Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee wins more National recognition
August 28, 2002 -- \"Golf Magazine\", September 2002 issue just hit the stands with their summer special focusing on the \"Best 100 Courses you can play in the Nation\".
Out of the 100 courses listed, there were 24 new entrees on the list. With Pebble Beach in California ranked #1, and Pacific Dunes and Bandon Dunes listed in the top ten, the quality of courses on their list is clear to see.
There are only three Georgia courses on the whole list with Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee showing the highest at #22. The other two are Sea Island Georgia, coming in at #23 (Seaside course) and Great Waters shows at #54.
As in past years, more than 400 of America\'s best daily fee resort and semi private courses were judged by a panel of PGA section directors, regional golf association experts and golf writers. Special mention in the September issue was made of just 17 of the top 100. Cuscowilla\'s Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore designed course was one of those given special focus. (This old fashioned, lay of the land design cuts through rolling hills, meadows and pine trees, along the shores of Lake Oconee…this is a walk-able course highly prized by the purists. Dramatic bunkering, crowned greens and strategic options make this 6,847 par 70 semi-private golf course a gem!).
This fabulous recognition and ranking joins a grand list of growing acknowledgements for Cuscowilla, including: 1998 Best New Georgia Course, Fore Georgia
1999 #7 America\'s Best New Course, Golf Digest
2000 #22 America\'s Best 100 Modern Courses (since 1960), Golf Week
2001 #1 Top 40 Best Real Estate Courses in America, Golf & Travel
2002 #10 America\'s Best 100 Modern Courses (since 1960) Golf Week
2002 #22 Top 100 you can play in America, Golf Magazine
\"It\'s a proud reflection on the work of Coore-Crenshaw\" explains Andrew Ward, General Manager of Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee…\" we are delighted that our course has been ranked so highly, but it\'s the comments and enjoyment of our members and guests that bring us the most joy\" explains Ward, as he goes on to state... \"…the unsolicited rankings from these magazines bring us the recognition that all clubs hope to gain and we are thrilled to be included in their selections…\"