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Great Weather, Variety of Golf Course Offerings Lead to Strong Spring in Daytona Beach

Great Weather, Variety of Golf Course Offerings Lead to Strong Spring in Daytona Beach

From Donald Ross to LPGA International, Daytona Beach Has Something For All Golfers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — While much of the nation battled a harsh winter and a late arriving spring, Daytona Beach, one of golf’s emerging destinations, has enjoyed idyllic spring weather, providing players with pristine conditions and good times on and off the course.

Known as the home of the “Great American Race” and the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach,” savvy group leaders are increasingly discovering the virtues of a Daytona Beach golf trip. As the spring golf season enters its final month and planning for the fall begins, Daytona Beach’s popularity is surging for several reasons.

  • Daytona Beach is home to nearly 30 courses, allowing golfers to build a trip that can accommodate any budget. As the home of LPGA International’s Jones and Hill courses, the area is anchored by a pair of the Sunshine State’s premier layouts, while Crane Lakes, Cypress Head the two designs at Daytona Beach Golf Club help deliver tremendous value.
  • Florida’s mild winters have long made the state a retreat for golfers in search of sunlight, and that winter warmth has another benefit: layouts enjoy optimal conditions during the peak season. With an average high of 74 in March, the Bermuda grass on Daytona Beach’s golf courses is thriving early in the season.
  • Golf is only half the fun, and Daytona Beach is in a class of its own off the course. From Daytona International Speedway to Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and enough nightlife to power a month-long trip, the fun is just beginning when the final putt drops in Daytona Beach.
  • The quality of Daytona Beach’s golf offerings are only enhanced by its proximity to other attractive destinations. The area is a short drive from Bay Hill Golf Club, host of Arnold Palmer’s PGA Tour event, and TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship, providing golfers easy access to a pair of bucket list venues.
  • While there is talk of Daytona Beach emerging as a destination, the reality is the area has deep historical ties to the game. Three local layouts – South Course at Daytona Beach Golf Club, New Smyrna Golf Club and Riviera Country Club – are part of the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The South Course and New Smyrna GC are Donald Ross designs, and Riviera, which oozes charm, is home to the nation’s longest running mini-tour event. All three are classic designs that fans of traditional architecture will appreciate.

For more information, visit www.DaytonaBeach.golf.

 

Reserva Conchal to Host Wine World Festival Sobre las Olas

Reserva Conchal

 

Reserva Conchal to Host Wine World Festival Sobre las Olas

May 19 Event to Include Live Music, Outdoor Cuisines, Gin and Tonic Mixology, Wine Tastings

 

(PLAYA CONCHAL, Costa Rica) – Reserva Conchal – the gated resort community in picturesque Guanacaste – will host the Wine World Festival Sobre las Olas on May 19.

The family-friendly event, which begins at noon, will occur at the community’s private beach club. Guests will enjoy world-renowned wines from around the world (with the opportunity to buy at the winery prices), outdoor cuisines from the best chefs in the Guanacaste region, gin and tonic mixology and wine tasting, and a live concert at sunset. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased online.

“We are thrilled about hosting the Wine World Festival Sobre las Olas,” says Irene Jimenez Gonzalez, marketing manager for Reserva Conchal. “Visitors will not only get a chance to sample the best wines from all over the world, but also experience the serene and beautiful beaches our residents and members enjoy daily.”

Set within Reserva Conchal’s vast 2,300 acres is the all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa, featuring a 60,000-square-foot private Beach Club. Highlights of the resort include an extensive swimming pavilion, modern workout facilities, fine dining, an exquisite spa and a Robert Trent Jones II-designed championship golf course.

Later this year, the W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal will open and place this part of Costa Rica among the elite in world-class destinations. The W will offer 151 guestrooms, and contemporary luxury touches and amenities such as a W Living Room lifestyle lounge, specialty restaurants, meeting space, a destination bar and lounge, an infinity edge pool and spa.

Residents of Reserva Conchal can be as busy or carefree as they desire – and this “Pura Vida” lifestyle that embodies Costa Rica also characterizes the community. Property owners have access to Reserva Conchal’s Beach Club facilities – pool, gym, restaurants and spa.

In addition to the Wine World Festival Sobre las Olas, weekly social events occur at the Beach Club, and nearby activities for the entire family include hiking the numerous trails found inside the community, partaking in many events and happenings at the resort, or enjoying the nearby white-sand beaches and tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Reserva Conchal is ideal for both primary and vacation home ownership. Only 40 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR), it is close to exemplary schools, quaint restaurants, supermarkets, hospitals and endless outdoor activities. The famed beach towns of Guanacaste – Tamarindo and Flamingo – are just minutes away, and World Property Journal recently named Costa Rica the “Best Place to Live and Retire in 2018.”

About Reserva Conchal Beach Resort Golf & Spa

Perched on the edge of Costa Rica’s northern Pacific Coast on the brilliant white sands of Playa Conchal, Reserva Conchal Beach Resort Golf & Spa is the jewel of the Guanacaste region. Spanning 2,300 acres, it is home to the all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort & Spa Play Conchal, luxurious vacation residences and Costa Rica’s most renown golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Property owners enjoy access to the 60,000 square-foot Reserva Conchal Beach Club featuring an extensive swimming pavilion, modern workout facilities, fine dining and world-class spa.

The all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal sits on a pristine stretch of white sand and provides the ultimate in elegance – with personal concierge services at the Royal Beach Club and sumptuous amenities standard of the Westin brand. Additional five-star touches found at the resort include 10 on-site restaurants and bars, an award-winning golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, and a well-appointed spa that offers an array of services and treatments.

Later this year, the W Costa Rica, Reserva Conchal will open and place this part of Costa Rica among the elite in world-class destinations. The W will offer 151 guestrooms, and contemporary luxury touches and amenities such as a W Living Room lifestyle lounge, specialty restaurants, meeting space, a destination bar and lounge, an infinity edge pool and spa.

FRENCH LICK RESORT – A Buddy Trip Golf Destination with Modern and Historic Charm

 

FRENCH LICK RESORT – A Buddy Trip Golf Destination with Modern and Historic Charm

Circle the item that best defines great golf buddy trip destinations:

  1. Quantity of golf;
  2. Quality of golf;
  3. Great dining and lodging venues as well as activities to do in addition to golf;
  4. All of the above.

Write us down for a 4, and note that destinations like French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, Bandon Dunes, Pinehurst, Streamsong, Kiawah and Kohler fit the profile and have earned reputations as great trip destinations for golfers.

Regarded as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the America’s by Golf Digest magazine, French Lick Resort is a top resort in the Midwest and a destination that circles all the items.

For quantity and quality of golf it features 45-holes of championship golf designed by Donald Ross, Pete Dye, and Tom Bendelow.

For dining, lodging and activities there is a choice between a pair of historic and iconic hotel destinations with great restaurants, a casino and many other amenities, as well as short, quick trip access to restaurants and activities like fishing and hunting in the welcoming resort community around French Lick.

Since the early 1900’s, golf has been an integral part of this resort area. Tom Bendelow designed the first course in the area in 1907, and the great Donald Ross designed a course 10 years later that has withstood the test of time. Speaking of time, in 2009 Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye designed a visually stunning masterpiece on timeless property, and it has quickly become one of the most highly acclaimed courses in the country.

The Pete Dye course achieved a rare double honor in 2009 by being selected as America’s best new course by the two leading golf publications in the country – Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. It is located on a dramatic hilltop, which is one of the highest points in the state of Indiana, and offers panoramic views of the Hoosier National Forest that stretch as far as 40 miles.

“I have spent over five decades designing golf courses all over the world, including courses on great coastal sites, and this course at French Lick is on arguably the best inland site I have ever worked on,” Dye has proclaimed.

As for the historic Donald Ross course, it underwent a $4.6 million restoration project in recent years that brought the course back to Ross’s original genius plans. If the Ross course could talk, what stories it could tell from a rich history. It was site of the 1924 PGA Championship won by the legendary Walter Hagen, and has hosted other golf greats and celebrities including Gene Sarazen, Chick Evans, and Bing Crosby.

It is a parkland gem that meanders up and down the rolling hills a few miles from the main resort. The wonderful routing of the holes takes full advantage of the many elevation points for classic Ross green sites, which are sloped dramatically and in classic form from back to front.

French Lick is the only resort in the world that combines the classic historic work of Ross with the extraordinary modern-day work of Dye providing a spectacular opportunity for golfers to experience two of the best designers in golf history on one trip.

A trip that scores a perfect 4 for buddies can be best experienced through French Lick Resort’s Hall of Fame Golf Package. It provides opportunities to play both the Ross and Dye courses all day over a two-day period. Golfers can opt to stay at either the French Lick Springs Hotel, which is connected to the 51,000-square foot casino, or the elegant West Baden Springs Hotel.

Whether the group opts to play 27 or 36 or more in one day, the value can’t be beat with an all-day one-price option. On the arrival day, golfers also receive a 9-hole welcome warmup round on the Bendelow course, which is a classic, fun parkland design.

If all-day golf is not everybody’s option, then beckoning are the spa, pool area or area activities such as private hunting and fishing experiences, a shooting range, or testing luck in the casino.

In the evenings the group can experience a variety of fine dining options at each hotel, or head into the town of French Lick and check out the likes of Brick 33, which is named after its beloved basketball son, Larry Bird.

Write us down for a 4: All of the above.

Visit www.frenchlick.com.

Honours Even As The Golf Course at Adare Manor Is Unveiled To The World

HONOURS EVEN AS THE GOLF COURSE AT ADARE MANOR IS UNVEILED TO THE WORLD

Rory McIlroy & Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington & Shane Lowry share the spoils in ceremonial Exhibition Match to officially launch The Golf Course at Adare Manor and announce the return of the JP McManus Pro-Am in 2020

It was honours even as the combined talents of Rory McIlroy & Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington & Shane Lowry cut the ribbon on The Golf Course at Adare Manor, set to quickly become one of the world’s most celebrated layouts.

With each pair returning a four-ball better ball strokeplay total of four-under-par 68, the match was witnessed by 1,500 spectators and marked the official opening of the wholly reconstructed Tom Fazio-designed championship course at Adare Manor. As a result of their joint success, each pair will donate €250,000 to their chosen charities, including The Rory Foundation, The McGinley Foundation, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation.

Following the match, the players were quick to praise the quality of the golf course, which will now be fully open for play among members and guests, and complement the recently refurbished Manor House.

Four-time Major Champion, Rory McIlroy, said: “The Golf Course is absolutely incredible. With the weather we’ve had for the last few months, to have a course presented like this is phenomenal, so that’s credit to all of the work of the greens staff over the winter. It was a fantastic day.”

One of the most significant developments in Irish golf in recent years, the Exhibition Match drew much attention from global media, who earlier attended a press conference where it was announced the high-profile JP McManus Pro-Am will return to Adare Manor in 2020. The star-studded occasion, which has previously attracted the likes of 14-time Major winner, Tiger Woods, and World No.1, Dustin Johnson, and raised over €100 million for charity in five previous editions, will take place over The Golf Course at Adare Manor from 6-7 July 2020.

Following a two-year reconstruction commissioned by the ownership of the Adare Manor resort, the McManus Family, The Golf Course at Adare Manor is now open to the golfing world. In bringing to life the 7,509-yard championship layout using practices and products like no other in history, the Fazio Design team has established a course capable of hosting the world’s most prestigious golfing events.

Colm Hannon, Chief Executive Officer of Adare Manor, said: “The Exhibition Match to officially open The Golf Course at Adare Manor has been a huge success and we owe a great deal of thanks to each of the players – Rory, Padraig, Paul and Shane – who have made this such an entertaining and memorable day for all of our guests.

“With the support of the McManus Family, we are also delighted that this occasion will benefit a number of very worthy causes and create an instant legacy for the golf course.”

Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, announces inaugural Weiskopf Invitational

The golf course at The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Europe’s finest golf and wine experience. (photo credit – Aidan Bradley)
Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, announces inaugural Weiskopf Invitational
– New golf event marks 45th anniversary of Tom Weiskopf’s 1973 Open victory –
– Celebrated course architect returns to his only Continental European design –
– Members & Guests invited to exclusive event at Italy’s only private golf club –
(Montalcino, Italy – April 4, 2018) The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, has announced the inaugural Weiskopf Invitational, a new golf event to be hosted by former Open Champion and acclaimed course architect Tom Weiskopf.
The exclusive two-day event will mark the 45th anniversary of Weiskopf’s Open victory, one of five titles he won during an extraordinary season that elevated him to among the top three players in the world.
It will also serve as a homecoming to Castiglion del Bosco, Weiskopf’s only course design in Continental Europe and regarded as a landscape masterpiece.
David Waters, General Manager of The Club at Castiglion del Bosco, said: “Opened in 2011, the golf course at Castiglion del Bosco is one of the finest private courses in Europe. The genius of Tom’s design is that the holes are naturally blended into the soft curves and contours of the hills and grasslands. As Tom himself said, ‘It looks as if the course has been there 100 years’.”
David Waters continued: “We are honored that Tom will be returning to Tuscany to host this prestigious international event, which will become an annual fixture for members, guests and invitees.”
The Weiskopf Invitational is one of a series of exclusive international golf and wine events around the world hosted by Castiglion del Bosco’s founders and proprietors, Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo.
Tom Weiskopf said: “It’s an honor to be hosting this event and I am very much looking forward to returning to Castiglion del Bosco, playing some golf with the members and spending time with my wife, Laurie, in what is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
“It was a privilege to work with Massimo Ferragamo to create a golf course on this very special estate. The Tuscan landscape has everything an architect would wish for: mature trees, undulation and water features. It turned out to be a spectacular golf course.”
The Club at Castiglion del Bosco is Italy’s only private golf club, offering members Europe’s finest golf and wine experiences, including privileged access to the estate’s winery, producer of prestigious Brunello wines.
Golf and wine go hand-in-hand at Castiglion del Bosco and the golf course includes a short 19th challenge hole, The Brunello Hole, where members play for a Magnum of Brunello before retiring to the clubhouse.
The Weiskopf Invitational will take place May 18-19, 2018.

TeeTime Tuesdays from Myrtle Beach on Facebook LIVE

Join the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (EST) for TeeTime Tuesdays on Facebook LIVE (@DoubletreeMYR).  We’ll spend 10-15 minutes showcasing top-rated area courses, chatting about golf trends and covering what’s happening on the Tour.

Here’s a schedule of where we’ll be through May:

  • Tuesday April 10th– Legends Heathland Course
  • Tuesday April 17th– Founders @ Pawleys Plantation
  • Tuesday April 24th– Legends Heritage
  • Tuesday May 1st– Founders @ Myrtlewood
  • Tuesday May 8th– Legends Parkland Course
  • Tuesday May 15th– Founders @ Myrtle Beach National
  • Tuesday May 22nd– Legends Moorland Course
  • Tuesday May 29th– Founders @ TPC Myrtle Beach

Considered by many as the golf capital of the world, Myrtle Beach offers exceptional play at a multitude of championship courses for players of varying skill levels. The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach offers overnight hotel guests golf privileges at 27 of the most desirable, difficult and scenic courses in the area.

NCAA Final Four Fun Awaits University of Michigan Fans in San Antonio

NCAA Final Four Fun Awaits University of Michigan Fans in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX (March 26, 2018) – March Madness has descended on the Alamo City, and there will be plenty of on and off-the-court action for Wolverine fans to enjoy during the NCAA Men’s Final Four from March 31 – April 2.

Final Four matchups will take place in San Antonio’s newly renovated Alamodome, which recently welcomed $60 million in upgrades to offer a superior fan experience. Renovations include enhanced video and surround sound, upgraded Wi-Fi coverage, brighter lighting and an expanded concessions concourse. The Alamodome’s H-E-B Plaza features 37,000 square feet of event space and will be a must-see for exciting pre-game activities.

As a top travel destination, San Antonio offers incredible attractions such as its five Spanish Colonial missions, including The Alamo, which are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The world-famous River Walk is now 15 miles long and offers opportunities for river barge tours, hiking, biking and kayaking. Thrill-seekers can get their adrenaline fixes at SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, while Morgan’s Wonderland, a theme park designed with special needs in mind, offers fun for all ages and abilities. For those who enjoy pairing basketball with a bit of culture, the Broadway Cultural Corridor is home to some of San Antonio’s finest museums including the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Witte Museum, The DoSeum, and the McNay Art Museum, plus the San Antonio Zoo and the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

San Antonio is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year and was recently named one of the “Best Destinations in the World” for 2018 by “National Geographic Traveler” for its rich culture, incredible cuisine, year-round events and abundance of entertainment and attractions.

Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for your NCAA Final Four getaway to San Antonio:

NCAA Final Four Fan Activities

The NCAA and the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee will host several free and low-cost fan events during Final Four weekend. At the Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One fans can enjoy interactive sports activities, special performances, photo ops, prizes, autograph sessions and more. The March Madness Music Festival, presented by AT&T, Coke and Capital One, will feature free concerts on two stages from top national performing artists. On Reese’s Final Four Friday on March 30 at the Alamodome, fans can watch all the Final Four teams practice, hear from each head coach and stay for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Reese’s College All-Star game to see top student athletes from around the country play on the Final Four Court. Final Four Dribble presented by Buick is a free event at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, where thousands of children will dribble through San Antonio’s downtown streets. For additional details on all of these Final Four events, please visit ncaa.com/finalfour.

Theme Park Thrills

Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be open to Final Four fans who want to catch some thrills before the big games. A wonderland of sky-scraping rides, water attractions and live shows, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the “Thrill Capital of South Texas.” The theme park offers rides and adventures for all ages. Check the website for park hours.

Aquatica San Antonio, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, will debut its new high-speed racing water slide, Taumata Racer® this spring. Named for a famous hill in New Zealand, Taumata Racer allows riders to zoom downhill head first on foam bodysurfing mats in one of six side-by-side lanes. Plus, don’t miss SeaWorld San Antonio’s newest roller coaster, Wave Breaker™: The Rescue Coaster, inspired by SeaWorld’s more than 30,000 animal rescues.

Culinary Hotspots

In October 2017, San Antonio was designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy for its multicultural culinary heritage and vibrant dining scene, which has evolved from “Tex-Mex” to “Tex-Next.”

At Pearl, a former 1800’s brewery reincarnated as a bustling mixed-use community, visitors will find the third campus of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Tucked among the area’s picturesque green space and unique retail shops are more than 20 acclaimed restaurants, a craft brewery, coffee shops and cocktail and wine bars.

Just minutes from downtown and all of the NCAA action, lies the Southtown neighborhood, which offers a bustling culinary scene among an eclectic mix of hip art galleries intermingled with the charming 1800s German architecture of the King William neighborhood. Longtime dining favorites such as Taco Haven and the Guenther House are sidled up against newer eateries such as Italian hotspot Battalion and the laid back Friendly Spot.

Craft Brews & Cocktails

San Antonio has a colorful history as a beer city, once serving as home to several large breweries including Lone Star and Pearl. Today, the city is home to an evolving collection of craft breweries. Near downtown, you’ll find Alamo Brewery where beer is brewed just a half mile from its namesake, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly Blue Star Brewing Company, HighWheel, which produces beer inspired by flavors around the world, boundary-pushing Freetail and Southerleigh at Pearl.

You’ll find an abundance of margaritas worth writing home about in San Antonio, but for those seeking to explore beyond tequila and lime, the city offers a variety of unique cocktail bars. Paramour offers stunning views paired with playful cocktails. At Haunt at the historic St. Anthony Hotel, each drink is named for a spirit of the property’s past. For bespoke cocktails served in settings reminiscent of bygone eras, Juniper Tar, The Brooklynite and Bohanan’s Bar fit the bill.

For even more San Antonio attractions and events, go to VisitSanAntonio.com/FinalFour.

 

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge To Add Two-Acre Short Game Facility

 

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
To Add Two-Acre Short Game Facility

Facility Will Also See Upgraded Driving Range and Irrigation System

ORLANDO, March 22, 2018 – The Arnold Palmer Design Company, a golf course architecture firm under the Arnold Palmer Group, today announced in the spirit of its founder’s constant and never-ending pursuit of perfection, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge will add an extensive two-acre short game facility and make improvements to the driving range following the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.

The initial enhancements will start with the short-game facility and will feature four greens of varying shapes and sizes along with a collection of bunkers built to different depths and design styles to simulate on-course scenarios. For an image, click here.

“It is important for us to design a facility that showcases on-course scenarios not only found at Bay Hill, but other situations players would find when playing at other top clubs around the world,” said Brandon Johnson, APDC architect and vice president. “The new short game area will allow members and guests to get lost in their practice sessions honing basic shots or experimenting with a variety of recovery shots that incorporate flat pitch slopes, nobs, false fronts, backboards and various bunkers styles.”

To make way for the short game facility expansion, the ninth hole on the Charger Course will be redesigned into an exciting drivable par four. In addition, the Championship Course will get a new state-of-the-art irrigation system installed. This new system will allow the superintendent to manage water outputs more efficiently and accurately resulting in firmer, faster playing conditions on healthier turf grass.

About Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge: Located just minutes from downtown Orlando and area attractions, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard where the PGA TOUR competes each March.  The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru and two DecoTurf courts, a full-service spa and salon, fitness center, a heated Jr. Olympic-size pool, three dining locations, three lounges, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space.

For reservations or membership information, call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429.

Be sure to follow us on social media: Twitter @APBayHill, Instagram @APBayHillClub and Facebook @APBayHill.

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf
The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

The Old White TPC tees off with 105th season of golf

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – (March 15, 2018): The 105th season of golf on The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier officially begins on Friday, March 30, with a special ceremony to mark the historic occasion.

Commencing at 10 a.m., on the iconic first tee, the ceremony includes some anecdotes on the course’s storied past from The Greenbrier historian Dr. Robert Conte, as well as a question and answer session. A ceremonial first ball of the season follows Conte’s remarks, before tee times officially begin for 2018.

“The Old White TPC has an amazing story to tell, and it is a significant part of golf history in the United States,” said Dr. Jill Justice, President, The Greenbrier. “We’re excited about another year of golf on this treasured classic.”

Originally designed and constructed by Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor in 1914, The Old White TPC was named for the well known Old White Hotel, which stood on the resort grounds from 1858 through 1922.

Macdonald, the father of American golf course architecture, modeled several holes from some of the most famous throughout Europe. The 8th Hole was styled after the “Redan” at North Berwick, the 13th after the “Alps” at Prestwick and the 15th after the “Eden” at St. Andrews. His associate, Seth Raynor, assisted in the course construction and returned in the 1920s to oversee updates to the golf course.

Through the years, the course has played host to legendary golfers like Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, as well as presidents and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment.

Since 2010, The Old White TPC has been the host of The Greenbrier Classic, an annual PGA TOUR FedEx Cup event, making it the oldest course on the PGA TOUR. Past champions include Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings, Ted Potter Jr., Jonas Blixt, Angel Cabrera, Danny Lee and Xander Schauffele. A who’s who list of the best golfers in the world have participated in the tournament, including Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, John Daly and many others. The 2018 Greenbrier Classic takes place July 2-8.

After sustaining substantial damage from flood waters in June of 2016, forcing the cancellation of The 2016 Greenbrier Classic less than a month later, The Old White TPC reopened in July of 2017 just in time for the tournament, fully restored by noted golf course architect Keith Foster. By fully embracing the original Macdonald/Raynor elements, the course has been overwhelmingly received by PGA TOUR players and guests alike. Golf Digest named The Old White TPC the Best Restoration of 2017. It was also named one of America’s 100 Best Public Courses by that same publication.

The 2018 golf season on The Old White TPC runs from March 30 through November 26 and is closed only for needed maintenance and preparations for The Greenbrier Classic. Greens fees begin at $300 for registered guests and $350 for non-registered guests. To schedule a tee time, email teetimes@greenbrier.com or call 877-599-9153 (Option 1).

For more information on The Old White TPC or the other exciting golf offerings at America’s Resort – including the recently reconfigured Meadows Course, which is already open for the season, and The Greenbrier Golf Academy, which offers top-level instruction – visit Greenbrier.com/Golf.

About The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It’s best known as “America’s Resort” and is synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. The Greenbrier experience, beginning in 1778, offers a luxurious respite to discerning guests from around the world. The grand scale architecture, Dorothy Draper décor, immaculate attention to detail and legendary gracious service set The Greenbrier apart from all others. Guests walk in the footsteps of Presidents, celebrities and generations of families who regard The Greenbrier as a “one of one” destination. The 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on our breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities, including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, Off-Road Driving and Falconry. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service, 40,000-square-foot world-renowned spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious mineral spas in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand crafted works of art. In addition to The Main Dining Room, The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection is comprised of 19 restaurants, cafés and lounges featuring traditional, award–winning southern-inspired cuisine. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948 and in 2014 was expanded to include a full-service MedSpa and Plastic Surgery Center. The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the pinnacle of luxury real estate, offering exclusive home sites within distinctive neighborhoods across The Greenbrier estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.

PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Now Accepting Entries

PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Now Accepting Entries
PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Now Accepting Entries

 

PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Now Accepting Entries

35th Annual Tournament Expects to Attract 3,000+ Golfers to Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The 35th annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship will begin accepting entries Tuesday, March 13. A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am will be played August 27-31 on 64 of Myrtle Beach’s best courses.

Early entry into the event, which includes at least four rounds of golf, nightly admission to the World’s Largest 19th Hole and a gift bag, is $525 through May 17, a $100 savings off the regular cost. The tournament, which flights players based on age, gender and handicap, is open to all golfers 18 years of age or older.

Players that register by April 12 will be eligible to win one of the 50 random drawing prizes collectively valued at $10,000, including ClubGlove travel bags, PeakVision sunglasses, TaylorMade drivers, putters and wedges, and more.

To register, go to www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.

More than 3,000 players from across America and more than 20 countries are again expected to participate in amateur golf’s most inclusive event.

Players are flighted into nine divisions – men 49 and under, senior men (50-59), mid-senior men (60-69), super senior men (70-79), seasoned seniors (80+), women 49 and under, the gross division, senior (50+) gross division. There is also a “Just For Fun” flight, created for players who want to enjoy the World Am experience without the pressure of competition.

After four days of competition, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that crowns the event’s winner.

While the competition is initially what lures players to this bucket list event, it’s only part of what keeps them coming back. At the heart of the World Am’s appeal is the camaraderie among its participants and much of that kinship is fostered at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.

Each night of the event, the 19th Hole overtakes all 120,000-square feet of the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, providing participants with free food and drinks, live entertainment, celebrity guest appearances, a golf expo and more.

Among the big names that have appeared at the 19th Hole in recent years are David Feherty, Brandel Chamblee, Charlie Rymer and John Daly.

Players will also receive a gift bag that perennially includes a logo’d hat, shirt, PGA Tour Superstore gift card and an assortment of other goodies.

For more information, visit www.MyrtleBeachWorldAmateur.com.