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November 03, 2014

Virginia’s Potomac Shores Golf Club earns honors from Golf Digest

POTOMAC SHORES, Va. — Potomac Shores Golf Club, the first publically accessible Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in the Washington, D.C. metro region, has been honored by Golf Digest as one of the “Best New Courses” in the nation for 2014. Potomac Shores opened in May 2014.

Playing at 7,020 yards from the back tees, Potomac Shores’ par-72 layout was described by Golf Digest as “a roller coaster routing on river bluffs.” Located in Potomac Shores, Va., just 30 minutes south of downtown Washington, D.C., Potomac Shores Golf Club is a centerpiece for the 1,920-acre Potomac Shores master-planned community being developed by SunCal along the Potomac River in Prince William County. SunCal is one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities.

“SunCal is dedicated to creating distinctive communities that are not only great places to live but also amazing places to play,” said David Cecchele, SunCal senior vice president/director of operations, East Coast. “It is extremely pleasing that Potomac Shores Golf Club has been honored as one of the ‘Best New Courses’ in the nation. This supports what our vision has been for this course – to provide a recreational amenity that is truly world class for our Potomac Shores residents and golfing guests.”

“We knew that the opening of Potomac Shores would make waves this year upon opening,” said Matt Hurley, vice president of operations for Troon, the management company for Potomac Shores Golf Club. “To be recognized by Golf Digest as one of the ‘Best New Courses’ in the country is a testament to the dedication and commitment the entire Potomac Shores team has had to open and maintain what is truly a special course.”

About Potomac Shores Golf Club:

The Potomac Shores Golf Club course features a hardwood forest outline, dramatic vistas, rolling greens, and holes that play along the Potomac River and Powell’s Creek. It boasts a par-72 layout with multiple tee options ranging from 5,276 to 7082 yards. Potomac Shores is highlighted by dramatic elevation changes, wide playing corridors and intriguing green complexes that maneuver through majestic trees along the banks of the Potomac River.

Amenities include a complete practice facility, a new 8,000 square-foot Virginia Tidewater-inspired clubhouse that is home to the Tidewater Grill, full-service day lockers and a well-appointed golf shop. Guests will also enjoy the clubhouse’s outdoor ambiance with brick patios overlooking the 18th green, complete with distinctive fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit. Finally, the spacious event lawn provides an ideal venue for tournaments, weddings and other group outings. For more information, call (571) 383-3150 or visit

About The Potomac Shores Community:

Potomac Shores is the region’s first luxury resort master-planned community. It covers 1,920 acres and features nearly two miles of shoreline, 1,000 acres of preserved hardwood forests and streams, traditional Virginia Tidewater architectural designs and the new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This transit-oriented development will offer a mixed-use town center, a new VRE commuter rail station, a planned marina and waterfront village, a resort hotel and a corporate campus. It will also feature a private recreation center, two public schools, multiple sports fields, 10 miles of trails and over 3,800 residences. For more information, visit

About SunCal:

SunCal acquires, entitles and develops major residential properties and commercial developments. The company creates distinctive master-planned and mixed-use communities that emphasize quality of life, environmental sensitivity and recreational opportunities. SunCal is one of the largest real estate development companies in the U.S. that specializes in large-scale, mixed-use master-planned communities, and has offices in Irvine, Calif.; Northern California; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; Denver; Austin, Texas; Savannah, Ga.; and Melbourne, Fla. For more information, visit

About Troon:

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon PrivĂ© (private) properties located in 34 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include Savannah Quarters Country Club, Savannah, Georgia; Kapaula, Kapalua, Maui; and Pronghorn, Bend, Oregon, to name a few. For more information on Troon, visit