Landmark Land Company’s guiding principle is to select exceptional properties, recognize and protect the natural characteristics of the land it develops, and establish a unique identity and lifestyle for each community it creates. From its humble origins in Louisiana and Oklahoma to its newest communities in Europe and the Caribbean, Landmark’s focus has been on creating well-planned communities in beautiful places, with the highest quality amenities, to create a better lifestyle for its residents.
While Landmark has a history dating back to 1865 as the Godchaux Sugar Company, the modern golf community development company began in 1971 when Gerald Barton took control of Godchaux and changed its name to Landmark Land.
Barton’s concept was to create a residential development company that would turn large parcels of land into well-planned, amenity-rich communities that would replicate the small-town American experienceÐan improvement over the typical suburban development of the 1970s.
The key component to this concept was the development of golf as an amenity that increased residential values, created open space for the community and provided distinction and activity as well as community gathering space. A team was assembled to design, develop and operate the highest quality golf clubs and resorts in America.
Over the span over nearly 30 years, Landmark has constructed 17 Pete Dye-designed golf courses, more than any company in history. These courses formed the foundation of a development company that has created more prestigious golf course communities than any other firm in the world. Landmark has also attracted the most celebrated golf tournaments and competitions in America, notably the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Landmark Land Company’s guiding principle is to select exceptional properties, recognize and protect the natural characteristics of the land it develops, and establish a unique identity and lifestyle for each community it creates.
Inspired by the land’s intrinsic beauty and nurtured by Landmark Land Company’s commitment and experience, each community offers an authentic lifestyle as well as a lifetime of experiences to be enjoyed by all generations. Landmark continues its 36-year tradition of creating distinctive communities with the finest amenities in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.