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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Making Risk Your Business

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First the good news: Even after all the physical hammerings that club properties took from weather-related causes over the past year, nothing appears to have left a permanently damaging mark, at least where catastrophic insurance coverage is concerned. Certainly, as clubs gear up for another cycle of insurance renewals, carriers specializing in the field say […]


What Every Club Can Learn From Orange County National

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  Believe it or not, there's a golf club in Florida, Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge (OCN), that doesn't have a single house or condo on the property— and never will. This is even harder to believe when you learn that the OCN property spreads over 920 acres of some of central Florida's […]


State of the Industry Report: Half-Empty or Half-Full?

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Research Assistance by Anthony C. Zecca, Jr. and Alexis Crawford All Graphs Courtesy of McMahon Group, Inc.     Throughout the year, the headlines have rolled in steadily from all over the country, like new precinct reports adding more negative totals to a landslide election defeat. From Boston: Country Clubs Hunt for Members From the […]