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AUG 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 80 Golf South Carolina is home to hundreds of golf courses that can be found everywhere from the state's Lowcountry to valleys in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kiawah Island Golf Resort poses a challenge to the best golfers. Touted as America's Toughest Course by Golf Digest, the resort claims the most holes (10) in the Northern Hemisphere that are located directly on a beach. Sand and wind are the true hand- icaps on this course that can thwart even the best golfers' shots. If such intensity doesn't appeal, there are five other championship golf courses from which to choose. Columbia Outdoors The capital city of Columbia sits at the con- vergence of three rivers and is situated in close proximity to Lake Murray, a 50,000-acre man-made lake that offers plenty of outdoor recreation oppor- tunities. In addi- tion, the region's Sesquicentennial State Park features a 30-acre lake and plenty of park ame- nities. Visitors can also take in the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, offer- ing 170 acres of natural habitat exhibits, sce- nic river views and valley overlooks, and his- toric landmarks. The zoo was twice awarded the Governor's Cup for South Carolina's Most Outstanding Attraction. Charles Towne Landing Groups can land at the birthplace of South Carolina where the first colonist disembarked. The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston allows visitors to experience early settler life along a variety of trails. The History Trail encourages visitors to walk through recre- ated fortifications, crop gardens and the original settlement grounds. Seven miles of nature and walking trails are available and, for animal lovers, the Animal Forest Trail showcases the native species of South Carolina in a natural, zoo-like environment. Those who enjoy histor- ical ships can board the Adventure, a 53-foot replica of a 17th Century sailing ship that was used to carry trade goods such as tobacco, cof- fee and sugar. n A B C D E F Charleston ...........................E4 ................... 81 Charlotte ..............................C1 ................... 81 Clemson ..............................A1 ................... 81 Columbia .............................C2 ................... 81 Florence...............................E2 ................... 82 Greenville ............................B1 ................... 82 Hilton Head Island ...............D5 ................... 82 Myrtle Beach ....................... F3 ................... 84 North Myrtle Beach.............. F3 ................... 86 Pawleys Island .................... F3 ................... 86 Rock Hill ..............................C1 ................... 86 Spartanburg .........................B1 ................... 86 1 2 3 4 5 City Map Location Page SOUTH CAROLINA Natural Beauty, Golfers Paradise & Colonial Heritage! Palmettoes, peaches, pirates and more — South Carolina appeals to all the senses. The natural beauty of the Palmetto State is reflected in everything from the Spanish moss in the magnolia trees near famous plantation homes to sunrises on the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors will find a renowned culinary scene that includes traditional Southern delicacies, unique Gullah cuisine and a thriving farm-to-table movement. For groups, a well-established hospitality industry exists across the state's diverse regions, includ- ing the state capital of Columbia; the upstate, mountainous city of Greenville; and pop- ular coastal destinations such as Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach. Kiawah Island Golf Resort Historic ship The Adventure at Charles Towne Landing Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

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