The new program bestows honorary recognition on distinguishing living members of the Club Management Association of America for their leadership, integrity, involvement and contributions to the profession.
In addition to opening up the tee sheet to non-members, the course will now be named The Cardinal by Pete Dye. McConnell Golf purchased the Cardinal G&CC in 2006 and invested nearly $5 million in renovations to the clubhouse and golf course.
Improvements made over the summer to the Winston-Salem, N.C. club’s Donald Ross-designed course included new Champion ultradwarf Bermuda putting surfaces, whiter sand in bunkers with improved drainage, and a new short-game area with a long, undulating practice green, two bunkers and two generous chipping areas. Tree removal was also done throughout the course. The…
James Patterson of Sedgefield CC and Cody Middleton of Forsyth CC have advanced along with nine other chefs to compete on June 25 in the next stage of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s third annual event. The chefs will need to prepare high-end plated food and will be judged on presentation, taste and…
The managers from private and public clubs throughout the country have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 in one or more categories, including General Management, Golf Operations and Teaching & Coaching. The PGA of America announced that 14 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve…
McConnell Golf, which purchased the Charlotte, N.C. club in 2016, will present plans to the membership on January 11th. The course project will focus on bunkers, irrigation, transitioning greens to Champion Bermuda and creating new, dramatic looks from the fairways, In the clubhouse, dining areas will be improved, with the bar expanded and relocated to a larger back room.
Last October, Kevin Reinert, a retired Air Force colonel, was severely injured when struck by a hit-and-run driver who had driven onto the Greensboro, N.C., club’s property while attempting to elude police. Seven months later, after Reinert had returned to finally finish his round, he praised his Starmount Forest “family” for helping to save his life and provide needed support during his recovery.
The 27-hole public facility is the second-oldest course in the Raleigh, N.C. area and becomes the first non-private operation in McConnell’s portfolio. Creation of a McConnell Golf Training Center is planned as part of the 10-year lease arrangement.
The purchase of the 27-year-old private club in Charlotte, N.C. brings the Raleigh, N.C.-based ownership company’s total portfolio to 12 properties in the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell says it plans $4 million in improvements at Providence, including new fitness and activity areas and upgrades to the clubhouse and golf course.
The 89-year-old club in Knoxville, Tenn., is the first property that the management firm will operate outside of the Carolinas, and the fourth in its 11-club portfolio with a Donald Ross-designed golf course.
Frost Creek, formerly known as Adam’s Rib in Eagle, Colo., has more than doubled its membership in its first few months of existence. Grandfather G&CC in Linville, N.C., is also seeing a boost in membership by broadening its appeal to families and making multimillion-dollar investments in the property.
Greensboro (N.C.) Country Club drew on the popularity of CrossFit to develop its own spin: the Workout of the Week.
For its “Glow Golf Campout,” Greensboro (N.C.) Country Club incorporated a campout on the driving range to include multiple departments.
McConnell Golf alone plans to spend close to $250,000 to repair damage at its 11 facilities. Bryan Park Golf Course, a public facility in Greensboro, N.C., was among the worst hit, and lost about 30 acres of turf across its two 18-hole layouts.
The Clemmons, N.C. property is committing to make up to $50,000 in donations throughout 2015 to participating churches and other faith and non-profit organizations from the Winston-Salem/Greensboro Triad region. Donations will be tied to purchases made for golf rounds, hats and apparel throughout the year.