The 6,000-sq. ft. reception hall and events center at the Slidell, La., property will feature a barn structure with exposed beams and a second story with a bridal suite and balcony. The property’s golf course is getting updated as well, touching on cart paths and tee boxes. The groundbreaking for The Sadie Jane, a 6,000-sq.…
New Owners Purchase Portions of Pinewood CC
Chris Smith purchased the 89-acre course and driving range in Slidell, La., for $850,000, and Luis Ochoa paid $300,000 for the ballroom, restaurant, bar, pool and tennis courts. Ochoa, who already had a lease agreement to operate the restaurant, bar and clubhouse, plans to invest $1.2 million, including adding a 6,000-sq. ft. events facility called…
City Gives Conditional Approval for Pinewood CC Sale
Chris Smith and Louis Ochoa are planning to purchase the Slidell, La., property for $1.15 million, and build a 6,500-sq. ft. event center while improving the quality of the golf course, starting with the greens. The city Planning Commission has given conditional approval to the resubdivision of the Pinewood Country Club in Slidell, La., a move that means…
New “Insiders” Lead Louisiana, Oregon Clubs
Justin Lotz has bought Oak Harbor GC in Slidell, La., after working there for 18 years, most recently as its Head Golf Professional. In Madras, Ore., Kah-Nee-Ta Golf Course is now leased by Brent Moschetti, a 20-year member, who formed a new management company to operate it.
Pinewood CC to Continue Operating Under New Owner
The city of Slidell, La., planned to purchase 86 acres of the golf course for $800,000 to build retention ponds, but Chris Smith and Louis Ochoa have offered to buy the property for $1.15 million and maintain it as a golf course, with immediate plans to upgrade the greens and fairways.
Slidell, La., to Buy Pinewood G&CC
The city council voted to purchase 86 of the property’s 96 acres for $800,000 in order to build large drainage detention ponds on the site. The club plans to sell the remaining 10 acres, including the clubhouse and pool, to the operator of NOLA Southern Grill, which provides food services at the property.
CMAA Names 100 New Certified Club Managers
The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training, and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management. The two classes are the final group of managers to earn their CCM under the Club Managers Association of America’s previous requirements, as new requirements became effective following the first administered CCM exam in January 2014.