Preparing for “Action”


Short of having Shakespeare’s wish to “kill all the lawyers” finally come true, club-related lawsuits are now an unfortunate part of the business that managers should be prepared to deal with.

L. A. County Moves to Remake Victoria Golf Course into Rec Center

By | November 22, 2017

The 51-year-old Carson, Calif. property has seen rounds drop to less than half of those at the county’s higher-performing courses, despite a recent $800,000 investment. Plans will now be pursued to use at least part of the 178-acre site for “a more accessible and diverse recreational facility … [that] could potentially include tennis, soccer and golf facilities, as well as facilities dedicated to after-school youth development.”

Workers File Class-Action Wage-Theft Lawsuit Against Terranea Resort

By | October 23, 2017

A group of workers at the Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., property allege numerous wage and hour violations, denial of meal and rest breaks, failure to reimburse employees for work supplies, and uncompensated travel time for employees directed to park in off-site lots several miles away and take company shuttles. A new class action wage theft […]

Trump Files New Challenge to Jupiter, Fla. Club’s Assessment

By | July 17, 2017

Each year since 2014, Jupiter Golf Club, LLC, which is owned by The Trump Organization, has sued to try to lower the assessment for a property that has been valued at $18 million by Palm Beach County. The organization has succeeded in getting tax liabilities reduced for many of its 12 U.S. club properties.

Trump Course Vandalized by Environmental Activists

By | March 13, 2017

After sneaking into Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. and using gardening tools to carve an obscure message with six-foot-tall letters into a green, the perpetrators sent a murky video and statement to explain their actions to The Washington Post.

GolfAdvisor Lists Top 25 Short Courses

By | November 30, 2016

Ranked according to user reviews, a short course is defined by GolfAdvisor as 18-hole courses under 5,500 yards or nine-hole courses under 2,700 yards. Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., takes the list’s top spot, followed by Barn Hollow at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3.