And for a special event, you can't beat the 32nd annual Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament on Labor Day weekend (8/31 - 9/2). This 3-day fundraising event will take place at Palmetto Dunes on Friday, Colleton Rive Plantation on Saturday and Harbour Town on Sunday. You are welcome to participate as a player, spectator or tournament volunteer. Tee off with sports and entertainment celebs and enjoy exciting evening festivities, while benefiting 20 well-deserving children’s charities in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Everybody wins!--David Lott, Founder/Publisher--David Lott, Founder/Publisher
>> Travel & Getaways
> Balsam Mountain Preserve, NC has a visitation opportunity for families with a sincere interest in becoming part of this conservation-based private community. Through Oct. 31 stay on-site as a Member For A Weekend at the rate of just $99 a night, with lodging in a luxury mountain cabin. It’s a chance to enjoy golf, horseback riding, dining, hiking, and more while you explore Balsam's exciting new real estate opportunities. Send me more information about Balsam Mountain Preserve!
> Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, Palm City FL wants vacationers to know it's not too early to make home or a condominium rental plans for the coming season. Renters are issued their own temporary membership number, have full privileges in the Club and pay discounted green fees when they play golf. There is no charge for use of the fitness, swim or tennis center. A limited selection of homes and condominiums are available for rent. Send me more information about Harbour Ridge!
>> Real Estate Specials
> Sea Pines, Hilton Head, SC features a 4BR, 5.5-BA custom fairway home on an estate-sized lot with 200 feet of frontage on No. 15 fairway of Harbour Town Golf Links. This $2.3 million residence at 4 Turnberry Lane has an oversize family room, large master suite w/ sitting area, separate dining room, study/office, playroom, pool and a 2-car garage. Oversized covered porches with extensive decking stretch along the fairway-view side. Send me more information about Sea Pines!
> Hilton Head Lakes, SC is featuring a lakeview homesite in a cul-de-sac setting at 362 Full Sweep E for $141,990. Measuring between .5 and 1 acre in size, this private, wooded site provides prime long-range lakeviews in the area’s only boatable lakefront and golf community. Send me more information about Hilton Head Lakes!
Special Community Events
PGA Village Verano, Port St. Lucie FL is having a 2012 Summer Olympics Celebration on Thur., Aug. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. for PGA Village Verano residents and guests as well as PGA Golf Club members and guests. The setting is Club Talavera inside PGA Village Verano and attractions include great food, drinks, games and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to show their support of the U.S. team by wearing red, white and blue. A prize will be awarded to the person with the best USA attire. Send me more information about PGA Village Verano!
> Stuart Yacht and Country Club, Stuart, FL recently broke ground and started construction of the renovation and expansion of its clubhouse Grille Room and patio. Watch for news of the grand opening! Send me more information about Stuart Yacth & CC!
> Red Ledges, Heber City UT was selected as one of only eight sites in the world to host the Million Dollar Invitational golf event on CBS Sports in 2013. Next June, the Million Dollar Invitational at Red Ledges will tee off on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, recently named Best Golf Course in Utah by Best of State Awards for a third consecutive year.
A field of 144 amateur golfers will for a total purse of $1,660,000 and the winner will receive $1 million. CBS Sports will televise the Million Dollar Invitational at Red Ledges nationally. Send me more information about Red Ledges!
> Daniel Island, Charleston, SC sees clear market improvements as measured by declining inventories and an increase in the selling price of real estate in the community. Average price of all single-family homes sold in the first half of 2012 was $678,000, an increase of 7% over the same period last year. Meanwhile, inventory levels of single-family homes at the end of June were 18% lower than they were at the mid-year point in 2011. Send me more information about Daniel Island!
> Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, GA invites buyers to experience its Discovery Package, which includes deluxe lodging and up to two rounds of golf on any of five courses. Enjoy a daily Southern breakfast, use of the Swim & Tennis Club, plus boat rentals on Lake Oconee. Send me more info…
> Hilton Head Lakes, SC is now offering Local Rates on golf through Labor Day. The rate is just $35 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you're short on time or looking for a different golf experience, play the Six Hole Course as many times as you like for just $15 a day. Send me more info…
> Daniel Island, Charleston, SC spotlights a 5-BR/5.5-BA home at 532 Island Park Drive for $1,399,900. This sprawling custom home is on a spacious corner lot with fine views of the Beresford Creek and Ralston Creek courses. Send me more info…
> DeBordieu, Georgetown, SC features a 4-BR/3.5-BA golf home at 235 Sanderling Avenue overlooking the club's 16th tee and fairway. Priced at $599,000, it's a Lowcountry design whose main floor is accented by decorative molding, wainscoting and hardwood flooring. Send me more info…