Cover Feature – September 2007

Killearn Properties, Inc., began in 1964, with the idea of creating communities that would cater to the lifestyles of the upwardly- mobile middle class. Through recent years, the company has been extraordinarily successful in achieving this goal and has been credited with “changing the way people live.” Killearn, headed by J.T. Williams and now in the second generation of Williams family leadership, has developed two 4,000-acre master planned communities in Tallahassee, Florida, known as Killearn Estates and Killearn Lakes Plantation. Killearn currently has three country club communities on the south side of Atlanta (Eagle’s Brooke, Durham Lakes and Eagle’s Landing) and two golf course communities in the North Georgia Mountains (Kingwood and Waterfall).
In all Killearn communities, the natural beauty of the land is carefully preserved and enhanced with longrange development plans that maintain strict design standards. Killearn’s commitment to these regulations has historically produced an increase in property values. Killearn has a reputation of working with local government in a cooperative manner in order to provide smart growth and quality growth for the area.
Because of the demand in the market there is a greater degree of professionalism required from the land developers today. The developer must not only be experienced in land planning; they must also have a handle on property management, tax planning, accounting, advertising and especially sales and marketing. From the initial concept, through the construction, and to the first sale, Killearn has the experience and the contacts to insure the developments’ success. Killearn has a proven formula. We have developed communities where over 10,000 families live. To discover more about Killearn and all of its communities, visit or call (770) 389-2020.
Emerging as the only new, exclusively private country club South of Atlanta, Eagle’s Brooke is conveniently located off I- 75 in Locust Grove. Surprisingly affordable, with homes from the $300’s to 1 Million+.
Neighborhood amenities include 4 1/2 acre aquatic center that features waterslide and zero entry interactive water play park. Eagle’s Brooke provides exclusivity and exceptional amenities that command premium values.Best of all, Eagle’s Brooke continues the tradition of providing family fun, leisurely lifestyle and fellowship that has been the hallmark of every Killearn neighborhood since 1964. Eagle’s Brooke is a full-service private club. Our spectacular 18-hole golf course was meticulously and thoughtfully designed by highly regarded golf course architect Scott Pool. All indications are that Scott’s latest design will be one of his best and one of the best tests of golf in the Southeast as well. We welcome you to enjoy the haven that we have created for you behind the gate at Eagle’s Brooke. Welcome to your new home – where you can live, work and play.
Atlanta’s newest premier championship daily fee golf course. Located just 1 ½ miles off I-85 and merely 9 miles south of Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Durham Lakes Country Club is convenient to Midtown, Downtown and just about all of the Metro’s bustling counties.
Durham Lakes Country Club is an exclusive master planned community spanning more than 600 acres. In addition to the championship 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, neighborhood amenities include a resort style pool, cabana, six tennis courts, basketball/multi-sport court and a playground. Durham Lakes was recently voted one of Georgia’s Top 100 Must Play Courses by Golf Styles Magazine of Atlanta. The golf course, designed by highly regarded architect Scott Pool, features Tifway 419 Bermuda grass tees and fairways with expertly manicured L-93 Bentgrass putting greens. Mr. Pool’s vision takes full advantage of the scenic landscape, replete with lakes, streams and wetlands. Many of the holes are framed by tall Fescue grass, natural hardwood trees and southern pines. The layout also features four sets of tees to match any player’s experience and skill level. The back tees boast total yardage of nearly 7,100 yards and presents a challenging test of golf for even the best golfer.
The Perfect Combination of a beautiful residential neighborhood and unmatched recreational opportunities exist at Eagle’s Landing. This 3,000 acre master-planned community set on wooded, rolling countryside is conveniently located only 20 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from Hartsfield International Airport.
The magnificent 51,000 square foot plantation- style clubhouse at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club is the community centerpiece. It’s 18 hole championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio features challenging play for all levels with grand vistas and exciting water hazards. Other club facilities include tennis courts, resort-style swimming pools, a fitness center, meeting and dining rooms, a grand ballroom, casual and elegant dining and an inviting lounge, we believe Eagle’s Landing offers living at its very best.
Waterfall Country Club at Lake Burton recalls the mountain retreats that are part of our collective national dream, from the Rockies to the Adirondacks to the Appalachians. Not since the golden age of American resorts has there been a private mountain resort like this one. A spectacular setting lovingly preserved. The finest amenities. The last best place.
Kingwood Resort is home to one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in Georgia. Lush and supremely manicured Bermuda grass tees, fairways and Bent grass putting greens, surrounded by spectacular mountain views and rippling brooks, make this course not only beautiful but also very demanding. But don’t feel intimidated; our par 71 mountain golf course is perfect for all skill levels with its three different tee locations.
From the tips, the playing yardage is 6,016 yards – a demanding length given the small greens and layout, which always requires accurate and well-placed shots. Check out our Georgia golf course tour for a more indepth look at all 18 holes.
Getting away from it all has never been so convenient. With luscious dining options, affordable real estate, world-class golf, hairraising adventure opportunities and plush lodgings – all accompanied by the stunning mountain views, Kingwood Resort is the perfect vacation retreat.