Rendering of Drive Shack’s Orlando facility, which opened in April 2018. The emerging competitor to Topgolf is selling all 26 of its American Golf-owned properties to generate nearly $175 million in capital to put toward development of new “eatertainment” facilities. Eight of the properties that were sold are in California; buyers were not disclosed.
Through a “creative community partnership backed by external support,” the Edwardsville, Ill. club will be the site of the new Harry Gallatin SIUE Golf Practice Facility, named for the late coach of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The first phase of developing the facility will cost $350,000, all contributed by individual and corporate donors, for a 2,200-sq.…
Zaki Sheikh is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000 against the Edwardsville, Ill., club, claiming it stopped following United States Golf Association rules, which allowed a full handicap to be used in scoring tournaments, and “deprived him of benefits promised by membership to the club.”
Using “smart” watering technology designed to prevent unneeded irrigation, replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants and relying on recycled water when economically feasible are among the tactics that properties are using to comply with restrictions imposed by a 2009 law that mandates 20 percent statewide usage reduction by 2020. A drought emergency declared this year has intensified the need for conservation.
Rafael Barajas, CGCS, a member of the GCSAA Board of Directors, has never shied from hard work—and his efforts have paid off in helping him reach the pinnacle of his profession.
Today’s successful golf instruction programs offer something for everyone.
Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill., has launched a $350,000 renovation project of the ladies’ locker room. The remodeling will include a new state-of-the-art fitness area, all new tiles, carpeting, lockers, fixtures and furniture. The fitness area will overlook the 90-foot-long pool, wading pool and sun deck. Completion of the renovation is scheduled for…