August 2018

Clubs in a Full-Employment Economy

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First, the good news. The booming economy means that the demographic that would join a club will have more disposable income, and membership may actually grow. Every economic indicator says it will. Now, the challenges. First and foremost will be hiring and staffing. With an economy that has more jobs available than people to fill […]

Club/Resort Features, Editor’s Memo, EDITOR’S MEMO

Pay Attention

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When online publications go fishing with “click bait” (which helps them reel in readers, and thus advertising), they’re no different than the old anglers you see with lines hanging off a bridge—when they find something that works, they keep using it. That’s why everyone in the club business should be aware of a troubling new […]


Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.
Club/Resort Features

Farmington CC’s Formula for Ever-Forward Thinking

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The management and operations team at the Charlottesville, Va. property has found innovative ways to keep an eye to the future while preserving their club’s unique ties to history. With many clubs now reaching historic milestones that coincide with the arrival and spread of golf and country clubs throughout the U.S. from the late 1800s […]


The new display kitchen for Toscana CC’s La Cucina restaurant.
Club/Resort Features, Design & Renovation

Fine Lines

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Expanded and redesigned kitchens are cooking up good business, as clubs increase their F&B margins while bringing new efficiencies to their food-preparation processes. Outfitting a club or resort kitchen is a tall order, and one that calls for an approach to laying out the space with an eye toward efficiency for both chefs and servers. […]


Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz.
Club/Resort Features, Course & Grounds

A Course of Action

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Golf course superintendents can rely on their experience and expertise, coupled with the know-how of others in the industry, to lead successful implementation of renovation and restoration projects. Second in a two-part series It’s one thing to make plans. It’s another to implement them. Just ask any superintendent who is overseeing a major golf course […]


When today’s on-the-go members and guests get hungry, they don’t always want to stop for a sit-down meal. So club chefs are putting a wide selection of grab-and-go meals and snacks in disposable cups, bowls and wraps—and even making and packaging their own brands of energy bars—to provide plenty of tempting, and healthful, portable fare.
Club/Resort Features, Food & Beverage

Handier Than Ever

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After seeing how members of St. Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair, Pa., liked to grab trail-mix bars to get a boost of energy on the golf course, Executive Chef Shawn Culp felt that he could make a more nutritious and better-tasting bar to help curb their hunger pangs. Since its introduction in June, […]