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The Abaco Club on Winding Bay's Golf Course Ranked #1 in the Bahamas by Golfweek and Golf Digest

ABACO, The BahamasMay 31, 2012 – Both Golfweek and Golf Digest have awarded the Scottish-style tropical links golf course at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club top honors of all golf courses in The Bahamas.

Raters set out to determine the top golf courses to play in North America, the Caribbean and Mexico, and they selected the 18-hole, Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie-designed course as the #1 course in the Bahamas. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has garnered this honor five consecutive years from Golf Week Magazine.

The first 14 holes of this stunning 7,183-yard par 72 layout are a classic ‘out and back’ arrangement which run along The Abaco Club's two-mile stretch of beach on Winding Bay. The remaining four holes add an extra dimension to the course, being high on top of the cliffs. The deep quarry on the 15th and 16th invokes strategy, while the 17th and 18th will linger in any golfer's memory for the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

"We are extremely honored to be selected by both Golfweek and Golf Digest as the top course in the country,” stated Craig Sacco, director of operations for The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. “Our team is committed to creating excellence for our Members and guests, and this recognition is a result of their unwavering desire to consistently provide premium playing conditions on a world-class links layout from Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie."

About The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club

Located on Abaco in The Bahamas, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club is an out-island sanctuary with the service excellence of The Ritz-Carlton. This 534-acre retreat, offers estate home lots, cottages, cabanas, Ritz-Carlton Destination Club residences, golf and social memberships, all of which provide Members and Guests with a calming respite. Diversions are plentiful including: the world’s first Scottish-style links golf course in the tropics (designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie), clubhouse, dining, spa, tennis courts and fitness center. Snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing and flats bone fishing are also part of The Club’s available activities. Serviced by cities in Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, Abaco is easily accessed by commercial airlines or private jet to Marsh Harbour Airport. For those with private planes, Marsh Harbour has its own terminal, inclusive of The Bahamas Customs and Immigration services.

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