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Getting Back in the Swim at Town & Country Club

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Town & Country Club At A Glance Year Established: 1888 Number of Members: 505 Employees: 180 in-season/90 off-season Clubhouse Size: 48,800 sq. ft. Golf Rounds Per Year: 16,000 General Manager: Vincent Tracy Controller: Leo Nagel Director of Catering: Jodie Whaley Director of Membership/HR: Faith Loggers-Jamnik Executive Chef: John Kain PGA Golf Professional: Mike King Tennis […]


Is Big Business Better Business

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KemperSports’ Bolingbrook (Ill.) GC has three restaurants in its 76,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and a 900-seat banquet facility. Crumbling the “cookie cutter” myth about outside management, the club does over $5 million in annual F&B sales. First there was golf, as a way to escape the pressures of business. Then there was the golf course […]


Why Plans Come Together

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Ask most club managers for insights into how they try to effectively plan in their jobs, and the jokes start flying: “I make sure I have pencils with really big erasers.” “I set my watch an hour behind the actual time, so I can know, and react to, what’s coming.” “I treat planning like the […]


Charting a Steady Course at Catawba Island Club

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To the uninitiated (landlocked) segment of the club and resort fraternity, managing a “boat club” might seem to be primarily a matter of avoiding accidents and traffic jams in the harbor, with maybe some par-3 holes and a sandwich-and-beer stand available for members after they’ve grown tired of being on the water. Unfortunately, with more […]


History in the Remaking at Oakmont CC

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Oakmont Country Club At A Glance Year Established: 1903 Number of Members: 400 golf (800 total) Number of Employees: 87 fulltime, 65 part-time; 250 at peak including summer help Clubhouse Size: 62,000 sq. ft. Annual Golf Rounds: 22,000 Annual F&B Sales: $2 million CFO/Controller: Jim Springborn Executive Chef: Tom Pepka General Manager: Tom Wallace Grounds […]


La Costa Starts a New Life at 40

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and Doran Twer, Contributing Editor LaCosta Resort & Spa At A Glance Year Opened: 1965 Clubhouse: 160,000 sq. ft. Guestrooms: 474 Athletic Club: 8,000 sq. ft. Spa: 43,000 sq. ft. Number of Golf Members: 390 Total Golf Rounds/Year: 60,000 Director of Golf: Desi Howe Director of Marketing: Denise Chapman Director of Membership: Bill Meyer Director […]