Colleton River Receives Multiple Prestigious Awards

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Colleton River receives its fifth consecutive Platinum Club of America designation and is ranked in the top five percent of all private clubs in the country by Club Leaders Forum.

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“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to excellence within our Club at every level.”

Colleton River, a private, waterfront golf community, is proud to announce it has received its fifth consecutive Platinum Club of America designation, and has been ranked in the top five percent of all private clubs in the country by Club Leaders Forum. These rankings are determined every three years through questionnaires sent to club managers and presidents of approximately 5,000 private clubs belonging to the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA). This prestigious recognition is based on five aspects of private clubs: quality of membership, tradition and culture, amenities, governance, and quality of management and staff.

In keeping with this recognition of excellence, Colleton River was also designated a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World by Boardroom Magazine this year for the second time. Distinguished Emerald Club status is awarded to only the top five percent of private clubs which provide a member experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world.

“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to excellence within our Club at every level” said Tim Bakels, COO/General Manager of Colleton River. "Distinction as both a Platinum Club of America and Distinguished Emerald Club is a reflection of our efforts to continually improve and excel.”

Finally, at the local level, Colleton River won Hilton Head Monthly’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Private Golf Club in Bluffton. Hilton Head Monthly celebrates local businesses and communities with their Readers’ Choice Awards annually, and recognition within the community is also something the Club is honored to achieve.

About Colleton River
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 early 2017. 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 colletonriverclub.com, call 843.836.4466, or follow the community on Facebook.

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Larry Ross