Colleton River Plantation Club Receives Distinguished Emerald Club Designation

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Premier Residential Golf Community is One of Only Three Clubs in South Carolina with this Distinction

Colleton River Plantation Club has been designated a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by Boardroom Magazine. The Distinguished Clubs award 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. Distinguished Emerald Club status is awarded to only the top 5 percent of clubs.

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. The distinction between a Distinguished Gold Club and a Distinguished Emerald Club is nuanced yet thoroughly recognizable, for it is based on the most important of all intangible qualities. Reputation. Reverence. Admiration. Brand Equity. Fame. Whatever you call it, it is that “X” factor that separates two clubs that both provide superlative Member Experience, but where one is a great club, while the other is the most prestigious of memberships.

“The selection process for this designation was intense. 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,” said Tim Bakels, COO / General Manager of Colleton River Plantation Club. "This was truly a team effort and we are honored to be recognized as a Distinguished Emerald Club."

About Colleton River Plantation 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 signature 18-hole golf courses by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye each have their own unique and distinguished clubhouses comprising 30,000 square feet and 20,000 square feet, respectively. Additional community amenities include: an Augusta-style par 3 course; the Stan Smith Tennis and Swim Center with 5 Har-Tru courts and a Jr. Olympic Pool; a 6,000-square-foot fitness center; and a community dock with deep water access.

For additional information regarding Colleton River Plantation Club, please visit, call 843.836.4466, or follow the community on Facebook.

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