Biltmore Plans Hotel Modernization Along with Ross Course Restoration

By | July 16, 2018

Designated a National Historic Landmark, the hotel opened in 1926 and will now be part of a total of $25 million in improvements for the Miami property. “You want to keep the hotel as the icon, but not be old and musky and dreary,” the Biltmore President and CEO said in describing the planned improvements […]

Detroit GC Gets PGA Tour Stop

By | July 11, 2018

The club will host an event sponsored by Quicken Loans in June 2019, with the parties signing a four-year deal to bring professional golf to the Motor City as the PGA released its 2018-2019 schedule. The Detroit Golf Club will be the host for the first PGA Tour tournament to be played inside the Motor […]

Cohasse CC Looks to Change “Best-Kept Secret” Status at Age 100

By | July 9, 2018

The Southbridge, Mass. property boasts a Donald Ross-designed nine-hole course that has been ranked in North America’s top ten, but is taking steps to raise awareness and boost membership by welcoming public play through Groupon discounts. Two years ago, it also developed a new revenue stream by renting seven acres adjacent to its course to […]

Miami’s Biltmore Hotel to Restore Historic Donald Ross Course

By | July 3, 2018

The $2.5 million project will start July 5thand be overseen by Brian Silva, with an expected reopening in December 2019. The project will add new Bermuda grass on existing tees, fairways and greens, incorporate new bunkers, establish challenging signature holes and extend the course’s overall length to over 7,100 yards. The property’s short-game practice and […]

Sarasota’s Bobby Jones GC Holds Public Forums

By | June 13, 2018

In a guest opinion column in the Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, Golf Course Manager Sue Martin detailed the history of the nearly 100-year-old property, outlined the operating challenges it now faces, and invited “golfers and non-golfers alike” to come to meetings on June 13 and 14 to “continue the community conversation about how to drive Bobby […]

Columbus (Ohio) CC’s All-Encompassing Renovation is Highlighted

By | June 8, 2018

The 125-year-old club in Ohio’s capital city has completed a two-year, $4.5 million renovation of its Donald Ross golf course while also adding amenities, activities and programming to appeal to a younger and more family-oriented demographic. Seventy-five new members, with an average age of 39, joined last year.   An article and photo slideshow in […]