Golf News for Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Business

Sequoia Golf acquires three private golf properties in Georgia

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Joe Guerra, president and CEO of Sequoia Golf, announced the acquisition of three premium private golf and country clubs in the North Atlanta metro area: Atlanta National Golf Club, Polo Golf & Country Club and White Columns Country Club. Further positioning its leadership in the premium private club space, Sequoia has also entered into a long-term 20-year lease with Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif. Sequoia's addition of these four newly acquired clubs establishes a premium private club focus for the company in the Atlanta area, as well as expands its presence in Southern California.

"We look forward to enhancing the member experience at Atlanta National Golf Club, Polo Golf & Country Club, White Columns Country Club, and Old Ranch Country Club," said Guerra. "Through an initial$4.5 million investment in capital resources, we plan to substantially improve the overall theme, feel and exclusivity of these great clubs with an intent focus on membership satisfaction and service."

Atlanta National Golf Club is set in the private, gated community of Atlanta National in Milton, Ga., just north of Atlanta, Ga. The Club features a dramatic clubhouse and challenging first class 18-hole Pete Dye golf course that spans across 240 acres of natural terrain.

The Polo Golf & Country Club, located in Cumming, Ga., boasts a full service clubhouse including dining and banquet facilities as well as a tennis club and a large aquatics center. The clubs also features a scenic 18-hole championship golf course designed by award-winning architect Joe Lee.

White Columns Country Club features an 18-hole golf course designed by award-winning architect Tom Fazio, a full service clubhouse, tennis center, and aquatic center, and a state-of-the-art golf learning and fitting center. White Columns is located in Alpharetta, Ga.

Old Ranch Country Club, located in Seal Beach, Calif., is comprised of an 18-hole championship Ted Robinson golf course, an expansive food and beverage banquet facility, pool, private and public driving range, and pool facility.

The addition of Old Ranch Country Club expands Sequoia's holding in Southern California to three clubs.

About Sequoia Golf Group
Sequoia Golf Group continues to aggressively pursue well-located quality acquisitions around the country to increase its portfolio in the premiere private club market. Sequoia is a collection of highly successful golf course ownership, management, construction, hospitality, media and IT companies; including Sequoia Golf Holdings, Sequoia Golf Management, Canongate Golf, Sequoia Greenscapes, Sequoia Hospitality, PlayAway, InPlay Media and Short Grass Technology. The company currently owns or operates more than 50 private club, resort and daily fee facilities located across the U.S. The portfolio includes 25 private clubs operated under its unique Canongate brand affiliation, the world-class 63-hole Woodlands Country Club located in the award winning master-planned community of The Woodlands, Texas and a select group of golf properties managed for institutional owners, corporations, private investors and equity memberships.

For more information on Sequoia Golf Group, visit www.sequoiagolf.com.