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The Most Exclusive Community in the Bahamas Really is as Good as it Gets
Islands | August 23, 2022

The Abaco Club, set on the white beach of Winding Bay, is the Bahamas’ most exclusive property-with an 18-hole oceanside links golf course-open only to owners of homes inside the community, members of other Southworth communities (including Creighton Farms outside D.C.), and guests of these homeowners and members.

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The Abaco Club Plans to Add The Cays Villas
Southern Boating | August 1, 2022

THE ABACO CLUB, an exclusive lifestyle club and resort-style community situated along the shores of Winding Bay in the Bahamas, has plans to add 36 beachfront villa residences known as The Cays. Developed and managed by Southworth Development, the private Bahamian club’s expansion also includes a beach club with an oceanfront pool, new wellness offerings, […]

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By The Water
Luxury Magazine | July 19, 2022

Set on the secluded white-sand beaches of Winding Bay in the Bahamas, The Abaco Club is launching 36 beachfront residences, ranging from studio lofts to seven-bedroom villas. Offering casual, toes-in-the-sand living. the homes are designed to flow seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.

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An Exclusive Bahamas Residential Community is Booming Since the Pandemic
Forbes | May 30, 2022

It’s no surprise that the pandemic changed the way people viewed the world and went about their daily lives. One thing that became clear is that having a safe place to go in the event of another spike or global virus is important to many. And for some, that meant having access to paradise.

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The Pandemic Has Made Island Life Even More Appealing
The New York Times | April 1, 2022

Plentiful air travel options, the rise of remote work and increased on-site amenities have transformed the island experience.

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Pickleball Courts Take the Lead in Must-Have Residential Amenities
Ocean Home | March 9, 2022

First came signature golf courses, then beach clubs, and now all eyes are on pickleball courts.

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A Pickleball Court: The Hot New Amenity in Real Estate Developments Today
Architectural Digest | March 2, 2022

Pickleball has replaced golf as the most coveted sports amenity in luxury residential developments.

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On the Bahamas’ Winding Bay, the Cays at The Abaco Club
Architects+Artisans | February 18, 2022

A new residential neighborhood of 36 oceanfront homes, from a team of world-class planners and designers, will soon grace a two-mile stretch of beach in the Bahamas. The Cays will be a new neighborhood created to complement the existing Abaco Club on Winding Bay. The club was designed primarily to serve the owners of second, […]

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A Bahamas Beachfront Villa so Turnkey They’ll ‘Bring in the Chef for You’
Mansion Global | February 17, 2022

Construction on the Abaco Club’s 12 customizable homes on Great Abaco Island will begin in the summer.

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Golf Balls and Pickleballs Are Having a Love Affair
The New York Times | March 22, 2021

Golf communities in vacation destinations are revamping their courses, their facilities and their recreational offerings to attract younger buyers and visitors. But what seems to unify their approach in warm weather destinations around the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the coastal areas of the southern United States can be summed up in one word: pickleball.

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Southworth Development Unveils Significant Updates to Its Abaco Club on Winding Bay
The Golf Wire | January 12, 2021

Southworth Development – a privately held company specializing in the development and operation of luxury residential communities in the United States, Bahamas and Scotland – announces the next phase of enhancements to its Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The Bahamas. Located on more than 500 acres, The Abaco Club is a private, international sporting […]

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Enjoy the Best of All Worlds
Northeast Golf | April 1, 2020

Why belong to just one private club when you can enjoy full membership privileges at five of them? That’s the idea be-hind the unique reciprocity program offered by Southworth Development, owner and manager of two luxe private clubs in Massachusetts and three more in other highly desirable destinations. Thanks to this program, members at Renaissance […]

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A Tale of Two Links
Northeast Golf | August 14, 2020

When you think of links golf, what comes to mind? Slate-gray skies pelting you with sideways rain? Flask-toting caddies who critique your game in unintelligible accents? Seaside holes dominated by quirky humps and hollows—and guarded by towering bushes of ball-hungry gorse? According to the strict definition of the British Golf Museum, there are only 240-odd […]

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Where I played: The Abaco Club is Bahamas golf (and living) at its best | May 28, 2020

Unlike its boisterous counterparts in the Bahamas, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is a quiet refuge from the world. Abaco is home to a Scottish-style links course — that’s right, a links course in the Bahamas — designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie. Sadly, in September 2019, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc […]

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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, but it only made The Abaco Club family stronger | April 15, 2020

Forward Upward Onward Together. That’s the motto of the indigenous islands of the Bahamas. On Sept. 1, that mantra was put to the test when category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall on Marsh Harbour, the largest town in the Abaco Islands. Forward Upward Onward quickly turned into Downward Upside Down Backward. The only thing that remained for Great […]

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Building on Hope
Northeast Golf | February 13, 2020

When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas on Labor Day, 2019, it left death and destruction in its wake. In Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco, and at the Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay, the destruction was almost total. Yet just 18 miles away, The Abaco Club fared well enough to reopen […]

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DiMase wins Superintendent of the Year for efforts before, during and after Hurricane Dorian
TurfNet | January 30, 2020

Matt DiMase, Golf Course Superintendent at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, received his profession’s highest honor last week when he was named TurfNet Superintendent of the Year. Matt was one of five very deserving finalists, all of whom have earned high praise for their on-course excellence. But in the end, it was Matt’s courageous […]

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Abaco locals assist at Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at Baha Mar
Korn Ferry Tour | January 22, 2020

Korn Ferry Tour, together with the PGA TOUR, raised $10,000 for the Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, which was held at Baha Mar this year as recovery efforts continued on Abaco. Abaco Club Superintendent Matt DiMase and the club’s maintenance crew were on site to accept the generous contribution.

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Clarke on a mission to help Dorian victims in The Bahamas
Golf Channel | January 14, 2020

The Golf Channel recently spoke with David Southworth, Darren Clarke, and others at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay about all that has happened on Abaco in the wake of Hurricane Dorian – from the first steps taken after the hurricane hit, to the current status of the island and the future plans for assisting […]

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On the Ground in Abaco
ZNSNetwork | November 29, 2019

Dr. Jim Hull has been traveling bringing his mobile medical unit all around Abaco offering medical care to residents in need.  The mobile medical unit was purchased with the funds from The Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund.

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How Golf is Leading Hurricane Relief
The Q by National Golf Foundation | September 2019

While golf is an afterthought during a humanitarian crisis, the game plays a vital role in the Bahamas’ tourism industry. Now, it’s playing a vital role in the relief efforts following Hurricane Dorian’s devastation. This Q article by the National Golf Foundation highlights the efforts being led by professional golfers, including Abaco Club resident Darren Clarke, and […]

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Golf, Community & Relief in The Bahamas
Golf World | September 2019

In the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction, The Abaco Club launched relief efforts to support those impacted on the island. In this Golf Digest article, Brian Wacker highlights the Club’s GoFundMe page, the relief efforts already underway, and how you can help survivors.

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Get to Know the Abaco Life
Golf Georgia | July/August 2019

As Eric Hart of Golf Georgia explains, it only takes one visit to The Abaco Club to hook you and capture your heart and mind forever. Read his account of “the Abaco life” from his recent trip to paradise.

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Escape the Rigors of Everyday Life
Southern Boating | May 2019

Whatever you envision to get away from it all—a secluded beach, a beach bar, a golf course’s oceanside green, a soothing spa treatment—it can be found at The Abaco Club. And as Southern Boating‘s Steve Davis discovered on his recent visit, it’s also the ideal place for boaters to drop anchor.

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In Living Color
Haute Living | May 2019

“The Abaco Club is like experiencing the world in color for the first time,” writes Katie Sweeney of Haute Living.

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Destination Living
Luxe Getaways | March 2019

When a vacation leaves a lasting impression, some trade conference calls for spa treatments and make paradise their permanent home. Luxe Getaways describes why the barefoot luxury of The Abaco Club is an “Ultimate Community to Call Home.”

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Smile, You’re at The Abaco Club
Travelife | March 2019

From “wow” moments on just about every golf course hole to island-inspired cocktails that pack a delicious punch, Mark Atchison highlights many of the ways the Club gives everyone something to smile about in this Travelife article.

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A Dream Within Reach
Toronto Sun | March 2019

“Whether it is a quaint beach cabana, a cottage overlooking the bay or a gorgeous seaside estate all your home-owning ocean dreams can come true,” writes Natalie Deane in this Toronto Sun feature.

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Luxury By Design
Traditional Homes | March 2019

The stunning architectural and design features of the recently sold Aba’s Cove was featured in this Traditional Homes piece by Cathy Whitlock.

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Remote Luxury Awaits
Ocean Home | February 2019

On his recent visit, Bill Springer of Ocean Home magazine discovered the countless reasons why Abaco Club visitors soon become members.

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A Top Contender
USA TODAY | February 2019

The Abaco Club was recently recognized in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards as the 4th Best Caribbean Golf Course. Our nomination was made by an expert panel and we’re honored the public voted for us!

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Masterful Caribbean Links Architecture
The Golfer | Winter 2019

The only difference between The Abaco Club and the links courses of the old country? The warm, beautiful weather, according to this feature in The Golfer showcasing the best Caribbean links courses.

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Enhancements Underway
PGA Magazine | February 2019

The Abaco Club recently embarked on a $20 million capital investment aimed at taking the property to an even higher level. Read more about the enhancements coming soon to the Club in this PGA Magazine highlight.

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Beach, Anyone?
Women & Golf | January 2019

For those in search of a wonderful golf course and a luxurious island getaway, look to The Abaco Club – offering a home-away-from-home experience as detailed in this Women & Golf feature.

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Relax to the Max
Quarterly Exchange | January 2019

“The Abaco Club has perfected the art of leisure,” writes Paul Knowles in Quarterly Exchange. Whether you’re a member, homeowner, or a visitor, the Club is a haven for those seeking a retreat from busy lives.

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Setting the Standard in The Bahamas
azureazure | January 2019

Beautiful sunsets, outstanding service, and a growing list of amenities on this 453-acre slice of paradise. As Nicole Muj of azureazure magazine discovered on a recent visit, you don’t need to be a golf aficionado to appreciate the splendors of The Abaco Club.

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A World-Class Oasis
Southern New England Golfer | Winter 2018

“Standing on the 17th tee will give you goosebumps. Once you get on the green, you will get goosebumps again when you realize you are playing golf in such a marvelous place,” says Bruce Vitner in his Southern New England Golfer cover story.

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Perfection Imagined on Winding Bay
Northeast Golf | Winter 2018

Leigh McKay describes The Abaco Club as a sanctuary for saltwater enthusiasts, avid golfers, trophy-seeking anglers, and land-lubbers alike. Read more about the club’s extensive relaxation/recreation menu in the winter issue of Northeast Golf.

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Barefoot in the Bahamas this Winter
Global Traveler | December 2018

Abandon your icy landscape to enjoy the plethora of island activities at The Abaco Club. Debra Bokur details the numerous reasons to escape the cold and head for the sun in this Global Traveler feature.

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Bahamian Rhapsody
Craveable Carolinas | December 2018

Michael J. Solender recounts his lavish visit to The Abaco Club in this Craveable Carolinas feature. As he describes it, the club is a place where “cares float away with the tide.”

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One of the Best Courses to Tee it Up
Vancouver Sun | December 2018

With its classic links ingredients – humps and hollows, small pot bunkers, and undulating greens – set against crystal-clear Bahamian waters, The Abaco Club earned the #3 spot on the Vancouver Sun‘s list of the Top-10 Caribbean courses.

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Golf Central | December 2018

Never one to rest on its laurels, The Abaco Club has plans to enhance the barefoot luxury island experience with a new marina, yacht club, market, beach club, and multi-unit residential buildings. Learn more in this Golf Central feature by Dove Jones.

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All Clubs Weren’t Created Equal
Upscale Magazine | December 2018

“An ideal Caribbean escape for a low-key vacation on highlife vibes,” says Nina Reeder in Upscale Magazine‘s December Holiday Escapes issue. With special holiday programming for all ages, you’ll want to make The Abaco Club “home” for the holidays.

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Luxury is an Understatement
JetSet | Winter

With its miles of powder-soft beach, a championship links golf course, world-class boating and fishing, and stunning accommodations, The Abaco Club ticks every box for an island oasis and makes the word “luxury” seem like an understatement. Read more in this winter edition of Jet Set Magazine.

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Escape to the Tropics
Avid Golfer | October 2018

With a renovated tropical links golf course and 500 acres worth of island delights, Avid Golfer suggests you pack your sunscreen, shades, and clubs this winter and escape to The Abaco Club

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A Reset in The Bahamas
Wine & Dine Travel Magazine | Summer 2018

As Margie Goldsmith learned during her visit, you don’t have to be an avid golfer or fisherman to enjoy the splendor of The Abaco Club. In this Wine Dine & Travel Magazine feature, Margie indulged in a much-needed reset in The Bahamas.

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Better in The Bahamas
Golf360 | September 2018

What makes the Club’s golf course so unique, other than its magical setting? Dave Lockhart shares his thoughts in this Golf360 feature.

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A Caribbean Playground
Traveling Golfer | August 2018

Discover paradise as Tony Leodora tours the Club and the Abaco islands with members of our staff in this Traveling Golfer showcase.

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Conversations with Darren Clarke
CURATED | Summer 2018

In a recent interview with Erin Lentz of CURATED magazine, Darren Clarke shares why he continues to escape to his second home at The Abaco Club as often as possible.

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A Well-Kept Secret…
JustLuxe | June 2018

“…But don’t expect it to stay that way for long,” advises Jared Paul Stern of JustLuxe magazine. Stern describes the Club as a combination of a sporting club and a residential enclave offering a list of resort-style amenities that will have you looking at taking up permanent residence after just one visit.

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Barefoot Luxury That Lives Up to the Hype
The Golf Insiders | July 2018

“A world of extraordinary from the moment you arrive.” That’s how The Golf Insiders‘ Mike Jamison describes the magic of The Abaco Club in this July feature.

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So Much More Than Golf
Women & Golf | July 2018

The Abaco Club is a lifestyle; one that boasts so much more than golf, including an array of water sports, tennis, infinity pool, and spa, and as Alison Root details in this Women & Golf feature, there is an itinerary for all interests!

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What a Tropical Vacation Should Be
Washington Life | Summer 2018

Everything you crave in a Caribbean getaway is right here at The Abaco Club: a Scottish-style links course, bonefishing and watersports, and fresh, authentic Bahamian dining. John Arundel describes these and more in this Washington Life piece.

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An Irresistible Piece of Bahamian Paradise
Caribbean Living | September 2018

As Peta Phipps of Caribbean Living experienced during her visit earlier this year, combining relaxed luxury with authentic Bahamian experiences is what The Abaco Club is all about.

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Rich in Golf and Barefoot Luxury
Global Golf Post | May 18, 2018

What constitutes a perfect day in paradise? Does it begin with a colorful sunrise and a dip in crystal-clear ocean water? Does it include island-inspired bites,  and perhaps a round on the #1 golf course in The Bahamas? John Steinbreder shares the makings of his perfect day at The Abaco Club in this Global Golf Post […]

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More Than a Golf Getaway
Westchester Golf | May 2018

After assuming ownership of The Abaco Club in 2014, Southworth Development has continued enhancing its 500-acre oasis, beginning with its 7,111-yard gem of a tropical links course. With those renovations complete, Southworth is turning its sights to amenities galore. What’s in store for Club homeowners and members? Westchester Magazine‘s Dave Donelson shares more in this 2018 golf […]

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A Love Song About The Abaco Club
World's Best Golf Destinations | May 2018

“It’s a tropical screensaver in real-life,” writes Katie Kearney in this World’s Best Golf Destinations feature. From the 50 shades of blue views to the countless amenities and stunning Donald Steele and Tom Mackenzie golf course, there’s a reason some guests visit and never leave.

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Welcome to the Club
Ocean Home | April + May 2018

Tranquillity. Solitude. Barefoot luxury. They’re all a part of The Abaco Club’s model, and, as Shaun Tolson of Ocean Home magazine discovered on his recent visit, it only takes one visit to embrace its appeal.

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Bucket List Golf
Golf Advisor | April 2018

Though challenging, the one-of-a-kind tropical links course at The Abaco Club boasts unique features that make it playable for all skill levels. In his Golf Advisor feature, Tim Gavrich describes how the course surprised him in the best possible ways and why it should be on any golfer’s tropical bucket list.

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Expect the Unexpected
Go Magazine | May/June 2018

In its upcoming summer issue, Go Magazine’s Mike  Dojc  describes how he came to expect the unexpected during his visit to the Club last March. From a stress-melting massage to chasing lobsters on a charter expedition, bliss and adventure was at every turn.

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Live, Love, Relax at The Abaco Club
Long Island Living | Spring 2018

As Jason Feinberg of  Long Island Living discovered on his recent visit, all three and more come naturally here in paradise.

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Simply the Best
Forbes | March 2018

As a follow up to her December feature in Forbes Life on why The Abaco Club is the ultimate winter destination, Carrie Coolidge highlights the Club as one of the best in private golf club experiences.

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The Good Life
Go Golfing | Spring 2018

It’s a 435-acre tropical playground that offers a world of relaxation in an atmosphere of barefoot elegance. That’s how GoGolfing describes the experience-rich Abaco Club in its latest cover story! The article highlights the countless ways in which residents and members live the good life in paradise.

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A Beachfront Oasis
Unique Homes | Winter 2018

Members, residents, and visitors know it to be true: The Abaco Club is nothing short of a tropical sanctuary and calling it home is like a dream come true. Camilla McLaughlin  of  Unique Homes experienced this for herself on a recent visit to the Club.

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A Customized Experience
Luxury Travel Magazine | January 2018

There’s no shortage of discoveries to be made here in paradise. Perhaps the best of all is the exclusive luxury offered by a membership at The Abaco Club. Christine Gray details this and the uniquely customized experiences offered at the Club in this recent Luxury Travel Magazine feature.

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A Priceless Piece of Paradise
Avid Golfer | January 2018

The Abaco Club specializes in things money can’t buy: pristine white-sand beach, stunning sunsets, world-class fishing, one-of-a-kind tropical links golf—all the makings of a luxurious, secluded retreat. Avid Golfer‘s Art Stricklin recently discovered our little piece of paradise, writing about it in this February feature.

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World Class from Around the World
Golf Central | December 2017

Perfectly appointed homes. A championship golf course in a league of its own. World-class deep sea and bonefishing. Countless resort-style amenities. This Golf Central cover feature by Dove Jones highlights the many reasons why The Abaco Club draws in members and guests from around the globe.

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Wind Down at Winding Bay
Forbes Life | December 6,2017

ForbesLife‘s Carrie Coolidge shares why The Abaco Club is the ultimate winter destination.

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Location, Location, Location
The Telegraph | December 6, 2017

Set in remote Marsh Harbour against the scenic and pristine Winding Bay, The Abaco Club earns top marks across the board, including a perfect 10/10 for its location, from The Telegraph in this destination travel feature.

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Escape to The Bahamas
Miami Living | November 30, 2017

The Abaco Club is a luxe haven you won’t want to leave, and you don’t have to. Vanessa Pascale of Miami Living magazine calls the Club “a vacation destination where beauty is seen around every bend turned.”

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Too Beautiful To Be Real…
SCOREGolf | November 1, 2017

…but it is, as SCOREGolf‘s Peter Robinson discovered on his recent visit to The Abaco Club. From its challenging tropical links course to its fishing and water activities, there’s no shortage of ways to experience this Bahamian beauty.

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The Three Rs
The Globe and Mail | November 16, 2017

Relax, recreate, and rejuvenate-The Abaco Club is the ideal tropical paradise to do all three, as highlighted in  The Globe and Mail’s   November feature.

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World-Class Communities: An Inside Look At Southworth Development
LuxeGetaways | October 26, 2017

When it comes to real estate development, David Southworth’s approach to creating unique environments focuses on the small details – exceptional customer service, goodwill, and sustainable building. Get an inside look at what makes each of our properties exceptional in this recent LuxeGetaways feature.

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Intimate and Authentic – The Abaco Lifestyle
Where to Golf Next | October 18, 2017

The Abaco Club was highlighted in a recent installment of the Where to Golf Next newsletter as part of a new series on private golf course communities throughout the country, focusing on the people and amenities that make them unique.

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From Dugout to Developer
New England Golf Monthly | October 2017

From his days as a bat boy for the Chicago Cubs to topping $2 billion in developed real estate and everything in between, Abaco Club developer and Southworth Development CEO David Southworth discusses his passion for golf, hospitality, and real estate in this Q&A, featured in the latest issue of New England Golf Monthly.

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Barefoot Luxury in The Bahamas
GolfStyles | Fall 2017

All golf destinations are not created equal. The Abaco Club is a private sporting club that serves as a warm-weather oasis for captains of industry from all over the globe and is the antithesis of the typical garish resort. Even more reason for golfers to visit? Its stunning links-style golf course.

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Get Up and Go To Abaco
Great Golf Magazine | September 2017

The Bahamas…where  breathtaking beaches, turquoise seas, and stunning golf courses feel like a dream but are actually a reality. The Abaco Club offers all three and more.

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12 Best Luxury Golf Resorts Around The World
CNN Travel | September 22, 2017

From its  links golf course to its tranquil location on Winding Bay, The Abaco Club offers golfers the ultimate opportunity to play and stay in real luxury.

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Paradise found
| Summer 2017

The Abaco Club offers everything you could want in a tropical getaway – and more.

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World’s 18 Most Beautiful Golf Holes
CNN | July 2017

The Abaco Club’s scenic 5th hole was recently named as one the Word’s 18 Most Beautiful Golf Holes by CNN Travel.

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Signature checks into….The Abaco Club
Signature Luxury Travel | July 2017

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is an exclusive sporting club in The Bahamas where members, homeowners and guests come to escape for the ultimate barefoot luxury experience. Calm cerulean waters, soft white sand and vibrant tropical foliage set the stage at this beloved island retreat.

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The Abaco Club is a Seaside Masterpiece
19th Hole Magazine | July 2017

This magnificent tropical links course reigns supreme at the top of the Bahamian Leaderboard.

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Best Out Island Resorts in The Bahamas
Tropix Traveller | June 26, 2017

There are no cruise ships. No high rises. No tourist clogged straw markets. Welcome to the Out Islands.

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Awesome Abaco Islands
Upscale | May / June 2017

The Abaco Club was recently featured in Upscale, a trendy lifestyle magazine out of Atlanta, Georgia. Experience all that The Abaco Club has to offer to the luxury traveler – Bahamian spa treatments, secluded beaches, and other 5-star amenities.

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The Abaco Club – Where You Won’t Want To Leave
Golf Monthly | June 2017

The Abaco Club in The Bahamas is a true paradise, Malcolm Campbell explains why…

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17 Hotel Perks We Can Get Behind
Men's Journal Online | May 2017

There’s certain obvious benefits to staying in a hotel – the daily turndown service, the posh robes – but some hotels do one better with their perks. From grill space to on-site vespas to the world’s largest climbing wall, here are the stays with the best benefits.

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Which Bahama island is your perfect match?
Orbitz Travel | May 2017

How do you know which Bahama island will fit with your ideal holiday? Orbitz Travel Blog has done the ‘difficult’ job of travelling through The Bahamas and finding out which island will suit your dream vacation.

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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 Southworth 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 […]

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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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