Trees draped in spanish moss catch the wind along the edges of the fairways at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, where designer Russell Breeden sculpted a 6,701-yard course into the verdant grounds of a former plantation. Throughout the par-72 layout, ponds and streams ripple on the borders of nearly every hole, often forcing golfers to choose from taking a conservative line, challenging the hazard with a big swing, or releasing their golf ball to a family of catfish. Breeden's artful use of waterways is most noticeable at the par-5 eighth hole, where a stream splits to cut across the center of the fairway and wraps two watery prongs around both sides of the hole to add pressure as golfers contemplate their approach to the green. Bermuda-grass fairways and greens await golf balls that steer clear of the course's water hazards and the various sand traps occasionally populated by disoriented sunbathers.
Before taking to the first tee, clubbers can warm up their swings and rehearse their putter-twirling routine at a practice complex that includes a driving range and a putting green. To keep golfers fresh during rounds, the club offers on-course beverage service and a full-service snack bar and lounge.
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South of Philly Pizzeria tosses together sandwiches, pasta, and eponymous pies using hand-lobbed crusts and 100%-fresh ingredients to create its menu of Italian ingenuity. Its inventory of signature pizzas ($11–$19) spans from the ferociously carnivorous “T-Rex” to the “Apollo,” a not-so-mythical mélange of spinach, olives, fresh tomato, and feta cheese on a roasted-garlic-butter base. Fans of overturned edibles will covet the calzone and create-a-zone (starting at $7.50), while pasta twirlers can tackle the chicken cacciatore ($8) or the Philly-inspired phettucini alfredo, which exudes brotherly love ($7.75). Each of the savory steak sandwiches is fortified with a half pound of shaved rib eye, and comes with a plethora of topping choices—from the provolone, fried onions, sweet peppers, and mushrooms of Da Bomb to the marinara and mozzarella of the pizza-steak sandwich, the Italian equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster ($7.50 each).
Comfy leather couches, oversized wood-framed mirrors, and a sprawling open floor plan coalesce to forge an elegant but laidback atmosphere inside Paloosh Salon. Here, clients can plop into the wide-backed swivel seats at hairstyling stations or sink into cushy pedicure chairs as they watch their coiffures morph from bland to dazzling or their nails take on new hues to match the pet goldfish they carry with them everywhere. A team of six artists offers a variety of services, harnessing their individual backgrounds and continuing education to meticulously color strands, effectively defuzz legs, and expertly apply makeup for special occasions.
When John Drayton broke ground on Drayton Hall in 1738, he had no idea that his estate would survive the American Revolution, the Civil War, an earthquake, and numerous hurricanes. The stories contained in the building’s walls span seven generations of history tied to the Draytons and the Bowens family, an African American family that lived and worked at Drayton Hall before and after emancipation. Since 1974, when Charles and Frank Drayton sold their ancestral home to the National Trust, visitors have been able to transport themselves into the past with more ease than rubbing the beard at the Lincoln Memorial.
The main house, a sweeping example of Georgian Palladian architecture, is the oldest near-original, unrestored colonial home in the United States. Like a helpful ghost, the grand rooms and original fireplaces whisper history into the ears of all visitors, telling tales of British and colonial soldiers who occupied the house during the American Revolution. Views from the portico are filled with drooping trees, spanish moss, and a grand driveway. Surrounding the estate, an undisturbed historic landscape backs up to the Ashley River, and also encompasses A Sacred Place, the oldest African American cemetery in the country still in use.
At Arts For Fitness, students can take tae kwon do, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and yoga classes or go at their own pace in the 24-hour gym facilities. Highly experienced teachers lead the classes in a fun, welcoming environment. For instance, the studio's yoga instructor, Chi, has been practicing and teaching yoga since the 1990s and has studied under yoga masters Nicky Knoff and James Bryan.
BFVH is a woman-owned full service veterinary hospital located west of the Ashley in Charleston ,SC. At Bees Ferry Veterinary Hospital we strive to provide your pet with the comprehensive and integrated health care that we would want for our own pets.