Golf consultant JJ Keegan was engaged to prepare an assessment that will be delivered to the Louisville Metro Council in September. The study was commissioned out of concern over national trends that show declines in traditional trips to golf courses while driving ranges, indoor simulators and golf entertainment complexes are showing growth. With public golf…
It will be the third time the Springfield, N.J. club has hosted the major tournament. It was also announced that Baltusrol will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023. The PGA of America announced on June 29th that Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. will host the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023…
Golf Legendary Run Ohio LLC has purchased the public golf club, located in the greater Cincinnati area. The property will now be part of the Advance Golf Partners portfolio. While terms of the sale were not disclosed, the 196-acre golf course and the business were listed for $2.4 million. Legendary Run Golf Course, a 196-acre…
Club officials and the PGA of America are expected to make the formal announcement on November 14 that the Newtown Square, Pa., property will host the events. Next September, the property will host the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA Tour FedExCup playoff events. Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., has been awarded…
On-site sales outlets are expanding and redefining their retailing approach, to broaden the appeal and reach of a club’s brand.
Audubon Country Club in Louisville, Ky., is working with focus groups within the club to help gain different opinions on the course and property’s direction. The municipal Bobby Jones Golf Course complex in Sarasota, Fla., is also working on a master plan over the next 12 weeks, which will include short-, mid- and long-term projects and goals for the course.
The Louisville, Ky., properties are now owned by Craig Heibert, and will continue to operate under their current names, but will allow members access to all amenities of both clubs. The combined properties now feature a total of 36 holes and 360 acres of golf for 1,000 members.
Pennsylvania Run Golf Course in Louisville, Ky., works with a group of hunters to control the geese population, which has caused safety concerns for some residents. Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in Portsmouth, Va., has hired 15 Weimaraners to chase off the geese three days a week.
The 20-year-old clubhouse at the Louisville, Ky., property will undergo an extensive renovation, with the primary focus on the locker rooms, dining area, and creating an indoor golf experience. The updated facility is expected to be complete by spring 2017.
The city of Louisville, Ky., has issued a building permit for work on the 15,000-sq. ft. clubhouse. The project will include various interior improvements and a 1,580-sq. ft. raised concrete patio addition.
In 1981, the businessman began to pursue his goal to build a world-class facility that would bring major championships to the Louisville, Ky. region. The club has hosted three PGA championships, two Senior PGAs and the 2008 Ryder Cup on its Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Valhalla GC was sold in 2000 to the PGA of America.
The $2 million upgrade at the Louisville, Ky., property will gut and update the 30-year-old pro shop, create a family-friendly sports bar and dining area, modernize the formal dining room, expand the outdoor dining space, restore the original wood flooring in a new cocktail room, and add new furniture throughout.
The Glenmary Homeowners Association is arguing that deed restrictions require the Louisville, Ky., property to remain for recreational use, preventing it from being redeveloped into housing, while landowner Par Golf LLC disagrees.
Gerhardt signed on as General Manager and Executive Chef at the Louisville, Ky., property late last year, seeking to respect and celebrate the club’s history. “There are things here that are food icons and legends,” Gerhardt says.
The Louisville, Ky., development is spinning off its 18-hole golf course into its own entity, so owner Lawren Just can focus on real estate. PGA Professional Craig Heibert will help manage the new Persimmon Ridge Golf Club LLC.