TOCCOA, Ga., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Currahee Club is named #1 best golf club in Georgia, and included in the top 100 courses in the nation for 2015.
The Georgia Golf Course Owners Association (GGCOA) selected Currahee the 2014 Club of the Year, rising from second place in 2013. The prestigious award was given based on the exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of the ownership/management, outstanding contributions to the community, and significant contributions to the game. Matt Brown, Executive Director of GGCOA extolled "what Andrew Ward and his team have achieved in such a short period of time is very impressive. I have had the pleasure to work very closely with Andrew over the years, and it's quite apparent that his vision and leadership are helping to make Currahee one of the premier destinations in the SE USA."
Brown further explained "being selected as the 2014 winner for the state, Currahee will now compete with other prestigious clubs from across the country for the opportunity to be named the 2014 National Club of the Year at their Annual Conference in February".
Additionally, Golf Week magazine ranked Currahee #40 Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in America for its 2015 rankings, calling the course "the spectacular centerpiece of the extraordinary community." With scenic vistas of the Appalachian Mountains and tri-state views, the course is so highly regarded by Golf Week that is was chosen to grace the cover of their annual rankings issue.
"Everyone at Currahee is thrilled to receive these outstanding recognitions of our course and club," said Andrew Ward, managing partner at Currahee. "We strive to set the standard for golf real estate communities, not just in the Southeast, but across the nation. These recognitions show what our members and residents have known all along – Currahee's lifestyle is extraordinary."
Taking advantage of the natural contours of the land, architect Jim Fazio succeeded in crafting a 7,513-yard championship masterpiece. Golfers play through rolling fairways, dramatic elevation changes of up to 150 feet in some areas, and generous sloping greens. The course is playable for all skill levels with at least five tee boxes on every hole. The course features astonishing 360-degree panoramic views of Lake Hartwell and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains. The stunning 48,000-sq.ft. clubhouse is the focus of club life for members. Sitting on the highest point in the community, guests enjoy dinner in surrounded by dramatic wood-beamed ceilings, hand hewn hardwood floors and massive stone fireplaces
Currahee was hand-picked in 2014 by the editors at Southern Living magazine to become a founding member of Southern Living Inspired Communities. One of only seven selected for its southern appeal, architecture, landscaping and food, the property additionally affords excellent locations for outside entertaining- all traditions that the South's lifestyle has long been renowned for providing.
Information on Currahee Club: visit www.curraheeclub.com.
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