Breaking Out of the Cage

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It was not too long ago that the locker rooms at The Briar Club were about as exciting as unwrapping a box of socks on Christmas morning. Out of the 250 metal lockers at the Houston-based club, only about 180 were rented. Most members rushed in and out of the dressing areas, and many kept […]

Raising the Bar

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Kicking back with a cool cocktail and friendly conversation is a great way to cap off a day at the club. However, many club managers are not taking their bars for granted anymore. To keep pace with growing trends toward casual comfort and assure that their bars become centers of activity, managers are turning to […]


Decked Out

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When the Country Club of Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Ind., learned that its 67-year-old pool needed immediate replacement, club officials didn’t see the situation as a hassle. Instead, they saw an opportunity to put a fresh look on the club’s al fresco areas. “During the process of designing the pool, we asked our landscape […]


Making Room for Banquets

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For many clubs and resorts, kitchen renovations often end up on the back burner. It’s not that an efficient, top-of-the-line kitchen isn’t nice to have; it’s just that when there isn’t enough money to go around, resources tend to be distributed to the areas that are most visible to members and guests. As a result, […]