Tom Fazio, Nick Saban Join Club Ownership Groups

By | January 18, 2018

Fazio has joined Colony 9, LLC as an investor to purchase Forest Creek Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., marking the first time he has invested in a property with a golf course that he designed. Saban is one of five new owners of The Waterfall Club, located in Clayton, Ga. near where the University of Alabama’s head football coach has a lake home.


Providence CC to Get $3.2M in Course and Clubhouse Renovations

By | December 18, 2017

McConnell Golf, which purchased the Charlotte, N.C. club in 2016, will present plans to the membership on January 11th. The course project will focus on bunkers, irrigation, transitioning greens to Champion Bermuda and creating new, dramatic looks from the fairways, In the clubhouse, dining areas will be improved, with the bar expanded and relocated to a larger back room.


Dormie Club Joins Dormie Network After Purchase by Hainoa, LLC

By | November 22, 2017

With the purchase of the Pinehurst, N.C., property by the Nebraska-based golf investment company, it becomes the latest addition to the Dormie Network of destination golf clubs that also includes Briggs Ranch GC, Arbor Links and Ballyhack GC. Under the management of Landscapes Unlimited, LLC, golf course improvements are planned and a new full-service clubhouse, halfway house and on-site lodging accommodations, including cottages and executive suites, will now be built as the club returns to its original status as a private course.


Sellout Performers

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Some of the most valuable members of properties’ golf staffs have nothing to do with playing the game—but plenty to do with maximizing the sales power of the pro shop.


Golf Pride Plans to Build Headquarters on Pinehurst No. 8

By | November 1, 2017

The golf-club grip manufacturer has proposed to build an $8 million, 36,000-sq. ft. facility on land currently owned by the Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort and Country Club. The Planning and Zoning Board will consider the plan on November 2, and if it is approved, groundbreaking could occur before the end of the year. Golf Pride, a manufacturer of […]


Pinehurst’s New Short Course to Open September 30

By | September 8, 2017

“The Cradle,” designed by Gil Hanse, will feature nine holes ranging from 56 to 127 yards. The course will be located steps from the Resort Clubhouse, in the same area where the North Carolina resort’s first nine holes were carved out of sand in 1898.