South Carolina -- Serving Up Southern Hospitality

Thursday, October 29, 2009 /by

Palmetto State pride inspires a thriving community and rich southern culture. Numerous historical sites, culinary wonders, and miles of crystal white sand are just a few reasons South Carolina lives up to its reputation as an enchanting destination. The region boasts an endless array of world-class resorts with top-notch Tennis amenities, including 6 resorts who garnered notable recognition in TENNIS Magazine’s Top 50 U.S. Tennis Resorts of 2008. There’s even more fun to be had in this seaside state – professional tennis is where the action is. In April the WTA Tour’s hottest ticket, the Family Circle Cup, puts you courtside just outside Charleston for some of the best tennis in the world. Make this grand slam retreat your next getaway and see
for yourself all the comforts and cultural treasures South Carolina has in store.

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP

Experience the best in women’s professional tennis during 9 action-packed days of the Family Circle Cup, April 11 – 19 in Charleston, SC. Enjoy breathtaking tennis, on-site shopping, dining and special events and explore one of our nation’s most charming cities. Visit FamilyCircleCup.com/ travel to learn about travel packages, which combine great tickets with amazing accommodations for the ultimate tennis vacation. Or, gather your tennis teammates and enjoy one of our Team Getaway Packages, which are perfect for groups of 6 or more. Mark your calendar and make plans now to attend!

(800-677-2293 or www.FamilyCircleCup.com)

PALMETTO DUNES RESORT

Nestled along a pristine three-mile stretch of beach on Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Dunes Resort features 25 tennis courts, has been consistently ranked one of the “50 Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts” by TENNIS Magazine since 1975, and was named the “#1 Family Resort in the U.S. and Canada” by Travel + Leisure Family. Tennis Resorts Online recently named the resort’s award-winning tennis instruction program one of the “World’s Best Tennis Centers.” Off-court adventures abound at this 2,000- acre family-friendly vacation destination, including kayaking, biking, golf, fishing, nature tours, dining, shopping and much more. For golf lovers, Palmetto Dunes features three award-winning layouts by legendary course designers. Luxury homes and villas are available for rental with spectacular golf, lagoon and beach views.

(866-846-2799 or www.palmettodunes.com)

KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

There’s an abun dance of forehands, backhands, serves and volleys at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on gorgeous Kiawah Island, a true tennis lover’s paradise. Under the direction of Hall of Fame tennis pro Roy Barth, Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been ranked a No. 1 Best Tennis Resort by TE NNIS Magazine. With eight pros and 41 clinics every week, including a signature three-day, eight-hour Adult Doubles Mini-Camp, it’s no wonder Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a perennial Top 10 resort. For the golfers in your group, there are five great courses to choose from, one of them designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

(800-576-1570 or www.kiawahresort.com)

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