Articles

Form Follows Function

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The back of the house is being brought front and center as clubs fuse style and technology with practical operations and renovate their kitchens before members’ watchful eyes. By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor For club kitchens, a functional space that allows the culinary staff to perform to the best of its ability is a priority. […]


Signature Citrus

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A signature cocktail can define what a club is all about. Chris Coulter, General Manager of Bald Peak Colony Club in Melvin Village, N.H., shares the legacy of the “Rum Jumbie,” perfected by head bartender Tom Nevis. By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor   Q. Tell us about the “Rum Jumbie.” How was it conceived? A. […]


Land of Plenty

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With plentiful natural resources, including ranch-raised USDA beef, local produce and a robust wine region, Greenhorn Creek Resort and CAMPS Restaurant appeal to locals, members and tourists to keep the rural destination bustling. By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor Greenhorn Creek Resort, in the heart of Sierra Nevada Gold Country in Angels Camp, Calif., has what […]


Sipping Through Summer

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Whether it’s fresh and fruity or dry and earthy, club members love an innovative summer cocktail. We asked Sarah Joy, Service Director at The Club at Crested Butte in Crested Butte, Colo., to share one of her summer wine cocktail recipes and insights on what inspires her creations. The Club Cooler ½ oz. fresh cucumber […]


Happy Campers

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Programs at clubs across the country are helping kids (and parents) while away the dog days of summer through engaging activities and lessons in nutrition and health. By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor Clubs aren’t just for golfing dads anymore—they’re appealing to the whole family through social memberships, fitness centers and swimming instruction. But with school […]


Open-Market Season

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By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor Some clubs inadvertently hide in plain sight; when that’s the case, a little community exposure can go a long way. Tucked at the end of a dead-end street in Flushing, N.Y., facing Little Neck Bay, Bay Terrace Country Club has been one of those under-the-radar clubs for most of its […]