State Seeks Operator for Belle Isle Golf Range

By | February 13, 2018

The nine-acre facility in Detroit features a six-hole mini-golf course, 30 driving range stations, clubhouse, and putting practice areas. The three-year contract starts in April and can be extended for four years. The state is seeking an operator for the Belle Isle Golf Range in Detroit, Crain’s Detroit reported. Bids are due March 15 to […]

Detroit Sorts Out Golf Management with One-Year Contract Extension

By | March 24, 2016

Just last week, the city planned to award a 10-year management contract for its four municipal golf courses to the newly formed Motown Golf Management Group, but instead opted for a short extension with its current management company, Vargo Golf Detroit, to ensure that the golf courses open on time.

Birchwood Farms G&CC Appoints New GM/COO

By | January 7, 2014

The Harbor Springs, Mich., club’s Board of Trustees unanimously selected Jeffrey Anderson to fill the management role as of February 1. Other club industry appointments include Mark Woodward as Senior Vice President of Operations at OB Sports Golf Management; Wendell Haskins as Senior Director of Diversity and Multi-Cultural Initiatives at The PGA of America; and Debbie Nipper as Vice President of Client and Vendor Relations for International Club Suppliers.

Name Your Poisson


Balancing seasonality, sustainability and originality, chefs are cooking up creative and successful seafood presentations— even at clubs firmly located on dry land. By Joanna DeChellis, Contributing Editor SUMMING IT UP A little education goes a long way to ensure sales and success when introducing new seafood dishes. Freshness and quality product are essential. Highlighting seafood […]

City Clubs Rising


A host of successful new strategies for long-term growth is leading a market rebound for business, dining and athletic clubs. When the downturn put a damper on both corporate and individual spending, city clubs were challenged more than any others to stay relevant and provide value. To confront that challenge, many in the market segment—which […]