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I have been fortunate to know David personally and professionally for quite a few years. He, along with partner Joe Deitch, have displayed a strong commitment to quality. On the personal side, David has a strong commitment to philanthropy. He created the Creighton Farms Invitational with the idea that the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation would be the primary beneficiary. Because of his commitment, we have raised almost $3 million in just four years. That money has made a real impact at several pediatric facilities, including Inova Children’s Hospital in Northern Virginia. As a developer, David obviously has a good head on his shoulders, but he’s also got a big heart to go along with it. —Jack Nicklaus | Golf Legend, Course Architect and Philanthropist
I’ve been a resident and club member at The Abaco Club, a Southworth community, for many years. I was married there, and my children have grown up enjoying the splendid beach and other diversions there. The club is spectacular in many ways, but one of the ways it impresses me most revolves around its commitment to service. David Southworth and his team have a deep understanding of what people are really looking for today. And they deliver it beautifully. I have great respect for David, his company and the way they do things at all their properties. I’m proud to be associated with them. —Darren Clarke | PGA and European Tour Player, 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain and Abaco Club Member
It takes a few key ingredients to create a great golf destination: the site, the architect, and the right budget are essential, but the ingredient so often misunderstood and under-appreciated is the quality of the developer — their vision, their ability to manage, to inspire, to follow through. Southworth Development and CEO David Southworth are that key, critical ingredient. But the creation of a special place does not make for a special experience without exceptional operations, and here again Southworth excels. I am proud to have one of my projects part of such an exceptional portfolio. —David McLay Kidd | Award-Winning Golf Course Architect
Southworth Development has demonstrated time and again its commitment to world-class hospitality and community development. From the home of golf in Scotland to the warm climes of The Bahamas, Southworth has shown its extraordinary range in developing and operating high-quality golf and lodging. —Joe Steranka | Former PGA CEO & Chief Global Strategist, Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group
I am fortunate to have witnessed David’s leadership at Creighton Farms. He completes what he commits to. Our club is flourishing and I expect that the Southworth vision will clearly play out in The Bahamas. Members are energized with positive anticipation. —Scott Andrews | Member, Creighton Farms & The Abaco Club
Southworth Development works tirelessly in an effort to foster a true sense of community at its collection of properties and the company exceeds at all levels. As a long time resident at Willowbend, I have a tremendous appreciation for the consideration shown by Southworth to me and others. Southworth has created a luxury environment that is family oriented and fun for everyone. That's why I call Willowbend my home. —George Regan | Founder, Chairman & President of Regan Communications & Willowbend Member