Residents Object to Bird Killings at The Springs CC

By | February 7, 2018

A group of residents have put together a petition opposing the shooting of coots at the Rancho Mirage, Calif., property. The club has a Migratory Bird Depredation Permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is authorized by the city for coot depredation. Coachella Valley residents are speaking out against the “inhumane” killings of […]


Rancho Mirage (Calif.) CC Reaches Agreement with Developer

By | November 29, 2017

The agreement will allow golf course owner Oasis Ranch LLC to pursue development of a boutique hotel on the property while deeding about 80 acres of property back to the homeowners association, with plans to build a new golf course in about two years. The homeowners at Rancho Mirage (Calif.) Country Club are hoping their former […]


ClubCorp Stockholders Approve Acquisition

By | September 18, 2017

The transaction for the management firm’s acquisition by an affiliate of certain investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, was expected to close on or about September 18th after its approval at a special stockholders meeting a day earlier. Upon the closing, stockholders will be entitled to receive $17.12 per share in cash.


Thunderbird CC Rumored to Offer Obama Honorary Membership

By | September 13, 2017

The Rancho Mirage, Calif., club has reportedly extended an honorary membership to former President Barack Obama, though The Desert Sun was unable to confirm the report and club officials would not comment. Officials at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., said they could not confirm or deny reports that the oldest 18-hole club in […]


Just Keep Swimming

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Pool programming that suits members’ changing needs is the best way to ensure that the most family-friendly amenity lives up to expectations.


ClubCorp Bought by Apollo Global Management for $1.1 Billion

By | July 10, 2017

Through the all-stock deal with the private-equity firm, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, shareholders will receive $17.12 per share in cash, a premium of about 30.7% over the management firm’s closing stock price on July 7. “With the support of the Apollo funds, we are confident that ClubCorp will be able to continue building on its success,” said Chairman John Beckert.