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October 15, 2008

The Flagship Group and Tiger Woods Design Announce Plans for Punta Brava, Private Golf and Ocean Club Community with Woods’ First Oceanfront Course

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Los Angeles, CA – The Flagship Group and Tiger Woods Design have announced plans for Punta Brava—a private golf and ocean club situated 65 miles south of San Diego—that will include the first oceanfront course designed by Woods. The announcement was made at a press conference in Bel-Air, Los Angeles today.

Punta Brava, meaning ‘Wild Point,’ is at the tip of a peninsula that extends seven miles into the ocean on the Pacific coast of Mexico. With the ocean on three sides and a dramatic mountain peak on the fourth, Punta Brava is marked by high cliffs and rock formations that create both a secluded and dramatic setting.

Among plans for Punta Brava are: Tiger Woods’ 18-hole par 70 oceanfront course; 40 estate lots (three-quarter to three acres); 80 villa residences (4,500 to 7,000 square feet); and a 20-villa private hotel for residents and guests, each including a private pool. Punta Brava will also feature a private clubhouse, an ocean club, a wellness center and spa, multiple dining venues, and various recreational activities inspired by the environment and local culture.

“The goal for my design company is to create a select collection of amazing courses around the world, and that means working hard to pick the best sites, the best partners and create great designs,” Tiger Woods said. “I’m very excited about how Punta Brava fits into this goal and think it’s going to be a tremendous experience.”

Woods added, “Many of the holes are framed by natural rock outcroppings, steep cliffs and crashing waves. I really enjoy working with the land, especially at a site so spectacular, so I’ve designed 17 tees or greens on the water and eight holes that play over the ocean.”

The Flagship Group Chairman and Co-founder Brady Oman said, “Punta Brava will be a very special place because we’ve assembled a remarkable team including Tiger Woods. The opportunity to partner with Tiger Woods Design is exciting. Tiger brings the same intensity and passion to course design that he takes to his golf game, so it makes working with him a great experience.”

Oman continued, “At The Flagship Group, we’re always looking for unique pieces of land to work with, and we’re very fortunate to have found this one. Punta Brava’s site is spectacular – the natural setting and beauty of the land and sea are incredibly powerful. For a private golf and ocean club, we believe it will rival anything.”

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The Flagship Group Co-founder Red McCombs said, “Anyone who knows me knows that, like Tiger, I play to win. We’re committing significant resources behind this because we know that our buyers and guests will demand a level of quality that exceeds the norm. That’s what we’ll deliver.

“With Punta Brava and future projects we’ll be announcing, we’re bringing to life our vision for a collection of properties that are extraordinary. Punta Brava is indeed an extraordinary opportunity and I’m proud to be a part,” McCombs said.

Joining Oman and McCombs in the creation of Punta Brava is The Flagship Group Co-founder Hal Jones who will lead conservation initiative efforts, and Partner Brian Tucker.

Renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and son Victor Legorreta will work with an esteemed architectural team, including Fernando de Haro of Abax and A5 Arquitectura from Mexico City on the design of Punta Brava. Don Vita of Vita Associates will oversee land planning and landscape architecture. Punta Brava will incorporate modern architecture that is deeply rooted in the landscape using indigenous materials, green roofs with native plants and an environmentally sensitive approach.

Cultural immersion and recreational activities will include hiking, world-class fishing, surfing, diving, children’s activities, health and wellness, as well as language and culinary programs.

“Our commitment at The Flagship Group is to create places that make a soft imprint on the earth, but a powerful impact on the individual,” Oman said. In conjunction with Punta Brava, he announced Project Sea Change, The Flagship Group’s conservation and philanthropic platform focused on: Marine and Land conservation; Village Rising (housing designed by Punta Brava architects for impoverished families); and, Family Impact.

Construction on Punta Brava is expected to begin in early 2009 with villas, golf course and amenities scheduled for completion by 2011. More information is available at
www.puntabrava.com

About The Flagship Group
The Flagship Group is a fully integrated development company that executes all phases in the creation of inspired communities, including the acquisition, entitlement, site planning, engineering, vertical development and marketing of all of its projects. The company’s mission is to create experiences that transform lives. Partnering with the world’s leading experts in hospitality and lifestyle innovation, The Flagship Group crafts private ownership experiences that are unforgettable. Sustaining the environment and indigenous cultures are integral to its core philosophy. For more information, visit:
www.theflagshipgroup.com

About Tiger Woods Design
Established in 2006, the mission of Tiger Woods Design is to utilize Tiger’s worldwide experience, his limitless pursuit of excellence and his love of golf to create a unique collection of amazing golf courses around the world.

Tiger believes that every project should be special and provide an outstanding golf experience. As a result, Tiger Woods Design seeks to find the best sites, select the best partners and create fantastic course designs. A cornerstone of every project, the Tiger Woods Design team works closely with each client to provide exceptional, customized service.

Complementing this selective approach are the company’s design goals. Tiger Woods is famous for setting a high standard and working hard to surpass it. Tiger Woods Design is no different. Every project incorporates its Chairman’s highest standards, personal vision and passion for golf as well as his international experience in the game. Currently, Tiger Woods Design is designing courses in Dubai, U.A.E.; Asheville, North Carolina; and Ensenada, Mexico. For more information, visit:
www.tigerwoodsdesign.com

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