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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 30 GOLF, RECREATION & RELATIONSHIPS "Atlantic Dunes will be challenging from the back tees, but with several additional tee boxes, the course will be thoroughly enjoyable for players of any and all abilities," Love said. "It is a classic layout that rewards strategic thought and well-executed shots, and misses are not overly penalized." According to Cary Corbitt, vice president of sports and operations for the resort, "Davis and his team have executed an inspiring interpretation of our vision for Atlantic Dunes. From a design and aesthetic standpoint, it is a perfect complement to Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus' work at Harbour Town and Pete Dye's Heron Point. With three championship golf courses, two new clubhouses and the new Beach Club, Sea Pines has cemented its status as a world-class golf destination." Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the resort features five miles of beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco- Adventures, water sports and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Meeting planners may choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes and the 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town. In addition to 20,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, the resort has a number of outdoor venue options, including Inn Terrace, Liberty Oak, Harbour Town and the Beach Club, featuring views of the ocean, marinas, golf courses and the lighthouse. Oglebay Resort Reaches Out Reaching out to groups of all types and sizes, Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, W.V., offers an array of packages, according to Will Clinch, golf director at the resort. "The Oglebay golf staff will assist you in all aspects of your golf outing, including bag drop, cart staging with each player's name on the cart and registration," Clinch said. "Outings on the Jones and Palmer courses include our GPS system." He added that food and beverage options include continental breakfasts, outdoor barbecues, boxed lunches, beverage carts on the golf course and tickets for a la carte beverages. "A corporate event golf outing or charity golf scramble is a perfect way to entertain clients or to raise money for your organization," Clinch said. "The friendly and experienced golf staff at Oglebay will assist you in all aspects of your outing from planning to the execution of your event." Among the group golf options at Oglebay are shotgun starts, tournament scoring by the professional staff, special event holes, putting tournaments and golf clinics with PGA Professional Shane Rice. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the property offers four golf courses, including two championship courses at the Speidel Golf Club and 1,700 acres of year-round An impressive new player is checking into Duke University's west campus. Opening in January 2017, the JB Duke Hotel signals the arrival of a top-tier contemporary hotel paired with the brand new, state-of-the-art Thomas Executive Conference Center. A dedicated staff will help plan your meeting, corporate retreat or team-building experience down to the tiniest detail in a seamless blend of attentive service and Southern hospitality. The JB Duke is just a short walk from Duke's storied athletic and educational venues and mere minutes from vibrant downtown Durham. Call to book your event today or visit J B D U K E H O T E L .CO M . The JB Duke Hotel. Where every meeting takes on a unique character. 198 GUEST ROOMS and SUITES THOMAS EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE CENTER INNOVATIVE CONFERENCE DINING STEPS AWAY from DUKE SPORTING VENUES FITNESS CENTER AT YO U R N E X T M E E TI N G , make sure the devil's in the details. Opening January 2017 J B D U K E H O T E L .CO M 9 1 9 - 6 6 0 - 6 4 0 0