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Itís Official: Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Coming to the Guanacaste Country Club in Liberia Costa Rica

Frank Biden and ERA Real Estate in Latin America sign agreement with Nicklaus Design to build the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Costa Rica.

Itís Official: Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Coming to the Guanacaste Country Club in Liberia Costa Rica
North Palm Beach, FL, December 17, 2009 --( Frank Biden, brother of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, and Co-Developer of the largest country club residential community in Costa Rica, the Guanacaste Country Club, and Jack Nicklaus, held the official signing today for the design and construction of the new Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The community is located just 15 minutes from the Liberia International Airport which is in the process of construction of a new terminal to handle the enormous growth of the Guanacaste Province.

This first Nicklaus Signature Course now under construction in Costa Rica brings along with it a Nicklaus Academy that will create a unique golf experience. Additionally, the environmentally and socially responsible methods of development create awareness to a country already a leader in both in Central America. The Nicklaus brand will also add enormous value to the 1200+ homes to be built in this large, luxury Costa Rica golf community. All levels of play will be accommodated, and the course will include gallery support for tournament play, multiple water influences, and plenty of bunkers

“As a partner in the project, I have personally spent time with the Nicklaus team and have been amazed at the sensitivity to detail, the environmental awareness, and the talent and experience that makes the Nicklaus brand our choice for Costa Rica, and our other projects in Central America,” said Frank Biden. Additionally, I am a personal friend and business associate of Jack’s son Steve who, along with all his brothers, is a partner in the family business. I know the pride they take in their work and the responsibility they feel toward their dad and the family. We are all proud of the Nicklaus families know how and their commitment to the environment and the local community in Costa Rica. Helping us make this project something spectacular is a matter of pride for the whole team.”

Independent research has shown that communities that feature a Nicklaus-designed golf course as an amenity have enjoyed the highest real estate value, the highest average home price, and the greatest increase in home and lot sales. The Guanacaste Country Club aims to combine the luxury of the gated community with the logical price and environmental responsibility. Additionally, the Nicklaus Academy will bring state-of-the-art golf training to Costa Rica.

“Our goals are pretty simple and have not changed, nor have they been diluted by the economic crisis. This new development model provides Luxury Living at a Logical Price. All of our planned projects in Latin America establish their pricing based upon the value to the customer and the surrounding communities, and the quality of the Real Estate, Amenities and Services,” Craig Williamson said, Chairman of the Guanacaste Country Club. “It is indeed possible to marry ‘luxury lifestyle’ with common sense pricing and environmental and social responsibility. The Guanacaste Country Club and Nicklaus Design together are proving this in Costa Rica.”

The Nicklaus golf course construction will start by the beginning of 2010. Pre-sale pricing of lots and homes runs until January 15th, 2010.

About Frank Biden

Frank Biden is a Partner of ERA Real Estate Latin America, Co-Developer of the Guanacaste Country Club in Costa Rica, and a Director/Founder of the Costa Rica Green Building Council. Mr. Biden worked in the Clinton Administration as a director of Legislative and Congressional Affairs, and has been involved in the election campaigns of his brother, Joe Biden and nephew, Joseph R. Biden III, as an advisor and unpaid campaign coordinator over many years.

His interests and involvement in the Green Movement and green building initiatives come in part through policy involvement and most recently his partnership in building the largest and first Platinum LEED certified development in Costa Rica, Latin America.

About the Guanacaste Country Club

Costa Rica luxury golf residential community located only 10 minutes north from downtown Liberia, the provincial capital of Guanacaste and the fastest growing region in Costa Rica. Under its motto “Luxury Living, Logical Prices”, the Guanacaste Country Club offers luxury real estate with a wide range of first-class amenities utilizing new environmental technologies.

The Guanacaste Country Club features a water-themed clubhouse complex, a health and fitness club, a convention and cultural center, world-class tennis courts and academies, and nature trails - all inside a gated community.

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Guanacaste Country Club
President/CEO Craig S. Williamson
(561) 578-6608
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ERA Real Estate in Latin America
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