March 2018

Ready, Set, Go

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A carefully considered plan of action is critical to achieving first-rate results for golf course renovation or restoration projects. First of a two-part article Whether a golf course renovation project involves a comprehensive renovation of an entire course (or two), restoring a property to its past grandeur, or overhauling a specific golf course feature such […]

Chef to Chef, Featured

From Top Gun to Top Chef

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After four years in the Air Force that included flying combat missions during two tours in Afghanistan, Ryan Daniels has brought a new sense of teamwork and an attention to detail to the kitchens of Fiddlesticks CC. Along Florida’s Southwest Coast lies Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. Fiddlesticks is a residential community featuring a […]


Featured, Golf, Recreation & Fitness

Taking a Swing

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Though tennis will always be a standard club amenity, racquet sport variations are catching on as complementary offerings. At the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum in August 2017, Kurt Kamperman, the United State Tennis Association’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis and USTA National Campus, stated that “we live in a sedentary society,” in which […]


Design Snapshot, Featured

Keeping the Party Going

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As part of a project to help boost its wedding business, VIP Country Club now offers 600, a flexible lounge suited for post-nuptial after-parties. Late last year, VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y., took steps toward creating a wedding venue that would stand out to betrothed couples as they comb through a seemingly endless […]


Recipe Exchange

Alaskan Halibut

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Alaskan Halibut with Purple Forbidden Rice, Crispy Endive, and Sweet and Sour Kumquat Jam Submitted by Ryan Daniels, Executive Chef, Fiddlesticks Country Club, Naples, Fla. Yield: 4 servings 4 7-oz. halibut filets For the Purple Forbidden Rice: 1 garlic clove (minced) 1/2 shallot (minced) ½ tbsp. ginger (minced) ½ jalapeno (minced) 1 stalk celery (minced) […]


Recipe Exchange

Coffee-Crusted Venison Loin

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Coffee-Crusted Venison Loin with Crispy Polenta, Chicory and Chocolate Venison Jus Submitted by Ryan Daniels, Executive Chef, Fiddlesticks Country Club, Fort Myers, Fla. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 4 6-oz. venison loin For the Coffee Crust: 3 tbsp. coffee grounds 1 tbsp. light brown sugar 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper ½ tsp. […]