Running Y Ranch to Host 2014 PNGA Mid-Amateur Championship
PNGA Member Exclusive Unlimited Golf Packages Available
The Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Running Y Ranch will host the 2014 PNGA Mid-Amateur.
For those PNGA members who have not played the course, trust Arnold himself, who claims the course is one of his best, while Golfweek magazine ranks it in the Top 10 in Oregon, and Golf Digest has it ranked as one of the Top 100 public courses in the U.S. Playing through mature pine forests and scenic wetlands, The Arnold Palmer Signature Course plays 7,133 yards from the tips and offers a challenge for the best of golfers.
If you would like to experience this championship venue, the PNGA and Running Y have partnered to provide some very impressive unlimited golf packages for PNGA members.
PNGA Exclusive Unlimited Golf Packages
Save upwards of 35% with prices starting from just $139 per guest through August 25th (the rate goes down to $109 after August 25th). Play as much as you like on the Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Play on the day you arrive, the days you’re there, and the day you choose to depart. Members also receive complimentary cart and practice facility use. When you decided to step away from the course, enjoy the new restaurant – The Ruddy Duck, full-service sport center with pool, miles of hiking and biking trails and some of the country’s finest fly fishing, hunting, birding, and whitewater rafting. For accommodations, choose from the fully-renovated Lodge or the resort’s well-appointed vacation homes for larger groups.
To check availability and rates, call 855.275.0158 and be sure to mention the code “PNGA.” To see more on the resort and Arnold Palmer Signature Course, visit www.runningy.com.
* PNGA rate of $139 per guest is based on double occupancy in The Lodge. A two-night minimum stay is required in the resort homes. Rates may vary based on availability and length of stay. One tee time may be made for each night of stay prior to your arrival and additional rounds may be arranged on the day of play, on a space available basis. $109 per guest after August 26.
“The course at Running Y Ranch showcases the spectacular natural landscape of Oregon’s beautiful unspoiled outback. Ambling along meadows and through restored wetlands on the front nine; you will play besides lakes, woodlands and into Payne Canyon on the back. The vision of “leave the land as it lies” played out well in the course design, and I consider it one of my best tracks.”
– Arnold Palmer
About Running Y Ranch
Running Y Ranch, featuring 82 lodge rooms, vacation homes, restaurant and spa, is Southern Oregon’s only full-service destination resort. Home to the Arnold Palmer Signature Course, Arnold’s only course in Oregon, Running Y Ranch is situated in the heart of the breathtaking Cascade Mountain range, just across the California border on the shores of Klamath Lake, the resort’s exceptionally mild climate and 300 days of sunshine a year add up to a four-season recreational paradise.
The Arnold Palmer Signature Course
Yards from back tee: 7,138
Yards from front tee: 4,847
Year open for play: 1997
Architect/Designer: Arnold Palmer
Course record: 64
Services: Full-service destination resort, pro shop, driving range, practice green, club rentals, PGA Professional instruction, and onsite restaurant.
Open to the Public
Brief Q&A with George Martin, PGA Head Professional
Q: How would you play the course?
A: Aggressive play is rewarded on the Arnold Palmer Signature Course, as there are a good number of risk/reward situations to consider. The wide fairways allow players to swing away off the tee, and the 4,000-foot elevation allows the ball the fly. The greens are relatively welcoming, but once you’re on them, take some extra time to read the breaks. Just don’t forget to take in the jaw-dropping views.
Q: What makes this course unique?
A: The layout, setting and wildlife. The course features mountainous, tree-lined holes, wetland holes, and open meadow holes – all are equally stunning. The course is also surrounded by quite a bit of water and adjacent to multiple wildlife refuges which are home to over 430 wildlife species including 263 species of birds.
Q: What is the hardest aspect of this course for the average golfer?
A: Not getting distracted by the views and wildlife, as well as the large, undulating, and fast greens. Players that take time to study the greens from multiple angles are rewarded.