Travel Classics West 2008 Writers Contest
Best Travel Story on Arizona

Open to attendees of Travel Classics West 2008

Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell is a beautiful desert community located a half-hour north of downtown Phoenix, and on the northeastern border of Scottsdale. A sought-after tourist destination, Fountain Hills is home to luxurious resorts, spas and fine dining along with five world-class PGA golf courses within a five-mile radius. The town enjoys sweeping mountain views including Four Peaks, Superstition Mountains and McDowell Mountains. One of the largest recreational areas in Maricopa County, McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers endless biking, hiking and camping opportunities. The town is home to the world's tallest fountain, its most notable landmark and namesake. Fountain Hills/Fort McDowell also boasts endless cultural activities including authentic Yavapai celebrations and arts and crafts festivals.

Media contact: Jessica Hansen, (602) 395-5850

Contest Rules
Enjoy a four-night stay at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, one round of golf for two at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, dinner for two at Ahnala Mesquite Room, and a choice of a 1 1/2-hour horseback ride or a Jeep® tour for two at Fort McDowell Adventures!

A guaranteed spot at 2009 Travel Classics West, October 15-18, 2009, at Fairmont Scottsdale (conference fee included).

*See below for more prize details.

The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino
The Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino offers 248 upscale well-appointed guest rooms and suites for overnight hotel reservations in a desert setting. The resort hotel is the premier lodging choice in the Fountain Hills, Arizona area. It is located on the desert southwest lands of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The We-Ko-Pa Fountain Hills Golf Club is located on-site adjacent to the resort hotel, as is the Fort McDowell Casino.
10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85264 http://www.radissonfortmcdowellresort.com

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club is an award-winning golf facility that consists of the original 18 holes, the Cholla course, and a second 18 holes, the Saguaro course. The courses are ranked as #1 and #2 in Arizona, with the Saguaro course also being ranked by Golfweek panelists as one of the "Top 100 Modern Courses" in America for 2008. Designers Scott Miller and Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw created the masterpiece courses with multiple tee boxes for the enjoyment of all player types. In addition to the two 18-hole courses, there is a large practice facility and a full-service clubhouse. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club was developed and is owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. Located just east of Fountain Hills, the course is located on land that will never be used for residential or commercial development, yielding dramatic views of the Sonoran desert and the surrounding mountains.
18200 East Toh Vee Circle, Fort McDowell, Arizona 85264 http://www.wekopa.com

The Ahnala Mesquite Room
Located in the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, the Ahnala Mesquite Room serves bold Native American cuisine in a modern setting. An array of mesquite-grilled dishes such as the mesquite grilled rib eye steak and mesquite smoked chicken offer a tantalizing rendition of the familiar, while signature dishes such as Yavapai pecan trout and pan-seared scallops take diners on a bold and adventurous ride. A meal at the Ahnala Room is a showcase of the region's native flavors, many of which (including pecans, citrus, and herbs) are picked straight from the adjacent Fort McDowell Yavapai Farm.
10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85264 http://www.radissonfortmcdowellresort.com/dining-ahnala.php

Fort McDowell Adventures
Fort McDowell Adventures is located on the spectacular 25,000 acre Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation just north of Fountain Hills, AZ. It is the premier outdoor activity and event venue in the state of Arizona and features the Sonoran Adventure Center, six unique event venues, and The Wild West Experience.
P.O. Box 17597, Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 http://www.fortmcdowelladventures.com

*Prize must be redeemed by 12/31/10. Guestroom based on availability. Taxes, resort fees, alcoholic beverages & gratuities not included. Excluded expenses must be paid for in cash or with acceptable credit card. Tee times are subject to availability and must be arranged with We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in advance. Horseback ride and Jeep® tour subject to availability and reservations must be arranged with Fort McDowell Adventures in advance. Certain holiday and seasonal blackout dates may apply. Other usage conditions may apply. Call for details.
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