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 […]

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Obama Joins Robert Trent Jones GC

By | May 16, 2017

According to two current members, former President Barack Obama has joined the private Gainesville, Va., club after months of speculation over where he would take his game. Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., was rumored to be Obama’s front-runner for membership.

ClubCorp Announces Continued Growth, Oakhurst G&CC Acquisition, and Eric Affeldt’s Pending Retirement

By | April 12, 2017

The management firm reported its twelth consecutive quarter of growth while saying it would not pursue being acquired for the time being, noting that it had not received a purchase proposal for the entire company. The acquisition of Oakhurst G&CC in Clarkston, Mich., is ClubCorp’s fourth this year. Eric Affeldt will retire as Chief Executive Officer upon appointment of a successor.

Maryland, Florida Properties Undergo Management Transitions

By | March 15, 2017

ClubCorp has acquired Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Md., with plans for a multimillion-dollar renovation of the property’s dining amenities, social features, and other amenities. The city of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is in negotiations with Troon to take over operations of Tiger Point Golf Club, which has been managed by Integrity Golf since 2015.

Obama Gets Woodmont Invitation; South Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Pressured on Club Membership

By | January 24, 2017

The former President and his wife have been invited to join Woodmont CC in Rockville, Md. as “special members,” in an attempt to quell the dispute over whether they should be excluded because of the policies toward Israel that were instituted by his Adminstration. In South Carolina, Henry McMaster, expected to succeed Nikki Haley as Governor, came under fire for belonging to The Forest Lake Club of Columbia, S.C.