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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Creighton Farms Announces New Head Golf Professional
Scott McArthur named new head golf professional
Aldie, VA - (November 14, 2012) - Southworth Development announced today that Scott McArthur has been named Head Golf Professional at Creighton Farms. Scott previously was 1st Assistant Golf Pro, and has worked at Creighton Farms since 2008. Scott's vast knowledge of the private club industry and the Virginia region are quite impressive, and he is a Certified PGA Professional in both Instruction and General Management, a distinction held by less than 2% of PGA Professionals.

Scott began his golf career in 1987 as an Assistant Golf Professional at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. From there, Scott moved on to The Water's Edge Country Club at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia as the 1st Assistant prior to accepting a position as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at the Salisbury CC in Midlothian, Virginia in 1994. Since that time, Scott has held a number of positions including: Head Golf Professional at Lake Monticello GC in Palmyra, Virginia; Head Golf Professional at Tantallon CC in Ft. Washington, Maryland; 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Old Hickory GC in Woodbridge, Virginia; and most recently 1st Assistant Golf Professional here at Creighton Farms since 2008.

Scott serves as a member of the PGA President's Council on Growing the Game. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he played lacrosse and earned a degree in Business Administration. Scott and his wife Felice are residents of Washington D.C. and are expecting their first child in April.

Scott McArthur replaces Michael Vidal, who recently took the Director of Golf position at Willowbend, Mashpee, MA, another Southworth Development property.

About Creighton Farms: An extraordinary private club community located in Virginia's prestigious Loudoun County and featuring a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, 964 acres of beautiful Virginia hunt country home sites for the community's elegant Legacy Homes and Villas, a brand new 34,000-square-foot clubhouse and a host of other existing and planned amenities.

About Southworth Development: Southworth Development LLC is a privately held company specializing in the development of residential resort and hospitality-branded real estate communities. Founded by David Southworth, Southworth Development's expertise includes master-planned community development, real estate asset management, golf course construction management, and resort and golf operations management. Southworth's award-winning communities include:

Machrihanish Dunes - a celebrated historic project on the west coast of Scotland consisting of a U.K. Top-100, 18-hole, David McLay Kidd-designed seaside links course, two historic Scottish hotels, and fractional ownership golf cottage units.

Meredith Bay - a luxury residential gated community with single-family home sites, townhomes and a private beach club and marina located on New Hampshire's famed Lake Winnipesaukee.

Renaissance - a private golf club that was named "Course of the Year" for 2012 by the New England Golf Course Owners Association and consists of an 18-hole Brian Silva Signature championship golf course and new American Shingle-Style clubhouse located on Boston's North Shore.

PGA Village® - The Bahamas - Currently under development, this resort property on Cat Island in The Bahamas is being created in conjunction with the PGA of America. It will feature a 1,906-acre oceanfront site with over 2 miles of beachfront and will be anchored by a five-star boutique hotel. Amenities will include 36 holes of championship-caliber golf, the PGA Village®, a casino, and spectacular seaside residential units.

Willowbend - Created in 1992 by Paul Fireman and David Southworth, Willowbend has earned a reputation as New England's premier private club community. Featuring 27 holes of award-winning championship golf, luxurious estate homes and villas, a world-class tennis facility, Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness facility and spa, plus elegant gourmet dining, Willowbend has long been considered Cape Cod's most prestigious and exclusive private enclave.

Cindy Lawrence, Director of Public Relations
(o) 617-630-4906 / (m) 617-610-9115

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