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Nov 08, 2014
It Takes a Village


LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) If you’re headed toward Sarasota this winter, you can check out a community where you can truly live, work, and play without leaving home. Award-winning Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club is a 17,500-acre master-planned community, the largest green-certified community in the U.S., with nine villages, three golf courses, and all the conveniences of a town. The community has eight shopping districts, plenty of restaurants, schools, business parks, hospital and medical center, and polo and cricket clubs. It's a big place. How big? Find out what it would be like to live here by visiting one of the Lakewood Ranch or Lake Club Information Centers and completing a Visitor Registration Card. You will receive a 2-Day VIP Club Membership Certificate to redeem for a 2-day membership card at the Country Club where you can try out the golf course, athletic center (with tennis, fitness and aquatics), and the lounge, grille, or dining room. You’ll get all the details when you register.

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Nov 05, 2014
Go Irish


(DOONBEG, IRELAND) Some places are hard to leave. Thanks to Donald Trump, Doonbeg on the southwest Irish coast, with arguably Greg Norman’s best design, doesn’t have to be one. Sure, you can enjoy an extended stay at Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland ((formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg). But as luxurious as the hotel is, it’s not home. Though Trump rarely mixes his golf and real estate business, he’s made an exception here with the introduction of The Residences at Trump Doonbeg. Expect the views to be sweet. Some of the one-to-four bedroom residences will offer ocean views. Just as sweet is the reciprocity with other Trump clubs that those who buy these developer properties will enjoy.

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Oct 31, 2014
Top Seller


(SOUTHPORT, NC) So, how does a private community remain as the top seller in Coastal Carolina for two decades running? Pack your clubs, flip flops and a camera if you want to experience St. James Plantation’s unique coastal lifestyle for yourself. For $179 a couple, their Plantation Preview Package will give you three days & two nights accommodations, a round of golf for two or dinner for two, VIP club access to all their amenities and an exclusive real estate tour of the community. (You’ll find all the details below.) You’ll see what their members enjoy, including four golf courses, a private oceanfront beach club, an Intracoastal Waterway marina and marketplace, state-of-the-art fitness centers, miles of walking and exercise trails, tennis, dining, and more.

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Oct 29, 2014
Trifecta!


(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) Don’t know about you, but we might be heading a few miles down the road from our office to Palmetto Hall Plantation Club to get a first hand look. This past Sunday, three different golfers made hole-in-ones from the blue tees on the eighth hole of the Robert Cupp Course. To add to the excitement, it happened during The Amateur Golf Tour Championship (sponsored by GolfWeek). The first two aces came from consecutive foursomes. How rare is this feat? Dan Moscar, GM at Palmetto Hall, said, We generally have a hand full of holes-in-one annually, but to have three is one day is unbelievable! In all my years in the industry, I have never had two holes-in-one in one day, let alone three." And then there’s that 81-year old that had three holes-in-one in three consecutive days on a buddy trip to Myrtle Beach a week ago. Feeling bad about not bagging your own ace yet?

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Oct 27, 2014
Ocean Views All Around


(TARCOLES, COSTA RICA) A new luxury resort with an 18-hole golf course and up to 5,000 residences is being planned for a beautiful stretch of coastline just 45 minutes from San Jose. The $400 million development, Punta Loros, has plans for three hotels and plenty of luxury amenities. According to the developers there are ocean views from almost ninety-five percent of the property. They say the property features “one-mile of Pacific beachfront with several distinctive bluffs with spectacular vantage points for optimal placement of hotel sites, an old world waterfront village, meandering golf course, world class spa, beach club as well as multi-use residential sites.” The resort will also be close to a planned international airport. It all sounds terrific, including the fact that they have already tendered the their environmental impact study for the 800-acre property. But for anyone who’s been following the woes of Rio’s Olympic golf course, that environmental impact issue can be a real sticky wicket. If they can pass that test, Punta Loros may turn out to be something special.

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