SOURCE: SecondSpace

October 21, 2008 08:00 ET

GOLF.com and SecondSpace Set to Launch Co-Branded Online Markeplace Featuring the Largest Inventory of Golf Community Real Estate Vacation Retreats

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - SecondSpace, Inc. today announced a partnership with GOLF.com, the most popular golfing Web site in the world, to create a co-branded Web destination that will provide millions of golfers access to the largest online marketplace for second homes and recreational golf retreats. The new Web site, www.golf.com/homes, is already live and is powered by SecondSpace's flagship Web site www.ResortScape.com.

The new site maintains the look and feel of GOLF.com and features ResortScape.com's vast inventory of over 26,000 new golf course developments, existing golf course communities, and vacation homes within proximity of some of the finest links in the world. Advanced navigation and browse capabilities, including dynamic search and refinements, combined with in-depth property information make it easy for GOLF.com visitors to find their own perfect retreat.

"By partnering with SecondSpace to create a co-branded marketplace, we are providing another resource for golf enthusiasts to enhance their golf experience," said Ken Fuchs, VP and GM, SI Digital.

By attracting such an affluent and focused group of consumers, the site will also allow golf course community developers, master brokers and lifestyle property specialists in both resort and rural communities to promote developments and properties for sale directly to those most interested in their offerings.

"GOLF.com has helped transform readers from passive observers to engaged consumers," said Satbir Khanuja, CEO of SecondSpace. "Now, through our partnership, we have combined GOLF.com's content with tens of thousands of golf course homes for sale around the world, enabling golfing Baby Boomers, retirees, young families, and others to find that perfect place to enjoy even more of their favorite pastime."

GOLF.com is the latest addition to the SecondSpace lifestyle affinity network which provides real estate professionals and developers with access to a unique marketing opportunity. This network provides access to key demographics with not only attractive purchase profiles, but also proven interest in specific locations and lifestyles. The new GOLF.com co-branded Web site is powered by SecondSpace's highly scalable semantic Web platform and an intelligent listings switch which sorts more than 1.5 million property listings to determine those that uniquely match the golf home lifestyle. SecondSpace "tilts" its deep data base of lifestyle properties to surface those that are contextually relevant to a partner's viewers and Web audience so visitors from all over the world can choose the locations that are best suited to their lifestyle needs.

About GOLF.com

GOLF.com, the digital home of GOLF Magazine and Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus, is the ultimate online destination for the avid golfer and golf fan. It delivers 24/7 news & analysis, the industry's best coverage of equipment, courses & travel and free broadband video segments highlighting instruction from GOLF's Top 100 Teachers.

About SecondSpace

SecondSpace, Inc. (http://www.SecondSpace.com) is an online services company operating a network of highly immersive Web sites that enable people to make the most of the "second home" lifestyle. The company's sites include ResortScape.com (http://www.ResortScape.com), LandWatch.com (http://www.LandWatch.com), and a fast-growing network of international and co-branded sites that connect out-of-region buyers with knowledgeable professionals who have a local presence in thousands of rural and resort communities across the Americas and around the world. SecondSpace's sites are powered by the company's innovative, patent-pending Lifestyle Search & Discovery™ platform. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, WA, USA and led by a team of internet veterans with backgrounds from Amazon.com, American Express, Classmates.com, IMDb, Microsoft, VeriSign, Trendwest and other leading companies.

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