Golf Packages of SC Interview - The Olde English District
Ricky Saucier shares one of his favorite golf destinations.
By Brian Weis
Brian Weis, Publisher of GolfTrips.com, interviewed Ricky Saucier from Golf Packages of South Carolina, LLC about one of his favorite golf spots in South Carolina.
Brian Weis: Myrtle Beach is arguably the most popular golf destination in South Carolina. What is another one of your favorite golf destinations or a hidden gem in South Carolina?
Ricky Saucier: The Olde English District is South Carolina's hidden gem for golf. The region is seven area counties located between the state line south of Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC. Most of the area is accessible along the I-77 corridor. The area is known for its rolling hills and hardwoods. The spring and fall is truly spectacular.
Brian Weis: If I was booking a trip, what golf courses would you recommend and give me a feel for a typical package?
Ricky Saucier: A typical package we book is 5 nights and 4 rounds. Costs range from $375 to $525 per person. The range will depend on the chosen courses and hotel accommodations. Four courses that are within 15 minutes of the area hotels include; Tega Cay Golf Club, Springfield Golf Club, Regent Park Golf Club and The Waterford Club. If a group doesn't mind driving a few more miles I typically add a few of these course; Edgewater Golf Club, Fort Mill Golf Club, Cobblestone Park or Cheraw State Park.
Brian Weis: As far as other things to do in the area, can you share a few must sees or must does?
Ricky Saucier: I am a sports fan, so I would recommend taking a short drive north to Charlotte for a NASCAR race, a Carolina Panthers game or the PGA event at Quail Hollow. For history buffs the area is rich with Revolutionary and Civil War landmarks. For the family, the Carowinds Amusement and Water Parks is a blast. For the outdoorsman, the Carolina Adventure
World features 2600 acres devoted to outdoor recreation like ATV and single track trails.
Brian Weis: If someone wanted to book a trip to Old English District, briefly what services do you provide and how can they contact you?
Ricky Saucier: At Golf Packages of South Carolina we customize and book golf packages for 2 to 120 golfers. Our services include securing sleeping accommodations, dinner reservations, tee times and car rental.
You can reach me at 1-888-501-0954 or at Rick@GolfPackagesofSC.com. To learn more about us, check out our website at GolfPackagesofSC.com.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
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