What could be better than spending the afternoon on an outstanding course with spectatular views and all of the amenitites that you can wish for. 
        
        Tucked in the foothills of the Chelan Valley along Lake Chelan and the North Cascades National Forest is Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course.  The 50 mile long, almost 1500 foot deep glacier fed lake and the spectatular snow capped peaks provide an unbelievable backdrop for the course opened in 2005.  Below is a press release that we received earlier this year.


"For Immediate Release
For additional information contact
Cory Pickeral Director of Golf at 590-682-8200  

PGA Professionals Name Bear Mountain Ranch
One of Six Favorite New Courses In Country

        Lake Chelan, WA - March 6, 2008 -- The PGA Professionals Guide to Travel recently announced the results of a survey among professional golfers to determine their favorite new courses with one Washington State developer delighted to be among the winners.

        The Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course in Lake Chelan, Washington and five other U.S. courses were named in the publication. According to the newly launched guide, published by the PGA of America, the survey lists PGA Professionals' favorite golf experiences from their travels across the country and around the world with green fees of $125 or less.

        "We are naturally very excited to be part of this prestigious list," stated Cory Pickeral, Director of Golf at Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course. "We always knew it was a spectacular course and a great test of golf. Now, golf professionals from the entire country have confirmed this and we are extremely proud of this tremendous achievement."

        Included in the list was the Chambers Bay Golf Course, which was recently named the site for the U.S. Open in 2015. The other four top new courses were located in California, Connecticut, Idaho and Minnesota.

Head PGA Golf Professional:        
Course Superintendent:        
Website:                                
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Director of Golf:                        
Von Smith
Chris Smith
bearmt.com
(509) 682-8200
(877) 917-8200
(509) 682-5354
Cory Pickeral
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        Opened in 2005 and built as a centerpiece amenity within the 6,000-acre Bear Mountain Ranch community, the 18-hole public play course capitalizes on the mountainside's rolling terrain and carved plateaus to provide golfers with amazing views. Bear Mountain Ranch residents - along with local and visiting golfers - enjoy upscale resort-style services, including private lessons, fully stocked pro shop, golf carts equipped with the latest GPS system, as well as practice and warm-up facilities.

        Overlooking the 55-mile long Lake Chelan, Bear Mountain Ranch is a 6,000-acre residential development surrounded by 20,000-acres of public lands. The four season community features a variety of residential properties including single-family homes, estate-style homes sites on 20-acre parcels as well as a newly announced fractional ownership component.

        Founded in 1969, the PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people nationwide."*

* The press release was provided to us by the Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course.

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