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Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
April 2008
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In this issue
-- Currahee Club Ranked Among The Country's Elite
-- Mother Nature Approved Building "Green" is a Lifetime Contribution
-- Home of the Month
-- April PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the April 2008 edition of Golf Real Estate OnLine News.

The information contained within Golf Real Estate OnLine News is designed to provide helpful information about Golf Real Estate, up-dates on our Communities of Distinction and new features on the Golf Real Estate OnLine site.

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Currahee Club Ranked Among The Country's Elite
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Acclaimed Publications Highlight Picturesque Golf Community in 2008

On the heels of its national Golfweek ranking as one of the "Top 100 Residential Golf Courses," Currahee Club has now been selected as one of America's 100 Premier Properties by the editors of LINKS Magazine and named a "Best of the Mountains" community by Mountain Homes Magazine-receiving a top ranking in the publication's "Best Lake Living" category. Situated in northeast Georgia amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains and Lake Hartwell, the spectacular 1,200-acre community was chosen for the quality of its Jim Fazio-designed, 7,513-yard golf course, desirable waterfront location and premier amenities.

A testament to its focus on providing members with notable amenities, Currahee Club recently unveiled the social hub of the community-the unparalleled golf clubhouse. This 48,000-square foot masterpiece exudes a rustic yet luxurious ambience. Antiques and hand-made items abound, including a Cherokee spirit table, authentic Irish pub bar and intricately sculpted chandeliers. A casual dining room boasts coffered ceilings, warm oak wainscoting and antique seeded glass, while two private dining areas provide an opportunity for a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience. French doors beckon visitors onto the 3,000-square foot veranda, which is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and marvel at the panoramic views of Lake Hartwell and the 1st hole from the pinnacled vantage point. The golf clubhouse also will feature a state-of-the-art spa, including massage rooms, steam showers, workout facilities and more.

"We appreciate our LINKS Magazine and Mountain Homes recognition, and believe that the center of our community-the golf clubhouse-is an achievement that solidifies our position among elite properties," said Chris Whitley-partner, Currahee Club. "We are bringing to life our vision of a family-focused retreat with outstanding amenities and unrivaled service," he continued.

Soon, Currahee Club will welcome a recreation center, swimming pool, tennis club, children's playground and the Currahee Trading Company-a general store with an old-time feel.

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Mother Nature Approved Building "Green" is a Lifetime Contribution
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Going Green! (MS) - There is no better opportunity for a long-term contribution to conservation than building your home with "green" choices. By opting for sustainable materials, you and your family will be helping to protect the environment every day, for years and years to come.

Homeowners report that if we take the time and initiative to be selective about choices in the building materials, fixtures, and decor, we will live with the knowledge that we did the responsible thing, right from the beginning. As a home building guideline, take a look at these ideas:

The walls: Ask for concrete, not wood. Builders are highly supportive of using the Nudura building system, consisting of stay-in-place, interlocking concrete units. With this Lego-like method (of reinforced concrete sandwiched between two layers of expanded polystyrene foam insulation) the total building envelope stands to be up to nine times stronger, far more fire resistant, and far more sound insulated. Better still, it's a building method that will deliver energy savings of up to 70 percent. This Nudura innovation (nudura.com) is design-friendly for architects, much faster for builders, creates less construction waste, and provides defense against toxicity and mould that is so often a associated with traditional wood framed walls.

Indoor Water Conservation: Ask about grey water irrigation and rainwater harvesting.

Energy Efficiency: In addition to the concrete walls, some of the more popular choices for conservation include: an 'earth sheltered' architectural design; installing efficient ducts, lighting and fans; planning for gas or solar hot water, heating and cooling systems.

Materials: Structural choices range from fume-free paints, finishes and adhesives, to sustainable floor coverings, sidings and trim.

Solid Waste Disposal: Plan ahead and design your home for permanent composting, recycling, and waste control.


Home of the Month
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The Reserve at Lake Keowee
409 Keowee Avenue offered at $1.6 Million

· Two-acre homesite with views of the 6th hole (Jack Nicklaus Signature Course)
· 3,213 sq. ft. of heated, finished living space (approximate)
· 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths
· Custom mahogany front door
· Two custom stone fireplaces with cedar mantles and built-in shelving
· Cherry Brazilian hardwood floors throughout
· Custom pine board and batten wainscot in all rooms
· His and hers master bath with Kallista® whirlpool tub and oil rubbed bronze fixtures
· Custom gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, Viking® stainless steel appliances, stainless steel apron farm sink, and tumbled mosaic kitchen backsplash
· Custom stone kitchen island with raised cedar top bar
· Stone vent hood above kitchen range is custom-made
· Custom cabinets in kitchen, bath, and laundry room
· Baths feature slate floors, granite countertops, Kallista® toilets and spa tub
· Copper sinks in all four vanities
· Ceilings fans installed in every room
· Covered back porch
· Dryvit® stucco, cedar board and batten exterior
· Lamarite® slate roof with metal accents
· Prewired for all electronics and roughed in for central vacuum system
· Tumbled paver brick enclosed courtyard
· 2-car attached garage with custom cypress doors

Call the Reserve at Lake Keowee Sales Office
(864) 868-4000 or Toll Free: (888) 217-8884


*Price subject to change without notice; all square footage is approximate. Home shown is custom built by the individual builder, not The Reserve at Lake Keowee, whose sole responsibility is as listing agent.

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April PGA Tour Events
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April 03 - 06
Shell Houston Open
Redstone GC Tournament Course, Humble, Texas
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC

April 10 - 13
Masters Tournament
Augusta National GC, Augusta, Georgia
Televised by ESPN and CBS

April 17 - 20
Verizon Heritage
Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

April 24 - 27
EDS Byron Nelson Championship
TPC Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

For a full list of 2008 PGA Tour Events, go to pgatour.com


Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
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Eyespygolf.com. A directory of over 16,000 golf courses. Is your favorite course included?

AND be sure to check out...19thhole.com
Now you can amerce yourself in the game-rain or shine. Enjoy!

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New sites are added continually!


The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library
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