Take a video tour of Daniel Island golf courses with Chris Edwards

While I’m not on the golf courses very often, I am always amazed at the beauty of both layouts.  Chris Edwards, the Director of Golf at the Daniel Island Club, narrates the above video which demonstrates the natural wonders of the Rees Jones and Tom Fazio courses.  Not only is Chris a great guy, I think he also might have a future as a broadcaster in case his golf career doesn’t pan out.

The video is well produced and provides a great overview with stunning shots of wildlife as well as detailed descriptions of each golf course.   As Chris describes, the Beresford Creek course and the Ralston Creek course are two completely different challenges with the latter playing a bit more difficult.  Of course, it all plays difficult for me but I never cease to marvel at the inherent beauty of the designs.  People ask me what is my favorite hole?  Well, the 19th of course!

List of Charleston titles —

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Charleston is always making the list of something but the recent awards are truly impressive and comprehensive!

A tip of the hat for the research done by the wonderful people at the My Island Town blog in compiling this list. And check out Daniel Island getting a little recognition too!

2014 Charleston Awards:
Best American Cities for Foodies
Charleston ranked #4 by Conde Nast Traveler

Most Romantic Getaways in the World
Charleston ranked #4 by Fodor’s

Top Performing Cities in the U.S.
Charleston ranked #11 by Milken Institute

Best Destinations in the U.S.
Charleston voted #13 in the 2014 Trip Advisor Traveler’s Choice Awards

Top Destinations for 2014
Charleston listed among the top 20 travel destinations in the world by Telegraph Travel

Best Places to Retire
Charleston listed among the best places to retire by Forbes

Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
Charleston ranked #1 by readers of Conde Nast Traveler

Most Amazing Places Uncle Sam Could Send You
Charleston ranked #12 on list of best U.S. military base locations around the world (Huffington Post)

Best Girls’ Trip
Charleston voted #2 by readers of USA Today and 10Best.com
Best Post-College Towns
Charleston featured among the best post-college towns in USA Today

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, when you look at awards and recognition from previous years. Here are some highlights:

2013 Charleston Award Highlights:
Top City in the U.S. and Canada
Charleston voted #1 in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards survey

Top 10 Cities Overall
Charleston ranked #7 in the Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey

Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.
Daniel Island selected among the top 50 master planned communities by Where to Retire magazine

2012 Charleston Award Highlights:
Top Travel Destination in the World
Charleston, SC Ranked #1 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers.

Top U.S. Travel Destination
Charleston, SC Ranked #1 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers.

Top 10 Downtowns 2012
Charleston ranked #2 by Livability.com
Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities for Software and Internet Technology
Ranked among the top 10 by Fast Company

Top Mid-Size Cities for Jobs
Charleston metro area ranks #5 on list from Forbes

Top 21 Places to Go in 2012
Charleston named as one of the top places to go in the world by Fodor’s Travel