In addition to introducing caddie programs, projects include clubhouse renovations and constructions, cottage constructions, new maintenance facilities, on-course comfort stations, bunker renovations, the construction of a TrackMan performance center, new maintenance equipment fleets, golf cart fleet upgrades, and more.
The past three months have been busy for Dormie Network. In mid-January, Dormie Network finalized its acquisition of Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Located just outside Atlantic City, Hidden Creek opened in 2002.
On the heels of Dormie Network’s August 2018 purchase of Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind.–the top-rated course in the Hoosier State–Hidden Creek becomes the sixth golf club in the network’s national portfolio.
The Nebraska-based Dormie Network also includes Dormie Club (Pinehurst, North Carolina), Ballyhack Golf Club (Roanoke, Virginia), ArborLinks (Nebraska City, Nebraska), and Briggs Ranch Golf Club (San Antonio, Texas).
The Web.com Tour recently announced that the Dormie Network Classic at Briggs Ranch—a new tournament set to debut on the Tour’s annual schedule in 2019—will be conducted April 22 through 28, with 156 players competing for a $550,000 purse.
The announcement marks the Web.com Tour’s second partnership with Dormie Network. Late last year, the Web.com Tour announced a 10-year agreement for Victoria National Golf Club to serve as host venue for the Web.com Tour Championship through 2028. The newly named Web.com Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance will be contested August 30 through September 2, with the final round set for Labor Day.
“Dormie Network is honored to host the Web.com Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance at Victoria National,” said Dormie Network President Zach Peed. “We expect the course will provide a test worthy of this prestigious tournament and are confident the event will be a success for the Tour, as well as the Evansville community, for years to come.”
Dormie Network also recently announced a partnership with CaddieNow to improve and create caddie programs at all Dormie Network golf clubs. The alliance supports Dormie Network’s commitment to providing a pure golf experience by offering premier caddie services nationwide.
The network’s caddie program will be consistent yet honed to each club’s specific needs. CaddieNow will provide a caddie management platform at each course to support the caddies and facilitate bookings, ratings, and a premium member experience overall.
CaddieNow will support existing caddie programs at two Dormie Network clubs (Victoria National and Hidden Creek) and launch new caddie programs at the other four. are operating existing caddie programs.
Dormie Network also continues to invest in every club in the network by way of millions of dollars in capital improvement projects currently underway or in the planning stages. Projects include clubhouse renovations and constructions, cottage constructions, new maintenance facilities, on-course comfort stations, bunker renovations, the construction of a state-of-the-art TrackMan performance center, new maintenance equipment fleets, golf cart fleet upgrades, and more.
Dormie Network is adding cottages at Victoria National that will double the club’s current accommodations capacity. ArborLinks is currently undergoing a clubhouse expansion including the addition of a wine cellar, added accommodations, and a new comfort station on the golf course.
At the Dormie Club, Dormie Network is planning construction of a new clubhouse and maintenance facility as well as new accommodations perched at ideal locations around the club’s Coore-and-Crenshaw-designed golf course. At Briggs Ranch, which features a Fazio-designed golf course that opened in 2001, Dormie Network is constructing on-site lodging in the form of a half-dozen new casitas, as well as a state-of-the-art TrackMan performance center. Both will debut in 2019.
Ballyhack offers a full-service, 11,500-square-foot clubhouse, a restaurant, outdoor dining spaces and on-site cottage accommodations with 28 master suites. Dormie Network constructed four new member cottages at Ballyhack, as well as a state-of-the-art maintenance facility.
“Our national membership is an unmatched offering for the avid golfer,” said Peed. “We carry no debt and do not charge assessments. It’s not a reciprocal play arrangement. Every member is a full member at all clubs with unlimited play and no catches like cart fees or food minimums. Dormie Network is first and foremost about the experience members and guests have at our clubs. Consistently exceptional service is paramount.”