Litchfield CC on The Waccamaw Golf Trail
Golf Travel Tips From The Waccamaw Golf Trail
A golf trip is one of the most anticipated weekends of the year, giving you a chance to spend time with friends, play the game you love, and have a little fun off the course as well.
Only so much can possibly go wrong, right?
We've hosted countless trips and on (exceedingly) rare occasions, we've seen things go sideways. Here are the three biggest golf trip fails; the things you want to avoid having happen at all cost.
1. The No. 1 priority is having a good time and as important as golf is in that equation, the people are even more vital. You could play Waccamaw Golf Trail's four best courses but if you don't like the company you are keeping, it takes the fun out of the day, which leads to our biggest golf trip fail: not knowing how the people in your group will mesh. Know the guys on your trip and if you are adding players, make sure they will blend in and get along, because the last thing you want to deal with is tension. Infighting is the one thing that can kill a good time and it should be avoidable, so long as you do your homework.
2. Money changes hands on nearly every trip, nothing wrong with that, but don't gamble too much. Nothing kills a good time like someone losing next month's mortgage payment. Guys start to get to competitive and you don't want people to lose a sum of money that really matters. We've seen it happen, and it's not a good thing.
3. This one should probably be at the top of your list, but make sure everyone knows the dates of your trip!! People have been known to put the wrong week in the calendar and have failed to arrive when the rest of their group does. If you are a trip leader, reach out to your guys individually and make sure they know when they are supposed to be here.
About The Waccamaw Golf Trail
One of the true hidden gems of golf lies 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, SC and just over an hour north of Charleston. South Carolina's historic Hammock Coast is one of the oldest vacation destinations in America, comprised of the townships of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. Its bounty includes beautiful beaches, superb restaurants and shops, an outstanding selection of accommodations and some of the top-ranked golf courses in America, known collectively as The Waccamaw Golf Trail.
Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge & Conference Center
Casino and Golf in Hayward, WI
Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge & Conference Center, formely LCO Casino, located in Hayward, Wisconson features casino game tables, slot machines, hotel with a buffet-style restaurant, and lounge.
The casino is a drive and putt away Big Fish Golf Club and a dozen other great northwoods golf courses.
Scottish Heights Golf Club and Lodge
Stay and Play in Brockport, PA
The 18 hole golf course at Scottish Heights is enhanced by its roomy guest lodges offering the stay and play option as well as their signature restaurant, Bagpiper's.
Weekend Golf Package $365
2 Dinners, 2 breakfasts, 2 nights lodging 3 days unlimited golf w/cart
Weekday Golf Package $145
1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 night lodging 2 days unlimited golf w/cart
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick
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.
Ten Courses. One Golf Destination.
BOYNE Golf provides the ultimate world-class golf destination with 10 championship caliber courses spanning three resorts. Centered in Michigan's northern lower peninsula, our 153 holes are the products of some of the game's masters including Robert Trent Jones Sr., Arthur Hills, and Donald Ross. From all-inclusive vacation packages, elite instruction with the BOYNE Golf Academy, tournaments, events and so much more, BOYNE Golf truly offers an unrivaled Michigan golf vacation experience.
More Information or call 855-839-2272
Beer, Brats and Birdies
Wisconsin has been in the golf news a lot over the past couple years, from hosting major championships at Whistling Straits and Erin Hills, to the opening of Mike Keiser's spectacular new golf resort, Sand Valley, Wisconsin is a rising golfing destination. You can fit so much great golf into one trip, it's not unlike a golf adventure to Scotland or Ireland. We have world-class golf, with short drives between stops, and some of the friendliest and most welcoming people on the planet! Why are people so friendly in Wisconsin? We don't know, but we are!! We are proud of our great state and want you to feel at home here.
Summer weather in Central Wisconsin is ideal - with warm days and cooler nights. You will actually see the stars at night, and you will very likely return home having seen bald eagles, deer, big wild turkeys AND some cool golf courses!
Golf Central Wisconsin is your gateway to book signature golf packages for your golfing group at some of the best public golf facilities in the state, and we also arrange select tee times within our network of friendly and welcoming Central Wisconsin private golf clubs.
GCW portfolio includes four Central Wisconsin's very best golf courses, and several affordable lodging options:
* Lawsonia Links & Woodlands- Listed in Golf's Digest Top 100 Public Courses!!
* Stevens Point Country Club - Golf Inc's renovation of the year Nominee
* Bulls Eye Country Club - Located in Wisconsin Rapids just 20 Minutes Drive to Sand Valley Golf Resort
Our dedicated golf concierge team ready to help you plan and execute your next great golf trip! You will work with a single point of contact (a real person that lives here in Central Wisconsin) available to answer questions, arrange tee times, and generally point you in the right direction during your entire Wisconsin trip. Getting all the details right is hard- let us help you! Click the button below to learn more.
Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
Where Champions Come To Play
Exceptional course conditions and unparalleled service separates Thornberry Creek at Oneida from all the rest! And, it's the Official Golf Course of the Green Bay Packers. Plan to watch championship golf at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic July 3rd to 8th featuring the world's best women golfers!
We've made the championship golfing experience affordable. Choose the Legends 18 hole championship course, or the Iroquois 9 hole course.
Our Stay and Play Package includes accommodations at the Radisson or Wingate Green Bay.
The ALL IN Package features unlimited golf, food, domestic beer, accommodations and $25 Oneida Casino Free Play.
Book online at www.golfthornberry.com or call (920) 434-7501 today.
Enjoy a summer evening on our patio with Wine Down Wednesdays or Summer Nights live music series. Our Sports Pub offers Wisconsin classic Fish Fry on Fridays, Prime Rib on Saturdays, Oneida Tacos all day Sunday, and much more. Thornberry Creek at Oneida, Wisconsin Golf at its Finest!
Three Distinct Resorts, One Amazing Experience
Eldorado Resorts, Inc. presents a one of a kind, unified and distinguished resort experience with the addition of THE ROW-a newly branded destination in the heart of Reno, uniting the Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno. Stretching across four city blocks, THE ROW encompasses 25 restaurants, 22 bars and lounges, 11 nightspots, over 4,000 luxury rooms and suites and 227,000 square feet of casino space with 3,000 slot machines and 125 table games. In addition, THE ROW has over 4,100 of the best Team Members in the industry.
"THE ROW showcases what we do best- providing our guests with exceptional gaming, dining, entertainment experiences and the family-style service for which we're renowned, all in one destination," said Gregg Carano, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Eldorado Resorts, Inc.
The rebrand is part of Eldorado Resorts, Inc.'s over $100 million investment in renovated rooms and suites, new restaurants and remodeled event spaces and common areas-showcasing northern Nevada's most expansive and modern option for integrated hospitality.
Eldorado Resorts, Inc. acquired Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Reno in 2015. With three interconnected properties, and with the implementation of unified guest services, the overarching brand was imminent. Now, with 20 properties nationwide, the prestige and progressive brand of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. is reflected within the burgeoning growth of Reno.
"It is our responsibility and deep-rooted commitment to the City of Reno to foster its growth," said Carano. "THE ROW provides the convenience of consolidated amenities, with diverse options that cater to all our guests right in the heart of Reno."
As members of the ONE Club-the casino player's club-guests of THE ROW can earn points and redeem awards across all three resorts with one, single reward program. With universal reciprocity in gaming, dining and entertainment, guests can also enjoy the convenience of restaurant-to-room charges across all resorts.
As THE ROW enters phase II of its master renovation plan, guests can expect added amenities through 2019. New to THE ROW later this year is Ruth's Chris Steak House, adding to last year's culinary additions of Canter's Delicatessen, Kanpai Sushi, El Jefe's Cantina, Madame Butterwork's Curious Cafe, The Habit Burger Grill, Piezzetta Pizza Kitchen and Panda Express. The iconic Eldorado Showroom recently underwent renovations, and continues to host nationally-acclaimed performances, including its current show, "Cirque Paris." The casino floor expanded its gaming options with the addition of the Poker Room at Silver Legacy. With new dining options, remodeled event spaces and renovated rooms and suites, THE ROW offers Reno's newest luxury and modern hospitality to accommodate every traveler.