Another successful & fulfilling Operation Santa!


As we continue our celebration of the holidays, we can only say what a wonderful 2017 Operation Santa we’ve had.  Donations are drawing close to $55,000 contributed by the largest number of Colleton donors ever.  All the presents have now been delivered to 950 of our neighbors in need by over 150 Colleton River volunteers.   Wrapping Day is just a happy memory of all the beautiful clothes and fun toys we provided.   Many of you have shared so many happy memories while wrapping and baking cookies of your own holiday traditions.

For this blogger, I have been so fortunate to participate in my 16th Operation Santa Claus.  There have been many happy memories, but the one that occurred at the Bluffton Boys & Girls Club last evening brought it all home to me as to why we do what we do.  It’s about a Bluffton Teen who kept on thanking us.  It started when we delivered the home baked cookies from our Colleton ladies.  She kept on saying how appreciative she was for all these beautiful cookies you’all had baked just for the teens.  She artfully displayed the cookies for her fellow Teen Club members’ enjoyment with such great care.  Later I saw her all cuddled up in the hoodie Operation Santa provided as a present to each teen.  As the party came to a close, we had some pizza and cookies remaining and invited the teens to take some home for their siblings.  This young lady was again so happy as we later learned she planned to share your generosity with her 9 foster brothers and sisters.  We often hear that what we do may be the only holiday celebration these teens receive.  For all of us, what we provided seemed rather small, but for this Bluffton teen it made such a difference. 

Kents Corner – December 2017

The golf courses are entering a period of seasonal low growth and dormancy. Under these conditions, turf recovery is slow, and we must take extra care to avoid unnecessary injury.  Accordingly, we ask that players continue to scatter traffic patterns, keep carts a minimum of fifteen yards from the greens, avoid driving through the centipede roughs, and consistently repair ball marks.

Freshly made ball marks are easier to repair than pitch marks that remain unattended overnight. When repairing a ball mark, it is best to avoid lifting or prying up on the indention. Insert a ball mark repair tool or tee at the edge of the indention and heal the mark by lightly pressing down and toward the center of the damaged area. Make several successive nudges toward the direction of the incoming shot, and then tap the area down with the heel of your putter. Thank you for demonstrating proper golf etiquette as we eagerly await the arrival of spring and more favorable weather conditions. 

Another great wedding testimonial!

Gianna Littlehale

Wedding Date: Oct. 14, 2017

When your daughter comes to you the day after her wedding and says, “That was the best day of my life,” you know that you chose the perfect venue!

Choosing the “perfect” wedding venue is no easy task. Our choices were endless. With almost all of our guests coming from out of town, we considered places from NY to Colorado. But in the end, the bride and groom decided on Colleton River.

With its breathtaking views, its warm and welcoming low country atmosphere, its world class golf courses, its professional and friendly staff, its superbly talented chef, its magnificent sunsets, Colleton River truly is the “perfect” wedding venue. Our guests, most of whom traveled from far away, were blown away by all of it, and many of them told us it was the best wedding they’d ever attended. What more can you possibly ask for?

If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Why mess with perfection?!