The city of Wilmington, N.C., announced the opening of its new nine-hole, public course. The former 18-hole course was purchased seven years ago and underwent a $2.7 million transformation to create the new, smaller course along with a public park, walking trail, bocce courts and other features. After seven years, the city of Wilmington, N.C.…
More and more public courses and facilities seem to be realizing they need to be more club- and resort-like to attract new business.
Properties are heeding members’ requests for more elaborate, top-notch pool facilities, with projects that range from cosmetic updates to full-fledged, resort-style renovations. As one of the most ubiquitous components of club and resort life, pools are the bread and butter for many facilities. But once pools begin to degrade and no longer represent the lifestyle…
The $8 million renovation has already made the facility “a major attraction for new members,” reports General Manager Jessi Reutter. A second phase of facility enhancements, a $5 million clubhouse renovation that will focus on main dining facilities and expansion of outdoor social gathering areas, is scheduled for the summer of 2018.
The San Angelo, Texas property is the featured facility among four private clubs that will be recognized through the 2017 United States Tennis Association awards as part of the organization’s semi-annual meeting, to be held in New York in September, in conjuction with the U.S. Open. Others recognized among private facilities include Cape Fear CC, Dataw Island Club Tennis Center, and Overland Park Racquet Club.
Careful execution of a two-phase master plan to revamp dining venues and create a new stand-alone Family Activity Center at Cape Fear CC has boosted F&B sales, sparked a new membership wave, and brought the generations together at North Carolina’s oldest private club.
The three-hole short course will be christened on May 2, and will be used by The First Tee of Greater Wilmington. The $1 million-plus renovation also includes multiple sets of tees, a short driving range, and a practice green.
The $3.2 million project at the Wilmington, N.C., property has been ongoing for the past six years, and has included stormwater improvements, installation of a walking path, and construction of a nine-hole golf course on the property’s former front-nine.
When Charlie Garaventa, Food & Beverage Manager of The Country Club of Landfall took it upon himself to provide an extraordinary service for a member, he found his own rewards.
Charlie Garaventa, Food & Beverage Manager at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., will help Ingela Kirby, 74, get off dialysis when the operation is performed on February 2. Garaventa, whose son benefitted from a donor 10 years ago and has since been active in promoting kidney donations, offered to get tested to see if he was a match for Kirby after she told him in a dining-room conversation that none had been found. He was also inspired to “pay it forward” by an annual charity event held at the club that supports the cause.
The neighborhood association of the Wilmington, N.C. property filed a court motion to stop the development plans of the Matrix Development group and to gain a permanent injunction to ensure continued operation of the golf course.
The Rick Robbins-designed course that is part of a community development in Leland, N.C., outside of Wilmington, is the first new-build course in North Carolina since the Dormie Club opened in 2010.
Some council members said they were concerned that the municipal golf course’s rate hike would financially subsidize the Inland Greens golf course, which is under construction and won’t be operational until 2017.
The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., now offers a weekly dinner for which 75-100% of everything on the plate is locally sourced.
When put together perfectly, both food and wine taste better.