People in the News

By | November 20, 2006

Clubs and Resorts James H. Schiff was recently named Director of Finance at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, Santa Fe, N.M. A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry and Albuquerque native, Schiff has held the designation of Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive since 1991. He attended the University of New Mexico and is a Graduate […]

Rounds Remain Up Year-to-Date

By | November 20, 2006

 Same-store rounds played are up 0.9% for the year, even though another decline was recorded in September (down 2.3%). The Gulf Coast had the highest increase, no doubt due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which hit last year on Aug. 29 and Sept. 24, respectively.


Business.gov Relaunches Site

By | November 1, 2006

One of the greatest challenges businesses face in dealing with the U.S. government is the large number of different agencies they must work with—each with its own set of regulations. Business.gov (www.business.gov), the official business link to the U.S. government, re-launched in October to aggregate cross-agency compliance information, federal forms and government compliance contacts. State […]


Bandon Dunes Announces Fourth Course

By | November 1, 2006

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. (C&RB, September 2005), has unveiled plans for a fourth course, which is expected to open in July 2010. The new course—to be designed by architect Tom Doak and his design partner, Jim Urbina—will go by the name Old Macdonald, a nod to legendary course designer C.B. Macdonald. The […]


KSL Capital Partners to Acquire ClubCorp

By | November 1, 2006

  Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas KSL Resorts, which owns and operates some of the most well-known vacation retreats in the world, will add two legendary resorts to its portfolio—The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., and Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas—through the acquisition announced last month of ClubCorp, Inc. […]


Golf Graduates

By | November 1, 2006

A Chinese university is requiring students in business administration, law, economics and computer technology to take golf lessons to prepare them for a business world where deals are made on the links, the state news agency reported last month. Xiamen University’s golf range will debut on campus by the end of this year. “The aim […]