Georgia Treasure: Cuscowilla
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March 1, 2008 -- Whether you are in need of a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, a fun-filled family getaway, or a relaxing corporate retreat, Cuscowilla’s award-winning golf resort and residential community offers an unhurried pace, beautiful setting, and rich sense of community that is rare in today’s hectic world.
Rated the #1 Best Golf Course in Georgia by the National Golf Course Owners Association in 2007 and the #3 Best Residential Golf Course in America by Golfweek in 2008, Cuscowilla is best noted for its historic Seed Orchard, the beauty of its 18-hole championship golf course, and the variety of its unique accommodations.
“It just has a different feel to it,” remarked Jaime Murray, Sales and Catering Coordinator for Cuscowilla. “Anybody and everybody would be happy here.”
Established in 1997, Cuscowilla’s lavish 700-acre property features an incomparable par 70 classic lay-of-the-land golf course, designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. Situated along the shoreline of Georgia’s second largest lake, this course uniquely contains Bent grass greens and Bermuda-grass fairways for challenging play in addition to its distinctive, red-clay bunkers with white sand centers.
Along with its celebrated landscape design, Cuscowilla boasts an astonishing 550 residential sites on its vast property. Approximately 200 homes are currently on the property, as well as 30 gated homes.
“Most of our guests come from Atlanta to Cuscowilla to enjoy the fun, casual, and comfortable atmosphere that we offer all of our guests,” said Murray
“Having accommodations on the course is a huge draw for a golfer,” she added. “Also, families really enjoy renting during the spring and summer months when they can take in the beauty of the lake and take advantage of the activities offered by Cuscowilla.”
In addition to its exclusive residential communities, Cuscowilla offers privately owned golf cottages, lake villas, and lodge villas for vacationers to rent. Individually decorated by the owners, the cottages and villas each have their own unique feel.
“The golf cottages are perfect for corporate events because groups can enjoy staying in spacious 2 or 3 bedroom cottages equipped with a full kitchen and private bathrooms,” says Murray.
Each cottage has a spectacular view of the golf course, either the second hole, or the seventeenth and eighteenth holes, and groups can also get together for cookouts in the center of the cul-de-sac.
Cuscowilla’s lake villas are located alongside the magnificent Lake Oconee and offer fun for families or group retreats. Each villa has its own dock, which allows renters the privacy to enjoy days canoeing on the lake. Other activities both lake villa residents and guests can enjoy include sunbathing and swimming at the community pool and playing in the kids’ game center.
The Mediterranean-style lodge villas are perfect for wedding parties, family vacations, or corporate events. Each villa has its own porch and is within walking distance from the lake, the restaurants, the swimming pool, and the golf course. Wireless Internet service is also available throughout all villas and lodges.
In addition to offering outstanding accommodations for families, corporate events and golf enthusiasts, Cuscowilla also provides the perfect backdrop for a spectacular spring, summer, or fall wedding.
With so many places to stay and so many things to do, it is clear that anyone in need of relaxation and rejuvenation can take advantage of Cuscowilla’s “unique blend of quiet elegance and comfortable lifestyle,” said Andrew Ward, CEO of Cuscowilla. “This golf resort has a charming upscale community that is beyond compare.”
Property owners and resort guests enjoy two impressive restaurants on the property; the casual Golf House Grill, which offers a view of the fourteenth hole from the back, and the famous Waterside Restaurant, located on a picturesque point on the lake. Each of these eateries offer a delightful experience that equally matches that found on the golf course.
With the Masters quickly approaching, Cuscowilla staffers are preparing these exceptional restaurants, first-class accommodations, and pristine golf course holes for the resort guests. The resort has a helicopter pad to accommodate residents and resort guests who choose to fly in for the festivities.
With a mission to provide the ultimate natural golf experience and successfully operate a residential community and leisure resort for all residents, members, and guests, Cuscowilla continues to draw on the land’s rich history and bountiful natural resources in order to give each guest a vacation like no other.
Visit Cuscowilla’s website for more information on package deals, corporate retreats, accommodations and more at www.cuscowilla.com or call 1.800.458.5351.