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.

Northern California Golf Clubs Reopen After Wildfires

By | November 7, 2017

The Tubbs and Atlas Peak fires in California’s wine country caused 43 deaths and destroyed 2,900 homes, while also damaging golf facilities. Fountaingrove Golf & Athletic Club in Santa Rosa, Calif., lost its clubhouse and maintenance facility, while Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa and Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif., also sustained damage. The tragedy […]

Silverado Resort Reopens After Wildfires

By | October 30, 2017

The Napa, Calif., property had been closed from October 9-24 after a wildfire caused damage to the property just hours after the final round of the Safeway Open on October 8. Staff extinguished about 30 small fires around the property, using fire extinguishers, shovels, a garden hose, and a sprinkler system set up on top […]

Silverado Resort Damaged by Wildfire after PGA Tour Event

By | October 10, 2017

Just hours after completing its hosting duties for the Safeway Open tournament on October 8, the Napa, Calif., property evacuated guests and staff as a wildfire blew through hole No. 5 and ultimately “caused significant damage” to the property. The extent of the damage has not yet been determined. Jeff Sanders, Tournament Director of the […]

Broken Sound Club’s Shannon Easter Leads Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards

By | January 6, 2017

The maintenance director and environmental consultant at the Boca Raton, Fla. property has been selected as the Overall and National Private recipient of the annual awards that recognize superintendents and their golf courses for overall excellence and best management practices. Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run (Public Course) and Ken Nice of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Resort Course) were also selected for national recognition.

“Country Club for Cooking” Opens in Napa, Calif.

By | November 7, 2016

Kitchen Collective is the nation’s first private gastronomic club, with members paying $250 a month, plus a $2,500 initiation fee, for the privilege of cooking their own meals in a fully stocked and equipped kitchen, with a professional chef available for guidance.