New Craft Beer Fest to be at Callaway Gardens – Sept. 13, 2014

04 Aug
August 4, 2014

Sample more than 30 craft beers from 15 vendors and enjoy music from Neil Lucas and the Barstool Prophets in the beautiful setting of Robin Lake Beach. College football will definitely be shown!  For details, purchase tickets or download the poster for yourself, visit www.callawaygardens.com/beerfest.

Callaway Gardens Honored with Local Readers’ Choice Award

04 Aug
August 4, 2014

Shout out to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and its readers for once again choosing Callaway Gardens for their Readers’ Choice awards. We were honored in the categories of “Resort” and Romantic Getaway.” The winners were published yesterday!   Thank you to all who submitted our name.  Come see us soon!

New Lake Houses at Callaway Gardens … Christmas In July!

31 Jul
July 31, 2014

New lake houses at Callaway Gardens Robin Lake Beach! Santa’s place for Summer fun! Fantasy In Lights begins Nov. 14 with Specialty Nights, visits with the Big Man himself and Story Time with Mrs. Claus www.callawaygardens.com.fil. #callawaygardens #fanatasyinlights #christmasinjuly #makingmemories #holidays

30th Running of the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens

30 Jul
July 30, 2014
Mark your calendar for the 30th running of the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens. Always the first Saturday of November. A great day in the country tailgating and horse racing. Benefits the arts of west-central Georgia. For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/steeplechase.   #chaserace #callawaygardens #horseracing

Golfers – Date Set for Great Day of Golf – ICCF Charity Golf Tournament

30 Jul
July 30, 2014

Callaway Gardens® will host the 12th annual Ida Cason Callaway Foundation (ICCF) Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.  Proceeds from the tournament, co-title sponsored by Callaway Golf® and Odyssey Golf®, enable the ICCF to share the wonders of nature with thousands of schoolchildren by providing funds for diverse environmental programs available at Callaway Gardens.

This tournament celebrates the great spirit of Callaway Gardens’ founder, Cason J. Callaway, who believed that golf should be a pleasant experience in beautiful surroundings as well as a fun way to introduce children to nature.

“This is a relaxing but competitive tournament in which teams and individuals will want to participate – ask any past participant and they’ll tell you it’s an event worth attending,” said Wyatt Detmer, director of golf at Callaway Gardens.  “This tournament, and what you get at this event, gets better each year.”

Teams will receive a bevy of goods with entry into this can’t-miss event:

* Competition round on your choice of Mountain View or Lake View courses, plus a Thursday or Saturday bonus round
* $200 Callaway Golf Gift Card per player, redeemable for the latest clubs, apparel, footwear, bags and more
* Pre-round Skills Challenge on Twin Oaks Practice Facility
* Lunch on the driving range
* Closest-to-the-pin contests, great door prizes and raffle
* Access to demo clubs, TrackMan® launch monitor session and the Callaway Golf® Merchandise Tent
* Awards ceremony and reception
* Complimentary beverage cart during round

Teams will compete in a scramble on either the challenging Mountain View Course, 12 time site of the PGA Tour’s® Buick Challenge, or the more scenic Lake View Course.

Proceeds from the event go to the biggest winners:  the students who receive the opportunity to experience the educational and horticultural programs of Callaway Gardens.  In addition to a host of programs and initiatives, the not-for-profit foundation hosts more than 30,000 schoolchildren in the Gardens each year, provides internships for college students and supports Callaway Gardens’ acclaimed Birds of Prey program.

Tournament day registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a luncheon to follow.  Shotgun starts on both the Mountain View and Lake View courses will begin at 1 p.m.

Registration fee is $1,000 per four-person team. This event will fill up fast so sign up today – CLICK HERE for registration form or contact Sandy McKeen at 706.663.5185 or smckeen@callawaygardens.com.

Corporate sponsorship packages are available at the Bronze ($2,500), Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($10,000) levels.  For information, CLICK HERE for registration form or contact Sandy McKeen at 706.663.5185 or smckeen@callawaygardens.com.

With a Friday tournament, find a group of golfers and make a weekend of it! Overnight accommodations are available – CLICK HERE or call 1.800.CALLAWAY (225.5292) for reservations. Enter or mention Rate Code ICCF for discounted participant rates.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

Signature Plumleaf Azaleas In Bloom Now

28 Jul
July 28, 2014

Visit Callaway Gardens now and into August to enjoy the brilliant blossoms of the Plumleaf azalea.  This native plant’s fiery, red-orange blooms occur naturally only within a 100-mile radius of Callaway Gardens.  It can be seen in abundance along the Gardens’ woodland drives, on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Trail and in the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl.

Founder Cason J. Callaway discovered this lovely flowering plant during a walk in the Georgia forest on a July afternoon. After learning its significance to the area, he and his wife Virginia developed Callaway Gardens partly in an effort to preserve this beautiful plant.  The bloom of the Plumleaf azalea has been part of the Callaway Gardens logo since the Gardens’ inception.

For more than 60 years Callaway has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration, and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Callaway Gardens is committed to its mission of environmental education and land stewardship for the benefit of future generations.

Admission to Callaway Gardens is $18/adult; $9/child (ages 6 to 12); children 5 and younger are admitted for free.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus, Ga.  For additional information about day or overnight visits, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com.

NEWS – Beach Trip Package Extended Through 8/10/2014

25 Jul
July 25, 2014

NEWS – Beach Trip Package offer EXTENDED through 8/10. Starts at $99. Reserve now at www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

Coming Soon … 16th Annual Callaway Gardens Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

25 Jul
July 25, 2014

Check it out … www.callawaygardens.com/hab or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

Sharing Beauty. Double Rainbow Over Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

22 Jul
July 22, 2014

Beautiful. A double rainbow over the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Sunrise this morning. Courtesy of Butterfly Center Manager Michael Buckman.

Movies on the Beach: Despicable Me 2 Showing on Friday, July 11, 2014

10 Jul
July 10, 2014

Movies on the Beach this Friday features “Despicable Me 2.”

Be entertained by DJ Mikey J from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Shop the local Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the 8 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus (no ticket required) at 8 p.m. And, then the movie. Bring your chair or blanket.

Free for overnight guests, guest who’ve been in the Gardens during the day, annual passholders and Military and their spouse. Arriving at 5 p.m. … admission changes to only $5. See you here!

For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com/fabulousfridays or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

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