Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Highlight 2018 French Lick Resort Golf Packages

 

Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Highlight 2018 French Lick Resort Golf Packages

New options add to the Buddy trip, couples, and girlfriend golf getaway experiences

French Lick, IN – One of the country’s premier historic golf destinations, French Lick Resort, nestled among the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana, has been a place that legends, champions, and golf aficionados have been experiencing since the early 20th century.

Serious golfers in the Midwest and nationwide seeking a historic golf adventure and experience the only golf destination in the world that features a combination of hall of fame designers Donald Ross and Pete Dye together with two historic hotels should consider French Lick Resort.

Golfers can now book 2018 golf packages, which includes a variety of new offerings along with its popular mainstays like the Hall of Fame and Donald Ross Experience packages. Whether it’s a buddy trip, couples retreat, or a girls-getaway, you will find a package to suit your needs.

Eagles, Birdies, and Pigeons Package

Take your best shots on the golf course and now off the course with this ultimate experience that combines golf with the adventure of sporting clays on the new 73-acre shooting range. Located along the Lost River behind West Baden Spring Hotel, twelve stations offer a wide variety of targets and trajectories. This golf and sporting clays package includes two-nights lodging at either hotel, a day of golf on both the Donald Ross and Pete Dye courses together with a 50 target/50 shells sporting clays package on the day of arrival or departure. This package is available for groups of 12 or more.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $737 per person based on double occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $797 per person based on double occupancy Single occupancy rates available on request.

Hall of Fame Package

The resort’s most popular golf package and the best way to experience this award-winning golf destination includes playing the resort’s two legendary courses designed by Hall of Fame architects – Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Each are ranked among the Top 100 in America’s Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked as the No. 1 and 2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana.

The package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of unlimited golf on The Pete Dye Course, a day of unlimited golf at The Donald Ross Course, unlimited use of the driving range and practice facility, bag storage, and shuttle service.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $559 per person based on double occupancy; or $649 per person based on single occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $589 per person based on double occupancy; or $709 per person based on single occupancy A $30 forecaddie fee (per person, per round) is required at The Pete Dye Course and is not included in package pricing. Forecaddie available on request at The Donald Ross Course.

Donald Ross Experience

With over 100 years of history, The Donald Ross Course at French Lick offers the chance to experience golf the way it was meant to be played. Experience old-school links golf on a classic Ross course situated in the rolling hills of the countryside. This package includes two days of golf on The Donald Ross Course plus overnight accommodations at either resort hotel. Carts are included for all rounds, as is complimentary shuttle service to the course.

French Lick Springs Hotel – starting at $334 per person based on double occupancy; or $428 per person based on single occupancy West Baden Springs Hotel – starting at $354 per person based on double occupancy; or $468 per person based on single occupancy Forecaddie available on request at The Donald Ross Course.

The Pete Dye VIP Learning Experience

When it comes to a high-end exclusive golf experience and some of the best golf instruction in the country, French Lick Resort is one of the leaders, and they have now combined the two creating the Pete Dye VIP Learning Experience. Serious golf aficionados will spend four-nights at either hotel, three-days of golf on the Pete Dye Course, and four-hours of private personalized instruction at the Pete Dye range with top instructors and some of the leading swing technology to improve your game. Call for pricing.

For more information and to view additional golf package options, visit http://www.frenchlick.com/golf/packages or call our reservation specialists at (888) 936-9360.

About French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a Midwest travel destination that includes West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and the French Lick Casino. Restored to its historic glory after a $560 million renovation, this resort in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana features 686 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot casino; meeting and event space totaling 163,000 square feet; 45 holes of golf, including two of the state’s top-rated public courses in The Pete Dye Course at French Lick and The Donald Ross Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms; and an array of fine dining and family-friendly entertainment and recreation options. Visit www.frenchlick.com

Celebrate This Holiday Season On A Cornucopia Of Golf Courses With Founders Group International

Pine Lakes Country Club Golf Course Review
The clubhouse and putting green at Pine Lakes Country Club

Celebrate This Holiday Season On A Cornucopia Of Golf Courses With Founders Group International

Founders Is The Premiere Golf Course Owner In America’s Golf Capital, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

November 7, 2017, Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Founders Group International (FGI) is inviting golfers to celebrate the holidays in the warm South Carolina weather on any of its 22 golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. You could say they have a cornucopia of courses to test your skills as we lead into the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

“From the beginner golfer to the most skilled, FGI has a golf course for an enjoyable round,” said Steve Mays, acting president of Founders Group International. “The weather is just starting to cool down to below 70 degrees and the heavy summer crowds are gone. It’s a great time to enjoy this fall weather on a course that fits your skill level.”

Myrtlewood Golf Club (read GolfBlogger’s Myrtlewood Palmetto Golf Course Review), in the heart of Myrtle Beach, is one of the most popular courses in the area because it’s in the middle of Myrtle Beach and just right for the average golfer. The Palmetto course has a traditional design that offers gentle sloping fairways with a variety of hazards, bunkers, and large, subtle undulating greens. PineHills course uses mounding and water hazards to challenge the mainstream golfer. Both courses are along the Intracoastal Waterway and surrounded by some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions.

Pine Lakes Country Club (read GolfBlogger’s Pine Lakes Country Club Review), known as the Granddaddy of Myrtle Beach golf, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Built upon natural dunes less than a half mile from the ocean, it features numerous freshwater lakes and rolling fairways. Designed by architect Robert White, the first president of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America and a co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, Pine Lakes has surpassed its initial glory after a complete restoration. This year, the course brought back the traditional Scottish garb and the clam chowder for what it’s so well-known, making it a must-visit on the next Myrtle Beach golf trip.

Grande Dunes Resort Club (read GolfBlogger’s Grand Dunes Resort Review) offers a challenging game of golf. Its spectacular layout, a Roger Rulewich Group design, is positioned on a high bluff creating a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway. The par-four No. 9 runs right along the estuary. And, the No. 14, a downward lying par three crosses a dammed section of the Waterway, providing a beautiful background from the tee box. Named the “National Golf Course of the Year” by the National Golf Course Owners Association of America, it was also the host site of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship.

To book tee times on these, or any of FGI’s 22 courses, go to foundersgroupinternational.com.

Grande Dunes Resort Club
About Founders Group International

Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., America’s seaside golf capital.

Those courses include Pine Lakes Country Club, the “granddaddy” of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship; and Grande Dunes Resort Club, home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.

FGI administers www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlet Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider’s 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI’s assets, including “top-100 caliber” courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

More information about Founders Group International, is available at www.foundersgroupinternational.com, www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

 Innisbrook Resort Re-opens North Golf Course After Greens Renovation

Innisbrook North

 

 Innisbrook Resort Re-opens North Golf Course After Greens Renovation

Restoration of all 18 greens still honors the original design of course architect Larry Packard

 PALM HARBOR, FL., November 3, 2017 – Innisbrook, a Salamander Resort has completed the renovation of the putting surface on all 18 greens on its popular North Course, one of four championship layouts at the Tampa Bay-area resort. The course officially celebrated its re-opening today with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 18th green.

The six-month renovation process began on June 5 using a no-till method of turf replacement, resulting in a firmer, more consistent playing surface.  The greens were planted with TifEagle Bermuda Grass – the same exceptional putting surface the PGA TOUR professionals raved about in this year’s Valspar Championship on Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course.

“The North Course is re-opening with an exceptional putting surface that our guests and members will truly enjoy playing,” said Innisbrook Managing Director Mike Williams. “We never rest on our success as a nationally recognized PGA TOUR venue, and the popularity of the North Course offers yet another championship golf venue that attracts golfers from all over the world.”

The renovation project also included the conditioning of the bunkers, general maintenance and clearing of all storm canals, and some trimming and pruning to reduce shading and create access to the greens as originally designed by Larry Packard. The sizes of the greens were also expanded where shrinkage had occurred over the years, allowing for additional pin placements.

The North Course is one of four championship golf courses at Innisbrook, which is operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila Johnson. The North Course is the second Salamander course to re-open in two days. On November 2, the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach re-opened after a 13-month restoration. Both courses are part of the Salamander Golf Collection.

 In addition to championship golf, the resort also features 500 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, the luxury Salamander Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

 For additional information call 727.942.2000 or visit www.innisbrookgolfresort.com.

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel re-imagined which opened in July 2017; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in summer 2018. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR on its Copperhead Course; the elegant Reunion Resort in Orlando, which includes Signature Course designs from Nicklaus, Palmer and Watson; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information, visit www.SalamanderHotels.com.

 

Kingsmill Fall Golf Packages

Cool temps don’t faze real golfers. If anything, the courses are less crowded and good deals are to be found. Take Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia where the LPGA plays each May. As the leaves fall, so do the prices, and back by popular demand is the Best Golf Package Ever ($139/person for one round of golf, AAA Four Diamond accommodations and breakfast overlooking the historic James River).
The package could be written on a scorecard:
  • One round of golf on the Palmer-designed Plantation Course
  • Accommodations for one night in a guestroom
  • Complimentary golf cart, range balls and club storage
  • Full hot breakfast in Elements 1010
  • Use of our new fitness room, indoor and outdoor pools
  • Transportation around the property and to popular area attractions (seasonally)
Available SundayThursday only. Rate starting at $139/person based on double occupancy. Some restrictions apply; Based on availability. Please call upon booking to schedule tee time to ensure preferred time. Available through March 15, 2018.
About Kingsmill Resort
Kingsmill Resort is an AAA Four Diamond condo resort. Located on the James River off I-64 between Richmond and Norfolk the property is within minutes from Williamsburg’s numerous destinations including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, The College of William & Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

Escape the Cold with Hilton Head Golf Island’s Winter Packages

Escape the Cold with Hilton Head Golf Island’s Winter Packages

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – ranked the top island in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler – offers golf lovers an ideal respite from the cold.

Featuring more than 30 member courses on Hilton Head and in the surrounding area, HHGI is known for its unique combination of Southern hospitality, temperate climate and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects. A variety of winter stay-and-play packages further entice golf enthusiasts to visit as the temperature plummets up north.

The Sea Pines Resort’s “Villa Golf Package” features a round on each of the property’s three championship courses plus accommodations in a private, fully-equipped villa. Starting at $218 (based on quadruple occupancy), it is an ideal way to experience Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. Available through February, this four-day, three-night getaway also includes complimentary replays on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. For reservations call 843.842.8484.

Available through March, The Heritage Golf Collection’s “Golfer’s Dream Package” is perfect for those who want a variety of courses from which to choose. The deal combines three nights’ accommodations in a spectacular villa with three rounds on any of The Heritage Golf Collection’s five Hilton Head layouts. Starting at $105 (based on quadruple occupancy), additional perks include complimentary range balls prior to rounds, a 20% discount on pro shop merchandise and 10% dining discount at local restaurants. For reservations call 843.681.1706.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort’s “Birdies and Beer Package” offers three nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom resort-view villa, three rounds of golf on your choice of a trio of championship courses with cart, complimentary range balls plus breakfast and beers. Two hours of court time per day at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, pro shop and dining discounts and priority access to all resort activities and amenities are also included. Rates start at $160 (based on four-person occupancy) through February. For reservations call855.450.4861.

Starting at $125 (based on double occupancy and six or more golfers), Fripp Island’s stay and play packageincludes nightly accommodations and 18 holes at Ocean Creek Golf Course with complimentary cart, range balls and afternoon replays. A great way to experience St. Helena Island – just north of Hilton Head – this package is available through December. For reservations call 843.838.1558.

“Combat the doldrums of winter with a getaway to the ultimate golf destination,” suggests Cary Corbitt, President of the Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association. “With direct flights available from 14 cities year-round, it’s never been easier to visit ‘Golf Island.’”

Offering unbeatable value, courses for players of all abilities and pleasant year-round weather, Hilton Head Island is one of the world’s premier golf destinations. In addition to being named the “No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S.” by Travel + Leisure magazine readers, Hilton Head has also received accolades from Golfweek, Golf Channel’s Golf Advisor and the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel.

All packages are priced per person, per night. For more information on the International Association of Golf Tour Operators’ 2016 North American “Golf Destination of the Year,” call 800.523.3373 or visitwww.hiltonheadgolfisland.org.

About Hilton Head Golf Island
Hilton Head Golf Island features more than 30 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones.

Getting to “Golf Island” is easier than ever from East Coast and Midwest population centers. JetBlue Airwaysoperates non-stop flights from Boston (BOS) and New York City (LGA / JFK) to Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Allegiant Air also flies non-stop from Indianapolis (IND), Cincinnati (CVG), Baltimore (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT), among others cities.  Fourteen other locales offer non-stop service to SAV including Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.” Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages.

CORAL HOSPITALITY COMPLETES RENOVATIONS AT ROSEDALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

CORAL HOSPITALITY COMPLETES RENOVATIONS AT ROSEDALE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

 Design Refresh at Award-Winning Bradenton, Florida Course Includes 22,000-Square-Foot Clubhouse

 Naples, Fla. – October 18, 2017 – Coral Hospitality (www.CoralHospitality.com), a full-service hospitality management company, today announced the completion of the second phase of its improvement project at Rosedale Golf & Country Club in Bradenton, Florida. Updates made during this recent phase, which represented a $750,000 investment, include a full interior renovation and design enhancements at the 22,000-square-foot clubhouse including the lobby, restaurant, bar, community room and pro shop. More than 500 members were invited to experience the new design, which exemplifies a contemporary coastal style, during a ribbon-cutting celebration on September 30.

“Rosedale Golf & Country Club is truly an incredible country club and we are thrilled to be able to provide our members and guests with an exceptional club centerpiece to socialize, dine and celebrate,” said Christopher Schaeffer, president of Coral Hospitality. “We were privileged to partner with a world-renowned designer, Clive Daniel Hospitality, to transform Rosedale’s clubhouse with a clean, transitional design.”

The newly refreshed clubhouse inspires casual elegance with a contemporary coastal style. The fresh, timeless design seamlessly incorporates beautiful, natural elements that bridge the gap between the Club’s impressive indoor and outdoor spaces. Guests will delight in a grand entrance experience at the main lobby – with striking white stone walls, sleek floor and wall coverings, fresh new art, welcoming furniture, lustrous lighting and more. A few more exciting changes include the addition of a new 100-inch-wide, wall-hung fireplace in the bar, which is complemented by a matching 60” wall-hung fireplace in the main dining room. A 72” round contemporary crystal chandelier adds a bit of glamour to the space and illuminates the Club’s newly added, custom-designed carpet featuring a floral motif, and new tables, chairs and tableware.

“It’s absolutely beautiful! Coral Hospitality has done a great job maintaining the golf course and club here,” said Debbie Judge, Rosedale Golf & Country Club member since 2014. “The clubhouse is a gathering place on Friday nights and there is always something to do other than just tennis and golf. We are so excited about this renovation!”

Rosedale Golf & Country Club features a par 72 course with a 22,000 square-foot clubhouse with bistro patio for entertainment and enjoyment. A three-time recipient of the Bradenton Herald’s People’s Choice Awards, Rosedale also features a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a well-appointed fitness center, and an array of exceptional activities.

This second phase of renovations at Rosedale Golf & Country Club represent part of an overall $1.5 million investment at the property since CH6 Rosedale acquired it in October 2015. Coral and its equity partners have launched an aggressive golf growth strategy, committing $150 million and targeting South Florida-based courses and clubs between Tampa and Naples.

For additional information about Coral Hospitality, visit www.CoralHospitality.com or call 239-449-1800. Stay up-to-date on the latest Coral Hospitality news by following @coral_hosp on Twitter or by visiting our Facebook page.

About Coral Hospitality

Founded in 1988, Coral Hospitality is a full-service hospitality management and investment company with three distinctive divisions – Coral Hotels & Resorts, Coral Golf & Country Clubs and Coral Residences & Associations. A market leader that delivers unparalleled service and generates exceptional financial results for clients and investors, Coral takes a unique, full-service approach to the management of its portfolio of hotels, resorts, golf clubs, residences and spas. As a result, Coral isconsistently ranked in Top 5 in REVPAR growth among independent management companies. Coral Hospitality…leveraging powerful, world-class partnerships to create experiences that innovate and inspire.

Fall Golf in French Lick Combines Pete Dye, Donald Ross, and Spectacular Color Views

 

Fall Golf in French Lick Combines Pete Dye, Donald Ross, and Spectacular Color Views

French Lick, IN – Golfers in the Midwest seeking a premier destination to experience fall colors combined with championship golf should proceed directly to French Lick.

Nestled among the Hoosier National Forest, at one of the highest elevation points in the Midwest, is one of America’s premier golf resorts, French Lick Resort.

Over the next few months, the resort’s historic and championship level golf is the perfect activity among the hardwoods that turn to scarlet, rust, gold and orange and frame views that extend 40 miles in many directions. It is one of the most spectacular fall color golf opportunities anywhere in the country.

Fall golf is right around the corner and savvy golfers will be impressed by the colorful views and value. The best way to take advantage of this prime golfing season is through the Hall of Fame Package, and this fall is the last chance to experience the 100th Anniversary Donald Ross Package.

Hall of Fame Package

The resort’s most popular golf package and the best way to experience this award-winning golf destination in the fall includes playing the resort’s two legendary courses designed by Hall of Fame architects – Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Each are ranked among the Top 100 in America’s Greatest Public Courses and are currently ranked as the No. 1 and 2 Courses You Can Play in Indiana.

The package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, a day of unlimited golf on The Pete Dye Course, a day of unlimited golf at The Donald Ross Course, unlimited use of the driving range and practice facility, bag storage, and shuttle service.

100 Years of Legendary Golf Package

In celebration of the Donald Ross Course 100th anniversary in 2017, a limited-edition package is still available through the fall season. Take a step back in time and experience the history of Donald Ross at French Lick. This package includes a one-night stay at either resort hotel, two days of unlimited golf on The Donald Ross Course with cart, breakfast at Hagen’s Club House Restaurant and a LIMITED EDITION collectible gift with a retail value of $299.

For more information and package pricing, visit http://www.frenchlick.com/golf/packages or call our reservation specialists at (888) 936-9360.

About French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a $600 million historic restoration and casino development spread dramatically across 3,000 scenic acres. It encompasses both the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel, which have been fully restored to their original sophistication and luxury, and combine for 689 rooms just one mile apart. The casino, built adjacent to the French Lick Springs Hotel, opened in 2006. West Baden Springs, with its spectacular massive dome, opened in 2007 after having not been used for its original luxurious purpose since 1932. Other facilities and amenities at this world-class golf resort destination include two spas with a 36 treatment rooms (they continue to offer the Pluto Mineral Springs bath), over 51,000 square feet of gaming space, 165,000 square feet of meeting space and a variety of dining and entertainment options. Free shuttle buses serve golfers and visitors from around the world. Visit www.frenchlick.com

Caledonia Golf Vacations Unveils Golftoberfest Stay-and-Play Package Featuring Caledonia and True Blue

Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club

Caledonia Golf Vacations Unveils Golftoberfest Stay-and-Play Package Featuring Caledonia and True Blue

Golfers Can Enjoy 3-Night, 4-Round Package at Two of America’s Top 100 Public Courses

Pawleys Island, S.C. – As the fall golf season approaches, group leaders that want to enjoy the game’s best combination of top 100 golf and value are flocking to the Golftoberfest package offered by Caledonia Golf Vacations.

The three-night four round deal features golf at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club, a pair of Mike Strantz designs that are ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by Golf Magazine.

The deal, which includes accommodations at True Blue condos, allows golfers to enjoy the pair of premier courses in any combination they would like starting at $639. October is the heart of the Myrtle Beach area’s peak fall season when temperatures are ideal – the average high is 77 – and the South Carolina humidity has receded.

Caledonia, which is equal parts art and architecture, plays through a stunning piece of lowcountry land that was once home to a thriving rice plantation. The live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the marshy waters of the Waccamaw Neck, and Strantz’s architectural brilliance combined to make Caledonia one of America’s premier public golf experiences.

Golf Channel’s travel guru Matt Ginella wrote of the course, “I could never imagine a trip to Myrtle and not heading down to Pawleys Island to play Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.”

A round at True Blue, while completely different from a design perspective, is no less captivating. Everything about the 7,126-yard layout is big – the fairways, the greens and most of all, the fun.

Strantz used waste bunkers, which frame many of the course’s fairways, to craft a layout that is among the area’s most visually stunning.

Golf Magazine’s travel expert, Joe Passov, said of True Blue, “From the late, great Strantz’s sublime design to the helpful staff to the tip-top course conditions, this dramatic, watery layout remains a must play in Myrtle Beach.”

For more information on Caledonia, True Blue and Caledonia Golf Vacations, go to www.FishClub.com.

Registration now open for $140,000 Nevada Open presented by Mesquite Gaming

Registration now open for $140,000 Nevada Open presented by Mesquite Gaming in Mesquite, Nev.

Longest-running professional golf tournament in Nevada offers $140,000 prize purse this November

Mesquite, Nev. (July 24, 2017) — Mesquite, Nev., a golf mecca located 80 miles north of Las Vegas, will once again host the Nevada Open, Nov.7-9 at the CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club. For more than four decades, top aspiring golfers from around the country have competed in this historic tournament. This year, the Nevada Open, presented by Mesquite Gaming and sponsored by the Mesquite Resort Association, features a $140,000 prize purse. Additionally, prizes will be awarded for the pro-am and amateur competitions. Registration is now open and the tournament is projected to sell out once again. Interested professionals and amateurs may visit NVOpen.com for information and reservations.

“Mesquite Gaming is proud to once again serve as host of the always-popular Nevada Open event, welcoming top aspiring golfers to Mesquite during our most beautiful time of year,” said Christian Adderson, tournament director for Mesquite Gaming. “At $140,000, the purse is lucrative and we’re looking forward to seeing the top talent that continuously raises the bar for this tournament year-over-year, as they enjoy our beautiful courses and the hospitality this destination has to offer.”

The entry fee for non-affiliated professionals is $725. The fee for PGA of America golf professionals is $500, while Southern Nevada PGA of America professionals are offered a rate of $450. Amateurs are welcome to compete and the entry fee is $350. Amateur entrants will be screened by the tournament committee and those selected will be contacted personally. All entry fees include accommodations for three nights at CasaBlanca Resort. The event is free to all spectators.

Back for the second year is a special pro-am scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6 at The Palms Golf Club. Proceeds from the pro-am will benefit Mesquite Junior Golf. The pro-am will feature a special prize purse for professionals and amateur golfers. Professionals can bring their own amateur team or Nevada Open officials will pair interested professionals with a team of three amateurs. Registration for the pro-am is also now open.

For years, the best up and coming golf professionals have descended on Mesquite to participate in the Nevada Open, many of whom have gone on to play on the web.com and PGA Tours. Notable participants have included PGA TOUR players Craig Barlow, Tony Finau, Graham DaLaet, Kevin Stadler, Boyd Summerhayes and Champions PGA Tour player Jay Don Blake.

In 2016, Kevin Lucas of Folsom, Calif. took home the coveted Nevada Open trophy and a check for $28,000. Finishing at 19-under par, Lucas had four birdies and one eagle on the final championship day. Additional champions of the Nevada Open throughout its history are Robert Gamez, Vic Wilk, Kevin Penner and Tom Lehman.

For more information, visit mesquitegaming.com and follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. For the latest news announcements, executive bios and assets, visit the Mesquite Gaming newsroom.

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About the Mesquite courses
The Cal Olson-designed CasaBlanca Golf Club lies etched into the wetlands of the Virgin Valley, winding in and out of the Virgin River basin, offering a challenging course with a scenic landscape. The golf course offers five sets of tees, allowing golfers of all abilities an exciting golf experience. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course plays to a total of 7,036 yard from the tips. The Palms championship course features two distinct nines. The front nine presents wide fairways and large water features accented with mature palm trees. The back nine offers a thrill ride of elevated tee boxes and places a premium on shot making. The 15th hole boasts a fantastic view of the Virgin River Valley and a chance to let the big dog eat. The Palms plays to 6,804 yards from the tips and is a par 72 course.

About Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite, Nevada, just 80 miles north of Las Vegas, is a growing resort destination in the picturesque Virgin River Valley. Mesquite combines a small-town atmosphere with a multi-faceted array of big-city attractions ranging from 24-hour gaming and fine dining to celebrity entertainment and championship golf. For more information, visit VisitMesquite.com.

About Mesquite Gaming:
Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit www.mesquitegaming.com.