Basketball and volleyball courts and indoor facilities for year-round sports are envisioned by the new owners who are investing $18 million in the storied Wilmington, Del. club. “By just doing a better job listening to the market, we can turn this thing around,” says new owner and longtime member Ben duPont. “The experts say families are looking for more things to do together over a shorter period of time.”
The former President has accepted an offer to become an honorary member of the club on the city’s South Side, which will allow him to play its Donald Ross course without having to pay an initiation fee or dues or be charge only when bringing guests. The club is located near where the Obamas maintain a Chicago residence.
The Palo Alto City Council approved a three-year, $9 million agreement with the management firm for full operation of the course, which has been reconstructed to create 55 acres of new wetland, through a makeover that began because a levee had to be relocated to improve flood control.
Brian Quinn, a former touring pro now in his llth season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia’s Temple University, is part of a new corporation formed to acquire Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., which will now be rebranded as The 1912 Club, in recognition of the year it was founded. The club features a William Flynn-designed golf course that will now be renovated under the direction of Ron Prichard.
A web portal developed by University of Florida researchers that will help individual golf properties tailor environmentally friendly best practices to their specific needs is scheduled to be available by August. Web portals for each state are also targeted for development by 2020.
The latest development at the Ridgedale, Mo., property is being built to highlight The Cathedral of Nature, a geologic formation excavated over the last three years after a sinkhole collapse under Top of the Rock’s driving range. The lodge will feature more than 100 rooms, and construction is slated to begin this summer. Bass Pro […]