Archive for December, 2010

TGAA Tour Selects The Pearl Golf Course to Host 2011 Myrtle Beach Classic

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

We are excited to announce that The Pearl, Ocean Isle Beach’s premiere golf course, will be hosting the 2011 TGAA Myrtle Beach Classic, one of the most prestigious Pro-Net Tours in the Mid-Atlantic. The thirty-six hole event will be on February 19th and 20th, 2011 and The Pearl will also host the post-event awards banquet.

Myrtle Beach, SC area tournament in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

The Tournament Golf Association of America tour’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Moses, said this of the partnership with The Pearl: “We are very proud of the partnership we have developed with The Pearl Golf Course and are thrilled to have them host the TGAA Myrtle Beach Classic for the second straight year.  They were wonderful hosts to the tour for our 2010 event and it was an easy decision to return.  The players gave high praise to the staff for their attention to detail and to the quality of the courses…Our players are every bit as excited as The Pearl Golf Course and the local Calabash community to have this event”.

Michael Borton of The Pearl is eagerly awaiting the event. “We were able to host their major event in 2010 and are excited to host this event again.  Both courses provide the challenge and setup that these Pro-Net golfers want to see.” We welcome you to “Stay and Play” with The Pearl and the Islander Inn of Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Hope to see you there!

Photography Tips for Beach Sunsets

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

NC Beach PhotographerNowadays it seems everyone is an amateur photographer! So who couldn’t use helpful tips from Wilmington, NC professional photographer Stephanie Moore of Moore Photography. Photos of sunsets and sunrises are always popular, so we asked Stephanie to share her tips for photographing at those times of day. Let us know how your photos turn out next time you stay in one of our Ocean Isle Beach, NC oceanfront hotel rooms!

When photographing people during a sunset or sunrise:

  • Choose to start about an hour before sunset or sunrise
  • Point the subjects to the right or left of the sun, not straight in to it
  • Have fun with it! Try shooting a silhouette with the sun behind your subject
  • Try different angles and play with the long shadows that will appear as the sun sets or rises

Ocean Isle Beach, NC Golf Course Launches December Contest

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Ocean Isle Beach, NC’s premiere golf course, The Pearl, has begun their monthly contest this month with an exciting prize: one-on-one instruction with a Class A PGA Head Professional, Jimmy Biggs. There are only 2 DAYS LEFT to enter, so visit The Pearl Golf Course’s Facebook Page and enter today!

Retreat to an Oceanfront Room in Ocean Isle Beach after your Holiday Shopping

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This year, we want you to ENJOY your holiday shopping by saving money at the local outlet mall in Myrtle Beach, SC and unwind in an oceanfront hotel room in Ocean Isle Beach, NC for the weekend. With the opening of the SC 31 bypass, you can avoid the bumper-to-bumper traffic on US-17 you had to endure previously and make it to the ultimate shopping destination in record time!  

Myrtle Beach Outlet MallThe Tanger Outlet Center on Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, SC offers over 100 brand name outlets in one convenient location. All of the brand names you want are there, including J. Crew, GAP, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, along with housewares and home goods, specialty stores, shoes and accessories. Tanger Outlet is also offering special coupons and sales specifically for the Kings Highway location.

When you’re done checking off that holiday list, escape to the beach and let the welcoming staff at the Ocean Isle Beach’s Islander Inn pamper you. Click here for easy-to-use directions to Tanger Outlets from the Islander Inn!