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High Hampton Inn Golf School: Stroke of Genius

September 23rd, 2014 by Staff

While the kids are back in school, why not squeeze in a little more tee time this fall. Back by popular demand, High Hampton Inn is offering a second Fall Golf School from September 28 to October 1. Join two-time Georgia PGA Champion and 2006 Golf Professional of the Year Craig Hartle for three days of golf and specialized clinics.

Stay at the stunning High Hampton Inn & Country Club, and Craig will review your entire golf game from basic swing fundamentals to game strategy. The Golf School caters to all skill levels with a combination of group and individual sessions. Your package will include lodging, delicious dining, rounds of golf, golf carts, clinics, range balls and even spa packages for a non-golfing spouse. For pricing and the full schedule you can visit www.highhamptoninn.com/golfschools.

Golf Course # 8 in the back HHI -Fall 05 - by Eduardo Moreira

The 18-hole golf course at High Hampton Inn is a “fairway to heaven.” Tucked away in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the course is surrounded by towering pines, mountain peaks and a serene lake.

One of the most popular holes on the course is the 8th hole.  Located on a peninsula that juts into Hampton Lake, the scenic par-3, 155-yard hole has been designated “One of America’s Great Golf Holes” by Golf Digest for its breathtaking panorama views of the mountains, lake and resort.

Golfing at the High Hampton Inn is an experience you will never forget. The course was designed to challenge all types of golfers form those with low handicaps to beginners.

“The course was designed for the enjoyment of the game and not to host a championship. We wanted to allow families and beginners the opportunity to play and have fun,” said Craig Hartle. “We want you to walk away after your round of golf having an enjoyable experience and maybe the round of your life!”

Come by this fall to golf among the beautiful fall foliage and take advantage of the Fall Elevated Golf package. Visit www.highhamptoninn.com for more information and to book your stay!

Group Fun at High Hampton

September 10th, 2012 by Staff

High Hampton Inn is lucky to have Caroline Grogan as our Director of Groups Sales and Events. From business and educational retreats to family gatherings and weddings, Caroline will work with your group to plan a memorable and one-of-a-kind event. Our ability to offer exclusivity and the convenience of having everything you need in one place, from on-site activities to special dinner events and lodging, are just some of the reasons why groups choose to meet and retreat here.

 Caroline took some time out of her busy schedule to offer some insight to all of the options available for groups at High Hampton Inn.  Hopefully you’ll think of a stay here when you plan your next trip!

Caroline Grogan – Director of Groups Sales and Events at High Hampton Inn

 1.  What types groups usually book a stay at High Hampton?

We welcome groups of all kinds at High Hampton, the most common being family-oriented groups like family reunions, special celebrations, and weddings.  Business groups also like to come here because our unplugged nature allows attendees to be very productive and stay on-point.  Our team can also work with companies to organize team building and sales incentive activities.  And last but not least, we are a popular destination for recreational groups like golfers, tennis players, and knitters.

2.   Which on-property activities are the favorites for groups to participate in?

The most popular activities for groups would have to be golf and the spa.  People love getting outside, enjoying challenging play and stunning scenery, followed by a relaxing trip to the spa.   However, we have a number of truly unique activities that can be molded into team building exercises or ones that encourage family bonding like boat races, llama Olympics, sack races, fly fishing, and so much more.

3.  Can groups create fun culinary experiences?  If so, what types?

Yes!  Chef Sean is excellent at creating cooking experiences for all types of groups.  He can show you how to make dinners with items from your garden or how to make a meal that will impress your spouse when you return from your business trip. He can also host a mean Low County Boil! Chef Sean also works with our Food & Beverage Manager to pair wines with dishes for the demonstrations.

4.  What has been your favorite group event/experience that you have organized?

The most memorable event I’ve helped plan was a surprise 50th wedding anniversary dinner. The husband kept it from his wife for a whole year. I wasn’t allowed to call or e-mail him, which meant I had to rely on him to check in every once in a while.  I’ve never seen two people look at each other the way they did on the night she was surprised by him and her children.

Planning weddings is also so unbelievable.  After coordinating with families for a year or more, they have a special place in your heart and begin to see you as a friend and confidant. I am lucky to be involved with planning such precious memories.  To see a bride dancing with her father and look over at you and mouth the words “thank you”—that’s why I do it.

Need help planning an unforgettable event?  Contact Caroline Grogan at groupsales@highhamptoninn.com.

Famous Llamas Invade Cashiers This Summer

June 29th, 2012 by Staff

Llamas arrive at High Hampton

Move over Fred and Ed, there are new furry friends at High Hampton this summer! No, guests aren’t seeing things; llamas have invaded Cashiers. Serving as furry Sherpas for guided hikes and as golf caddies every Thursday and Friday during the summer, the llamas are a special addition during our 90th season.

The llamas, previously featured on National Geographic Adventures, Animal Planet and BBC, are undaunted by their new role here at High Hampton Inn.  You may see them carrying picnic baskets, blankets and provisions while accompanying families and children on hikes to Cherokee Campgrounds, around Hampton Lake, and up to the top of Rock Mountain. In the evenings, the llamas will make special guest appearances at the Rock Mountain Tavern, where you are invited to meet and take pictures with the shaggy, friendly animals.  Also, by request, golfers can arrange for a llama to be their caddy.

The llamas arrive each Thursday with owner, Mark English, who has been raising them at his family’s farm in Brevard, NC since 2008. While this is the first summer High Hampton has partnered with English’s company, Llama Caddy, the llamas are already attracting major attention in the short time they have been here. Their hikes and meet-and-greets at the Tavern have become some of our most popular summer activities.

Have you met the llamas yet?

Looking down at Rock Mountain