Breaking the Chains at the Marco Island Marriott

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Marco Island Marriott At A Glance Ballroom: 10,000 sq. ft. Spa: 24,000 sq. ft. Golf Shop: 2,000 sq. ft. Director of Event Management: Laurie Flynn Director of Food & Beverage: Steve Lipschutz Director of Golf: Chris Major Director Hotel Technology: Kelly Vaughn Director of Recreation: Melinda McCown Director of Sales & Marketing: Bob Pfeffer Executive […]

Making Families a Tradition at The Country Club of Mobile

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The Country Club of Mobile at a Glance Year Established: 1899 Number of Members: 1,300 (450 golf) Employees: 122 Full-time, 63 Seasonal Clubhouse Size: 100,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center: 25,000 sq. ft. Pro Shop Size: 800 sq. ft. Annual Revenues: $8 Million Number of Golf Rounds Played, 2005: 24,000 (approx. the same as 2004) F&B […]


What Every Club Can Learn From Orange County National

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  Believe it or not, there's a golf club in Florida, Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge (OCN), that doesn't have a single house or condo on the property— and never will. This is even harder to believe when you learn that the OCN property spreads over 920 acres of some of central Florida's […]


McMahon Group Surveys Take Industry’s Pulse

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The charts and figures presented in this main State of the Industry article, and also in the “Trendline” sidebars that can be found throughout this issue’s subject-specific feature sections, were drawn primarily from two studies conducted this year by the McMahon Group Inc., the St. Louis-based full-service private club consulting firm. The studies—the 2005 Operations […]


State of the Industry Report: Half-Empty or Half-Full?

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Research Assistance by Anthony C. Zecca, Jr. and Alexis Crawford All Graphs Courtesy of McMahon Group, Inc.     Throughout the year, the headlines have rolled in steadily from all over the country, like new precinct reports adding more negative totals to a landslide election defeat. From Boston: Country Clubs Hunt for Members From the […]


The New Wave of Ideas at Ocean Edge Resort

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Leading-Edge Event Concepts Ocean Edge management has become well-known for finding creative ways to capitalize on the unique appeals of its property by promoting imaginative events not only to club members, but also resort guests and business meeting participants. Here’s a sampling of some inspired packages recently offered: Heritage Cooking Package—Also billed as “culinary preparation […]