Winter Golf Pentathlon Returns To Crystal Springs Resort

Golf enthusiasts appreciate the opportunity to enjoy a competitive round of golf no matter the weather or season. Crystal Springs Resort in Hardyston, N.J., is providing the perfect excuse to do just that with its second annual Winter Golf Pentathlon on Saturday, February 26.

Crystal Springs Resort, located in the mountains of northern New Jersey less than 50 miles from Manhattan, annually hosts its own version of the 2011 Winter Olympics.

The five competitions include:

Frozen Turkey Challenge on Wild Turkey holes 1, 2 & 18; rental clubs provided
Closest to the Snowman Contest
Stymie Putting Contest in the Crystal Springs Country Club
Two-hole Simulator Tournament
Cabin Fever Shootout, the final event.

Prizes will be awarded to individual contest winners and the top three overall finishers. The grand prize is a membership at Crystal Springs Resort, a $4,000 value.

Registration for the Winter Golf Pentathlon will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the first competition scheduled to begin at 12:30. Included in the entry fee of $99 for general public (special member pricing at $65 for full members and $80 for Rewards Members), is a hot buffet lunch and an awards ceremony with hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soda. The field is limited to 40 participants.

To sign up contact the Crystal Springs Resort Pro Shop at 973/827-1442, ext. 1, or visit the golf calendar of events on the website at and click on the Winter Golf Pentathlon link.

Overnight accommodations are also available. Those who book a hotel room for Saturday receive a free pass to Mountain Creek for Sunday, February 27.

Crystal Springs Resort boasts seven award-winning layouts designed by some of the game's best architects, including Roger Rulewich, George Fazio, Robert von Hagge and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The lineup includes: Ballyowen, recognized as the No. 1 course in the state of New Jersey, and named among the "Top 50 Resort Golf Courses in the U.S." by Golfweek; Black Bear, Cascades, Crystal Springs, Great Gorge, Wild Turkey and Minerals.

Crystal Springs Resort is located just an hour from New York City and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). It's also easily accessible from LaGuardia and JFK, as well as by numerous private aviation facilities.

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