Deerhurst Highlands Named Best Golf Course in Cottage Country

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The best golf course in Ontario's cottage country is Deerhurst Highlands, according to results released today at the annual Toronto Sun Golfers' Choice Awards. Deerhurst Highlands, co-designed by Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom and located just two hours north of Toronto, took "gold" in the category of "Best Course in Cottage Country."

The best golf course in Ontario's cottage country is Deerhurst Highlands, according to results released today at the annual Toronto Sun Golfers' Choice Awards. Deerhurst Highlands, co-designed by Robert Cupp and Thomas McBroom and located just two hours north of Toronto, took "gold" in the category of "Best Course in Cottage Country."

"It's truly an honour to receive this award, especially since golfers do the voting," said Tyler Rafter, Head Professional at Deerhurst Resort.    

"There have been a lot of quality courses built since Deerhurst Highlands introduced world class golf to Muskoka in 1990. Awards like this re-affirm our belief that Deerhurst Highlands should be at the top of everyone's 'must-play' list."    

Opening Dates Set

Deerhurst Highlands will open the 2006 season on Saturday, May 6 with spring golf rates ranging from $55 (Adult Sunset) to $125 until the end of the month. Summer rates kick-in June 1 with green fees ranging from $65 - $160 per round. Deerhurst Lakeside golf course will open its season on Saturday, April 29 with rates from $40 (Adult Sunset) to $65 per round.

2006 Golf Packages

Stay and play packages are available for either of Deehurst Resort's 18-hole layouts with spring prices ranging from $126 - $177 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Packages include greens fees, cart, club cleaning and select accommodation.

New at Deerhurst Resort this year is the introduction of ESPN Golf Schools programming, a first in Canada. Golfers can select from a variety of programs, which include equipment or apparel from Nike golf free with tuition.

Curriculum is designed by Hank Haney, Dean of Instruction for the ESPN Golf Schools, who will offer his two-day Signature School at Deerhurst Resort June 22-23 and August 5-6. Haney coaches several top touring professionals and is recognized by Golf Digest magazine as one of the top five golf instructors in the U.S.                

For more information on golf at Deerhurst Resort, visit http://www.deerhurstresort.com/golf.    

Deerhurst Resort, which was voted Best Resort in Canada by North American Inns magazine, is located on Peninsula Lake just east of the charming town of Huntsville, 30 minutes from Algonquin Provincial Park and "two turns and two cds" north of Toronto.

Visit deerhurstresort.com for Deerhurst's 'Best Rate Guarantee' or to join Deerhurst's online e-club featuring the chance to win hotel discounts, vacation packages, golf packages and romantic weekend getaways for Ontario's premier resort. Deerhurst Resort is proudly managed by Atlific Hotels and Resorts, http://www.atlific.com.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Terry Dyni

Director of Public Relations

Deerhurst Resort

(705) 789-7113 ext. 4727

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