The Reserve at Lake Keowee's Golf Course Named Among Top 50 Private Practice Ranges

The Reserve at Lake Keowee's Golf Course Named Among Top 50 Private Practice

SUNSET, S.C., Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Jack Nicklaus Signature
Golf Course at The Reserve at Lake Keowee was recently honored as one of the
Top 50 Private Practice Ranges in the country by Golf Range Association of
America (GRAA). The 2012 GRAA Awards recognizes the top 50 driving ranges in
four categories: teaching professionals, stand-alone facilities, public
facilities, and private facilities. Along with a feature in the January 2013
issue of Golf Range Magazine, The Reserve at Lake Keowee will be recognized on and receive an award at the 2013 PGA Merchandise Show in
Orlando, FL.

Woven into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the shore of
Lake Keowee, The Reserve's Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course boasts unique
mountain-lake views with challenging play for every type of golfer. As scenic
as it is practical, the course also features over-sized practice facilities
with a mobile weather and shade canopy, short game area, and putting green;
five sets of tees; and the Orchard House clubhouse in the heart of the
community's Village. Jim Duncan, Vice President of Rules and Competitions for Tour, reviewed the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in 2012, and
said "[the facility] is certainly one of the best I have seen".

"Our Membership prides itself on the condition of our course and practice
facility, and our maintenance team works hard year-round to make sure they
have the best playing surfaces possible," comments Frank Santoro, Club Manager
for The Reserve. "Being named one of the Top 50 Practice Ranges is an honor,
and a validation of our commitment to excellence at The Reserve."

"We're very fortunate that the design and size of our range enables us to move
members around to various locations, providing excellent conditions
year-round," says Sam Crowe, Head of Maintenance for The Reserve.

In September 2012, The Reserve's 7,112 yard golf course was added to the golf
course rotation for the 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX
Corporation. In addition, The Reserve course hosts a variety of private and
public golf events throughout the year, and is open for year-round play.

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake
Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake
Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural
centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman
Universities. A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green
spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The
Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states,
with an additional 1,000+ extended family members who enjoy club privileges
through the multi-generational Legacy Membership program. (update these
numbers – please ask Mike/Lauren) Homesites at The Reserve start in the
$100,000s; homes, under $500,000. To learn more, call 877-922-LAKE (5253),
visit, or read the community's official blog at

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts

Greenwood Communities and Resorts, based in Greenwood, S.C., is a leader in
the creation and management of award-winning residential and resort
communities in the southeastern United States since 1978. Beginning with the
award-winning Palmetto Dunes Resort at Hilton Head Island and evolving to
current communities like The Ponds, Big Canoe near Atlanta and The Reserve at
Lake Keowee, Greenwood's mission has remained the same: Create memorable
places that foster meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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