For some diners, “comfort food” can be homestyle meatloaf or chicken pot pie, while others may get especially warm feelings from an upscaled pot roast or fried okra Caesar salad. Club and resort chefs around the country are expanding how they define, and serve, the dishes that can make a deep-down connection with members and guests.
In the latest installment of the Club Cents podcast, VGM talks to Bill Griffon, General Manager of the Flagstaff, Ariz., property, about the club’s recent renovation. The latest edition of Club Cents, a podcast by VGM Club, focuses on the importance of back-of-house updates as part of overall facility renovations. VGM spoke with Bill Griffon,…
The first cabin at the Flagstaff, Ariz., property will be available to guests and residents in October, and a second cabin will open in the coming months. Each cabin includes three distinct living spaces, with two end units and a two-story middle unit. Pine Canyon, a private master-planned golf course and residential community in Flagstaff, Ariz.,…
Casual dining spots are on the menu for club properties looking to offer relaxed eating options that supplement fine dining.
The renovation focused on enhancing the outdoor spaces of the Flagstaff, Ariz., property’s two clubhouses, and modernized dining rooms, added a new children’s center, expanded the family recreation areas, upgraded the fitness center, and updated the locker room area.
Cutting-edge retailing at today’s clubs has gone far beyond hoping for quick sales as golfers check in for tee times. Today’s top shops offer a shopping experience that may not even involve golf.
The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training, and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management. The two classes are the final group of managers to earn their CCM under the Club Managers Association of America’s previous requirements, as new requirements became effective following the first administered CCM exam in January 2014.
The Camdenton, Mo., golf course’s planned development would include an 84-room lodge, an indoor pool, marinas, an ice rink and a conference center. In Flagstaff, Ariz., The Little America Hotel is planning an expansion of its property with a new golf course, 1,400 houses, a shopping center and a second hotel, though the project is raising concerns about water and traffic.
Think casual dining means the end of country club panache? Not by a long shot, say those who have crossed the divide.