AT HOME WITH THE THOMAS FAMILY
EASTER AT BERKELEY HALL
BHCF MEMBER MINGLE
MEET WINEMAKER JULIEN FAYARD
Spring is nearly here! From the Savannah Gardens to our Tom Fazio courses, it’s wonderful to see the Lowcountry coming into bloom.
We're getting ready for many of our favorite Club traditions from our Berkeley Hall-style Easter Celebration to the Mixed Member-Member and I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there.
Momentum at the Club continues as we welcome new members to our community. The Wall Street Journal recently named the Lowcountry No. 1 in the luxury real estate market for the nation, and we feel very fortunate to call it home!
We continue to see that success throughout the community with ongoing home builds, and look forward to new plans coming through the ARB this Spring. We have a great story to tell, and as we move towards 500 homes, we’d love for you to share it with your family and friends.
In this issue, we’re happy to share the Thomas family story and what they love most about BHC. (read more on pages 4-5). You can also view their ‘Our Stories’ video located on the member website, which tells the story of what drew them to Berkeley Hall and how it's truly become their forever home.
As temperatures warm up, we continue to see the golf courses play better and better. Even with some challenging weather, winter conditions were the best I’ve seen during my seven years here. The Agronomy team’s detail is remarkable, with continuing refinements throughout the courses, including native area options which make them both more attractive and playable. One of our big Spring goals is to visit different courses to look at various fairway grasses, bunker sand, native areas, and irrigation systems.
I’ve really enjoyed meeting with Members at our first two “Coffees with Adam.” It’s a great way to get to know everyone a bit better. Thank you for taking the time to share your views and please consider joining me at the next one.
We’ve got a great Spring planned at the Club, from charitable foundation events to family friendly events. And nothing says quintessential Lowcountry better than our Lowcountry Boil kickoff to Easter weekend. Come join us and enjoy the best of our “Berkeley Experience!”
Adam Kushner General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
NAMES LOWCOUNTRY NO. 1 IN LUXURY MARKET
The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com named the Hilton Head IslandBluffton-Beaufort area the top emerging luxury real estate market in the country. The area ranked No. 34 out of 300 overall in the “Emerging Housing Markets Index Winter 2023,” but its luxury market – defined as the most expensive 10% of homes –ranked No. 1 out of 60. Read more at wsj.com.
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At Home with the Thomas Family
Easter at Berkeley Hall 10 Culinary News 11 Book Club
Community Clubs 13 Member Photos 14 Golf Talk with Kieran
Berkeley Hall Golf Academy
Learn from the Pros 20 Golf Maintenance
BHC Fitness Philosophy
The River Park
1BR Master Suite $250
2 BR/2BA Town Suite, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio $500
3 BR/3BA Master + Town Suite, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio $600
4BR/4BA Full Cottage, Kitchen, Living Room, Patio $800
Rates do not include sales and accommodations tax of 10% & if applicable, a daily $25 non-member fee. Cottage Rate does not include Golf Rate. Daily tidy service may be arranged. Fee schedule is available upon request. 2-Night Minimum Stay Required. Please contact Concierge Services at 843.815.8494 for reservations and additional information. *72-hours advance Cancellation required to avoid full charge.
You’ll feel right at home in our charming cottages with easy access to everything. From golf weekends to family stays, our cottages offer all the amenities you could ask for. It’s a short walk to the Clubhouse and onto the greens, and you’ll find the Spa & Fitness Center just around the corner.
We can help make it even more special! For a nominal fee, you can add an assortment of room enhancements and amenities to really make your next visit exceptional including wines from the Club wine list and selections from our Club menu. Spa appointments, Club and local dining reservations, pontoon boat cruises, and more! Simply request 72-hours prior to your arrival from our concierge team, and we’ll be happy to provide your requested amenities.
BOOK ONLINE! For your convenience, you can book cottage reservations online, located under the Golf Cottages tab on the member website. Simply select your reservation details and choose your accommodations!
Kenneth & Clive Esposito
Ronald & Antoinette Kuenkler
Edward & Donna Patchett
Thomas & Annlea Rumfola
David & Molly Sigel
Vance & Elena Wood
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Michael Stark & Anna Borghard Ringoes,
t felt like home almost immediately,” share Shaw and Michael. “We have two young boys, 4-year-old Mason and 3-year-old Hudson, and we wanted a place where things would slow down a bit, and we could be a family.”
“Just the entrance of Berkeley Hall took my breath away for a second, then you make that long beautiful drive to the Clubhouse. It was everything we were looking for, without even knowing specifically what we were looking for,” adds Shaw.
Coming here from the hustle and bustle of South Florida was a welcome change for the Thomas family. As professionals with a young family, they were looking for a home that would offer the right balance of family time, career, and golf.
For Michael, with over 25-years of experience as a golf industry professional, the community’s Core Golf was
extremely important. And the ability to work remotely also has its appeal for Michael, as founder of Thomas Unlimited, and Shaw, creator of JigShaw Inc., strategic communications.
“From the warmth of the people, every single person we met, and the pristine perfection of the landscaping, the ponds, the homes, it was everything,” Michael and Shaw said together. “My boys love golf, so the vision of slowing down, having family around, finding the right schools and then I can take the kids on the golf course, are you kidding me?” said Michael. “We couldn’t be happier than to be here.”
“It's such an easy lifestyle,” adds Shaw. “A place for our boys to grow up where they're safe to ride around the neighborhood on their bikes and explore, and make memories. We really see Berkeley Hall as incredible now, and we see the best is yet to come.”
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You can also see the “Thomas Family” story in BHC’s “Our Stories” video collection on the member website. Sharing our stories through the voices of our members, with an inside view of our Lowcountry lifestyle, the amenities our members enjoy, and the welcoming warmth of our community.
THURSDAY, MAR 30 | 5PM
Berkeley H all CHaritaBle Foundation
Thanks to the Berkeley Hall community’s extraordinary generosity, the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation has raised over $2.5 million for Lowcountry charities since its inception in 2008. Each year, monies raised at the annual Charity Cup event fund the following year's grant cycle. This past December, BHCF approved more than $425,000 in grants to fund 22 projects for 21 non-profits, that will have a considerable impact on improving the lives of many Bluffton residents.
Join us for our annual Member Mingle event on Thursday, March 30 at 5pm to honor the BHCF grant recipients and give heartfelt thanks for the generosity of our membership that made these grants
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 | 11:30AM
possible. Come meet our grant recipients and learn more about the important work they do in our community. Event is complimentary, please RSVP so we can accommodate all attendees. Hors d'oeuvres & Member Bar.
BHCF LADIES LUNCHEON Ooh La La! Showing We Care... with Parisian Flair!
With its elegant Parisian café theme, the annual Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation Ladies Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:30am on the Verandah. Our grand affair will feature a lovely lunch, paired with exquisite wines, donated through Melanie Vanderpool's wonderful partnership with renowned vineyards. And once again, we will be selling raffle tickets for some very special prizes!
So, save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more details.
A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Foundation, which serves local charities.
TUESDAY, MAR 14 | 5:30-9PM
et ready for an unforgettable entertainment experience on Tuesday, March 14 with East Coast Dueling Pianos! Talented duo David Ross and Sterlin Colvin, are unbelievably versed in dueling piano expertise for a high energy, danceable show that keeps everyone moving!
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival, with member bar cocktails at 5:30pm and 6pm dinner buffet, followed by performance from 7-9pm.
$59 inclusive of tax and service charge
Club Casual | Verandah
THURSDAY, MAR 16 | 5-7PM
o experience the wines of Julien Fayard is to put yourself in the hands of an acclaimed vintner and one of Napa Valley’s master craftsmen. Julien joins us for a special Berkeley Hall evening on Thursday, March 16 from 5-7pm on the Verandah.
Originally from Provence, Julien began his career as a winemaker producing fine rosé at his family’s winery. In Bordeaux he was at Lafite Rothschild and Smith Haut Laffite before coming to Napa Valley where he later launched his own wines. With more than two decades of
expertise, Julien is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. Enjoy a curated experience paired with exquisite cuisine for a truly memorable winemaker event!
This once in a lifetime experience brings Julien’s vast knowledge of winemaking to us for a wonderful evening of storytelling as he shares a sampling of two wines from each of his portfolios from brands Julien Fayard Wines, Nicholson Jones, LePich, Covert, and Purlieu vineyards.
To experience the wines of Julien Fayard is to put yourself in the hands of an acclaimed vintner and one of Napa Valley’s master craftsmen.
$125 per person inclusive of tax and service charge
Club Casual | Verandah
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In support of the Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation, a $75 portion of the event fee will be donated to the foundation.
Easter weekend at Berkeley Hall invites you and your families to celebrate with family-friendly events the whole family can enjoy!
FRIDAY, APR 7 | 1-4PM
PAINT & DESIGN KI DS
FRIDAY, APR 7 | 5-6PM
Let your little inner artists shine at our Kids Paint & Design session. The guided class is led by professional artists, skilled at sparking your child’s creativity and imagination in a fun, interactive setting. Limited to 20 attendees. Soft drinks included.
$18 inclusive of tax and service charge. Berkeley Room | Club Casual, Jeans Permitted
Crosswind Farms will be here at BHC for a special Petting Zoo on the Front Mall lawn. Adorable animals your children will love to see, come pet a pony, meet a kangaroo, llama, and more! Soft drinks included.
$6 per person, inclusive of tax and service charge | Front Mall Club Casual, Jeans Permitted
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Easter Egg hunt
Saturday, April 8 | 12-2pm
Adults $30 / Children $15 (inclusive of tax & service charge)
Club Casual, Jeans Permitted
Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt at the Fazio is the perfect Spring setting for some family-friendly fun on April 8th from noon to 2pm.
Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite Easter traditions! Enjoy good-natured egg gathering for the young ones, accompanied by kid-friendly lunch buffet and soft drinks, music by DJ Royce, delicious Easter cookies and member charge Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. A fun time for all, with three age groups for our egg hunters beginning at 12:30pm, and Easter Bunny’s arrival at 1pm!
Saturday Lowcountry Boil
Saturday, April 8 | 5:30pm-8:30pm
Adults $54 / Children $17 (inclusive of tax & service charge)
Nothing says Lowcountry better than our authentic Lowcountry Boil, featuring great music with popular local band Cornbred and a welcome complimentary glass of wine!
Gather with family and friends on Saturday, April 8th for a great evening of Lowcountry fare, delicious dinner buffet, live music, build-your-own s’mores, and lawn games for the kids. (of all ages!)
Sunday, April 9 | 11am-2pm
Verandah & Palmetto Room
Adults $73 / Children $27 (inclusive of tax & service charge)
Easter Sunday is all about celebrating classic traditions with a gorgeous brunch created by Executive Chef Jeff and his culinary team. Enjoy our extravagant brunch buffet with chefcarved Virginia ham, beef tenderloin, made-to-order-omelet station, scrumptious sides and salads and Pastry Chef Owen’s hand-crafted dessert array of beautifully decorated Easter cakes and cookies. Easter Brunch seatings offered at 30 min-intervals, from 11am to 2pm. Come celebrate with us!
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SATURDAY, APR 15 | 5:30-8PM
andlelit tables on the Verandah lawn welcome members to our special Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday, April 15. Enjoy a poured complimentary glass of wine as you mingle with good friends. Verandah terrace cocktails follow at 5:30pm, serenaded by acoustic guitarist David Kimbell beneath a starry night. Rustic and elegant tables are set to best
showcase Chef Jeff’s fresh local and regionally sourced multi-course dinner. It’s a special night of fine dining al fresco, and we invite you to toast to the Lowcountry’s beautiful and bountiful fare and the good life at Berkeley Hall.
Cocktails at 5:30pm, Dining at 6:15pm. $85 inclusive of tax and service charge Club Casual | Verandah Terrace & Lawn
Dine with us! ON THE VERANDAH:
Southern Fried Night
Enjoy our Southern Fried Chicken, along with delicious Deviled Crab, homemade Banana Pudding and traditional Southern Hummingbird Cake! Dining reservations recommended. $35+ sales tax, Children $14+ tax
Classic St. Patrick’s Day Favorites
BHC’s Must-Try Entrees & Apps
Straight off the Smoker! If you haven’t experienced our Smoked Brisket Birria Tacos prepared on Chef Jeff's brand new smoker, you’re in for a real treat! Prepared with smoked beef broth, Oaxaca cheese, red onion and cilantro on corn tortillas, need we say more…
Brisker Lovers – our amazing Smoked Brisket Sandwich with Bourbon BBQ sauce and jalapeno coleslaw is a new lunch and dinner favorite!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all your favorites! Featuring house-cured Corned Beef, Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake and more! Dining reservations recommended. Serving full dinner menu, along with delicious St. Patrick’s Day features!
Everyone’s favorite – Our full madeto-order Pasta Bar, with authentic sauces and toppings, meatballs, and fabulous, housemade Tiramisu! Dining reservations recommended.
$35+ sales tax, Children $14+ tax
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“It has all the elements we love, tender, smoked Brisket and Bourbon BBQ Sauce, for that smoky, sweet blend of flavors!”
– Executive Chef Jeff McKinney
Read any good books lately?
Join our BHC Book Club –Our meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 3pm on the Verandah. For details contact Wendy Hansen: email@example.com.
by Jennifer Robson
The era-flipping postwar novel starts in 1947, when Ann Hughes, a trained embroiderer with London fashion house Hartnell, is assigned to the top-secret team behind Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress and veil. Speculation over the design is rampant, as fabric rations are still enforced, even for royalty. Ann, whose brother died during the Blitz, works on the gown’s elaborate stitched detailing alongside Miriam Dassin, a young French immigrant and Holocaust survivor.
Toronto journalist Heather Mackenzie, 69 years later, is bequeathed by her grandmother a box containing a swatch of intricately embroidered fabric. Heather discovers the embroidery features similar motifs to ones that graced Queen Elizabeth’s gown. The box also houses a photo of her Nan with Miriam, now a famous textile artist. Mystified by it’s contents, Heather flies to London to uncover the fabric's secrets and why her Nan never spoke of this period in her life.
Review: Quill & Quire
he Single Malt Society is a shared space for BHC whisky lovers (men and women) to gather and share their love of Scotch.
Join us for a “Tour of the Scottish Islands with Single Malts” on Thursday, April 13 at 7pm in the Men’s Locker Room. Sip and savor with light appetizers, as fellow member Bill Barnett leads us on a very enjoyable tour. Event is limited to 50 attendees. As they say in Scotland Slàinte Mhath!
Whether you're an avid fan or thirsty to learn more, the Single Malt Society provides a great opportunity to make new friends and enjoy distinctive single malts. Meetings are held quarterly. For details contact Elijah Paulsen, Food and Beverage Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$45 inclusive of tax and service charge Men’s Locker Room | Club Casual
“The Second Mrs. Astor: A Novel of the Titanic” by Shana Abe
It’s 1911 and Madeleine
Force is a privileged and beautiful seventeen-year-old debutante in New York City. John Jacob Astor is an ultra-wealthy businessman with a blue-blood pedigree and a recent divorce. When a courtship begins between Madeleine and Jack, the front-page gossip campaign catches naïve Madeleine completely unprepared. Jack’s divorce has already caused rabid gossip among the society pages. Now his pursuit of a girl less than half his age ignites a pearl-clutching scandal that eventually drives the pair to a private wedding and an extended honeymoon abroad… a honeymoon that ends aboard the fateful Titanic. The Second Mrs. Astor shares their love story. While history has already revealed the tragic ending to their brief love affair, this story believably recreates their upper-crust world. The author uses beautiful imagery to set scenes in Manhattan, Bar Harbor, and aboard the Titanic.
Review: Manhattan Book Review
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THURSDAY, APR 13 | 7PM
APR 3 | 3PM | THE VERANDAH MAY 1 | 3PM | THE VERANDAH
Cards, Mahjongg, Book Club & More
At Berkeley Hall, there's always something to do and new clubs to explore, from Bridge to MahJongg, Hand, Foot & Elbow, Bible Study and more - and new folks are always welcome! We offer advanced games for experienced players and beginner games for those ready to try something new. Afternoon and evening games, too. Take a look below and if you haven't already, now's the perfect time to "get in the game!" Berkeley Hall Clubs meet in Ladies Locker Room unless indicated at Fazio Room.
Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow
Mondays at 11:45am
Want to learn this great game? Join us on Mondays and we're happy to teach you! No rsvp needed. If you'd like to play, email Evalyn Lyons at email@example.com or call 914.643.7408, or Carol DePhillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner Hand, Foot & Elbow
Sundays at 6:30pm (couples & individuals)
Our Sunday evening game is open to couples, individuals, and beginners are welcome. Enjoy Club dining first, or come for cards only. Dining reservations may be made on events calendar. Contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801 or email@example.com.
Advanced Hand, Foot & Elbow
Wednesdays at 6:45pm & Saturday at 11:30am
Experienced players are welcome to join the fun. For details on both advanced games, please contact Marsha Levin at 843.757.2801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays at 2pm
We welcome players of ALL levels - from those who've never played to experienced players! We have learning tables during Friday play and are happy to teach you. If Friday doesn’t work, we will arrange a learning time. To be added to our distribution list, contact Maureen Austen at email@example.com or at 704.651.0485.
Tuesdays at 7pm
Our Tuesday night game is played at 7pm. If you'd like to play and be added to our distribution list, contact Teresa Gannon at 843.706.2219 or Tggabby@aol.com.
Mondays at 3pm
Our Monday beginner session welcomes new players to learn the game! If you'd like to learn to play mahjongg and be added to our distribution list, please contact Lise Shanahan at 858.353.3273, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays at 1:30pm
All members and your guests are welcome! The group plays social bridge, and cards and tallies are provided. Contact Lou Ann Hamilton at email@example.com.
Thursdays at 2pm
All members and your guests are welcome! If you'd like to play, contact Lou Ann Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Bible Study
Wednesdays at 10am | Fazio Room
Please join us. All members are welcome. For more information contact Angie McGeorge at 843.707.6141 or email@example.com or Susie Sutton at 406.670.7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mens Bible Study
Wednesdays at 3:30pm | Fazio Room
Please join us at the Fazio Room. All members are welcome. For more information, email Don McGeorge at email@example.com or Hal Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406.698.5282.
Tuesdays at 9am | Fazio Room
Join the Artists Club, we meet Tuesdays at 9am in the Fazio Room. Come set up your easel! Oils, watercolors, sketches, whatever your medium. Everyone's welcome, no rsvp needed. For more information, contact Leanora Colletti at email@example.com or text: 732-320-7159.
By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room
Ken Browning offers professional barber services to Berkeley Hall members. Call Ken at 912.441-6855 to schedule your appointment. Haircut: $17
By Appointment Only | Men's Locker Room
Javier Velaquez offers professional tailor services. Contact Javier at 843.321.0213 to schedule your appointment.
At the Club
Notary Services are provided by Cameron Hill, Concierge Services, at 843.815.8952 and Mary McGoldrick, Club Admin office at 843.815.8490. Both are commissioned by the State of SC.
Residential & Cleaning Services
Residential cleaning, window washing, and power washing services are now available from the company that provides cleaning services to the Club & Cottages. For complimentary residential estimate call Jara Uscanga: (843) 384-6998. For other services call Brian Emmons: (843) 295-8607.
Shredding Date: Wed, April 12, 10am-12pm, Clubhouse parking area
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s always at this time of the year, we are looking forward to some fabulous Spring weather on the greens. The courses are beginning to shape up for some wonderful golf over the next few months, and once we add in our great member events, it is sure to be an outstanding season of golf!
We kick things off at the start of March with our Berkeley Cup – this Pro-Member-Guest event is always a popular one and we have another full
DEMO & FITTING DAYS
field for this year. Hot on the heels of the Berkeley Cup, we have the Mixed Member-Member, along with two One-Day Member-Guests.
At the end of April, it’s the MemberMember, always one of the best events of the season. And we look forward to another great Mixed Member-Guest at the start of May. Throw in the Masters and the RBC Heritage and it will be an exciting Spring of golf!
Along with many great golf events
this Spring, the Club will host Demo Days with all our major club manufacturers. TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping, and Titleist will all be out this Spring. Whether you might be looking for a whole new bag of clubs, or just one or two new and improved clubs to add to your bag, we will do our best to help find you what you need. And of course, if you miss the Demo Days, our Berkeley Hall professional staff is always available for in-house fittings. Contact the Golf Shop for more details.
BERKELEY HALL GOLF
KIERAN STAUNTON | DIRECTOR OF GOLF
Mixed Member-Member (Four-ball) March 10-11 St Patrick’s Day Nine & Wine March 19 Men’s One-Day Member-Guest March 22 Ladies’ One-Day Member-Guest March 23 Masters Par 3 & Players Draft April 2 Member-Member April 21-22 Mixed Member-Guest May 3-5
Work on your weaknesses so that they become strengths, yet don’t neglect the strengths that make your game what it is.
XXIO Tue, March 14 • 11am-3pm TaylorMade: Tue, March 28 • 10am-3pm Ping Wed, March 29 • 12pm-4pm Callaway Wed, April 12 • 10:30am-3pm Cleveland /Srixon Tue, April 25 • 10am-2pm
We look forward to having another great year of Junior Golf starting this Spring. With more families moving into the community we are excited to grow our Junior Program, starting with our Saturday morning classes March to May.
Geared for young players, our Junior Golf Program is an excellent way to get them started in the great game of golf. Maybe we will see some of
MEMBER LESSON RATES:
(Based on 1 hour lessons)
Krista Dunton: $150
Kieran Staunton: $100
Stephanie George: $90
Assistant Pros: $90
To book lessons, contact Golf Shop at 843.815.8444.
them at The Open in about 20 years! Plan now for our Summer-long Program which begins in June.
And our popular Junior Golf Camps will be held June 13-16 and June 27-30.
Sign up for our Junior Clinics and Camps via the website or app, or contact the Golf Shop at 843.815.8444.
One member has made an Ace since our last issue. Congratulations on your Hole-in-One!
MARK HENKE - Jan 19 - Hole #8 North
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
If you happen to make a Hole-in-One here at Berkeley Hall, we would love to see a photo of you celebrating your special shot. Use the hashtag #holeinoneatBHC and we will share it across our social media channels.
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BERKELEY HALL GOLF
WITH KRISTA DUNTON
Mar 15-17 | April 5-7 | May 3-5 | May 23-25 | June 14-16
$1,850/pp Non-Member | $1,650/pp Member
Top 100 Instructor Krista Dunton brings a level of excitement to Berkeley Hall Golf Academy that’s unparalleled.
everyone is built differently. No one is going to swing the golf club the same, nor should they, as we all have different physical structures. In my 25-plus years of teaching, what makes me different is I know what to leave alone and what to pinpoint and fix so you build a golf swing you can own and it can repeat on the course.”
Dunton’s unique, custom approach is matched by the award-winning technology at Berkeley Hall’s 33-acre Learning Center. “We have the technology to properly diagnose what’s going on with the golf ball, the golf club. I individualize what you can do with your body through bio-swing dynamics, because
Once on the course, Dunton works on the other elements of human skills: how you think, react to your shot, manage your emotions and develop great technical skills that repeat under pressure, with a good mental set that allows you to perform at your best.
“We are fortunate to have some of the best technology so we can measure and assess. We measure so we don’t guess, and the changes we make as your teachers and coaches are going to help you improve your game.”
DAY 1 We use technology to get a game plan of where you are and where you’re going to go to.
DAY 2 The process of getting your game on the course. How to think correctly, make it productive, implement swing changes under competition and pressure.
DAY 3 How to keep this going, and practice correctly and efficiently.
“We want to teach you how to manage variability. What I love about our Learning Center and two golf courses, is we’ve got every shot imaginable you can learn to play,” adds Dunton. “We teach you a variety of shots, different trajectories –so when you go on the course, you take those shots you learned in practice and tap into that with confidence.”
We want to offer you something different, and customize it to you, the individual. I believe everyone has their own unique swing DNA. We work with what you have, and enhance that and make it better.
View our Berkeley Hall Golf Academy Video to learn more, under the Golf Corner tab at BerkeleyHallClub.com
SPECIALTY CLINICS WITH KRISTA
When it comes to golf instruction, Berkeley Hall’s Krista Dunton is top in her field. As a member, Krista can show you how to get the most out of your game with her hands-on approach.
A former student of Jim Hardy, Krista has the expertise to understand and solve any swing and help any player take their game to the next level.
SHORT GAME CLINICS
Tue, Mar 21 | 12-2pm
Tue, Apr 18 | 11am-1pm
Come learn the best method for green reading and speed control! As used by many PGA and LPGA tour players and top amateurs! Take the mystery out of green reading. www.aimpointgolf.com
COMPLETE PUTTING CLINIC!
Wed, Mar 1 | 9-11am
Tue, Mar 28 | 1-3pm
Tue, Apr 25 | 11am-1pm
Improve the four main skills in putting: Green Reading, Start Line, Distance Control and Mindset. Also learn to practice your putting correctly so results show up on the golf course! Become not a good putter but a Great Putter!
FULL SWING CLINICS
Wed, Mar 22 | 9-11am
Mon, Apr 24 | 9-11am
$85/pp | 4-6 players
Get a jump start on your swing! Come learn specific tips and drills to help improve your ball striking and add distance to all your shots.
Covering all shots from 40 yards in! Low running chips, finesse wedges, a standard 25 yard shot and bunker shots. Learn what shot to use when and how to control the height and distance. Technique, routine and shot selection all covered to improve your confidence around the greens.
Mon, Mar 20 | 9-11am
Mon, Apr 10 | 9-11am
Thu, Apr 27 | 9-11am
$85/pp | 4-8 players
COMPLIMENTARY MEMBER CLINICS
Clinics are 10-11am at the Learning Center.
Tue, Mar 7: Using Your Lower Body & the Ground To Add Power
Fri, Mar 10: No Clinic – Mixed MemberMember
Tue, Mar14: Bunker Basics
Fri, Mar 17: Hit Your Hybrids & Fairway Woods Higher & Straighter
Tue, Mar 21: The 4 Keys To Great Putting
Fri, Mar 24: Bomb Your Driver
Tue, Mar 28: The Release
Fri, Mar 31: Be Great with Your Wedges
Tue, Apr 4: Balance, Tempo, Timing & Rhythm
Fri, Apr 7: Lag Putting & Distance Control
Tue, Apr 11: Hit Your Irons Solid
Fri, Apr 14: Chipping
Tue, Apr 18: How To Increase Your Club Head Speed
Fri, Apr 21: No Clinic – Member-Member
Tue, Apr 25: Pre-Shot & Post-Shot Routine
Fri, Apr 28: Improve Your Impact
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KRISTA DUNTON Director of Golf Instruction
IT WAS A GREAT CHANCE TO LEARN FROM THE PROS: BHC'S KRISTA DUNTON & WILL McGIRT
It's not every day you get the chance to get on the greens with Top 100 Instructor Krista Dunton, BHC's Director of Golf Instruction, and resident PGA Tour winner Will McGirt for an afternoon golf clinic. And our recently expanded Fazio putting green was the perfect place to hold it! Krista and Will teamed up for another complimentary member golf clinic on Wednesday, February 8th. This well-attended member event shared how to "Learn the Secret to Great Putting" with Green Reading, Start Line, Distance Control, Touch and Mindset.
With a focus on tips and knowledge to lower your scores, it was clearly a hot topic and great weather with temps in the 70s made for a fun, informative afternoon!
BHC Director of Golf Instruction Krista Dunton films 4 tips for Golf Tips Magazine! As one of their Top 25 Instructors, she is featured here end of day 1 at PGA show!
SUNDAY, MAR 19 | 3PM
PUT ON THE GREEN
Put on the green for our St. Patrick’s Day Nine and Wine tradition on Sunday, March 19 at 3pm. We’ll pair up for a fun 9-hole golf event with beverages and snacks to follow on the Verandah. Member bar also available. Golf sign-up on the app and website.
Club Casual | Verandah
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ON THE GREENS: LOOK AHEAD
s we move into the Spring season, we are starting to see the Bermudagrass green up. This is exciting to see, particularly after a cold, wet winter which brought 27 rain days since November. With low sunlight levels and cool temperatures, this is the most challenging time of year to fight wet conditions. While we experienced temperatures into the teens in December, conditions that would normally require greens covers, the greens on both golf courses have come through healthy and robust.
In February, I attended the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Florida along with some of our Agronomy team. Geared specifically for golf course maintenance, it was a great
opportunity to network with other superintendents across the country and learn new techniques we can successfully implement in our agronomy practices. From hands-on tools to wider reaching progressive ideas, the educational topics ranged from mower maintenance and sharpening, being more efficient with your resources, to how to build a better culture, and managing the next generation, along with autonomous mower technology, new weed
control techniques, and how to have the best re-grassing project. Investing in continuing education and learning from industry peers what’s been most successful with their re-grassing projects will allow us to make informed decisions for both ongoing projects as well as when we re-grass the North Course in 2025.
Technology is coming fast to our industry, and it is exciting to see how far it’s come in such a short time. From moisture sensors and meters to new turf health products, drone technology, stress mapping sensors, and GPS-guided fertilizer applications, the industry is adapting quickly. We’re already implementing some of this technology at Berkeley Hall, with plans to integrate more in the future.
As stewards of our two spectacular Tom Fazio courses, our continuing goal is to provide the premier golf experience that our membership enjoys. We look forward to a great Spring season and seeing everyone out on the greens!
Technology is coming fast to our industry, and it’s exciting to see how far it’s come in such a short time.
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Set Yourself Up For Success
BHC Fitness Philosophy
BHC Fitness Philosophy
At Berkeley Hall, our encompassing “Fitness Island Concept” view of our healthy club lifestyle folds in all fitness programs, classes, and training as well as spa services, our active racquet sports programs, indoor and outdoor aquatics, nutrition, and wellness.
Club amenities are among the top-cited aspects that appeal to members, and our “Fitness Island Concept” extends to the beauty of our walking trails, running and cycling paths, and River Park activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, and socializing at the new River Park Pavilion.
Get your fitness in gear ANYTIME! With a focus on our growing membership and demographics, members can now request keyless entry access that offers extended Fitness Center hours from 5am9pm. Staffed hours are 6am-7pm Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are 7am-7pm.
BRENT D'AMELIO BHC Director of Wellness
"At Berkeley Hall, our Fitness Island Concept view encompasses all aspects of our healthy club lifestyle, wellness and amenities."
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– Brent D'Amelio, Director of Wellness
SPA & FITNESS CENTER
GET ON THE COURT!
WITH BHC'S ROYCE SILVAN Racquet Sports Pro
Royce Silvan leads the Club’s active racquet sports programs. With over 20 years of experience, as a 5.0 PTR Certified Pro and APTR Professional Rating and Tester, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our tennis and pickleball culture. Here's your chance to work on your game, with fun and challenging drills, match play, and complimentary clinics.
With six Har-Tru courts, members can enjoy play on our recently resurfaced courts, featuring covered shade structure for year-round use.
Complimentary Pickleball Clinic
2.5 Level & Lower
One-hour clinic for men and women offers players a chance to work on fundamentals and offers easy intro to Pickleball and its rules.
Complimentary Pickleball Clinic
For men and women who are competitive at the 3.0 level and fully ready for fast action games, in a well-paced, one-hour session.
Complimentary Pickleball Clinic
3.5 Level Wednesdays, 8:30am-9:30am
Advance players, 3.5 or above. For men and women competitive at 3.5 level, ready to handle power plays as well as finesse!
Complimentary Cardio Tennis Clinic/Drills
For all levels, women and men: One-hour sessions are full of active drills that keep you moving.
Complimentary Tennis Clinic/Drills
For players, women and men, USTA level 3.0 - 4.0. Clinic offers stroke technique, drills with active footwork and doubles scenarios.
TENNIS & PICKLEBALL:
Small Custom Clinics & 3+ Pro Clinics
Customize Your Game! Royce offers great custom clinics and 3 + the Pro clinics for tennis and pickleball, all levels. Contact Royce: firstname.lastname@example.org
The best way to improve your skills for 30 minutes or 1 hour. Contact Royce: email@example.com
SPA & FITNESS CENTER
atherings at our River Park Pavilion make the most of our serene Lowcountry setting. With gorgeous views, our open-air covered pavilion is the ideal site for friendly gatherings, with double-sided
fireplace and casual seating, new restrooms, and grill and prep area. A wonderful spot to cool off following some morning kayaking, fishing from the dock, or afternoon paddleboarding. It’s also the perfect place to gather as
MEMBER KAYAK CLUB
you get ready for a BHC Pontoon Boat outing.
Family-friendly and geared towards afternoon fun and relaxed evening get-togethers, we invite everyone to enjoy our River Park Pavilion!
Love to Kayak? Join BHC’s Member Kayak Club, which meets on Thursdays at 10am at the River Park. Just let fellow member Kimberly Thorn know by Wednesday at noon so she can reserve a kayak for you! It’s a wonderful way to get on the water and enjoy our beautiful Lowcountry. Email: Kimber2192@icloud.com or text her at: 843.540.4128.
Any day of the week…or weekend!
At the Spa at Berkeley Hall, we make it easy to retreat from the everyday – our full-service spa offers the highest quality of massages, facials and peels. Profound relaxation awaits you, with Hot Stone Massage, toxin-freeing Therapeutic Swedish Massage, and Deep Tissue Massage, designed for the active individual. Discover our day spa and let us take you away for a bit, with luxurious and restful spa and facial treatments that restore your inner calm and serenity. Now booking 7 days a week by appointment. 843.815.8985 | berkeleyhallclub.com
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General Manager & COO firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant General Manager email@example.com
Director of People & Culture firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Wheeler Financial Analyst email@example.com
Jennifer Johnson 843.815.8443 ARB Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Sales & Marketing email@example.com
FOOD & BEVERAGE
*Note Verandah and Palmetto Room open for dining. Club dining is not offered on Mondays. Light lunch fare will be served in both the Men’s and Ladies’ Locker Rooms. Please call Concierge Services at 843.815.8494 to make your reservations for Clubhouse Dining and all Special Events.
Verandah • Palmetto Room
Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm Brunch Sunday 10am-3pm Happy Hour Tuesday-Sunday 3-5pm Dinner Tuesday-Thursday, Sun 5-8pm Friday-Saturday 5-8:30pm
Men’s Locker Room Bar Service 11am-5pm Daily Lunch Fare 11am-3pm Daily
Ladies' Locker Room Bar Service 11am-5pm Daily Lunch Fare 11am-3pm Daily
Available daily for private functions.
Tuscany Wine Room
Available daily for private functions.
Golf Shop Daily 7:30am-5:30pm
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm Sunday 8:30am-4pm
Spa & Fitness Center
Monday-Friday 6am-7pm Weekend 7am-7pm Extended hours w/keyless entry 5am-9pm
Learning Center Daily 8am-5pm Private Instruction 8am-5pm Daily
Open for member use. Contact Concierge Services, app and website for access to kayaks, fishing equipment and life jackets.
366 Good Hope Road • Bluffton, South Carolina 29909 BerkeleyHallClub.com
Dustin Dunn 843.815.8950
Sandstrom 843.815.8997 Director of Facilities Maintenance firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Joyce 843.815.8953 Member Billing
Anne Feldman 843.815.8951 Director of Communications email@example.com
Elijah Paulsen 843.815.8428
Vincent Matalavage 843.815.8948 Catering
Cameron Hill 843.815.8952
Concierge Services 843.815.8952
Food & Beverage Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Concierge & Cottage Services Manager email@example.com
Kieran Staunton 843.815.8440 Director of Golf
The Golf Shop 843.815.8444 Adam Miller 843.815.8891 Director of Agronomy
FACILITIES The Verandah 843.815.8996 Men’s Locker Room 843.815.8431
Director of Security
*For Guest Passes
Director of Golf Instruction firstname.lastname@example.org SPA & FITNESS
Director of Wellness email@example.com