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Timbers Resorts & Kiawah Development Partners in New Residence Club at Doonbeg in Ireland


4th Hole at Doonbeg Golf Club

October 16, 2009. Timbers Resorts, the leading developer of intimate luxury resort properties, has formed a partnership with Kiawah Development Partners (KDP), master developer of Kiawah Island and other premier golf course communities, to launch and oversee the new private residence club at Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland called The Links Cottages at Doonbeg. The Links Cottages will allow residential interest ownership in one of Europe's most desired golf and lodging destinations, with a setting featuring five-star services and amenities.

"The partnership between KDP and Timbers Resorts allows two of the most successful luxury lifestyle brands to extend their offerings to a new and larger audience both here and in Europe," says Charles P. "Buddy" Darby, III, CEO of Kiawah Development Partners. "With The Links Cottages now a Timbers Resorts Residence Club, Owners may enjoy residential interest ownership on Ireland's stunning southwest coast which also allows membership in the prestigious Doonbeg Golf Club plus access to the idyllic locations that the Timbers Collection offers."

Easily accessible from Shannon airport, Doonbeg is set along one and a half miles of crescent-shaped beach and may be the last true links course built in Ireland and Great Britain. Designed by two-time British Open champion Greg Norman, the course was named Golf Digest's "Best New International Course" in its opening year. The Links Cottages at Doonbeg are located near the Lodge, which gives Owners access to all of the resort amenities including dining venues from renowned chef and lead judge of Bravo's "Top Chef" Tom Colicchio, the culinary force behind New York City's Gramercy Tavern and Craft, an acclaimed spa designed by award-winning Clodagh and an extensive golf program. Membership in the private golf club with purchase, assures full access to the course and members club areas.

"Timbers Resorts is delighted to partner with KDP at Doonbeg and at several other planned locations in the future," said David A. Burden, CEO & Founder of Timbers Resorts. "We admire the casual sophistication and quality nature of their resorts, as well as their attention to detail in the key areas of comfort and enjoyment that their impeccable operations teams deliver. Timbers Resorts strives to deliver the best experience anyone could envision at each of our locations and with KDP at Doonbeg, this will be surely the case."

The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club

Spanning an average of almost 3,000 square feet, each of the eight Cottages offers four bedrooms and an expansive living space with décor representing a simple yet elegant country style. Each cottage boasts kitchens custom-designed by SieMatic, large living and dining areas, bedrooms each with a private bath that encompass large marble slab showers, stone vanities, and heated towel racks. Owners will enjoy waxed limestone slab and wide-plank old oak floors, timber casement windows, two gas-burning fireplaces, carpets in natural fabrics and reclaimed wooden beams throughout. All Cottages are designed for the ultimate in comfort, convenience, and luxury with stunning views of the fairways and lush Irish countryside from all four bedrooms. The launch price per deeded interest is €165,000.

Over the past 10 years, Timbers Resorts has created an incomparable host of benefits and privileges for owners to ease and enhance the vacation experience. Owners will become members in the Timbers Collection and have access to the Timbers Reciprocity Program (TRP) that allows them to trade their vacation weeks and stay at any of the other Timbers Collection properties in the world's most sought-after ski, golf, beach and countryside destinations. In addition to TRP, Doonbeg Owners will also receive access and services from Sentient Jet, Hertz Car Rental, MedjetAssist, Luggage Forward and more, as well as, savings at hospitality affiliates.

Doonbeg's coveted location on Ireland's famed southwest coast makes it an ideal destination for surfing, sailing, hiking, cycling, picnicking, antiquing, fishing, horseback riding, dolphin watching and more. The ancient village of Doonbeg is a short drive up the road, offering an assortment of restaurants and old pubs for vacationers to enjoy.

To view the Links Cottages online, visit www.CottagesAtDoonbeg.com. Or for more information, call toll-free in the U.S at 888-366-6604 or in Ireland at +353-65-9055666.