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Fit For a Queen

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Palatial spas have become a hallmark of high-end resorts—but clubs of all shapes and sizes can learn a design tip or two from these luxurious wellness centers. By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor What golfer couldn’t benefit from a post-links massage, or a weary traveler from a rejuvenating yoga session? In-house spas and treatment rooms have […]

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A Lyrical Quality

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Center Club’s thoughtful tabletop décor showcases attention to the finest detail. By Diana Mirel, Contributing Editor The design inspiration for the clubhouse renovation at Center Club, a ClubCorp property in Costa Mesa, Calif., was found just around the corner at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The clubhouse décor revolves around a musical theme, which […]


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A Breath of Fresh Air

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Dining al fresco continues to be a top priority for members and guests seeking a relaxed social center that highlights the surrounding scenery. By Diana Mirel, Contributing Editor SUMMING IT UP Controlling the climate in outdoor dining venues can help extend the season and enrich the overall dining experience. Situating the patio in a central, […]


Diving Right In

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While challenges are inevitable, renovating an outdoor pool space can pay big dividends. By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor As an integral part of the club and resort experience, pools offer members and guests the perfect opportunity to cap off a hot day on the golf course, or for young families to spend some quality time […]


High Style

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The furniture at Cheyenne Mountain Resort provides comfort and rustic flair for this mountain retreat. Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, Colo. Opened: October 1985 Renovation: A $24 million renovation was completed in April 2010, including all guest rooms and public areas, that incorporated redesigned furniture, fixtures and equipment, wall coverings, carpeting and lighting. Indoor Furniture: […]


Wide Open Spaces

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With interest in fitness amenities growing, clubs are responding in kind by expanding fitness centers literally, and visually, through square footage and clever design. By Diana Mirel, Contributing Editor When the new fitness facility at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif., was built in 2005, there was some pushback from members. “When we built […]