Outdoor furnishings are getting a makeover, as clubs dress up their al fresco dining and poolside hot spots. Post-game cocktails or a quick bite after a swim now mean more than good eats— they also mean good seats. As club and resort properties designate more capital to facility-wide improvements, they’re turning their attention to their…
Vestavia CC Reopens Renovated Course
The $6.5 million, 17-month project at the Birmingham, Ala. club has added new elements of fun for golfers at all levels, with one proclaiming “[it’s] like being at Disney World.” The club also built three tennis courts, repainted three hard courts, refurbished its ballroom and built a new outdoor patio area. After 17 months and…
Chattanooga (Tenn.) G&CC Tees Up Biggest Expansion in Decades
The $6 million project will include a redesign of the current pool with the addition of a zero-entry section for young children with splash pads. Also, a new adult pool with pool bar will be built. In addition, a new fitness center will go up along with an upscale outdoor and screened-in dining area. “We needed to be more family-friendly,” says General Manager Michael Murray. “We hope [the club] can be a one-stop shop.”
Vestavia CC Plans $10M Makeover
The 18-hole golf course at the Birmingham, Ala., property will see $6.5 million of changes, with an overhaul of the irrigation system, greens, sod, cart path, bunkers and water feature. The plan for the property-wide renovations was approved in June, and work on the course is expected to be complete in early 2018.
An innovative approach to progressive dinners at Vestavia CC has resulted in wait lists of 200 members vying for a spot.
Former Club Chef Featured on National Public Radio
Clayton Sherrod related his story of working his up from kitchen worker at age 13 to executive chef at age 19—a position he gained after being told by the General Manager to take care of the kitchen “until we find another chef.” National Public Radio (NPR) recently featured an interview with Clayton Sherrod, an African-American…
Vestavia CC to Renovate Golf Course
The Birmingham, Ala., club hired architect Lester George to design the master plan of renovations, which will affect tees, greens, fairways, mowing patterns and bunkers on all 18 holes. Goals of the master plan are to create a golf course that is playable for all members, attracts future events, corrects infrastructure deficiencies and increases the environmental sensitivity of the course.