KKR Acquires The Bay Club Company

By | July 30, 2018

The San Francisco-based company, formerly known as Western Athletic Clubs, was acquired from York Capital Management and minority investors. The Bay Club Company, which markets itself as operating “urban sports resorts” and “lifestyle campuses” that “bridge the gap between fitness and hospitality,” acquired three California country clubs in the past two years. Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts […]

Bohemian Club Workers Stage Two-Day Strike

By | April 27, 2018

About 100 employees were expected to be part of a planned strike over a labor dispute at the San Francisco club that is the result of nearly nine months of tense bargaining between the workers’ union and the club’s management. The club has said it is willing to raise wages beginning May 1, with an […]

New CMAA Officers and Board Announced

By | March 12, 2018

Bobby Crifasi of New Orleans CC has been elected as President of the Club Managers Association of America for 2018, Randall Ruder of the Beach Point Club will be this year’s Vice President, and Mark Bado of Myers Park CC will be Secretary-Treasurer. Four Board members were elected or re-elected as Directors, with five others continuing to serve.

Merion GC’s Wicker Basket Emblem Wins “Logo Madness” Poll

By | March 9, 2018

In a nod to college basketball’s “March Madness,” PGA Tour pro Zac Blair and “The Fried Egg” website had social-media followers cast votes for “Logo Madness” bracket pairings. Merion GC’s iconic flagstick logo ousted Winged Foot GC’s in the final; other clubs that made the “Final Four” included Pasatiempo GC and Sleepy Hollow GC.

Aronimink GC to Host 2027 PGA Championship, 2020 Women’s PGA

By | November 14, 2017

Club officials and the PGA of America are expected to make the formal announcement on November 14 that the Newtown Square, Pa., property will host the events. Next September, the property will host the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA Tour FedExCup playoff events. Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., has been awarded […]

The Olympic Club to Host 2028 PGA Championship, 2032 Ryder Cup

By | November 9, 2017

The San Francisco property has hosted 10 USGA events, including five U.S. Opens, on its Lake Course. The course, which opened in 1924, was designed by Willie Watson and built by club superintendent Sam Whiting, and later redesigned in 1927. The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., will host the 2028 PGA Championship and the […]