The new ownership of the Vernon, N.J., property is in its second year of reviving turf by rotating play through its three nine-hole courses. An updated clubhouse is also getting positive feedback, and live entertainment may be offered this summer on a new deck that provides views of the valley. The Great Gorge at Mountain…
Ownership Changes in Works for Historic New Jersey, Wisconsin Resorts
The Vernon, N.J. property that is currently the site of the Legends Resort & Country Club and was originally built by Hugh Hefner as the Great Gorge Playboy Club is set to be acquired by Liberated Energy, which plans to create a “vibrant, eco-friendly, 55-and-over retirement community.” In Egg Harbor, Wis., the Alpine Resort & Golf Course has been listed for sale after 96 years of ownership by the Berschinger family.
Raising a Glass
Clubs are saluting their members by creating welcoming and comfortable pub and bar space—and getting enthusiastic recognition in return, in the form of more frequent and prolonged visits.
Great Gorge at Mountain Creek Reopens After Renovations
The golf course, which was purchased by Mountain Creek Resort in Vernon, N.J., last year, had been closed since 2015, and 50% of the putting surfaces had died. After a year of revitalization efforts, the golf course reopened on May 2, along with extensive renovations to the clubhouse. After being closed in 2015 and 2016,…