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Good Morning! Today we officially announce the winning selections in the 2011 GolfCourseHome Dream 18 list of great residential golf holes. Our fifth annual collection, this year’s Dream 18 features master-planned golf communities located in eight states from Pennsylvania and Florida to Utah and Arizona.
The selection pool consisted of the more than 4,500 golf holes from the 250-plus championship golf courses represented on the GolfCourseHome®Network.
If it were possible to assemble all the holes of the Dream 18 on one site, the shotmaking challenges and visual delights of that layout would create a greatest-hits experience for the avid player. We look forward to hearing from someone who has actually accomplished the feat–maybe you?
See below for this year’s list with links to each community featured, plus today’s deals, travel specials and more!
1. Chapel Ridge (17th) Pittsboro, NC, par 4
2. Sanctuary Cove at St. Andrews Sound (13th) St. Simons Island, GA, par 3
3. Ford’s Colony (17th) Williamsburg, VA, par 3
4. Penn National (5th, Iron Forge Course) Fayetteville, PA, par 4
5. Solivita (14th, Oaks course) Poinciana, FL, par 5
6. Glenmoor (15th), St. Augustine, FL, par 4
7. Hasentree (10th) Wake Forest, NC, par 4
8. Kiawah Island (2nd, Ocean Course) Kiawah Island, SC, par 5
9. The Club at Admiral’s Cove (17th, East Course ), Jupiter, FL, par 5
10. Red Ledges (9th) Heber City, UT, par 3
11. Sun City Vistoso (1st, The Views Golf Club) Oro Valley, AZ, par 4
12. Eagle’s Bluff (8th), Bullard, TX, par 4
13. River Landing (18th, River Course), Wallace, NC, par 4
14. Moss Creek (7th, Devil’s Elbow Course), Hilton Head Island, SC, par 3
15. Grand Haven (15th), Palm Coast, FL, par 4
16. Hilton Head Lakes (12th), Hardeeville, SC, par 5
17. Victoria Park (17th) Deland, FL, par 4
18. Farm Neck Golf Club (8th), Oak Bluffs, MA, par 5
>> Real Estate Deals
> Cooper’s Point, Shellman Bluff GA congratulates alert property buyers who took good advantage of its November Condo Promotion. Inventory is now down to just five condominium units, each offered at $95,000. It’s first-come, first-serve for those who missed out last month. Out of state reservations are available and all reservations are held with $1,000 and written agreement, for a maximum of three weeks. Send me more information about Cooper’s Point!
>> Travel Getaways & Stay ‘n Play
> Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, DE wants golfers to know they can enjoy free green fees by joining the Heritage Shores Premier Club. Join now and also receive a $25 Club Gift Card. For non-Premier members the wintertime green fee is in effect now—for 18 holes with GPS-equipped cart you pay only $34 all week and weekends. Send me more information about Heritage Shores!
> Hilton Head Lakes, SC reminds shoppers that the Golf Club is in the final few days of its first annual Holiday Gift Sale. This special sale features headwear, outerwear and accessories at 20 percent off, golf shirts at 45 percent off and golf shoes marked down by 30 percent. There are also gift certificates in any denomination that can be used for rounds of golf, lessons or merchandise. Send me more information about Hilton Head Lakes!
> World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL is pleased to report that its annual auction of wreath-making supplies and holiday décor has raised $1,400 for The Ronald McDonald House. This festive fund-raiser was sponsored by Davidson Realty, The Village Chiropractic Center of Florida and and Interiors Revitalized. Send me more information about World Golf Village!
> Frenchman’s Creek, Palm Beach Gardens FL Fitness and Spa Center has its Trunk Show Schedule set for December. Residents are invited to shop the fashions and accessories. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres are served at each showing. On Dec. 12 it’s Runway Collections Handbags & Jewelry, on Dec. 19 get a close-up look at Anatomy apparel, and on Dec. 26 its Jenny‘s Jewels on display. All shows run 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Send me more information about Frenchman’s Creek!
> Woodside Plantation, Aiken SC presents one of its most popular holiday events–Christmas in Hopeland Gardens. This Christmas pageant, which has won many national awards, illuminates the Gardens with more than 100,000 holiday lights for all to enjoy for over 12 evenings in December. Send me more information about Woodside Plantation!
> Sun City Vistoso, Oro Valley AZ and The Views Golf Club invites you to its Pro Shop & Café Open House on Thur., Dec. 15 from 5-7 pm. Stop by and mingle with The Views golf pros, the pro shop staff and other golfing friends. You’ll enjoy free appetizers and punch or opt for discounted cocktails while you spin the wheel for extreme discounts on select golf shop merchandise. Send me more information about Sun City Vistoso!
> The Communities at Branson Creek, Hollister MO has just released 43 lots in its Pinnacle Subdivision located directly on Branson Creek Golf Course. Purchase a lot by year’s end and get free homeowners association dues for a year. Send me more information about Branson Creek!
Coming Soon to GolfCourseHome
- Stuart Yacht & CC, Stuart, FL
- Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, Boynton Beach, FL
- The Resort at Eagle Mountain Lake, TX