Members of Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa, received an e-mail on April 15thfrom Concert Golf Chairman Peter Nanula that said his company had entered into discussions with ClubCorp to acquire 16 of Concert’s clubs, including Philmont, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Nanula and a ClubCorp spokesperson would not comment further when contacted about the message.
Digital newsletters allow clubs to disseminate information with greater speed and ease than ever before, all at a minimal expense. The challenge is getting members to actually read it.
The membership of the Malvern, Pa. club received an electronic invitation to take part in a vote on Friday, December 16, according to a local newspaper’s report. Since news of a possible sale began to circulate, several locally based parties have also come forward as potential buyers, the report said.
High-tech indoor golf practice and teaching facilities allow members of all abilities to see the game in a new light.
The recent sale of the Cary, N.C., property has produced a new formula for success: Owners invest, professional managers operate, and members enjoy the club.
Club and resort properties are improving the conditions and playability of their golf courses with major regrassing projects.