STOWE, Vermont — For many locals and visitors alike, springtime in Stowe means transitioning from spending glorious afternoons skiing and snowboarding to playing golf. After all, Stowe is all about being outdoors and enjoying a variety of the life enhancing sports and activities that the heart of the Green Mountains has to offer. So far, spring 2007 has been filled with sunshine and mild temperatures. The grass is already bright green, flowers are blooming, and this all bodes well for the opening of the area’s only public 18-hole golf course. “The course is in fantastic shape for the beginning of the season,” exclaimed Josh Nicholls the Stowe Country Club operations manager. “Very favorable weather and winter maintenance outcomes have set-up the course as well as we could have expected,” Nicholls added. The opening day for Stowe Country Club is set for this Saturday, May 12.
To celebrate opening on May 12, the Stowe Country Club will kick-off the golf season with their annual no-handicap, rust removing “Cabin Fever Open.” The format is simple, just play your own ball, and at the end of the event the field is divide by score and players names are pulled out of a hat to become partners. Both scores are combined to create a team score and the lowest will win the coveted title of Cabin Fever Champions. The event is $25 for members and includes a cart, hors d’oeuvres and prizes, non-members can participate for only $50.
Also returning to the club this season are popular products and programs such as; the Frequent Players Card, which enables participants to receive preferred pricing on greens fees, e-savings alerts, and the Vermont Golf Academy, a hands-on instructional program addressing all the key areas of the game. For more information about the Stowe Country Club call 802-253-4893, or go online at www.stowe.com.