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The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Compass & Twine | April 23, 2017

Luxury travel bloggers, Compass & Twine, recently spent some time at The Abaco Club – enjoying all that the Club has to offer. From bone fishing, to golf, spa treatments, and the rest of the island that The Abaco Club gets to call home to.

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Tossing a Life Raft
Golf Business | April 2017

To operate a standalone golf facility is to challenge the proverb that states, “No man is an island.” Running a single-course business, you actually are an island, in the context of golf operations and marketing to your audience.

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Links golf drama in The Bahamas
Golf Escapes | 2017

At first glance, it may have looked to Golf Channel viewers around the world like the 2017 Scottish Open was be contested for but for a few things. The January date, for one. The warm sunshine, for another. And then there were palm trees.

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The Bahamas: A Waking Dream
Golf+ | February 15, 2017

The Abaco Club sure does feel like a dream at times, with it’s crystal clear water, beautifully soft sand, with a tropical paradise for a background – it’s hard not to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not sleeping. (This video is in French) Golf – Les Bahamas: un rêve éveillé

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Q&A with David Southworth of Souhtworth Development
Unique Homest | February 2017

Unique Homes, the leading media brand for luxury real estate, recently interviewed David Southworth on his inspirations, Southworth Development, and some of his favorite career projects.

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Top 10 Caribbean Villas
January / February 2017 | Elite Traveler

Luxurious island living should encompass thoughtful design, the finest luxurious comforts and unparalleled ocean views.

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Andrew Landry wins The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic with two final-round eagles
Web.Com Tour | January 25, 2017

Andrew Landry was just 2-over after seven holes Sunday after entering the final round with a share of the lead, but the 29-year-old Texan posted two eagles on the way in to come from behind for a three-shot victory over Jimmy Gunn at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club.  

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The Abaco Club – Bahamas
Golf Destinations | December 19, 2016

This episode of Golf Destination features The Abaco Club. They visit with European Ryder Cup Captain, Darren Clarke, and PGA Tour veteran Thomas Aiken and discuss how the luxurious Abaco Club is quintessential Bahamas.

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The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic Tees Off January 19
The Abaconian | December 15, 2016

Abaco is soon to host its first-ever official PGA Tour-sanctioned event. The Tour, in conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and bd Global, LLC, announced that The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic will be held at The Abaco Club the week of January 19-25, featuring a 132-player field and $600,000 purse, with the winner […]

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The Abaco Club Golf Course: Where The Bahamas Meet Scotland
Golf Vacations Magazine | December 11, 2016

Scotland’s Old Tom Morris would love the ocean views, the plunging pot bunkers, and the balmy weather at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Old Tom would be proud to see how his rolling, Scottish links thumbprint found its way to a Bahamian setting of palm trees, parrots, and pristine pabulum fairways.

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Golf: Great Exuma, Abaco Classics All Set
Tribune 242 | December 15, 2016

The 2017 Tour season will open with two events hosted in the  Bahamas next month over the course of a three-week stretch – The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic (January 5-11) at Sandals Emerald Bay, and The Bahamas Abaco Classic (January 19-25) at The Abaco Club.

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The Abaco Club at Winding Bay
Luxury Travel Magazine | December 1, 2016

The unwinding begins upon entering The Abaco Club’s plush reception area. You’re handed a complimentary rum punch for one hand and the keys to a golf cart for the other. “I’ve got my hands full” takes on a wonderful new meaning in the Bahamas.

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Is Wednesday the new Sunday on the Tour?
Golf World | November 15, 2016

There are a lot of positives to the Tour’s announcement that it will begin its 28th season with two events in the Bahamas, the most significant development being that each tournament will begin, rather than end, on Sunday.

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The Abaco Club to Host First Event of 2017
Southworth Development | November 9, 2016

Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas – The Tour, in conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and bd Global, LLC, today announced two new events in The Bahamas for its 2017 season. The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic will be contested at Sandals Emerald Bay the week of January 5-11, while The Bahamas Great Abaco […]

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The Abaco Club to Host New Tour Event in 2017
World's Best Golf Destinations | November 14, 2016

The Tour, in conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and bd Global, LLC, last week announced two new events in The Bahamas for its 2017 season. The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic will be contested at Sandals Emerald Bay the week of January 5-11, while The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic will be held at […]

View Article Tour to begin 2017 season with Bahamas double
Golfweek | November 10, 2016

Is it really better in the Bahamas? Well, the Tour soon will have the chance to find that out for itself.

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Golf Digest | November 9, 2016

The PGA Tour’s feeder circuit will begin its campaign with two events in the Bahamas, the tour announced on Wednesday. The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic will be played at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course starting Jan. 5, with the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic to be held at the Abaco Club the week of Jan. 19.

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Global Golf Post | November 9, 2016

For the first time in its history, the Tour is headed to the Bahamas to start the 2017 season.

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The Resort Lifestyle: Everything Money Can’t Buy
Unique Homes | Fall 2016

Not too long ago, there was only “must have” for a new resort – golf. Now, the number of features and amenities almost considered mandatory continues to grow, while qualities such as authenticity, heritage and ties to the local culture are emerging as important characteristics. Golf still ranks near the top in desirable resort attributes, […]

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Treasured Island
Virginia Golfer | October 2016

The unlikely connection between the Commonwealth & The Abaco Club. The connections between VSGA member club Creighton Farms in Northern Virginia, and The Abaco Club in the Bahamas aren’t apparent at first glance. But a closer look reveals that the two private communities, separated by just under 1,000 miles and a fair piece of the Atlantic Ocean, share not […]

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Oh Captain! Their Captain!
A Course Called The Kingdom | September 2016

With golf’s greatest team event on the horizon, in which the fortunate few test their talents and guts on an international stage for golf immortality–I’m talking about the Coyne Cup, of course–I visited with one of this year’s Ryder Cup captains, seeking counsel for my own upcoming captaincy of Team Coyne versus the coddled and […]

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Q&A with Darren Clarke at The Abaco Club
Golf Magazine | September 2016

Seven weeks before the 2016 Ryder Cup, European captain Darren Clarke celebrated his 48th birthday at the swank Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas. The remote enclave has become a second home of sorts for the Northern Ireland native since he first visited in 2004, a place where he can enjoy a few […]

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Angling For An Edge
Golfweek | September 2016

There is a challenging Donald Steel golf course that Darren Clarke can view from his house atop a hill at the stylish Abaco Club, but on the occasion of his 48th birthday last month, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain was more interested in bright blue waters than green paspalum fairways. Down below, glassy Winding Bay and […]

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Darren Clarke Talks Ryder Cup
Golf Channel | September 2016

The Ryder Cup was just a few short weeks away, and there was club member and 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke, spending time on the new driving range giving pointers to his neighbors and fellow members.  While he was there, he spoke with the Golf Channel about representing Europe at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

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Landing The Big One
National Club Golfer | July 2016

NCG caught up with the Northern Irishman in the Bahamas – fits the persona doesn’t it? – at The Abaco Club, which he has been a member of since it opened over a decade ago. He retreats here whenever he can, and indeed it provided the platform for his Open triumph…

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Bahamian Beauty
Golf News | April 2016

With work nearing completion on a new driving-range and short game area, and plans to construct a nearby marina already well advanced, the prospects for the place have never shown brighter, and a new mood of optimism is evident throughout the resort.

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Golf Breaks
Surrey Golf Magazine | April 2016

Simply mention that you are going to The Bahamas, stand back, and watch the predictable reaction of friends and family as they exhibit an unattractive mix of astonished disbelief and undiluted envy.

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Great Escape
Hedge Magazine | February 2016

DARREN CLARKE, the 2011 Open Champion has a busy year ahead. In addition to all the worldwide tour events the jovial Ulsterman will be competing in, he’ll also be serving as captain of the 2016 European Ryder Cup team in that much heralded,biannual slugfest. But during those fleeting moments when he is able to shoehorn in some time to relax with his family, one place will be high on his list of
getaway destinations: The Abaco Club.

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The Bahamas at its Best
Executive Golfer | January 2016

THE BAHAMAS: Golf in the tropics often gets a bad rap. People from all over the world dream of teeing it up and enjoying a relaxing vacation here amongst the picture-postcard palms. But all too often, Caribbean golf courses are flat and featureless—or they’re affiliated with big resorts that care more about cramming guests into hotel rooms than providing a first-class experience. The Abaco Club is different.

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Barefoot Luxury
The Caribbean Property Investor | December 2015

Every trip to the islands is an investment. An investment in time, in money – and in emotional energy. You want it to pay off. The problem is, all too often tropical resorts that look like paradise on the internet can turn out to be disappointing.

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Get Up and Go to Abaco
Aspect County | July 2015

Mention you are going to the Bahamas, stand back and watch the predictable reaction of friends and family as they exhibit an unattractive mix of astonished disbelief and undiluted envy. The fact that these inoffensive islands lying just off the southern tip of Florida have come to be synonymous with self-indulgence…

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Island Paradise: The Abaco Club
New England Golf Monthly | July 2015

Situated on a picturesque island in The Bahamas, The Abaco Club doesn’t even have a hotel. In fact, it’s not really even a resort. It’s a private, international sporting club, where members and residents from all over the world come to escape the rigors of everyday life and kick back in a setting of unmatched luxury and beauty. But even though it’s a very private place, you can visit it and enjoy the Club as a guest.

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Building Blocks
Southern New England Living | June 2015

There is a bit of alchemy involved in discovering beautiful properties and transforming them into luxurious, dynamic residential communities. David Southworth, founder of Southworth Development, has been successfully working that kind of magic for decades. Southworth’s current six properties, ranging in location from Cape Cod to the Caribbean, span diverse geographies but share the hallmark standards of natural beauty, resort-style living and first-class amenities.

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The Bahamas at Their Best
Executive Golfer | April 2015

All too often, Caribbean courses are flat and featureless—or they’re affiliated with big resorts that care more about cramming guests into hotel rooms than providing a first-class experience.

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Partnership between Southworth Development, members spurs a revival at The Abaco Club
Golfweek | April 2015

It’s a Wednesday at The Abaco Club, which means that it’s rib night at Buster’s , the beachside bar along Winding Bay where a local rake-and-scrape performer is putting his unique spin on old pop standards.

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Southworth Purchases The Bahamas’ Abaco Club
Private Air Luxury Homes | April 2015

David Southworth, President and CEO of Southworth Development, has had his eye on The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas since it was first developed a decade ago. “I just fell in love with the property. I knew the developer, and I followed it in the news,” Southworth recalls. In December, he bought it.

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Bahamas Bound
Abode2 | February 2015

Ever since Columbus returned home from the tropics with tales of the region’s warm, gentle climate and its beautiful, natural environment, the Bahamas have been a dream destination for people from across the globe. Most come to escape the cold slap of winter, to dip their toes in crystal-clear waters, and to shed every article of clothing they can while relaxing and soaking-in the sun.

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The Lie in Winter
The Grain | February 2015

Worlds away from the traditional resort experience, the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, in the Bahamas, provides a private enclave of tropical golf and luxury to discerning vacationers who wish to focus on natural beauty and each other, rather than crowds, retail therapy, and even the need for a car — guests are given their own golf carts upon arrival.

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The Abaco Club
Golf World | January 2015

It’s not hard to understand why Christopher Columbus ordered his crew to drop anchor when he stumbled upon The Bahamas back in 1492.
The real question is: how did he ever convince those hardy sailors to leave? This is Paradise with a capital P.

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The Abaco Club | The Bahamas
Hot Links | January 2015

The 453-acre club already boasts one of the Caribbean’s most highly regarded golf courses, a seaside layout—often described as a “tropical links” — designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie. The front nine runs along the sands of Winding Bay, while the back is perched on a ridge, offering stunning views as well as strong winds.

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New Owners at The Abaco Club
Abaco Life | January 2015

“The Abaco Club has everything money can’t buy,” said David Southworth, president and CEO of Southworth Development. “It’s a gorgeous setting, with a well thought out master plan and a passionate membership. It’s a perfect complement to our existing properties and we look forward to taking this world-class facility to an even higher level.”

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