March 12, 2013
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From sleek modern designs to bold traditional looks, the golf-course clubhouses honored in the 2012 Golf Inc. magazine’s Clubhouse of the Year are as striking and powerful as a pro’s swing.

Many unabashedly push the design envelope, taking advantage of the breathtaking locales in which they are based, adding to the natural beauty that surrounds them.

Yet they are functional, as well, with designs that help users better enjoy the game of golf, whether it be through offering top-of-the-line golf shops as well as providing ample storage space for carts.

A number also boast amenities for the whole family to enjoy: restaurants, pools, fitness centers, card rooms and more.

This year, Golf Inc. separated the entries into two categories: New construction and renovation. The awards include a Best of Show, as well as a first, second and third place prizes in new construction. A first and a second place prize will also go to the top renovation projects and a public course will be honored.

The winners include — in alphabetical order — the Army Navy Club in Arlington, Va.; the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.; Creighton Farms Golf Course in Aldie, Va.; Lingshui Blue Bay Golf Course, Lingshui, Sanya, Hainan Province, China; The Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach, Fla.; Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J.; Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla.; and the Golf Course at Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, Utah.

The top clubhouses will be highlighted in the spring edition of Golf Inc., when the order of the winners will be announced as well.

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