New Sterling Hills GC Owner Takes Steps Toward Improvements

By | December 13, 2017

John Zaruka, who has managed the banquet and restaurant facilities at the Camarillo, Calif., property for seven years, took over ownership of the golf course and enlisted longtime friend Lee Harlow to handle golf operations. Zaruka is working to improve turf conditions and playability on the course while developing a variety of programming. For John […]

Proposal to Overturn Tip-Pooling Ban Faces Backlash

By | December 13, 2017

The Department of Labor was met with criticism when it first announced the proposed rule on December 4, which would allow employers to require tipped workers to share the tips they earn with workers that don’t typically collect tips, like cooks and dishwashers. Critics contest the plan would allow for abuse. A proposal from the […]


Bethlehem (Pa.) GC to Keep Managers On Board

By | December 13, 2017

A proposal by councilman Bryan Callahan to cut three golf course managers’ salaries from the municipal golf course’s budget in order to save money has been rejected by the city council. Callahan said his goal was not to shut down the golf course, but to “light a fire” under his push to lease the golf […]


Washoe County, Nev., Agrees to Terms of Wildcreek GC Sale

By | December 13, 2017

A 75-acre portion of the Sparks, Nev., golf course will be used to build a new high school. The county would retain 137 acres and pocket about $2.75 million, which would go toward revitalizing the course and building a new driving range. Washoe County, Nev., and the Reno-Sparks Visitors and Convention Authority (RSCVA) have agreed […]


Belfair to Host 2019 PGA Professional Championship

By | December 13, 2017

The world’s largest all-professional event will take place at the Bluffton, S.C., property for the first time on April 28-May 1, 2019. All four rounds will be broadcast live on Golf Channel and are presented by Club Car and OMEGA. Belfair in Bluffton, S.C., will host the 2019 PGA Professional Championship, the world’s largest all-professional […]


Quail Ridge CC Opens $23M Clubhouse

By | December 12, 2017

The new 60,000-sq. ft. facility at the Boynton Beach, Fla., property opened its doors on December 9, featuring five dining rooms, an indoor and outdoor grille room, two outdoor dining patios, a lobby, a library, new men’s and ladies’ locker rooms, a cart facility, and a larger golf shop. Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, […]