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Gig Harbor Central To The Top Golf Courses In Western Washington

Chambers Bay, Gold Mountain, McCormick Woods and more courses in Gig Harbor’s backyard

 Gig Harbor, WA – April 21st, 2015 – As the upcoming U.S. Open puts Chambers Bay and Pierce County on the map, golfers are taking note of the many other excellent golf courses in the surrounding region. Geographically and hospitality-wise, Gig Harbor is perfectly situated to both the famed links-style course, as well as ten other sought-out courses, all within an hour’s drive or less.

 “Gig Harbor is at the center of some of the best golf in Washington,” said Karen Scott, Tourism and Communications Director, City of Gig Harbor. “Beyond proximity, Gig Harbor delivers amenities golfers seek out in a destination – great food, local watering holes, welcoming lodging, and more.”

Proximity to top courses

Gig Harbor is 8.5 miles from Chambers Bay, the municipal course and park created from a former quarry. Both Canterwood and Madrona Links are located in Gig Harbor. Gold Mountain, The Home Course, McCormick Woods, Trophy Lake, and Washington National are within a 30-minute drive. White Horse, Salish Cliffs and Alderbrook are within an hour’s drive.

 Welcoming golfers and golf fans

Both of Gig Harbor’s largest lodging establishments are currently offering golf packages. And, in addition to sprucing up, the City of Gig Harbor introduced a concierge desk for U.S. Open goers.

The INN at Gig Harbor partnered with Canterwood Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole, private course in Gig Harbor, on its Stay and Play! package. The package includes overnight accommodations in a Jacuzzi or fireplace suite, 18 holes of golf including golf cart and driving range access, in-room welcome snack with Heritage Distilling spirits on arrival, and a full American breakfast. Cost is $269, plus tax, for single or double occupancy. Package rate is for one green fee, per room, per night. For reservations and pricing for additional nights or rounds, please call 253.858.1111.

 The Wesley Inn, an 82-room and suite Best Western PLUS hotel, will tailor make a package to suit a golfer’s tastes and wishes. Tailor Made Golf may include confirmed tee times, restaurant suggestions and/or reservations, as well as any other available personalized requests and activities. Cost varies depending of length of stay, greens fees and courses played. For reservations, please call 888.462.0002 or 253.858.9690 or email sales@wesleyinn.com.

To assist those interested in being in the area for the U.S. Open, Gig Harbor has a concierge service to provide information about where to stay, play and dine, as well as how to get from here to there. The Gig Harbor concierge desk can be reached by calling 253.853.3554 or by visiting www.OpenInGigHarbor.com

 About Chambers Bay and the 2015 U.S. Open

Chambers Bay is the first municipal course to host the prestigious U.S. Open championship, and it will the first time this tournament has been played in the State of Washington. The Scottish-style links course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and opened in 2007, is considered to be one of the most difficult courses in the country.

 About Gig Harbor

Known as the most picturesque harbor in the Northwest, Gig Harbor is an easily accessible, relaxing destination with lots to see and do. Gig Harbor offers waterfront and uptown shopping, fine and casual dining, and overnight lodging in small to mid-size inns and bed and breakfasts. Yachting is big here with private marinas and a public boat dock. Kayak, paddleboard and boat rentals are available, as are harbor boat tours. The community’s fishing village heritage is evidenced at the Harbor History Museum and public landmarks. Several top golf courses including Chambers Bay and Gold Mountain are a short drive away, while trails, parks and charming neighborhoods invite walking and cycling. Delightful festivals and inspiring events add to the mix.

Gig Harbor is located 23 miles from Seattle via the Bremerton ferry and 15 miles from downtown Tacoma. Seattle Tacoma International Airport is 45 minutes away, and Portland International is three and a half hours. Tacoma Narrows Airport is located in Gig Harbor.

For additional visitor information on Gig Harbor, Washington’s Maritime City, please access www.gigharborguide.com.

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Scott, City of Gig Harbor, Tourism & Communications Director
(253) 853-3554
scottk@cityofgigharbor.net www.gigharborguide.com