Sep 21, 2016
Stock Gains

(HAMILTON, MT) Already rich with amenities, the luxury Stock Farm Club in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is building a new $7.5 million Recreational Facility with offering for the entire family. Expected to be complete in June 2017, the new facility will include a gym, men’s and women’s locker rooms, massage building, and restaurant and kitchen on 9,663-sq. ft. It will replace the original, smaller facility west of the Clubhouse. A main pool, children’s pool, hot tub, pool deck, covered patios and basketball/pickleball court surround the new facility. The south-facing pool deck will allow members to enjoy summer sunsets next to the outdoor fireplace, while the new restaurant will offer a casual, family-friendly dining option including brick-oven pizza and dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients. The new amenities will join the Stock Farm Club’s existing offerings, including their Tom Fazio-designed golf course, equestrian and shooting centers, tennis courts, and hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. A&E Architects designed the new Recreational Facility in the vernacular barn architecture style.

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Sep 19, 2016
When Planets Align

(JUPITER, FL) The playoff mustache is gone, he’s sporting a new Olympic rings tattoo, and Davis Love III picked him for the Ryder Cup team. That’s a pretty good stretch for Ricky Fowler. And now comes word that he’s about to drop $14 million on a new waterfront home in Jupiter. Yes, the planets do seem to be aligning for Fowler. Befitting one of golf’s rock stars, the ultra-modern home comes with a golf hole in the front yard. The 11,000-sq. ft.-plus mansion on the Loxahatchee River has its own dock, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pretty sweet pool, a game room, sports bar, elevator, and an outdoor shower. Jupiter is, of course, one of the hottest addresses for Tour golfers. Fowler already owns a more modest home here, and the likes of Tiger and Rory have mansions of their own nearby.   

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Sep 16, 2016
Texas-Sized Community

(HEATH, TX) The death of new residential golf communities is, apparently, greatly exaggerated. The Dallas Morning News reports that a 787-acre master-planned community, Heath Golf & Yacht Club, will open on Lake Ray Hubbard east of Dallas. The development will have 1,200 homes and, according to the community’s website, a “27-hole resort-style championship golf course designed by renowned golf course designer Roy Bechtol.” Homes, most of which will range from 1,800 to 5,000-sq. ft., will start at more than $300,000. "Our luxury homes are located on and around scenic Lake Ray Hubbard," Rob Whittle, developer of Heath Golf & Yacht Club, said in a statement. "This development has been many years in the making but the views and amenities are worth the wait.” Planned amenities, beyond the golf course, include a clubhouse and grill, pool, children’s park, tennis court, fitness center, walking trails, and an elementary school. Club & Resort Business reports that though an official opening date has not been confirmed, one source noted that it is expected to open in July 2017.

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Sep 14, 2016
New Digs for Golfers

(GREENSBORO, GA) Not that we needed another reason to head to Reynolds Lake Oconee for a golf getaway, but the spacious new National Club Cottages, adjacent to the Tom Fazio-designed National Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee and within walking distance of the practice facilities and National Tavern, are ready and waiting. The Club Cottages are part of the National Village, the newest attraction at Reynolds and part of a $40 million investment in the lakeshore setting since being acquired by MetLife in August 2012. All six golf courses, including the members-only Creek Club, have undergone substantial improvements, as has The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, where rooms, cottages, restaurants, spa, and pools of have been redecorated and refurbished. The National Tavern is the centerpiece of The National Golf Village, and a stone’s throw from the National Club Cottages. The craftsman-style farmhouse design, complete with a large stacked stone fireplace, creates a welcoming environment for residents and guests. The outdoor fire pit area, lighted practice putting green, and golf course views, are complemented by The Tavern’s casual open-air dining options. The eight Club Cottages are designed to comfortably accommodate eight, with four bedrooms, 4½ baths, and a full kitchen in each, as well as two open living spaces and an expansive porch area.

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Sep 12, 2016
Hometown Honors

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Seeing as it’s our hometown PGA TOUR stop, and just down the road from our headquarters, we’re not surprised at all that Harbour Town Golf Links was ranked N0. 9 in GOLF Magazine’s 2016-17 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the U.S. Or that its setting in The Sea Pines Resort received the coveted “Platinum” status in the magazine’s biennial Premier Resorts list for 2016-2017. As a matter of fact, Sea Pines and its courses have recently received a bundle of awards, including being honored in the inaugural “Editors’ Choice Award” from Golf Digest in the “Best Golf Resorts in the Americas” category. Last year, Harbour Town underwent a series of enhancements including a comprehensive regrassing of the entire layout. In 2014 Heron Point reopened following subtle modifications to the layout under the close supervision of Pete Dye. Next month, the resort will open its new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course giving the legendary destination 54 holes of world-class golf. Which all goes to say, better get yourself down to our neighborhood soon and enjoy some of the very best golf you’ll find under the sun. We can vouch for it.

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