Greg Norman Design Owned by St. Joe Makes Vaunted List for Third Straight Year
(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) – Shark’s Tooth Golf Club – the award-winning Greg Norman design routed along the shores of scenic Lake Powell – has been named to Golfweek’s prestigious list of "America’s Best Residential Golf Courses" for 2008.
Golfweek editors heralded the course’s relationship to the overall community plan, the variety, conditioning and playability of the layout, and "how pleasing and interesting the course is as an experience." This marks the third consecutive year Shark’s Tooth has appeared on the vaunted list since opening in 2002 to critical acclaim from numerous national golf publications.
The residential ratings are derived directly from Golfweek’s annual list of America’s Best Courses, published each March since 1997. America’s Best Golf Courses are ranked by more than 350 raters throughout the country, who judge on the basis of 10 evaluation criteria. Rankings are calculated using a statistically rigorous process.
"Golfweek is one of the most recognized and widely read golf publications, and we are honored to be included on this prestigious list," says John Johnson, General Manager at Shark’s Tooth. "With the sheer number of residential courses in the U.S. and the other outstanding courses that are ranked, it’s exciting to have the course make the list for the third-straight year."
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About Shark’s Tooth
Designed by Greg Norman and voted the second best new private course by Golf Digest upon opening in 2002, Shark’s Tooth Golf Club was recently purchased by The St. Joe Company to bolster its high-end, golf course holdings. The course stretches to 7,209 yards from the back tees and features five fairways that border scenicLake Powell, two holes that play toward the water and numerous wooden cart path bridges that cross over streams and estuaries. Tucked among the oaks and pines along the shores of the historic lake, which has been designated an Outstanding Florida Waterway, Shark’s Tooth is a challenging course that co-exists with its surroundings. Grass from the Greg Norman Turf Company was used on the fairways, approaches and rough.
Shark’s Tooth is located just 10 miles from Camp Creek and the Origins Course at WaterSound, collectively creating one of west Florida’s great golf destinations. Shark’s Tooth Golf Club is convenient to the location of a new international airport north of Panama City Beach, the first international airport to be built in the United States since Denver. A groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month initiated the construction phase of the airport and the preservation phase of thousands of acres of environmental lands around it. The course is a Silver Signature Sanctuary Course as accredited by the Audubon Signature Program and is operated by Troon Golf, the leader in upscale golf course management.
The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE), a publicly held company based in Jacksonville, is one of Florida’s largest real estate development companies. We are primarily engaged in real estate development and sales, with significant interests in timber. JOE’s mission is to create places that inspire people and make the region an even better place to live, work and play. We’re no ordinary JOE.
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