Southworth Golf


Southworth Golf is a wholly owned subsidiary of Newton, Massachusetts-based Southworth Development. Southworth Golf specializes in the management, construction management and operation of multi-faceted, full-service properties, often located within destination resort developments.

Southworth Golf’s management philosophy is to operate properties as individual brands, with many business and personnel practices customized to each property’s specific market. Southworth Golf takes pride in delivering memorable experiences for its customers as well as recognizing the accomplishments of its employees. Southworth Golf currently manages properties in the United Kingdom, The Bahamas and The United States.

Southworth Golf’s construction management expertise focuses on multi-faceted golf and golf-related development. A typical scope of service would include the construction management of a golf course or courses and related facilities; the construction management of residential and commercial infrastructure and development pads; management of the grow-in and pre-opening periods, and the financial documentation and reporting required of the project.

Throughout the years, Southworth Golf has construction-managed some of the most environmentally sensitive development sites in the United States. Southworth Golf also built some of largest residential golf projects in the U.S. and the Caribbean and has worked with the industry’s top designers including Greg Norman, Bob Cupp, George and Tom Fazio, Tom Kite, David McLay Kidd, Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, P.B. Dye and Arnold Palmer.

Clients choose Southworth Golf because of their experience and history of success; their ability to understand a project’s constraints and opportunities; their administrative and financial management practices; their buying power and most importantly, their ability to combine design and building projects, resulting in the project being built properly and on budget, the first time.

Over the past 20+ years, Southworth Development-managed properties have received many honors by some of the industry’s most prestigious publications, including: Golf Digest’s “Best New Private,” “Best New Public in Massachusetts,” “Top Puerto Rico Courses” and “Best New Upscale Public;” Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Private Courses;” Travel + Leisure Golf’s “Best New Courses;” Golfweek’s “Best New Courses,” Golf Links “Best New Courses,” Golf World’s “Top 100”, Today's Golfers "Top 100 in Britain & Ireland", and Golf Inc's "Best New Development.”

Latest News

Friday, January 20, 2017
Southworth Development's latest venture, printed media. Read the inaguaral issue of ASPIRE magazine, with  Southworth Development chairman and partner, Joe Deitch as the cover story. The latest from Southworth also features 2016 European Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke, and why The Abaco Club is his home away from home.
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.