St. Andrews CC Sees Boost in Home Sales

By | January 23, 2018

In the past three years, the Boca Raton, Fla., club has reported over 150 homes sold, with the club’s overall member age now averaging at 60. The facility is undergoing a $25 million improvement plan, including a new spa building that is expected to open in spring 2018. Over the past three years, St. Andrews […]


Polluted Soil May Stymie Woodmont CC Development

By | January 15, 2018

A “hellacious” amount of dirt (60,000 cubic yards) has piled up at the Tamarac, Fla. property, which sold 44 acres for development last year. And because it’s been determined that the soil is contaminated with chemicals, the city says it either needs to trucked off site or mixed with sufficiently clean soil before being reused. Woodmont’s owner, blaming setbacks from Hurricane Irma, says remediation is being completed “step by step.”


Decision on New Palm Beach Private Club Delayed Again

By | January 15, 2018

Michael Bickford, a resident of the tony Florida city, wants to open a club similar to exclusive London private clubs such as Annabel’s and 5 Hertford Street. He provided requested documents regarding traffic arrangements, but a Town Council vote was still delayed because some members felt more information is needed about noise, hours of operation and the club’s attendance capacity. Some Palm Beach residents have expressed concern that the club would turn the streets around the proposed location “into a parking lot,” but supporters say it’s a better alternative than restaurants, because members would be vetted and more familiar with the area.


Creating a Vision

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The new Golf Shoppe at Boca West CC took inspiration from high-end department stores, offering lifestyle brands in a sophisticated setting. Years ago, golf shops at clubs and resorts around the country were mostly functional spaces, carrying golf clubs, shoes and a hodgepodge of assorted golf accessories. But today, the golf shop is taking on […]


Architects Clamor to Design Boca National GC

By | December 28, 2017

Fifteen golf course design firms, including Arnold Palmer Design Company, Greg Norman, and Nicklaus Design, have submitted requests to partner with the Boca Raton, Fla., park district to design a 27-hole golf course that the district will buy for $24 million. Many proposals for the former Ocean Breeze Golf Club property include plans for an […]


Preparing for “Action”

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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.