South Carolina, Florida Courses Up and Running After Hurricane Irma

By | September 20, 2017

While most golf properties are now open or reopening within the next week, the front nine and pump house are submerged in saltwater at Country Club of Charleston (S.C.), while TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., saw 18 inches of rain and 200 downed trees, and Worthington Golf Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., is 60% […]


USGA Postpones Women’s Mid-Amateur at Quail Creek CC

By | September 13, 2017

Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]


Quail Creek CC to Increase Initiation Fees

By | December 15, 2015

Beginning March 31, the Naples, Fla., club will increase the fee for golf memberships from $35,000 to $45,000, and associate golf memberships from $1,000 to $5,000. The club cites changing demographics in Southwest Florida and recent renovations for its surge in membership.


Chapel Hill (N.C.) CC Seeks Exception to Noise Rules

By | November 20, 2014

The town currently limits the use of motorized landscaping equipment to 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends. The club is seeking an exception to allow groundskeepers to start by 7:30 am to accommodate players who tee off at 9 am.


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John Beurskens, CMP, Assistant GM/Membership Director of Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale, N.J., posed this question to the group: Who has had a local country club competitor eliminate its entry fee, and how have you combated this? “If your competitor is giving it away, you are already winning the fight. Look, clubs […]