How Charlotte CC Stands Out From the Crowd

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A Management-Made Lake Around the country—and particularly where growth is especially rapid and uncontrolled, such as in the Sun Belt, high-tech corridors, or metropolitan areas that are succumbing to suburban sprawl—more and more country clubs and golf courses are feeling the effects of America’s inability to curb overdevelopment. Creeks that used to barely trickle through […]

24-Hour Detail at Bandon Dunes

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and Jamie L. Scheppers, Associate Editor Photography by Wood Sabold Golf As A Greeting Card In the modest conference room of Recycled Paper Greetings, headquartered in an equally modest building (a former dairy) on Chicago’s North Side, the walls hold slotted boards on which dozens of greeting cards are displayed and categorized by type of […]


Forming A More Perfect Union

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and Jamie L. Scheppers, Associate Editor When it recently upgraded its dining room technology, Cleveland’s Union Club found it was able to greatly improve service through touch-screen order entry. No matter what a diner wanted, the club’s wait staff could now efficiently and accurately transmit the order to the kitchen by going to a computer […]


Norwood Hills CC: No Sweat and Plenty of Gain

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Thirty Minutes of Their Time A half-hour into some staff meetings, a lot of bosses are still droning on through spreadsheet reports, or finally beginning to wrap up a recap of last night’s company softball game. But precisely thirty minutes after John Wright convened with his Norwood Hills department heads on the Wednesday morning before […]


Betting Big at Lake of Isles

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Project Details Tribal Wars Move to the Course With the proliferation of gaming privileges being granted to various American Indian nations around the country, some tribes now find themselves competing against each other for casino revenues, rather than grazing grounds or hunting rights. In Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequots have gone head-to-head for nearly 10 years […]


Oakland Hills Gets Set to “Make the Turn” at 90

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Project Details The Club Champion of Name-Dropping Few clubs can boast direct connection with so many of the great names of golf–both individuals, and tournaments–as Oakland Hills. Here's the honor roll of all who've worked and played at the storied club, and in what tournaments, during its first 90 years: 1918 – South Course, designed […]