California Golf Resorts Raise Money for Fire and Flood Relief

By | January 19, 2018

The Avila Beach Golf Resort and the Blacklack Golf Resort donated all greens fees from play on January 18th to the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund, and what was collected was matched by Rob Rossi, a local developer who owns both properties, through his Rossi Foundation. Additional donations will be accepted by contacting Avila Beach’s Head Golf Professional, Jay Farrior.

GCSAA Announces Environmental Leaders in Golf Winners

By | December 22, 2017

Anthony L. Williams, CGCS, Director of Golf and Landscape Operations of TPC Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club in Irving, Texas, has been chosen as the Overall and National Private recipient, while Jay Neunsinger of Boundary Oak Golf Course in Walnut Creek, Calif., is the National Public course winner, and Scott Main, CGCS, Mauna Kea […]

Medinah CC’s Surprising New Moves


As it continues to enhance its status as a golf mecca, the suburban Chicago property has also stepped up its game to provide a full range of year-round, family-oriented attractions. From when it was first established by a group of Shriners in 1924, Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, in suburban Chicago, has always been associated first […]

Investigation Finds Coachella Valley Golf Courses Reduced Water Use by 8%

By | July 28, 2016

According to an analysis by the Desert Sun, golf courses in the region fell short of statewide efforts to reduce water use by 25%. Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara, Calif., is addressing the water concerns by renovating the golf course using low-water grass, an updated irrigation system, native trees and improved drainage in a project expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

Montecito CC Renovations Underway

By | July 12, 2016

The Santa Barbara, Calif., club, which is owned by Ty Warner, who also owns Ty Inc., best known for creating Beanie Babies, will be complete by 2017. The golf course, which closed in January, will feature a new irrigation system that will use recycled water, and a new pool will be built while the clubhouse is refurbished.

Montecito CC Works to Conserve Water

By | June 23, 2016

The Santa Barbara, Calif., club is investing in sod that would further reduce water consumption, while using recycled water from the El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant. On track to open in 2017, the new irrigation system will control each individual sprinkler, while the total irrigated turf will scale back from 95 to 60 acres.