How Great Is Your Green? Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort’s St. Patrick’s Day Survey Shows Golfers Value Greens Consistency Over Anything Else

(San Diego, March 15, 2012) With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s no surprise that Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort has golfers seeing green. But what makes a golf green great? Is it the speed of the grass, the layout of the course, or just the way it makes you feel while you’re playing. Sycuan was curious as well. That’s why they polled some of their most dedicated golfers to find out what makes one green superior to another. Here’s what they found:

46% – Consistent from one tee to the next
39% – Solid texture, smooth greens and firm ground
7% – Speed of the green
4% – Pleasing to the eye, healthy grass and no weeds
4% – Interesting shape or layout

Surprisingly enough, the layout of the course had little effect on how golfers felt about the green. According to the survey, they value consistency over everything else. “We pride ourselves on putting forward the best green possible,” says Tamo Maldonado, Golf Superintendent of Sycuan Golf and Tennis Resort. “We’re glad to be able to offer golfers not only a place to relax, but a consistent green where they can work on improving their skills and enjoy their time on the course.”

ABOUT SYCUAN GOLF & TENNIS RESORT
Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort is a 425-acre golf resort managed by the Sycuan Tribe, and is nestled in the lush Dehesa Valley of El Cajon, California. Just a short 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego, the resort is the perfect place for a vacation, business retreat, conference, tournament or special event. The resort boasts 54 holes of championship golf and offers professional golf instruction through its PGA and LPGA certified Golf Academy. Also included are 11-lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, Primrose Spa, and delicious casual dining options. Offering great values all year long, Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort is a golfer’s paradise. For more information about Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort, please visit www.sycuanresort.com or call 800-457-5568. To schedule a group meeting or special event, please contact Amy Galusha, National Sales Manager at agalusha@sycuanresort.com or 619-219-6066. For press inquiries, please contact Robert Blodgett at 619-573-1061 ext. 311 or Robert@jacobtyler.com.

ABOUT THE SYCUAN BAND OF THE KUMEYAAY NATION
Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the San Diego area for nearly 12,000 years. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, the Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort and Sycuan Casino. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region through its support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations. The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to reinvest in the San Diego community with a progressive business development effort. To date, STDC has purchased Sycuan Golf & Tennis Resort (formerly Singing Hills Country Club) and the historic U.S. Grant Hotel and Conference Center in National City. For more information about Sycuan visit www.sycuan.com.