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St James Plantation Weekly Golf Update July 27th – August 2nd

From The Links: Weekly Golf Update
July 27th – August 2nd
Congratulations to Tom Crean for making an Eagle on Reserve Course #18 on Saturday, July 21st!

Congratulations to Marie Danco for making a hole in one on Players Course #2 on Saturday, July 21st!

Congratulations to Ken Waddell for making a hole in one on Members Course #8 on Monday, July 23rd!

Congratulations to Bob Rice for making a hole in one on Members Course #12 on Wednesday, July 25th!


Kids Camp Reminder:

During the weeks when Kids Camp is held the range at The Founders Club will be closed from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Kid Camp weeks are as follows:

July 30th – August 2nd


Thank You:

The Clubs would like to recognize and thank Tom Florip for his years of service as the Handicap Committee Chair.  Please join us in welcoming Mr. Florip’s successor, Joe Brennan.


Founders Open Participant Tee Time Reminder & Updated Golf Course Maintenance Schedule
Members playing in the Founders Open Challenge Golf Tournament please find a sub or cancel your Chelsea booked tee time by Tuesday, July 31st to create an open time for your fellow Members. Anyone who fails to find a sub or cancel their tee time will be subject to four no show points.
2018 Men’s Cattail Classic Save the Date
2018 Men’s Cattail Classic Member Guest Tournament
Wednesday, September 26th to Saturday, September 29thRegistration begins Wednesday, August 1st online.
2018 Men’s Member/Member Results
Callaway Golf Ball Fit Challenge
Please contact The Reserve Club to sign up for a time slot. Please bring a 7 iron and a driver.
Founders Open Challenge
This tournament is full and on a standby list only.
Nine & Dine August 5th
Looking for something fun to do? Perhaps you and a few friends want to hit the links and enjoy a mouthwatering meal afterwards? Look no further than The Players Club where golf and dining collide for the perfect evening out! Join us for 9 holes of golf, followed by a delicious dining experience.
Sunday Fun Day
We invite you to join us for Sunday Fun Day at The Members Club every Sunday beginning May 6th through November 4th.
TPI Screening
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing. The screening evaluates current performance and ranges of motion with muscles relevant for successful golf athletes. TPI screening is a nationally recognized evaluation of the golfer’s motor skills to carry out the movements they intend to make.
Upcoming Events

The Clubs at St James Founders Open Challenge Golf Tournament Fourth Day

Founders Open Challenge Day Four
Due to overwhelming response to the Founders Open Challenge The Clubs has added a fourth day to the tournament.  Sign up for the Friday, August 10th tournament will begin on GolfNet at 8:00 AM Wednesday, July 25th.

9:00AM Shotgun – 2 Net Best Ball

Tournament Play will be as follows:

  • 85% of course handicap and tee handicap adjustments
  • Must have a valid USGA/St. James handicap
  • One Flight only per day
  • Must sign-up as a foursome with any combination of (Men, Women or Mixed)
  • Entry fee $25 per player plus applicable green/cart fee, includes continental breakfast and awards cook-out following play.
  • Space limited to 25 teams per day. May sign-up multiple days if space available beginning Wednesday, August 1st.
  • Ladies play teal tees, Men play white tees or green tees. If a player typically plays combo, he may choose either white tees or green tees. Those that play combo tees, please confirm which tees you are playing by emailing ahylton@troon.com


Special Overall Prize

Overall best team score of the 3 day challenge receives a birth in the 2018 Troon Cup to be held at Tiburon Country Club, Naples Florida in October. This Includes entry fee and accommodations a package value in excess of $2,000 per player.

St James Plantation Monthly Real Estate Campaign

Visit our new St James Community


St James Plantation Marina Life!
2820 Harborside Way
This coastal neighborhood in St James is the finest in the community. The boating life is amazing as we watch the intracoastal traffic travel South in the Winter and North in the Summer. The breezes are comforting and welcoming from the multi-level decks of this custom home. This area is for the young at heart with Waterway park within walking distance and the exciting nautical life of the St James Marina and our favorite watering hole at Tommy Thompson’s. This multi-level home has access to all levels by elevator. This inverted floor plan has a kitchen with a custom porcelain floor, Stainless steel appliances and an executive trim package that flows through the entire home The first floor offers 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a laundry room. Garage and covered deck highlights the ground floor.

St James Plantation New to the Market!

3350 Club Villa Dr #2105 / St James
This well maintained third floor Club Villa condo overlooks a wooded area from the rear screened porch. The condo was recently painted, offers an open living area and has never been rented. There is a private pool for residents and guests in the complex. Club membership is inactive and an activation fee may apply. St. James Plantation is a gated community with many amenities including 81 holes of golf, tennis, full service marina on the ICW, oceanfront beach club, biking/walking trails, indoor/outdoor pools and athletic facilities.

4172 Skeffington Ct / Nature/ St James
This beautiful 2 year old home shows like new. Lovely open floor plan offers numerous upgrades including craftsman trim package, custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and hardwood flooring. Finished Bonus Room with private full bath. Enjoy privacy and nature views from the screened porch in rear of home Conveniently located close to Regency Gate and Players Sports Complex with fitness center, pool and tennis. Players Clubhouse offers Pro Shop and restaurant with outdoor dining
2648 Mariners Way
Prestigious custom brick Intracoastal Waterway home
Boat lift / Gazebo
Signature Membership


SOLD / $532,500
SOLD / $440,00
SOLD / $565,000


PENDING / $795,000
4336 Loblolly Circle
PENDING / $469,000
PENDING / $597,500


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Vics-Picks St James Featured Properties

3155 Beaver Creek Dr
Large Marshfront site
Just reduced $89,500

This nature homesite sits in one of most established neighborhoods. The Beaver Creek Neighborhood. This homesite and neighborhood offers mature plantings as far as the eye can see.

3222 Moss Hammock
1/2 Ac Corner site $95,000

Looking for a stunning Reserve homesite under $100,000…This is the one!! This is a rare corner homesite leading to one of the finest neighborhoods in the Plantation.

2954 Legends Dr
Nature site $80,000

This Nature Preserve homesite is located in the Members section of the Plantation. This neighborhood has taking off in the last year with multiple new homes under construction.

St James Reserve Section Homesites

4158 Wyndmere Dr
Heavily wooded homesite in the Reserve section of St James. close to the clubhouse, great building dimensions and orientation. $89,000
4177 Wyndmere Dr
One of the lowest golf course properties in the reserve section of St James. Great views of the 17th fairway and green. $149,900
3700 Bridgewater Dr
$10,000.00 Signature Credit!!
This Reserve homesite is a nature homesite offering plenty of privacy and wonderful views.Close proximity to the clubhouse $ 94,900.00

Hard to find!!
Double lot in the Reserve Section of St James Plantation. Looking for Privacy??
Have custom home plans requiring extra road frontage and or impervious area?
Call for a tour of this property



Investment alert!
St James Plantation
This pond front Cul-de-sac home sits in the Players section. Built in 2014 / 2600 sq ft Harwood floors / Granite countertops
Call Vic Rosado for a tour of this property 910-367-2993

Southport NC Iconic ‘Worms & Coffee’


Iconic ‘Worms and Coffee’ gas station, store will close its doors for good on Saturday

Shoppers from Bolivia to Australia have visited, heard of or read about Brunswick County’s gas station with the unique sign, and locals have come to depend on it as a convenient stop between Southport and Supply on N.C. 211.

But after Saturday, Midway Trading Post, known unofficially but famously as “Worms and Coffee” for its glowing neon window sign and well-traveled merchandise, will be closed for good.

Midway Coffee & Worms Store front

Midway Coffee & Worms Store front

Midway Coffee & Worms Station

Midway Coffee & Worms Station


The landscape around the small convenience store has changed drastically in the past several months, with a brand-new Lowes Foods shopping center opening practically at the back door, resulting in a decrease in business. Plans for widening N.C. 211 to meet traffic demands have provided a buyer for the property—the State of North Carolina.

Midway owner Carol Richards said the state made her an offer on her store, and with business slowing down, it came at the right time.

Richards and her husband Mike, who passed away last year, bought Midway Trading Post in 1993 after finding their new home in Southport.

Mike Richards was working in Research Triangle Park during a time of mass layoffs, and rather than waiting around to hear who would be next, the couple decided to find a place where they would ultimately retire.

“We were 49 years old, and we wanted to live at the coast. We loved Southport,” Richards said.

Before retiring, the couple wanted to operate a business in the community they loved, but they didn’t want something with a huge commitment such as a restaurant or hotel, she recalled.

They found Midway Trading Post through a local real estate agent.

“We just bought this old store, and we thought it looked cool,” Richards said. “We thought, we can make things out of it.

“My husband loved it. I’m just sorry he’s not able to reap the rewards and enjoy retirement.”

Midway has three employees, and they have known for the past year that the store was closing, giving them time to adjust and find other work.

Richards is ready for the next phase of her life but remains grateful and pleased with the customers and “fans” the store has attracted over the years.

“We’ve been all over the world with our T-shirts and hats and everything,” she said, noting that Mike’s efforts to market the shop “Worms and Coffee” via signs and merchandise paid off, resulting in state, national and international recognition.

Magazines such as Our State wrote features on the tiny store, and locals and tourists sent the merchandise to their friends and families around the world.

“Australia is the farthest I think we’ve gone,” Richards said.

Not bad for a little gas, coffee and convenience store popular with local outdoorsmen that stayed “pretty much the same all these years,” according to long-time employee Stephanie Spencer, who worked at the store even before the Richards family purchased it.

An auction of store property is scheduled August 20 at Midway, but this Saturday is the last day locals and visitors can buy their “worms and coffee” and sit in the outdoor chairs for a chat with friends.

Southport NC Homes For Sale

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The homes for sale in Southport NC come with a small town charm and gorgeous coastal views. Southport is the place for you. Well known as the happiest seaside town on the east coast, Southport has a quaint charm that attracts thousands of visitors each year. The 2.2 square mile town offers a unique way of life. Time moves a little slower and every day is a new opportunity for adventure when you’re grabbing lunch by the shoreline or catching up with friends in the town square. This will be the area to view Southport NC Real Estate & Homes For Sale

Southport’s NC homes for sale scenic views have been featured in dozens of movies including Safe Haven, Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The town’s coastal charm has also attracted producers and film crews for popular TV shows like Revenge and Under the Dome.

The natural beauty of Southport is part of what makes it such a magical place to call home. The town is situated on the tip of North Carolina’s mainland, bordering the Cape Fear River, where commercial fishermen often set sail for the Atlantic or journey out towards the Intracoastal Waterway. There are plenty of benches and swings perched on the downtown waterfront where you can watch the ships sail by and watch seagulls and pelicans play.

Unlike most coastal cities in North Carolina, Southport has a relatively small population with just 2,300 year-round residents. Over the years, the town has thrived as a tourist destination and a well loved home for fishermen and beach lovers. With close to a dozen marinas, a public pier, and numerous waterfront restaurants and shops, the community thrives on salt air and ocean breezes.

Southport also has a rich heritage with dozens of historic homes standing majestically downtown. As you stroll down the sidewalks and wave hello to friends, you’ll find shade under live oaks that are hundreds of years old. You can pay a visit to the Maritime Museum to learn more about the town’s history dating back to the Native American settlers and moving forward through both World Wars.

There are countless antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques in the downtown area and they are best explored on foot. Residents enjoy participating in the town’s many annual traditions like the big 4 th of July parade and numerous fishing tournaments. During the summer months, Southport’s population gathers each week in the town square for a farmer’s market where you can find everything from fresh picked peaches to juicy tomatoes. Live music sets the tone for a relaxing summer day by the waterfront and neighbors catch up under the shade of the massive oak trees while tourists shop for jams, baked goods, and handmade souvenirs.

If you’re ready to take a break from the fast-paced world and you want a tight-knit community to call home, pack your bags and head to Southport. There’s nowhere else on earth where you will find such a friendly little town with million dollar views at every turn.