The six-year project at the ClubCorp property in Plano, Texas included upgrades to its two championship golf courses and driving range, and construction of a new restaurant and grill area, outdoor terrace, bar and wine cellar and women’s locker room. Gleneagles Country Club, a private club established in Plano, Texas in 1985 and a…
Los Rios GC to Be Rebranded as “Plano’s Courtyard”
The name change is part of a plan to reposition the Plano, Texas club, which is privately run on city-owned property, as more than a golfing destination. Expanded dining and entertainment options that could include a beer house and beer garden, new restaurant, and volleyball and basketball courts are now being planned by the new management.
ClubCorp Featured in The Dallas Morning News
The company’s President and CEO, Eric Affeldt, was highlighted in this week’s edition, amid news of the company’s continued international expansion and positive second quarter results.
Pecan Hollow GC Stocks Ponds with “Mosquito Fish”
The city of Plano, Texas has released 1,000 gambusia fish into the ponds of the golf course in an effort to control the mosquito population and battle West Nile virus. As a natural predator to mosquito larvae, the nonnative species is a chemical-free tool to control the pests, costing the city about 40 cents each.
ClubCorp Acquires Prestonwood CC
The Dallas, Texas club features two 18-hole golf courses, each with its own clubhouse, and ClubCorp “plans to invest in a multimillion-dollar renovation project that will include improvements to member dining areas, both golf courses and family amenities.” Prestonwood has been involved in a water dispute with the city over the irrigation source for its Plano golf course, and the owners announced that they would sell the property last week.
Prestonwood CC Offers Dallas $50,000 in Settlement
The club, whose main property is in Dallas while its The Hills golf course is in Plano, Texas, is offering to pay the city as part of a settlement of allegations that it improperly diverted city-owned water to irrigate The Hills. A previous agreement between the parties grants the city the right of way on an easement at the club’s main golf course to build a wastewater pipeline.
City Accuses Prestonwood CC of Diverting Water
City officials argued that the Dallas club has improperly diverted city-owned water to irrigate its second golf course, The Hills, which is located in Plano, and estimates the usage charge to be $600,000. Brian A. Keelan, Prestonwood Vice President and General Manager, said in a statement: “We have been working diligently with all parties to find an amicable solution that’s fair and equitable to everyone.”
Augusta National Buys $8.3M Land for Parking Lot
The club purchased and is in the process of razing a 456-unit apartment complex with plans to use the 9.8-acre site for parking and undisclosed support services. Bloomberg News reported that the land might eventually be the site of lodgings or corporate-entertainment facilities for its members and commercial partners.
Maintenance Worker Drowns in Pond at The Courses at Watters Creek
An unidentified male maintenance worker was pinned in a pond by a large lawnmower and pronounced dead at the hospital after maintenance personnel performed CPR. This is the second drowning at the Plano, Texas golf course this summer, after police pulled a man from a large pond in June.