August 14, 2009: Paul Barone, Heron Creek’s General Manager, Named President of Local PGA Chapter
Paul Barone, General Manager of Heron Creek G&CC, was elected President of the Southwestern Chapter of the North Florida PGA of America at its August 14, 2009 meeting. The office of the President holds a two-year term. Paul recently completed terms as the Chapter’s Vice President/Treasurer and has also held the office of Secretary. 

Paul has served as General Manager of the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club since September 2000. He became a Class A PGA Member in 1986 and holds several specialty certifications. He has also earned distinguished awards from the golf industry including the prestigious Bill Strausbaugh Award for 2004 & 2007, Horton Smith Award in 2006, and the North Florida PGA Section Horton Smith Award in 2007.

Paul achieved Master Professional Status in October, 2007 as a graduate of the PGA of America’s Master Professional Program. To date, only 329 PGA Professionals have graduated from the PGA Master Professional Program. The program is the highest educational level attained by PGA of America members.  It was established in 1969 to recognize PGA members who make significant effort to improve themselves as golf professionals and maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations.

 

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May 1, 2004: Heron Creek Earns Four Stars From Golf Digest
Golf Digest’s latest guidebook, “Places To Play 2004-2005” (its sixth edition), has again awarded the 27-Hole championship golf course at the Heron Creek Golf & County Club with a “Four Star” rating. “Places To Play” ratings are based upon reader evaluations of the more than seven thousand public-access golf courses across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Course ratings range from one to five (best) stars. Heron Creek had previously earned a Four Star rating in the prior guidebook, “Places To Play 2002-2003.”

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January 19, 2004: Heron Creek Celebrates Groundbreaking Of The New Main Clubhouse And Grand Opening Dedication Of The Creek 9
At festivities attended today by more than 350 Heron Creek members and guests, the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club celebrated both the groundbreaking of its new Main Clubhouse and the grand opening dedication of the Creek 9. Held on the future site of the Main Clubhouse, the event featured a speech by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Reichartdt, principal owner & developer of Heron Creek, and comments from Jeff Lane, Clubhouse Architect. (To read Dr. Reichardt’s speech, please click HERE.) After speeches and ceremonies, those attending enjoyed a sumptuous luncheon prepared and served by Outback Steakhouse.

The new Main Clubhouse is a two-level design with over 21,000 square feet of floor space. Its three dining areas will allow seating for over 250 guests. Construction activities will commence soon, with completion anticipated in early 2005. The Creek 9 is the third nine holes of the 27-Hole golf facility at Heron Creek, all of which has been designed by highly acclaimed golf course architect, Arthur Hills. The Creek 9 is routed along natural preserve areas and the Myakkahatchee Creek, and offers breathtaking views and a variety of golfing challenges.


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August 11, 2003: Planning & Design Of New Clubhouse Rapidly Progressing
To be located just south of the existing Clubhouse & Fitness Center, Heron Creek’s spectacular new Main Clubhouse is moving ever closer to reality as the planning and design phases near completion. The footprint and exterior design phases are complete. The final floor plan layouts and interior designs are to be finished shortly. The Clubhouse is a 2-Level design encompassing about 21,000 square feet of space. The Upper Level Main Floor, adjacent to the covered main entry, includes the Main Dining Room seating 140 guests; a Private Dining Room (and Main Dining extension) for 36; the 19th Hole Grill Room seating 50; Board Room; Card Room / Classroom; kitchen; offices; and restrooms. Patios and decks adjoin the Dining Room and 19th Hole. The Lower Level houses the Golf Pro Shop, Men’s & Ladies’ Locker Rooms, restrooms, and golf cart storage. Construction start should occur before year-end 2003, with completion and occupancy anticipated in early 2005.

 

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July 22, 2002: Heron Creek Funds Important Sidewalk Project
Thanks to the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, students at North Port High School will find it a little easier to walk or bike to school this year. Work on a new sidewalk began July 15th. The eight-foot wide walkway will extend from the Snover Waterway south on Sumter Blvd. to Price Blvd., and then west on Price to the Myakkahatchee Creek. Heron Creek Associates, Ltd., developers of the Heron Creek community, is funding the sidewalk adjacent to its property, and the City of North Port will then continue it to the Myakkahatchee Bridge. The sidewalk will be at an elevation and distance from the roadway to accommodate the eventual four-laneing of Sumter and Price Boulevards. Forsberg Construction Inc. of Punta Gorda expects to complete its portion of the project in August, according to Jim Bevillard, project development manager for Heron Creek. "We plan to have it open before school starts if the weather cooperates," Bevillard said. Classes begin at North Port High School August 12th. A second phase of the sidewalk project will extend from Price Blvd. to Appomattox Drive, but that will be done in conjunction with the City's Sumter Blvd. Improvement plan. City Commissioners decided July 1st not to increase assessments to fund the project. However, the Commission is considering asking voters to approve a bond issue that would include money to four-lane the existing two-lane portions of Sumter.


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June 22, 2002: Heron Creek Sponsors Free Tennis Clinic
Heron Creek’s beautiful Har-tru tennis courts were put to good use on Saturday morning, June 22nd with a series of free tennis clinics provided by USPTA Tennis Professional Clifford Vines. Clifford conducted a one-hour adult beginners clinic, two 30-minute "Kids ‘N’ Tennis" clinics, and an hour-long Intermediate Doubles Play Clinic. Clifford recently moved to the North Port area from Atlanta, Georgia, where he had conducted clinics and operated tennis programs at several clubs in the area.


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May 1, 2002: Golf Digest's "Places to Play" Rates Heron Creek Four Stars
Golf Digest's new guidebook, "Places to Play 2002-2003" (the fifth edition) hit the newsstands in April, and Heron Creek Golf & Country Club is listed with a Four Star rating! Places to Play includes reader ratings of more than 6,500 public-access golf courses across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. Courses are rated from one star to five stars.

This is the second national publication to recognize Heron Creek in the past year, as Heron Creek Golf & Country Club was honored by Where to Retire Magazine in its Summer 2001 issue's list of the nations best master-planned communities. The national publication took a magnifying glass to more than 500 communities around the country and gave gold stars to Heron Creek in its summer issue cover story, "America's 100 Best Master-Planned Communities".


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March 30, 2002: Creek 9 Groundbreaking Celebration
Well over 300 residents, guests, and friends of Heron Creek participated in a festive day on Friday, March 29th, which was highlighted by the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the last nine holes of golf, the "Creek 9." Upon completion of the Creek 9, Heron Creek will be an incomparable 27 Hole golf facility designed by famed golf course architect, Arthur Hills.

Paul Barone, General Manager, emceed the ceremony. Speakers included Dr. Hans-Jurgen Reichardt, Arthur Hills, and North Port City Council Chairperson, Rue Berryman. Dr. Reichardt spoke about his and the development team's vision for Heron Creek as a beautiful golf & country club community, and how proper planning, when combined with the talents, hard work and discipline of all those involved in the project, has resulted in a community with an unsurpassed lifestyle in harmony with nature.

Arthur Hills presented his latest design, the Creek 9, often referring to the large scale color rendering that was unveiled at the ceremony. As expected, the Creek contains many of the already familiar course design features from Heron Creek's Marsh and Oaks 9's, but the Creek will certainly be unique and offer new challenges and many more beautiful vistas. The color rendering is now hanging in the Clubhouse lobby, just opposite the Pro Shop door.

The Creek 9 will be built by Wadsworth Construction, a highly respected golf course construction firm. Wadsworth has been mobilized on site, and construction should begin almost any day. Because of weather and other unpredictable conditions, the opening date for the Creek 9 can only be estimated at this time as sometime in 2003, but it will be opened as soon as possible.

This festive day started with a members-only golf tournament in the morning, followed by lunch. After the Groundbreaking Ceremony, Heron Creek's seven preferred builders and their guests challenged the course in a golf tournament. At the end of the day, a cocktail reception was held for all participants to enjoy, with the added opportunity to meet Arthur Hills. Thanks to all who participated in this momentous and festive occasion.

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August 2, 2001: Publix is Planning on August 30 Opening of Heron Creek Store
Publix Supermarkets has moved up the date of their planned opening of their newest store at the Heron Creek Towne Center. "Publix is now planning to be open for business on time for the Labor Day weekend," said Susan Kurchinski, Asset Manager for Horne Properties. With Publix planning their opening for August 30,2001 the Heron Creek Towne Center will have another new tenant in Aaward Century 21 Realty joining China Palace Restaurant, Chiro Medical, Community Eye Center, Mail Boxes Etc and Blockbuster Video.

The Heron Creek Towne Center is located at the northwest corner of Sumter and Price Boulevards in North Port.

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June 22, 2001: National Publication Ranks Heron Creek "America's 100 Best Master Planned Communities."
Where to Retire Magazine released in it's Summer 2001 issue their new list of the nations 100 best master-planned communities and Heron Creek Golf & Country Club is on the list!

The national publication that caters to the 50-and-older crowd recently took a magnifying glass to more than 500 communities around the country and gave gold stars to 100 of them in it's summer issue cover story, "America's 100 Best Master-Planned Communities.

"The magazines editors look for communities that offered such amenities as clubhouse, planned activities, social clubs and recreational facilities such as golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools.

In honoring it's list, Where to Retire Magazine also focused on communities that promote an active lifestyle.

February 13,2002: Developers February Community Newsletter
As Heron Creek continues to develop and expand, we are happy to report to you, at the time this letter is being written, that over 130 families now call our community "Home" and that number continues to grow almost daily. In an effort to stay "connected" with each of you, we have adopted the concept of this Association newsletter, which will be published bimonthly, to provide you with the insight and information about the progress in the events and ongoing development within Heron Creek, and although we may not be able to provide you with answers to every question in this format, we will try to give you information that is pertinent and relevant to everyone in the community as it relates to current events.

We recently opened three, (3), new neighborhoods at Heron Creek, bringing the current total to eight, (8), now completed. The number of neighborhoods we expect at build-out will be more than double that amount. The three, (3), newest are "Heron's Reserve", "Hidden Oaks", and "Osprey Cove". In opening these new areas, we now have a total of 376 completed home sites with Heron Creek. New homebuyers currently have the ability to choose among our seven, (7), exclusive builders offering a variety of products within these neighborhood communities.

The beautiful resort style heated swimming pool and spa is nearing completion at the Heron Creek Golf & Country Club Fitness Center. The expansive sun deck utilizing our entire perimeter is scheduled to be installed later this month. We are anxiously awaiting completion of the magnificent amenity feature, and would like to invite you to join us for the opening of our pool & spa in the very near future. Once we have received our final certificate of completion, we will arrange a special invitation to all of our club members and their guests to "Splash Down 2002", the official Grand Opening of our "fun in the sun" resort pool & spa. You won't want to miss it!

For you golfers, we have some news to report also. You know the "Marsh", and you know the "Oaks". These are the names we have chosen for the two existing nines at Heron Creek. There is a continuous debate among our frequent players, members and guests alike, as to which nine-hole track is better, and often which one is the favorite. We find nearly as many different responses as there are golfers here, which is exactly what renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills set out to do. Well, your decision isn't going to get any easier in the future, as Mr. Hills' newest masterpiece, now crowned the "Creek" nine is on the horizon. The "Creek" nine will begin near the Club & Fitness Center as do the other two, but in a different twist, its lush fairways and soft greens will wind up to the north taking you over, yes, I mean over, Price Blvd. via our private access bridge. During this journey, you will enjoy another fabulous golf experience for sure, but also as only Arthur Hills can do, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful natural elements left untouched by the construction process in a yet unforeseen setting within our current eighteen-hole layout. You will then turn back toward the Club and once again pass over the bridge to the home hole. There will be four holes near the Club, and five to play once you cross the bridge, many of which will run near to the Myaakahatchee Creek. In a word, it will be fabulous!

Ground breaking for the "Creek" nine is set for March 29, 2002, with commencement of construction to begin shortly thereafter. We are currently waiting to obtain our final environmental permits. Our development consultants are diligently pursuing these valuable commitments, and once we have a final date to report, we will gladly share it with you. Our plan is to open the "Creek" nine early next year during the winter season, stay tuned!


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December 28, 2001: Heron Creek is Celebrating it's 125th Family
As we close out 2001 several families at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club have spent their first Christmas in their brand new home at Heron Creek. We our currently celebrating our 125th family. Our first phase, which consists of single-family homes, patio homes and villas, is nearly 90% sold. Phase II which has our larger home sites has been successful for homebuyers wanting a larger home on our wonderful home sites with views of the golf course, lakes and natural preserves. Our newest builders, Westfield Homes, Ryland Homes, and PGI Homes are nearing completion of their model homes. White Heron Homes has recently opened their new model home. Drop by the Information Center located at 3401 South Sumter Boulevard and one of the community representatives will be happy to gives you all of the information about Heron Creek Golf & Country Club.

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June 12, 2001: Heron Creek Town Center Progress Report
Susan Kurchinski, Asset Manager of Horne Properties announced today the names of five tenants that will join Publix as merchants at the new Heron Creek Towne Center. China Palace Restaurant, Chiro Medical, Inc., Community Eye Center, Mail Boxes Etc. and Blockbuster Video will occupy the Heron Creek Town Center. Several other merchants have expressed interest in locating their businesses at the Towne Center that will join anchor Publix Super Markets as merchants in North Port's newest shopping center.

"We are on schedule to turn the center over to the tenants and to Publix by July 20,2001, looking at a Grand Opening in October." The Heron Creek Towne Center is located at the northwest corner of Sumter and Price Boulevards in North Port.

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August 27, 2001: Heron Creek’s First Phase Sales Continue to Increase
“We’re now celebrating our 104th Heron Creek family,” says Information Center Manager Richelle Taylor-Harris. “Since home sales commenced in the Fall of 1999, sales momentum has steadily increased, and we quickly went past 100 sales to 104. We had 8 sales in July alone!”

The first phase of Heron Creek is nearly 80% sold out. The first phase consists of the Wild Pines single-family neighborhood, the Pine Meadows patio home neighborhood, and the Ibis Strand villa neighborhood. The three Builders who have been selling homes in these neighborhoods – David Schroeders Construction, Nohl Crest Homes, and Whitehall Quality Homes – are now very busy constructing the homes they’ve sold. About half of the homes sold have been completed and are occupied by their new Heron Creek families.

These three Builders have been joined by two more prestigious Builders – White Heron Homes and P.G.I. Homes – in the sale of homes in the second phase single-family neighborhoods of Eagle Pointe and Shadow Wood. Since the beginning of the year, the sales pace has been brisk in these new neighborhoods.

Heron Creek is also taking reservations for homesites in The Enclave, an exclusive neighborhood of eleven estate-sized homesites.

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April 20, 2001: Heron Creek Golf & Country Club Announces New Select Builders
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club is excited to announce new additions to the Heron Creek Family. Westfield Homes, Ryland Homes and PGI Homes will be joining our now award winning builders of David Schroeders Construction, Whitehall Homes, Nohl Crest Homes and another recent addition, White Heron Homes. Each of the builders has his own niche allowing the buyer to choose from a variety of homes, including estate homes, single family, patio homes and paired and multi-family villas.

“Sales have been strong," says Information Center Manager, Richelle Taylor-Harris. “We are currently celebrating our 80th family.” With the increase in new home sales, developer Dr. Hans Jürgen-Reichardt and project managers, Ron York and Jim Bevillard are adding more builders to keep up with the market demand.

Heron Creek continues to help transform North Port’s image of ‘just a collection of scattered-lot affordable homes’ into a community for upscale buyers seeking great amenities and value.

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March 16, 2001: Publix Construction Underway at Heron Creek Towne Center
In December, Publix Super Markets Inc. of Lakeland, Florida agreed to become the anchor store at the Heron Creek Town Center, located at the southwest corner of Price Blvd. and Sumter Blvd. in North Port. Since the ground breaking in January, construction of the new Publix has progressed rapidly, with a grand opening currently anticipated in October, 2001.

According to Susan Kurchinski, the Asset Manager in charge of leasing for Horne Properties, the developers of the Heron Creek Town Center, the new Publix store will have about 44,000 square feet of floor space. When completed, the Town Center will consist of Publix and 20,400 square feet of additional retail space, which would include a video store, gift & card shop, hair salon, medical offices, and two restaurants.

“North Port is a wonderful community, and the people are truly enthusiastic as is obvious from the tremendous growth in this community,” said Kurchinski. “A new high school is being built, City Hall will be relocating, and a performing arts center is in the planning stages. The Heron Creek Golf & Country Club and the Heron Creek Town Center are right in the center of the action. We’re delighted to be part of such progress.”

“We are very excited about bringing Publix quality and value to the Heron Creek Town Center, and look forward to meeting new friends there,” said Lee Brunson, Director of Public Relations for Publix. “We have been in the North Port area since the 1960’s and have developed many loyal customers over the years. The community has always been very supportive of us.”

Horne Properties of Lakeland, Florida has developed numerous properties, including Wal-Mart Super Centers, Big K/K-Marts, and Publix Super Markets in Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and South Carolina. Heron Creek is the third Publix anchored center the company has developed over the past two years.

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February 19, 2001: Phase II Home Sales
Our second phase has had a wonderful response. We have had several new contracts in the new phase and numerous potential buyers coming in everyday. Richelle Taylor-Harris, Heron Creek’s Information Center Manager said, “Heron Creek is a wonderful place to live and enjoy a maintenance free living.” Currently, we have 19 happy homeowners living in new homes built by award winning builders with several other families moving in within the next few months. Stop in at the Information Center and have one of the Community Representative tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Heron Creek Golf & Country Club.

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January 15, 2001: Heron Creek Fitness Room Available to Members
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club announced today that its fitness equipment has arrived and is now available to all golf and tennis members of the club. The fitness room is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Exercise equipment available includes a 12 station Multi-Max Gym, a True Commercial 600 Series Treadmill, a True Commercial Series 750 Elliptical Machine and a True Commercial Series 750 Recumbent Bike. Club members also have available a sauna located in both the Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms. Residents of Heron Creek that are not members of the club also have use of the fitness room for a $5.00 daily fee.

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January 9, 2001: Heron Creek Golf Academy to Debut January 29, 2001
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club announced the Winter 2001 Schedule for half day, full day and two day golf schools. The Heron Creek Golf Academy will be conducted on one of Florida’s only true “Golf Learning Centers” offering instruction for every aspect of the game from the long game to the short game for every skill level of player from the novice to the low handicapper. The maximum student to teacher ratio is four students per instructor.
Conducting the schools is Heron Creek Golf Director Duncan Clark, Duncan has been around the game of golf for over 40 years, a second generation golf professional as Duncan’s father Archie Clark was the golf professional at Highland Country Club in Fayetteville, NC for more than twenty years. Duncan has taught thousands of students from all around the world. A Quarter Century Member of the PGA of America, Duncan played the PGA Tour in the 1970’s before turning to teaching. “Enjoyment of the game is what we aim to achieve.” Learn to know the difficult shots and the way to master them.

Half Day Schools have been scheduled for Wednesday January 31,2001, Monday February 5,2001 and Wednesday February 7,2001. Class hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. and include continental breakfast, 3 ½ hours of instruction with video analysis, refreshment break and a golf cap. Cost for the half day school is $99.00 per student.

Full Day Schools have been scheduled for Thursday February 1,2001 Tuesday February 5,2001 and Thursday February 15,2001. Class hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and include continental breakfast, 5 hours of instruction with video analysis, lunch, refreshment break, golf cap and complimentary golf after class. Cost for the full day school is $180.00 per student.

Two Day Schools have been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday January 29 and 30,2001, Monday and Tuesday February 12 and 13,2001 and Monday and Tuesday February 19 and 20,2001. Class hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and include continental breakfast, 10 hours of instruction with video analysis, lunch, refreshment break, golf cap and complimentary golf after class. Cost for the two-day school is $320.00 per student.

For further information or class registration call the golf pro shop at (941) 423-6955.

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December 7, 2000: Heron Creek to Begin Phase II
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, south Sarasota County’s newest master planned community is excited to announce the opening of Phase II. In our second phase, we will be offering larger home sites with exceptional views. Furthermore, we are proud to announce a new addition to our family of builders. White Heron Homes will join our award-winning builders in the Eagle Pointe neighborhood of Phase II. Model construction will begin by the first of the year with an expected completion date of June 2001. Richelle Taylor-Harris, Heron Creek Information Center Manager said, “We expect phase II to be a great success just as our initial phase has proved to be. Currently, we have residents living in twelve new homes preparing for their first Christmas in a brand new community! Several other families will be moving in within the next few months. Everyone is very excited!”

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November 1, 2000: Golf Course Gets a Face Lift
Heron Creek has contracted MGI, Inc., a well-known golf course construction and renovation company from Clearwater, Florida to perform drainage work on the golf course. Drainage work on the Oaks Course will begin on Tuesday, November 7,2000 with a scheduled completion date of December 1,2000. Along with the installation of nearly 20,000 square feet of drainage, MGI will be planting approximately 25,000 square feet of 419-Bermuda sod. Other tasks that MGI will be performing while at Heron Creek include installing 500 lineal feet of cart path curbing, removal of trees and exotic plants to better compliment this Arthur Hills masterpiece. Nearly 30,000 bails of pine straw mulch will also be added to freshen the look of the golf course. Completion of all work is expected by mid December 2000.

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March 13, 2000: Heron Creek Models Win Big in Parade of Homes
Two Heron Creek builders, David Schroeders Construction and Nohl Crest Homes - have introduced new models in Heron Creek and garnered an impressive 10 awards in the Sarasota/Manatee County Parade of Homes.

David Schroeders Construction took home seven Parade awards for The Erin, located in the single family patio home neighborhood of Pine Meadows. The home was recognized for: Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Floorplan, Best Architectural Detail, Best Outside Living and Best Overall in the $155,000-$177,000 price range.

The Erin is shown as a three bedroom, two bath home with a great room. Bay windows and a tiled, tent roof create exceptional curb appeal for this home. Inside features include a mitered glass window overlooking the pool and golf course, ceramic tile flooring in the foyer, kitchen, breakfast room and baths, raised-panel kitchen cabinets, a folding table and storage closet in the laundry room, and an oversized pantry in the kitchen. With 1,786 square feet of living area, The Erin is based priced at $122,500 plus homesite.

Heron Creek is a gated, master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Other community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center with restaurant and pro shop, tennis courts and community pool. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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December 27, 1999: Whitehall Quality Homes to Offer Paired Villas
Whitehall Quality Homes will build a community of paired villas in the Ibis neighborhood of Heron Creek Golf & Country Club. The announcement was made by Dr. Hans-Jurgen Reichardt, developer of the master planned community.

The award-winning builder will offer four paired villa models in the community, according to Jerry Andrews of Whitehall Quality Homes. "We are offering the Birkdale I and II, the Castle Pines and the Turnberry. The homes range in size from 1,300 to 2,000 square feet under air and are shown in a variety of configurations." The homes feature lanais large enough to accommodate an optional pool or pool/spa combination.

Models are currently under construction and will be open by February of 2000. The Castle Pine and Turnberry will be fully furnished model homes, and the two Birkdale models will be unfurnished. Prices in this maintenance-free neighborhood will start from the mid-$130s to the mid-$170s, including homesite.

Heron Creek is a gated, master-planned community located in the Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills' designed, championship golf, a state-of-the art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Other community amenities include a state-of-the art fitness center with restaurant and pro shop, tennis courts and community pool. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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October 29, 1999: Heron Creek Adds to Builder Program
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club has again expanded its preferred builder program, adding David Schroeders Construction, Inc. to the list of builders who will be constructing homes in the master-planned community. The announcement was made by the community’s developer, Dr. Hans Jurgen-Reichardt.

David Schroeders Construction has been named one of two builders in the community’s single family patio home neighborhood, Pine Meadows. Two model homes will be constructed in the neighborhood, The Erin and The Katie.

The Erin is a three bedroom, two bath home with a great room. Bay windows and a tiled, tent roof create exceptional curb appeal for this home. Inside, features include a mitered glass window overlooking the pool and golf course, ceramic tile flooring in the foyer, kitchen, breakfast room and baths, raised-panel kitchen cabinets, a folding table and storage closet in the laundry room, and an oversized pantry in the kitchen. With 1,786 square feet of living area, The Erin is base priced at $129,500. The Katie also offers three bedrooms and two baths. The dining room of this home has a built-in buffet and optional wine bar. Ninety degree sliding glass doors in the breakfast room and great room “disappear” into the walls, allowing residents to totally open their homes to the expansive views outdoors. Other features include sculpted doorways, recessed ceilings, and a tiled-Roman shower in the master bath. The Katie includes 1,985 square feet of living area. Both models are expected to open during the first quarter of 2000.

Heron Creek is a gated, master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Other community amenities include a state-of the-art fitness center with restaurant and pro shop, tennis courts and community pool. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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October 29, 1999: Whitehall Quality Homes Now Building in Heron Creek
Heron Creek Golf & Country Club has added Whitehall Quality Homes to its list of preferred builders. The Sarasota-based home builder will be constructing single family homes in the master planned community, according to the developer, Dr. Hans Jurgen-Reichardt.

Since its founding in 1985, Whitehall Quality Homes has built more than 1,400 homes in Southwest Florida. Whitehall Homes have earned many local and national awards including the 1999 Grand Aurora and five Aurora Awards from the Southeast Builders Conference; Best of Category Parade of Homes Awards; a Best Builder Designation by Better Homes & Gardens; and, the Home Buyer’s Warranty Corporation’s Diamond Builder Award for excellence in construction quality and low warranty claims.

Whitehall Quality Homes will construct two single-family home models in Heron Creek. Construction of these homes will begin in mid-October, with completion slated for the first quarter of 2000. Whitehall Quality Homes will be priced from the $230,000s.

Heron Creek is a gated, master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Other community amenities include a state-of the-art fitness center with restaurant and pro shop, tennis courts and community pool. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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September 24, 1999: Nohl Crest Homes Adds Patio Homes to Heron Creek Product Mix
Nohl Crest Homes, the first single family home builder in Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, will also offer single family patio homes in the community. The announcement was made by Dr. Hans-Jurgen-Reichardt, developer of the southern Sarasota County community.

A total of 45 single family patio homes will be constructed in the Pine Meadows neighborhood at Heron Creek. Six floor plans will be available ranging in from 1,600 square feet to more than 1,950 square feet.

Two patio home models, the Beauclerc and the Augusta will showcase the community’s patio home lifestyle. The award-winning Beauclerc offers two bedrooms with a den and two baths in 1,701 square feet, while the Augusta is a three bedroom, two bath home. Both models include a two-car garage as standard. Four additional patio floor plans are available and are priced from $139,900 excluding home site. Model construction is slated to begin by October 1, with both furnished homes open for viewing in early 2000.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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August 31, 1999: Phase I Infrastructure Now Complete
Construction of the infrastructure for Phase I of development at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club is now complete. The announcement was made by Dr. Hans Jürgen-Reichardt, developer of the southern Sarasota County project.

The roads and utilities – water, sewer, cable/telephone lines – are now complete in the areas where the community’s first 117 homes will be built. Current plans call for 42 single-family estate homes in the Wild Pines neighborhood and an additional 75 detached single-family villas and twin villas. Home and homesite packages within the community will be available from the low $100,000s to the $300,000s.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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August 7, 1999: Back Nine Opens at Heron Creek
The second nine holes of championship golf at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club is now open for play. The announcement was made by Duncan A. Clark, Heron Creek’s head golf professional. The Heron Creek Golf Course was designed by Arthur Hills, one of the nation’s most renowned golf course architects. During his 30 year career, Mr. Hills has developed a reputation for designing superb, natural golf courses that both preserve and enhance the landscape. Since each golf course design is dictated by the local landscape and plants native to the area, each course is as individual as it is challenging. The first nine holes of golf at Heron Creek opened for daily play during the month of April. In the final phase of golf course development, an additional nine holes will be added, bringing the community’s total to 27 holes of championship golf. To schedule a tee time, call Heron Creek at 941/423-6955. Heron Creek is an 830 acre-master planned community located in North Port. The community will include 27-holes of championship golf with club house, a state-of-the art learning center, a town center/municipal complex, commercial, office and retail space, and a complete package of recreational amenities.

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June 25, 1999: Homesites Released for Sale
The first 42 homesites in Heron Creek Golf & Country Club have been released for sale. The announcement was made by Dr. Hans Jürgen-Reichardt, developer of the master planned community.
“The first 42 homesites released for sale are single-family executive homesites within our Wild Pines neighborhood,” Dr. Reichardt explained. “We plan to release additional homesites within the next month, as we add new builders and new home products to our mix,” he continued.

During Phase I, three housing options will be offered in Heron Creek: single family homes, detached villas, twin villa coach homes. Homes, inclusive of homesite will be sold from the low $100,000s to $300,000.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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June 23, 1999: Heron Creek Golf & Country Club Names Nohl Crest Homes First Preferred Builder
Nohl Crest Homes is the first builder selected by Heron Creek Golf & Country Club to participate in the community’s preferred builder program. The announcement was made by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Reichardt, developer of Heron Creek.

Nohl Crest Homes will build single family estate homes in the community’s Wild Pines neighborhood. Six new home models, offering from 2,227 square feet of air conditioned living area to nearly 2,600 square feet, will be offered in Heron Creek.

Nohl Crest Homes was established in 1985 by Kenneth R. Emery and Peter G. Timba. Since the company’s establishment, Nohl Crest Homes has built more than 1,000 semi-custom homes in the Tampa Bay Region. Nohl Crest Homes has been ranked nationally by Pro Builder Magazine in the top two percent of home builders. Tampa Bay Business Journal has also rated the company among the top ten builders in the Tampa Bay region.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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May 29, 1999: First Buyers Choose Heron Creek
Russ and Lorraine Vanderberg are the first family of Heron Creek. The Vanderbergs, 12 year residents of Port Charlotte, were the first to purchase a home within the master planned community, according to Dr. Hans Jürgen Reichardt, developer of Heron Creek.

“We recently sold our home in Port Charlotte and have been looking for several months for just the right place to build our new home,” the Vanderbergs commented. “We put a lot of miles on our car, looking at gated communities from as far south as Naples to as far north as Bradenton. It was not until we were driving through North Port and drove in to look around Heron Creek, that we started getting excited. We loved the rolling hills filled with palm trees and the lush landscaping that starts at the entry gates and carries through the entire project. Here was a really new, obviously first class community coming to life only minutes from our family and friends in Port Charlotte.” Nohl Crest Homes, the first of Heron Creek’ s preferred builders, will construct the Vanderberg’s new home.

In Phase I of Heron Creek’s development, four housing options will be offered: single family homes, detached villas, twin villa coach homes, and condominiums. Homes, including landscaped homesite are currently being offered from the low $100,000s to $300,000.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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May 21, 1999: Construction Begins On Clubhouse
Construction has begun on the 5,500 square foot Phase I clubhouse for the Heron Creek Golf and Country Club in North Port. An official ground breaking was held in early May on the facility, according to Ron York, managing developer of the 830 acre master planned community.
Designed by Clifford M. Scholz Associates, Inc., the clubhouse will include a 150-seat restaurant, lockers, sauna room and pro shop. A fitness center, two tennis courts and a community pool are also planned as part of the Phase I Clubhouse complex. Construction on the facility is scheduled for completion in September of 1999.

During Phase I, four housing options will be offered in Heron Creek: single family homes, detached villas, twin villa coach homes, and condominiums. Homes, inclusive of homesite will be sold from the low $100,000s to $300,000.

Heron Creek is a master-planned community located in the southern Sarasota County community of North Port. At completion the community will include 27-holes of Arthur Hills’ designed, championship golf, a state-of-the-art golf learning center, a town center/municipal complex, community parks, and commercial/office/retail space. Heron Creek is located on Sumter Boulevard (Exit 33 off Interstate 75) in North Port. For additional information contact the Sales and Information Center at 941/423-6755.

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May 21, 1999: Duncan Clark Named Head Golf Professional at Heron Creek
Duncan A. Clark has been named head golf professional at Heron Creek, a master planned community located in the Southern Sarasota community of North Port. The announcement was made by Ron York, managing developer of the community.

Mr. Clark, a second generation golf professional, has spent more than 30 years working to teach and promote the sport of golf. Half of his career has been spent in Southwest Florida. He was the golf professional at the North Port Country Club (now Sabal Trace) for ten years. Mr. Clark also opened the Serenda Golf Club and was responsible for their golf operations for two years. He then served as head golf professional at the Sarasota Country Club.

As a player on the professional tour in 1972, Mr. Clark’s claim to fame was a hole-in-one in the BC Open which resulted in a new car!

At Heron Creek, Mr. Clark is responsible for all golf operations, including operation of the golf learning facility. The learning facility, like the Heron Creek golf course was designed by Arthur Hills, and includes six practice areas and five practice greens where golfers can perfect both their long and short games.

The first nine holes of Arthur Hills’ championship golf at Heron Creek are now available for daily play. To schedule your tee time, call Heron Creek at 941/423-6955. The second nine holes of the Heron Creek course are scheduled to open in early July.

Heron Creek is an 830 acre-master planned community located in North Port. The community will include 27-holes of championship golf with club house, a state-of-the art learning center, a town center/municipal complex, commercial, office and retail space, and a complete package of recreational amenities.

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HERON CREEK INFORMATION CENTER
3401 South Sumter Boulevard
North Port, Florida 34287
Located Between US-41 & I-75, Exit 182

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(941) 423-6755
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