Developer American Links plans to rejuvenate the municipal golf course by keeping the Dick Wilson-designed golf course largely intact, adding a Topgolf facility, and building an 80-100-room hotel or clubhouse. The developer is leasing the land for 29 years, and will cover the entire cost of the project. Developer American Links will orchestrate an $86 […]
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., and the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz., are among the golf properties attempting to attract children, families, women and friends of regular golfers through activities such as croquet tournaments, craft-beer tasting events, and free equipment rentals for children. With fewer people playing the game than […]
The National Golf Foundation studied guests at the entertainment facilities who play traditional on-course golf as well as those who don’t, and found that overall, nearly a third said that playing Topgolf leads them to play more traditional golf. Among non-golfers, more than half said that playing at the venues had positively influenced their interest in playing green-grass rounds.
Few think that Topgolf is a threat to the traditional golf club because the experience is so different. But it touches golf, and it has the potential to be disruptive—or to help grow the game.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has given approval for lease negotiations to begin with potential developers of about 200 acres of the former Coyote Canyon landfill outside of Newport Beach, Calif. The leading plan would build an 18-hole short course, a double-ended, double-decker driving range, 12,000-sq. ft. clubhouse, 16,000 sq. ft. of ballrooms and wedding gardens, and a food court with a patio.
Many properties in Florida, including The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, The River Club and Legacy Golf Club in Bradenton, and Crosswinds GC in Savannah, Ga., have reopened following minimal damage from Hurricane Irma. The Wilderness at Lake Jackson (Texas) showed creative thinking in preparation for Hurricane Harvey by positioning its equipment on elevated points […]