The event, set to take place at the Johns Creek, Ga., property June 9-11, matches top male college golfers in the U.S. against Europe in a Ryder Cup-style tournament. The event will include a Junior Clinic and Golf Exhibition on June 7, and is free and open to the public.
After several members were attacked last year and a new nesting season has brought more incidents, Orange Tree GC in Orlando is warning players to avoid areas where the birds have been seen and to carry umbrellas and wear hats. Reports have also surfaced of attacks in area neighborhoods and at libraries and university campuses.
The company’s latest line of merchandisers includes individually controlled heated shelves that keep grab-and-go products such as pizza and sandwiches warm for hours. Featuring exclusive Halo Heat® fanless technology for precise, even temperature, the merchandisers are available as countertop and floor-standing units.
After 12 years as a superintendent, Matt Gaudet now enjoys “serving members on a broader scale [and having] more of an impact on people’s lives” as General Manager of The Forest CC in Fort Myers. As GM of Foxwood Country Club in his native Crestview, Fla., former golf pro Brandon Martin is hoping to enhance the family-oriented nature of the club to attract a new generation of members.
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.
The Orlando, Fla., course features new holes, greens and reconfigured bunkers. Some holes on the front nine were eliminated and replaced with longer combination holes. Another hole now plays alongside a lake instead of over it.
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort, Canoe Brook CC, Chi Chi Rodriguez GC and Poppy Hills Golf Course will vie for the award that will be presented at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando in February 2017.
During the event at the Mamaroneck, N.Y., property, club and resort chefs from across the globe prepared dishes at live action stations to celebrate the launch of the 568-page coffee table book, which features recipes, photos, and interviews from the kitchens and fairways of 16 golf destinations.
A dedicated youth activity center at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club has allowed the facility to expand programming that keeps up with demand.
The enhancement, which closed the course in June and reopened to the public on October 1, is the course’s first since opening 16 years ago. The project included complete restoration of 18 greens and all green-side bunker complexes, new grasses, and updates to drainage. Work on the property’s National Golf Course is set to begin late next spring.
Clubs are actively heeding the call of health-minded members with sleek new fitness centers that accommodate a full range of programming.
As part of the year-round program, student golfers with a valid college ID can take advantage of discounted twilight green fees and carts at 17 golf courses in the Marriott Golf portfolio. The program is available after 3 p.m. any day of the week at participating courses, and tee times can be made up to three days in advance.
As the final piece of Encore Capital Management’s Reunion Resort, ground will be broken this fall for the vacation rental community that will provide access to three golf courses and a private clubhouse with Nicklaus memorabilia.
The inaugural ‘Tennis Tech Fair’ gave industry leaders and facility owners and managers a taste of the latest products helping to boost the sport.
Cutting-edge retailing at today’s clubs has gone far beyond hoping for quick sales as golfers check in for tee times. Today’s top shops offer a shopping experience that may not even involve golf.