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Double Black Diamond Golf at Holiday Valley

Ellicottville, New York, April 18, 2012  . . . Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond golf course offers a wonderful deal for Canadian golfers.  It’s a two-day package with lodging that includes 36 holes of golf with cart, two night’s lodging, continental breakfast, club cleaning and storage, complimentary use of the practice facility and range, and a gift.  Lodging is at the lovely course-side Inn at Holiday Valley, a charming and well kept hotel that offers a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.  Each one of the spacious rooms has a patio or balcony with a view of the mountain and the course or the gardens that surround the property.  For just a few dollars more, golfers can enjoy the new Tamarack Club Condominium Hotel.  The course-side Tamarack offers four star amenities including a pool, hot tubs, fitness room, sauna, underground parking, WiFi and has a full service spa and restaurant on site.  A two-night midweek Golf Package starts at $266 per person.

The Double Black Diamond Course at Holiday Valley was recently renovated with the addition of many new tees, new bunkers (including several challenging sod wall bunkers), relocated and improved ponds and other elements that make the course more interesting, more fun and more playable.  The improvements have had a few years to mature and the course is in fantastic shape.

“We used the elevations of our mountains to our advantage,” said Steven Carney, Holiday Valley’s Master PGA Professional and Director of Summer Programs.  “The redesigned course provides better tees and beautiful views of the surrounding area.  We’ve modernized what we had and are using the natural aspect of the hillsides to capture a more enjoyable golf experience.  Together with the course-side lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, the Tamarack Club and the charming Village of Ellicottville, Holiday Valley presents a well rounded golf vacation location.”

In addition to golf, there are plenty of activities at the resort and nearby.  The new Sky High Aerial Park at Holiday Valley is an active outdoor adventure in the treetops.  Participants climb ladders, cross bridges, navigate obstacles and glide on zip lines as they travel over the eight different courses of varying difficulty.  There’s a three-pool complex at Holiday Valley, with pool side service from John Harvard’s Brew House and the Cabana Bar.  Falling Waters Spa inside the Tamarack Club provides massage therapy as well as body and facial treatments.  More than 35 miles of mountain biking trails are accessible from Holiday Valley’s property.  Visitors can enjoy the abundance of shopping and activities in the Ellicottville area.  The Village has many quaint shops and restaurants, day spas and nearby horseback riding.  The truly unique Griffis sculpture park is located just north of the resort and a large Amish settlement is a short drive away.  The Seneca Allegany Casino is 15 miles south of Holiday Valley in Salamanca, NY.

Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville is on the web at www.holidayvalley.com.  The toll free reservations number is 1.800.323.0020.

Ellicottville is located on Route 219, just 50 miles south of Buffalo and less than three hours from Toronto.

ATTENTION EDITORS AND WRITERS:  Holiday Valley staff are available to conduct resort tours and media are invited to use the resort’s facilities as part of a story or review. 

ATTENTION PROMOTION DIRECTORS AND ON-AIR HOSTS: A limited number of complimentary greens fees are available for on-air promotions and contests.  As required, appropriate scripts will be provided by Holiday Valley’s marketing department.

For further information, please contact:

Jane Eshbaugh      Karl Eichner, Eichner & Associates
Marketing Director      Canadian Media Contact
Tel: 716.699.3904     Tel: 705.778.2212
jeshbaugh@holidayvalley.com   keichner@nexicom.net