The Markers Announces Sellout of Charter Membership,Adds Luxury Residences in Two Golf Meccas

(ST. GEORGE, UTAH) – April 6, 2006 – The Markers, the first and only residence club created exclusively for the golf purist, announced today the closure of its Charter Membership offering and the addition of two new luxury residences in the renowned golf locations of Kiawah Island and Daufuskie Island in South Carolina as a result of the Club’s popularity and growth. The Markers launched in April 2005, pioneering the themed club category within the destination club sector and offering a unique equity model where members collectively own 75 percent of the club that owns the real estate portfolio. The Markers will ultimately have a portfolio of 36 luxury homes in the world’s best golf destinations and will cap at 325 members.
“The Markers has seen such enormous response from golf fanatics that we have officially sold out our Charter Membership,” said Mitch Brinton, managing director and co-founder of The Markers. “We are thrilled to simultaneously be adding Kiawah and Daufuskie Islands to our portolio, which offer some of the most incredible golf available on the East coast. These added properties, in addition to the enormous success of our club concept, solidify The Markers as the premier travel option for avid golfers.”

Although the Charter Membership has sold out, Fairway, Partner and Corporate Memberships are still available. The Fairway membership’s entry fee is $285,000 with annual dues of $14,500, the Partner membership has an entry fee of $325,000 with annual dues of $16,500 and the Corporate membership carries an entry fee of $375,000 with annual dues of $18,500.

Kiawah and Daufuskie Islands boast multiple award-winning golf courses and have been recognized as unparalleled vacation destinations. Along with five-star accommodations at The Markers’ residences, members will have preferred access, including unlimited use and waived greens fees, to Kiawah and Daufuskie courses while in residence.

Located on the 15th hole of Cougar Point Golf Course and a short walk to the beach, The Markers’ 3,074-square foot residence at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, features four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, plus two half bathrooms and is equipped with lavish amenities such as granite countertops, 52” HDTV flat screen television and an indoor 16 foot putting green.

Recently ranked as one of the “Top Five U.S. Golf Communities” by Travel + Leisure Golf and ranked “Best Large Community” by Golf Magazine Living, Kiawah Island has one of the finest collections of golf courses in the country, including the world-renowned Ocean Course, host of the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship. In addition, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the only resort in the country that has three courses ranked on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s Top 75 Resort Courses” and Condé Nast Traveler recently listed the resort among the “Top 50 Golf Resorts Worldwide”. Kiawah is home to golf courses designed by the world’s most prestigious golf architects including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, Clyde Johnston and Pete Dye. The Markers members have preferred access to the golf courses, Sanctuary Spa and Herron Park family center.

The Markers’ new custom home at Daufuskie Island will be in the new Magnolia Lane development located on the 10th hole of the famed Melrose Course and will be available to members in 2007. Prior to the home’s completion, members will have access to several 2,800-square foot, four-bedroom cottages at the Ocean Front Residence Club at Daufuskie Island Resort and Breathe Spa. With private baths adjacent to each oversized bedroom, the cottages are ideal for golfing foursomes, large families or couples seeking a getaway weekend. In addition, a large main room opens to a spacious covered wooden patio overlooking the ocean and is fully stocked with the standard Markers amenities. The custom home will be positioned with amazing golf views and will feature its own personal practice platform to the driving range.

Located between historic Savannah, Georgia, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Daufuskie Island is a haven of pristine white sand beaches and magnificent championship golf courses. Named by MSN Money as one of the top 10 places to buy a second home and one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 50 Best Offshore Escapes”, Daufuskie Island is considered one of South Carolina’s most awarded golf resorts and is home to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Melrose Course as well as the Bloody Point Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The Markers’ members will enjoy exclusive golf course perks including unlimited access and waived greens fees to both courses for eight rounds per day while in residence.

In addition to its growing portfolio of luxury residences, The Markers offers one-of-a-kind golf experiences such as the upcoming Markers Mobile Mansion (The M3), a luxury coach available to tour the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail; a private, annual club championship; annual golf excursions for members to renowned golf destinations; and training and instruction from acclaimed golf professionals. The Club maintains a member-to-property ratio of 9:1 and has residences averaging $1.5 million.

About The Markers

Founded by business and marketing entrepreneurs Mitch Brinton and Ron Wade and PGA Champions Tour Professional Bruce Summerhays, The Markers is the first and only club created exclusively for the golf purist, providing legendary golf experiences and equity in 36 luxury homes situated among the world’s most renowned golf destinations. The Markers launched in April 2005 and offers once-in-a-lifetime golf experiences including an annual club championship, international golf excursions and a luxury motor coach for reservation. The Markers originally launched with four residences and the portfolio will ultimately include a wide variety of national and international locations. For more information visit The Markers’ Web site at or call (800) 745-0065.

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