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Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
August 2007

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In this issue
-- Currahee Club Opens New Phases After Near Sell-Out
-- Three Innovative Trends in Modern Outdoor Living
-- August PGA Tour Events
-- Looks What's New...
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer

Welcome to the August 2007 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 Opens New Phases After Near Sell-Out
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Currahee Lake Hartwell Community Offers Extraordinary Golf, Mountain and Lake Views

Currahee Club has released a limited number of lots to meet the increasing demand for its family-focused lake and mountain atmosphere. Approximately 80 percent of the community's existing lots have been sold, with those near the 440-yard 9th hole and the soon-to-be-completed 48,000-square-foot Golf Clubhouse being completely sold out.

Priced from the high $100,000s to more than $500,000, the new homesites provide spectacular views of 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell, the Blue Ridge Mountains and as many as five holes of the community's Jim Fazio 7,540-yard golf course, ranked the 12th best new course in the country by Golfweek. "In addition to the stunning long range views some of the new lots offer, lakefront homesites also will feature covered custom designed two-slip boat docks with a sundeck," said Chris Whitley, partner with Currahee Club. "Buyers of these lots will enjoy some of the best views the community has to offer," he continued.

Upon completion, Currahee Club will feature more than 800 homesites throughout 1,200 acres of beautiful property in Toccoa, Ga. The community offers private amenities which currently include a spectacular 18-hole golf course and Community Grill. Scheduled for completion this fall are Currahee Club's stunning mountain-top Golf Clubhouse, Tennis Club and Trading Company -- a community general store with an old-time feel. Proposed amenities include fitness facilities, a swimming pool, a marina and even a catch-and-release fishing pond. Also, residents and their guests can enjoy the services of the community's Director of Fun and Director of Adventure, who organize recreational pursuits ranging from whitewater rafting to a night of movie watching on Currahee Club's outdoor screen.

Visit the Currahee Club community profile page!


Three Innovative Trends in Modern Outdoor Living
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Patio Seamlessly extend your living space to the outdoors with new trends such as innovative composite decking.

(MS) - When the weather's warm, we naturally turn to the outdoors for entertaining, relaxing, cooking and dining. The spaces where we gather outside are becoming increasingly convenient and as rich in comfort and detail as the interior of our homes.

Following are three trends for creating useful and pleasant outdoor rooms.

Amenity-rich kitchens. The possibilities for outdoor kitchens extend legions beyond a basic grill and sink. These kitchens can have just as many options as your interior one, if not more. Unbound by plumbing, walls and doors, you're free to design an outdoor kitchen without restrictions.

To fully enjoy your entertaining experiences, consider elements that make outdoor cooking as convenient as possible. Seek out durable, mold-resistant, weather-proof cabinets with easy-to-clean countertops that allow you to store your dishes, cookware and utensils right where you'll be cooking. You'll spend more time with your guests, instead of running back and forth to the kitchen.

And to make sure your condiments, beverages and ice are handy, install under-counter appliances. Refrigerators, freezers, wine coolers, ice machines, coffee bars, warming ovens and dishwashers can all be installed in outdoor kitchens.

All-weather electronics. It's now possible to watch the big game or take in a movie out on your deck. New weather-proof electronics are far superior to earlier models in both design and durability. You can choose from flat-panel LCD high-definition televisions that are designed for permanent outdoor use, or go with pop-up installations that hold plasma TVs.

Outdoor TVs are much brighter than conventional ones to enable sun-lit viewing and can be connected wirelessly to your indoor cable box or DVD player. The remote controls are sealed against rain and moisture. Home theater packages are also growing in popularity and combine a projector, DVD player and speakers with screens in a variety of styles.

For those who prefer to hear rather than see their speakers, a popular choice in outdoor electronics is surround-sound speakers that blend with the environment by posing as outdoor components, such as rocks or terra-cotta planters.

Design-savvy elements. To create a sense of connection between indoor and outdoor areas, designers are beginning to consider exterior rooms in the overall floor plans of houses. Breaking down visual barriers between the spaces will make a house feel larger. One way to accomplish this is to install exterior railings that use clear panels instead of traditional balusters or spindles. These clear panels allow visitors to enjoy an unobstructed view even while seated. Railing systems like these can be seen at www.horizonrailing.com.

Another method to increase the perception of flow between your interior and exterior rooms is to use similar materials in both locations. This extends the house to the outdoors.

The exterior flooring you choose can increase the feeling of continuity between your spaces. A natural-looking composite decking, such as Fiberon® Tropics, will look similar to the rich mahogany, redwood or cherry flooring inside your home. You can view sample photos at www.fiberondecking.com.

This decking -- which looks more like real wood than any other composites because of its grain variation and variety of hues -- is installed with hidden fasteners that eliminate unsightly surface blemishes created with screws or nails. This seemingly small detail will make your deck look more like your interior floor.

Implementing these trends can result in a fun, comfortable outdoor environment. "Designing your landscape is not so different from designing your house," writes Julie Moir Messervy, a nationally known landscape designer and co-author (with Susan Susanka) of "Outside the Not So Big House." "If something flows, it feels good."


August PGA Tour Events
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Aug 2-5
World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio
Televised by The Golf Channel/CBS

Aug 2-5
Reno-Tahoe Open: Montreux G&CC, Reno, Nevada
Televised by The GOLF Channel

Aug 9-12
PGA Championship: Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Televised by CBS/TNT

Aug 16-19
Wyndham Championship: Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, North Carolina
Televised by The Golf Channel/CBS

Aug 23-26
Barclays Classic: Westchester CC, Rye, New York
Televised by The Golf Channel/CBS


Looks What's New...
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The Library
Visit the new Golf Real Estate OnLine Library today! We've started a list of our favorite golf titles. We've also given you the opportunity to purchase these books from Amazon.com

Check The Library regularly for new additions.


Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
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The Golf Warehouse-tgw.com
Great service, selection and prices. PLUS, you can shop from the comfort of your own home. www.tgw.com

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