September 25, 2012 – Birmingham, Ala. – Cherokee Ridge, a master planned community in Union Grove, Ala., has selected Honours Golf Company to provide club management and membership marketing services for its Cherokee Ridge Country Club.
Cherokee Ridge is conveniently located near the Heart of Dixie Highway/State Highway 231, 11 miles south of Huntsville. Its approximately 160 property owners enjoy a full range of amenities at the private club, including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and a fitness center. Members and visiting golfers can enjoy lunch and other refreshments at The Grill, and out-of-town visitors can stay overnight at the Lake House, a seven-room Cape Cod-inspired retreat with meeting facilities.
Opened in 1992, the 18-hole, 6,574-yard golf course is nestled in the rolling Appalachian foothills in northeast Alabama. Designed by Sammy Dean, the scenic course features a tree-lined layout with narrow Bermuda fairways and large undulating Bentgrass greens. Golfers navigate around a 17-acre lake on the front nine, while the back nine twists through a forest of pines and hardwoods, with three holes offering a view of an 80-foot waterfall cascading into Lynn’s Creek. Course amenities include 30-tee driving range, two putting greens, a practice bunker, as well as a fully stocked pro shop.
Cherokee Ridge has operated the past twenty years as a private club. Effective October 1, 2012, the Club will operate as a semi-private club offering outside play along with affordable memberships.
“Honours Golf has a proven reputation as the most outstanding golf management company in the Southeast, with numerous success stories from its work with other golf courses and clubs,” said Cherokee Ridge’s developer Sid McDonald.
“Cherokee Ridge is a beautiful property with exceptional potential,” said Bob Barrett, chief executive officer of Honours Golf. “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to manage Cherokee Ridge and look forward to providing its members and guests the quality experience, excellent course conditions and special touches Honours is known for. As an Alabama-based company, we are especially excited about adding another course to our portfolio of managed properties within the state.”
For more information on Cherokee Ridge, visit www.cherokeeridge.com or call (256) 498-5300.
About Honours Golf
Honours Golf is the leading boutique club management company in the Southeast with corporate offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. The company currently operates numerous award-winning golf clubs including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Limestone Springs Golf Club in Oneonta, Ala; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss.; NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand in the Southeast through management contracts and development partnerships. For more information, follow www.twitter.com/honoursgolf, visit www.HonoursGolf.com or call (866) HONOURS.
Kelly Newman, Director of Marketing