Course Standouts

Guaymaral Country Club – Course No. 1 – in Bogota, Colombia is an 18 hole private golf course which completed a total course renovation. We renovated Course #1, which hosted the Colombian Open. They were so pleased with our work they hired us to work on Course #2. Guaymaral is Colombia’s second most expensive golf course with $100,000 initiation fee to join – they have over 2,000 members.

Chiangmai-Alpine Golf Course in Chiangmai, Thailand is an 18-hole golf course, which underwent a major renovation to create a world class golf course for the new 5-star hotel. This beautiful setting in the mountains is enhanced by new holes, which feature major lakes, including island greens with a backdrop of the adjacent mountains. Beautiful creeks meander thru the course adding mystery and strategy to this enchanting golf course. Thailand’s history, traditions and mystery are all part of this unique design that will be a must play for visitors to this part of the world known as the Golden Triangle. visit website

Alpine Golf & Sports Club in Bangkok, Thailand is a championship 18-hole golf course/residential community. The course opened in 1995 and has become one of the most exclusive golf clubs in Thailand. Each hole has a distinct theme and the most extensive landscaping ever seen on a course in Southeast Asia.  Alpine was the host to the Johnnie Walker Classic twice (won once by Tiger Woods) and to the Asian Games in 1998. visit website

  • #1 Course in Thailand by Asian Golf Monthly
  • #2 Best Course in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly
  • One of the Top Five Golf Courses in Thailand by Golf Digest

Taboo Golf Club at Taboo Resort Golf & Conference Center in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada is a 7,100 yard par 72 resort course laid out on the beautiful landscape surround Lake Muskoka, 2 hours north of Toronto. Home course of 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir. visit website

  • Best New Golf Course in Canada in 2004 Score Magazine
  • Top 5 Best Resort Courses in Canada - Score Magazine
  • Top 100 Courses in Canada Score Magazine
  • Best Resort Course in Canada – Score Magazine
  • Best Practice Facility in Canada – Score Magazine
  • Best Public Course - Score Magazine
  • Best Golf Course in Ontario - Toronto Star Golf Guide

Victoria Hills in Deland, Florida (just outside of Orlando) is an 18 hole residential active adult golf course. The site, with gently rolling hills and mature trees throughout, gives a feeling of courses in the Carolinas.

  • America’ s Best Residential Golf CoursesGolfweek
  • One of Florida’s Best Golf Courses you can Play – Golfweek
  • Top 50 Public-Access Courses in the Country – Golf World Magazine
  • America’ s Top 40 Best Courses – Golfweek
  • Ranked #7 in the state of Florida (out of 1,600 g.c.) by Golfweek
  • Top Ten list of Best New Daily-Fee & Semiprivate Courses opened since the turn of the Millennium by Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Best Places to Play in the U.S. by Golf Digest
  • Florida’ s Best New Golf Course for 2002 by Florida Golf News

Indian River Club in Vero Beach, Florida, is an 18-hole world class private residential golf course. visit website

  • Awarded International Audubon Signature Sanctuary Statusthe first in the world to receive this designation on opening day.
  • Awarded Best of Golf Award for Golf and the Environment by Links Magazine
  • “America’ s Best Top 100 Residential Golf Courses” by Golfweek

Money Hill Plantation in Abita Springs, LA, just north of New Orleans. Money Hill is on the Goodyear Plantation, which has been in the family for four generations. It is a private 18-hole golf course with the finest Mega Practice Complex in the state. It is the centerpiece of a master planned residential community, which is one of the largest, most historic and scenic properties in St. Tammany Parish. visit website

  • Voted one of the Best in the State of Louisiana by Golf Digest
  • One of America’ s Best Residential Golf Courses in US - Golfweek
  • #1 Course in Louisiana ten years in a row - Golf Digest
  • Best New Private Course in the South - Golf Digest
  • America’ s Best Top 40 Real Estates Courses - Turnstiles Golf & Travel

Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida – an 18-hole Championship with 8 replica holes. It is located right in the middle heart of Ocala’ s horse country. It has undergone extensive renovation to bring the course to a higher level of excellence. A new 70,000+ sq. ft. clubhouse has been added along with a dual ended practice area with attached specialized hitting areas and a 17,000 sq. ft. putting green, 5/ac short game practice facility with a variety of bunkers, hills and mounds that gives the golfer an area to practice various chip shots. visit website

  • Best Replica Course in the Nation by Travel & Leisure Golf
  • LPGA Coates Golf Championship – 2015 & 2016
  • America’ s Best Top 100 Residential Golf Courses by Golfweek
  • Voted one of the Best in the State of Florida by Golf Digest

University Park Country Club in Sarasota, Florida is a 27-hole residential course. visit website

  • #1 Golf Course in Southwest Florida – by Florida Golf News
  • Four-Star Rating “Places to Play” by Golf Digest
  • 27-hole championship golf course rated as one of the Top 50 courses in Florida by Golf World
  • Best Master Planned Community in US by National Association of Home Builders

Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario is an upscale public 18 hole replica course. The name is not derived from golf clubs as you would expect, but from hockey sticks as we have several hockey players that are investors; Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts and Steve Rice. visit website

  • Best New Golf Course in Canada for 2000 by Score Magazine
  • Best Golf Course in Ontario by The Toronto Star
  • Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada by Score Golf Magazine
  • Home of the Ontario Golf Association

The Tradition Club at Litchfield, in south Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is an 18-hole residential course with an 18 acre Mega Practice Complex. visit website

  • Voted “Best Overall Golf Course in Myrtle Beach” by TravelGolf.com
  • One of Waccamaw Golf Trail’s finest golf courses
  • Best Golf Course of the Year in South Carolina by The South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association
  • Best Golf Course of the Year in Myrtle Beach by Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association
  • Audubon International Facility
  • Four Star Golf Course – Golf Digest “Places to Play”
  • Best New Public Course - Golf Digest

Stonegate Golf Club at Solivita near Orlando, Florida is a semi-private 18 hole residential active adult golf course. From the gold tees Stonegate weighs in at a hefty 7,011 yards. The course has multiple tees to provide plenty of challenge for the experienced golfer and a friendly welcome for the novice. visit website

  • Ranked #1 in 2006 among the U.S.’ top selling master-planned communities based on a study by RCLCO, with 5,755 homes sold in 24 months.
  • A private Golf Club developed by Avatar and centered around an Italian themed town center, the development was built on a premise geared toward a senior market.

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida is a traditional 18 hole golf course residential community adjacent to the coastal wetland of the West Coast of Florida. visit website

  • Golf Course Community of the Year – Pinnacle Award
  • State of the art environmentally sensitive salt tolerant hybrid Paspalum grasses incorporated in the design. First of its kind in the United States to use this new hybrid of Sea Isle One and Sea Dwarf.

Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida is an 18 hole master planned residential community southeast of Orlando. The master developer is Emerson International; the Florida division of the English based Emerson Group. The course winds its way through the lakes and forest preserves of southeast Orange County and was developed in close partnership with Audubon International. visit website

  • Host of the Florida Open Golf Championship
  • Top Ten list of Best New Daily-Fee & Semiprivate Courses opened since 2000 by Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Top Ten Florida Courses of the Decade by Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Audubon International Silver Signature Course
  • First Course in Florida with Mini-Verde greens
  • Home of the Graves Golf Academy

Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary, Florida is a private 18 hole golf course. visit website

  • Ranked #14 in the State of Florida by the Florida Golf Reporter Magazine Poll.
  • Seminole County’s “Most Popular Course to Play” – Orlando Sentinel Readers’ Poll.

Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans, LA – Rebirth of a Legend! After Hurricane Katrina, Ron Garl renovated this historic golf course, which has hosted 26 PGA New Orleans Opens, with such famous winners as Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino and Seve Ballesteros. visit website

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