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Oak Creek Golf Club Announces New Practice Club

Exclusive Membership Program Launched Just Weeks before Second Annual Demo Day Event

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 — Oak Creek Golf Club® announced today the debut of its new Practice Club, the first practice-focused membership program in the area. A Tom Fazio-designed public golf course owned and operated by the Irvine Company®, Oak Creek’s state-of-the-art practice range has been recognized as a top facility in Southern California, with 65 natural turf tees, a nine-acre all-terrain landing area, two practice greens and a large practice bunker. The launch of the Practice Club comes on the heels of Oak Creek’s recent recognition as a top 50 public practice range by Golf Range Association of America and just ahead of the club’s second annual Demo Day on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

“As one of the premier practice facilities in Southern California, we are thrilled to provide this exclusive membership program for our frequent golfers, first-time golfers or golfers simply looking to improve their game,” said Rob Tanaka, director of operations at Oak Creek Golf Club. “We want to provide a comprehensive learning and playing environment for our guests, and with the addition of the Practice Club, along with the introduction of our popular Players Club in 2013 and exciting events like our upcoming Demo Day, Oak Creek has become one of the hidden gems to visit and play in Orange County.”

With the purchase of a $49 annual Practice Club membership, golfers of all ages and skill levels will enjoy discounted rates on range balls and chipping tube rentals throughout the year. Additional one-time value-added enrollment benefits include one foursome Monday through Thursday at the Players Club member rate of $79, a complimentary large bag of practice balls, complimentary chipping tube rental and a buy one get one free breakfast entrée offer at Oak Creek Café.

On Saturday, March 15, golfers from across Southern California are invited to be among the first to enroll in the Practice Club on site at Oak Creek’s second annual Demo Day. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the biggest names in golf including Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra,Nike, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist, along with golf apparel specialists like Travis Mathew and Oakley, will come together for this complimentary one-day event. On-site vendor experts will provide attendees with the exclusive opportunity to view, test and purchase the newest golf equipment and gear.

During the event, Oak Creek’s Head Golf Professional Duncan Simms will offer an instructional chipping clinic from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and full-swing clinic from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Guests can take part in opportunity drawings to win a variety of prizes, including the Demo Day “Hole-in-One Contest” to win complimentary golf for one year at Oak Creek. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oak Creek Café serves up barbeque favorites, along with a selection of craft beers, and from noon to 1 p.m., Cool Clubs, the world’s leading custom golf club fitting company, will showcase the latest technology and equipment used for an unparalleled fitting experience.

About Oak Creek Golf Club
Oak Creek Golf Club is a public course designed by famed golf course architect Tom Fazio and is owned and operated by the Irvine Company. Opened in 1996, the 18-hole, par-71 course includes a state-of-the-art practice facility featuring 65 natural turf tees, a nine-acre all-terrain landing area, two practice greens and a large practice bunker. The newly designed Heritage Room clubhouse spans over 2,600 square feet and plays host to a variety of golf, corporate, social and family gatherings for up to 200 guests. Multiple adjacent outdoor event locations feature picturesque natural backdrops and a secluded, serene location for weddings, receptions and al fresco dining. The facilities at Oak Creek also include a pro shop featuring Nike Golf, Nike Apparel, Ashworth, Callaway, Cool Clubs, Taylor Made, Titleist and Ping brands. Oak Creek Café, open for breakfast, lunch and happy hour, is the ideal after-game location to relax indoors by the rustic fireplace or outside on the scenic patio.

Oak Creek Golf Club has been recognized as a “Top 50 Range in the US” by the Golf Range Association of America (2014, 2013), as Golf Digest’s “Top 50 Courses in the US for Women” (2013), as Orange County’s “Finest Practice Facility” by Southland Golf magazine readers (2009) and was awarded “4 Stars” and recognized as one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest (2009).

About Oak Creek Practice Club
For a $49* annual enrollment fee, Practice Club members receive the following benefits throughout the year:

  • $9 for a small bag of practice balls (regularly $12)
  • $12 for a large bag of practice balls (regularly $17)
  • $10 for chipping tube rental (regularly $12)

Additional one-time value-added enrollment benefits include:

  • Complimentary large bag of practice balls ($17 value)
  • One foursome at the Oak Creek Players Club rate of $79 (Monday – Thursday only; up to a $204 value)
  • Buy one, get one free breakfast entrée at Oak Creek Café ($10 value)
  • Complimentary chipping tube rental ($10 value)

About Oak Creek Players Club Program
For a $249* annual enrollment fee, Players Club members receive the following benefits throughout the year:

  • Participant fees at a reduced rate of $79 (Monday through Thursday)
  • Guest participant fees at a reduced rate of $89 (Monday through Thursday; up to 3 guests)
  • Participant fees at a reduced rate of $155 (Friday through Sunday)
  • Guest participant fees at a reduced rate of $125 (Friday through Sunday; up to 3 guests)

Additional one-time value-added enrollment benefits include:

  • Three complimentary large bags of practice balls
  • 15-minute swing evaluation with a golf club professional
  • One complimentary breakfast entrée at Oak Creek Café
  • One complimentary “happy hour” item at Oak Creek Café
  • One foursome rate of $135 per player at Pelican Hill Golf Club® (Monday – Thursday only, based on availability and excludes holidays)
  • Complimentary Suite upgrade at Island Hotel Newport Beach® (with a Luxury King confirmation, based on availability)
  • Complimentary one hour Electric Boat rental at California Recreation Company (with the purchase of a one hour rental, based on availability)

*Program benefits expire 365 days after enrollment and have no cash value. May not be combined with any other offer.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Oak Creek Golf Club, the portfolio includes The Resort at Pelican Hill, a Five-Star, Five-Diamond coastal resort in Newport Coast; Island Hotel, a Four Star, Five Diamond luxury property in Newport Beach; Hotel Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.