Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FOOTGOLF COMES TO CARSON VALLEY

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Carson Valley Golf Course is the first golf course in Northern Nevada, to introduce the exciting new sport of FootGolf.  Billed s the 'Best Game Ever Invented' FootGolf is a fast paced combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf.
FootGolf is played on its own course, built within a traditional golfc ourse, by kicking a sixze #5 scoccer ball into a 21-inch diameter hole.  The objective is simple, take as few kicks as possible to get the soccer ball in to the FootGolf hole.  The sport is played in over 30 countries worldwide and is at least 28 states in the US.
The Carson Valley FootGolf course was designed in conjunction with the American FootGolf League and is recognized as one their approved 18 hole courses.  The FootGolf course is within the back 9 of the existing golf course, with separate tees and FootGolf holes.  The objectives and rules of the game are the same as the traditional game of golf.  FootGolf is a fast paced game that will not interfere with regular golfers on the course.
"We are very excited to bring this new sport to our golf course," explained Tom Brooks, owner at Carson Valley Golf Course.  "It's a perfect fit for us and our ongoing objective to make access to the course fun and affordable.  We have always taken an innovative approach to the golf business, and FootGolf definitely accomplishes that goal."
FootGolf is played faster that regular golf, so players can expect to spen about 2 hours playing 18 holes of FootGolf.  FootGolf starts every day after 2pm and the cost is $9 for juniors and $18 for adults.  You are encouraged to bring your own soccer ball, but rentals are available.  Please no cleats on the course and yes have plenty of fun!
Carson Valley Golf Course is a privately owned public golf course, operating since 1965.  For more information, www.carsonvalleygolf.com.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Look What's New For The Visitors Center

Visitors Center Now Open

On Saturdays!

 Beginning Saturday April 5th, from 10am-4pm the Visitors Authority will be opening their doors to the Visitors Center, located in the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Hwy 395 North, Ste. C in Gardnerville, NV (775) 782-8145.  Visitors and locals in our community will be able to come in have a cup of coffee and a smile and find various information about the Carson Valley.  We offer our all inclusive Visitors Guide, lodging, trail maps, State maps, maps for all four towns, Gardnerville, Genoa, Minden and Topaz Lake, golfing, gaming, soaring, fishing, birding, swimming, hot springs, arts and culture, historic attractions, and quaint shopping.  We also have information for our neighbors including Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Virginia City and Hope Valley.  This will allow us to serve our visitors and community in a greater capacity as we move toward the warmer months with increased valley events and tourists visiting the area.  Stop by, say hello and see what we offer in the Visitors Center.