Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Golf Course, Resort Enhancements

Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Golf Course, Resort Enhancements

Destination Hits the Road for Golf Shows in Toronto, Chicago, Boston and More

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – One of the world’s greatest golf destinations just keeps getting better. Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 31 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – will shine this spring following a series of enhancements to its courses and resort amenities.

Ranked in the top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Courses” and “Best Weather,” Hilton Head is the ideal place for golfers to kick-off the spring season. This year’s additions to various resorts include:

  • The Sea Pines Resort—The results of its $55 million capital investment project include the new 26,000 square-foot Harbour Town Clubhouse opening in March, and recently completed Sea Pines Beach Club and Plantation Golf Club. This summer, Harbour Town Golf Links, home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage, will be re-grassed and a state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed. In October, Love Golf Design, the course architecture firm founded and headed by PGA TOUR star Davis Love III and his brother Mark, will begin a complete renovation its historic Ocean Course.

  • Palmetto Dunes—New golf bikes – equipped with golf bags flanking the rear tires—will arrive in March. Experience the Visage GPS system at the famed Robert Trent Jones course. USB ports for charging mobile devices have also been installed in the new golf carts at the Arthur Hills course.

  • The Heritage Golf Collection—The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and the Sonesta Resort each recently received $30 million in renovations. The two upscale beachfront resorts are top hotel choices for guests who enjoy playing at the seven Heritage Golf Collection courses on Hilton Head Island. A re-grassing project at the Robert Cupp course at Palmetto Hall Plantation Club was also completed in September 2014.

    Previews of the new enhancements, golf package getaways and representatives from Hilton Head Golf Island will be available at the following golf shows:

  • Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show, Feb. 20 – 22 at International Centre
  • Cleveland Golf Show, Feb. 20 – 22 at IX Center
  • Chicago Golf Show, Feb. 27 - March 1 at Stephens Convention Center
  • Boston National Golf Expo, Feb. 27 - March 1 at Seaport World Trade Center
  • Michigan Golf Show, March 6 – 8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace
  • Pittsburgh Golf Show, March 13 - 15, 2015 at Monroeville Convention Center

    For more information about the shows above, please contact the Lowcountry Golf Course Owner’s Association at 843.384.5342.

    About Hilton Head Golf Island

    Hilton Head Golf Island features 31 member courses on Hilton Head and Fripp Islands, as well as Bluffton, Beaufort and Jasper counties. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Hilton Head’s Southern hospitality and world-class public and private designs sculpted by vaunted architects Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones. Its territory encompasses many of the great golf courses and resorts of North America and is ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest including “Best Buddies Trip Destination,” “Best Accommodations,” “Best Couples Trip,” “Best Courses,” “Best Food and Drink,” “Best Weather” and “Best Value.”  Home to the world-renowned Sea Pines Resort, the PGA TOUR makes its only South Carolina stop each April at Harbour Town Golf Links for the RBC Heritage. The Lowcountry Golf Course Owners Association, in conjunction with the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Visitor and Conventions Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, launched Hilton Head Golf Island to support the island’s thriving golf market through promotion of golf rounds and packages. For additional information: http://www.HiltonHeadGolfIsland.com, 800.523.3373.

  • March 3, 2015 |  Category: Tourism
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    Galvin Green Launches Golf-Specific ‘Dress for the Weather’ App

    (Växjö, Sweden) – Galvin Green – the world’s leading maker of functional golf clothing for serious players and the No. 1 global golf partner of GORE-TEX® – has launched ‘Dress for the Weather,’ a free app combining course-specific forecasts with advice on optimum attire for any playing condition.

    Offered on the App Store or Google Play, ‘Dress for the Weather’ allows golfers to choose from thousands of courses in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe. It then provides detailed five-day forecasts and recommends the ideal layering solution for expected levels of precipitation, temperature and wind speed. A brief demo video is available at vimeo.com/118823848.

    “We’re constantly exploring ways to add more value to the experience of our customers in connection with the Multi-Layer Concept we pioneered,” says Nicholai Stein, Brand Manager of Galvin Green. “Facing desert heat, howling Scottish winds or anything in between, golfers can stay ahead of the competition by choosing the proper outfit.”

    Aligned with premiere of Galvin Green’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, the app also lets player’s challenge their friends to a match, locate the nearest stockist and stay updated with the latest brand news.

    Based in Sweden, Galvin Green developed the Multi-Layer Concept – golf’s first apparel layering system – more than a decade ago. This distinctive approach uses leading-edge fabric technologies to ensure the dry comfort, thermal regulation and outer protection that helps players optimize performance. Details on this and other elements of the company’s “We Never Compromise” approach can be found at the new GalvinGreen.com.

    About Galvin Green

    Galvin Green is a family-owned business founded in 1990. A pure golf brand, its products – including premium outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories – are available for purchase at better green grass shops and trendygolfusa.com.

    Crafted by golfers for golfers, every garment and layer has been developed to be compatible – providing exceptional comfort, freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Each detail exists because the game demands it.

    Available for purchase at better golf-specialty retail shops in more than 20 countries, the Galvin Green collection features premium, high-performance outerwear, tops, bottoms and accessories for men, women and juniors.

    The line is worn in competition by scores of leading Tour players, including David Lynn (European Tour), Lucas Bjerregaard (European Tour) and Caroline Masson (LPGA Tour).

    For more information: http://www.galvingreen.com.

    March 3, 2015 |  Category: Equipment
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    LACOSTE SIGNS A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ALEXANDER LEVY

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    LACOSTE SIGNS A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ALEXANDER LEVY

    Paris, February 9th 2015

    LACOSTE is pleased to announce the signature of a new partnership with golfer Alexander Levy. The Franco-American player, aged 24, has become one of the LACOSTE ambassadors on and off the golf course. He was also chosen to represent the new golf collection of the brand.

    After a successful amateur career, Alexander joined the professional ranks in 2011. Last year, he won the Volvo China Open and the Portugal Masters becoming the first French player to get two wins in the same year on the European Tour.

    Relying on its authentic sporting roots, LACOSTE is represented today by more than a hundred tennis and golf champions from over 20 different countries such as Alexander Levy, Raphael Jacquelin, Jose-Maria Olazabal, Cristie Kerr, Azahara Muñoz, Gwladys Nocera.

    With a strong sponsorship presence, the brand reinforces its heritage in tennis and golf through world renowned events such as the Australian Open, the French Open, the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the Alstom Open de France, the Evian Championship and the French LACOSTE Ladies Open.

    About LACOSTE :

    For LACOSTE, Life is a Beautiful Sport!

    Since the very first polo was created in 1933, LACOSTE relies on its authentic sportive roots to spring optimism and elegance on the world thanks to a unique and original lifestyle for women, men and children.

    With a vision to be the leading player in the premium casual wear market, the Crocodile brand is today present in 120 countries through a selective distribution network. Two LACOSTE items are sold every second in the world.

    As an international group gathering 10,000 women and men, LACOSTE offers a complete range of products: apparel, leather goods, fragrances, footwear, eyewear, home wear, watches and underwear, all of them being elaborated in the most qualitative, responsible and ethical way. In 2013, the brand garnered a turnover of 1.8 billion euros.

    For more information : http://www.lacoste.com.

    Press Contact

    LACOSTE

    Etienne Pigeonneau, PR Manager Sports and Licencees

    Tel. : +33 1 44 58 12 12 Email : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    February 18, 2015 |  Category:
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    Independent Tests Prove Exotics Unbeatable.

    Batavia, IL (February 17, 2015) – An independent robot club test performed at Golf Laboratories, Inc. in San Diego, California, confirms that the Exotics E8 Beta fairway wood is truly the longest fairway wood in golf. The E8 Beta was tested against the newest fairway woods on the market and the results continue to support ‘Exotics legendary distance’ reputation and distinguish the technology as the best in the market place.

    “The E8 Beta fairway wood dominated this test,” stated David Glod, president and founder of Tour Edge Golf.  “The advanced Beta Titanium cup face is the leading factor in its success.  Titanium is stronger than other materials which allows us to make it thinner for more spring like effect and faster ball speeds, equaling more distance.  Our cup face technology combined with combo brazing is our perfect recipe for maximum distance and performance.

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    The E8 product line features Tour Edge’s lifetime warranty and 30-day play guarantee.  Exotics E8 Beta fairway wood stock shaft is the Aldila Rogue Silver and Black. E8 Beta model: 3 (12 degree), 3 (13 degree), 3 (15 degree), 4 (16.5 degree), 5 (18 degree).  Suggested retail E8 Beta $299.99.  For more information, call (800) 515-3343 or visit http://www.touredge.com.

    Located in Batavia, IL, Tour Edge manufacturers and sells golf clubs under both the Exotics and Tour Edge brands.  Exotics golf clubs are for those who demand the finest performing golf clubs in the world.  With experienced designers and smaller production runs, Exotics by Tour Edge can bring futuristic technologies to the marketplace months, even years, ahead of its time. Exotics’ manufactures the finest quality, high-technology golf clubs and hand-assembles them one club at a time.  The company’s clubs are distributed throughout the United States and the world.  High resolution images are available at http://www.touredge.com

    February 18, 2015 |  Category: Equipment
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    GOLF INC. NAMES QUIVIRA THE 2014 DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

    LOS CABOS, Mexico (Feb. 11, 2015) - Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), the exclusive 1,850-acre development at the tip of Baja California Sur in Los Cabos, has garnered another prestigious award. Golf Inc., a revered golf industry publication, has cited Quivira as the “2014 Development of the Year,” honoring the $40-million Jack Nicklaus-designed layout and community with a first place award as the world’s finest golf facility opened last year.

    Quivira, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views, is already considered Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community. This master-planned community occupies a spectacular natural landscape and encompasses the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, the Montecristo Luxury Villas and the high-end real estate communities of Copala and Novaispania Residences. The centerpiece of the development is the Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse.

    According to the report, published in the January/February 2015 issue of Golf Inc., “Jack Nicklaus designed Quivira with the elements in mind. All 18 holes have ocean views, with seven holes playing toward, away from or along the ocean. The sand dunes of the rolling desert foothills and gusts of wind from the Pacific Ocean are natural hazards. And the vivid colors and contours of the granite cliffs should challenge and awe golfers.”

    Significantly, Golf Inc. made the first change in 12 years to its evaluation process, adding economic and environmental sustainability as criteria. According to the publication, “project vision accounted for 40 percent of the judging, course routing was 15 percent, aesthetics were 25 percent, and environmental and economic sustainability were 20 percent.” The diversity of criteria, coupled with stiff international competition, make Quivira’s award all the more momentous.

    Quivira genuinely impressed Golf Inc.’s judges. “An audacious project with lofty goals that seems to have been beautifully realized,” commented David Southworth of Southworth Development. “The routing goes to lengths (literally) to make the most of its oceanfront setting.”

    According to Nicklaus, “We designed it (Quivira) in such a way that allowed the elements to be a part of what’s going on and freely adjust with the course over time.” Nicklaus, who worked with the natural landscape of the property, kept the residential development’s land plan fully intact. The golf course, like the development itself, has received overwhelmingly positive reviews since its debut in December, 2014.

    Nicklaus said Quivira’s windswept, ever-changing property posed design difficulties “but ultimately led to an award-winning course” at a spectacular residential development ranked among the best in Latin America.
    The Quivira Development was also recently named as the “Best for Living Abroad” in LINKS Magazine’s 2015 Special Edition for Real Estate. The real estate in Quivira currently encompasses Copala luxury homes and condominiums and the Novaispania residences.

    Copala is a full-time home and condominium community in the heart of the Quivira Los Cabos. The ocean view master-planned development will showcase beautifully designed homes and luxurious one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums.  The first condominium building will be ready in June 2015.

    Novaispania’s 44 luxury fractional ownership residences are situated on approximately one-third acre lots and offer brilliant views of the blue waters of the Sea of Cortes as it merges with the Pacific Ocean. The residences are a little paradise unto their own, with charming streetscapes accented by walking paths that lead to beautiful gardens, waterfalls and quiet sitting areas.

    Quivira Los Cabos is located only five minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

    For reservations or further information access the web sites at http://www.quiviragolfclub.com and http://www.pueblobonito.com or call 1-800-990-8250 to customize a visit.

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    About Quivira Los Cabos

    Quivira (pronounced key-vee-ra), Mexico’s premier luxury residential resort community, is situated at Land’s End on the Baja Peninsula, with more than three miles of pristine golden beaches, picturesque desert cliffs and panoramic ocean views. This exclusive 1,850-acre master-planned community, founded by renowned resort developer Ernesto Coppel, is a paradise of elegance, serenity and service. Occupying a spectacular natural landscape, Quivira Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, is complemented by an exclusive oceanfront clubhouse. Quivira Los Cabos is the ultimate destination for residents and guests to live, love and celebrate life.

    About Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas

    Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas has eight award-winning resorts in two destinations, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán, all offering luxury all-inclusive options. Each of the properties has its own personality, design and ambiance, yet all share the same high level of impeccable quality and distinguished atmosphere. In Cabo San Lucas, the adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway, while Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, with its large, all ocean-view suites, is perfect for families. Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, an exclusive gated community, features private two- or three-bedroom villas spaced along a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, both located on El Médano beach, have the best to offer vacationers looking to be right in the middle of all the Cabo action. In Mazatlán, the elegant jewel Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a private beach, while the charming Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán, is located in the famous Golden Zone. Both resorts are great for family vacations and romantic getaways.

    For more information visit http://www.pueblobonito.com, find us https://www.facebook.com/PuebloBonitoResort and follow us on Twitter @PuebloBonito.

    February 12, 2015 |  Category: Tourism
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    Vietnam to Host World Masters for Club Golfers


    Danang, 12 February 2015—After 20 years of staging successful World Masters tournaments in Australia, New Zealand and Thailand, Go Golfing has partnered with Golfasian to host the inaugural Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship in Danang from 6 to 12 September 2015.

    World Masters Tournaments are open to club golfers aged 35 years and over. Competition is offered in age and handicap divisions. Playing with golfers of a similar age and standard, from all over the world, is a major draw card for World Masters events.

    Accor, one of the world’s biggest chain of hotels and resorts, is the main sponsor of the Vietnam World Masters. Accor’s Chief Operating Officer and golf enthusiast, Patrick Basset, says it is an honor to take part in such a major golf event. “We are excited to break new ground in our sports involvement in Vietnam with the launch of the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship 2015. This tournament will welcome hundreds of golfers and onlookers, playing at Danang’s world-class golf courses, while pampering themselves in our best-in-class hotels. The ultimate objective of this tournament is introduce Danang as a premium golf destination and bring attention to the accommodations, facilities and golf itineraries that are second to none in this region.”

    Participants can choose to stay at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort which will host all tournament functions and dinners, while the Novotel Danang Premier Han River is another accommodation alternative.
    “As a partner of the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship 2015, we are so proud to be associated with this world-class golf event” said Timothy Nott, General Manager of Pullman Danang Beach Resort.

    “We are delighted to host Vietnam’s biggest 19th hole festivities and golf presentations each night during the tournament as well as providing the luxurious beachside accommodation for the event.  We are confident the Accor Vietnam World Master Golf Championship will be the new benchmark for masters events in the region and look forward to many years of partnership,” he added.

    The all-inclusive tournament package boasts 6 nights’ accommodation, 4 rounds with caddies and carts, nightly social events with food, beverage and entertainment, welcome and presentation dinners, a player pack with tournament shirt, personalized caddie bib and country flag, US$10,000 in prizes and much more. There is also an attractive program of events and day tour options for non-players.

    For full information and to register for the Accor Vietnam World Masters Golf Championship visit http://www.vietnamworldmasters.com. You will need to be quick, the inaugural event is limited to just 200 golfers.​

    February 12, 2015 |  Category: Tourism
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    World Golf Foundation, Industry Leaders Launch ‘Golf For Her’ Website

    World Golf Foundation, Industry Leaders Launch ‘Golf For Her’ Website

    Content to Highlight Beginner Programs, Women-Friendly Courses, Networking Events

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) – World Golf Foundation – the non-profit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values – today at the PGA Merchandise Show launches a new women’s website, http://www.GolfForHer.com, designed to increase women’s participation in the game.

    A revolutionary collaboration with the major entities in golf, the resource site is designed to attract and support female golfers of all ages and abilities. Contributing organizations include the LPGA, the PGA of America, the PGA TOUR, The First Tee, the USGA, ClubCorp, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Golf Digest and GOLF 20/20, a subsidiary of the World Golf Foundation.

    Select website features:

  • Individual sections for new players, recreational players, competitive players and juniors.
  • Details on beginner programs, such as Get Golf Ready, which starts at $99 for five group lessons.
  • Information on women’s networking opportunities, golf outings and charity events across the country.
  • Tips about rules of the game, etiquette, equipment and instruction.
  • News updates from women’s professional, collegiate, amateur and junior golf.
  • Information on America’s best women-friendly golf courses and female instructors.
  • Live social media feeds with real-time updates, spurring direct connectivity to the sources that matter to women golfers.

    “The ‘Golf For Her’ website is an engaging tool to introduce new and encourage existing female players by showcasing the fun, networking and lifestyle aspects of the game,” says Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation. “We strive to make it an innovative and appealing content aggregator for women golfers to visit and refer to others. The focus will be fresh, organized information while also embracing the emotional and human interest side of the game.”

    “This a place where women golfers can find answers to their questions,” says GolfForHer.com launch ambassador Stacy Lewis, the No.1 player in women’s golf.  “We’re all so quick to jump on the internet these days for answers, so this site makes perfect sense. Anything we can do to get more women into the game and to help them be more comfortable on the course is great.”

    Lewis’ tips for new women golfers, juniors and parents will be featured in several sections throughout the site.

    To visit the new website, go to http://www.GolfForHer.com.

    About World Golf Foundation

    The World Golf Foundation (WGF) is a nonprofit organization that develops and supports initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. The Foundation, which was founded in 1993 and is supported by major international golf organizations and professional Tours, provides oversight to World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, The First Tee, GOLF 20/20 and other industry initiatives in support of its mission.  As sole founding partner of the World Golf Foundation, Shell Oil Company provides financial support and plays a lead role in charitable initiatives aimed at introducing golf to young people, and through the golf experience promotes scholastic achievement, community service and those values intrinsic to the game of golf: honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.

    For more information about the WGF, visit http://www.worldgolffoundation.org.

  • January 25, 2015 |  Category: Business
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