By: Rick Saucier
Here We Go Again!
It’s time for a repeat of our Couples Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Last year was such a success that we have to make the event an annual experience. Many of the folks that attended the inaugural week wanted to make sure we were planning a festival for 2013 so they could return and bring friends. There were many first time visitors to South Carolina included among last year’s attendees. Charleston is definitely one destination you can visit time after time. You will create a week full of new memories and experiences each time you visit.
Mark your calendars and make your plans to attend the 2nd annual Charleston Couples Festival.
Not only has Charleston been named the best tourism destination city in the US for the second consecutive year, but the “Holy City” was named the 2013 number one destination city in the world. Conde Nast Traveler magazine makes the award based on friendliness, ambience, restaurants, shopping, culture/sight-seeing and lodging. I’m adding golf as a category, because who wouldn’t want delicious food, fantastic views, sightseeing, and a touch of history to go along with some great golf.
Here’s a quick snap shot of what to look forward to in 2013.
We begin the 2013 Charleston Couples Festival with check-in November 10th along with 6 nights stay, departing Saturday November 16th. The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn Riverview, and we will kick things off with an opening reception on the top floor, which provides great views of the harbor andCharleston’s skyline. You’ll also be able to start each morning with a great Southern buffet breakfast.
During the week, you’ll enjoy four rounds of golf at top courses in the area. After golf on Monday, enjoy a low country boil and oysters. The week’s experiences also include sight-seeing and walking tours and a carriage ride. You’ll also have the opportunity to venture out on your own for a day or we will be happy to help you make plans for an excursion. We’ll finish the week with a closing reception after golf on Friday.
This years’ golf schedule includes the Dunes West Golf Club, The Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, Charleston National Golf Club and The Links at Stono Ferry. Dunes West is a great ArthurHillsdesigned course where sprawling live oaks surround a gracious clubhouse overlooking Wagner Creek. The championship par 72 course plays 6871 yards and is as challenging and fun as it is pleasing to the eye; a low country setting winding through moss draped oaks and palmetto trees. This will also be the site of the oyster roast and low country boil after golf on Monday.
The Harbor Course at Wild Dunes, designed by Tom Fazio, is both challenging and beautiful. There’s plenty of water here, including lagoons and salt marshes to theIntracoastal Waterway. Bring your “A” game to a course that is a true test of your skills.
The Charleston National Golf Club is a Rees Jones designed course that is open all year. It is rated by Golf Digest as the best non-resort course inCharleston, and true to Mr. Jones’ design, Charleston National requires you to manage your game. Where there is risk there is reward – also a hazard or two!
We’ll end the golf week at the Ron Garl designed Links at Stono Ferry. A true test of the game and a spectacular low country setting, this course is on the site of a historic Revolutionary war battle; the course is sure to please players of all levels.
Price for the event starts at $1,060.00US; single rates are available. Email Rick@golfpackagesofsc.com for more information or visit www.golfpackagesofsc.com/charleston-couples-festival.asp.