Properties are moving activity out of the clubhouse by creating innovative outdoor recreational amenities.
The developer’s appeal of the award to Applecross Club Operations LLC, the operator of the golf course and clubhouse for the unfinished Downingtown, Pa. property, was denied because it could not prove it was under no obligation to build all of the homes originally slated for the project.
The club in suburban Philadelphia was acquired by Ron Jaworski Golf and other partners earlier this year. Updates will include new interior treatments and furnishings for the ballroom and pre-function space.
The Downingtown, Pa., club filed a lawsuit against Pulte Homes for breach of contract in 2012, alleging that the developer refused to complete a housing project at the property, costing the club millions in lost revenue and profits from memberships. Pulte asserted that it never agreed to build 1,000 homes.
A Fortune magazine profile detailed how the former NFL quarterback and current ESPN commentator successfully directs the six courses that he owns to steady six-figure annual profitability, through sharp attention to detail and a focus on affordability, atmosphere and playability.
Jaworski, the former National Football League quarterback and current ESPN commentator, is the head of an ownership group that acquired the property in late April. At the May 20 ribbon-cutting, Jaworski noted that 350 tons of new sand have been installed in the bunkers of the George Fazio-designed golf course.