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November 2017 - Club and Resort Business

A New Club for the New South

Injecting energy into its facilities, amenities and membership mix has kept 122-year-old Greenville (S.C.) CC in step with the transformation of its namesake city.

Disruption

Few think that Topgolf is a threat to the traditional golf club because the experience is so different. But it touches golf, and it has the potential to be disruptive—or to help grow the game.

Preparing for “Action”

Short of having Shakespeare’s wish to “kill all the lawyers” finally come true, club-related lawsuits are now an unfortunate part of the business that managers should be prepared to deal with.

Untangling the Web

Discerning members and guests expect club websites to be more than just functional—they must also be attractive extensions of the properties themselves.

Sellout Performers

Some of the most valuable members of properties’ golf staffs have nothing to do with playing the game—but plenty to do with maximizing the sales power of the pro shop.

A New Branch of Service

In addition to the turfgrass that provides top-notch playing conditions, golf course superintendents have seen regular tree care take root as an important part of their maintenance strategies and routines.

Playing Outside

Properties are moving activity out of the clubhouse by creating innovative outdoor recreational amenities.

Providing Real Comfort

For some diners, “comfort food” can be homestyle meatloaf or chicken pot pie, while others may get especially warm feelings from an upscaled pot roast or fried okra Caesar salad. Club and resort chefs around the country are expanding how they define, and serve, the dishes that can make a deep-down connection with members and guests.

On the Brighter Side

After nearly 20 years, Cape Cod National Golf Club refreshed its main dining room to create the contemporary, versatile space the club needs.

Crab-Stuffed Mountain Trout with Preserved Lemon, Corn and Lobster Succotash

Crab-Stuffed Mountain Trout with Preserved Lemon, Corn and Lobster Succotash Submitted by Shelley Cooper, Executive Chef, Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro, Townsend, Tenn. Yield:...

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