Greensboro, Ga. (Dec. 1, 2007) – The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation has been ranked by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine among the top 10 new golf courses in the world for 2007.
In its November/December 2007 issue, T + L Golf Magazine recognizes eight courses in the United States, one in New Zealand and one in Canada to comprise its latest in an annual series of newcomer awards, recognizing excellence in golf course design world-wide.
Located on Lake Oconee at one of the world’s renowned golf resort communities, The Creek Club was listed No. 7 overall and is the only course selected from the Southeast. Designed by Jim Engh, The Creek Club opened this summer as the first member-only golf course at Reynolds Plantation.
"The Creek Club immediately set itself apart from every other course in the region," said Bob Mauragas, vice president of golf operations at Reynolds Plantation. "Jim Engh’s reputation for superior design and shot values are evident virtually every step, from tee to green. The visual aspects of each hole and the use of this unique piece of property will be regarded as remarkable, now and in the future."
One of Engh’s first course designs east of the Mississippi and the first in the southeast, The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation is a fun and challenging layout where the echoes of traditional Irish design weave throughout the course. Its features include Engh’s signature rolling bunkers, Zoysia grass fairways and tributaries of Richland Creek, whose waters come into play on 14 holes. A par 72, the course plays to a maximum of 7,079 yards.
In the magazine’s synopsis, The Creek Club’s wide, welcoming fairways and sometimes accommodating slopes on the greens are noted. "There are several risk-reward shots, most notably at the par-5 12th, with its alternate fairway," adds writer Steve Eubanks. "But the real risk on this course is hitting approach shots short. Make that error and you’ll be blasting from deep, steep bunkers or facing an epic putt over a five-foot swale."
The Creek Club is the newest complement to the year-round golf lifestyle at Reynolds Plantation, which boasts an ultimate collection of world-class golf courses by world-class designers, which include the Plantation (designed by Bob Cupp), National (Tom Fazio), the Oconee (Rees Jones) and Great Waters (Jack Nicklaus). Other Linger Longer Communities include Reynolds Landing on Lake Oconee, with an award-winning Bob Cupp-designed course and Achasta, in historic Dahlonega, Ga., with a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
The T + L Golf Magazine list of Top 10 New Golf Courses in the world:
Chambers Bay, Tacoma, Wash.
Golf Club At Ravenna, Littleton, Colo.
Stonebrae Country Club, Hayward, Calif.
The Home Course, DuPont, Wash.
Promontory (Painted Valley Course), Park City, Utah
The Golf Club of Cape Cod, Falmouth, Mass.
The Creek Club at Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.
Kinloch Club, Kinloch, New Zealand
Gozzer Ranch Golf & Lake Club, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Cobble Beach Golf Links, Owen Sound, Canada
About Reynolds Plantation
Reynolds Plantation is a Linger Longer Community providing an award-winning lifestyle with world-class amenities. Named the "Best of the Best" Golf Community by Robb Report and the community with the "Best Golf" by GOLF MAGAZINE Living, Reynolds Plantation, located between Atlanta and Augusta, is a golf and lake community with more than 80 miles of shoreline on Lake Oconee. The community features 99 holes of championship golf from designers Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Jim Engh, who designed the community’s first members-only course. Reynolds Plantation is also home to The Reynolds Golf Academy, as well as the TaylorMade Performance Lab and The Kingdom at Reynolds Plantation. The community offers members a variety of dining options, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, three full-service marinas and The Lake Club Wellness Campus and Tennis Center. Golf Digest and Golf for Women chose Reynolds Plantation as the site of the 2007 Signature Home, their first-ever "ultimate home for a golfer," and Southern Living unveiled its Idea House there in the summer of 2007. Reynolds Plantation is also home to the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Ritz-Carlton Lodge, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa ranked No. 5 in the "Top 100 Golf Resorts" worldwide by CondÃ© Nast Traveler Magazine. Linger Longer Communities is also the developer of Reynolds Landing and Achasta. For more information, call 800-800-5250 or visit www.reynoldsplantation.com .
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