Candidates are judged on a number of factors, including innovation, creativity, communication, parental engagement, organization, experience, and the ability to instill a passion for the game in young golfers. Those earning recognition for three years are named Master Kids Coaches awards.
The Coral Gables, Fla. property, which houses South Florida’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, plans to revamp its 30,000 sq.-ft. Mediterranean architecture-inspired clubhouse. Plans include building a new 19th Hole Bar, expanding the fitness facility and kitchen, adding a multi-level kids club and creating an indoor courtyard dining area and larger banquet space. Members of…
A carefully considered plan of action is critical to achieving first-rate results for golf course renovation or restoration projects. First of a two-part article Whether a golf course renovation project involves a comprehensive renovation of an entire course (or two), restoring a property to its past grandeur, or overhauling a specific golf course feature such…
Ranked according to user reviews, a short course is defined by GolfAdvisor as 18-hole courses under 5,500 yards or nine-hole courses under 2,700 yards. Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., takes the list’s top spot, followed by Barn Hollow at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3.
The course in an 821-home community in Land O’Lakes, Fla. closed two years ago and was listed as a short sale for $1.2 million, but the U.S. Department of the Interior approved the sale to Ace for $700,000. Members of the Plantation Palms Homeowners Association agreed to buy social memberships to the club for the next several years, accepting a $15-a-month surcharge on their association dues in exchange for discounts and other perks at the country club.
The PGA Tour is trying to hold a test event on March 8 for the new course in Rio de Janeiro, and is even offering charter-flight transportation for participants. But scheduling conflicts has many Tour players turning down the opportunity.
Canoe Brook CC was named 2015 Club of the Year and its Director of Golf, George Dietz II, earned the section’s Bill Strausbaugh Award. David Reasoner of The Ridgewood Country Club was named Golf Professional of the Year. For the Florida chapter, Jeff Hartigan of The Oaks Club will now serve as President.
Caddies from The Olympic Club, Bob-O-Link GC, Rose City GC, Beverly CC, Midlothian CC, the Lochmoor Club and Park Ridge CC (an “Evans powerhouse”) were highlighted in the feature about students who earn college scholarships through the program.
The one-day, family golf-themed events will begin at Crane’s Landing GC on May 2 and continue throughout the year.
Through the Environmental Institute for Golf, the Academy that was established by the retired CEO and Chairman of The Toro Companuy will make it possible for selected members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America to attend next February’s event in San Antonio.
A memorial service is scheduled in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. on November 8 for the former Executive Chef of The Greenbrier, the Gasparilla Inn and Club and The Everglades Club.
His final round 65, the lowest final-round score in the Championship’s 38-year history, earned him $9,000 and a berth in next year’s PGA Professional National Championship. Kenny Pigman of Goose Creek GC finished second.
The Executive Chef of The Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Fla., leaves behind a legacy as a culinary mentor from his 40-year career. He was scheduled to present at the 2015 Chef to Chef Conference.
The club on Florida’s panhandle was closed for four years before it was purchased by developer Brian DeMaria for $1.5 million. He now plans “a destination retail and entertainment resort” that may or may not include golf.
The 2013-14 leadership of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals includes the controllers of Bloomfield Hills CC, The Country Club, Pelican Isle Yacht Club and Sharon Hills Golf & Country Club, and the IT Director of Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.