Private Club Benchmarks Used to Double Municipal Course Rates in Amarillo, Texas

By | September 18, 2017

An original proposal for the first rate increases at the city’s four courses since 2008 would have tripled prices, to put them on par with those at Tascosa Golf Club and Amarillo Country Club. But a compromise was then adopted by the City Council, which feels the quality of its courses justifies the hike, even with declining play and cost-recovery rates.


Making an Impression at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

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As the newly appointed Executive Chef of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Colby Newman is learning about his new staff, their skills and capabilities, as well as his members and their likes and dislikes. When I was young, it was easy to pack up the few things I owned and venture somewhere new. I was eager […]


Why Club Chefs Are Not Sell-Outs

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Colby Newman, Executive Chef of Amarillo (Texas) Country Club, has found that being a club chef is more challenging and rewarding than being a restaurant chef. Most culinary students dream of working in a Michelin Star or James Beard award-winning restaurant once they graduate. I certainly did. Never did I think or even consider becoming […]


How a Guest Chef Taught, Inspired, and Motivated Us

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Amarillo (Texas) CC’s Executive Chef invited Chef Martín Rios, of Restaurant Martín, to the club for its first ever Guest Chef Dinner. The experience was so valuable for that the club has decided to continue the series with more chefs from around the country. As I’ve said in the past, Amarillo is not necessarily an ideal […]


Making a Name for Amarillo Beyond the Club

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By collaborating more with local chefs, Amarillo (Texas) Country Club’s Executive Chef, Colby Newman, hopes to help grow the local culinary scene. When people think of Amarillo, Texas, there are a few things that come to mind. Palo Duro Canyon is one. The cattle and their “smell of money” that fills our city is another. […]


Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

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Ingredients: 1 lbs. Chicken breast, sliced thin 1 EA Red Bell Pepper, julienne 1 EA Green Bell Pepper, julienne 1 EA Yellow onion, julienne 1 Cup Green Onion, chopped (green and white parts) 1 Tbsp. Ginger, minced 1 Tbsp. Garlic, minced 3-4 EA Dried Chili Peppers (optional) 1 Tbsp. Sugar 1 tsp. Chili Paste 1 […]