As with most international golf trips, they all start in a gloomy England and the one little ray of hope that we all latch onto is the thought of playing in some glorious weather elsewhere in the world. It’s spring time as I sit writing this from the cold corner of my dark house, and the opportunity to jet off to the United States flew into my inbox. My eyes lit up. Before I knew it my bags were packed and I was setting off to London Heathrow terminal two where I would be meeting my partner in crime for the week, Kevin Murray, aptly nicknamed ‘Muzza’.
Having met Muzza in the airport lounge, I knew we were in for a good week. I had never been to a lounge in the airport before, it was all very exciting and a great way to kick start the getaway.
The big bird was airborne and America was in our sights. Such a great country to visit for golf. We touched down in Chicago and set off for our connecting flight to Savannah, something I was very excited about as Savannah Airport has been voted the best domestic airport in the United States. Once we touched down we headed through the airport to collect our luggage and on the way you pick up this aura and passion that the city has for golf and the historic RBC Heritage tournament they host year in year out. Posters were hung up everywhere you looked promoting golf and the airport even had a PGA superstore, perfect if you realised you’d forgotten something on the flight over or just to pick up gifts for friends and family.
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It was dark when we landed but we could tell, when we walked through Savannah airport, why it is the number one domestic airport in the United States, very clean, very pleasant and no hassle, just what every traveller likes, especially after a long journey to get there. Our day ‘on the road’ or ‘in the air’ in our case, came to an end as we arrived at our hotel for the next two nights: Mansion at Forsyth Park.
The service we received here was absolutely impeccable and I can’t recommend this place enough, if Savannah, Georgia, is on your bucket list of places to visit – and it should be – then definitely consider Mansion at Forsyth Park.
Before heading over to Hilton Head Island I was able to get a quick nine holes in at The Club Savannah Harbour. A great course only a few minutes outside of the historic old city of Savannah and the perfect…
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