The new display kitchen for Toscana CC’s La Cucina restaurant.

Fine Lines


Expanded and redesigned kitchens are cooking up good business, as clubs increase their F&B margins while bringing new efficiencies to their food-preparation processes. Outfitting a club or resort kitchen is a tall order, and one that calls for an approach to laying out the space with an eye toward efficiency for both chefs and servers. […]

Class Acts


New golf instructional facilities with the latest and greatest teaching tools- plus appealing extra features that make students happy to come to school- are getting high marks at clubs across the country. As members look to improve their handicaps on the golf course, clubs are heeding the call for instructional spaces that can be outfitted […]

Guess Where We’re Going to Dinner?


Old Town Club created an intriguing dinner event that mirrors trendy “pop-up” retail shops and restaurants. The element of surprise was on the menu for the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, N.C., during a recent series of “pop-up” supper clubs. Inspired by the growing trend of setting up limited-run retail shops and dining experiences in […]

Works of Art


Hamilton Club created a series of dinner and reception events to showcase a local artist’s work to club members and fellow art collectors. Paying tribute to a local artist can help to build camaraderie among art-loving members. Last January, the Hamilton Club in Lancaster, Pa., showcased member-owned paintings by David Brumbach during a special exhibition […]

From Land to Sea


Manasquan River GC enlisted a member’s dock and chartered a 45-foot pirate ship to take 35 members out to sea on the Manasquan River. When the Manasquan River Golf Club of Brielle, N.J., decided to showcase its waterfront property last summer, members and staff set sail on the high seas—or in this case, the central […]

Once-in-a-Lifetime Event


Belle Meade CC created the Solar Eclipse Garden Party with a festive atmosphere, solar-themed refreshments and commemorative eclipse-viewing glasses. When the country began making plans for last summer’s total solar eclipse, Belle Meade Country Club didn’t want to leave its membership in the dark. The Nashville, Tenn., facility had a prime viewing location, being in […]