Just returned from a two nights stay at Predator Ridge Resort. I arrived at night so wasn’t able to see the property until the sun rose the following morning. WOW ! I stayed in a 1 bedroom lodge suite overlooking the driving range and 18th hole. What a spectacular view to wake up to! A frost delay allowed me to enjoy a great breakfast in the clubhouse dining room. Vanessa, my server, was extremely pleasant as we lamented the season drawing to a close.
The frost delay also allowed time for a personal tour of the recently completed Carrick 18. Stunning is but one adjective I’d use to describe Predator Ridge’s newest addition. Slated to open in August of 2010, it looks like you could tee it up now. The course meanders through the more mountainous sections of the property while using 9 existing holes to complete the course. A lot of the tee boxes are elevated and the landing areas appear to be quite generous. You will definitely want to select the proper tees to play from so you can fully enjoy your experience. It amazes me how golf course architects can view a piece of land and then create a place for us to enjoy our addictions.
With the sun finally warming up the greens and allowing the grounds crew a chance to get a head start on their aeration duties, I met with my playing partners. I was fortunate to play with three members who helped make my first time experience memorable, showing me the line on every tee box (and I even listened). Even though we followed a couple of holes behind the crew on an aeration day couldn’t dampen my enjoyment of playing what is truly a first class golf facility.
After my round, I wandered over to the fitness facility and swam for 30 minutes in the facility’s pool which features two 25 metres lanes. Being a swimmer, I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to be at a resort that has 25 metre lengths instead of the 4 stroke flip, 4 stroke flip lengths. The rest of the work out areas are spacious, combining both free weights and fitness machines to keep your body limber for golf. Don’t forget to ask about various fitness classes that are offered throughout the week.
Feel like pampering yourself? The resort has its own Aveda Salon and Spa. Allow Cheryl and her certified therapists to provide you the blissful atmosphere you deserve!
Thank you to my hosts, Ingrid Dilschneider (Resort Sales Manager) and Thom Killingsworth (Director of Resort Operations) for a spectacular experience!