For this group on the Top 20 list, the locker rooms are profiled for Bear’s Paw Country Club in Naples, Fla.; Glenwild Golf Club in Park City, Utah; Mayfield Country Club in South Euclid, Ohio; Inglewood Golf Club, Kenmore, Wash.; and Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Club + Resort Business has released its list of Top Ranked Locker Rooms for 2021.
The rankings reflect the judges’ scoring of data provided on the size of the locker rooms; number of lockers; extras such as shoe services and televisions; availability of dining and a bar, and amenities such as therapeutics, spa and sauna. Photos and other background information submitted with each entry were also considered.
The judges scored each entry independently, assigning points to the various aspects of the data and information submitted. The complete list can be seen at https://clubandresortbusiness.com/club-resort-business-top-ranked-locker-rooms/.
16. Bear’s Paw Country Club, Naples, Fla.
Construction on Bear’s Paw Country Club began in the late 1970’s and was started by Shelter Corporation of Winnipeg, Canada. John Murphy, an oil man from Columbus, Ohio entered into a contract for the purchase of 245 acres, for the purpose of building a golfing community with a natural setting and embracing wildlife. Murphy concurrently entered into an agreement with Jack Nicklaus Design to construct an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Golf Course. At this time, Golden Gate Boulevard and Airport Pulling Road were solely two-lane roads with little development on either side.
The Bear’s Paw name had an obvious reference to the “Golden Bear,” a Jack Nicklaus trademark. The official ribbon cutting ceremony of Bear’s Paw Country Club was held on December 3, 1980 with Jack Nicklaus and Graham Lount doing the honors and several professional golfers participating in the inaugural events.
In March of 1980, the owners decided to establish the first articles of incorporation and the first Board of Governors. In December of 1985, the Members officially took over and the first annual meeting was held in January of the next year.
In 2005, Bear’s Paw Country Club celebrated its 25th anniversary. It was a celebration of friendship, golf and recognition of Bear’s Paw as a “pathfinder” of Golf Course Communities in Naples, Florida. Course Architect, Jack Nicklaus was present for the festivities and was quoted saying “Bear’s Paw is one of the most unique golfing communities in the nation” and described the Signature Golf Course as “one of the most playable, yet challenging and fun courses” he’s been a part of.
In 2015, the members of Bear’s Paw determined that it was time for a complete restoration of our “Jack Nicklaus Signature Design” golf course. Here is a list of items that were included in the Golf Course Restoration Project:
New Jack Nicklaus “Signature” greens
New greens were regrassed with TifEagle Bermuda
New green side and fairway bunkers
New practice putting green
New short game practice green adjacent to #10 tee
New short game practice green and bunker near the back tee of the practice range
New practice range with improved target greens including new back tee complex
New irrigation system including new pump station
New concrete cart paths
All tees leveled and many tees expanded in size
New set of forward tees
Entire course, fairways, tees and rough regrassed with Celebration Bermuda
New comfort stations
During Jack’s first site visit on Friday, February 20, 2015 he made it very clear to us that he planned to deliver a completely new golf course that would be more interesting, more fun and very playable for all skill levels. He also indicated our new course would be more “visually attractive” due to the re-building of all the bunkers.
In 2018, members voted for a complete clubhouse and fitness center renovation. The old building was demolished in the summer of 2018 and the construction of the brand new one started short after that. The new, state-of-the-art clubhouse opened its doors for members on November 1, 2019 – delivered on time and on budget.
17. Glenwild Golf Club, Park City, Utah
The Glenwild Golf Club sits on a pristine 950-acre sanctuary in Park City, Utah and features a magnificent clubhouse and spa surrounded by a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course..
Fewer than 200 homes make this gated retreat as exclusive as it is desirable, offering a four-season lifestyle amid expansive, flower-filled meadows and majestic alpine slopes.
A host of recreational amenities are available including dining, spa facilities and treatment rooms, Camp Glenwild with indoor and outdoor activities for children, a fitness facility, and an exceptional year-round swimming facility. Fly fishing and tennis are offered during the summer months with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.
The 7,564-yard, par-71 championship golf course challenges players of all levels while complementing the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. With superb routing, awe-inspiring scenery, and a fine staff of caddies, the course features a meandering creek with a series of lakes and shot values that enhance its playability and scenic appeal, ensuring that it will become known as one of the finest golf courses in America. And that’s just the beginning.
18. Mayfield Country Club, South Euclid, Ohio
Our Locker Rooms at Mayfield Country Club underwent a renovation this Spring. The renovation, included a new tile walkway, new carpeting throughout, as well as electrostatic painting of the Club’s existing Lockers. Mayfield CC has large oversized lockers that look great and in talking with our Members they prefer the larger lockers compared to smaller wooden lockers that we considered for this project. Both Locker rooms were painted from top to bottom, including staining of all woodwork throughout both Locker Rooms. Lighting concerns were also addressed, the end result is two beautiful, brighter and freshened up Locker Rooms.
With the help our interior decorator, Linda Chittock, our Ladies Locker Room was opened up with the removal of several rows of Lockers to create additional open seating and conversation areas. While all of the improvements have been wonderful, one of our best assets remains our long time and hardworking Locker Room Manager, Mike Revello. He has been an excellent and extremely dedicated Locker Room Manager, in addition to running both Locker Rooms, he helps to run our Laundry Room and oversees the cleaning of our Fitness Room here at the Club. Our Members have been and continue to be very pleased with the renovations of both Locker Rooms here at Mayfield.
19. Inglewood Golf Club, Kenmore, Wash.
Inglewood Golf Club is a rare gem in the Pacific Northwest. Located on the North end of Lake Washington, Inglewood has been the premier golf destination for just over 100 years. Inglewood’s Men’s and Women’s locker rooms should be considered top-ranked because they both have high attention to detail and architectural beauty. Our locker rooms embodies the Inglewood way by being sophisticated and elegant, all while being functional to the members.
Our expert caretakers take pride in their locker rooms, making sure they are always in the best working condition and cleanliness to the members. Members and guests alike extremely enjoy their experiences in our locker rooms. The Men’s Locker room boasts approximately 300 full and half-sized lockers, a dining and bar area, and full showers and washrooms. The Women’s locker room has been remodeled in the last 3 years and is stunning.
The remodel added much more room for lockers, full washrooms, and a lounge/library all while one will have a view of our peaceful courtyard.
20. Beach Point Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Our majestic locker rooms are at the gateway to our beautiful waterfront. Since we are a beach, yacht and tennis club, our facilities have a Nantucket motif incorporating colors of sand, sea and sky.
Situated facing the majestic Mamaroneck River, Beach Point Club plays host to a wide range of upscale private and corporate events throughout the year. The efficient catering and management team here helps you in hosting your dream event hassle free. The picturesque locale is an eye candy and one of the many reasons that make this club an ideal venue for hosting a special event. Every year, many couples decide to tie the knot at this wonderful venue set against the backdrop of clear skies and pristine waters. Beach Point Club also features swimming pools, restaurants and tennis courts.
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