The Bethel Inn Resort in Bethel, Maine opens New England‘s only family vacation golf school on Father’s Day weekend, June 13-15, 2008. Most golf courses have golf instruction packages for adults, local club schools, and day camps or clinics for kids but no shared program for parents and children. The Bethel Inn Resort combines a summer vacation with daily golf instruction for the whole family.
Family Golf School with PGA Professional Trainers
The Family Golf School Vacation offers three hours daily of instruction in chipping and putting, iron and wood shots in real playing conditions, not only on the practice green and driving range but on the championship course’s individual holes.
The school is under the direction of Christopher Bourassa, the Bethel Inn Resort’s head golf professional. A PGA member, Bourassa has been a teaching pro since 1987. He has the honor of having taught students playing in all three major tours, the PGA, LPGA and Senior. Golf Director Bourassa notes, “In the past decade The Bethel Inn Resort has taught over 5,000 adults in the Guaranteed Performance School of Golf. We aim to teach over 5,000 youngsters and their families this great game in the decade ahead.”
The Bethel Inn Resort flanks the town common of the historic town of Bethel. Built in 1913, the resort has a main inn with suites, separate guest buildings and condominium accommodations alongside the golf course. The inn has a formal dining room and casual dining in the Millbrook Tavern, outdoor heated pool and fitness center. The 18 hole, 6,663 yard championship golf course was expanded and redesigned in 1988 by Geoffrey Cornish. America‘s Greatest Golf Resorts magazine has rated the course among the top 10 in the Northeast. The golf school is rated among the top schools in New England by Northeast Golf Magazine.
The Family Golf School Vacation, Dates & Other Specials
The Family Golf School Vacation includes two nights lodging in deluxe accommodations; breakfast, lunch and a four course dinner daily; unlimited golf with carts; daily instruction; club rental for adults and children; use of resort amenities including outdoor pool, tennis court, game room, fitness center and lake house for canoeing and kayaking. The package is available the Father’s Day weekend and Sunday through Thursday nights thereafter through August. The minimum age to participate in golf instruction is 8.
July is the PGA’s official Family Golf Month and July 7-13 is the annual Take Your Daughter to the Golf Course Week. Families participating in the resort’s family golf school in July will receive bonuses of a personalized golf “bag tag” and DVD analyzing their golf swings.
Package rates start at $399 per person all inclusive of lodging, meals, golf and resort amenities.
For more information or to book your vaction, please visit: www.bethelinn.com .