Golf News for Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Business

Honours Golf Company selected to manage Alabama's Kiva Dunes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Honours Golf Company has been selected to provide club management and agronomic services for Kiva Dunes, an upscale golf community in Gulf Shores, Ala.

"Honours is known for efficiently operating clubs while providing premium playing conditions and quality service at the properties they manage," said Jim Edgemon, managing partner of Kiva Dunes. "We've seen their success at other clubs and want to utilize their experience, knowledge of the market and commitment to quality to help us streamline our club operations and enhance our guests' experience at Kiva Dunes.

Located along the Alabama Gulf Coast, Kiva Dunes is the state's only beachfront golf resort enjoyed year-round by residents, golfers and vacationing families seeking the ideal destination for both recreation and relaxation. The 18-hole championship golf course, designed by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate, serves as the centerpiece for the golf resort and residential community. Boasting 7,092 yards from the back tees, this links style layout meanders through the native sand dunes, lakes and natural wildlife preservations. Kiva Dunes consistently ranks among the top golf courses in the state and along the entire Gulf Coast. Since its inception in 1995, it has received numerous national awards and accolades by Golf Magazine, LINKS Magazine, GolfWeek and Golf Digest and is currently rated the top public-access golf course in Alabama by GolfWeek.

In addition to the award-winning golf course, Kiva Dunes has a full-service clubhouse offering fresh Gulf seafood in the Kiva Dunes Restaurant and specialty cocktails at the Tiki Hut Patio. Meeting space is available for small to mid-size groups. For fitness enthusiasts, the resort offers a fitness room equipped with cardio machines and free weights, three outdoor swimming pools, a hard surface tennis court, and miles of sandy white beaches. On-site accommodations and vacation and investment homes are available in two, three and four-bedroom luxury condominiums and beach homes bordering the golf course or the Gulf of Mexico.

"Kiva Dunes is a great addition to our portfolio," said Bob Barrett, chief executive officer of Honours Golf. "It is highly regarded as one of the top golfing destinations in the South and we are very honored to be selected by them to manage the facility. We are extremely confident that our management and agronomic practices will enhance the golfer experience and have a positive contribution to the overall success of the Club."

For more information about Kiva Dunes, visit www.KivaDunes.com.
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About Honours Golf
Honours Golf is the leading boutique club management company in the Southeast with corporate offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. The company currently operates numerous award-winning golf properties including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida; Maggie Valley Club & Resort in Maggie Valley, North Carolina; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Mississippi; NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand in the Southeast through management contracts and development partnerships.

For more information visit www.HonoursGolf.com, www.facebook.com/honoursgolf or www.twitter.com/honoursgolf.

Contact:
Kelly Newman, Director of Marketing
Honours Golf
(205) 397-2419
Kelly.Newman@honoursgolf.com