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ROAD TRIP OPTIONS G


BY: PARKER REYNOLDS


olf trips are fun. And whether it’s just four friends driving an hour to play a new course, a group of sixteen that wants to try a new destination that they’ve heard or read about, or a business owner that is looking to entertain some clients, they are all fun to plan. I’ve picked out what I think are a great mix of options available for that next golf trip, from luxury to affordable, from a one hour drive to a flight across the Atlantic. Happy travels.


McCONNELL GOLF TRAIL I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this


is the most upscale “Golf Trail”, at least in the South. Alabama started the concept of golf trails and Virginia has even gotten into the game. But the McConnell Golf Trail in the Carolinas has created a whole new model. McConnell Golf has been purchasing some of the top private golf clubs in the Carolinas over the last few years. Courses like Sedgefield in Greensboro, Old North State Club near Asheboro and Raleigh Country Club. There are eight courses in all and some even have upscale golf cottages on-site. Every course is otherwise exclusively private making this a great little excursion for a business trip with clients or associates.


Three, five and seven day customized golf packages are available with a minimum of four participants per party.


Old North State Club


FEATURE COURSES: Old North State Club, Musgrove Mill, Raleigh CC, Treyburn CC, The Reserve, Sedgefield CC, Wakefield Plantation and The Cardinal.


Information—www.McConnellGolfTrail.com Information—www.PlayACGolf.com


OUTER BANKS


GOLF Top quality golf is


available in the Outer


Banks of North Carolina. And while a trip to the beach in the summer usually means


Kilmarlic GC


BRITANNIA GOLF Britannia Golf,


a customized golf tour


company based in the Richmond area, earned its reputation for great service by arranging incredible golf trips to places like Scotland, Ireland,


family time(unless you can sneak away) this area has become a favorite for golf groups in the spring and fall when the tourist traffic is a little lighter. OBX Golf has a fall promotion starting at $240 per person for a three day package. Accomodations at the beach have improved vastly and for an added treat why not book your group into a house right on the ocean. FEATURE COURSES: The Currituck Club, Kilmarlic Golf Club, The Carolina Club, Nags Head Golf Links and The Pointe. Information —www.obxgolftravel.com


20Virginia Golf Report • Spring 2013 • www.virginiagolfreport.com Twisted Dune GC


ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY


Why pack golf clubs for your next visit to famed Atlantic City, NJ? A vari- ety of 19 courses designed by everyone from Donald Ross to Tom Doak. His- tory? The term “birdie” originated at At- lantic City Country Club. Nightlife and casinos? Hey, this is Atlantic City.


FEATURE COURSES: Seaview Golf Resort, Atlantic City CC, Cape May Na- tional, Mays Landing, Sand Barrens GC.


Mid-South Club


England and Iceland. They’re still the folks to see for an overseas golf trip, but they also set-up trips right here in the United States. Britannia now has access to a 3100 square foot home located in Pinehurst. The five bedroom house can accommodate groups up to 12. They are running a 3-day, 2-night summer golf special which includes top rated Tobacco Road, Talamore and Mid-South Club. Based on 8 golfers the package is $340 on weekends and $290 during the week. Information—www.BritanniaGolf.com


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