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Grove Park Inn Offering Resort Memberships

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

ASEHVILLE, NC – For the first time in almost a decade, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa opening up memberships for its award winning golf and sports facilities to members of the Asheville community and surrounding areas.

The facilities and services which are now available to the public include an 18 hole Donald Ross golf course, tennis and racquetball courts, a 50,000 square-foot sports complex with men’s and women’s locker room facilities, fitness center, tennis and golf pro shops and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.

Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, the Grove Park Inn Resort Golf Course is rated as one of the best in North Carolina. Golfweek magazine included the course in its 2005 “America’s Best” listings and Golf Digest named it in 2004 as “one of the ten best courses in the United States that is 100 years old or more.” Other awards include “Top 100 Golf Courses” by the North Carolina Golf Panel in 2009 and a ranking of 48 in the “Top 100 Golf Resorts” by Conde Nast in 2007.

In addition, those who purchase a Grove Park Inn Resort Membership will receive special rates for accommodations and a 15% discount when dining at any of Grove Park Inn’s four award winning restaurants.

For more information about purchasing a Grove Park Inn resort membership, please contact Bernard Chandler at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.5800 or 828.252.2711 or visit

Queens Gap Purchased by Seven Falls Owner

Friday, August 14th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – Queens Gap, a 3,350-acre master-planned community located 30 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina on I-40 near Rutherfordton, North Carolina, has a new ownership effective immediately. Devinshire Land Development, LLC, Queens Gap’s parent company, has been acquired by a company controlled by Keith Vinson. Queens Gap features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and a number of world-class amenities including, a Wellness Pavilion, Outfitter’s Lodge, Equestrian Center, Tennis Complex, and miles of walking and hiking trails.

Tradition LLC, a management company owned by Vinson, will manage the construction and development of Queens Gap, along with the development of Seven Falls Golf & River Club located on more than 1,600 acres just 20 minutes from Asheville in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Seven Falls is home to the first Arnold Palmer Premier Club–featuring the 19-hole Arnold Palmer Premier championship course and the 60-acre practice campus that includes The Arnold Palmer Teaching Academy and its 9 practice holes, complete with USGA greens.

As the management company for Western North Carolina’s only golf and river clubs, Tradition will be able to efficiently manage construction progress and better utilize resources at the two developments. “At a time when many developments are on hold,” says Vinson, “Queen’s Gap and Seven Falls are moving forward with the community development construction. We are currently working on both properties, laying water lines, and building roads.”

What’s more, Seven Falls and Queens Gap are making a significant impact on the Western North Carolina economy by creating a number of jobs in both the construction and hospitality industries. Thanks to a sustainable construction timeline, progress is clearly visible in both communities. At Queen’s Gap, construction of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course is set to begin this fall, while at Seven Falls the finishing touches are now being put on the precedent-setting Arnold Palmer Golf Academy that is scheduled to open this year.

Cliffs Members Win World Invitational Father-Daughter Tournament

Monday, August 10th, 2009

ARDEN, NC – Members of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Arden, NC, Keith and Michelle Black, recently won the Second World Invitational Father-Daughter Tournament at Doonbeg Golf Club in Ireland. They defeated Kieran and Orla Walshe from Doonbeg by 2 strokes in a close finish.

“Michelle was great,” remarked Dr. Black, “she carried the old man.”

The 2009 Father-Daughter event held on July 30 was comprised of 24 teams from the US, Canada and Ireland. The Blacks entered the international event by winning a qualifier at The Cliffs earlier this year. Carr Golf Travel, experts in organizing golf trips to the British Isles for over 60 years, sponsored the entries into the tournament for the qualifier winners.