STOWE, Vermont ??вЂќ Spring, 2006 in Stowe has been filled with sunshine, mild afternoons, some good end of season skiing, and an early bloom. Green grass and flowers have been more prevalent this April than the usual landscape found during the seasonal transition, affectionately referred to by locals as ‘mud-season.’ This all bodes well for the opening of Stowe’s public golf course and country club. The Stowe Country Club is set to open May 6, with the annual ‘Cabin Fever Open’ and ‘Club Swap.’
Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of summer on Saturday May 6, by playing in the non-competitive, 18-hole, all-inclusive Cabin Fever Open tournament. The fun starts with a 9AM Shotgun Start, with Stroke-Play Blind-Draw format. The field will be split into A & B players. A-players will have a B partner selected randomly following play and both scores will be combined. The cost is $50 per player, $25 per player for SCC Pass Holders, and includes 18 holes with cart, range balls, tee packs, hole-prizes, tournament prizes, and hors d’oeuvres.
The Stowe Country Club Golf Swap program allows you to bring your old clubs up to the golf shop to sell them, and when they sell you get 100% of the money in the form of Stowe Mountain Resort gift certificates. The swap will take place the weekend of May 6th and 7th from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Check-in and club drop-off begins 4/28, 7 days prior to the event.
Returning to the Stowe Country Club for its second season is the Vermont Golf Academy. Here, you’ll receive hands-on instruction in all of the key areas of the game and personalized prescriptions for short, middle and long-range improvement. The academy is lead by Stowe pro Dave Bennett, a certified PGA professional and winner of the Vermont amateur open.
Opening week greens fees are $50 until 1pm, and $30 after 1pm. These rates will be effective through Fri 5/12.
For more information about golf in Stowe and Stowe Country Club programs and events, call 802-253-4893, or go online at www.stowe.com.