Live Oak CC Set to Reopen a Year After Hurricane Harvey-Forced Closing

By | July 31, 2018

The Rockport, Texas property, which took its name from the huge trees that lined its golf course, was forced to close after storm surge from the Category 4 hurricane took out most of its buildings and trees. “The course looks very different, but it’s still the same course,” said member Johnny Hill.  A membership drive […]

Renovations Underway at Palmilla Beach GC

By | July 13, 2018

The Port Aransas, Texas, property was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey, but officials have begun to implement a recovery plan that includes improvements to provide better protection against future storms, as well as new amenities and features to create an “entertainment facility.” The course is expected to reopen to golfers in April 2019. It has […]

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 […]

Exploration Green Project Transforms Clear Lake GC

By | February 28, 2018

When Hurricane Harvey hit last August, a project to transform the Clear Lake City, Texas golf course into a network of engineered, flood-detention ponds was put to the test, and even though it was in the early stages, it passed. As a result, other flood-prone communities have already reached out to learn from the model. […]

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, […]