Vail's Sonnenalp tees off 3-day instructional plan

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VAIL, Colo. -- The Sonnenalp Resort of Vail is offering a Golf Academy package for students of the game who wish to participate in a three-day golf instruction program.

The program, which can be combined with a stay at the resort, is available from June 11 to Sept. 3.

The golf instruction program features three full days of lessons at the resort's Golf Club at Singletree, including 45 holes of instructed play and an equal time of range practice and classroom, with a student-to-teacher ratio of four to one.

Greens and cart fees, unlimited use of practice facilities, range balls, club cleaning, lunch each day at the Grill at Singletree, a lesson notebook and personalized take-home video analysis round out the golf instruction program.

The price for the Golf Academy program without accommodations is $595 per person.

For out-of-town students, Sonnenalp's Golf Academy package offers three nights' lodging in a junior suite at the resort, the academy program, full breakfast each morning in Ludwig's Restaurant, plus one adventure coupon per person, per day, for an additional round of golf, spa treatment, four-course gourmet dinner at Ludwig's or other resort activity included in the program.

The price of the full package is $1,292.50 per person, based on double occupancy.

Guests of Golf Academy students also can take advantage of the package with lodging prices ranging from $137.50 to $282.50 per person, per day.

Among the additional activities offered with the adventure coupon are the Guided Program, which in summer features hiking, bicycling and use of the Sonnenalp tennis courts.

The Kid Ventures program in summer includes river rafting, an Alpine slide and horseback riding. The adventure coupon covers a day's activities.

Sonnenalp Resort of Vail was chosen as the host for the 2001 Colorado Golf Open.

The semiprivate, 18-hole Scottish links-style course made Golf Digest's list of the top 100 resort courses in the country. The resort pays agents a 10% commission on rooms only.

Sonnenalp Resort
Phone: (800) 654-8312 or
(970) 476-5656
Web: www.sonnenalp.com

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