Colleton River Receives Distinguished Emerald Club Designation for Second Year

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Premier residential golf community is one of only four clubs in South Carolina with this distinction.

Colleton River has again 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.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Distinguished Emerald Club” said Tim Bakels, COO /
General Manager of Colleton River. "This distinction is a reflection of our commitment to excellence and our continual effort to improve our Club at every level.”

About Colleton River Club
Colleton River is located in Bluffton, South Carolina just 1.5 miles from the bridge to Hilton Head Island. This member-owned private golf community features 705 properties situated on a peninsula 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. Additional community amenities include an Augusta-style par 3 course, the Stan Smith Tennis and Swim Center with 6 Har-Tru courts and a Jr. Olympic Pool, as well as a large & modern fitness center, and a community dock with deep water access. A new state-of-the-art golf practice park and learning center are slated for completion in October of 2016. These practice facilities will be unrivaled in the Southeast and reinforce the Club’s brand as the premier community on the water.

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

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