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"2009 Golfweek's
Best Resort Courses."

Golfweek Magazine

MESA, Arizona – In the 11th annual Golfweek's Best Courses, the editors of Golfweek magazine named Longbow Golf Club to its list of "2009 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses."

"We are thrilled and honored to receive recognition from Golfweek," said Jay Larscheid, General Manager. "I think we all knew that Longbow would garner accolades such as this, and it's truly gratifying to have agreement from one of the golf world's most influential publications. We've simply stayed focused on our pledge to our guests to provide the highest standards in terms of service and playing conditions. It's obvious that this formula has paid off."

Longbow was ranked 89 out of 100, which, at first glance may seem a bit dubious. However, when one considers the caliber of golf clubs placed further up the list – Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Whistling Straits, to name a few – it's clear that Longbow has earned a place among golf's elite resort courses.

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use development, being developed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, that incorporates office, light industrial, retail and hotel uses surrounded by desert vegetation and a main street transportation design and features the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Daedalus is a Phoenix-based commercial real estate services company that provides investment, development and communications consulting to corporate real estate clients. To learn more about Longbow Golf Club or to book a tee time call 480.807.5400 or visit

Longbow Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 31 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management visit

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4006 St James Drive
Southport, NC
USA 28461


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The Reserve Club, Southport, NC

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The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation in Southport, N.C., a Nicklaus Design featuring Michael Nicklaus as lead designer, was named the "Best New Course in North Carolina" for 2006 by the 130-member North Carolina Golf Panel. Michael Nicklaus, designed The Reserve Club Course to be traditional in nature, enjoyable and playable for Members and their guests, but also challenging for even the most accomplished players.

The par-72, 7,212-yard course was built through acres of wetlands, features A1 bentgrass greens, bunkers with predominantly grass faces rather than high sand faces, and areas of mulch and bark in and along the edges of tree lines. Each hole is set off on its own and is surrounded by either wetlands, water, thick trees or underbrush, so if you miss a fairway you likely lose a ball. And there are several carries over wetlands or water.

The course measures 4,925 yards from the forward tees and has a course rating of 75.2 and slope of 140 from the tips.

The golf panelists rated The Reserve Club on routing, flow, design, strategy, fairness, memorability, condition, variety, aesthetics and the experience of the round. The panel also selected the top 100 golf courses in the state for 2007 and the The Reserve Club debuted at No. 39. Pinehurst and Old North State are the top two courses in a state with nearly 600 courses.

The Verdict: The par-72 layout offers enough tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. Like its three sister courses, this one likewise navigates through coastal marine and wildlife habitats, and is challenging while visually impressive. The backdrop is classic coastal NC landscape of tall pines and hardwoods, marshland and creeks.

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  • Includes cart fees and all taxes
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    The CLUBS
          at St. James Plantation:

    • The Founders Club (P.B. Dye)
    • The Members Club (Hale Irwin)
    • The Players Club (Tim Cates)
    • The Reserve Club
         (Nicklaus Design)

    Package Rates 2011:
    Jan 20 – Feb 16
    Feb 17 26 – Mar 2
    Mar 3 – 16
    Mar 17 – Apr 24
    Apr 25 – May 8
    May 9 – May 22
    May 23 – Sep 7

course notes

18 holes, 7,212 yards,
par 72, 75.4 rating, slope 146

Designed by:
Nicklaus Design

Course Opened:
Course Type/Style:
Number of Tee Boxes:
5 sets
Total Number of Sand Bunkers:
Number of Water Hazards:
13 of 18 holes
Most Challenging Hole:
No. 6
Most Memorable Hole:
No. 18
Signature Hole:
No. 13
Acreage of Course:
200 acres
Average Size of Greens:
6,400 sq. ft.

Primary Grasses
Bermuda grass
Bermuda grass
A1 bentgrass

Months Open:
January – December
High Season:

March – May

Aerification: Apr 18 – 20
Overseeding: Sep 12 – 18
Rounds per year: 36,000

Walking Options:
Mandatory Cart

Director of Golf:
Dave Kjome, PGA
Head Pro:
Barry Walters, PGA
Dave Blasingame,GCSAA

Golf Digest 4 stars rating

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