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Port Royal Golf Club Named Winner in “The Knot Best of Weddings”

Hilton Head Island, SC. – Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, a Heritage Golf Group property, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2016 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the #1 wedding resource. This is the third year Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings (2015 & 2013).

In 2016, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on have received this distinguished accolade. In its tenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2016, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million reviews from real couples across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best for wedding planning professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding.

“We don’t see the momentum slowing down anytime soon and encourage owners to submit as early as possible for next year’s event,” said Carolyn Vanagel, President of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. “The world-class hospitality and facilities of the Port Royal Golf Club, along with our yearly attendance records, have resulted in an even higher quality show field than ever before, and this year’s winners truly point to our growth and success.”

“My husband and I couldn’t be more grateful to have found Port Royal for our ceremony and reception venue. Port Royal is absolutely beautiful. It (the Club) provides a wonderful atmosphere for a ceremony and reception,” said Mrs. Lauren Etter, after hosting the wedding of her dreams at Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club. “Please also thank the Chef and staff for being so great and making our big day so wonderful! The food is outstanding. We received multiple compliments from our guests stating how great the food tasted. Our wedding was everything I could have imagined and more!”

“We are honored to host collectors and enthusiasts at one of the fastest growing automotive lifestyle events in the country,” said Rick Shoemaker, General Manager of the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island. “We are thrilled to have such participation and we hope to see an even bigger number at next year’s event.”

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding professional to create a wedding that is unique to them. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content—and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit

Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club boasts a 14,000 square foot, mansion-style Clubhouse with southern charm. From the lush landscape and golf views to a private intimate ceremony at historic Steam Gun Beach, guests can enjoy the true southern experience at Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club. One of the most sought after destination wedding venues on Hilton Head Island, Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club offers customized wedding packages with gourmet signature menus, expert planning, and advice on the latest trends, specialty beverages, luxurious linens and more. Furthermore, the Club offers each couple an event specialist to cater to their every want and need.


or more information on events at Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, please email [email protected] or call (980) 430-8800. Heritage Golf Group 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 250 Charlotte, NC 28210

About The Collection On Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Golf Collection ( features a group of three premier, resort-style golf clubs including five award-winning golf courses and 99 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island, SC. Owned and managed by Heritage Golf Group, The Heritage Golf Collection includes Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Shipyard Golf Club, and Oyster Reef Golf Club. With a variety of resort amenities, “Stay & Play” packages and a private country club atmosphere, the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.

About Heritage Golf Group

Heritage Golf Group (, established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.

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