In addition to the Jasper, Ga. property’s 27-hole golf course, racquet club, pool with a sandy beach, fitness center, spa, 125-slip marina, and multiple dining amenities, the management company will also be managing public works and safety, including 89 miles of roadways and six fire stations located inside the community’s gates.
Bobby Jones Links continues to grow its portfolio with the addition of Big Canoe, a master-planned community in Jasper, Ga. Big Canoe is the third property to join the Bobby Jones portfolio in 2020. C+RB reported on the additions of Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, N.C., and Champions Club in Ooltewah, Tenn. May 29.
Big Canoe is a gated community, consisting of more than 8,000 acres and approximately 3,000 residents. The community is about an hour north of Atlanta and features a 27-hole golf course, racquet club, free-form pool with a sandy beach, 13,000 sq. ft. fitness center, spa, 125-slip marina, 20 miles of established hiking trails, and multiple dining amenities.
In addition to overseeing the operation of the multitude of amenities, Bobby Jones Links will also be managing public works and safety to include 89 miles of roadways and six fire stations located inside the gates.
“Big Canoe is a spectacular place. It’s very large in scope, yet it has a small town feel to it. The natural beauty of the property and the community’s commitment to the environment make it very special,” noted Steve Willy, a Founding Partner of Bobby Jones Links.
Gautam Patankar has been serving as Interim General Manager for the past few months while a new POA General Manager is recruited.
“We welcomed over 150 new associates to our company,” said Patankar. “This included a full-time fire department with 17 fire fighters. Now that’s a first for Bobby Jones Links, but one we are proud to add to our expanding capabilities.”
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The principals of Bobby Jones Links own the company - we are not driven by investor expectations and pressures. Our balance sheet is strong.
As a result, we don’t leverage our operational leadership across too many clubs. And unlike many companies in our business, we don’t require long term management agreements with large breakup fees. If you like what we do, you’ll keep us. For more than two decades our clients have renewed our management services more than any other company.