Two Thousand Close Friends


Any large undertaking needs a blueprint for success, and the folks at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., have put together a master plan for one they now plan to hold each year. In August 2017 the property held a benefit concert, featuring country music artist Cole Swindell, on the Friday night during the PGA […]

MemberInsight Expands Industry Reach

By | June 12, 2018

The automated member survey and benchmarking tool that was introduced a year ago is now being used by 30 private club and resort properties in the U.S. and Canada to help improve both member and employee satisfaction. MemberInsight, an automated member survey and benchmarking tool that was introduced a year ago (, is now being […]


What Club Chefs ‘Knead’ to Know about Pizza


As dining skews casual and small plates remain popular, pizza is the perfect menu item to satisfy both trends. Pizza has an eatability and versatility that can’t be beat. It satisfies both the casual dining and small-plate trends. It can be dressed up or down. It’s good any time of day. And it has both […]

North Carolina Properties Unveil Golf Course Renovations

By | October 7, 2016

The project at Mooresville (N.C.) Golf Course called for the development of a new front nine, with the removal of a 16-acre pond to allow holes to route across the land. In Charlotte, N.C., Carmel Country Club opened its North Course following a 10-month renovation that features Champion bermuda greens and 419 bermuda on the tees, fairways and rough.

“Uber for Caddies” Startup Raises Capital in Charlotte, N.C.

By | October 4, 2016

ClubUp, an iOS app that allows golfers from private clubs to book pre-approved caddies, has already provided caddie services on over 175 rounds at private clubs in the city, with plans to expand the app’s reach throughout the state. The startup is partnered with The First Tee of Greater Charlotte, and sources many of its caddies through the organization.

Providing a Boost


An integral component of excellence in club management is embracing the concept of wanting everyone who works for you to maximize their potential—even if it may get fully realized somewhere else.