With the “Tiger Woods effec”t helping to boost interest in golf 20 years ago, golf courses like Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford, Pa., and Elkdale Country Club in Salamanca, N.Y., are finding themselves with fewer members and rounds, and are working to develop programs that create lifelong golfers. Kirk Stauffer, PGA Professional of Pine […]
The York, Pa., club has apologized for calling police on a group of black female golfers for allegedly playing too slowly and refusing requests to leave the course. The property owner offered to meet with the group, but one of the women, Sandra Thompson, said, “There needs to be something more substantial to understand they don’t […]
The 92-year-old club, which has its first nine holes in Toledo, Ohio and its back nine across the state line into Michigan, has struggled financially since 2009 when it faced foreclosure and sale at auction over nonpayment of $1.1 million in loans. The owner is currently negotiating to sell 48 acres on the Michigan side […]
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.