ClubCorp Acquires The Country Club of the South

Johns Creek, Georgia, Private Club Features Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Expansive Capital Improvement Campaign to Begin Immediately

Jun 23, 2010, 06:57 ET from ClubCorp

DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ClubCorp, The World Leader in Private Clubs, today announced the acquisition of The Country Club of the South, located in Johns Creek, Georgia, 30 minutes north of Atlanta. The Country Club of the South features a 7,000-yard, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, named one of the "Top 20 Best Courses in Georgia" by Golf Digest magazine.

Historically one of the foremost private clubs in Atlanta, The Country Club of the South perfectly complements ClubCorp's eight Atlanta-area properties, which includes such noted clubs as Eagle's Landing Country Club, Laurel Springs Golf Club, and Bear's Best Golf Club.

An extensive capital improvement project will begin immediately that includes significant enhancements to the golf course, including greens renovations, and improvements to the turfgrass, cart paths, clubhouse interior, and tennis facility.

The Country Club of the South will be included in the Atlanta Society and members of the club taking advantage of the Atlanta Society membership, will have social, dining, and golf privileges on championship courses at a select group of 16 private Atlanta-area clubs, each with its own reputation for excellence.  Members will also have the option of participating in ClubCorp's industry-leading Signature Gold program, which offers complimentary golf and dining at a network of more than 200 owned or affiliate clubs around the country.

"We are proud to be adding The Country Club of the South, prestigious in its own right, to our expanding portfolio of clubs," said Mark Burnett, executive vice president of ClubCorp's golf and country club division.  "The Country Club of the South provides the perfect venue for ClubCorp to continue its commitment to building relationships and enriching the lives of our members."

The stone-and-cedar-lodge clubhouse, featuring a 30-foot beamed ceiling and dramatic two-story floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the entire facility, offers five distinctive dining rooms, a magnificent ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 people, and an inviting Garden Terrace overlooking the 18th hole. Amenities also include a nearly 2,000-square-foot fitness center, full-service men's and women's lounges and locker rooms, and a swim and tennis pavilion with 12 lighted tennis courts (six clay and six hard surface), a lounge with dining service, a fully stocked pro shop, and a junior Olympic swimming pool.

About ClubCorp

Dallas-based ClubCorp, Inc. is The World Leader in Private Clubs. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of building relationships and enriching the lives of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and resorts that serve nearly 400,000 members with more than 16,000 dedicated employees. ClubCorp properties include Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, Texas); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. For more information, visit clubcorp.com.

Elizabeth Cheek

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Hill & Knowlton New York



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