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Golf Community Profile
November 6th 2008 - |
GOLF COMMUNITY PROFILE
Shark's Tooth quite a catch
By: Peter Blais
Source: Boomer Golf News
Boomers looking to put some distance between themselves and a major city when selecting a golf community, but still seeking access to a nearby international airport and the world beyond, may want to consider award-winning Greg Norman-designed Sharks Tooth Golf Club and its neighboring residential communities in
Major real estate developer St. Joe Co. (JOE) purchased Shark's Tooth GC and 28 fully developed Wild Heron home sites, additional land parcels and beach and tennis club facilities in late summer 2007. The acquisition allowed JOE to change the expected use of other developable JOE land in the area that had been previously planned as a future golf course, and use the land to develop approximately 300 additional home sites.
The purchase left JOE in control of several of the area's top golf courses in addition to the home sites in Wild Heron, which afford golf course and views of
Shark's Tooth GC consists of an 18-hole golf course, 10-acre practice facility, 21,000-square-foot clubhouse and cart storage facility, 4,000-square-foot pro shop, turf care center, four lighted HydroCourt Har-Tru tennis courts and a private beach club.
The clubhouse contains a grill, bar, large dining room, restaurant and locker rooms. The beach club, with approximately100 feet of beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico, is approximately 3 miles from the community and includes beach access, a grill and bar, swimming pool and restroom facilities.
Golfweek recently named Shark's Tooth one of its "Best Residential Courses" for the fifth straight year since its opening in 2002. The Norman design stretches to 7,209 yards from the back tees and features five fairways that border scenic
The holes along
Shark's Tooth is part of the WaterColor Inn and Resort's premier golf collection, which also includes Camp Creek, designed by Tom Fazio, and The Origins Course at WaterSound, designed by Davis Love III. Two years ago Camp Creek captured "
Located 10 miles apart, Camp Creek and Shark's Tooth are private courses available only to course members and guests at the WaterColor Resort's 60-room boutique inn on the
Boomers can select from a wide variety of resale, custom-built homes in the Wild Heron community that surrounds Shark's Tooth GC. There are also 28 premium lots available featuring views of
A variety of nearby community colleges provide adult education opportunities. Deep-sea fishing is the leading activity in the area and attracts top anglers to area fishing events. Visitors with children can enjoy the many attractions of not only
A new airport, about 30 minutes away north of
Prices for The Reserve residential area are available by calling 1-866-474-2751. Home and lot prices will vary greatly by builder and generally range from $550,000 to $2 million.