Colleton River Plantation Club receives Distinguished Emerald Club designation

2014-12-colletonriver_4Colleton River Plantation Club has been designated a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by Boardroom Magazine. The course is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course located in Bluffton, South Carolina. Distinguished Emerald Club status is awarded to only the top 5 percent of clubs. The program was developed to help vitalize and preserve the institution of private clubs by fostering a ceaseless drive to ever improve the “Member Experience” provided by private clubs throughout the world.
To be a Distinguished Emerald Club, the club must provide a Member Experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. A Distinguished Emerald Club is recognized for its reputation, reverence, admiration, brand equity, and fame.
“The selection process for this designation was intense,” said Tim Bakels, COO/General Manager of Colleton River Plantation Club. “The committee spent more than a day at our club, and interviewed the entire management team. All departments were required to fill out evaluations which factored into their decision. This was truly a team effort and we are honored to be recognized as a Distinguished Emerald Club.”
Colleton River Plantation Club is located 1.5 miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This member-owned private golf community features 705 properties situated upon 1,500 acres of unspoiled land, surrounded by 7 miles of scenic shoreline. The award-winning 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course features its own distinguished clubhouse comprising 30,000 square feet. Additional community amenities include a tennis and swim center; a 6,000-square-foot fitness center; and a community dock with deep water access.
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