LUXE GETAWAYS | AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE SOUTHWORTH LIFESTYLEThursday, October 26, 2017
Six stunningly beautiful properties around the world today are the work of Southworth Development. Based in Newton, Massachusetts and led by founder and CEO David Southworth, the company specializes in the development and operation of residential resort and hospitality-branded real estate communities both domestically and abroad. Despite the inherent boom and bust cycles of the golf real estate business, Southworth has continued to thrive – much in part to Mr. Southworth’s long-term approach to creating unique environments that are life affirming while offering an excellent value to its residents.
His philosophy is simple – identify incredible sites, and then create world-class communities. The company’s properties continue to flourish as it puts a heavy emphasis on the small details – exceptional customer service, goodwill and sustainable building. Southworth believes in celebrating life, and in creating opportunities for club members, community residents and resort guests to do the same.
Since its founding in 1991, Southworth Development has gone on to grow a spectacular $2 billion portfolio. With each development being dynamically different, here is a closer look at each of them.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
The most recent addition to Southworth’s portfolio is The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a private, international sporting club located on the Bahamian island of Great Abaco. Situated on more than 500 acres, The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation and five-star resort-style amenities for homeowners and visitors to enjoy – with a 2.5-mile private beach; a top-rated golf course; spectacular water, leisure and sporting activities; fine dining featuring fresh local fare; and last, but not least, world-class fishing. The homes at The Abaco Club range from grand oceanfront estate homes to luxurious oceanview cottages and cozy Bahamian cabanas. Together, these make The Abaco Club one of the most luxurious resort communities on earth.
The Club’s unique “tropical links” golf course has been consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the Caribbean and Mexico. Designed by British course architects Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie, the picturesque course is set against the sea with rugged rocks, sloping greens and lush flora throughout – and is often frequented by 2016 European Ryder Cup Captain and Abaco resident, Darren Clarke.
A luxury gated community of extraordinary custom homes in the rolling horse country just west of Washington, D.C., Creighton Farms’ residents and club members enjoy a wide range of resort-style amenities, including an award-winning golf course, swimming, tennis, fine dining, and one of America’s most beautiful clubhouses.