For more information, contact:
Brendan Maloy / Katie Archambault
CM Communications
(617) 536-3400


New England resort offers lodging, breakfast, & golf for $99 per night

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH (March 7, 2007)The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel is delighted to announce the appointment of Douglas A. Ruttle, P.G.A., as Director of Golf. As his first order of business, Doug is proud to present the irresistible rate being offered this summer at the BALSAMS. From Sunday through Thursday, guests will have the opportunity to book the Golf Free Package for only $99 per night. This package includes lodging, breakfast in the main dining room, and 18 holes of golf. The package will be available from May 18th through June 28th and from August 26th through October 14th, 2007.

Golfing has been a guest favorite at The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel since 1897. Legendary golf architect Donald Ross designed the 18-hole PANORAMA championship golf course, which sits beautifully on the western side of Keazer Mountain. The holes flow naturally over the mountainside, and feature Ross' signature elements like deceptively wide fairways, small greens and fescue-walled sand bunkers to challenge golfers of all skill levels.

It's easy to see why Golf Digest® has consistently ranked the course New Hampshire's #1 Public Access Course since 1997.  The 9-hole executive course, COASHAUKEE, is located right next to the hotel and makes for a perfect warm-up round or a just-right challenge for beginners and high handicappers.

Package is subject to availability and rate is per person based on double occupancy. For reservations and information about The BALSAMS, call toll-free at (866) 380-6798 or visit

# # #

Doug Ruttle is no stranger to The BALSAMS having served as Assistant Golf Professional at the resort from 1990-1999. A proud PGA Golf Professional, Doug gained valuable experience in the recent years as Head Golf Pro at the Mount Washington Hotel & Resort and most recently, as Director of Development at The First Tee of Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, NY. At Hiawatha, Doug was responsible for providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. Now, back at the BALSAMS after more than 7 years, Doug brings with him the drive and experience necessary to elevate the BALSAMS to a high level of superiority. He plans to institute the BALSAMS Golf Learning Center and provide guests with valuable personalized instruction. Ruttle explains, “I feel a sense of great pride and enjoyment to return to the BALSAMS where my career as a golf professional began and look forward to sustaining the reputation of quality and excellence already instilled here.”
The BALSAMS is a four-star destination that boasts 202 individually decorated guestrooms and suites; four dining venues, including the Dining Room renown for its sumptuous table d’hote culinary presentations; over 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and banquet space; and unparalleled year-round recreation including nightly entertainment and children’s programs.   For reservations and information about The BALSAMS, call toll-free at (866) 380-6798, or visit online at
<< Back