Cuscowilla Golf Resort was stunning. It was so peaceful. The wooden lodges in their setting amongst the trees and on the golf course were gorgeous.
The Augusta Masters experience exceeded all of our expectations. It really had a dream-like quality and you almost had to pinch yourself to believe you were really there. It was difficult to imagine how close we could get to the players and how well we could see. The whole tournament is organised so brilliantly and nothing is left to chance.
The journey to Myrtle Beach took longer than we had expected and consequently we arrived about 10pm. Our experience with the allocation of accommodation there was the only downside to our holiday. We found that the first apartment that we were given hadn't been cleaned and still had rubbish, dirty towels and bed linen in. We went back to reception where we were given keys to a second apartment. This was clean and well furnished, but the second bedroom was tiny and we had been given to understand that both bedrooms would be of an equal size. Back we went to reception where we were given keys to a third apartment. By the time we let ourselves in it was 12.40am. The lighting was very dim, but we checked the bedrooms, which were both large, unpacked and finally settled down to sleep. It wasn't until we saw the apartment in daylight that we realised that the carpets and sofas were filthy. I would not guess that it was about 30 years old and in that time it had not been redecorated, nor had the carpets or sofas cleaned. None of us could face packing and moving again, but during our stay we put towels on the sofas to sit on and never walked on the carpets without shoes.
For the last three nights in this apartment there were eight teenagers in the apartment above us who kept us awake with loud music and noise. We did make all of our complaints known to reception.
We couldn't fault the rest of our holiday. All of the golf courses organised by YGT were outstanding, particularly our favourite, Pawley's Plantation, which my husband likened to Wentworth. Amongst the best we have ever played abroad.
The actual location of the accommodation at Myrtle Beach was excellent. Close to the beach, gym, pool and other leisure facilities and just a short drive to many fantastic restaurants.
We had a wonderful holiday. Your Golf Travels organisation of the whole trip was superb and everything went so smoothly with the exception of the accommodation at Kingston Plantation.
We always found YGT very helpful and courteous and they dealt with any queries promptly and efficiently.