Golf Resort Overview: Stratton Mountain
An Interview With Myra Foster, Marketing manager
By Brian Weis
The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Myra Foster who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at Stratton Mountain .
Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
Noted New England Golf Course Architect Geoffrey Cornish took full advantage of the mountain landscape to create the gem that includes one of his Dream 18 holes, Mountain 5 which at 621 yards is the longest in the State of Vermont -- luckily it is all downhill. Now more than 50 years old, the fairways and greens have been returned to the original blueprint in a three year project that also includes all new bunkers. A six-year stop on the LPGA tour, Stratton's scenic and challenging championship course features 27 holes in three distinct nine-hole layouts -- Mountain, Forest and Lake.
Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
Stratton Mountain offers a range of accommodations from hotel rooms to spacious condominiums and homes all at the heart of the resort. The new Base Lodge and Stratton Mountain Club can host groups of up to 300 for meetings, special events as well as golf tournaments including shot-gun starts. Stratton Village offers shopping and dining, and a full slate of resort activities make Stratton the ideal choice for corporate and club events, family reunions and weddings.
What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
Stratton Village offers several restaurants from family-riendly to fine dining with a focus on farm-to-table fare. Green Apron at the Golf Course serves a creative menu featuring the freshest local ingredients.
Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
Scenic gondola rides and hiking with a stop at the historic firetower for a view clear across four states. 2. Tennis on New England's only authentic red clay course (plus Cliff Drysdale Tennis School). 3. Stratton Golf School, founded by Arnold Palmer in 1969, offers programs for every player with state-of-the-art teaching tools and individualized instruction with a low student-to-pro ratio.
Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
Check in to your lodging, perhaps it will be the five-bedroom, five bath Penthouse with private elevator (and big screen media room). Dinner on the patio at Mulligan's in the Village, enjoy one of the many craft brews on tap. Early morning round of golf -- play all 27 holes. Lunch at the Green Apron on the Golf Course. Soar to the summit of southern Vermont's highest peak aboard the gondola. Dinner and drinks at the Firetower in Stratton Village. Morning session at Stratton Golf School followed by a round to practice what you learned. Make time for a session at the Fitness and Training Center, maybe a yoga class to stretch before your round.
Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
Check in to your lodging, check out a condo on the Commons with outdoor pool and hot tub. Dinner at Verde in the Village, enjoy the creative cuisine, signature cocktail or a bottle of fine wine Build a better game, and have more fun on course, with a morning session at the renowned Stratton Golf School, Lunch at the Green Apron on the Golf Course as players come into the Clubhouse, surrounded by a majestic mountain view. Play a round and put your new skills to the test. Dinner and a signature cocktail at the Firetower in Stratton Village. Start your day with a morning round of golf. Lunch in Stratton Village -- patio at Mulligans for a fresh salad, big burger, local brew or something from the Bloody Mary Menu -- and a ride aboard the Stratton gondola to the summit of the highest peak in southern Vermont (venture off on a 1.5 mile roundtrip easy hike to the historic firetower -- climb up for a view clear across four states and mountain ranges -- scene of many a marriage proposal). Visit Manchester for lunch, shop the designer outlets, visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home (gardens are amazing)...
Hot Tub under the stars. Note -- you can stick to your fitness routine with a run, bike ride or session/class a the Stratton Fitness Center.
Tip -- try a kayak tour or visit a local swimming hole (Pikes Falls)_
What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
Fly-fishing the Battenkill and a visit to the Orvis Flagship Store in Manchester. Vermont Country Store in nearby Weston. Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home, the Southern Vermont Arts Center -- both in Manchester.
How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886)
Courses at Resort
Number of Course: 1
Number of Holes: 27
5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
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