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With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Washington offers a wealth of year 'round activities - perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.

Suncadia to Open New Golf Park

Resort Adds Short Game Practice Area and Three-hole Short Course to Golf Offerings

Roslyn, Wash. (June 21, 2012) – Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort community located just 90 minutes east of Seattle, is adding another option for golf enthusiasts to its already impressive portfolio with the addition of its new Rope Rider Golf Park. Set to open on Friday, July 13, 2012, the Golf Park, which will operate as a short game practice area and a three-hole short course, joins Suncadia’s two public courses – Rope Rider and Prospector – and the property’s private course Tumble Creek.

Suncadia’s Rope Rider Golf Park will function as a free short game practice area from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. After 3 p.m., the park will be used as a three-hole short course and will be available for private and corporate events. Cost for the three-hole short course will be $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 17 and younger.

“We are excited for the addition of the Golf Park at Suncadia as short game practice areas are lacking throughout the country,” said Brady Hatfield, director of golf operations for Suncadia. “It will provide avid golfers the opportunity to improve this much overlooked aspect of the game and is a great addition to the amenities we already offer at Suncadia.”

The Golf Park is ideal for small group activities and for those with time restrictions. As a multi-use area, the Golf Park will function well for a variety of users from small corporate outings with less time commitment to a unique venue to enjoy a beautiful summer evening playing a few holes of golf with the family. In addition, Suncadia can tailor specialized casual or competitive game-play formats for group events of 15 to 20 players in a more convenient amount of time.

Suncadia also has three exceptional courses for those interested in playing a full round of golf. Named one of the "Best New Public Courses" by Golf Digest magazine and selected as one of the Top 50 new courses by Golf Week Magazine in 2007, Prospector is 18 holes of exquisite mountain golf. Created by the Palmer Course Design Company, the course is playable for all skill levels and presents challenges for the more experienced golfer. Opened in August 2011, Rope Rider, which was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine, is the newest course at Suncadia and compliments Prospector and the property’s private club Tumble Creek. Rope Rider’s par-72 course is a Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design and boasts more than 7,300 yards from the back tees and accommodates family golf with youth tees on every hole and shorter three and six-hole loops.

Suncadia’s golf courses headline a variety of luxury amenities at the resort including Portals Restaurant, the Swim & Fitness Center and the Glade Spring Spa. Suncadia is the only resort of its kind to feature
championship golf, mountain overlooks and a winery within its boundaries, Swiftwater Cellars, which crushes grapes on-site and offers premium Swiftwater Cellars’ wines and Pacific Northwest cuisine.

For more information about the Golf Park, please visit www.suncadia.com or call the Rope Rider Golf Shop at (509) 649-6450.

About Suncadia
Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest. Located 90 minutes east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community. Suncadia Resort received the 2012 AAA Four Diamond Award, the third time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.

Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space. It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community. Its three golf courses - Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course - were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest. The third golf course, Rope Rider, was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.

Amenities at Suncadia Resort include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa. Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods.
Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. For more information about Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com.

Suncadia is also home to the renowned Swiftwater Cellars winery, Washington’s ultimate destination winery, offers guests an unparalleled experience complete with fine wine and excellent service. Please visit www.swiftwatercellars.com

About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 16 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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