The Fair Oaks, Calif., property will overhaul its greens and bunkers for the first time in its 63-year history. The updated golf course, which will feature temporary greens during the construction process, is expected to open in early 2018.
The Club Managers Association of America’s CCE designation is meant to augment the Certified Club Manager designation, and was developed to recognize those who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club.
As part of a new program, the Phoenix-based golf club manufacturer is citing “Authorized PING Fitters who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom-fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.” The first list of honorees includes many country clubs and courses from across the country.
A recruit-and-reward program at Rancho Murieta (Calif.) yielded “extraordinary” results, according to GM Arnold Billingsley. Del Paso CC and Granite Bay GC also reported gains from lowered initiation fees and other “proactive tactics” needed to help pull their properties out of five-year slides.