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Charting a Steady Course at Catawba Island Club

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To the uninitiated (landlocked) segment of the club and resort fraternity, managing a “boat club” might seem to be primarily a matter of avoiding accidents and traffic jams in the harbor, with maybe some par-3 holes and a sandwich-and-beer stand available for members after they’ve grown tired of being on the water. Unfortunately, with more […]


History in the Remaking at Oakmont CC

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Oakmont Country Club At A Glance Year Established: 1903 Number of Members: 400 golf (800 total) Number of Employees: 87 fulltime, 65 part-time; 250 at peak including summer help Clubhouse Size: 62,000 sq. ft. Annual Golf Rounds: 22,000 Annual F&B Sales: $2 million CFO/Controller: Jim Springborn Executive Chef: Tom Pepka General Manager: Tom Wallace Grounds […]


La Costa Starts a New Life at 40

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and Doran Twer, Contributing Editor LaCosta Resort & Spa At A Glance Year Opened: 1965 Clubhouse: 160,000 sq. ft. Guestrooms: 474 Athletic Club: 8,000 sq. ft. Spa: 43,000 sq. ft. Number of Golf Members: 390 Total Golf Rounds/Year: 60,000 Director of Golf: Desi Howe Director of Marketing: Denise Chapman Director of Membership: Bill Meyer Director […]


Leases You Can Bank On

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The lines between banking, financing and insurance have become quite blurred in recent years, but there’s one aspect of all three businesses where there’s never been any distinction at all: In all of them, the tough times are when you really find out if you have a true partner. Clubs and resort properties affected by […]


Breaking the Chains at the Marco Island Marriott

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Marco Island Marriott At A Glance Ballroom: 10,000 sq. ft. Spa: 24,000 sq. ft. Golf Shop: 2,000 sq. ft. Director of Event Management: Laurie Flynn Director of Food & Beverage: Steve Lipschutz Director of Golf: Chris Major Director Hotel Technology: Kelly Vaughn Director of Recreation: Melinda McCown Director of Sales & Marketing: Bob Pfeffer Executive […]


Making Families a Tradition at The Country Club of Mobile

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The Country Club of Mobile at a Glance Year Established: 1899 Number of Members: 1,300 (450 golf) Employees: 122 Full-time, 63 Seasonal Clubhouse Size: 100,000 sq. ft. Fitness Center: 25,000 sq. ft. Pro Shop Size: 800 sq. ft. Annual Revenues: $8 Million Number of Golf Rounds Played, 2005: 24,000 (approx. the same as 2004) F&B […]