Golf Travel News October 10, 2021
Golf Travel News for October 10, 2021 includes news from Hilton Head Golf Island, Myrtle Beach, the Club at Old Cypress, Turning Stone, Primland and Pebble Beach
Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Fall 2021 Golf Packages
Famed Harbour Town Golf Links, Renowned Robert Trent Jones Course Highlight Autumn Offerings
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI), comprising 26 courses across Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper counties, invites golfers to experience pure Lowcountry golf this fall with packages from The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and the Heritage Golf Collection.
Host of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage and home of Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus’ famed Harbour Town Golf Links, The Sea Pines Resort’s Villa Golf Package can be tailored to golf groups of all sizes. Starting at $255 per night, per golfer, packages include a three-night stay in a fully-appointed resort villa, three rounds of golf – one each on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III – and same day, same course replays for $50 on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes.
The Heritage Golf Collection’s Birdies, Beaches and Brews is a wildly popular, all-inclusive experience featuring three nights’ accommodations at the Hampton Inn Hilton Head, three rounds of golf, free replays and range balls, breakfast, a complimentary beer, and one $100 gift card per golfer to be used on merchandise and food. The Heritage Collection includes Oyster Reef, designed by Rees Jones, Shipyard’s Clipper, Galleon and Brigatine courses and Port Royal’s Robber’s Row and Barony courses.
For more information on Hilton Head Golf Island golf packages, courses, golf schools and events, visit www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.
Brittain Resorts Named Title Sponsor Of Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic Tournament
Grand Strand’s Premier Hospitality Group To Sponsor Popular Event
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Brittain Resorts, Myrtle Beach’s premier hospitality group, has been named title sponsor of the Preseason Classic, a 54-hole, two-person team event that annually attracts 300 golfers from 20+ states.
The newly renamed Brittain Resorts Classic powered by MyrtleBeachGolf.com will be played February 7-9, 2022.
Brittain Resorts is an ideal sponsor for an event that brings golfers from across America to Myrtle Beach.
From award-winning, full-service oceanfront resorts to affordable and family-friendly hotels, Brittain Resorts & Hotels has the perfect selection of accommodations and amenities to satisfy the tastes and budgets of all golfers. Featuring a broad range of properties with over 5,300 rooms, suites and condos, 35 onsite restaurants and bars, and 210 pools and lazy rivers, Brittain Resorts annually delivers an unforgettable vacation experience to more than 2.7 million guests.
“Brittain Resorts is the perfect partner for our first event of the year,” Tournament Director Scott Tomasello said. “They have been part of the fabric of the Myrtle Beach community for more than 80 years and staying at a Brittain Resorts property will ensure golfers have a great time on and off the course.”
The Brittain Resorts Classic powered by MyrtleBeachGolf.com will feature a different format of play each day and players will be flighted based on their USGA handicap. Teams will play best ball in the opening round, followed by modified alternate shot and a Texas scramble.
The event costs just $245 per person and has carved out a reputation as one of golf’s most valued-filled events. Much of the value is derived from a golf course lineup that features some of the area’s most popular courses.
The layout’s hosting the eighth annual event are Prestwick, Crown Park, River Edge, Barefoot Love, Aberdeen, River Club, Long Bay, Arrowhead and Tradition Club.
In addition to three rounds of golf, players will also receive a $50 gift card to Sea Captains house, tournament gift, welcome lunch, daily prizes, random drawings, two drink tickets each day, and a final round awards luncheon.
The Club at Olde Cypress to Reopen Remastered Golf Course, Updated Clubhouse in November
New Turf Throughout Naples’ First P.B. Dye Design Headlines Multi-Million-Dollar Project
(NAPLES, Fla.) – The Club at Olde Cypress, one of the most vibrant, active and welcoming private clubs in Southwest Fla., will reopen its remastered P.B. Dye-designed golf course and 34,000-square-foot updated clubhouse in November following a multi-million-dollar investment in the club by owner STOCK Development.
The expansive project entailed the resurfacing of all 18 greens, practice green and chipping area with TifEagle Bermuda; enlarging, leveling and re-grassing tee boxes with Bimini Bermuda; installation of a new subsurface drainage system for rapid expulsion of excess water and new high-performance, artificial turf stations on the driving range for use when the grass tees are closed. To complete the project, the course’s 98 bunkers will be refreshed with new edging, contouring and visually-stunning sand.
Inside Olde Cypress’ clubhouse, Soco Interiors has transformed the golf shop, welcome area and offices with a contemporary palette of crisp whites, sophisticated grays and layered neutrals with accents of deep blue. The woodwork is painted a cool gray and blends perfectly with new silver and wood-accented pendant lighting and a modern sphere-shaped chandelier. Countertops are adorned with sleek Calacatta stone tops, and display areas for clothing and shoes create a neutral backdrop for displaying latest fashion trends.
In addition to the golf shop, the clubhouse upstairs interiors have also been enhanced and refined. New artwork and accessories throughout mix colorful, contemporary pieces with unique textural elements. The dining and ballroom spaces have been modernized with new lighting and flooring. The library has a lighter look with painted wood architectural details that contrast vividly with the fresh white walls.
“The golf course remastering and clubhouse updates honor Olde Cypress’ legacy, while elevating the experience for members of this exclusive club,” says Brian Stock, CEO of STOCK Development. “The multimillion-dollar investment represents the club’s continued commitment to unparalleled service and member experiences.”
For more information visit www.oldecypress.com.
Golf at Turning Stone Fuels Record-Breaking Tourism Numbers for the Region
Increase of 45% Overnight Stays by Golfers in 2021; Visits from Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Tri-State Regions More Than Doubled
Upstate New York’s premier destination resort attracted nearly 50% more golfers this year, with a 45% increase in golfers booking overnight visits and traveling from 41 different states to experience the region and golf at Turning Stone. Visits to Turning Stone in 2021 from Mid-Atlantic golfers more than tripled, and visits from Southeast and Tri-State area golfers doubled.
Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (October 7, 2021) – As the 2021 golf season wraps up, Turning Stone announced today that it has set a new record for the number of guests traveling to Upstate New York to experience its world-class golf courses. The premier destination resort saw a nearly 50% increase in golfers visiting this year, with 45% more golfers booking overnight visits and traveling from 41 different states.
This record-breaking year for golf tourism coincides with a historic level of investments made by the Oneida Indian Nation in the region, including The Cove at Sylvan Beach, a new $25 million vacation destination opening next summer, and significant upgrades at Turning Stone such as an all-new Showroom.
2021 Turning Stone Golf Season by the Numbers:
● Golfers from 41 states visited Turning Stone this year;
● Nearly 50% increase in rounds of golf played;
● 45% increase in overnight stays by golfers;
● Visits from Mid-Atlantic golfers (PA, MD, VA) tripled;
● Visits from Tri-State golfers (NY, NJ, CT) doubled;
● Visits from Southeast golfers doubled.
Turning Stone opened its first 18-hole course – Shenendoah – more than two decades ago and continues to evolve the golf experience. Now with more than 70 golf employees, including many who are PGA Professionals, five golf courses, a state-of-the-art Golf Dome with one of the only indoor short game practice facilities in the country and an expansive Golf Superstore that offers the newest apparel and custom golf fittings, Turning Stone’s golf experience has been touted among the best in the country.
Highland At Primland Named No. 28 Among American’s Greatest 100 Public Courses
MEADOWS OF DAN, Virginia (September 30, 2021) – The numbers are in from Golf Digest course raters, and The Highland Course at Primland, Auberge Resorts Collection, has climbed to No. 28 in the esteemed publication’s biennial compilation – “America’s 100 Greatest of Public Courses, 2021-2022.”
Located within the luxury resort’s 12,000 pristine Blue Ridge Mountains in SW Virginia near the North Carolina border, The Highland Course is revered for its spectacular conditions, scintillating views and a Donald Steel-designed layout that challenges golfers of all levels. Unfurling amid the lush, serene, vast and pristine landscape, the course is the highest-ranked Virginia layout in the newly released list and the only one from the Commonwealth to land in the top 30.
Golfers can book a variety of experiences at Primland with individual rounds, golf school instruction, packages, group events and more. There is also a wide array of after-golf activities and amenities at Primland, such as horseback riding, fly fishing, alfresco yoga and meditation, full-service spa, hiking, sporting clays, RTV trail riding, and stargazing in one of the largest observatories in the Eastern U.S.
The resort offers unique lodging options, including chalet-like Pinnacle Cottages, golf course Fairway Cottages, tree houses perched on the edge of the mountains and luxurious guest rooms and suites at The Lodge.
Hay’s Place to open October 7, bringing Mexican-inspired flavors to Pebble Beach Resorts and its new short course, The Hay
PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. (Oct. 6, 2021) – On October 7, Pebble Beach Company will open Hay’s Place restaurant, the final addition to the new Tiger Woods-designed short course, The Hay. Situated atop Peter Hay Hill, the restaurant will offer a Mexican-inspired menu in a casual setting—the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch, dinner, or after-round drink. From its expansive outdoor patio with fire tables and fire pit seating, guests will be treated to scenic views of The Hay short course and the Pacific Ocean. Hay’s Place is just a short walk from The Lodge at Pebble Beach.
“Hay’s Place offers a fun and lively dining environment that takes advantage of the incredible setting and stunning views at The Hay,” said David Stivers, CEO of Pebble Beach Company. “It is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf, cheer on friends and family as they play The Hay, or simply enjoy the incredible food and drinks.”
Like the short course, Hay’s Place is named for Peter Hay, the former long-time head professional at both Pebble Beach and Del Monte golf courses. Hay’s passion for welcoming newcomers to the game will be reflected in the restaurant’s fun and relaxed atmosphere. The menu will add an enticing new flavor profile to Pebble Beach Resorts’ extensive food and beverage offerings through items such as its ceviche, tin can nachos, a variety of tacos with house-made tortillas, fresh locally-caught fish, and “Tiger’s Fajitas.” A fun, playful kids’ menu is also available. The craft beverage menu features signature margaritas and cocktails, as well as a selection of draft beer and wine.
“We are thrilled for our guests and local community to experience Hay’s Place,” said Stivers. “This is truly a unique offering for our resort and the perfect place to create new Pebble Beach memories.”
Hay’s Place will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.