Gold-Standard Golf Community Forged in Northern Virginia

New Partnership Unites Nicklaus Design, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and Juno Properties, L.L.C.

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Golf’s Golden Bear is in Virginia’s hunt country today to evaluate progress on a new 7200+-yard Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This course and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club will be the centerpiece of Creighton Farms, a 180-home golf community that will grace the rolling landscape in Aldie, Virginia about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.

Gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Nicklaus, Simon F. Cooper, president and chief operating officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.; and Ira Fenton, president of the development company, Juno Properties, L.L.C. announced the formation of their 10-year partnership and outlined their premier project.

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club’s course will place a premium on strategy and precision rather than power and will offer golfers variety, a challenge, and a memorable experience no matter their skill level. The design will incorporate much of the property’s natural surroundings. “In the case of Creighton Farms, we were provided a site with rolling terrain and some very appealing water features,” said Nicklaus. On more than one hole, players will contend with a small, but richly foliaged creek that meanders through the property.

Homeowners and members of the private golf club will be afforded the legendary service and amenities of The Ritz-Carlton. Serving as the center of operations for social and concierge offerings, the clubhouse and related amenity buildings have been designed in a Georgian manor style to produce a comfortable, country lifestyle.

Excited about the company’s involvement at Creighton Farms, Cooper stated, “It is destined to become the most desirable residential address in the area. We look forward to creating The Ritz-Carlton lifestyle within this country club community.”

Sold by Juno Properties, home sites will vary in size from one to five acres offering open vistas of the course and richly wooded, private acreage. According to Fenton, “Creighton Farms will have several of the area’s finest homebuilders with finished homes priced from $2.5 million.”

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Creighton Farms is expected to open in 2007 and will be the blueprint for further collaborations by the three principals.

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