OB SPORTS LINKS PREMIER PROPERTIES 2010
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February 16, 2010 email@example.com Kris Strauss (480) 518-5003
FIVE OB SPORTS-MANAGED GOLF FACILITIES MAKE LINKS MAGAZINE’S
LIST OF AMERICA’S PREMIER PROPERTIES
Superstition Mountain, Dalhousie Talking Rock, Tetherow and Somerby
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Five golf facilities managed by Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management were named to Links magazine’s list of Premier Properties: Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, Dalhousie Golf Club, Talking Rock, Tetherow Golf Club and Somerby Golf Club.
“It’s an honor for our clubs to be listed in this prestigious ranking,” said Phil Green, President of OB Sports Golf Management. “We go to great lengths to ensure that our guests and members enjoy the best in terms of golf as well as other lifestyle experiences. It’s gratifying to have those efforts recognized by Links magazine.”
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club was one of 33 clubs listed in the “Best for Golf” category of the ranking which recognizes, among other things, “communities that have some of the best golf facilities in the country, with courses designed by names like Nicklaus and Fazio…” Located in Superstition, Arizona, Superstition Mountain certainly fits that description, as the club features two Nicklaus Design golf courses, Prospector and Lost Gold. Prospector, which opened in 1998, combines the creative skills of Jack Nicklaus and his son Gary. Prospector hosted the 2002 Countrywide Tradition tournament and was home of the LPGA Safeway International from 2004 to 2008. Recently, Prospector was honored as one of the “Top 100 Residential Courses in the Country” by Golfweek for 2009. In 1999, Jack Nicklaus once again collaborated with Jack Jr. to design Lost Gold course. This links-style course offers generous fairways, slightly smaller greens (compared to Prospector) and strategic bunker placements. This year, Lost Gold was ranked as one of the “Top 10 Private courses in Arizona” by Desert Golf. For tee times, memberships or general information about Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, call 480.983.1411 or visit www.superstitionmtngc.com.
Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Dalhousie Golf Club made the ranking in the “Best of Club Life” category. One of only 29 to earn a spot, the editors of Links explain that the appeal of the clubs in this category, “…isn’t just where they are or what kinds of amenities they offer. Rather, it is about how they can bring fellow residents closer together in a uniquely clubby, social setting.” And the membership at Dalhousie certainly come together to enjoy the many lifestyle options at the club, including the spectacular 7,242-yard, Nicklaus-designed layout (No. 1 Course in Missouri – Golf Digest “Best in State”) and Dalhousie Manor, the new 20,853 square-foot clubhouse. Inspired by the classical Scottish-style manor houses, Dalhousie Manor features Old-World charm blended with contemporary compliments and amenities. Members also have access to on-site member cottages and “Dalhousie at Water’s Edge” which provides additional overnight accommodations, private access to ten acres of well-stocked fishing ponds, indoor and outdoor pavilions for wedding receptions, meetings and other special events. For memberships or general information about Dalhousie Golf Club, call 573.332.0818 or visit www.dalhousiegolfclub.com.
Like Dalhousie, Talking Rock earned a place in the “Best of Club Life” category. Located in peaceful, rural setting just minutes from Prescott, Arizona, Talking Rock is a 3,600-acre, private, luxury home community with a casual western atmosphere and lifestyle. The Jay Morrish-designed 7,350-yard championship golf course weaves through more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space, providing residents with the spaciousness of Arizona’s high country. Talking Rock offers spacious custom home sites, as well as Ranch Cottages, Ranch Homes and custom homes designed in an authentic ranch style and built by the area’s finest craftsmen. Talking Rock is a development of Harvard Investments, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based real estate development company respected for high-quality residential projects throughout the Southwest. For more information on Talking Rock, call 877.922.4440 or www.talkingrockranch.com. You can also become a Fan of Talking Rock on Facebook at www.facebook.com/talkingrock or Follow Talking Rock on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/talkingrock
Tetherow earned a spot in the “Best for Resort Lifestyle” category, described by the editors as a place where “residents can feel like they are on vacation without living out of a suitcase. In short, property owners at the following communities can enjoy all the benefits of a top resort while also feeling right at home.” Located minutes from downtown Bend, Oregon, Tetherow is residential golf community that meanders over 700 acres of stunning high-desert terrain and includes 379 home sites ranging in price from the low-$200s to the mid-$700s with acreage of 1/3-acre to more an acre. In addition to custom home sites, Tetherow boasts a striking 18-hole course designed by award-winning architect David McLay Kidd. Recognized by Golf Magazine as the “No. 1 Best New Course You Can Play in The Country” and honored with “Best-New” accolades from Golf Digest, Golfweek, Links and the Robb Report, Tetherow Golf Club has quickly become one of the most sought-after tee time in the Central Oregon golf scene. Tetherow was also honored for environmental stewardship and became the first course in Oregon to become a Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. The club boasts an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse that features a well-appointed golf shop, restaurant, members Grille and expansive patios with spectacular views of the golf course and surrounding Deschutes National Forest. Other amenities at Tetherow include a complete practice facility, expansive practice putting greens and short-game learning center. Tetherow is situated just minutes from restaurants, cafes and cultural attractions of downtown Bend. Plus, nearby outdoor opportunities abound at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, on miles of hiking and biking trails, world-class fly fishing and white water rafting on the Deschutes River and more. For more information on Tetherow, view their website at www.tetherow.com or call 541.388.CLUB (2582). You can also become a Fan of Tetherow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tetherowgolf or Follow Tetherow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/tetherowgolf
Somerby Golf Club made the list of “Best for Family” described as clubs that offer, “amenities like children’s pools, tree houses, game rooms and kid’s camps that can keep younger residents occupied while their parents and grandparents do what they love best: play golf.” Somerby is located in Byron, Minnesota near Rochester, only a 10-minute drive from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. The golf course, co-designed by Tom Lehman and John Fought, represents a modern approach to a traditional links-style design with a par-72, 7,209-yard layout fashioned with an emphasis on strategy and visual appeal. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with meandering creeks, thick stands of trees and natural wetlands. Tremendous variety is afforded in the playing experience, primarily due to the superb mix and pacing of the holes and to the elevation changes throughout the round. The greens have been sculpted in classic fashion, medium-large in size with moderate undulation and groomed to tournament condition every day. The Somerby course promises a diverse, demanding yet fair test for players of all abilities, in a tranquil, pastoral setting that is considered perfect for golf. Somerby Golf Club is a prior host of the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Series and has also been recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship by achieving the designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by Audubon International. For more information on Somerby, view their website at www.somerby.com or call 507.775.3700.
Scottsdale-based, OB Sports Golf Management is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit www.obsports.com, call 480.948.1300, become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook at www.facebook.com/obsports or follow OB Sports on Twitter: www.twitter.com/OBSportsGolf.