Looking for the perfect destination wedding venue? Create a little of your own history at the King and Prince. Gorgeous blue stained glass windows frame the ocean view in the resort’s Delegal Room. The room, named for the first British fortification on the south end of the island, sets the stage for an elegant reception or welcome brunch. Each window bursts with light, depicting St. Simons scenes: St. Simons Lighthouse, the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Christ Church, the beach, the King and Prince……..Or, for a more casual spin, create a treasure hunt for guests: first one to visit each historic sight wins a prize (maybe a return trip?).
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Who’s done their research to make sure your wedding colors coordinate with the Pantone color wheel for your Fall 2012 destination wedding! Here they are: beautiful hues for fall. And the perfect backdrop for your colorful event? The King and Prince bathed in lovely Honey Gold set against an Olympian Blue sky with a sprinkling of Bright Chartreuse in the palms. This must be your year – here!
Plan your St. Simons Island wedding at the King and Prince Resort, and begin your own love affair with this place that will call you home time and time again. Talk to visitors and you’ll hear the mantra, steady as the sea breezes playing on the coast: “I’ve been coming here for years,” “My parents honeymooned here and now it’s my turn,” “We came as wedding guests and stayed on for the rest of the week…”
If this beach in Georgia sounds just peachy to you, come back here for a visit as we explore the history and charm not only of the resort, but also of its surroundings, cuisine, local characters, outdoor activities, and of course, shopping opportunities.
Warmest regards – Nancy
The Junior Golf Clinic!
A Phenomenal Program from
The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club
Readers, for the past few months we’ve been speaking about the truly amazing sites, sounds, views – everything that St. Simon’s Island in Georgia has to offer. There are vacation packages that include fine dining experiences and glorious accommodations in this unique locale, where each and every visitor can enjoy walking beside the crystalline waters of the Atlantic under the warm sun each and every day.
Because of the endless array of nature – birds of every vibrant color nesting in the endless, undisturbed marshlands, to the baby dolphins playing in the sea – St Simon’s is a true ‘gift’ for all types of visitors from photographers to bird watchers to historians who want nothing more than to relax in a world of luxury.
But there is so much more to St. Simon’s, and the one jewel in in this already priceless crown is a golf course that is literally second to none. This is a course that has ‘met’ PGA celebrities, members, amateurs, enthusiasts, and simply lovers of the game of golf. Every year, something else occurs here that people wait for the chance to be part of. For amateurs or professionals, this is an unforgettable experience for people who wish to bring their golf game up to a higher level.
On this stunning island that is a true portrait of natural beauty and serenity, this is a golf course that transcends all others. Because of the undisturbed nature, this course is truly a challenge, which is what makes it one of coastal Georgia’s great courses. Emerald fairways, ancient forests, vast salt marshes, island holes, premier instruction, gracious dining – all of these combine to give the visitor and member a true, “Quality Golf Experience.”
The King and Prince Golf Course – Home of the Hampton Club has gone through a stunning renovation with the modernization of their grasses and the addition of their new stellar Practice Facility. But what golfers across the land should know and be extremely excited over, is the fact that The Hampton Club also offers instructional programs, with one being a Junior Golf Clinic that is unsurpassed when it comes to gaining new knowledge and enhancing your game with pro’s.
For all members and guests, this is a learning opportunity – a Junior Clinic (a summer camp, of sorts) that offers one-on-one instructional appointments that focus on the specific elements of the game.
The Junior Clinic Runs:
June 20th, 21st & 22nd
July 11th, 12th & 13th;
As well as
August 2nd 3rd & 4th
Rick Mattox, General Manager of The Hampton Club, is a Class A PGA Professional who began his career in the golf business with an assistant professional job in Lexington, North Carolina. In 1975, he was elected to PGA Membership with his first ‘Head Pro’ offer sending him to the Carolina Golf & Country Club in Charlotte. Rick’s vast experience on the course and knowledge of all the facets of the world of golf, led to Rick being hired as General Manager of golf operations at The Hampton Club.
The King and Prince Golf Course: Home of The Hampton Club is a truly amazing golf experience for the amateur. Which is why it should be mentioned that it is also being run by the most knowledgeable staff there is, who have received various honors throughout their careers. Rick received the East Chapter PGA Pro of the Year in 1998 and 2002, and served as Georgia PGA Board of Directors in 2001 and 2002.
The Junior Golf Clinic not only offers the best, most professional, and most respected staff, but the actual course will amaze you! Included in the scenery are ancient forests, vast salt marshes, dramatic island holes, and a lake that overlooks a relaxing and elegant clubhouse. This is one place that the golfer will never forget. Having its own definite signature – which is a group of four spectacular holes gently carved from small coastal marsh islands and accessed by 800-feet of elevated cart bridges – The Hampton Club course is just what the amateur longs for. This bold design has been heralded by many, and over the years the King and Prince’s commitment to provide a premier golf experience has remained one of their highest priorities.
Check into the Junior Golf Clinic today! Not only will you have the time of your life, but the instruction you’ll receive will have you feeling as if the career of “Tiger Woods” is definitely in your future.
For more information:
You can even “Walk the Course” with virtual glimpses of The Hampton Club Golf Experience!
King and Prince Golf Course: Home of the Hampton Club
100 Tabbystone • St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Phone: (912) 634-0255 • Fax: (912) 634-0264
Lewis Colam is rowing to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s. The King and Prince hosted Lewis for a night of much needed rest from his voyage.
The King & Prince Resort Celebrates a True Hero!
We have spoken about the amazing King and Prince Resort in many articles over the past few months. We have spoken about the amazing members of their incredibly gifted staff. We have spoken about the luxury that each and every room provides. We‘ve presented you with the lasting images of the glorious scenery that involves flocks of nesting Sandhill Cranes and dolphins swimming in the surf as you walk along the shore of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. But there’s so much more to say…
It’s been 75 years that this amazing resort has been entertaining guests. Seventy-five years of hospitality that has been found to be second to none. Recently, however, King and Prince was able to honor a hero in the minds of many, and offered their incredible hospitality to a man who has taken on a seriously difficult challenge for the purpose of bringing much-needed funds and worldwide awareness to the issue of Alzheimer’s. His name is Lewis Colam, and by the time I’m finished telling you about him, you will want to jump ‘on board’ with his spectacular quest and root for him every step of the way!
On March 3rd, Lewis Colam set off from Miami in a fifteen-foot, open-decked row boat (which offers no coverage from the wind, rain and whatever else Mother Nature has in mind to throw at him. His mission is to sail 1400 miles along the East Coast in order to raise $20,000 dollars for the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. (www.ALZinfo.org).
The Fisher Center is comprised of internationally renowned scientists under the direction of Nobel laureate, Dr. Paul Greengard. If you do not yet know, Dr. Greengard has been at the forefront of seminal research that has provided the conceptual framework for all modern day investigations into Alzheimer’s disease. The Fisher Center, headquartered in New York City, works with other leading research institutions around the world. Dedicated to three main goals, the Fisher Center strives to understand the cause of Alzheimer’s; find a cure for the horrific disease; and improve the care of people who live with the disease, in order to enhance their quality of life – not to mention offering support for the families and caregivers who must watch the devastation of their loved ones.
Lewis Colam is one of millions who had to watch a person he cared very much for succumb to Alzheimer’s, and he truly wanted to do something to bring this disease into the headlines. He wanted to take on a mission that would bring people from across the globe to their computer’s and cell phones – creating a team that would work together to stop this illness in its tracks.
What people will be most surprised about is the fact that Lewis has no prior rowing experience. Like so many who are out there rowing, biking, and heralding their expeditions in the media, Lewis is accomplishing his feat with absolutely no support. What I mean by this is the fact that there are no vehicle’s or people following him to help him along the way, or to watch out for his safety; he is completely alone, with not even a motor or sail for support. To do something like this is amazing, but when you add in the fact that Lewis has no seafaring experience whatsoever, you – like me – will become immediately mind-boggled by the entire journey.
I was lucky enough to speak with Lewis on his boat this afternoon, and he is still in good spirits. In fact, he likes the ‘traveling’ part the best; he loves the scenery and exploring all those hidden areas that most of us have never even gotten the chance to see. One of those hidden areas is on St. Simons Island, where the King and Prince Resort has its immaculate home base. The marshes, the vivid colors of the flowers – a picture that only Monet could do justice to. Lewis was offered a stay at the King and Prince as he ‘sailed by’ on his mission, and Lewis told me that the short time he spent there was beyond memorable.
He spoke of how lovely the staff was and how incredible it felt to be treated to a room surrounded by beautiful pools, tennis courts, etc. He said it was extremely comforting, after being out in the elements, to have a taste of real luxury.
Before the sun sets tomorrow, assuming Mother Nature is supportive, Lewis will be halfway through with his 1400 mile journey along the East Coast of America. I can’t speak enough about how (I suppose it’s cynical to insert the word ‘surprised’ in this sentence) so, let’s just go with say emotional I became after speaking with him. This particular journey is occurring with no PR, no agent, no headlines, no ‘future book contract’ in the works if Lewis achieves his goal…nothing. This is simply a man who’s doing something completely unselfish. He‘s trying to shine a light on one of the most frightening diseases to behold; and not only for the precious soul that’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but also for the friends and family who must watch the decline with absolutely no way of helping the situation.
Lewis has also been most generous with his own website, adding some pretty fun and cool features that his followers and fans can use in order to feel as if they’re an actual part of his journey. Lewis has a real time GPS on his website that shows everyone exactly where he’s located at the moment. He ‘checks in’ every day, blogs, and leaves a short audio message to update listeners on all the trials, tribulations and blessings that have occurred during his trek. He even posts updates on Twitter and Facebook.
One of the most beautiful facets of his website is the photo album that Lewis has kept. From the pictures of people who have greeted Lewis at his stops to the images of the toll that the trip has taken thus far – fans and followers get an in-depth view of each and every day that Lewis braves the sea.
By welcoming this amazing man and providing the red-carpet treatment, the King and Prince Resort certainly honored a true hero that has taken on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons.
I am calling to all you generous and amazing readers out there to join with the King and Prince Resort – and the giving donors who have already been a part of this challenge! Help Lewis meet his goal, raise the money he desires, and join the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s once and for all!
Until Next Time, Everybody.
Head RIGHT NOW to these Lewis Colam links and be amazed!
And although you may not be able to follow Lewis through the sea, you can follow his footsteps to the doors of the luxurious King & Prince Resort!
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
(912) 638-3631: Phone
(800) 342-0212: Reservations
(912) 638-7699: Fax
Southern Culinary Traditions
Shrimp and Grits…most northerners might cringe at the thought of eating such a thing, at least I did. That was until I experienced one of the most exquisite and memorable meals in my life at the King & Prince Beach and Golf Resort. Shrimp and Grits, from the Kings Tavern have a flavor and aroma that is divine.
Shrimp and grits began as a seasonal shrimper’s breakfast. Low country, shrimp were cooked with bacon grease and poured over creamy grits, where it became known as breakfast shrimp. Being a travel writer and going on Fam trips to different regions of the country, I have the opportunity to try all types of ethic foods. I find myself sitting at a table among other writers from all over the U.S., gathered at St. Simons Island, Georgia to experience a true Southern Culinary Tradition
The evening began with cocktails by Thirteenth Colony Distillery of Americus, and Artisan Cheeses by Sweet Grass Dairy, brought to us from Thomasville, Georgia. This special event was presented in the original historical wing of the resort, called the Solarium. To me this is the most inspirational part of the King and Prince Resort
Sous Chef Dwayne Austell chose a volunteer out of our group to participate in creating a delightful meal of Shrimp and Grits. Together they began by sautéing fresh Wild Georgia Shrimp with a bit of Cajun seasoning, creating an atmosphere of aromatic pleasure.
This culinary presentation was created by the Executive Chef Jeff Kaplan and his Sous Chef’s Paula Murphy & Dwayne Austell. Together created a sensual experience that sent the taste buds dancing, and the sheer aroma moved the soul. The presentations were a visual wonder of artistry.
From there we went on to Oysters on the Half Shell, Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Tomato, Cilantro Vinaigrette and Chardonnay, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008
After the first course, The Intermezzo we were presented with Blackberry Sorbet, Mist of Blackberry Liqueur, which was out of this world.
The entrée was Wild Georgia Low Country Shrimp and Grits and Sangiovese, Frog Town Cellars, Dahlonega, Ga 2008 and finished of with Sugar Marsh Cottage Petit Fours.
This was an unbelievable and delightful way to start four days of adventure at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. Our host and severs were some of the best I have ever experienced.
There are many recipes for shrimp and grits all over the Internet, cooked every way imaginable. If you would like to try and make it for yourself, here is the recipe from the Chef.
King and Prince Shrimp & Grits in a Tasso Cream Sauce Recipe:
1 cup heaving cream
1/3 cup tasso ham
¼ cup kernel corn
¼ cup diced tomatoes
½ cup wild Georgia shrimp
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
¼ cup asiago cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Preparation: In a sauce pan, sauté the Georgia shrimp with Cajun seasoning using olive oil. In another pan, sauté tasso ham, corn, tomatoes, and green onions: add heavy cream and asiago cheese: let simmer two minutes. Add shrimp and serve over stone ground grits of your choice.
To witness the ‘best of the best’ and make immediate reservations, head to:
The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
201 Arnold Road
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
(912) 638-3631: Phone
(800) 342-0212: Reservations
(912) 638-7699: Fax
Nothing says “beach” like flip flops, so why not let your guests get comfy and slip on a pair? Baskets of flip flops around the dance floor is fun and unexpected! Then, send them home with some fun and funky flip flop favors so they will remember that awesome wedding by the sea!
Since you won’t be able to greet all your guests personally upon arrival, a welcome bag (or peach basket on St. Simons Island, GEORGIA) is a great way to touch base with them right away. Here are a few suggestions on what to include.
(1) A Welcome Letter. Tell your guests how happy you are that they’ve made the trip with a short and sweet note. For simplicity’s sake, use your computer to type and print the letters, but sign each on in ink for a personal touch.
(2) A Detailed Schedule. List all of the weekend’s events, including any optional ones. Be sure to mention any extra costs for activities such as tours, lessons, sports activities, and so on.
(3) Key Contact Information. Tell your guests how to reach the people you’ve designated as go-to contacts. Don’t include your contact info — most people won’t feel comfortable bothering you, and you’ll have enough on your mind already.
(4) Map of the Area. The resort and the island have a lot to offer. Make sure your guests make the most of their trip.
(5) Info on Local Transportation. The trolley schedule and the phone numbers of local taxi companies will help your guests get around when they’re on their own.
(6) List of Local Restaurants. Include restaurant descriptions, locations, phone numbers, and price info along with a selection of menus from places that deliver.
(7) Local Entertainment Guide. Pick up the latest copy of Elegant Island Living and High Tide Guide for guests to be in the know.
(8) Thematic Snacks. A taste of locally made food and drink will introduce your guests to the destination’s delicacies and help them avoid raiding the minibar. Try to include both savory and sweet things to satisfy different cravings. And since your guests are on vacation too, it’s nice to greet them with a celebratory drink — a bottle of wine or a beautifully labeled bottle of lemonade.
(9) Destination Essentials. Anticipate little things your guests will appreciate having at the King and Prince: sunscreen and a pair of flip-flops or a visor at the beach; a sweet-smelling bug repellent for the golf course; a token to pay putt-putt down at The Pier. And no matter where you are, disposable cameras and bottled water are always welcome.
Courtesy of The Knot
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! We at the King and Prince might be just a bit partial to the color yellow since we do have a paint color named after us. This bride and groom might have a few future weddings themed after theirs…
What a fun color scheme to use for your wedding this year! It’s fresh and vibrant and will play well with the setting(s) available to you with a King and Prince Resort Wedding.