Friday, January 27, 2012

Golf Season Has Arrived! We Welcome East Coast Golf Management to Myrtle Beach!

Myrtle Beach's beautifully mild temperatures at this time of year mean many of you will soon be lacing up your golf shoes, dusting off your clubs, and taking a trip out onto the green. We know how important the golf season is to many of our owners and guests, and we work hard to always bring you the latest information on the selection of discounted courses offered at Plantation Resort.

Signature Golf Group, Plantation Resort’s long-time golf partner, has disbanded and two former company executives have created a new golf course management and marketing company named East Coast Golf. The 12 courses affiliated with East Coast Golf include several of the courses Plantation Resort offers at discounted prices, and this will not change despite new management.  We are excited to be working with East Coast Golf as they help us expand the number of discounted courses offered to our owners.

The newly renovated Heron Point is a course managed by East Coast Golf, and the newest addition to the array of discounted golf options offered at Plantation Resort. Rated by Golf Magazine as the No. 1 “best bang for your buck” course in Myrtle Beach, Heron Point is the new “birdie” in town with plenty of water, bunkers and narrow fairways.

In addition to Heron Point, courses offered include Indigo Creek, the Conway Country Club, Azalea Sands and River Oaks.

We’ve partnered with Tupelo Bay for those looking to play an executive course or at night on their lighted fairways.

Play 18 holes at any of these courses for the exceptional rate of $25 a round plus tax, and this even includes a cart!

For those seeking an extra challenge, we offer John Daly’s signature course at Wicked Stick for the incredible rate of $35 a round during the fall and spring golf season (Sept.- Nov. and Feb - May) and $25 a round for the rest of the year. 

In order to get the perfect tee time call the following:
- Tupelo Bay     (843) 215 – 7888
- Wicked Stick (843) 215 – 2500
- Heron Point, Indigo Creek, the Conway Country Club,
  Azalea Sands and River Oaks (843) 215 – 3218

For the best availability, call one week prior to when you’d like to play.

Please note, only guests with a valid recreation pass (given at check-in) will receive the Plantation Resort discount. The pass will ensure that you receive the lowest rates possible, and must be brought to the course when you play.

For those seeking expert advice, please join our complimentary golf clinic hosted by a Tupelo Bay golf pro every Monday at 6 pm all year round. Reserve your spot a day ahead by calling 1 (800) 845-5039.

Happy Golfing Everyone!

(Source: Owner's Newsletter, Fall 2011)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Trip Advisor Rates Myrtle Beach #1 Best Beach in the United States and #6 Best Beach in the World!

We recently posted that the Travel Channel chose Myrtle Beach as one of their Top 10 Vacation Spots, ranking the area as one of the most popular destinations in the world! Well, the accolades for Myrtle Beach keep pouring in and we’re excited to inform you of another award.

Trip Advisor announced Myrtle Beach as the Travelers' Choice #1 Best Beach in the United States and #6 Best Beach in the World! 

Trip Advisor, a travel review website, says, “Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best beaches on America's East Coast, which are distinguished by panoramic views of the Atlantic,calm waters and soft white sand. Ideal for swimming and sunbathing, Myrtle Beach also offers plenty of family attractions, making it perfect for beach-lovers with kids.”  

We couldn't agree more! In addition to our award-winning beach, Myrtle Beach offers a large number of family friendly amusement parks, golf courses, water parks and live entertainment venues. Discounted tickets for these attractions and many others are available at the Plantation Resort front desk. Just let us know your interests, and we'll take care of the rest.

To best enjoy the #1 beach in the United States, take advantage of our complimentary beach shuttle service.  You'll appreciate the convenience of stepping out of your spacious condo, and onto the beach shuttle for a relaxing ten-minute ride to Surfside Pier.  There you'll be enjoying the sun, water and sand while others fight the traffic and search for a parking spot to pay for.

After a day at the beach, you can participate in a variety of activities at the Resort.  Book a relaxing massage at the Mother Earth Day Spa.  Enjoy dinner and a show poolside.  Improve your swing at our on-site golf clinic.  Laze away the day in one of our pools or lazy river.  There are so many ways to round out the perfect Myrtle Beach experience when you stay at Plantation Resort.

When planning your next vacation, consider the many amenities you'll enjoy at Plantation Resort. For reservations or current specials, call 1-800-845-5039. Myrtle Beach is garnering more and more attention…come see why!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Another Seawall Completed at Plantation Resort

Maintenance crews have been hard at work constructing new seawalls in an effort to protect land erosion from the ponds flowing through the beautiful landscape at Plantation Resort.  Last November, the seawall project began behind buildings 215, 217 and 219. The picture on the left depicts the extent of the erosion.

We're happy to announce this section of the seawall has been completed!  The photo below illustrates the new sea wall – free of erosion – behind 215, 217 and 219. As soon as the new sod is placed, construction will begin on a new seawall behind building 214 which is expected to begin this month. These seawall construction projects are a proactive, cost-effective approach to protecting property and maintaining grounds.

These projects are only a few on a long list of improvements that have been planned for the resort.  Months of preparation, planning and teamwork go into these updates.  The end result is to provide an oasis where owners and guests may come to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at Plantation Resort.  So please come and take advantage of these new improvements!

And next time you see a member of our maintenance team, please let them know how much you appreciate their hard work. We couldn't do it without them! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lasting Friendships Made at the October Owner and Guest Weekend Getaway

Owner and Guest Weekend Getaways are a series of special events sponsored by Plantation Resort. During these weekend events, owners and guests are invited to view the many upgrades and improvements at the Resort while enjoying the newest, most exciting venues in Myrtle Beach! If you’d like to join us for our next Getaway, please call us at 888-210-1241 – some restrictions apply.

Dinner at Damons

Last October’s Owner and Guest Weekend Getaway was particularly special because it fostered a relaxing yet exciting atmosphere where many new friendships were made. In fact, several participants who met over the weekend planned to take future vacations to Plantation Resort together! What began as a weekend trip turned into an event filled with new friends and lasting memories for everyone who attended.

On the first day, participants checked in 
while enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres and lively conversation as participants were introduced to one another. The weather was a beautiful 77 degrees and several mentioned they were leaving to take a romantic walk along the beach. Others were excited about taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool.

Later that evening, owners and guests boarded the Plantation Resort shuttles where they were whisked away to a fabulous dinner at the oceanfront restaurant, Damon’s Grill. Participants were given a choice of the finest entrees on the menu: steak with seafood, barbecue ribs with crab cakes or select cuts of prime rib. Owners were seated in a private room and had personal attention from servers, bartenders and Plantation Resort staff. Following dinner the fun continued on the oceanfront boardwalk with drinks at the Landshark – a new Jimmy Buffett bar and grill – and a ride on the newest Myrtle Beach attraction, the Sky Wheel. This 200 feet high observation wheel is the first of its kind in the United States and a definite must ride!

The fun continues at the Skywheel and neighboring Landshark Bar & Grill
Saturday morning, owners were treated to our famous breakfast buffet served next to the outdoor pool. Following breakfast, guests were given tours to familiarize them with the latest upgrades and improvements at Plantation Resort and to inform them of their options as timeshare owners.

Saturday evening, friends and owners were reunited to experience the most talked about show in Myrtle Beach – Dolly Parton's Pirate’s Voyage. This swashbuckling adventure is fit for the whole family and includes a delicious pirate feast! Sitting down to a four-course meal, we cheered on our pirate crew as they fought on land, water and air for victory. After the show, owners and guests boarded the shuttles with grins on their faces as they talked about the loveable sea lions and the incredible stunts of the pirate crews. The enthusiasm over the show filled the air and left a jubilant spirit among the party. It was a fitting end to a wonderful day and a fantastic evening.

Sunday morning, as the participants enjoyed a continental breakfast, Camilla Ferry told us, “It was good getting together, going to the venues, and meeting [new] people. A lot of times when you come here you’re on vacation with your family and you don’t get to meet a lot of different people...[we] liked that, and overall the weekend was just wonderful.”

If you'd like to meet other owners, introduce your friends and family to all that Plantation Resort has to offer, experience the newest attractions in Myrtle Beach or just get away for the weekend, please give us a call at 888-210-1241. 

We'd love to have you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Myrtle Beach Makes The Travel Channel's Top 10 Vacation Spots

Myrtle Beach rated as one of the Best Places to Vacation!

According to the Travel Channel's Top 10 Vacation Spots, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ranks among some of the most popular destinations in the world!

Standing head-to-head with such international favorites as Miami, Cancun and Rome; Myrtle Beach claims soft sandy beaches, family-friendly attractions and fabulous night life. To see the article, please click here
Travel Channel says that "Myrtle Beach is the East Coast's ultimate vacation hub. The town teems with summertime action" including a large number of  family friendly amusement parks, water parks, restaurants and live entertainment.   "Over 100 golf courses are a club's stroke away, and most are open to visiting guests.  Despite having so much to do, it's impossible to overlook the biggest attraction of all - sun, surf and lots of sand!"
Plantation Resort is located less than 4 miles south of Myrtle Beach and offers plenty of relaxation without the traffic, noise or crowds of our nearby neighbor. The Resort even provides free beach shuttle services so going to the beach is a breeze.  After a day of fun and excitement, you can escape and relax at our beautiful, secluded resort.  For reservations or to find out the latest specials, give us a call at 1-800-845-5039.  Let the count down to summer begin!