THORNBURY, ON, March 2 /CNW/ - The Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay, located
15 minutes from Collingwood and the Village of Blue Mountain, will play host
to the celebrated TELUS Skins Game this summer, June 17-19.
Recently named to Travel & Leisure Magazine's list of the Best New Golf
Courses in 2006, Raven at Lora Bay's 7,200-yard championship layout was
co-designed by PGA Tour Professional Tom Lehman and renowned Canadian course
architect Thomas McBroom. Since its debut the course has garnered numerous
accolades including a nomination for best new course design by Golf Digest in
"Marking its return to Ontario, we are thrilled to be hosting the Skins
this summer. As we're only in our second year, this is a true honour for the
Raven and serves as a testament to the course's distinctive design. It will be
fantastic to have golf's biggest names competing on our greens and interacting
with the fans, which will undoubtedly line the fairways," said Raven Golf Club
at Lora Bay's Director of Golf Jeff Palmer.
Past TELUS Skins Game participants who have already played the 18-hole
golf course include Sergio Garcia. The Raven at Lora Bay will provide a course
on par with the caliber of players who will be competing at this year's
tournament. The course's amenities include a 300-yard practice facility,
putting green, pro shop, Raven Golf Academy, and the Raven Grill Restaurant,
which features stunning panoramic views of Georgian Bay and the Niagara
Together, Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay and premiere-ranked Monterra Golf
bring world-class golf to Ontario's outdoor recreation capital - Golf Blue
Mountain. The destination offers all-season activities for the entire family
encompassing a vibrant pedestrian village, Plunge! - a 10,000 square-foot
indoor-outdoor water play facility, remarkable alpine skiing and mountain
biking conditions and luxurious hotel - Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain,
making Golf Blue about much more than just great golf.
This year's TELUS Skins Game promises to be the best yet with a 'World'
theme seeing each of the soon-to-be-announced players representing their home
countries and competing in the name of charity for the Juvenile Diabetes
About Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay:
Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay opened on July 1, 2006, marking the first
Raven branded golf course in Canada and the sixth throughout North America.
The Raven brand is a mark of quality introduced by operator Intrawest, which
provides a private club experience on a facility open to the public. Raven
Golf Club grants preferred access to Intrawest homeowners and guests of the
Village at Blue and to the members of the Lora Bay residential community.
Located only 15 minutes from the Raven at Lora Bay, Intrawest's Village at
Blue Mountain is a thriving resort village similar to other Intrawest showcase
villages like Whistler and Tremblant. The total scope for Intrawest's master
plan at Blue Mountain is the development of 2,000 resort homes and 70 shops
and restaurants making Blue Mountain to Ontario what Tremblant is to Quebec.
To learn more about the Raven at Lora Bay please visit www.ravenatlorabay.com.
Intrawest Golf is a division of Intrawest Corporation, North America's
leading developer and operator of four-season, village-centered destination
resorts. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is
located on the World Wide Web at www.intrawest.com.
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