The municipal Plymouth, Mich., golf course is losing about $100,000 per year, and the township does not have the funds to make updates that operator Billy Casper Golf has suggested. Township Supervisor Kurt Heise is considering forming a transition committee to determine the best use for the land. Amid steep financial losses, the survival of Hilltop…
Even as they shift to a more casual overall style, club properties are still investing in high-end decor and finishes to create ballrooms that stand out among the competition.
The 32,000-sq. ft. clubhouse at the Plymouth, Mich., property was closed for two months to make $750,000 in updates, including a new fireplace, furniture, flooring, and chandeliers, and an expanded bar menu to “capitalize on the bourbon boom.”
Whatever the agenda, today’s ballrooms at club and resort properties should be flexible and adaptable, with walls, ceilings and floors providing the subtle, but important decorative elements that can help to set the right tones and moods for a full variety of events.