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A variety of properties have initiated innovative, ongoing programs to successfully draw in new players from beyond golf’s traditional demographic profiles.


Glacier Club Moves Into Next Expansion Phase

By | August 4, 2015

The Durango, Colo. property will use acreage acquired through a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service to create a new 18-hole private Glacier Course, a Hale Irwin-Todd Schoeder Signature Design that will open in the spring of 2017. Two existing nine-hole courses will be combined into the daily-fee Cliffs Course as part of the plan.


ClubCorp Gets Bullish Endorsement from Barron’s

By | June 29, 2015

“With a balance sheet in good shape,” the weekly financial publication wrote in a “Sizing Up Small Caps” article, “there’s no reason to doubt that [ClubCorp CEO Eric Affeldt] can keep hitting it straight down the fairway.”


Centre Club to Undergo $1.8M Reinvention

By | June 18, 2015

The ClubCorp property in Tampa, Fla., will renovate its 14,000-sq. ft. space on top of the Urban Centre Towers, and also develop a new logo and brand imaging, with redesigned staff uniforms and an updated menu.


ClubCorp’s Affeldt Appears on “Mad Money”

By | May 22, 2015

ClubCorp’s record first-quarter results caught the attention of Jim Cramer, host of the popular CNN show, and prompted him to do a segment on the investment potential of “Playgrounds for the Wealthier” that included an interview with the management firm’s CEO.