What all clubs can learn about risk management and disaster recovery from the floods, hurricanes and wildfires that disrupted many properties in 2017.
General-media reports about the fate of club properties when disasters strike—and recognition of clubs’ contributions to recovery efforts that extend well beyond their boundaries—always fall short of the full story.
The Naples, Fla. property had over 1,500 trees come down after the hurricane hit in September, disrupting completion of the final stages of $2 million in golf course enhancements that were made over a three-year period. Even with the storm’s disruption, however, the club reports that it is still fielding strong interest from prospective property owners, members and renters.
The $800,000 project at the Naples, Fla., property began on May 15 and is expected to be complete by mid-October. Over 50 acres of rough will be replaced using Celebration grass, major drainage systems will be installed, bunkers will be updated, landing areas on fairways and approaches will be reshaped, and cart paths will be updated.
Recipients will receive funding for tuition to support their attainment of the Certified Club Manager designation. In all, the chapter will award a total of $65,000 to this year’s 26 recipients.