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Bayside wins Community of the Year award at Great American Living Awards gala

Program honors residential design, sales and marketing in metro D.C.

Fenwick Island, Del. (October 16, 2019) – Bayside, in Fenwick Island, Delaware was recently awarded the prestigious “Community of the Year” award and was also named “Best in Innovative Land Planning” at the Great American Living Awards held on October 10th in McLean, Virginia.

Bayside in Fenwick Island, Del.

Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA), the annual Great American Living Awards program is the most prestigious residential design, sales, and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington market. Builders, developers, architects, sales, marketing, merchandising, and advertising professionals have judged these awards for more than 50 years. Great American Living Award winners are considered the "Best of the Best." This marks the second time in three years Bayside has been named “Community of the Year” by the NVBIA, as the community also won in 2017.

Owned by the Carl M. Freeman Companies, Bayside is thoughtfully designed to enhance the land’s beauty, while providing plentiful amenities and residential choices. A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, miles of trails, and conservation area, maintain abundant open space. Bayside offers unique amenities, including community pools, fitness, tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, stocked ponds, a dog park, poolside bars, life enrichment classes, kids’ programming, community events, and an integrated retail and entertainment venue.

“Congratulations to our partners at the Carl M. Freeman Companies on taking home this prestigious honor,” said Mike Ryan, chief operating officer, Troon. “Bayside is a special place and well-deserving of the ‘Community of the Year’ award.”

In June, Bayside Resort Golf Club was rated as the No. 1 golf course in Delaware by Golfweek in the publication’s "2019 Best Courses You Can Play in Each State" list. Managed by Troon, Bayside Resort Golf Club opened for play in 2005 and is the state’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The stunning course meanders along the Assawoman Bay coastline and winds through magnificent pine forests. Golfers enjoy three distinctly different golf experiences as some holes are richly tree-lined, others wind through marshland and some boast wide-open fairways.

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 465 locations around the globe, including managing 510 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit

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