Growth of Poker Clubs in Texas Raises Legal Questions

By | July 10, 2018

There are now at least 30 of the clubs in the state, all of which cite a gray area in state law that they claim allows them to operate legally by charging a membership fee, making money off food-and-beverage service and entertainment, and not taking a “rake” for the house. The Attorney General has declined […]

Revenues, GM Pay Published for Houston Clubs

By | July 6, 2018

Using data gleaned from Form 990s reported for 2015 and 2016, the Houston Business Journal published a report on “Houston’s Wealthiest Non-Profit Country Clubs,” followed by one headlined “Here’s How Much Local Nonprofit Country Clubs Pay Their General Managers.”   The Houston Business Journal has published a series of reports, based on research into Form […]

Lessons from a Challenging Year


What all clubs can learn about risk management and disaster recovery from the floods, hurricanes and wildfires that disrupted many properties in 2017.

Houston to Redevelop Former Inwood GC for Retention Ponds

By | December 7, 2017

The former Clear Lake Golf Club, which provided enough drainage to save 150 homes after Hurricane Harvey, and the former Inwood GC are being transformed to help control flooding, while acting as green space when there is no rain. Inwood GC will house basins for about 370 million gallons of stormwater. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, […]

Former Golf Course Used to Control Flooding in Houston

By | November 28, 2017

Exploration Green, constructed from the former Clear Lake Golf Club, helped save 150 homes from inundation when Hurricane Harvey hit. The project is in its first of five construction phases and will be complete in 2021, and is expected to drain up to half a billion gallons of stormwater and protect up to 3,000 homes. […]

Champions GC Steps Up to Host U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

By | November 10, 2017

After Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla., was ravaged by Hurricane Irma, the Houston, Texas club stepped in to be the site of the USGA event, which begins November 11. Champions Golf Club sustained 30 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey in August, but the water subsided quickly. When Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in […]