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Golf Real Estate OnLine Newsletter
For Immediate Release
September 2006

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in this issue
-- Evaluating “The Golf Experience” Prior to Purchase
-- Daniel Island Celebrates Recognition in '06
-- Oldfield Honored by Audubon International
-- Ask The Editor!

Welcome to the September 2006 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.

Evaluating “The Golf Experience” Prior to Purchase
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Good golf real estate developers do a lot of careful planning with regard to amenities prior to starting any new project—and golf is usually priority one.

Avid golfers who have the opportunity to play courses in every corner of the globe, also get to experience more of "The Golf Experience" than some of their stay-at-home clubber counter-parts.

Never-the-less, “The Golf Experience” shouldn't be taken lightly when a golf real estate decision is on the horizon. Take a look at the list below and assign a score to the courses in the communities you are considering.

• Entrance to the Club: the sense of arrival is the first impression, valet service

• Landscaping: on golf course and other grounds

• Clubhouse: extension of members’ homes, gathering, places that facilitate camaraderie, décor, comfort, amenities, overall atmosphere

• Locker rooms: conveniences, privacy

• Dining rooms: bar, grille room, formal dining—quality and presentation of food an beverages, quality of chef and servers

• Golf Course: intimacy of routing, ease of walking, scenery and views, landscaping, caddies, style & quality of design, playability

• Maintenance Practices & Quality of Conditioning: including green speeds, pace of play, course accessories—tee markers, yardage markers, benches, etc.

• Practice Facilities: including short game area and putting greens

• Teaching: programs & instructors

• Golf Staff: including golf professionals, locker room attendants, starter

• Customer/Member Service: temperament of staff including club concierge

• Golf Shop: quality and variety of merchandise, including golf balls, clubs and clothing

• Post Round: including bag attendants, shoe room, locker room facilities, 19th hole

• Valet Service: final impression

If you've narrowed your golf real estate prospects down to a select few, make your final pass “The Golf Experience” test. You'll never regret it. In fact, you'll have the opportunity to “Experience” it.

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Daniel Island Celebrates Recognition in ’06
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Daniel Island has been named one of America’s best golf communities by a major golf lifestyle publication for the second time in as many months, earning a spot in Golf Magazine Living’s “50 Best Golf Communities in America.” The recognition comes on the heels of Travel & Leisure Golf’s selection of Daniel Island as one of “America’s Top 100 Golf Communities,” announced in the magazine’s January/February 2006 issue.

Daniel Island’s latest distinction was heralded in Golf Magazine Living’s premiere issue. The selection process considered numerous factors, including property values, quality of golf, and proximity to metro areas, health care and transportation.

“People who want to live in an upscale golf community today are looking for more than great golf,” said Matt Sloan, chief operating officer of the Daniel Island Company, developer of the 4,000-acre island town in the city of Charleston. “Great golf may get someone’s attention, but today you need to offer a quality of life that meets consumers’ needs in a wide range of areas to really distinguish yourself.”

In addition to two 18-hole courses designed by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones, the Daniel Island Club offers members and their guests a 14-acre golf learning center, golf clubhouse and swim, tennis and fitness facilities. The island town, which has offered residents significant returns on their investment in residential property, also includes a mix of traditional neighborhoods, schools, medical facilities, restaurants, office buildings, churches and a modern supermarket.

On the real estate front, The Southern Living Idea House at Daniel Island will be open for tours through October and was featured in the August 2006 issue of Southern Living.

The Southern Living Idea House at Daniel Island was built with an updated traditional style, featuring a rambling porch, brick-and-siding exteriors, and an intimate garden behind the house. The four- bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home also features a summer porch complete with a built-in grill, allowing for outdoor living year-round.

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Oldfield Honored by Audubon International
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Oldfield recently earned Audubon International’s inaugural Neighborhood for Nature Award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible development.

“We welcome Oldfield’s commitment to the environment and to managing the neighborhood with wildlife in mind,” said Joellen Zeh, program manager for Audubon International. “Oldfield has set the bar high. We hope others will follow their strong lead.”

Conservation of wildlife, environmental stewardship and appreciation of nature serve as core values at this signature, low-impact Crescent Resources, LLC community, which has been designed with remarkable sensitivity to the delicate Lowcountry ecosystem. Nestled along the banks of the Okatie River, which is one of the most pristine estuarine environments in the United States, Oldfield is a low-density, planned community that features 550 homesites within an ecologically diverse 860-acre site.

“We are thrilled to accept this landmark award and hope that Oldfield will serve as a model for other communities across the country,” said Oldfield’s Naturalist Marvin Bouknight. “Development and environmental conservation do not have to be mutually exclusive. We are committed to being responsible stewards of the environment.”

Oldfield is a pilot member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Neighborhoods (ACSP), an international program administered by Audubon International to encourage environmental conservation. The community’s golf course, which was designed by PGA Tour champion Greg Norman, was officially designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS) in 2005.

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Ask The Editor!
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