New National Country Club Championship to be Held at TPC Sawgrass

By | July 31, 2008

The inaugural National Country Club Championship will be contested in December at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (C&RB, “Taking TPC Sawgrass to the Cutting Edge,” August 2007). Three amateurs from 30 clubs will be paired with their respective club professionals as they vie for the championship title over three days of competition. […]

Phoenix CC Expels Member Over His Press Interview

By | July 31, 2008

Phoenix (Ariz.) Country Club has expelled a member for speaking to The New York Times about the club’s policy of forbidding women in its men’s grillroom, a point of dispute among some members. According to a followup article in The Times, Rusty Brown said Wednesday that he received a letter this week informing him that […]


PGA Approves Use of Distance-Measuring Devices

By | July 31, 2008

The PGA of America Board of Directors recently granted the use of distance-measuring devices at all Playing Ability Tests used for prospective PGA membership, along with selected PGA member championships during the winter and at the Section level. Distance-measuring devices will continue to be prohibited for the PGA Professional National Championship, the Callaway Golf Senior […]


Ventana Inn & Spa Names Kurt Steeber as Executive Chef

By | July 31, 2008

Kurt Steeber has been named Executive Chef at Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, Calif., where he will be responsible for all culinary production. Steeber will direct the daily operation of the resort’s signature restaurant, Cielo, as well as the development of menus for weddings, specials events and executive retreats held in the resort’s […]


Shanty Creek Resort Latest to Commit to “Green Golf “

By | July 30, 2008

Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Mich., is the latest property to join Audubon International, the USGA and The PGA of America in inviting golfers to take the Audubon Green Golfer Pledge. “The pledge is a great way for golfers to celebrate the sport’s venerable tradition of making nature an integral part of the game,” says […]


Country Club for Car Lovers Enhances Amenities

By | July 30, 2008

The MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, Tex.—a country club community centered on a racetrack, fast cars and speed—has has added a second road course to its list of amenities. The original track is 1.7 miles with 11 turns and now a new 1.3- mile, 6-turn course has been added. The two may be combined to form […]