The Sea Pines Resort’s Live Oak Honored by OpenTable’s Diners Choice Awards

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.)  — Live Oak — The Sea Pines Resort’s fresh new culinary experience at The Plantation Golf Club – is ranked in the top 10 in multiple categories in OpenTable’s Diners Choice Awards for South Carolina.

The awards reflect the combined opinions of more than five million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners. Live Oak received honors for “Best Ambiance,” “Great for Brunch,” “Great for Lunch,” “Outdoor Dining” and “Scenic Views.”

Live Oak showcases Lowcountry-inspired cuisine and locally sourced produce and products. Boasting a 35-foot rotunda ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows providing an incredible 270-degree golf course view, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating options. Live Oak is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m

In addition to Live Oak, the recently opened 23,000-square-foot Plantation Golf Club includes an expansive pro shop; 2,000 square feet of event space; and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms.

For more information: www.liveoaklowcountrycuisine.com, (843) 842-1441.

About The Sea Pines Resort

One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s The Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. 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.

The Sea Pines Resort Garners Three TripAdvisor 2014 Certificates of Excellence

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – Hilton Head’s most celebrated leisure retreat – has been honored with multiple TripAdvisor 2014 Certificates of Excellence, solidifying its continued recognition as a world-class destination.The awards celebrate hospitality excellence and are given only to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. In addition to the coveted award bestowed on the resort, The Sea Pines Resort also received a Certificate of Excellence for Harbour Town Golf Links and The Inn at Harbour Town.To qualify for the prestigious TripAdvisor accolade from the world’s largest travel website, hospitality establishments must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five. The reviews are from actual travelers’ personal experiences.“We are delighted to be in the upper echelon of resorts listed on this respected customer-driven travel site,” says John Munro, Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing. “These awards are based on unbiased reviews from our guests and are a testament to our continual commitment to providing extraordinary customer care.”

The Sea Pines Resort is also one of Conde Nast’s “Top 150 Resorts” in the world, and additionally received Celebrated Living’s prestigious “Platinum List” for the third consecutive year. The Inn at Harbour Town – the acclaimed 60-room boutique hotel – has received Four Diamonds and Four Stars from AAA and Forbes, respectively.

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

About The Sea Pines Resort

One of the true crown jewels of American golf, The Sea Pines Resort is home to legendary Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage) designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and the Ocean Course. 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.

In addition to 54 holes of pure Lowcountry golf, Sea Pines features 23 clay tennis courts, Eco-Adventures, water sports, fine and casual dining, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding and five miles of unspoiled beaches.  Guests choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the luxurious 60-room Inn at Harbour Town, a AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member.

Streamsong Celebrates The Open Championship With The Royal Liverpool Package

STREAMSONG, FLORIDA (June 11, 2014) – Celebrate golf’s oldest major championship at one of our country’s best links-style and most-critically acclaimed modern golf resorts. With Streamsong Resort’s Royal Liverpool package, guests can experience the authentic links golf they’ll see during the Open Championship, enjoy Open-themed activities and amenities, and, of course, have a chance to watch some of the game’s finest players compete for one of golf’s top honors.

Available July 13-20, 2014, The Royal Liverpool package features 36 holes of golf (walking) on Streamsong’s award winning courses – Streamsong Red, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and Streamsong Blue, designed by Renaissance Golf Design (Tom Doak). The package also includes a links-style “Florida Chip and Run” lesson; a bye hole competition with a scotch and beer tasting; daily breakfast, featuring an Open Championship-inspired menu; and deluxe Lodge accommodations. The Royal Liverpool package is priced at $199 plus tax per person per night based on double occupancy or $259 plus tax per person per night based on single occupancy.

Tucked away on 16,000 natural acres in central Florida, Streamsong also offers guests a range of unique activities and amenities, including guided bass fishing excursions on the resort’s prolific lakes, sporting clays, a grotto-style spa, tennis and a nature trail.

For availability and reservations, please call 863.428.1000 or visit streamsongresort.com.

About Streamsong Resort
Streamsong® Resort has been developed by The Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. From awe-inspiring golf courses and enchanting nature trails to sumptuous dining and ethereal spa experiences, Streamsong operates in concert with its environment. This appreciation for the land’s inherent beauty creates an unparalleled luxury resort. Streamsong is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company. For more information, visit streamsongresort.com.

Contact:
Christie Zielinski/Audrey Wayne
KemperLesnik
Christie.Zielinski@kemperlesnik.com or 312.217.0582
Audrey.Wayne@kemperlesnik.com or 224.383.6005

Enjoy Your Own “Big Break” Experience at Reynolds Plantation

Greensboro, Ga. – Do you have what it takes to compete on “Big Break”? Find out this summer with a limited-time package at Reynolds Plantation, the award-winning golf resort community located between Atlanta and Augusta and host to this fall’s “Big Break Invitational, Reynolds Plantation.”

The first-ever Big Break Invitational, a four-day tournament featuring previous stars from Golf Channel’s exciting golf reality show, is coming to Reynolds Plantation September 30-October 3.  Tournament play will air live on Golf Channel, as the players contend for a share of a $300,000 total purse. In celebration of this special event, Reynolds Plantation is inviting golfers to take advantage of a summer-long opportunity to play the tournament’s host course, try some of the famous “Big Break” skills challenges and return in the fall to watch the competition.

Available mid-June through September, the Big Break Invitational Experience package begins with a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Great Waters course—host course of the tournament – or any of Reynolds Plantation’s other four award-winning layouts.  Then enjoy an additional 18 holes with complimentary same-day replay on the same course.

Most Friday nights this summer, guests may also participate in the exclusive Big Break Invitational Skills Challenge. Try your luck at some of the same tests of skill previously featured on the Big Break, while competing for daily prizes and a chance to win a spot in the Big Break Invitational pro-am on September 29. This exclusive package also features two four-day grounds admission badges to the Invitational (Spt. 30 – Oct 3), and a limited-edition welcome gift featuring the Big Break Invitational logo.

Additional package components include:

  • Deluxe accommodations in a Reynolds Plantation cottage or condominium
  • Full Southern-style breakfast daily at the Plantation Clubhouse
  • Use of golf practice facilities
  • Additional round of golf on the day of arrival or day of departure may be added for the discounted rate of $99 per person

The per night, per person cost for the Experience ranges from $240-290, depending on date and accommodations and is based on double occupancy.  Great Waters access is based on availability.

For more information access the web site at www.reynoldsplantation.com or call (800) 901-1204.

About Reynolds Plantation
Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., is situated along more than 374 miles of Lake Oconee shoreline and features six championship golf courses, dining, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, marinas, a tennis center and a wellness campus. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa, which was named a 2013 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2012 Forbes Four-Star resort. The community is located about an hour and a half from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information, visit www.reynoldsplantation.com.

Real estate and other amenities are owned by Oconee Land Development Company LLC and/or other subsidiaries and affiliates of MetLife, Inc. (collectively “OLDC”), and are not owned or operated by MetLife. MetLife is not engaged in home building, leasing, resales or brokerage activities at Reynolds Plantation. OLDC may not own homes, condos or cottages; availability varies and is subject to withdrawal without notice. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any of this property. The California Department of Real Estate has not inspected, examined, or qualified this offering. This is not intended to be an offer to sell nor a solicitation of offers to buy real estate in Reynolds Plantation by residents of HI, ID, NY, OR, or any other jurisdiction where prohibited by law. No offering can be made to residents of New York until an offering plan is filed with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Access and rights to recreational amenities may be subject to fees, membership dues or limitations.

Pinehurst Acquires National Golf Club

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (June 2, 2014) Pinehurst Resort & Country Club today announced it has completed the acquisition of National Golf Club under terms finalized with current club owners, the Robinette family. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course, also located in the Village of Pinehurst, opened in 1989 and is the only course by the famed designer in the Sandhills region.

The course will be named Pinehurst No. 9 and is immediately available to Pinehurst Country Club members. Pinehurst Resort guests will begin play at No. 9 in early July.

“We’re very excited to add this ninth course to our offering and look forward to welcoming National’s members to the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club family,” said Jay Biggs, SVP of Golf and Club Operations for Pinehurst. “The golf course presents a challenging test in a beautiful setting that complements our eight other courses.”

The acquisition of National Golf Club reflects Pinehurst’s continued emphasis on enhancing amenities for members and resort guests. Pinehurst recently completed a $4 million renovation of its clubhouse and has plans for an expansive, multi-million dollar aquatics facility targeted for completion in summer 2015.

“On behalf of the Smith and Robinette families, this is an exciting time and great opportunity for the members of National Golf Club,” said Claudia Robinette, President of National Golf Club, Inc. “Pinehurst Resort is synonymous with the great legends of golf, and to be a part of one of the strongest brands in the industry will help National reach its full potential and create lasting value for the members and their property.”

The acquisition gives Pinehurst a collection of courses designed, or restored, by some of the game’s most recognized names, including Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Rees Jones and Ellis Maples.

National Golf Club opened to rave reviews nearly three decades ago and continues to offer one of the top golf experiences in the Sandhills. The club recently underwent a renovation that softened green contours and re-grassed with more consistent A1/A4 bent grass.  National Golf Club also includes a 30,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, five tennis courts, pool, banquet facilities and restaurant.

“We’ve budgeted considerable capital resources for both the golf course and the clubhouse,” said Biggs.  “We will immediately implement enhanced maintenance practices for the golf course and will begin a clubhouse renovation and expansion in the coming months.”

For more information, visit pinehurstmedia.com.

About Pinehurst

Located in the North Carolina heartland, Pinehurst Resort, established in 1895, is a 2,000-acre property featuring an award-winning spa, eight golf courses, tennis, and activities for the family.  Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, PGA Tour Championship and many others.  It will serve as the site of both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014 in back-to-back weeks through an unprecedented decision by the USGA.  See pinehurst.com or call 800-487-4653 for a complete list of events and activities.

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