Daufuskie / Sea Pines Named to Top 100 Golf Resorts List

The Sea Pines Resort and Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa were each named among the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” in the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Poll. More than 4,000 of the magazine’s readers evaluated 339 golf resorts they had visited during the past three years. Out of the 339 courses, the magazine chose the top 100 with the highest scores. Sea Pines tied for 61st while Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa was ranked 64th. The rankings were calculated based on seven criteria: Course Design, Speed of Play, Pro Staff, Accommodations, Service, Food/Dining and Facilities.

The Sea Pines Resort features the famed Harbour Town Golf Links, host annually to the Verizon Heritage PGA TOUR event. Many visitors rave about the quality of the Sea Pines Ocean Course and Sea Marsh courses that are also within the 5,000-acre plantation with both Atlantic Ocean and Calibogue Sound views.

Award-winning tennis facilities, exhilarating water sports, a gourmet selection of restaurants, upscale shopping and leisure paths for walking and biking are just some of the amenities at Sea Pines, which also features accomodations ranging from the world-class Inn at Sea Pines to private villa and housing rentals, all within the charm of America's first eco-planned community that includes a 605-acre forest preserve within its gates. For more information, visit www.seapines.com or call (866) 561-8802 toll free.

Highly praised for its golf program as a preeminent Southeastern golf destination, Daufuskie Island Resort has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler more than once. Previously, Daufuskie’s golf program was named “One of the Top Golf Resorts in the World” by the magazine. This latest honor caps a list of awards including the “Top 50 Golf Resorts in North America,” Golf Digest; “Best Golf Resorts in the Southeast,” Travel & Leisure; and “America’s Best Golf Courses,” 2003 Zagat Guide.

Managed by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management, Melrose and Bloody Point, combined together, encompass hundreds of acres sweeping gently across forested hammocks, iridescent blue water, and vividly white sand dunes. While the fairways meander easily through the resort, each hole brings new challenges as the play levels run from easy to difficult. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Daufuskie Island - Melrose Course sweeps along the Atlantic Ocean, offering a challenge and stunning views, while the Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish-designed Daufuskie Island - Bloody Point Course  winds through Daufuskie’s dark-water lagoons and coastal marshes. The naturally beautiful, quiet setting only accentuates the Daufuskie golf experience, as there are no highways, airports or city sounds to distract players from their game.

Located just off the South Carolina coast and accessible only by boat, this serene sea island retreat offers an unrivaled combination of civilization, relaxation and world-class amenities amidst the stunning setting of the South Carolina low country. When not on the links, tennis, horseback riding, boating, fishing and beaches are all awaiting discovery beneath a canopy of ancient live oaks drizzled with Spanish moss. After an afternoon of golf, the Breathe Spa pampers and nourishes with an impressive range of state-of-the-art services including massages, body wraps, facials and a Vichy Shower.

Summer weekly vacation rentals begin at $1,650 per week and overnight golf “Stay and Play” packages including lodging for two, breakfast for two and unlimited golf start at $410 per package per night. Membership packages are also available. For additional special golf day rates, visitors may call the Pro Shop directly at 1.843.341.4810.

Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa is a short but relaxing cruise from the Embarkation Centers on Hilton Head Island or Savannah, Georgia. The 1,200-acre, 220-room property, a stunning yet quietly beautiful full-service beach and coastal resort set among oak-and palm-lined avenues, features a wide range of accommodations, including the Inn at Melrose, Melrose Beach Cottages, Easter Beach Villas, Sandy Lane Villas and well-appointed private vacation home rentals. Managed by The West Paces Hotel Group of Atlanta, Georgia, the Resort has earned numerous accolades, including ranking among the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” on the 2007 Conde Nast Traveler’s Poll; being named one of the Travel Channel’s “Best Island Hotels in America,” and one of Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Golf Resorts in North America.” For additional information, contact Daufuskie Island Resort & Breathe Spa at (800)648-6778 or visit their Web site at www.DaufuskieIslandResort.com.


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