Rocco Cambareri, who died last year after a career as a head pro at courses in Westchester County, N.Y., had created a development company to create a new 9-hole, par-3 course on the site of the former Shallow Creek Golf Course, which closed in 2007. Yorktown officials are now working with a partner of Cambareri’s to extend the time for development, and efforts continue to obtain grants and raise funds, in addition to $250,000 secured from a Foundation three years ago.
The Ardmore, Pa., property will host the Curtis Cup, a biennial competition matching female amateurs from the U.S. against those from Great Britain and Ireland, for the second time. The event will mark the end of the property’s nine-year break from hosting championships, after it hosted the U.S. Open in 2013.
The Scarsdale, N.Y. club has had a long-running dispute with the owners of an adjacent $3.7 million home who have sued over errant shots falling into their property and recently secured several rulings in their favor. “If we reach a point where clubs have to redo tees and holes [because of similar complaints], it could become a real financial burden,” says one golf industry executive.
While typically courts have ruled in favor of clubs when adjacent property owners complain about errant shots, recent reversal of a ruling in a case involving Quaker Ridge GC could set a problematic precedent.
Darryl Benton reportedly struck the Scarsdale, N.Y., club’s caddy master in the head following a disagreement regarding lost money in the clubhouse’s soda machine.
Squash, platform tennis and other specialty racquet sports are seeing a resurgence at club facilities across the country.