The Greenville, N.C., club, with a golf course designed by Lee Trevino, joins the Beaufort Club, Compass Pointe and Magnolia Greens in the Renaissance portfolio. The new owner plans to add fitness facilities at Ironwood and strengthen its connection with East Carolina University through special membership programs for faculty, students and alumni.
Billy Casper Golf has been selected to manage golf operations for Bradford Creek Public Golf Course in Greenville, N.C., and golf and recreational amenities for The Island Country Club in Plaquemine, La. Honours Golf will manage the Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Ark. Billy Casper Golf (BCG) has been selected by the Greenville City…
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.
Bradford Creek Public Golf Course in Greenville, N.C., and Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa could each be managed by third-party firms as part of efforts to increase revenue. In Lexington, Ky., discount rates are being altered or eliminated altogether at the city’s five municipal golf courses, while Bethlehem, Pa., city council is…
Golf properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are cleaning up after the storm, with most facilities now open after contending with downed trees, debris and flooding.
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.
While updated patios are rarely the sole focus of club renovations, they can provide supplemental social space as a surprising and welcome bonus.
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.
McConnell Golf began a two-year, $2 million improvement plan for the Greenville, N.C., property last October. Dining areas are being remodeled and restructured, while the pro shop and ballroom receive updates, and a boardroom will be added.
An unidentified “new entity” plans to buy the club’s shares and reopen the property as the Country Club of Greenville. The club closed at the end of December 2014 for financial reasons.
The 90-year-old Brook Valley property in Greenville, N.C. will become the ninth Carolina property in Raleigh-based McConnell’s portfolio, and the new owner has pledged to make $2 million in improvements in the next two years. Hoakalei CC, in West Oahu, Hawaii, has an Ernie Els-designed golf course; it is being sold to the Hirakawa Shoji Group, which plans to start building a new permanent clubhouse within two years.