Good Morning! We follow up on our Lowcountry special of last week with a Part II featuring Lowcountry Discovery visits to nine South Carolina coastal communities. This is your chance to see the communities personally, meet the people who may be future neighbors and try out the amenities. It is a must before you buy.
We also welcome the return of The Virginian, a luxury community devoted to families, world-class amenities and award-winning golf. See below for details on the community. Safe travels!—David Lott, Founder/Publisher
GCH Network Newsletter
Communities On the Water & the Golf Course
Vol. 16, No. 1,078 January 26, 2016 Circ. 15,000
Carolina Living, Part 2 / Lowcountry Discovery Visits
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The Virginian, Bristol, VA
The Virginian Golf Club is an award-winning, private golf community located just 95 miles north of Asheville, NC. The community is know for a magnificent golf course designed by Tom Fazio that has been honored as one of the Top 100 in America by several national publications.
One of the busiest spots in The Virginian community is the Family Center, which features two pools (one Junior Olympic size, the other a children’s pool, playground, Fitness Center with the latest Nautilus and Cardiovascular equipment and two clay and two hard surface tennis courts. Send me more information about The Virginian!
A Top-Rated Community
The Virginian Golf Club has been rated as the third best private golf community in America by the Robb Report and honored by Pinnacle Living/Mountain Homes magazine as the “Most Beautiful Planned Community” in the U.S. (2006).
The social and recreational hub of the The Virginian Golf Club is the 44,000-SF stone and wood clubhouse. Designed by Atlanta architects, Chapman Coyle Chapman, the clubhouse overlooks both sides of the course and features exclusive dining facilities, men’s and women’s locker rooms, the pro shop, bar (for snacks and drinks), administrative offices and Boardroom. Send me more information about The Virginian!
Real Estate: The Virginian
The Virginian offers a wide range of custom homes, cottages, and homesites. Homes are carefully sited to preserve the character of the land and to maintain the natural landscape and panoramic golf course views.
- Homesites from $50,000 – No time limit to build
- Luxury Homes, priced from $475,000
- Real estate includes Cottages, Homes and Resale Homes
- Views include golf, mountain and wooded views
- Rentals available, please inquire for rates and dates
- Send me more information about The Virginian!
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, Callawassie Island
Callawassie Island, SC: Try the amenity-packed 3-day visit.
> Callawassie Island, SC invites visitors to enjoy its amenity-packed Discovery Visit and learn firsthand why it’s such a popular place in the Lowcountry to live. Package includes 3 days/2 nights accommodations for two in an on-island home and unlimited access to the fitness center, two swimming pools and six Har-Tru tennis courts.
You also enjoy unlimited access to both the Clubhouse and River Club, $50 gift certificate for dining, your choice of either a golf or tennis lesson, a session with a personal trainer and personalized real estate tour of Callawassie’s outstanding homes, homesites and amenities. Cost: $299/couple. Send me more information about Callawassie Island!
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC
Kiawah Island, SC: Getaways w/ golf, dining, more.
> Kiawah Island, SC has special wintertime Golf or Gourmet Escape Packages for stays between Nov. 15 and March 3.” Choose between a luxury golf or culinary experience while staying in a private Villa or the luxurious Five-Star Sanctuary hotel. Enjoy either two rounds of golf, two dinners or one of each. Guests have the option of the “Champions Choice” or “Players Choice” packages depending on their taste in restaurants or courses.
Pricing starts at $400/night in the Sanctuary or $300/night in a villa. Guests staying in The Sanctuary will receive valuable resort credits, room category upgrades, late checkouts and arrival amenities for three or four night stays. Send me more information about Kiawah Island!
COLLETON RIVER PLANTATION, Bluffton
Colleton River, SC: Live like a member for 3 days.
> Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton SC invites qualified potential members to try a 3-day Member Experience visit. The package (price is available by request) includes accommodations for two nights in a Colleton River Cottage and a round of golf on the Jack Nicklaus Course and also on the Pete Dye Course.
You’ll also receive lunch both days at the Nicklaus Clubhouse, Halfway Café or the Dye Clubhouse and unlimited use of the pool, tennis club, fitness facilities and the Borland Par-3 Course. Send me more information about Colleton River!
HAMPTON LAKE, Bluffton
Hampton Lake, SC: 3-day visit w/ spa treatments, more.
> Hampton Lake, Bluffton SC invites visitors on a Hampton Getaway Weekend package covering 3 days/2 nights. Enjoy Spa treatments for two, the community pools, boats and kayaks, Fitness Central, walking and biking trails.
You’ll also visit Mother Nature’s Interpretive Center and dine at Backwater Bill’s & Tower, as part of your tour with a property representative. Priced now at a one-time rate of $295. Send me more information about Hampton Lake!
DeBordieu, SC: Rental vacation homes w/ ocean views.
> DeBordieu, Georgetown SC invites you to “Get to Know DeBordieu” by renting a home or villa and enjoying some vacation time. Most homes are available for a minimum 7-night stay from mid-June to mid-August. Then for the rest of the year, unless otherwise noted, properties are available for as little as a two-night stay.
Views include waterfront, oceanfront, near Ocean, golf course and deep creek. Rentals will often come with some kind of membership– Golf, Sports, Tennis or Beach Social—giving you access to various amenities depending on the membership type. Send me more information about DeBordieu!
PALMETTO DUNES, Hilton Head Island
Palmetto Dunes, SC: 10% off rentals, 15% off golf.
> Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head Island SC has a “Discover Palmetto Dunes” promotional rate on lodging, for stays through May 31. Receive 10 percent off select home and villa rentals, plus free tennis court time daily, 20 percent off rentals of bikes, canoes and kayaks plus 15 percent off golf fees at three world-class courses.
Remember to book your reservations by Feb. 28 to qualify for all the discounts. Send me more information about Palmetto Dunes!
HAMPTON HALL, Bluffton
Hampton Hall, SC: 2-night stay w/ golf, dining.
> Hampton Hall, Bluffton SC has an 3-day/2-night “Exploration Package” priced at $350 per couple, including a guided community tour.
The package includes 2 nights’ accommodations at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, one round of golf for two on Hampton Hall’s Signature Pete Dye Course (includes cart fees), tennis for two, lunch for two at the Hampton Hall Golf Grille, plus use of all community amenities. Send me more information about Hampton Hall!
MOSS CREEK PLANTATION, Hilton Head Island
Moss Creek, SC: Member for a Day package.
> Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island SC has a full array of Member for a Day opportunities. “Golf Devil’s Elbow” provides a round of golf, plus lunch in the Grill Room ($45 per person) or dinner in the Grill Room ($55 p/p).
There is also a tennis with lunch or dinner variation, priced at $25 and $35, respectively, and finally there is a fitness-center version of the offer, priced at $45 and $55 which includes an hour of fitness facility usage along with a half-hour personal training session. Send me more information about Moss Creek!
> Oldfield, Okatie SC presents a high-value “Oldfield Discovery Package,” designed for two people who will stay in either a River Cottage or Carriage Home.
Package includes lunch for two at Magnolia Grille or dinner at the River Club, one round of golf for two, river cruise for two with Oldfield River Pro, complimentary access to The Sports Club, Equestrian Center and Outfitter’s Center, use of kayaks and bicycles plus a VIP community tour with a knowledgeable realtor. Cost is $199/night. Send me more information about Oldfield!