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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ontario's Deerhurst and Horseshoe Resorts swing into golf season this month with courses in top condition

Stay & Play and Free Room with Golf packages available
TORONTO, ON, May 15, 2014 – Two of Ontario’s premier golf destinations, Deerhurst Resort and Horseshoe Resort, are  all set to tee off for the 2014 season and celebrate the start to a sun kissed summer. Only a short drive from Toronto, the two resorts, with their combined four golf courses, are already enjoying excellent turf conditions despite a winter that wreaked havoc on many of the Greater Toronto Area’s top courses.
“Golfers will be happy to know that we’re opening the season with some of the best conditions we’ve ever had at Deerhurst and Horseshoe,” says Kevin Toth, President  & COO of Skyline Hotels & Resorts.  “After a wild winter with below-average temperatures, our courses came back in great condition and we are ready for tee off.”
With a reputation among the best in Canada, Deerhurst Resort features two 18-hole premium golf courses, Deerhurst Lakeside and Deerhurst Highlands. Deerhurst Lakeside, considered Muskoka’s hidden golf gem with sweeping views of Peninsula Lake, re-opened on May 2.  The top-rated Deerhurst Highlands, renowned for setting the stage for Muskoka as a top golf destination, opened on May 10.

Horseshoe Resort features two distinctly different and challenging golf courses, The Highlands Championship Course and The Valley Course. The Highlands Course, which meanders through the Copeland Forest, opened on May 9.  The Valley Course, perfect for players of all skill levels and only steps from the Inn at Horseshoe, is set to open on May 23.
Both resorts are a great option for couples and foursomes looking for a golf getaway close to the GTA. Current stay and play packages include:
Deerhurst Resort
·         Free Golf with Room, valid mid-week May to June and includes a round of golf with power cart at Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course and shared accommodation in a Main Building Room, starting from $89 per person.
·         Stay and Play Golf Trip packages for both Deerhurst Lakeside and Deerhurst Highlands include shared accommodation, one round of golf with power cart, one complimentary ticket per room reservation to Decades, Deerhurst's live stage show, starting from $93 per person.
Horseshoe Resort
  • Fore the Love of Golf, includes one night accommodations , one round of golf per person on The Highlands Course one round of golf per person on The Valley Course (power cart included for both) and a $15 Resort Credit per person which can be used towards breakfast, lunch, pro shop and more, starting from $149 per night.
The season has also kicked off for tournaments and corporate golf events. For more information on group golf bookings visit http://www.deerhurstresort.com/golf-tournaments or http://golf.horseshoeresort.com/packages/tournament/Tournament.html.
For additional information about stay and play packages or to reserve your tee time online, visit http://www.deerhurstresort.com/golf and http://golf.horseshoeresort.com/index.html or phone 855-937-2338.
About Deerhurst Resort
Although Deerhurst Resort emerged on the world stage when it welcomed leaders like Obama, Sarkozy and Merkel as host venue for the 2010 Group of Eight Summit, the lakeside retreat has been evolving into an Ontario landmark throughout its storied 118 year history.  The 400-room Muskoka hotel also encompasses 45,000 sq. ft. of meeting venues, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a Shizen Spa, an extensive waterfront, a live stage show, Adventures in Excellence teambuilding and the most on-site activities of any resort in Eastern Canada.  A founding member of the Savour Muskoka culinary trail, Deerhurst is the only resort in North America to produce both its own maple syrup and wildflower honey, as well as shiitake mushrooms, herbs and other foraged produce on property, one hallmark of its commitment to local sustainability. www.deerhurstresort.com
About Horseshoe Resort
Horseshoe Resort, named for the horseshoe-shaped series of hills in which the resort is nestled, is located north of Barrie, less than an hour away from the Greater Toronto Area. The resort is the ultimate place for adventure, offering an extensive Adventure Park, two award-winning golf courses, 29 ski runs, six lifts including the new beginners carpet lift, expanded Terrain Park and nearly 40km of groomed Nordic and hiking trails. Horseshoe also offers learning programs through Kids Korral, Yamaha Riding Adventures, Segway Adventures, Treetop Trekking and more.  The Inn at Horseshoe boasts 101 recently renovated rooms, a conference centre, upscale dining at Silks Dining Lounge, and the top-rated Shizen Spa, which blends the latest holistic techniques with classic spa treatments. For more information, please visit: www.horseshoeresort.com
About Skyline Hotels & Resorts
Skyline Hotels & Resorts is a distinct collection of hotel and resort properties focused on providing true lifestyle enhancing experiences to leisure and business guests, as well as local residents. Offerings include top-level golf and ski, its own Shizen Spa brand and a complete range of year-round activities including adventure parks and corporate team-building. Skyline properties include the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre in downtown Toronto, Barrie’s Horseshoe Resort and Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. Skyline Hotels & Resorts is owned and operated by Skyline International Developments Inc., a real estate and development company that also includes unique communities like Port McNicoll. Visit www.skylinehotelsandresorts.com.

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