March 2018

Be Our Guest


Properties are taking hospitality a step further by putting out the welcome mat for members and guests with upscale lodging. While clubs have long offered top-notch amenities to members that cultivate a home-away-from-home feeling, some properties are truly committing to comfort by offering overnight lodging, complete with cozy bedding, Wi-Fi access, and even plush robes. […]

Featured, Ideas

Helping Hand


Windsor GC raised money to buy golf club sets for kids whose clubs were lost in the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, and has since given 12 sets to kids in need. The wildfires in Northern California in October 2017 destroyed at least 245,000 acres and 8,900 buildings. Once the blazes were under control, residents […]

Course & Grounds, Featured

Ready, Set, Go


A carefully considered plan of action is critical to achieving first-rate results for golf course renovation or restoration projects. First of a two-part article Whether a golf course renovation project involves a comprehensive renovation of an entire course (or two), restoring a property to its past grandeur, or overhauling a specific golf course feature such […]

Chef to Chef, Featured

From Top Gun to Top Chef


After four years in the Air Force that included flying combat missions during two tours in Afghanistan, Ryan Daniels has brought a new sense of teamwork and an attention to detail to the kitchens of Fiddlesticks CC. Along Florida’s Southwest Coast lies Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. Fiddlesticks is a residential community featuring a […]

Featured, Golf, Recreation & Fitness

Taking a Swing


Though tennis will always be a standard club amenity, racquet sport variations are catching on as complementary offerings. At the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum in August 2017, Kurt Kamperman, the United State Tennis Association’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis and USTA National Campus, stated that “we live in a sedentary society,” in which […]

Design Snapshot, Featured

Keeping the Party Going


As part of a project to help boost its wedding business, VIP Country Club now offers 600, a flexible lounge suited for post-nuptial after-parties. Late last year, VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y., took steps toward creating a wedding venue that would stand out to betrothed couples as they comb through a seemingly endless […]