Bill Jankowski, General Manager of Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md. says each new season is an opportunity to implement new employee training, make improvements to the employee onboarding process, and educate the team on the latest and greatest private club best practices and industry trends.
‘Birds and Bees’—The Club at Mediterra’s Commitment to the Environment
Mediterra, a 1,700-acre, gated, master-planned community in idyllic North Naples, Fla., was the first private golf club to be awarded the Audubon Silver Sanctuary Recognition.
Racquets Industry Set to Boom: A Director’s Journey and Insights
The racquets industry is conservatively expected to grow nationally 200% over the next five years. George Laffey, Racquets Director at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass., has seen success by building a family culture where the entire family is utilizing the racquets facilities.
Springtime Means Lesson Time
Mike Cornell, Director of Instruction at Champions Run in Omaha, Neb., Scott Reilly, Head Golf Professional at Philadelphia Country Club, and Al Peterson III, Director of Golf at Field Club of Omaha in Omaha, Neb., tell Senior Editor Phil Keren that they see plenty of new golfers interested in learning the game when a new…
Rockrimmon CC Is the ‘Land of Yes’
A renovation that touched everything from dining and clubhouse aesthetics to swimming, racquets and golf has Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford, Conn. offering something for every member.
Kids’ Clubs Usher in the Next Generation of Members
Clubs are appealing to their burgeoning family memberships with spaces reserved exclusively for younger age groups.
To-Go Sales Remain Healthy After COVID
Take-out sales are not quite as high as during the peak of the pandemic, but clubs are still experiencing a lift in to-go orders.
Sports ComplexServes All at BallenIsles CC
The Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. club’s facility encompasses 9,000 sq. ft. of upstairs fitness and workout facilities, as well as dedicated pilates and indoor group exercise studios, physical therapy, health-conscious indoor and outdoor dining venues, a racquet shop, a children’s play area, locker rooms, and a full-service spa/salon.
A ‘Family First’ Fitness Model at Palo Alto Hills G&CC
Paul Koojoolian, General Manager at the Palo Alto, Calif. property, says his club — including the wellness center — operates with the family in mind. “We consciously design all our programming with the entire family in mind, from the toddler to the great-grandparent,” Koojoolian says.
The Landings Puts Emphasis on Fitness for Life
Oakridge Wellness Center (OWC) at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club in Savannah, Ga. features five large pools and 105 pieces of workout and wellness equipment. ”We want our club and our wellness operations to be an indispensable part of our members’ lives,” says Gary Lorfano, the club’s Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications.
Addison Reserve CC Garners Top Ranked Status
The Delray Beach, Fla. facility was named Club + Resort Business’s 2023 Top Ranked Fitness and Wellness Center. “At Addison Reserve, we continue to expand our fitness and wellness programming to ensure the inclusion of all our members,” says Michael J. McCarthy, CEO and General Manager. “As our membership is enjoying younger members, we are…
Bonita Bay Club Focuses on Making Fitness Fun
The Bonita Springs, Fla. club has nearly 20,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to fitness operations and a cafe that serves made-to-order salads, bowls and wraps, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, and other grab-and-go options for members and guests.
Private Clubs Take Pride in the Outside With Renovated Patios
Refreshed patios are popping up in clubs everywhere, adding a sense of permanence to outdoor setups.
Golf Training Aids Can Help Members Get Better, Faster
Matt Kilgariff, PGA Director of Player Development at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.), interviewed Brad Mason, owner of WhyGolf, to discuss ways club professionals can help their members improve their games.
Catering to the Next Generation of Private Club Members
It goes without saying that it’s a good sign to have the largest growth at the youngest levels. Today’s juniors are tomorrow’s dues-paying members.