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The Last Full Week Of Summer At LanierWorld

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Can you believe it’s already August?? We can’t either! This week was the last full week of LanierWorld being open, although it will continue to be open on weekends. Sunset Cove and Gianni’s will also continue to operate on a daily basis until Labor Day. There’s still plenty to do at the Lake even though LanierWorld is nearing the end of its Summer heyday.

For example, try golfing on one of our championship courses designed by Billy Fuller, the man who invented “Billy Bunkers,” used in over 500 courses nationwide!  The Legacy on Lanier Golf Club represents a return to the Golden Era of Golf – a period from the early to mid 1900’s when designers created some of the most storied courses in the world. An unrivaled golf experience, the layout traverses a natural setting with twelve scenic holes on the water. Legacy on Lanier Golf Club offers tactical challenges for the avid golfer while not proving too daunting for the casual golfer. Legacy on Lanier Golf Club includes a fully stocked golf shop, new state of the art MiniVerde Bermuda Greens, and zoysia lined “Billy Bunkers,” an innovative Bunker design developed by Fuller during his tenure at Augusta National Golf Club. For scratch golfers and high handicappers alike, the Lake Lanier Golf Club offers a challenging, aesthetically pleasing lakeside golf experience. There’s not a lot more relaxing in life than going golfing in the Fall when the leaves are changing in North Georgia.

Another great outdoor activity to take advantage of this Fall is horseback riding. Saddle up for the ride of your life at Lake Lanier Islands Equestrian Center. Gentle horses are ready to take you through a set of scenic trails along the shores of Lake Lanier Islands. Our Stable guides are some of the friendliest in the Southeast, and you will not be disappointed in their knowledge and professionalism. Older kids and adults can enjoy a 45-minute ride along the shores of Lake Lanier Islands, which departs every hour on the hour. Younger kids can go on a 30-minute ride, suitable for children two years of age and up weighing less than 80 pounds. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If horses and golfing don’t quite feel right for you, check out our rustic campgrounds! The Campgrounds at Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Shoal Creek are just the place to enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of Lake Lanier Islands. These campgrounds offer an idyllic rustic destination for adventurers who yearn to sleep under the star-filled skies of Georgia, with the moon overhead and the sound of the lake as a soundtrack. Spacious and scenic, the sites are ideal for RV’s and tents. During the day, guests have easy access to all the excitement of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, including LanierWorld waterpark, award-winning golf facilities, rejuvenating spa treatments, the equestrian center, zip line canopy tours and more.Boat ramps are also available at all of our campgrounds.

A fourth fantastic option is our Canopy Zip Line Tours. Soar through the Georgia skies on one of Lake Lanier Islands canopy tours’ zipline adventures! There are 6 tour types available depending on the size of your group and the amount of awesome you feel like you can handle in one day. Try the PineIsle Tour and glide along several 1000+ ft lines, race a buddy on a 1,500ft zip track, and naturally, see some spectacular views of the Lake and the Islands! Check out the Legacy Nights Tour for some adventurous excitement. Zip through the trees and over the lake by night in the most exciting option of all our Lake Lanier Islands outdoor tours! Throughout your tour you will travel by moonlight, headlamps, and lanterns on a series of cleverly constructed zip lines, sky bridges, and platforms up to 70 feet in the treetops. Or, if you think you can handle it, go for the Full Day of Zipping Package! This package includes 30 incredible ziplines with incredible views, six sky bridges where you can test your mettle and conquer the trees, entrance to the resort, and lunch at Bullfrogs! The Canopy Tours are one of the favorites here at the Lake, and we are positive you’ll be talking about this one to your friends for months, and they’ll be asking you when the next trip will be!

So don’t be sad that Summer is coming to an end! There’s still plenty of fun to be had at Lake Lanier Islands! We can’t wait to see you!

The 20 Days of Giveaways

Monday, July 8th, 2013

You guys, 21 days ago our Facebook page hit 20,000 likes!! We got so excited we decided to give away prizes for 20 days in a row! All total, we gave out 20 tickets to LanierWorld, a Beach Access season pass, a $20 Gianni’s/Sunset Cove Cafe giftcard, Sister Hazel concert tickets, Georgia Satellites concert tickets, a round of Golf for 2, a dockslip for a Full Moon Party, an Islands Club Membership, a Sunshine Club Membership, a Family Four Pack to LanierWorld, and for our grand finale, we gave out a Family FunTastic Package, which included 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

Here were the contests and winners for each of our 20 days!

Sarah Littlepage LaRocca was the first to correctly guess our number: 1,983!

Alicia Cook was the first person to post a picture including exactly 20 pairs of flip-flops!

We held a bonus competition on the second day, for a chance to do a meet and greet with Sister Hazel!

And Gloria Gomez won with her creative take on it!

Bernadine Grider Martin won our first contest of Day 3, buy giving us her top 20 reasons she was excited about summer! Spoiler alert – She was excited about her grandkids visiting from Oklahoma:
1.Grandkids are visiting from Oklahoma
2. Our children are visiting from Oklahoma.
3. Spending time with family.
4. Beach
5. Grandchildren
6. Summer
7. Grandchildren
8. Beautiful Georgia summer evenings.
9. Grandchildren
10. Lake Lanier
11. Grandchildren
11. Fireworks.
12. Grandchildren.
13. Flip flops
14. Grandchildren.
15. Lake
16. Grandchildren
17. Fresh vegetables and fruit
18. Grandchildren.
19. Lemonade
20. And……our family coming from Oklahoma to Georgia for vacation!!!!!

Shawn Holbrook won two tickets to Sister Hazel at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater, AND two tickets to meet and greet the band! When we reached 75 “shares” we picked a winner at random!

Our first contest of Day 4 asked contestants to send in the first picture of 20 pool toys!

Which Kimberly Reamer won in no time!

For the second contest of the 4th day, we asked our fans to send in snapshots of their funniest faces, and we picked our favorite to win 2 tickets to LanierWorld!

Drew Leeuwenburg had us falling out of our chairs we were laughing so hard!

Keeping with the “20″ theme, next we asked you to send in pictures of yourself from 20 years ago – can you believe that was only 1993??

Heather Merritt Chapman won the prize with this picture! The floral print, the short tie, the white jacket, so 90s!

Granted, this says Day 5, but we meant Day 6, and our followers didn’t seem to mind…

In fact, Kenna Lemon was so focused on drawing this amazing dream sand castle that she didn’t notice at all!

Brittney Freeman Bowen won our first Zooma! contest by being the first to correctly guess all five images!

Day 8 was a photo caption contest, which Kathy Connor won with this cute quote! These are Lake Lanier’s newest Canadian Geese, by the way, and so cute! They’re at that awkward teenager stage…

Danielle Chiu Liu really knew her stuff when we asked what the 4 islands that make up Lake Lanier Islands are called! They are Pine, Blue Ridge, Legacy, and Georgia!

Day 10 was one for the dogs. We asked you to dress your pooch up in a swimsuit and post the picture to our wall!

There were a ton of hilarious pooches, but Shelly Jordan’s Scruffy here won the day. He just looks like a lake dog, doesn’t he?

We gave away 2 shots in our Hole-In-One Challenge on Day 10 – one for posting a picture of yourself on the Legacy on Lanier Golf course, and one for knowing that after Sam Snead, Tiger Woods has the most PGA tour wins!

On Day 11, we asked you to tell us what LanierWorld is greater than, and Nicole Vaughn Grisaffe said “LanierWorld is greater than a water balloon fight with all your friends on a hot hot summer day!” And we were inclined to agree!

Michelle Leigh Cagle won a round of golf for 2 by finding our secret hidden code somewhere on our website! The code was LXJ4R7H1P982XFDL0!

Day 13 was another photo caption contest! Connie Wishon Johnson won with a “Go big or go home!”

On Day 14, we asked you to find Bucky in the crowd at the Peachtree Road Race and tell us what number he was wearing!

See if you can spot him, Tiffany Roddy did!

Day 15 was fun, we set up a jumble and puzzle for you, and Stephanie Crowder Weber solved it first!

We held a race between Bucky the Beaver and the Chick-fil-A cow on the 16th day! We asked you to like the post to vote for the cow, and to comment on the post to vote for Bucky. It was a sad day here at the Lake when the home team lost, but Gail Castleberry went home happy as part of the winning team!

Day 17 fell on Independence Day, and we asked you to show your patriotic pride on our wall!

Andrea Nalley posted the most patriotic person we’ve ever seen, and came away with one of our big prizes: an Island Club pass!!

On Day 18, we hosted Lake Lanier Idol and asked you to submit performances of your favorite summer songs!

day18_annacrumbliss

Anna Crumbliss submitted this adorable video of her nephew shakin’ it to ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’”

We held another Zooma! on Day 19, and this time, Alley Lee Tiller took home a LanierWorld family four pack by correctly guessing the pictures! Fireworks, a cow’s nose, a bird’s nest, a pirate flag, and an ice cream snack!

Finally, for our grand finale, we asked you if you were ready for vacation! We wanted to see your cars packed to the roof with suitcases, towels, beach totes, pool noodles, inner tubes, and more!!

Susanne Ward won the grand prize of a Family Funtastic Package, which includes an overnight stay at Legacy Lodge, and 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

We had a great time these past 20 days, and we are so very grateful to all of our amazing facebook followers for participating in this extremely fun event!!

 

 

Seniors Event – 30th & 31st March 2010

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Results & Prizes

Two Ball Best Ball – 1st Place:   T. Lastinger & D.Lackey

Each player wins a Complimentary Round of Golf

Closest to the Flag – #2 – Mr Leloup

Closest to the Flag – #5 – D. Rohovit

Closest to the Flag – #10 – J. Denson

Closest to the Flag – #15 – B. O’Callaghan

Longest Drive – #1 – H.Zacune

Longest Drive – #17 – D. Rohovit

All longest drive and cloest to the flag winners receive 1 complimentary round of golf. Please pick up your complimentary round on your next visit.  All prizes must be claimed by April 30 2010.

Any questions, please contact Gary Clarkson on 68-318-7861.

Free Golf in April Winner

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The winner of the draw to play for free the whole month of April is Russ Burch. Congratulations, please contact the golf shop on 678-318-7861 to book your tee times.  Tee time availability is subject to standard tee time booking rules.

Everyone that has entered the draw will be automatically entered into our free golf in May draw that will be announced at the end of April.

Legacy on Lanier Golf Partnerships – Key Features

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

An Affordable Alternative to Traditional Memberships

  • Partnership price is $350.00 ($200.00 for Seniors) & includes a Complimentary Foursome.
  • The more you play the less you pay! – Our tiered rate structure allows you to reach as low as $24 per round once you’ve played over 16 rounds.
  • Partners Only Tournaments & Events including our flexible ‘midweek medals series’ that allow you to play at a time that suits you.
  • Complimentary food and beverage every time you play.
  • Many other golf & island benefits such as a Champagne Christening on select boat rentals from Harbor Landing!
  • Save over $1000.00 under the Legacy Golf Partnership when comparing to some other traditional golf club memberships with large upfront or monthly fees.

If you would like to become a Legacy Golf Partner please email Brian Conley at bconley@llimail.com with your address and we shall mail you a full partnership packet for review.

Free Golf in March Draw Winner

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The winner of the draw to play for free the whole month of March is JacPainter@Bellsouth.net. Congratulations, please contact the golf shop on 678-318-7861 to book your tee times.  Tee time availability is subject to standard tee time booking rules.

Everyone that has entered the draw will be automatically entered into our free golf in April draw that will be announced on March 31, 2010.

Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th January 2010 – Midweek Medal

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Winner
Rich Lively

Gross 74, Handicap = 6, Net 68

Rich wins a complimentary round of golf for two. Please come to the golf shop desk on your next visit to collect your prize!

Closest to the Flag Contest 27th & 28th January 2010 – Results

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Thanks to all those who participated in the nearest the hole contests. A sleeve of E6+ golf balls go to all the winners noted below. Please ask at the golf shop for your prize on your next visit!

Wednesday 27th January
Hole #5 – Jim Muenster
Hole #10 – Dick Brinker

Thursday 28th January
Hole #2 – Gary Dyck
Hole #5 – John Lowery
Hole #10 – Justin Ahn
Hole #15 – Steve Hardon

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club Winter Matchplay Update

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Saturday 23rd January 2010

Wes Dye & Eric Strasburg def Jamie Fraser & Neil Marc 3&2
Brad Bachman & Leif Jonassen def Jay Mathes & Karen Mathes 4&2

Only 2 first round matches left to be played by 31st January 2010

January 2010 Prize Draw

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Winners:
1st Prize- Lake Lanier Islands Resort Collection Sweater – E.Strasburg

2nd Prize – Imperial HT Legacy on Lanier Embroidered Cap – D.James

3rd Prize – Mizuno Retroflex Leather Golf Glove – M.Nieto

*Redeem your prize on your next visit to Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.  We cannot mail out any items.  Prizes must be claimed by 02.28.2010