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HBC Heritage at Seapines Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

A Bit of Background

Following the completion of the Sea Marsh course (now Heron Point) in 1964 and Harbour Town Golf Links in 1969, Hilton Head, by way of Sea Pines, launched an experiment that turned out to be one of the most prestigious and famous annual golf tournaments on the globe.

Today, Hilton Head Island golf courses are known around the world for challenging play and outstanding resort amenities.

harbour town golf links clubhouse, hilton headIn 1969, when Hilton Head Island was just a little-known Lowcountry treasure, Sea Pines developer Charles Fraser announced a PGA-level Tournament to be held at the newly created Harbour Town Golf Links over Thanksgiving weekend and that was the launch of the Heritage Classic.

The purse has spiraled from of $100,000 ($770,000 in today’s

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When Del Webb dubbed the nearly ten-thousand-acre development nestled between the borders of Beaufort and Jasper Counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry Sun City, he was right on.

To summarize an amalgamation of resources into a simple definition, a ‘city is distinguished from other human settlements by its relatively great size, but also by its functions and activities’.

Inside the borders of this unique development there is so much going on that it would take several posts to this blog to do justice in describing them all. Just to enumerate the larger amenities creates an impressive list:

  • Three golf courses (two full-length, one executive):
    • Argent Lakes
    • Hidden Cypress
    • Okatie Creek
  • A twenty-acre lake (Lake Somerset)
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hilton head island concours d'elegance logo

In 1997, when Paul Doerring established "The Cars at The Creek" in Moss Creek Plantation it was a show concentrated on the use of the ‘motor’ in automobiles. Paul Doerring’s dream brought together a few hundred auto aficionados that came to display their vintage automobiles and view those restored and displayed by their fellow enthusiasts. The Cars at The Creek was the direct ancestor of Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance.

Twenty-one years later Doerring’s low key (by comparison) dream has expanded to last ten days and take place in two states.

In 2018, the entire festival will last from October 26 thru November 4, 2018 and will celebrate the colorful history of all motoring experiences from motorcycles to airplanes.

An unbelievably

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discovery museumThere is a destination on Hilton Head Island that combines education, amusement, beauty and several unusual activities for all ages. It is a place of wonder and delight.

It is the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

To understand how unique the Coastal Discovery Museum is, it is important to understand not only the history of the museum but to grasp the fact that the museum celebrates the history of the Carolina Lowcountry on a preserve carved out of a plantation that was part of that history.

Honey Horn plantation, is located along Jarvis Creek, a tributary of Calibogue Sound. The plantation, which was originally (around 1805) 13,000 acres of cotton and rice, has experienced the changes brought about by war, economics and development over

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hilton head island beachI have lived near the Atlantic Ocean all my life. The beaches I have walked can be found within the borders of every state from Maine to Florida and I have enjoyed them all. However, when I first set foot on the sandy shores of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina I knew I had found a magical place.

From that day forward I told anyone who would listen, Hilton Head beaches were the most amazing on the eastern seaboard…and then I received the surprise that altered that bragging claim, (I live minutes from the Hilton Head beaches)

One day, after riding my bike from the beach at Sea Pines (semipublic) to Coligny Beach (public) and back, I was walking my bike off the beach when I was stopped by a couple walking onto the sand.

After they recovered from

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hilton head concours d'elegance, november 4/5, 2017

Early in the twentieth century, when the automobile became a device within the reach of more and more Americans, it was referred to by those folks who had lived during an era when most transportation was provided by horses as ‘a motor.’ The word automobile was not part of the English language until 1895 and even then, only in limited use.

By 1997, when Paul Doerring established "The Cars at The Creek" in Moss Creek Plantation it was a show concentrated on the use of the ‘motor’ in automobiles. Paul Doerring’s dream brought together a few hundred auto aficionados that came to display their vintage automobiles and view those restored and displayed by their fellow enthusiasts.

The Cars at The Creek was the direct ancestor of Hilton Head Island

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It is difficult to explain the kinds of joys in life that can come from calm moments, where the flow of time isn’t as overbearing as in day to day experience. To understand these sorts of moments, one has to really experience them for oneself.

Palmetto Dunes Lagoon FishingFishing in the lagoon systems of Palmetto Dunes is one satisfying way to do this. On the lagoon, there is a smooth interplay of the warm air offset by the occasional cool breeze that blows through the reed grass lining the banks of the lagoon. The wind blows over the water causing ripples drowned in the sun to glisten like cut diamonds. The sea air mingles with the smell of the lush vegetation that permeates the area around the water. Everything seems smooth, and peaceful. Meanwhile the soft buzz of cascades,

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berkeley hall golf club to host 34th annual US women's mid-amateur championship

Berkeley Hall is proud to announce that the golf course there will play host to the 2020 US Women's Mid-Amateur Championship, from August 27 to September 3.

The tournament is well regarded nationally for bringing together some of the top amateur players from across the southeast. The 34th Women's Mid-Amateur Championship will be the third USGA championship hosted by Bluffton's presitgious club, after both the Men's and Women's USGA State Team championships back in 2005.

Rich Forde has agreed to sign on as the Championship General Chairman, along with Adam Kushner, who will be serving as the Championship Director.

About the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

The tournament was first put on back in 1987. It's open to all female amateurs

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fun food adventures: hilton head & the south carolina lowcountry

One of the activities enjoyed and repeated often by old and new citizens of the South Carolina lowcountry is finding, and frequently visiting, restaurants serving lowcountry cuisine. A word about lowcountry cuisine; it's generally thought to be synonymous with Southern Cuisine -- it isn’t. low country boilWhile it shares qualities and attributes with that other delicious class of dining pleasure, lowcountry cooking has strong parallels with New Orleans and Cajun cuisine. It is rich with the blending of the abundant diversity of seafood from the coastal estuaries with local vegetables and meats.

The most popular and flavorful of these true lowcountry dishes is ‘The Lowcountry Boil.’ Designed to feed groups, inexpensively and dating back to the seventeenth century,

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Hilton Head & The South Carolina Lowcountry – An Angelers’ Paradise

When discussing fishing on or from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the defining characteristic is diversity. There is fishing for every level of experience and enthusiasm. Couple that with facilities to support almost every category of sport fishing and you have AN ANGLERS’ PARADISE.

The variety of fish that are caught in the waters around Hilton Head is amazing. The fresh water creeks, streams and rivers yield over forty species of fish, the most frequently caught include:

  • American Eel
  • Black Crappie
  • Blue Catfish
  • Bluegill
  • Bowfin
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Channel Catfish
  • Common Carp
  • Largemouth Bass

There are eighty saltwater species available to the

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