NOV 2014

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 19 Along with gaming and coastal attractions, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a golf coast as well. Unlike other parts of the country, golf here is a year-round, short-sleeved game thanks to the area's tem- perate climate. The region offers nearly 20 golf courses, many of them created by the top course designers in the world such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love III, Mark McCumber, Jerry Pate and Tom Fazio. ■ Additional hidden gems for golf and meetings include Greenbrier County, W.Va.; Baldwin County, Ala., including the beach community of Gulf Shores (learn more about this region in the Insiders' Guide on page 34); and historic Williamsburg, Va. ■ In the 1950s, a group of real estate developers amassed over 12,000 acres outside of Atlanta to build a planned community. Peachtree City was chartered in 1959 and developed into villages with over 24 square miles of resort-styled amenities, including 90 miles of multi-use recreational and golf cart paths. Nikki Sheets with the Peachtree City CVB rec- ommends Canongate Clubs in Peachtree City. "These three beautiful courses are within five miles of each other, all a quick golf cart ride apart. Canongate now offers a fun alternative team building experience—Goofy Golf—for those non- avid golfers who want to enjoy nine holes of silly golf. Obstacles on the course include sling show water balloons, relay races and goofy putting challenges. Next, return to the clubhouse for a reception and awards ceremony," she said. ■ Peachtree City, Georgia Mississippi Gulf Coast Canongate Preserve Golf Club

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