The Newnan, Ga.-based Sequoia has added Mill Creek (Wash.) CC to its portfolio, which features an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson and club dining and private event facilities in a mountain setting. The city of Tamarac (Fla.) selected Billy Casper Golf to take over operations of the 36-hole, daily-free Colony West CC, which has been closed since late August.
Sequoia Golf has expanded its network for the first time into the Pacific Northwest with the addition of its latest club, Mill Creek (Wash.) Country Club.
“We chose Sequoia because we believe they have a long-term interest in making Mill Creek Country Club a successful member-owned club,” said Paul Clampitt, President of Mill Creek’s Board of Trustees.
Complemented by the club’s namesake Mill Creek which winds through the property, Mill Creek Country Club features 18 holes of championship golf designed by Ted Robinson as well as club dining and private event facilities in a picturesque mountain setting.
Through the management agreement, which began on September 16, Sequoia will work to increase the value of club memberships and the overall quality of the member experience. Part of Sequoia’s member services is its PlayAway program, which gives Mill Creek members access to its network of 450 private and resort clubs across North America.
“It is an exciting time for Sequoia, and expansion into a new market as a managing partner will enhance our offerings to the members of Mill Creek and the Sequoia network alike,” said Joe Guerra, President and CEO of Sequoia Golf. “We’re fortunate for this opportunity and feel that we will prove to be a valuable asset to the Mill Creek membership.”
Billy Casper Golf (BCG) has been selected by the City of Tamarac to manage the 36-hole Colony West Country Club in Tamarac, Fla.
At the daily-fee club, which has been closed since late August, BCG will implement an aggressive golf-course maintenance schedule toward a projected re-opening in December. The city’s goal is to restore the Championship Course to its glory when it ranked as one Golf Digest‘s “75 Best Public Courses in America” and make improvements to the Glades Course executive layout.
In addition, BCG will provide turnkey management of Colony West operations, marketing and sales, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant activities, special events and financial management.
BCG will enact its proprietary “BCGreen” initiative at Colony West to conserve, protect and enhance the environment, while also enrolling the course in the Audubon International “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” program.
“Well known as one of the best public courses in South Florida, Colony West is poised for resurgence under Billy Casper Golf management,” says Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of BCG. “Golfers will realize the difference in the short- and long-term.”
Opened in 1971, Colony West offers the par 71 Championship Course and the executive-length, par 65 Glades Course. Both were designed by Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin.
The clubhouse includes a fully stocked pro shop and grill room dining, making Colony West a natural setting for corporate outings, meetings and other social events.