As 2021 winds to a close, we are reflecting on all we have to be grateful for here at Harbor Club. We take great pride in being the only Southern Living Inspired Community in the beautiful state of Georgia. And we know it "takes a village" to accomplish all that we have over the years. It's our incredible team, residents, and members that make Harbor Club so special. But for this year, and in no particular order, here are some of the top highlights:
Under the knowledgeable direction of Tim Curry, our fantastic new Boathouse Restaurant Manager, we carefully opened our famed eatery on Lake Oconee this past May. We hired a top-notch team that did a great job of serving you. And it was a joy to bring back our free summer concert series. The Boathouse had an excellent eighth summer season because of everyone's hard work, and of course, your patronage. We're incredibly appreciative to all those who indulged in delicious meals, bought items from the store, purchased fuel, or stored their boat at the marina. We thank you.
Facebook milestone of over 20k followers
We're proud that so many people follow and enjoy the updates on our Facebook page. You'll find that our community has an excellent rating on Facebook too. As of this writing, we have a 4.8 out of 5-star rating. Those reviews are based on the opinions of over 89 people who graciously took the time to write about us. The latest review (from Terence Callahan) states, "Harbor Club on Lake Oconee was a course that was on my bucket list and I was glad I was able to check it off this weekend. One of the most beautiful courses I played. Can't wait to go back again."
Golf was more popular than ever in 2021
Our Weiskopf/Morrish-designed golf course was busy in 2021. Our Golf Pro, Keith Kelly, shared this interesting fact: "In July alone, we did 3962 rounds. Before COVID, we were lucky to do 1800 rounds in July." Our team did a fantastic job keeping up with the increased demand, making each round enjoyable for everyone who played here. Also, the Master's Tournament got back on its regular schedule, and enthusiasts enjoyed our Master's Week golf specials. Of course, it helps that our course ranks #4 on Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play in Georgia too.
Don Forchilli joins the Harbor Club team
This past fall, we had the pleasure of adding Don Forchilli to our team as the new Membership Director. He brings over 40 years of hospitality experience with him, making him a great "people person." He's as friendly as they come, and he'd love to get to know you. So if you ever want to learn more about Harbor Club golf memberships or would simply like to chat, Don is there for you.
Harbor Club home sales soared
With so many people continuing to work from home this year, life in resort-style communities became a bigger asset than ever. Many flocked to Harbor Club to enjoy our golf and lake community's amenity-rich, fun-filled lifestyle. Our homes continue to sell faster than we're building them. Fortunately, our distinctive home builders are doing an amazing job of keeping up with the demand -- all without compromising on luxury or quality. (See our real estate listings for current opportunities.)
We're thankful to have had such a great year, and we hope yours has been just as good, if not better. We appreciate you more than you know. From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season full of merry-making and joy. Cheers to great things happening in the new year.
PS - If you're interested in learning more about Harbor Club, we'd love to chat with you and plan for your personalized, exclusive visit. Get in touch today.