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Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
February 2009
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In this issue
-- Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine Names The Cliffs No. 5 Among America's Top 100 Places to Live
-- Remodel Your Kitchen for Less
-- Homesite of the Month
-- February PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the February 2009 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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Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine Names The Cliffs No. 5 Among America's Top 100 Places to Live
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The Cliffs For the fourth consecutive year, Travel + Leisure Golf magazine has recognized The Cliffs Communities among America's Top 10 Golf Communities. Published in its January/February issue which hits newsstands this week, Travel + Leisure Golf moved The Cliffs up to No. 5 from No. 7 in 2008, based on distinctions that include Tiger Woods' first U.S. course at The Cliffs at High Carolina and The Cliffs Retreat Collection of international destination properties.

Travel + Leisure Golf's David Gould and Lauren Kim write, "Cliffs-branded properties have innovated for years with their wellness centers, reciprocal amenities and little extras like America's first Tiger Woods-designed golf course. But golf communities face competition from the ever-growing destination club industry, and The Cliffs' founder Jim Anthony is virtually alone in pushing back. He's been collecting far-flung, exotic getaway properties under the banner of The Cliffs Retreat Collection. Should life in The Cliffs' eight Carolina communities induce ennui, a member can bivouac off to Patagonia, Chile, or British Columbia."

The list is compiled by Travel + Leisure Golf editors and each property is reviewed in the following six categories, in order of importance: golf amenity; residential architecture and style; location, including natural setting and proximity to cultural activities; management, service and programming options; non-golf amenities, such as a full service spa, equestrian center or marina; and environmental stewardship. A concern for residential asset value, implicit in the previous years' rankings, is of heightened value in editors' deliberations for 2009.

"It is an honor to be recognized in the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive year by such a respected publication," said Scott Beville, President of Cliffs Real Estate, Inc. "This designation is a testament to Jim Anthony's vision and the level to which our organization executes that vision - fostering continual innovation as we embark upon our third decade in business, in order to make The Cliffs the preeminent place to live, work and play for our Members.

"The past year, while not without challenges, has also seen great rewards. More than 100 families have joined our communities in the past six months, and purposeful alignment with our owners and strategic partners keeps us focused on pursuing excellence together, as a team," Beville continued.

The Cliffs celebrated the following milestones in 2008, all of which played a part in community enhancement:

* The Cliffs and Tiger Woods Design unveiled the layout of the first Tiger Woods Design golf course in America at The Cliffs at High Carolina, resulting in sales of over $40 million.

* Gary Player Group's North American headquarters opened at The Village at The Cliffs at Mountain Park.

* The Cliffs at Keowee Springs golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, opened.

* The 2008 GOLF Magazine Dream House debuted at The Cliffs at Keowee Springs.

* Preserve Health, PA, a team-based family medical practice, opened in The Village at The Cliffs at Mountain Park.

* The Tavern opened in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove's Club Village.

* The Cliffs pledged property in the Jocassee Gorges and $10 million to build South Carolina's first Teacher Renewal Center in partnership with Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Education.

* The Showcase Green Home at The Cliffs at Mountain Park - The Cliffs' first Earthcraft-certified model home - opened.

* The Cliffs Preserve in Patagonia, Chile, opened Beach Club and Spa.

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Remodel Your Kitchen for Less
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kitchen (MS) -- A kitchen remodel is one of the most common and expensive upgrades made by homeowners. New appliances, countertops and cabinets can be budget busters for many families. However, you can have a designer kitchen at a "real world" price! Now you can "remodel" your kitchen at a fraction of the cost. All it takes is some paint and a little imagination. Here are a few ideas from the decorating experts at Rust-Oleum:

* Give old appliances a sleek modern look. Have your appliances seen better days? Are scratches, chips and discoloration making them look old and tired? Rust-Oleum Specialty Stainless Steel Paint is great for updating the look of your appliances, and much less expensive than the cost of replacement. Stainless Steel Paint gives appliances, like the outside of dishwashers and fridges, a sleek, modern appearance for about $30! The paint includes real stainless steel pigments, giving the look of the factory-like finish, without the expensive price tag. Plus, unlike real stainless steel, it's fingerprint resistant -- and easier to keep clean. If a white or black appliance is what you are looking for, also try Rust-Oleum's line of Appliance Epoxy paints. Appliance Epoxy is available in an easy-to-use spray and also traditional brush-on formulas.

* Change the look of your kitchen countertops. Don't spend thousands buying new countertops when you can refinish your existing ones for less than $100 with Rust-Oleum Countertop Coating. It's designed to give laminate countertops, or even laminate cabinets, a "like new" look. It's tintable to any one of 16 colors, such as Haystack, Cobblestone and Putty. Countertop Coating is the perfect way to coordinate your counters with your existing kitchen color scheme.

* Create designer hardware. Instead of replacing your cabinets, update their look with new knobs and handles. Visit your local garage sale, flea market, or discount store, buy cabinet hardware and paint to accent your "remodeled" kitchen. Try giving knobs a unique look with Universal Silver or the new Copper Hammered. Or, try Universal Gloss Black to give pieces the sophisticated, upscale appearance you see in specialty stores.

* Make a custom message center. Because of busy schedules, message centers give families a great way to communicate, and easily keep track of telephone messages, to-do lists and appointments. Instead of purchasing a standard board, consider creating one to match your kitchen decor. Use Rust-Oleum Magnetic Primer and topcoat with Chalkboard Paint for a magnetic, writable-erasable area in your kitchen. With Rust-Oleum's new Chalkboard Tint Base, you can even choose from up to 12 colors for your chalkboard paint. Try painting a small portion of your wall or the back of your pantry door with attention-grabbing Garnet and Banner Blue, or in classic colors like Latte and Coffee.

For more inspiration and project ideas, visit www.paintideas.com. There are hundreds of easy, inexpensive projects that can help you transform any outdoor or indoor living space.


Homesite of the Month
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Lot at Patriots Point Located in prestigious Patriots Plantation, this lake-front lot slopes nicely toward the water and includes a Master Sports Membership ($27.500 value) to the exclusive Grand Harbor Golf & Yacht Club.

Patriots Plantation is a gated lake-front equestrian community on Lake Greenwood, SC that features large lake-front lots, beautiful wooded common area, pools, stables, riding trails, yacht clubhouse, tennis and fitness complex, preferred golf rates, bar and grill, day use of the marina (dock permits available) and is a sister community to Grand Harbour.

Patriot Plantation members also enjoy all of the amenities available at Grand Harbour, (only a five minute boat ride away.) Grand Harbour, located in Ninety-Six, SC is a private gated lake community featuring lake-front and golf-view lots, marina, Davis Love III golf course, pro shop, and yacht club.

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February PGA Tour Events
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Jan. 29 - Feb. 01
FBR Open
TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

Feb. 05 - 08
Buick Invitational
Torrey Pines (South Course), San Diego, California
Torrey Pines (North Course), San Diego, California
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

Feb. 12 - 15
AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach, California
Spyglass Hill GC, Pebble Beach, California
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

Feb. 19 - 22
Northern Trust Open
Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, California
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

Feb. 25 - March 01
World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
Ritz-Carlton GC, Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona
Televised by The Golf Channel and CBS

For a full list of 2008 PGA Tour Events, go to PGA Tour Schdule

Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
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