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Golf Real Estate OnLine News
For Immediate Release
March 2009
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In this issue
-- Congratulations to the following GREOL communities who were among Golfweek's 2009 Best Residential Courses
-- Mother Nature Approved Building "green" is a lifetime contribution
-- Home of the Month - Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs, CO
-- March PGA Tour Events
-- Fun Sites for the Avid Golfer
-- The Golf Real Estate OnLine Library

Welcome to the March 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.

Click here for more information on the Golf Real Estate OnLine Communities!

Congratulations to the following GREOL communities who were among Golfweek's 2009 Best Residential Courses
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5. The Golf Club at Cuscowilla
Eatonton, Ga., Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, 1998

49. Currahee Club
Toccoa, Ga., Jim Fazio, 2004

71. Reynolds Plantation (Creek Club)
Greensboro, Ga., Jim Engh, 2007

76. Desert Mountain (Chiricahua)
Scottsdale, Ariz., Jack Nicklaus, 1999

81. Belfair (West)
Bluffton, S.C., Tom Fazio, 1996

94. Desert Mountain (Geronimo)
Scottsdale, Ariz., Jack Nicklaus, 1989

97. Reynolds Plantation (Great Waters)
Greensboro, Ga., Jack Nicklaus, 1992

99. Haig Point
Daufuskie Island, S.C., Rees Jones, 1986

Golfweek's 2009 Best Residential Courses of Distinction

Glacier Club
Durango, Colo., Design Workshop, 2004

Sea Trail
Sunset Beach, N.C., Dan Maples (Maples Course, 1986), Willard Byrd (Byrd Course, 1989), Rees Jones (Jones Course, 1990)

The Virginian Golf Club
Bristol, Va., Tom Fazio, 1993

Click here to see the complete list!


Mother Nature Approved Building "green" is a lifetime contribution
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House (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. 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.

Homeowners report that by taking 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.


Home of the Month - Ironbridge, Glenwood Springs, CO
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This brand new, single family home located in Ironbridge, in Glenwood Springs, CO (near Aspen Glen) boasts views of Mount Sopris from all three levels.

Features of this beautiful, 5100 + sq. ft. home include 6 BR, 5 BA, 2 powder rooms, living room, dining room, open den/office on top floor, laundry room on main floor and large family room on lower level.

The property is completely landscaped with an attached three car garage with storage above and plenty of upgrades...two heating systems, two water heaters, AC on the top two levels, granite on every counter top (kitchen and bath), upgraded cabinetry, appliances, carpet and hardwood floors.

Ironbridge is also home to an 18 hole Arthur Hills championship golf course, two tennis courts, kids playground, swimming pool and clubhouse. One of the attractive features about this community is the monthly family fee for both the HOA and the Golf (unlimited play) is only $259 month!

For more information, contact Neil Ross at 970-925-2800 or via email at nross@amfam.com


March PGA Tour Events
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March 05 - 08
The Honda Classic
PGA National Champion Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC

March 12 - 15
Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular
Trump Intrntl GC - Puerto Rico, Rio Grande, PR
Televised by The Golf Channel

March 12 - 15
World Golf Championships-CA Championship
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Miami, Florida
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC

March 19 - 22
Transitions Championship
Innisbrook Resort - Copperhead, Palm Harbor, Florida
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC

March 26 - 29
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida
Televised by The Golf Channel and NBC For a full list of 2008 PGA Tour Events, go to PGA Tour Schdule

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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