Category: Family Vacation


August 15, 2012

North Carolina resort offers llama caddies

Posted at 3:21 PM by Michael Rosengart

Ever wished you could replace your regular, old human caddy with a llama? If so, your dream nine holes with a camel's furry, South American cousin has come true this summer at the High Hamptons Inn in Cashiers, N.C., according to its press release:

The new star-studded line-up at High Hampton Inn wears fur coats, walks on four legs and enjoys golf and long hikes around Hampton Lake.  No, guests aren’t seeing things; llamas are making a home at High Hampton Inn this summer!  Serving as furry Sherpa’s for guided hikes and as golf caddies every Thursday and Friday during the summer, the llamas are a special addition during the Inn’s 90th season. . .

“I wish I had a camera to capture guests’ faces when they see the llamas standing by Rock Mountain Tavern,” says Clifford Meads, general manager of High Hampton Inn.  “It’s a look of surprise, excitement and awe all in one.”

The llamas are trained by Mark English in Brevard, N.C., where they’ve been getting loops for the past five years at local courses. Here’s a report from WSPA’s Rich Klindworth:

 

Our statistician notes that Stevie Williams has won more majors than any llama caddy. 

 

May 20, 2009

The Myrtle Beach Experience

Posted at 4:09 PM by Ryan Reiterman

If you've been to Myrtle Beach share your experience with us here in the Trips Blog. Tell readers like you about the golf courses, hotels and nightlife in Myrtle Beach. Need help planning your trip? Visit our Myrtle Beach guide here.

The Orlando Experience

Posted at 11:59 AM by Ryan Reiterman

If you've been to Orlando share your experience with us here in the Trips Blog. Tell readers like you about the golf courses, hotels and nightlife in Orlando. Need help planning your trip? Visit our Orlando guide here.

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