The former President has accepted an offer to become an honorary member of the club on the city’s South Side, which will allow him to play its Donald Ross course without having to pay an initiation fee or dues or be charge only when bringing guests. The club is located near where the Obamas maintain a Chicago residence.
Brian Quinn, a former touring pro now in his llth season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia’s Temple University, is part of a new corporation formed to acquire Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., which will now be rebranded as The 1912 Club, in recognition of the year it was founded. The club features a William Flynn-designed golf course that will now be renovated under the direction of Ron Prichard.
The club will turn 100 in 2022, and is commemorating the event with a $5 million renovation that is removing trees, repairing cart paths, and improving drainage on the golf course. However, the biggest changes will be in the clubhouse, which will be modernized with energy-efficient touches and be made more open and family-friendly with […]
The Detroit City Council broke an earlier deadlock to award a two-year contract for the Chandler Park, Rackham and Rouge Park courses to a new management firm, Signet Golf Associates II. In Brevard County, Fla., commissioners took steps to continue with the transfer of The Savannahs course on Merritt Island to a homeowners’ association, and of The Habitat and Spessard Holland courses to a new non-profit organization of local residents called Golf Brevard.
The 36-hole facility, which is part of the not-for-profit Chautauqua Institution, features the Donald Ross-designed Lake Course, which opened in 1924, and the Xen Hassenplug-designed Hill Course, which opened in 1994. Both golf courses need infrastructure and playability updates. Chautauqua (N.Y.) Golf Club is working with an architect to develop improvement plans for its Lake […]
The University Club of Milwaukee (Wis.) has announced a 25-year partnership to be the home course for the Marquette University’s men’s golf team. A $6.5 million clubhouse at Birdwood Golf Course for University of Virginia golf in Charlottesville, Va., is due for completion by mid-September, and the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will use the Broadmoor Country […]