Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock, N.C., has taken canine hospitality to special levels with its new Grover’s Park.
The Fountain Hills, Ariz., property regrassed and expanded putting surfaces, redesigned bunkers, and upgraded the practice facility, adding 14,000-sq. ft. of teeing space.
The management company is planning to link its Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort properties in Park City, Utah, combining them into one and installing a new two-way gondola to transport guests between lifts at the properties, a new restaurant, and infrastructure upgrades.
The golf course is expected to lose $89,000 this year, which is $10,000 more than originally budgeted. While residents want to do “whatever it takes” to keep the golf course operating, the Clinton County Commissioner President said the money could be better spent elsewhere.
The city golf courses in Hamilton, Ontario plan to remove 1,000 dead and diseased ash trees in small sections over the next three years. On all three golf properties, it was found that approximately 30% of ash trees were already dead.
The new carts at Cherokee Run in Conyers, Ga., feature an electronic management system allowing the clubhouse to track, control, and contact golfers on the course. Braemar GC in Edina, Minn., has added Golf Skate Caddies, which look similar to Segways and electric skateboards in that they’re electric and designed for a single rider.
Two men have been working for eight years to raise $14 million to restore the 100-year-old municipal golf course in West Philadelphia and showcase the area’s history. Most of the money has been raised, primarily through private donors, but construction could still take years to begin.
The Falmouth, Mass., property spent $2 million on renovations to the building 10 years ago, but has opted to demolish and rebuild the structure, which was built in 1921, with new fire hydrants, improved access for emergency vehicles, and increased lighting along the driveway.
The property reported that four golf course flags and three practice green flags were stolen overnight, while two tee markers were “trashed,” and hundreds of holes were stabbed through the greens on six holes.
The planned Tuscaloosa, Ala., property is proposing a membership package that includes locked-in game-day reservations and transportation services to University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide home games for seven years, as well as other perks.