Golf Club 23 Years in Making Finally Nears Full Completion

By | January 22, 2018

Timothy Davis, a 34-year-old golf pro at the time, began to carve out the Buffalo Tournament Club in Lancaster, N.Y. in 1995 from abandoned gravel pits and overgrown farm fields. He got golf play started in 2005, but only laid the foundation for the clubhouse last December. “We’re building [the club] out of revenues,” Davis says. “We didn’t want to go deep into debt or have more investors, so we took our time and built things piecemeal as we went along.”


CMAA Announces 30 New CCMs

By | November 28, 2017

Established in 1965, the Certified Club Manager designation is achieved by a club management professional who has completed specified education requirements, attended at least one World Conference on Club Management, maintained activity within their local chapter, and passed the CCM Exam. The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has announced that 30 club management professionals […]


Bighorn GC Opens $70M Clubhouse

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The 79,000-sq. ft. facility at the Palm Desert, Calif., property was unveiled to members at a ribbon-cutting on November 6. The clubhouse includes six indoor/outdoor dining areas, expansive locker rooms, a boardroom complete with video conferencing abilities, a jewelry shop in the pro shop, and four penthouses on the top floor. The owners and members […]


“Chemical Vapor” Reported at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge

By | July 19, 2017

Thirteen patients, including nine minors, were admitted to hospitals after having trouble breathing near one of the Palm Desert, Calif., resort’s pool areas. Officials believe the problem stemmed from the pool’s filtration system, but the investigation is ongoing. Emergency crews are treating 13 patients that were reportedly exposed to some sort of chemical vapor near […]


Courts That Please

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New court-sport programs, including bocce and pickleball, are increasing member satisfaction, boosting retention, and keeping more members more active.


New York Times Features Marrakesh CC As “Chic Again”

By | May 1, 2017

A Fashion & Style-section article highlighted how the Palm Desert, Calif., property, once known primarily for its 18-hole executive golf course, has become “a mecca for worshipers of high design”—and in particular architect John Elgin Woolf, who created Marrakesh’s pink-and-white villas and pool houses in his signature “Hollywood Regency” style that is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity. “The desert used to be driven by golf,” one Marrakesh resident told the Times. “Now the big engine of the economy [here] is style.”