Golf News for Friday, October 26, 2012 | Courses

SouthWood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida celebrates 10th anniversary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- SouthWood Golf Club - the award-winning Fred Couples / Gene Bates-design owned by The St. Joe Company and managed by Billy Casper Golf - will celebrate its 10th anniversary November 18-19.

The celebration includes a number of special events for members and guests in the community. All activities are open to the public with funds benefitting golf programs at area high schools, Florida High and John Paul II.

The festivities commence Sunday, November 18 with an evening social at the SouthWood House including food, raffle prizes and awards ceremony. On Monday, November 19 SouthWood will host a noon shotgun golf tournament and putting contest followed by a banquet and check presentation.

"We look forward to welcoming the entire Tallahassee community to celebrate the anniversary of SouthWood," says Beth Murphy, general manager. "It's been a tremendous ten years, and we look forward to continuing to provide a great golf experience for our guests and our ongoing dedication to the local community."

The entry fee for the Sunday Social at the SouthWood house is $25 (complimentary for members) and $50 for the Monday Scramble Tournament ($20 for members). Sponsorships are available for $50 for families and $100 for corporate.

For more information or to sign up, call (850) 942-4652 or email

About SouthWood Golf Club
Designed by PGA TOUR star Fred Couples and renowned architect Gene Bates and managed by Billy Casper Golf, SouthWood Golf Club is among the region's most-acclaimed courses. Highlighted by stands of stunning, Spanish moss-draped oak trees, the 7,172-yard layout meanders over rolling hills, through wooded areas and open land. A course that tests TOUR-quality players and provides an enjoyable experience for golfers of all abilities, SouthWood features five sets of tees on every hole. The 2,986-yard "Wee Tees" provide the ideal course set-up for juniors, beginners or players seeking to improve their short game.

SouthWood Golf Club has garnered numerous honors since opening in November 2002. Most recently, SouthWood was named among the "Best Public Golf Courses in Florida 2010" by GOLF Magazine, recognized as one of "America's Top 50 Courses For Women" by Golf Digest and selected as one of the Top-10 layouts of the new millennium by Travel + Leisure Golf. SouthWood was also named to Golf Digest's list of "America's Best New Courses," selected by GOLF Magazine as one of the top 35 public courses - out of 325 nationwide - to open in 2002, and named Tallahassee's best golf course by Tallahassee Magazine.

About St. Joe
The St. Joe Company, a publicly held company currently based in WaterSound, is one of Florida's largest real estate development companies and Northwest Florida's largest private landowner. St. Joe is primarily engaged in real estate development and sales, with significant interests in timber. More information about the company can be found on its website at

Shane Sharp (704.519.8381)
Buffalo Communications

Jane Milbrandt (571.830.2531)
Buffalo Communications