of up to $100/night based on Vail purchases made that day. Antlers at Vail rates start at $240/night for a Studio Suite ($140 after $100 credit). Unfortunately, the Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Vail Valley golf events of note taking place during Antlers at Vail’s spring offering of its Build-Your-Own Vail Golf Package include the 10th Mountain Division Tribute Tournament on May 27 at the Red Sky Ranch Golf Club in Eagle County with proceeds to fund ongoing educational programs and exhibits at the Colorado Ski Museum, headquartered in Vail. Then on May 31, the Eagle Chamber holds its annual fundraising event the Screaming Eagle Golf Tournament at the Eagle Ranch Golf Club, with proceeds going toward the Eagle Chamber Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to an Eagle Valley High School Senior. And on June 15, the Golf Channel will hold its Vail Valley Open at Eagle Ranch Golf Club, providing an authentic PGA Tour experience for players of all abilities.

 

“As the Antlers Turn”………22

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

It was a Cinderella Story.  This young lady from Toronto, Ontario, Canada hardly burst upon the scene.  She  just flew in under the radar and now is almost a household name (at least at the Antlers…for one day…in the lobby).

Her name is Stella Dasko.  She has only been playing the game of Golf for 8 years and that said, not with a lot of consistency or cemented scheduling.  “John and I love the game and we don’t take ourselves too seriously” is what she would say about herself and her husband of 33 years.  They have been Antlers owners since 1985 and visit as often as they can.  Last week they made another memory.

She stood on the majestic 15th tee box at Vail Muny Golf Course and readied her 7 iron on the 115 yard, downhill, par 3.  It was one of those picture perfect days in our picture perfect valley.  John, who was standing  on the back tee box with Ken from Pennsylvania and Pat from Boulder (witnesses) said “I think I’ll take a picture.”   He caught Stella aligning her shot and thinking to herself “just be the ball.  Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.”  None of them had ever seen what they were about to witness.

John was on the tee box above. Stella was stoic and full of concentration.

She was ready.  The perfect back swing.  Hips forward on the down swing.  Arms straight and square with her shoulders at impact.  Follow through and RELEASE!  The Titleist is air born and the ball flight is on a perfect trajectory to the flag, or is it?

How did you feel after you hit it?  “I wasn’t sure it was going to get over the Gore Creek and it wouldn’t be the first time I got a ball wet on this hole.”

The pin was forward this particular day and there wasn’t a lot of room between the creek and the flag.  In other words, no room for error.  The little white orb was back dropped by the Colorado blue sky as it traveled for what seemed like minutes.  The distance needed to stay dry was still a question mark.  One of the guys watching the ball flight on the back tee muttered to himself, “get there.”

John shouted down to Stella, who was still holding her finish (much like the famous photo of  Ben Hogan on the last hole of the his last U S Open victory) “Looks good Stella.  That’s all over it.”  (An understatement.)

The little white ball hits the green just in front of the flag stick.  It bounces once than twice, and rolls to the edge of the cup…..and falls in the hole.

BINGO!  The crowd went crazy.  “It’s in the hole.  Holy smokes.  It’s in the hole.  It’s in the hole” could be heard all around the golf course and the nearby bike path.

Congratulations Stella for an accomplishment that many of us hacks wait an entire lifetime for.  I know I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting…..

Pluck the ball, place the flag and move on.

Greg

(Note:  Although I wasn’t there that day to be witness, I was fortunate to play with the happy couple on Friday.  Stella is solid and grounded.  We were all approaching the green on the par 5, eighth hole.  I was in the trap on the right, John was in the trap on the left and Stella was walking around aimlessly looking for her ball.  She was on the back side of the green looking in the rough.  “It was a good shot” she said.  “I thought it was on the green.”  We all started looking.  Stella said “maybe it didn’t make the green.  I’ll check the front.”  She walked by the flag stick and said “never mind. I found it.  It’s in the hole.”  No kidding.

 

Vail in the Spring!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

I just spent almost a week out at Vail (at the Antlers) at the end of June, cycling every day out along the Vail Golf Course- still just a little snow on the mountain peaks and SO GREEN and cool and sunny- thought you would enjoy this picture I took one day cycling! The plus was the Artists Festival that weekend in Lionshead – really interesting art, sculpture and jewelry! See you soon!
SnowWitch

Fun Fishing & Some Unexpected Moments

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

We had a surprising moments when were fly fishing this past Labor Day at the end of the Owners Weekend at The Antlers. I was fishing in a small lake up at the end of the Vail Golf Course and some movement caught my eye. I turned and there were two of the biggest “marmots” that I had ever seen swimming in the lake – looked like they were patrolling “their” territory. I was puzzled as I had never seen such big marmots and they were totally unafraid of me – came within abou 15 feet – I thought they were going to take my fly…then one slapped his tail on the water and they both dove under …and I realized they were big beavers, with a nest right at waters edge! They stayed with me while I was there – occasionally slipping into the water and patrolling their territory. What a great experience!! -

From SnowWitch, September 2009