Our former state house representative who now is the owner of a local putt-putt right on the ocean on Amelia Island recently staged the “Hospitality Open”. Teams from all varieties of local businesses including hotels, B&B’s, and restaurants gathered for friendly competition, with wine, beer and snacks to aid the competition. The competition was challenging among the 10 or so teams, but everyone won something at the end. Along with our tourism and development guru we all enjoyed friendly competition in the name of connecting the key service providers on Amelia Island. We are all pleased with the great variety of guest experiences available on the Island including a variety of price points, many quisine options and great hospitality of the “Southern Style”. Most of the attendees are usually busy with guests, so it was fun to take a break and enjoy telling stories and sharing experiences of providing hospitality on layed back and beautiful Amelia Island. In the B&B category it was Williams House and Fairbanks House teamed against Elizabeth Pointe Lodge. As the three Select Registry properties on the Island it was a battle of the “best” and Elizabeth Pointe came out ahead by one single stroke. So they got local movie tickets and we recived premium ice cream gift cards. Did I mention we also had a wonderful strawberry/vanilla soft ice cream blend as a reward for all the hard work and concentration of putting and competing. There aren’t many Islands that have a putt-putt course with ocean views, but it is one of the fun and unique features of this beautiful Island. Come and join us for a trip to paradise!