Golf News for Friday, April 19, 2013 | Business

Pacific Links International acquires Dove Canyon Golf and Country Club in California

HENDERSON, NEV. -- Pacific Links International (PLI) announced that it will acquire Dove Canyon Golf and Country Club in Orange County, California. Dove Canyon will be the 10th property added to the Canadian-owned company's growing portfolio - with courses located in Hawaii, Las Vegas and West Virginia. Pacific Links memberships feature a unique reciprocal access structure granting members access to more than 60 world-class clubs around the globe.

Dove Canyon - the only private Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed course in Orange County - beautifully combines the rich, age-old traditions of golf with luxurious modern amenities. The course features a par-71, 6,902-yard championship layout and is visually stunning as well as challenging to golfers of all levels.

"PLI is committed to providing our members and guests with quality golf experiences and we pride ourselves on our ability to offer members a large number of diverse courses in premier golf destinations around the world," said Bruce Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Links International. "It is with pleasure that we add our first course in the Greater Los Angeles area. Existing and future members of this Nicklaus-designed gem will also enjoy easy access to PLI courses in Nevada and Hawaii."

Pacific Links is enhancing the diversity of golf experiences enjoyed by its members by continuing to acquire leading golf properties in targeted markets. Members enjoy more variety, flexibility and a wider range of membership categories than traditional golf memberships. Membership benefits include: privileged access to reciprocal and affiliated clubs, state-of-the-art instruction, member concierge services providing centralized call-in service for tee times, flights, accommodations and more.

"We are pleased that Pacific Links International has added Dove Canyon to its portfolio of golf courses," said Nobutaka Taira, Senior Sales Manager for Sanyo Foods Corporation of America, the prior owner of Dove Canyon. "We hope that Pacific Links can use its expertise to enhance the member experience at Dove Canyon."

The innovative reciprocal club membership plan has proven to be a successful business strategy for Pacific Links as it continues to grow its portfolio of courses throughout North America, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

About Pacific Links International
Pacific Links International is a Canadian-owned golf corporation that provides member access to more than 60 quality golf clubs by some of the game's greatest designers including Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus in signature golf destinations in North America, Australia and Asia. Pacific Links offers a unique membership structure whose main feature is reciprocal access to multiple clubs around the world with tour-quality design, strong character and deliver a memorable golf experience in a cosmopolitan golf location.

In Hawai'i, Pacific Links owns and operates Kapolei Golf Club (home of the Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship), Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, Olomana Golf Links, Mākaha Valley Country Club (East), and Mākaha Golf Club (West), currently under renovation by Greg Norman. Pacific Links also owns Pete Dye Golf Club (#45 on Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Courses) in West Virginia, and Southern Highlands and SouthShore Golf Clubs in Las Vegas. Pacific Links is also building The 27 Club in Tianjin, China, which is scheduled to open in 2015.

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