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    DIY Pumpkin Face Mask

    Last updated 4 days ago

    The benefits that pumpkin offers your skin are incredible. This Fall favorite, great for all skin types, is rich in Vitamins A and C, as well as Zinc. This pumpkin face mask will soothe and moisturize your skin, leaving it with a healthy glow.


    • 1 tbsp canned pumpkin
    • 1 tsp raw honey
    • 1 tsp vitamin E


    1. Mix all ingredients together
    2. Apply to skin and leave on for 15 minutes
    3. Rinse with cool water.

    Stay connected with The Spa at Turf Valley on Facebook for more DIY spa treatments and tips. Treat yourself to an Autumn spa day with our Pumpkin Spice Scrub, only available during October!

    The New Shark Exhibit at the National Aquarium

    Last updated 5 days ago

    The National Aquarium has brought an exciting new exhibit to the Baltimore area: the Blacktip Reef. This exhibit contains 20 intelligent and majestic sharks. Watch this video for a preview of the new shark exhibit at the National Aquarium.

    The Blacktip Reef exhibit accurately recreates a natural shark habitat. Photographs were taken of the Pacific Reef, and then specialists recreated the reef with a clay model. Even the colors of the rocks in the exhibit match those of the Pacific Reef. The sharks have learned to respond to trainers’ cues for feeding; their favorite food tends to be squid.

    If you are looking for a place to stay in the Washington, D.C. or Baltimore areas, feel free to call Turf Valley at (888) 718-3370. We are proud to offer hotel conference and meeting facilities. For more information about our services, visit our website today.

    The Steps of Mastering Your Golf Swing

    Last updated 12 days ago

    While strength and flexibility help, the game of golf is less about brawn than it is about technique and perseverance. If you are a golf hobbyist or aspiring golf pro who is looking to be on top of your game, practice these tips for mastering each phase of the effective golf swing the next time you are at a hotel with amenable golf facilities.

    Setting up the Ball
    Ball placement may seem trivial to someone who is unacquainted with the intricacies of golf, but all good golfers eventually learn that you cannot have a perfect golf swing without the perfect ball setup. Draw imaginary lines outward from your feet, and place the ball between these lines. Ideal ball placement varies slightly depending on the type of club you are using, but it should always be between the line extending from your front foot and the halfway point between these two imaginary lines. Do not place the ball too close to your feet.

    Gripping the Club
    The perfect grip requires all ten fingers to be on the club, with the thumb and forefinger from each hand forming a V that points to the right shoulder. Professional golfers never grip their clubs too tightly. A lighter grip allows you to swing more freely, hitting the golf ball naturally rather than with jerky force.

    Perfecting Your Backswing
    A good backswing requires your arms, hands, and shoulders to form a triangle and move together as one. Your hips, legs and feet should be firmly planted until contact is made with the ball.

    Following Through
    Once you have your backswing down, the follow through should feel natural. As soon as contact is made with the ball, your hips should rotate to the left as your torso and right foot turn toward the direction in which you want the ball to go.

    Once you have a good handle on your golf swing, take a weekend outing to Turf Valley to play on impeccably maintained courses in the beautiful, rolling hills of Central Maryland between Baltimore and Washington DC. To learn more about our hotel conference facilities, championship golf courses, and resident golf instructors who can help you master your swing and more, call (888) 718-3370.

    Pumpkin Spa Treatment at Turf Valley

    Last updated 18 days ago

    It’s no secret that pumpkin is an all-around Fall favorite. This month only The Spa at Turf Valley is offering a special deal for this seasonal favorite. Treat yourself to a Pumpkin Spice Scrub, Monday-Friday, and enjoy 25%.

    Our pumpkin scrub, only available in October, is handmade and rich in Vitamins A, C, E, & K. Its warm fragrance will take you away to relaxation and renewal. Ideal for dry skin, the scrub is also a natural enzyme peel and will leave your body rejuvenated and moisturized.

    Have a special Autumn spa treatment and take advantage of this great spa deal! The Pumpkin Spice Scrub Fall Therapy of the Month deal is available Monday-Friday in October 2014 only. This is one of our most popular treatments, so be sure to reserve your appointment early at 410.203.2755.

    Amenities to Expect When You Stay at Turf Valley

    Last updated 19 days ago

    Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor, Turf Valley is a resort that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the two major cities nearby. Regardless of whether you are a local looking for a great staycation destination or you will be coming in from outside the mid-Atlantic region and wish to be close to the historical and cultural attractions of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., but also want to be able to relax in a more serene environment, Turf Valley’s amenities should suit you.

    At Turf Valley, you can spend a relaxing day in our luxurious spa, work on your golf game at one of our two 18-hole golf courses, play singles or doubles tennis, or splash around in one of our indoor or outdoor pools. Whenever hunger strikes, you can satiate your appetite with exquisite cuisine prepared by talented chefs at Alexandra’s, a highly regarded American fusion restaurant on site.

    From its proximity to Baltimore, Columbia, and Washington, D.C., to its well-maintained grounds, Turf Valley has loads of advantages that we are eager to share. To learn more about our first-class amenities and hotel conference facilities, call (888) 718-3370.


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