Golden Isles 2017 Visitor Guide Page 18 Golf

(800) 933-2627 18 2017 Official Visitor Guide GOLF (800) 0) 933-2627 18 2017 Offic i ia al Visito t r Gu uid de GOL OL O F F or years, the Golden Isles has been heralded as a tried and true vacation destination. Known for our pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets and centuries-old live oak trees, the Golden Isles is the perfect place for friends and families to relax and recharge. Factor in 180 holes of magnificent golf, Sea Island's nationally top-ranked championship courses and a world renown Golf Performance Center, and it's no wonder the Golden Isles has quickly jumped to the top of the list of premier golf destinations in the world. Two time Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III first moved to the Golden Isles as a teenager some 30 years ago. "The Golden Isles is a great place for me to work on my game. It not only has world-class practice facilities, but a great diversity of golf courses," said Davis. "We love the outdoors, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding and I always say when I come back to the Golden Isles from the Tour, I am going on vacation even though I'm just coming home." Davis Love III started the upward trend of aspiring Pro players relocating to the Golden Isles to play, train and enjoy all that the area has to offer on and off the course. Today the Golden Isles has truly become the "Capitol for Golf" in the nation, not only earning top rankings and awards for its courses but by attracting nearly a dozen golf professionals that call the Golden Isles home. The RSM Classic, formerly known as The McGladrey Classic, is an official PGA TOUR Event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation. In just the past six years, the event has generated more than $4.8 million for both national and community-based programs that focus on the wellbeing of children and their families. RSM Classic Champions: Mackenzie Hughes - 2016, Kevin Kisner - 2015, Robert Streb - 2014, Chris Kirk - 2013, Tommy Gainey - 2012, Ben Crane - 2011 and Heath Slocum - 2010 Past Concerts: Cole Swindell, Martina McBride, Toby Keith, Darius Rucker and Gary Allan The 2017 event is scheduled for November 13 - 19 at Sea Island Golf Club. Photo Credit: Sea Island

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