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Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
May 2011
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In this issue
-- Discovery Package of the Month - The Reserve at Lake Keowee
-- Paving Stones Versus Concrete
-- Golf Real Estate OnLine Homesite of the Month
-- May 2011 PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the May 2011 edition of Golf Real Estate OnLine News.

The information contained within Golf Real Estate OnLine News is designed to provide helpful information about Golf Real Estate, up-dates on our Communities of Distinction and new features on the Golf Real Estate OnLine site.

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Discovery Package of the Month - The Reserve at Lake Keowee
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The Reserve at Lake Keowee Golf. Boat. Dine. Discover!

Real Estate guest packages from $145, including up to $200 in club credits!

Call 877-922-5253 to book your package. Experience a Multi-Generational Membership, and enjoy up to $200 in club credits good toward:
* 2 rounds of Golf
* A half-day boat rental
* Lunch at The Market
* Dinner at The Orchard House
* Pro Shop Merchandise

Your Guest House accommodations include a continental breakfast, a golf cart for exploring the day, a private real estate tour and chef-selected wine & cheese each evening!

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For more information on the Reserve at Lake Keowee Discovery Package, go to http://www.reserveatlakekeowee.com/keowee/info/discovery-packages.aspx


Paving Stones Versus Concrete
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Pavers (MS) Homeowners have a variety of needs around the landscape that call for pavers or concrete, including driveways, patios and walkways. Deciding on a material means assessing needs and desired features as well as the cost of the project.

In general, pavers are interlocking tiles of stone, brick or molded concrete. Concrete is poured in large, solid blocks with flexible spacers to allow for contraction and expansion depending on the weather.

Pavers
Pavers allow flexibility in color and pattern. They can also be dug up and moved around at a later time. Different types of blocks can be interwoven to create a unique pattern. Because pavers are individual pieces, homeowners may find that installation is a do-it-yourself project.

There are many different price ranges for pavers, depending on the size and material. Some range from a few dollars a block to much more than that. Many home-improvement stores sell an array of pavers, or homeowners can order from a specialty retailer.

Pavers are often individually set with sand and leveling gravel. This means that over time they can settle and become uneven. Furthermore, because there is only sand in between, weeds may grow through the pavers over time, requiring added maintenance.

Concrete
Poured concrete is a permanent addition to the landscape. It cannot be poured and then reconfigured without major demolition.

Also, because concrete requires precision and mastery, it is not something easily done by a do-it-yourselfer. This means that a hired mason will have to be called to pour concrete features. This may make concrete a more expensive purchase than individual pavers.

Concrete is a continuous, poured substance. This means that weeds will not grow through so there is less maintenance involved. But it's important to know that even concrete that has been properly laid may shift or crack over time from the settling of the ground.

Thanks to innovations in concrete, homeowners who like the look of pavers without the work can investigate stamped concrete options, where a pattern is embossed into the concrete before it dries. Colors, stains and etching procedures are also available.

There are a few other distinctions between these two materials that may also influence a homeowner's decision. Pavers provide immediate gratification in that they can be enjoyed shortly after installation. Concrete, on the other hand, will require days to dry and cure.

Some town codes require a permit for pouring concrete because it is a permanent change to the home. Pavers may not require a permit because they are not permanent and can be removed.

When choosing among pavers or concrete around a pool or water source, it is important to select a texture that will not be slippery when wet. Otherwise accidents may occur.

The choice between concrete and pavers is largely one of personal preference. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages to consider.


Golf Real Estate OnLine Homesite of the Month
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PATRIOT'S POINT Lot at Patriots Point

Located in prestigious Patriots Plantation, this lake-front lot slopes nicely toward the water and includes a Master Sports Membership ($27.500 value) to the exclusive Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club.

Patriots Plantation is a gated lake-front equestrian community on Lake Greenwood, SC that features large lake-front lots, beautiful wooded common area, pools, stables, riding trails, yacht clubhouse, tennis and fitness complex, preferred golf rates, bar and grill, day use of the marina (dock permits available) and is a sister community to Grand Harbour.

Patriot Plantation members also enjoy all of the amenities available at Grand Harbour, (only a five minute boat ride away.) Grand Harbour, located in Ninety-Six, SC is a private gated lake community featuring lake-front and golf-view lots, marina, Davis Love III golf course, pro shop, and yacht club.

Click Here for more information!


May 2011 PGA Tour Events
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April 28 - May 01
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

May 05 - 08
Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

May 12 - 15
THE PLAYERS Championship
TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC

May 19 - 22
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
Colonial CC, Ft. Worth, Texas
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

May 26 - 29
HP Byron Nelson Championship
TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

For a full list of 2011 PGA Tour Events, go to PGA Tour Schedule

Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
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Eyespygolf.com. A directory of over 16,000 golf courses. Is your favorite course included?

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