Edwards, Colo. (PRWEB) July 1, 2009
Cordillera Golf Club, LLC, an affiliated company of the Wilhelm Family Partnership that focuses on the development of premier, private lifestyle properties, announced today its acquisition of all assets of The Club at Cordillera in Edwards, Colo. The seller is Cordillera Properties and its affiliate companies.
"Now that we own 100 percent of The Club at Cordillera, our goal is to re-establish it as one of the top private golf communities in the country," said David Wilhelm, chairman of Cordillera Golf Club, LLC. "One of the goals of the new management is to create a year-round, family-oriented club that is sustainable throughout a family's progression of generations. We look forward to providing high-quality family experiences that create lifelong memories."
The Club at Cordillera is one of the largest exclusive golf communities in North America, covering 12 square miles and 8,000 acres in the heart of Colorado's Vail Valley, 120 miles west of Denver. The Club consists of three distinct 18-hole golf courses, designed respectively by Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, and Tom Fazio; and a 10-hole course designed by Dave Pelz.
Among the Club's other attractions and amenities are driving ranges and practice facilities; the Summit Athletic Club; recreational facilities that include three swimming pools and four tennis courts; three clubhouses with distinctive restaurants known as the Timber Hearth Grille, Chaparral and The Summit; and the Trailhead Family Center, home of Cordillera Day Camp for children ages 5-12.
Initial plans call for the introduction of "Premier Membership." Premier Membership will be designed to perpetuate the lifeblood of The Club at Cordillera, by allowing a Premier Member's children (regardless of age, or accompaniment by the Member) to enjoy full privileges, including golf. Premier Membership will also grant Members affiliate club access to the private Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colo.; and to the exclusive, world-famous Mayacama Club in Sonoma, California. Premier Membership will be seamlessly transferable through a legacy program.
About the Wilhelm Family Partnership
David Wilhelm has been a high-end real estate developer for the last 40 years. After developing office buildings and mixed-use projects in St. Louis, Wilhelm began creating exclusive golf and resort properties in the 1990s. In 1996, David Wilhelm joined forces with Jim Light and Jim Chaffin to develop the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colo. In 1997, he was the developer of the Wild Horse Club in Edwards, Colo., which later became the Cordillera Valley Club. As owner of Cordillera Valley Club, he became a part owner of all of the Cordillera Properties. In 1998, Wilhelm was the lead partner in the development of the Mayacama Club in Sonoma, Calif., which today is one of the most prestigious private golf club communities in the world. Most recently, he is the co-managing partner in the Wind Rose development project in Aspen and Basalt, Colo. The Wilhelm Family Partnership includes David and his three sons, Patrick, Jonathan, and Nicholas, who serve as managing partners.