If you're lucky enough to have won the lottery, you're probably thinking about travel during Masters Week in April. For those of us who aren't as familiar, we're not talking about a huge cash prize worth millions of dollars (though for some it feels that way!). We're talking about the selection process for tickets to the Practice Rounds and the Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.
Since the inception of Savannah Lakes Village in the late 1980s, people have been fond of the idea of living at Lake Thurmond (or Clarks Hill Lake — depending on where you live!). "Charter members" of the community were keen on the vision of a vibrant lakefront community with top-notch amenities and and pristine outdoor experiences. The vast majority of those who have become property owners at Savannah Lakes Village have built or purchased a single-family dwelling
Fast forward to 2019. Our Developer, Savannah Lakes Village Real Estate, has been busy working with builders Keystone Homes and Ivey Homes out of Augusta, Georgia to provide move-in-ready new homes for those looking to own a home in Savannah Lakes.
In addition to those beautiful homes, SLV Real Estate has unveiled plans for brand new lakefront condos on Lake Thurmond.
The title is a little cliché, but it's true! The birds found in Sumter National Forest all around our community take advantage of the milder weather of spring to make a move and establish a new home. Whether it's animal-like instinctive behavior or a function of other life situations and logistics, people tend to consider new homes in the spring as well.
We added a gallery of springtime images, including several shots of Eastern Bluebirds, for your enjoyment. Visit our Sights & Sounds page to view these images. And if you're considering a move to Savannah Lakes Village, read on for some tips and thoughts that may help you on your journey.
Savannah Lakes is thrilled to be a part of the greater community of McCormick County.
Local Living is a local lifestyle and home-related show that airs on WJBF, the local ABC affiliate in Augusta, Georgia. This video features Thessa Smith, Director of Economic Development for McCormick County as well as the County's clerk of court, Crystal Barnes.
Ah, the first full week in April — Masters Week! It's the Rite of Spring that awakens a deep longing in the heart of every golfer. We join the chorus of awe at the spectacle of the tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. It's a joy to behold, and we realize how fortunate we are to be positioned less than an hour away from this incredible event.
The McCormick County Chamber of Commerce recently co-awarded SLV and the Savannah Lakes Real Estate and Development Center with the Award of Excellence for Business. The presentation of this award was quite a surprise to SLV representatives in attendance and to representatives from the Development Partner. Bob Stockton is a reporter for the McCormick Messenger, and he provided coverage of the McCormick Chamber's annual meeting on January 31, 2019. Here is Mr. Stockton's article:
Our men's Member/Guest Invitational Tournament is an annual affair, one that we look forward to every year.
The 2018 Member/Guest event kicked off on a balmy Thursday, October 4 and concluded Saturday, October 6. Our roster of players and guests included fathers and sons, brothers, friends, and even a few former neighbors. The guests hailed from 17 different states from coast to coast, and one guest even traveled from Switzerland. Our agenda included a chipping and putting contest, two full rounds of competitive golf, a final playoff for the flight winners, and no less than 8 different meals and social events. Our lakefront courses, Tara and Monticello were on full display during a couple of days of nearly ideal golf weather — even if a touch on the warm side.
This is a beloved time of spirited competition and fellowship, both on and off the course! It's difficult to convey the essence of the experience at Member/Guest. But from our members' individual hospitality efforts to the SLV team, it is an all-hands-on-deck opportunity to show our guests what it is like to live and play at SLV.
Our marketing director captured hundreds of images from the golf and social events, and we have curated a few to share here:
by Mary Ruth Hayworth
Thursday February 22 was not only the opening coffee of the SLV Women’s Golf Association (WGA) but also gorgeous weather following the opening for 60+ to enjoy a round of 9 or 18 holes at the beautiful Monticello course.
Barb Shelley, 2018 WGA President, is supported by officers Terri McCarbery, VP; Diana Bricely, Secretary; and Mary Markle, Treasurer. The extended team includes but is not limited to 9 and 18 hole coordinators, specialty event or activity organizers, tournament chairs, standing committees and volunteers as needed. WGA play day is each Thursday morning through the closing day prime rib dinner on November 8. Ladies were excited hearing some of the great plans for upcoming tournaments. The first one is the Member/Guest May 2 and 3. Day 1 is a practice round and an ALL-WGA girls’ evening out party at the River Grille. Marcia Krishart could not be denied attention in her specialty “Mad Hat” as she introduced the “Mad Hatter” theme and the fun plans for the 2-day activity.
Here’s a list of some of the most common reasons families and couples absolutely love living in this South Carolina lakefront golf and sporting community.
#10 | “Not Now Honey, I’m Video Conferencing”
Just because Savannah Lakes is encompassed by one of the most scenic and preserved areas within the southeast (see reason #3), doesn’t mean that you can’t be connected to the rest of the world. Underground utilities are installed throughout the community, including fiber-optics for high-speed digital voice, internet, and entertainment service. With one of the most advanced digital communication and entertainment systems in the world, it’s no wonder that more and more new residents are not waiting on retirement to relocate. And who can blame them…