The timing has all been good for the Crestview Hills, Ky. club this year, as new outdoor facilities, attractive incentives and an energized leadership have led to a 25 percent growth in membership and activity-filled participation through all parts of the property.
Regardless of the size or age of their maintenance buildings, golf course superintendents find that cleanliness, ample space, and accessibility help them maximize the work spaces where they start and end their days.
Bars and pubs are making themselves pandemic-proof, as they re-adjust their layouts to accommodate capacity restrictions and safe service practices.
The industry has seen an influx of golfers on the fairways, but social-distancing requirements and limited occupancy in facilities has forced properties to get creative when it comes to holding tournaments and outings.
Popular settings for both casual and upscale dining have led to new levels of success and attest to the value of long-term planning strategies and a focus on member-driven improvements at the Governors Club.
Michael Smith’s Excellence in Club Management recognition for his achievements at The Country Club of Rochester also serves as well-timed affirmation for the legacy he shares with his mother, Mary Smith, as she completes an equally distinguished career at the Rochester Yacht Club.
The size of the field and the amount of money raised for charity has grown each year in the five-year history of Hamburg, N.Y. club’s 100-hole, walking golf marathon. This year’s participants included a 13-year-old.
Once carrying my bag becomes more of a burden than a pleasure, I’ll gladly strap it to a pushcart and stroll the course with pride.
Branding isn’t just for cattle anymore. But just as a rancher brands cows to show ownership, managers should own, nurture and care for their club, and claim it appropriately with a consistent and well-defined brand that goes beyond mission statements and vision, to state who you are and why you do what you do.
The latest irrigation technology helps golf course superintendents save water, time and money.
The explosion of pickleball and continued steady growth in traditional tennis is driving the need for more efficiently designed and full-service racquet facilities.
The pandemic has made club members crave comfort foods more than ever, and chefs are responding by providing feel-good favorites for indoor, outdoor and takeout dining.
Since becoming Head Golf Professional at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio earlier this year, Jason Marciniec has hosted PGA Tour events during back-to-back weeks and maintained the highest standards of his boss, Jack Nicklaus.
The Newton, N.J. club has been the home course for two high schools’ golf teams in its area, but after the pandemic shut down this year’s spring season, it opened its course so players from nine area schools could play at no charge throughout July and August.
Like The Pacific-Union Club itself, what Tom Gaston has seen and experienced through the years prepared him well for putting the pandemic in proper perspective. His response to this latest challenge has also reaffirmed his selection as an Excellence in Club Management recipient.