Making Room for Banquets

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For many clubs and resorts, kitchen renovations often end up on the back burner. It’s not that an efficient, top-of-the-line kitchen isn’t nice to have; it’s just that when there isn’t enough money to go around, resources tend to be distributed to the areas that are most visible to members and guests. As a result, […]

Decked Out

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When the Country Club of Terre Haute in Terre Haute, Ind., learned that its 67-year-old pool needed immediate replacement, club officials didn’t see the situation as a hassle. Instead, they saw an opportunity to put a fresh look on the club’s al fresco areas. “During the process of designing the pool, we asked our landscape […]


An Inspiring “Comeback” at California’s Quail Lodge

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At first it's a bit hard to fathom just how far an exclusive resort property in California's picturesque Carmel Valley, where nightly room rates start at $225 and top out at $825, must have fallen off its game before it could then earn recognition as "U.S. Comeback Hotel of the Year" from a leading travel […]


Not So Extreme Makeovers

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For some clubs, space and size limitations pose challenges to dining versatility. Yet when members book an event at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt, Colo., Karen Baxter, Food and Beverage Director, focuses on meeting their needs regardless of the event's size. Admittedly, finding enough space can be difficult to say the least. "Some clubs […]


Feeling the Burn

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As with other parts of club and resort operations, the growing trend with fitness centers is to make more things available to more people, in line with the changing demographics of both existing and new club members. In the fitness area, that means going well beyond setting up second-hand equipment in a spare room, and […]