Golf News for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Courses

South Carolina's Spring Island earns Distinguished Emerald Club of the World Award

SPRING ISLAND, S.C. -- Spring Island has been awarded the Distinguished Emerald Club of the World Award by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. Emerald Club designations are awarded to only the top five percent of private clubs worldwide. The award program uses a club-specific rating system that recognizes the club, its management, and its staff based on proprietary criteria and evaluation process that distills and measures a club's member experience. For more information on Spring Island, contact 866-740-0400 or visit http://springisland.com/.

"I am pleased and honored that Spring Island has received this recognition, and I am so proud that our department heads were also recognized for the excellent way in which they conduct themselves and run their shops," said Spring Island General Manager Tom Noyes. "These awards recognize the efforts and attitudes of every one of our team members who work hard each day to provide the best possible experience for our members and guests."

The process of the Distinguished Clubs award program includes a committee nomination, site visit, formulaic audit and an evaluation report. The award recognizes the club's member experience and reviews food and beverage services, golf operations and courses, tennis, aquatics, spa and club facilities, as well as intangible qualities such as reputation, brand, reverence and distinction. For a complete listing of the clubs, visit: http://distinguishedclubsoftheworld.com/dec_list.html

In addition to this award, Golfweek magazine recently ranked Spring Island/Old Tabby Links #67 on its 2014 Best Modern Courses, and Golf Digest named Old Tabby Links to its Best New Courses list.

About Spring Island:
Spring Island is a 3,000-acre island community in the South Carolina Lowcountry 35 minutes from Hilton Head and Savannah, and 30 minutes by boat from Port Royal Sound and the open Atlantic Ocean. Spring Island is limited to no more than 410 families on the 3,000 acres with 1,200 acres protected as a nature preserve. It offers the finest amenities man and nature can offer: championship golf, world class fresh and salt water fishing, equestrian, tennis, croquet, quail hunting, nature center, fine and casual dining options, and a wide variety of educational and cultural pursuits.