Newspaper publisher and resort operator Doug Manchester will join the golf professional in buying the three-course club in Santa Fe, Calif. from its 400 members, if approval is secured at September 9th’s annual meeting.
A variety of water-saving measures implemented under the direction of Superintendent Pat Smyth has dropped consumption by 400,000 gallons a day since June. “We’re giving our guests a glimpse of how golf courses may routinely look a bit more ‘brown,’ “ says General Manager Rick Morgan.
The alliance with what is thought to be the largest gated community in the U.S. includes management services for eight golf courses.
Sinnissippi GC, a nine-hole municipal, has retained the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status it was first awarded in 2011.
Improvements to the clubhouse and course were completed just in time for the club in Washington state to host its tenth Boeing Classic. Three new dining spaces were added and new drainage was built into the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
The inaugural Coates Golf Championship, to be played in late January at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, will mark the first time in 13 years that the women’s professional tour will start in the Sunshine State.
Scott Schmidtberger, who died earlier this year at age 37, was honored at Stoneybrook West Golf Club, another Celebration Golf property. Schmidtberger had been an Assistant Manager at Stoneybrook West before being promoted to the GM position at Legends G&CC, in Clermont, Fla.
A 26-acre, nine-hole course in a “gritty” part of town previously known only for illicit activity is now being used for an introductory golf program that then allows those who go through it to pay just $1 to hit balls and play rounds until they are 18.
The usual suspects—Augusta, Pine Valley, St. Andrews—and several courses on Long Island were among those most frequently mentioned when close to 100 pros were asked to name the courses they hadn’t yet visited but would most like to play.
After it became all too clear that members weren’t holding the club in high regard, The Gallery GC took aggressive steps to put a better image on permanent display.
Ten months after The Mosaic Company unveiled two unique golf courses shaped from an old phosphate mine in central Florida, it’s now preparing to open a 216-room lodge and present the property to the world.
Residents who live near the San Diego course want to deny a developer the right to build houses on former golf course, and have submitted enough valid signatures to have the City Council decide on the matter.
August 20 will be the last day that golf course superintendents can apply to attend the four-day program, to be held Dec. 9-12 in Winston-Salem, N.C., in conjunction with the Wake Forest University Schoool of Business.
Following the announcement earlier this year that Kevin Carroll would succeed long-time General Manager Chris Borders upon his retirement, the club that will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship and also hosted U.S. Open and PGA Championship tournaments has added Peter Lovelace as Club Manager, Erica Smith as Membership Director and Lisa Henderson as Catering Director.
A Wall Street Journal profile highlighted Bob Griffioen and his efforts to make golf shorter, more affordable and more fun through a flexible greens fee and multiple “loop” setup at the Island Hills course in Centreville, Mich.