Holidays in the Hill Country

(AUSTIN, TX, September 28, 2006) This holiday season, why not give the best? Give yourself, family, friends, or business associates the ultimate Holiday gift—a stay at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Give a little magic of the Texas Hill Country.

The Resort is a wonderful place to spend Christmas or New Year’s. Visiting family and friends will be treated like royalty when you make arrangements for their accommodations at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, which also was ranked #39 of the Top 100 Golf Resorts by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. When your family and friends stay here, their holidays will be most memorable.

PLAN THAT HOLIDAY GETAWAY
Christmas Package, December 22 – December 26, 2006, Rates from $143*
Luxurious Accommodations, Daily Breakfast, and Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Dinner

A La Carte Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Dinner, $40++ adults, $16++ children ages 6-12

New Year’s Eve Package, December 31, 2006 – January 1, 2007, Rates from $240*
Luxurious Accommodations, and the New Year’s Eve Gala

Package rates are per person, per night, based on double occupancy. The Christmas package requires a minimum 2-night stay. Tax and service charge are additional. Call 1-800-336-6158 for reservations.

SHOPPING FOR A GOLFER?
For The Golfer in Your Life
If you are shopping for something you can wrap, Barton Creek Resort & Spa has a gift list unlike any other. The Crenshaw Proshop at Barton Creek recently acquired the rights to an exclusive display representing the Tiger Woods lifestyle. Barton Creek is one of only five golf proshops in the world to have this display, and the merchandise rivals any upscale retailer. Give the man in your life a Tiger Woods brand polo shirt, which can be worn on or off the course; these polos are made of luxury cotton and spectacular colors, $85 – $100. Also found in this elite Tiger Woods lifestyle line are Tag Heuer Swiss watches; these precision time pieces begin at $800.

The Crenshaw Proshop also carries many lines of women’s golf apparel that cannot be found in retail outlets. Noted golf instructor with Barton Creek’s Chuck Cook Golf Academy, Barbara Puett, favors the Canadian line, Lija. The quilted jackets, Bermuda shorts and rich colors draw attention off the course as well as on. The selections are too numerous to list and must be seen.

If you have a serious golfer on your shopping list, consider a custom Edel putter. The Chuck Cook Golf Academy at Barton Creek is one of only four golf resorts in the world with this revolutionary putter fitting system and the only place in the world with the left-handed fitting components. There are 18 million different combinations of specifications for one Edel putter, the choice of many golf pros. Price starts at $375.

Need a stocking stuffer? How about Barton Creek logo golf balls for that special golfer? Give a Titleist NXT Tour Sleeve of Barton Creek logo golf balls, $8.50. To purchase any of these proshop items for the holidays, call 1-512-329-4608 to connect directly with the Crenshaw Proshop, or pay Barton Creek a visit!¬

BUSY? SHOP ONLINE
Spa Gift Basket
A beautiful basket filled to the brim with the same products used in the Spa at Barton Creek. Using botanicals indigenous to Austin, Barton Creek created two lines of body products—the Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Texas Mountain Laurel. The Ruby Red grapefruit products benefit the skin by regulating excess oil and moisturizing, while the Texas Mountain Laurel products stimulate and oxygenate the body. The basket includes bath salts, body wash, body scrub, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Select either Ruby Red Grapefruit or Mountain Laurel. Offered for a special price of only $100 through December 31, 2006.

Barton Creek Salsa
The massage therapist elves stole into the kitchens at Barton Creek for this one. The culinary team created this salsa, which is unlike any other. Exclusive to Barton Creek, this salsa has a rich flavor with just the right degree of fire. 16 oz. $6.75

The Ultimate Gift
Give the best this holiday season—a Barton Creek Resort & Spa Gift Certificate. Add a Spa treatment to that Spa Gift Basket, or an overnight package! With championship golf, a full-service spa, fine dining, spacious guest rooms, incredible AAA Four Diamond dining, a Kid’s Club, and more, you can select the right gift certificate for that special someone from Golf, Spa, or Tennis Packages, the Chuck Cook Golf Academy, Bed & Breakfast Packages, Romantic Retreats, or perhaps Spa & Salon services.

Barton Creek Resort & Spa offers a wide selection of other products as well—golf attire, spa products and other merchandise with the Barton Creek logo. Perfect for friends and family or as corporate gifts for meeting and event guests. Be sure to visit the Barton Creek web site for a complete offering of our products. Free shipping is offered on orders totaling more than $100. To shop online, simply go to www.bartoncreek.com, or call 512-329-4583.

Located in Austin, in the heart of the glorious Texas Hill Country, Barton Creek Resort & Spa combines world-class service with its classic brand of Austin casual elegance set in luxurious surroundings. Featuring 300 beautifully appointed rooms, Barton Creek has something for everyone and boasts superior dining experiences, 72 holes of nationally acclaimed championship golf, the industry’s finest meeting facilities and a full-service spa, including a unique line of Texas-themed services. The resort is one of nearly 170 clubs and resorts worldwide owned and operated by Dallas-based ClubCorp, which was founded in 1957 and has approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

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