June 2018

Pulling Together

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To keep kids and families engaged with its 4th of July celebration, River Oaks Country Club organized a race for which participants made their own boats, using just cardboard and duct tape. Like most modern clubs, the members of River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas are skewing younger and younger, with more families joining […]

Featured, Ideas, Membership/Marketing

The Club That Plays Together…

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The annual employee-member golf tournament at Lords Valley Country Club has helped to form closer relationships and understanding through spirited but friendly competition. Member-member and member-guest tournaments are common occurrences at golf course properties. The staff at Lords Valley (Pa.) Country Club, however, has added a different spin to its tournament lineup. Since 2016, Lords Valley […]


Course & Grounds, Featured, Ideas

Getting in Line

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Asking golfers to make divots in a linear pattern while using the driving range at Farmington Country Club has reduced the amount of time needed, and the amount of material required, for repairing the turf in the club’s practice areas. No matter how much they love the game, most golfers can’t play like professionals. But […]


Course & Grounds, Featured, Ideas

Letting Nature Take the Course

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After earning certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Paradise Valley Country Club now holds an annual Audubon Day event to educate members and their children on the importance of protecting natural resources. Sometimes, it only takes a short while to make a longlasting impression on the next generation. Just ask the folks at Paradise […]


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Sweet Revenge

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Sun City Hilton Head hosts an annual “Superintendent’s Revenge” event, including unusual obstacles on every hole. And you thought it was hard to get a Masters Tournament badge. At Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, S.C., a chance to tee it up for the annual “Superintendent’s Revenge” event is on par with trying to gain […]


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Up to Code

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The CC of Virginia created a Youth Code of Conduct—a community-based set of expectations, rather than a list of rules and consequences, to guide behavior through recognition and positive reinforcement. As clubs continue to become more family-oriented with a greater emphasis on youth programming, it’s also become more important to find effective ways to communicate […]