Cuscowilla #1 Residential Golf Course - Golf Week
August 1, 2004 EATONTON, GA -- Cuscowilla Golf Resort on Lake Oconee has been honored by Golfweek Magazine as the #1 Best Residential Golf Course in America in 2004. The magazine took the 100 Top Residential Courses in the Nation and included seven Georgia courses.
Golfweek has published an annual list of golf course rankings since 1997. They have a Team of over 300 raters that perennially scour the Country in search of the best courses and use strategic considerations of shot making, design balance, aesthetics, and conditioning when rating a course. Each course listed in the Top 100 must be visited by at least 10 raters to be eligible for a ranking; the rankings are then calculated using a statistically rigorous process over a total of 10 different criteria.
The full list of the Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in order of their rank is featured in the October stand alone issue of Golfweek Magazine. Editorial features focus on real estate trends and progressive real estate communities. "The "walk in the park" test proved crucial for all 100 of the courses mentioned, and Cuscowilla certainly comes out top in that criterion", announced Andrew Ward General Manager of Cuscowilla. "We are thrilled to be honored this year with the #1 spot having been rated the #2 Best Residential Course in America last year. When you look at the other 99 courses on the list we are very proud of the acknowledgment this accolade brings to our Club by rating us the best of them all" continued Ward.
The other six Georgia courses on the Top 100 list included Reynolds Plantation, Great Waters (#52); The Oconee Course at Reynolds (#56); The National Course at Reynolds (#69); Harbor Club, Greensboro (#82); Landings at Skidaway Island Deer Creek (#90); Osprey Cove, St. Marys (#97). This is further confirmation that Georgia's Lake Country is now one of America's golfing treasures with five of the Top 100 courses all within a five mile radius.
Cuscowilla Golf Club is a semi-private resort open for daily fee play and is just over an hour east of Atlanta off I-20 located on Georgia's second largest lake, Lake Oconee. "We encourage golfers of all levels to come and Experience the Difference that Cuscowilla has to offer both on and off the golf course and for a limited time will be offering a promotional join for a year believe it or not non-resident golf membership option in celebration of our #1 ranking. Our course is relatively new opening in 1998 and the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw created natural golf at its best which we have the pleasure with our Team of maintaining in its original state. We have not allowed or permitted our 700 acre real estate development to impose on or spoil our golf course and we believe this has added to the prestige our Club now acclaims," concluded Ward.
Mike Waldron, Executive Director of the Georgia State Golf Association, commented "We have recognized that Cuscowilla has an outstanding golf course and facility by virtue of its having hosted our 2004 Top 60 Women's Classic and our Georgia Match Play Championship in 2000 and 2001. We hope to have the opportunity to return to hold other state competitions there in the future."
Janis Canon, Deputy Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) commented "Cuscowilla is one of the top golf destinations, as confirmed by this award. In addition to the pristine, natural beauty of the course and development, the team at Cuscowilla provides world class service and southern hospitality making every experience memorable and engaging. Cuscowilla has taken an important leadership role in making Georgia a top golf destination".
Pictured outside the Cuscowilla Golf Club House from left to right after hearing the announcement that Cuscowilla is now ranked the #1 Best Residential Golf Course in America for 2004 are Andrew Ward, General Manager, Jarrod Clark, Head Golf Professional, and Rusty Mercer, Golf Course Superintendent.
For further information about Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, please contact Andrew Ward General Manager 126 Cuscowilla Dr. Eatonton, Ga. 31024 on 706-485-0885 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information about Golfweek's America's Best Courses 2004 contact Terry Olson at Golfweek at 1-972-562-9551 or email@example.com.