August 2017

Medinah CC’s Surprising New Moves

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As it continues to enhance its status as a golf mecca, the suburban Chicago property has also stepped up its game to provide a full range of year-round, family-oriented attractions. From when it was first established by a group of Shriners in 1924, Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, in suburban Chicago, has always been associated first […]

Featured, Publisher's Letter

A Slow Death

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This was a golden opportunity to encourage young golfers and say to the older golfers, “There is a place for your game as you age.” This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. — T.S. Eliot, ”The Hollow Men” In the August 2015 issue of C&RB, I shared what […]


Editor’s Memo, Featured

The Shape of Things to Come?

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One club announced that for the second straight year it would forego hiring a GM to save $200,000, and instead continue to rely on ‘a couple of members of the Board to be the figureheads.’ We’ve received a lot of “atta-boys” for the recent columns where we spoke out against the cases of General Managers […]


Featured, Ideas

Stroke of Genius

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Rumson CC gave the traditional paint-and-sip class a club-specific twist, using a popular view from the property as the students’ subject. Paint-and-sip-style events that offer basic painting instruction as attendees enjoy a glass of wine have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Rumson (N.J.) Country Club adopted the trend for an event in […]


Featured, Ideas

Dinner and a Show

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Desert Mountain wowed guests at a surprise birthday party for member Paulette Maslick by utilizing “skullmapping,” a 3-D production process that projects animated scenes onto diners’ plates. When hosting private events, clubs continue to innovate to create one-of-a-kind experiences for members. Joe Maslick, a member of Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., wanted to present something […]