April 1, 2016
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – (April 1, 2016) – The April episode of the Traveling Golfer television show showcases the stunning beauty, Swiss-inspired five-star accommodations and exquisitely abundant golf in Heber Valley, Utah.
Framed by the Wasatch Mountains, Heber Valley is a short 45-minute drive from the Salt Lake City airport, with only one stop light along the route. With three state parks, blue-ribbon fishing, the 65-foot deep Homestead Crater, 30 non-chain restaurants and five mountain golf courses, Heber Valley is an action-packed destination with activities year-round for the visitor.
The Traveling Golfer, the golf and lifestyle show that was named the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America by the International Network of Golf, provides an in-depth look at all of the golf in the Heber Valley, as well as all of the other activities, accommodations and restaurants.
The jewel of Heber Valley is the Zermatt Resort, fashioned in the style of architecture from Switzerland, both on the inside and outside of the property. A world-class spa, an indoor and outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi under a two-story man-made waterfall are some of the many luxuries the Zermatt offers its guests.
"Heber Valley is the perfect getaway for golfers of all abilities. It offers wonderful accommodations, the best mountain golf in Utah, plenty of after-golf activities, and unforgettable experiences," said Ryan Starks, executive director of Heber Valley Tourism. "The only things you'll need to worry about are sinking that birdie putt and capturing enough pictures of the surrounding beauty."
Soldier Hollow Golf Course -- designed by Gene Bates near the grounds of the former Winter Olympics’ cross country and biathlon events – opened in 2004. It plays as a links-style course where the wide fairways lie unaffected by the dramatic elevation changes common to mountain courses.
Crater Springs Golf Course, directly across the street from the Zermatt Resort, is a scenic shotmaker’s course. The front nine plays longer than the back, including three par five holes and generous tee shot landing areas. The back nine is a bit shorter and tighter, with water coming into play more often. The entire course is framed beautifully by the Wasatch Mountains.
At Wasatch Mountain Golf Course, there are 36 holes to enjoy inside the 23,000 acres of Wasatch State Park. The Lake Course at Wasatch Mountain GC was built in 1967. It is a player friendly course with relatively flat fairways and water-guarded par three holes. On the Mountain Course at Wasatch Mountain GC, elevation change is more of a factor with some par five holes that play downhill with minimal bunkers. Both courses have large greens, where undulation is kept to a minimum, which adds to the player-friendly reputation.
“I knew that Utah was a paradise for skiing,” said Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora. “And I knew it was a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. But I never dreamed that such quality golf existed in the area. If a visitor came to Heber Valley and did nothing other than play golf, they would still be totally satisfied.”
The episode from Heber Valley begins airing April 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, April 12 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic, North Jersey and Pittsburgh markets.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a clubmaker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show won first place for golf television broadcasts in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 15 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com. Past episodes also can be found on Xfinity On-Demand from Comcast.
For more information about the Traveling Golfer, or to find out how your property can be featured on the show, call TL Golf Services at (610) 279-9220.
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