Golf News for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | Courses

Georgia's Currahee Club golf course ranked by Golfweek magazine

TOCCOA, Lake Hartwell, Ga. -- The stunning mountain golf course at Currahee Club in north Georgia has been recognized as the #62 Best Residential Course in the United States and #3 Best in Georgia, according to Golfweek magazine's annual ranking that was released this fall.

Designed by acclaimed architect, Jim Fazio, the golf course is the centerpiece of Currahee Club, an award-winning and breathtaking 1,200-acre community framed by both Lake Hartwell and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just a short drive to the historic town of Toccoa, Ga.

Currahee's golf course debuted in 2004 and earned a coveted spot on Golfweek's "Best New Courses" list for the two-year period from 2004-2005. Its ranking had Currahee sharing the spotlight in the Top 12 with such other elite courses as Bandon Trails, Forest Creek Golf Club and Trump National.

Located just 90 minutes north from Atlanta, the 7,500-yard Currahee Club golf course gracefully weaves through the community, at times offering dramatic elevation changes and majestic, near 100-mile views across Lake Hartwell and the Blue Ridge mountains.

"We are thrilled with the national-class recognition gained from Golfweek magazine," says Currahee Club managing director, Andrew Ward. "Their evaluation certainly matches the view of our club members, who are generous with their praise of the architectural pedigree and pristine course conditioning they encounter daily."

Golfweek magazine annually releases a series of golf course rankings, including Best Classic Course, Best Modern Course and Best Resort Course. In compiling these lists, Golfweek has distinguished itself from other publications in terms of the depth of its rating criteria, the integrity of the process and the extent to which it has developed a community of raters through educational workshops and national meetings.

Golfweek's eclectic ranking panel consists of 675 voters from seven countries. They rely on 10 criteria to rate a golf course, including overall land plan, variety and memorability of golf holes, conditioning and ecology, and the "Walk in the park test", which rates the sense of the course as worthy of spending four hours on it.

Currahee Club has been ranked on Golfweek's "Best Residential Course" list every year it has been eligible for the rating.

For club membership or real estate information about Currahee Club call at 706-827-1700 or visit online at www.CurraheeClub.com.

About Currahee Club
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, atop the shores of Lake Hartwell, the private, gated community of Currahee Club is bringing mountain living to a whole new level. Drawing upon its rich local heritage and picturesque landscape, Currahee - a Cherokee word meaning "stands alone" - truly is one of a kind. Residents and members at Currahee Club enjoy a perfect blend of golf, mountain, lake and club. And an extensive collection of amenities, including a 48,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, will be complemented by a comprehensive new Amenity Center Campus currently under construction and set to open in May 2013. The new center will offer an infinity edge swimming pool, grand lawn, tennis courts, a sports club and grill, community garden, playground and more. Residential offerings at Currahee Club are varied and include beautiful mountain Manor homes and charming Cotswold-style cottages. Homes range in price from $300,000 to over$1 million. Currahee Club is part of the Arendale Hospitality portfolio of properties.

For Further Information:
Susan Verlander, Director of Sales & Marketing
Currahee Club
706.827.1065
Susan@CurraheeClub.com

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications
404-266-2351
windfall72@aol.com