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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program has recognized nine courses in the U.S. that have successfully addressed unique design challenges.
The CCE designation augments the Certified Club Manager certification and identifies club managers who have shown the ability to successfully serve as the most senior manager in a club.