Experience “Vino Nirvana” with Premier Golf’s Custom Wine and Golf Travel Packages

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Experience “Vino Nirvana” with Premier Golf’s Custom Wine and Golf Travel Packages
(DULUTH, GA) – Premier Golf – experts at world travel and the exclusive distributor of Ryder Cup travel packages since 1991 – is offering select golf itineraries to wine-rich regions around the globe.

Wine / Golf package options include memorable trips to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy and Napa Valley, California. Each package combines golf, wine tours, accommodations and immersive local excursions.

“We’ve crafted some of the most unique golf and wine golf experiences you’ll find anywhere,” said Premier Golf President Jim Ward. “Creating custom, world-class golf experiences is at the heart of what we do – adding the world’s finest wine to a Premier Golf vacation package is icing on the cake.”

Wine / Golf Destinations include:

  • South Africa: The top wineries are concentrated around Cape Town in celebrated areas such as Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester. South African golfers Ernie Els (Stellenbosch) and David Frost (Paarl) have highly successful wineries; top courses to play: Leopard Creek, Fancourt Links, Gary Player Country Club, Arabella Golf Club and Pearl Valley Golf Estate.
  • Australia: The country has over 1,800 golf courses and more than 60 wine regions with a superb selection of Shiraz, Chardonnay and sparkling wines; top courses to play: Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, Royal Adelaide, Victoria Golf Club, New South Wales and Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links.
  • New Zealand: There are 12 major wine regions – Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Gisborne on the North Island and Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Wanaka and Queenstown on the South Island; top courses to play: Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs, Jack’s Point, Kinloch Club.
  • France: France produces billions of bottles of wine each year, including bubbly champagnes, rich reds and crisp whites. France is home to 550 golf courses and will host the 2018 Ryder Cup matches at Le Golf National L’Albatross near Paris; top courses to play: St. Nom la Bretesche, Les Bordes, Chantilly (Vineuil) and Fontainebleu.
  • Italy: There are 20 wine regions throughout the country, producing one-third of the world’s total wine production. The site for Ryder Cup 2022 is Marco Simone Country Club near Rome; top courses to play: Royal Park Roveri, Biella, Castelconturbia, Villa d’Este and Golf Nazionale.
  • Napa Valley: There are more than 400 wineries in the Napa Valley region with tours and tastings galore. Situated near the wineries are two excellent luxury resorts, Silverado Resort & Spa, which has two championship golf courses, and Meritage Resort at Napa; top courses to play: North & South courses at Silverado Resort, Chardonnay Golf Club and Eagle Vines Golf Club.
    Custom or pre-selected itineraries are available for each wine region, including the option to visit more than one on the same trip.

In addition to providing packages to the aforementioned wine / golf destinations, Premier Golf serves packages to many elite U.S. golf hotspots including Bandon Dunes, Streamsong, PGA Village, Destination Kohler and Hilton Head Island.

For more information, visit www.premiergolf.com, or call +800 35461233. (International), 1-866-260-4409 (United States). Premier Golf’s phone lines are open seven days a week.

About Premier Golf

Premier Golf, LLC is a division of Travel Incorporated headquartered in Duluth, Ga. Licensed by the PGA of America since 1988, Premier Golf manages several of the PGA’s travel requirements. Since 1991, the company has been the exclusive source for official Ryder Cup travel packages. Premier Golf is also one of America’s largest and most respected golf tour operators. With offices in Ireland and Scotland, Premier Golf provides golf travel services to classic destinations worldwide including Bandon Dunes, Pebble Beach, PGA Village, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal and others. www.premiergolf.com, 866.260.4409

The Sea Pines Resort Announces Golf Course Opening Dates

The Sea Pines Resort Announces Golf Course Opening Dates

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s most celebrated golf and leisure retreat – announces the opening dates of its three championship golf courses following the clean-up after Hurricane Matthew.

The new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course opens on Monday, Oct. 31. The work of Love Golf Design, Atlantic Dunes is a complete reconstruction of the resort’s historic Ocean Course, the first on Hilton Head. Love, the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain, lead architect Scot Sherman and Mark Love have fashioned entirely rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.

Heron Point by Pete Dye will open on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The layout is currently ranked No. 11 in GOLF Magazine’s “Best Courses Near You in South Carolina.” It was also named 2015’s “Golf Course of the Year” by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association.

Famed Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, is scheduled to open a bit later in November. The course is ranked No. 9 in GOLF Magazine’s 2016-17 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the U.S. and No. 2 in GOLF’s “Best You Can Play Near You” in South Carolina.

“Our golf maintenance crew has done a first-rate job getting our three layouts back to pristine shape,” says Cary Corbitt, Vice President of Sports and Operations. “We’re thrilled our members, property owners and resort guests will soon be back to enjoying 54 holes of world-class golf.”

All of the resort’s operations including The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, Harbour Town Clubhouse, Plantation Golf Club and Sea Pines Beach Club have been open for several weeks. Links, an American Grill at the Harbour Town Clubhouse, The Plantation Club’s “Live Oak” bar and grill featuring Lowcountry cuisine and Coast, oceanfront dining at the Beach Club, are also fully operational and welcoming guests.

Additionally, The Sea Pines Resort’s 400 rental homes and villas offered for guest accommodations all were available shortly after the storm passed through and are vacation ready.

For more information: www.seapines.com, 866.561.8802.

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.

One of the crown jewels in the world of golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to Pete Dye’s classic Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course. The property has recently gone through extensive redevelopment with its Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club both opening in 2014. The new 44,000-square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse opened in March 2015.

Guests may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.