Colleton River Club Members recently enjoyed a March Madness themed Neighbors Meeting Neighbors event! Guests met Tuesday, March 26th at the Nick Clubhouse for cocktails and dinner! These events are a great way for us to welcome newer Members to the committee and are always an exclusive and fun time!
Colleton River Club is pleased to announce that we raised over $34,000 in our annual March Play for P.I.N.K. week. Bridge, Canasta, tennis, and golf events were held throughout the community as well as a silent auction and dinner to help raise funds for the worthy cause.
To speed advances in breast cancer detection, treatment and survivorship, Play for P.I.N.K. (Prevention, Immediate Diagnosis, New Technology, Knowledge) supports thousands of volunteers nationwide as they raise funds for research through sporting and lifestyle events. Their collective efforts raise $4.75 million annually — and 100% of that goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Colleton River Club looks forward to hosting this annual event that aids improving outcomes and uncovering new approaches to this complex, challenging disease. President, Myra J. Biblowit states “Play for P.I.N.K.’s continued support is critical to the grant-making capability of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. We are extremely proud of our partnership and indebted to all that support us and believe in the cause.”
“We appreciate those who donated, worked and played, making Play for P.I.N.K. an incredible success,” said Tim Bakels, General Manager of Colleton River Club. “Many months of planning by CRC committee members and staff went into ensuring a smooth operation, and as usual the Members participation was excellent.”
On Wednesday, March 6th Members gathered at the Nicklaus Clubhouse for a wine dinner with Dick Vermeil Vineyards. The winery began when Coach and winemaker Paul Smith (founder of On The Edge Winery) partnered in 1999. The name of the wine continues under what is now Vermeil Vines and is a dedication to Coach’s paternal great-grandfather, Jean Louis Vermeil. Coach’s father, Jean Louis Vermeil II, who instilled in Coach a love of wine, hard work, and dedication to your passion. Today they make 11 different wines that are some of the best examples of their varietals.
The 7th annual Colleton Collegiate, taking place over 2 days on the Dye (March 4th and 5th) was another successful tournament, both on and off the course. We welcomed a record number of teams, 14 this year including the Michigan State
host team to the course.
The tournament was founded by Member Al Thiess out of his love for the game, both as a member of the Michigan State golf team and as an Alumni. The love for the event is carried on by his wife Willa Thiess and a devoted group of nearly 60 Members that were integral in all aspects of the event.
There is an air of camaraderie that is felt between the schools, their players, and Colleton Members. A tournament where some of the best schools in the sport compete in a collaborative family atmosphere. Yet another example of how Colleton Members’ connectivity to each other and visitors create one-of-a-kind experiences that keep folks…and golf teams…coming back time and again!
Click Here for a Gallery from the Event.
The Bluffton Breeze recently ran the following article about our hosting of the annual First Tee Golf Tournament…
Colleton River Club hosted a golf tournament benefiting First Tee of the Lowcountry, a charitable organization that
teaches life skills and leadership through the game of golf. For the 108 participants the day began with a luncheon at the
Nicklaus Clubhouse, followed by play on the course and culminating with a dinner and auction.
While this was the first time Colleton River hosted First Tee’s annual tournament, the community has supported this
important and empowering organization for quite some time. In recent years Colleton River Club has hosted several
First Tee events and in 2015 proceeds from the community-hosted Junior Pro Am went to the charity, totaling more than
$100,000. Children that have benefited from First Tee programs volunteered as Greeters for the participants.
“The Colleton River Membership as a whole shares a charitable philosophy,” said Tim Bakels, General Manager of
Colleton River Club. “Our continued support of this very worthy cause is one of many examples. We had 5 Member teams
participate in the event and learned that at least one Member was so moved that they decided to begin volunteering for
Colleton River Club is located in Bluffton, SC just 1.5 miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island. This Member-owned
private golf community features 705 properties situated on a peninsula surrounded by 7 miles of scenic shoreline.
The award-winning, signature 18-hole golf courses by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye each have their own unique and
distinguished Clubhouses. Additional community amenities include an Augusta-style Par 3 course, the Stan Smith Tennis
and Swim Center with 6 Har-Tru courts and a Jr. Olympic Pool, as well as a large & modern fitness center, and a community
dock with deep water access, and a state-of-the-art golf practice park and a Learning Center unrivaled in the Southeast.
Romance was in the air at Colleton River Club! Members enjoyed a special evening at the annual Valentine’s Ball on Saturday, February 16th. Held at the Nicklaus Clubhouse, the evening featured live entertainment and a delicious array of stations, complete with a love-worthy gourmet Mac n’ Cheese bar – prepared by our wonderful culinary team!
On Wednesday mornings, when the Dye course is closed for maintenance, you may have seen a group of Colleton River Members walking the course. This group is looking for birdies and eagles using binoculars instead of golf clubs. They are members of the Colleton River Birding Club and they always welcome new members!
October 25-27th, 2018
Don’t miss out on Colleton River’s 2018 Ryder Cup!
Entry Fee will be $250 per player.
Registration closes September 15th at 5:00pm! See further details and the schedule of events on the flyer:
The Solheim Cup is being held October 25th – 27th! Don’t forget to register by September 15th at 5pm! Entry fees, format, and schedule of events are all listed on the flyer.
Follow the link below to view further details!
Join us in watching our local baseball team on Thursday, July 5th! The Savannah Bananas are taking on Lexington County Blowfish. $35 per ticket includes the game, transportation, and all you can eat! See here for more info: http://files.constantcontact.com/526b29d5301/a6902ed0-88d8-4209-9bdf-dc0af43d8b7c.pdf