The six golf courses are led by Ballyowen, currently ranked as the No. 1 public course in New Jersey. Following close behind are the challenging Crystal Springs course, the picturesque Wild Turkey and Cascades courses, the executive-length Minerals course and the player-friendly Black Bear course.
The two hotels include the world-class Grand Cascades Lodge, with spectacular dining, luxurious accommodations and one of the five largest wine cellars in the world. The sports-oriented Minerals Hotel features a world-class fitness center, indoor tennis and racquetball courts, an indoor/outdoor pool, horseback riding and many other activities.
"People really have to see this place in order to understand all there is to offer," explains Chris Mulvihill, son of the resort's founder, the late Gene Mulvihill. "The resort was my father's passion for years and the Grand Cascades Lodge was its crowning glory. When people come here they are amazed by the beauty and captured by all there is to see and do."
The Traveling Golfer show provides in-depth analysis of the very different golf courses - all of which are framed by spectacular mountain surroundings. The different techniques of architects Roger Rulewich and Robert van Hagge are discussed in detail.
In addition, the exciting lifestyle provided at the resort, is presented as an added amenity to the golf smorgasbord. The tour of the 135,000-bottle wine cellar is an unforgettable segment.
"After spending a few days shooting the show I don't know which to talk about more - the great golf and excitement found on the courses, or the incredible luxury and amenities found in the hotels," said Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora. "This mountainous section of New Jersey is so close to Newark airport, and so accessible by many major highways ... yet it seems to be light years away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Crystal Springs really is the nearby getaway."
The episode from Crystal Springs Resort begins airing June 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, June 13 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Comcast SportsNet airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Comcast Network airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a clubmaker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show won first place for golf television broadcasts in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, travelinggolfervideo.com.