The suburban Memphis, Tenn., club announced it was closing following the deaths of longtime owners Ken and Mary Anderson. Now, a group of approximately 20 members are banding together to secure necessary funding to make a competitive bid directly to the trust in charge of the property.
The Village of Lawrence’s Board of Trustees is listening to pitches from many different leading management companies for taking over the club’s operations. The village privatized the club’s golf course maintenance operations in 2012 and realized significant savings. The possible privatization of the village-owned and -operated Lawrence (N.Y.) Yacht & Country Club was the focus…
Environmental advocates sought to block construction of the $24.5 million complex that is being built to revive public golf in the city following the damage inflicted on municipal courses by Hurricane Katrina. Construction has continued throughout the litigation, a spokesman said.
Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina swamped much of the 1,300-acre park, work has begun to build a $13.2 million course as part of a $24.5 million project that seeks to bring championship golf back to the Crescent City.
A week out from spring, golf courses in the Boulder, Colo. area were in varying degrees of health as they continued to try to recover from last fall’s devastating floodwaters. Flatirons Golf Course reported business as usual, but Coal Creek Golf Course is still not expected to reopen until next year.
The Louisville, Colo., city council approved a contract with Landscapes Unlimited LLC to repair the city-owned property after floods in September washed out up to 40 bunkers, damaged 14 greens and tee boxes, impacted 25 acres of fairways, and destroyed three bridges. The city hopes FEMA will cover $2 million of the overall cost of the restoration, and expects the course to be open for business again in spring 2015.
The Brighton, Mich., club has started a new holiday tradition by seeking cash donations from members and the public for the Highland Park Fire department, and releasing a “wish list,” which includes exercise equipment, twin-size bedding, white tees and snack bars. The goal is to raise $5,000 in cash as well to help purchase much-needed items, including gloves, hoods, boots or power tools, to help the firefighters do their jobs on a daily basis.