Feb. 27, 2012

NAPLES TOP RATED GOLF CLUB HAS NEW NAME AND VISION

NAPLES, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012) Kitson & Partners, a private real estate and development company, has teed up a new name and a bold new vision for the prestigious Tuscany Reserve Golf Club and community, which it purchased last February. Tuscany Reserve Golf Club is now Talis Park Golf Club.

Ranked by Golf Digest as one ofFlorida’s top 20 courses, the newly-renamed, 18-hole golf course is one of only two in the world designed by golf legends Greg Norman and Pete Dye and is rated one of the best inNaples. Talis Park Golf Club is also universally praised as being among the nation’s premier golf experiences due to its meticulously-tended Sea Dwarf Paspalum fairways and greens. In fact, Dye - regarded by many as the most influential and creative golf course designer in the sport’s history - said he had “never, ever seen a golf course like it in such good shape and condition anywhere in the world.”

The Norman & Dye golf course, which measures over 7,000 yards in length, meanders along terraced hillsides with watercourses slowly spilling over aging stone walls into narrow finger-lakes and channels and has been maintained to perfection since its opening in 2005. It is the centerpiece ofTalisPark, a visually stunning golf community now being reinvigorated and repositioned by one ofFlorida’s premier real estate developers, who plans to introduce a smarter version of luxury for the upscale and highly-competitiveNaplesmarket. 

“There is no question we have one of the best golf courses in Florida,” said Syd Kitson, CEO of Kitson & Partners, the Palm Beach-based real estate developer. “We are committed to preserving and enhancing the premier golfing experience atTalisPark.”

Kitson & Partner’s vision for the “new”TalisParkwill be a fresh, smart interpretation of the elegantNapleslifestyle that is more relaxed and in step with changing attitudes and an active way of life.

“TheNaplesluxury market is evolving, and today its socially connected and health-conscious residents are centered on so much more than 18 holes of golf,” Kitson added.

Reflective of this new approach is The Vyne House. Envisioned as a community gathering place, The Vyne House is a charming, multi-purpose village center with a lively interplay of indoor and outdoor spaces, housing the golf club and resort-style pool, a boutique spa, fitness center, and café. A separate facility will be dedicated to tennis and bocce, and an adjacent Great Lawn will offer the perfect setting for events, from wine festivals to concerts and movie screenings.

While the Vyne House is under construction,TalisPark’s Golf Studio will continue to serve as the interim clubhouse. Resident and nonresident golf course memberships are available for $65,000 with annual dues of $7,000 in 2012.

Complementing the stature and beauty ofNaples’ premier golf and residential community are three new home collections, which will be unveiled later this spring. Masterfully-constructed by premier builders, the homes will offer a diverse architectural palette that is reflective of its surroundings and will feature free-flowing indoor/outdoor living spaces with beautiful golf course and water views. Prices will range from $700,000 to $2 million plus.

TalisPark, located at 16990 Livingston Road, is destined to fulfill its vast potential to become one of Florida’s premier luxury golf and residential destinations. For more information, or to join our registry to follow the progress of TalisParkand receive advance notice of upcoming events/ offerings, call (239) 261-6798 or visit www.talispark.com.

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About Kitson & Partners Kitson & Partners was founded in 1992 and currently owns approximately 21,000 entitled residential units, 6.2 million square feet of commercial entitlements and 1.6 million square feet of existing retail shopping centers in Florida. Kitson & Partners received a substantial entity-level equity investment in 2006 which has enabled the company to continue pursuing real estate opportunities throughout the downturn. The company’s pension fund backing provides Kitson & Partners with significant financial strength and allows the company to take a long-term view of the market. For more information, visit www.kitsonpartners.com.