A third-floor fire started by a plastic Christmas tree required the club, which traces its history to 1885, to relocate to a temporary location at a former restaurant in town for over two years while $18 million in renovations were made. Improvements in the restored building include a new deck and extended bars with water…
The project will keep the 50-year-old Crownsville, Md. property, which is now owned by Anne Arundel (Md.) County and managed by Billy Casper Golf, closed until the spring of 2020. Planned improvements include a new clubhouse, new bentgrass greens, a new short-game practice area, an expanded driving range, a creek restoration, a new double-row irrigation…
Thirty-eight club management professionals have achieved the CCM designation after completing the required course of study and training and demonstrating a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.
The facility’s clubhouse was gutted by fire last December, and a new, “nearly identical” clubhouse is being built, with construction set to begin in 2017 and be complete by 2018. Some members have stepped forward to help pay for replacements of sailing and boating trophies lost in the fire through an “adopt-a-trophy” program the club organized.
As the city of Annapolis, Md. and Anne Arundel (Md.) County try to negotiate the sale of the Crownsville, Md., course, a clause in a half-century-old lease has come to light which indicates that the county, which wants to buy the course from the city and has cited its disrepair in making a bid of $3.1 million, has always been responsible for its upkeep.
Anne Arundel County has shared responsibility for the Crownsville, Md., property with the City of Annapolis, Md., for nearly 50 years, and has allotted $3.3 million in the 2017 budget to buy the aging golf course. The city and county have evenly split maintenance costs and profits for the 18-hole, 6,500-yard course since 1966, which nets about $300,000 annually.
The 4.34-acre expansion would include a pool and deck as part of a family activity center, as well as an outdoor restaurant, fitness center, administrative office space, a junior fleet program and a sailing center. The club has been developing the project for about 10 months, but some residents say the expansion could cause traffic and parking issues.
The Key School bought the nine-hole golf course for $1.5 million and plans to build three athletic fields, eight tennis courts, a baseball diamond, a 1.7-mile nature trail, a pool and a maintenance facility on the property, leaving 44 acres untouched. The 85-year-old golf course will close September 29.