Golden Valley CC to Stay Member-Owned

By | January 12, 2018

The 104-year-old club in suburban Minneapolis voted against selling to Concert Golf Partners and will remain self-managed. “Contrary to published reports, Golden Valley Country Club is not bankrupt, nor are we approaching bankruptcy,” said President Drew Fernholz. The club is engaging restoration expert Keith Foster to complete a master-planning project for its A. W. Tillinghast-designed golf course and is also launching a new “Friends and Family” membership initiative.


Orange County, Calif., Proposes Public Course on Former Landfill

By | January 10, 2018

The proposed golf course in Newport Coast, a community in Newport Beach, Calif., would sit on the former Coyote Canyon Landfill, which was open from 1963 to 1990. The development would include an 18-hole golf course, fast-play short course, practice facility, a double-deck driving range, bar and grill, and a 2,000-sq. ft. clubhouse. The County […]


Proposals for Public Course on Long-Closed Landfill Move Forward

By | October 16, 2017

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has given approval for lease negotiations to begin with potential developers of about 200 acres of the former Coyote Canyon landfill outside of Newport Beach, Calif. The leading plan would build an 18-hole short course, a double-ended, double-decker driving range, 12,000-sq. ft. clubhouse, 16,000 sq. ft. of ballrooms and wedding gardens, and a food court with a patio.


Newport Beach (Calif.) GC Thrives Under New Ownership

By | March 1, 2017

A new ownership group took over the public property more than a year ago, and it now has electric carts for the first time in 40 years, as well as healthy grass on the 18-hole executive course, and a remodeled driving range covered with 135,000 sq. ft. of synthetic turf.


Newport Beach (Calif.) CC Opens $44M Clubhouse

By | July 29, 2016

The two-story, 56,000-sq. ft. clubhouse has been under construction for the past 21 months, and opened its doors on July 18. The facility, which can accommodate up to 900 members and guests concurrently, offers two dining venues, a 2,500-sq. ft. fitness center, and ballroom, with pool facilities scheduled to be complete this fall.


Balboa Bay Club Balances Old Traditions with New

By | July 7, 2016

The Pickup family bought the Newport Beach, Calif., property in 2012, along with the Balboa Resort and Newport Beach Country Club, and invested $54 million in capital improvements. Two years ago, the property stemmed the loss of members and is now adjusting its course to focus on families.