ONE CLUB Gulf Shores officially opens its doors
This past weekend, UC Funds celebrated a grand opening that’s near and dear to my heart: ONE CLUB Gulf Shores, a luxury condominium community and golf course. I acquired ONE CLUB Gulf Shores, then known as Emerald Greens, in 2016 and immediately set to work to turn the outdated community into a luxury destination in the heart of Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
The 490-unit community needed some updating. We partnered with Jillian Pritchard Cooke at DES-SYN to design the new, resort-style feel for the clubhouse, new restaurant, and common areas. Significant renovations have also occurred in the residential units. All residences are completely renovated to include new flooring, updated bathrooms with walk-in showers, new appliances, environmentally-friendly carpeting and painting, and upgraded fixtures and lighting throughout. Cheryl Johnson of Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, and Lighting Galleries partnered with UC FUNDS to outfit these new residences. Customers can purchase from a myriad of upgrade options as well, including subway tiling, Bosch appliances, and hardwood flooring.
The results are tremendous.
We started by renovating the clubhouse and pro shop, adding two nationally-renowned golf pros to the property. We designed and created “Bar 45,” a great new bar and restaurant and added ONE Life fitness center. We also added new putting greens, shuttle services, upgraded landscaping, and soon-to-open new pools for the residents.
What really separates ONE CLUB from other condo developments is our golf course. We’ve rehabbed and renovated 80 acres of land and transformed a neglected golf course into the “Best 45 Holes in Golf.”
To fete the occasion, we hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening party. Gulf Shores Mayor Robert Craft joined me in giving a few remarks. To celebrate, we held a charity golf tournament to celebrate our partnership with Arnold Palmer-designed course Craft Farms to create the “Best 45 Holes in Golf.” The tournament benefited Alabama’s Sea Turtle Preservation Program and Gulf State Park’s Backcountry Trail Preservation. Through our efforts, and UC Funds’ matching donations, we were able to raise $45,000 for these two local charities!
We’ve hired Troon/Honours Golf to manage golf operations, added our own Amen Corner to challenge our players, and partnered with Craft Farms for residents to have exclusive access to their two 18-hole courses along with our 9-hole course. We also have a new new golf cart fleet, new water and sand features, and offer furnished luxury stays just for golfers.
Situated in a golf course community with more than 90 acres of campus, ONE CLUB Gulf Shores is also central to the beach, boating and marinas, and family-friendly attractions like OWA amusement parks, and Tanger outlet malls. A private airport is just one mile away for business executives and charters who fly into Gulf Shores.
Check out the photos below from the festivities.