The Boulders Completes Golf Clubhouse Renovations
New Season Brings New Caddie Program, New Golf Academy Programs, New Director of Golf Operations, New Style and Panache to Clubhouse Restaurants
CAREFREE, Ariz. - The Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton has made its mark as one of the finest golf destinations in the world with its two Jay Morrish-designed championship golf courses. Now, in true Boulders style, they unveil a luxurious new clubhouse, pro shop, members lounges, event space and restaurants -all set amidst the most stunning natural landscape in the area.
"Not only does the Boulders have a reputation for a world-class golf experience, with the best in resort accommodations and residential living, but this beautifully appointed country club and top-shelf refurbishments will elevate the experience for our golfers and club members to enjoy," said Ryan McKay, the newly appointed Director of Golf Operations.
Grill Kitchen & Bar: While the Boulders Resort is serious about its championship golf courses, they are also scoring rave reviews for the myriad dining options thanks to Executive Chef Brian Archibald. The newly opened Grill Kitchen at the Boulders Club, brings a sophisticated casual dining experience that combines polished service with an extraordinary wine list and mouth-watering cuisine described as "American Classics" with intense and delicate flavor profiles-from hearty hickory smoked prime rib and seafood to fresh salads, Cubano sliders and the famed "Divot Nachos." With an open-gallery "chefs in action kitchen," the Grill Kitchen is the place to enjoy great food combined with stunning views of the 18th green and the surrounding desert tapestry. The newest focal point with this renovation is the expanded outdoor terrace wrapped around the restaurant, where guests can relax and enjoy panoramic views in all directions. The new outdoor bar services also lends to an inviting atmosphere for friends to gather after a game of golf or as a sublime dining experience for those who love their beef rare and their wine the same way. The expanded terrace offers seating for 85 people.
Members Lounge: The newly-designed men's and women's locker rooms are now sophisticated with beautifully refined aesthetics that include new furnishings, finishes and thoughtful amenities. New steam rooms and bathroom enhancements include shower upgrades and high-end fixtures. Additional lockers have been added for resort guests and non-member golfers.
Swimming Pool: The Club swimming pool upgrades include new decking and beautiful outdoor furnishings.
Pro Shop: Men's and women's Callaway XR irons and woods rental clubs are available.
Club Rooms: The enhanced 1,886 sq. feet of meeting space at the Boulders Club includes a crisp, elegant space that is described as a "modern interpretation of Southwestern," and includes new carpeting, lighting and retractable glass walls opening onto the expanded terrace that combines the indoor space with the inspiring natural surroundings. Adobe-wood burning fireplaces and outdoor bar service make this area ideal for evening receptions.
New Caddie Program: The Boulders brings back a "timeless tradition" of playing golf with a professional golf caddy to help guide a player's tee shot introducing a new "Caddiemaster" program. It includes certified caddie professionals "who know the tricks and challenges of the Boulders golf courses," says McKay.
Boulders Golf Academy: Donald Crawley, the Boulders PGA instructor was named by GOLF magazine as one of the "Top 100 Teachers in America, an accolade that he has received every year since 1999. His "Golf Simplified" approach has helped with consistently bringing quality instruction to the Boulders golf experience.
New golf academy programs offered at the Boulders include:
"Out with the Old Habits-In with a New Game:" Donald Crawley, the Boulders PGA Director of Instruction and "Top 100 Teacher," teaches a half-day of "Learn and Play" with (1) hour hands on full swing diagnosis and correction; (1) hour short game score saving shots and 9 holes of afternoon golf play (after 3p.m.) The cost is $170/player and there is a maximum of four players.
Junior Golf Lesson: Private lessons for juniors is at a rate of $90 or for two players, the junior rate is $120. The cost of an afternoon junior playing lessons (after 3pm) and nine hold of golf is $199.
"Golf Fit:" LPGA Teaching Professional and Certified Fitness Trainer and Golf Conditioning/Fitness Specialist, Nichol Cavarra teaches a 3-hour session of golf and fitness that includes Body and Swing assessment. Participants take home a Golf Fitness specific Starter Program customized to help each player including flexibility, strength, proper biomechanics, functional motion and burning calories and fat.
"Fore Ladies Spa & Golf" Also taught by Cavarra, this exclusive ladies-only getaway combines the best of fun, fitness, spa relaxation, healthy cuisine, expert golf instruction and more. The program begins with a morning fitness session featuring a Class A Teaching Pro and Fitness Trainer. Next, players enjoy a healthy morning snack and two hours of on course golf instruction. Players also receive insider "tips of the trade" to ease golf intimidation. After golf, players enjoy a healthy lunch and spirits poolside or at the Spa Café followed by a pampering spa service of choice.
"Boulders Stay & Play" For those who want to enjoy one of the "World's Best Golf Courses" this package combines golf and a dining credit with a memorable stay. It includes:
- Nightly accommodations in a private Casita
- One round of golf per person, per night
- $25 per person lunch voucher
- Complimentary access to the Boulders Spa facility and unlimited fitness classes
The cost of the "Stay & Play" Winter Golf Package starts at $687/night (double occupancy.)
PR for the Boulders Resort
480 306 4242
About the Boulders Resort & Spa
An extraordinary desert hideaway, The Boulders features 160 guest casitas and 61 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, seven restaurants and a lounge, two championship Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, eight tennis courts, and a full-service Spa. For more information call 480-488-9009 or visit www.theboulders.com.