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Landfall Golf Rave

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In the most recent issue of Sporting News, Beth Ann Baldrey, their senior reporter who covers women’s golf, gave her top 10 list of memories from the NCAA women’s championships over the past decade.  Number 1 on that list was the tournament two years ago held at Landfall!  She noted positively the Dye course, where the championship was held, and indicated that the support from the community (Landfall and Wilmington) was exceptional and made for a great playing environment.

She ended by saying she really hopes the tournament returns, as soon as possible.  Congratulations to all who made the event so memorable, volunteers and spectators alike.  We can all hope for a return engagement.

Landfall Realty’s Mid Year Real Estate Forum

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Ken Kirkman, Landfall Realty’s general manager, (and a real estate attorney and developer as well) hosted the company’s mid year real estate forum on Wednesday night, July 7, at Country Club of Landfall.  As has been the case in the past, a good number of Landfall residents turned out to hear Kirkman comment on national real estate trends, review what has gone on in the Landfall market for the past six months, predict what the next months and years will likely bring, and make suggestions to those considering selling or buying property.  As always, the session ended with questions from the audience being addressed.

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Forum Attendees

Future posts will follow with additional comments, but one question posed by an attendee was how important Country Club of Landfall is to the Landfall real estate market.  Kirkman indicated that having a high quality club, debt free, in good condition is critical to Landfall’s short and long term value.  While perhaps only 25% of residents play golf regularly, others use the sports and dining facilities.  Of equal importance, the vast open, green spaces created by a quality golf course add value to all properties, and enhance the ability to resell.  Kirkman noted that in another development a poll of purchasers revealed that about 65% of the buyers would not have purchased had a golf course not been planned, while only 25%of them intended to play golf.  Clearly, the health of the real estate market and Country Club of Landfall are inexorably linked.

NCAA Division I Golf Championship Coming to Landfall, NC

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Wilmington, NC and the surrounding area (perhaps  even the entire eastern seaboard and further) are anxiously anticipating the start of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships to be held at the Country Club of Landfall May 18 through 21.  The Country Club of Landfall is a focal point of the Landfall community and one of the premier clubs in North Carolina.  The exceptional female golfers can look forward to playing the beautiful but demanding Pete Dye Course.  The Dye course, Landfall’s original golf course, was completed in 1987 and was completely refurbished a few years ago.  Characteristic of Mr. Dye’s signature styling, the course consists of rolling hills and undulating fairways, framing picturesque shots into challenging greens guarded by white sand bunkers and fresh water ponds. 

Billboard on I-40 in Watha, NC

Billboard on I-40 in Watha, NC

As the billboards in town and on the interstates proclaim, the event is being hosted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and will surely draw a huge crowd from around the country.  You can purchase tickets for this event by calling 910.962.3233 or logging on to the NCAA website at http://www.ncaa.com/champ/index.html.  If you’re planning a trip to the Wilmington area anytime in the near future, you might want to consider coming down for this exciting event and joining the cheering crowds at Landfall!

The Economics of Golf

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With the current economic recession resulting in governments at all levels seeking new revenue sources, an examination of the economic impacts of golf in North Carolina is warranted.  According to Carolinas Golf, the Carolinas Golf Association magazine, there are about 558 golf courses in North Carolina, including those in Wilmington.  Those courses provide around 70,000 jobs and generate $1.7 billion in wages.

Surprisingly, the revenues of golf facilities (about $1.03 billion) is about equal to revenues generated by auto racing, football, basketball, baseball and soccer facilities combined.  It is no wonder that those involved in the golf industry are asking participants to contact their legislators with objections to proposals to tax those that play the game.

Real estate owners in Landfall NC know, golfers and non-golfers alike, how important golf is in our community, providing not only recreation, but beautiful open spaces as well.   The health and growth of the game benefits all of us.

Kenneth M. Kirkman

July 4th Celebration was a BLAST!!

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002_2Once again, the Country Club of Landfall pulled off another wonderful July 3rd cook-out and fireworks display!  We had two tables of ten in the dining room with all of our neighbors and their children.  The rooms were festive and patriotic.  There were many buffet stations set up and the food was the best ever.  There were ribs, steak, chicken, pasta, salad and more.  They even had a children’s buffet with mac & cheese, chicken fingers and French fries.  And of course they had a full dessert table!!

001_1     The fireworks were amazing and seemed to last forever!

     It’s one party of the year that you never want to miss, as it is one of the best in Wilmington NC.  

     It’s a great way to see all of your fellow Landfall property owning friends.

     Martie Davy,  Landfall Broker

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Out & Play

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Country Club of Landfall logoThe Country Club of Landfall Wilmington NC  invites you to take advantage of an exceptional membership opportunity.  This exclusive, non-refundable offer provides full access to Club amenities, including golf, tennis, fitness and dining.  For a limited time, you can join one of the finest country clubs in the Carolinas for just $23,000 down and an additional $7,000 due on your first anniversary.  And as a  thank you to new members, the first eight months of dues will be waived.  Opportunities are limited to the first 25 memberships.  Call (910)256-8411 today and become a valued member of the Landfall  tradition.  Membership in Country Club of Landfall is by invitation only and requires acceptance in accordance with Club By-laws.Landfall_Clubhouse

Landfall Prepares for Independence Celebration

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July4 2008 smallerLandfall NC property owners and Country Club of Landfall members anxiously await the July Fourth activities planned for the weekend.  Friday, July 3, dinner will be served at the Landfall Clubhouse before the big fireworks show that blasts off at 9:15.  Saturday, July 4, is jammed packed with festivities  for everyone!  A 5K run/2K walk is scheduled to start off the day at 7:30am.  Afterwards, kids’ games will be set up at the soccer field  and continue until the soft ball game begins at 11:45.  Poolside will be rocking with DJ music, games, and a hot dog/hamburger cookout.  At 3:30 spectators line the streets of Landfall as the Motor Vehicle Parade passes by on its way to the clubhouse for the Flag Raising Ceremony held in front of the Landfall Clubhouse with special guests, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty and the Landfall Color Guard.  The day ends with a delicious old-fashioned cookout with all your American favorites… A fabulous way to socialize with friends and celebrate our independence in style!! Owning real estate in Landfall NC provides unending opportunites for having fun.

Country Club of Landfall, NC Summer Bash

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Country Club of Landfall’s Annual Summer Bash was also their 10th Anniversary Grand Finale and they pulled out all the stops for this one!  Several of our agents were in attendance and they vow they’ll never miss another one.  Two of them were gracious enough to fill us in on all the details.

Becky Spivey and her husband, Sean, were in attendance and both found themselves enjoying the various food stations scattered throughout the dining room, grill room and the outside tent.  Becky’s absolute favorite was the “ceviche” station.

Martie Davy and a group of her friends got together and even those who weren’t members were able to enjoy the events of the evening with easy check-in and tracking of fees posted directly to their own credit cards.  They were all impressed with the abundance and variety of food (no small feat since Martie is a fabulous cook herself), the shrimp and steaks were a hit with these folks.

 

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Photo courtesy of Country Club of Landfall

Both Becky and Martie agree that the well over 500 guests who were kept well fed were also all very into the evening’s musical group and were getting down with “Party on the Moon,” the band that was featured at this event (and word has it that they’ll be the entertainment at the 10th Annual NHRMC Founder’s Gala on January 23, 2010).  No one wanted to be the first to leave and just about everyone danced til the last note was sung.  Sounds as though this Club event well might be the one all other Wilmington, NC events will be compared to in the future!

CCL’s 10th Anniversary Grand Finale’ Party

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After weeks of celebrating CCL’s 10 year anniversary, the grand finale’ event is upon us and calling your name.  A Summer Party featuring the sounds of Party on the Moon will be held Saturday, June 13th at 7:00pm at the Landfall Clubhouse.  The dress is Country Club casual and the menu choices are umlimited.  Club members are encouraged to invite guests to dance the night away or enjoy alfresco dining on the lawn.  Reservations can be made at the Landfall Clubhouse by calling 256-8411.

                                    Party on the Moon