Southworth Development


Southworth Development LLC is a privately held company based in Newton, Massachusetts, specializing in the development of residential resort & hospitality-branded real estate communities. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, Southworth Golf and Southworth Europe, Southworth is a leader in the international golf community, having served as owner, manager, consultant or construction manager to dozens of properties throughout the United States, Scotland, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.

At Southworth Development our philosophy is simple - to identify extraordinary sites and then create unique, high end and personally nourishing communities. Southworth's track record speaks for itself. In our 23 years in business, our company has delivered on every project it has started.

Latest News

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jack Nicklaus was recently at Creighton Farms for the Fifth Annual Creighton Farms Invitational, a charity event that raises money for children's pediatric health care programs. While there, he was asked about his predictions for the Ryder Cup, and his answer might surprise you.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

On August 28th, Willowbend held its 2016 Honoree Day—an event created to celebrate the contributions individuals have made to the community as well as the world at large. This year, Willowbend honored Bobby Orr for his achievements in the game of hockey and his philanthropic efforts, particularly his commitment to Willowbend and to the Willowbend Children's Charity.

The event began with a formal dinner followed by a tribute video to Bobby and a fireside chat hosted by Steve Burton of WBZ-TV. Bobby and Steve discussed a variety of topics, including which Boston sports icon Bobby would trade places with if given the chance.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Golf development in the U.S. has been a risky business as of late. But some have found great success. Golf Inc. magazine profiled the ten most admired golf developments in the last 15 years with Creighton Farms, Bandon Dunes and Streamsong Resort leading the list.

Some are destination courses, like the world-renowned links at Bandon Dunes. Some are celebrity-designed courses at exclusive clubs, like the ones you'll find at Martis Camp in California's High Sierras or at Creighton Farms in Virginia's hunt country. Notwithstanding the differences, these 10 golf properties have set themselves apart by offering something that their customers simply can't live without.

Southworth Development knows that One Percenters put a premium on personal security, flawless service and refined elegance, all of which contribute to the appeal of Creighton Farms, a private gated community an hour's drive from Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Meredith Bay announced today the unveiling of three new model units in the Bluegill Lodge, the first of four luxury condominium buildings Southworth has planned for its award-winning Lake Winnipesaukee community. The Bluegill Lodge features 23 luxurious condominium units on four floors ranging from 1,400 to more than 2,000 square feet.

The Lodges at Meredith Bay offer all of the luxuries of lakeside living, while situated on a picturesque hillside with stunning, panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee. One of the most unique features of The Lodges at Meredith Bay is the heated underground parking garage with direct elevator access into every unit. Owners also enjoy the convenience of The Lodges’ Fitness Studio and outdoor Grilling Pavilion along with access to Meredith Bay’s private beach club and marina.

The two- and three-bedroom single-floor units feature open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, fireplaces and hardwood floors. Standard features include oversized decks, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom fixtures, and dedicated underground parking space and storage area. Lodge owners will also have access to Meredith Bay’s marina and private beach club with sandy beach, lakefront swimming pool, beach volleyball, restaurant and more. Lodges condominium units start in the mid-$400,000s and are accepting reservations now with units slated for delivery next month.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Following Southworth Development’s acquisition of The Abaco Club, the Executive Chefs from three Southworth sister properties visited Abaco as guest chefs to give the members a taste of Southworth.

Dawson Frock from Renaissance just north of Boston started the rotation, bringing his affinity for classic, fresh local ingredients with him. As the Abaco Club’s first guest chef, he dazzled members’ palettes with his Blackened Grouper, Maple Glazed Chicken Breast and Bahamian Conch Chowder.

Next to visit was Chef Reid Badger from Creighton Farms outside of Washington DC. Known for making everything from scratch, Chef Reid crafted a number of sumptuous dishes while in Abaco, including Lemon Grass and Lime Ice Cream, Mango Cake made with mangoes and a hint of ginger, and Home-Made Bread with olive and basil ciabatta.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Southworth Development has acquired the spectacular Abaco Club on Winding Bay from Marriott Vacation Worldwide Corporation.  Southworth acquired the community, in an all cash purchase, in partnership with a consortium of members and residents of The Abaco Club.

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is one of the world’s great sporting clubs, with residences that rival the finest in any island setting.  The Club features over 2 miles of white-sand beach; an acclaimed tropical links golf course, which has been consistently ranked as the #1 course in The Bahamas by Golfweek Magazine; tennis; a wide range of water sports, world-class bone fishing, deep-sea fishing and boating off Abaco’s famed shores and surrounding islands.

The Right Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, said: “We welcome Southworth Development’s involvement in The Abaco Club on Winding Bay and look forward to working with such a renowned group. Renewed interest and long-term investment in the property will benefit Great Abaco and The Bahamas in the form of increased home building, tourism and jobs. ”

Southworth is planning a multi-million dollar renovation of the existing facilities which will begin immediately.  In addition, a new state-of-the-art golf practice facility will be added, along with a new marina and boathouse.