Bighorn GC Opens $70M Clubhouse


The 79,000-sq. ft. facility at the Palm Desert, Calif., property was unveiled to members at a ribbon-cutting on November 6. The clubhouse includes six indoor/outdoor dining areas, expansive locker rooms, a boardroom complete with video conferencing abilities, a jewelry shop in the pro shop, and four penthouses on the top floor. The owners and members […]

How Clubs Are Reinventing Snack Bars


With fresh, fast and casual fare, snack bars are becoming one of the hottest dining spots at the club. When someone asks Ben Lorenzen what he does for a living, he smiles and says, “I run a small restaurant.” In truth, Lorenzen is the Creative Director and Director of Aquatics & Fitness at Champions Run […]

Dairy Creek GC to Scale Back Amid Water Crisis

By | August 18, 2017

Three months ago, the San Luis Obispo, Calif., property received its final allocation of reclaimed water from the California Men’s Colony prison until December. The county is planning to convert it to a nine-hole course, using the front nine to expand the driving range and potentially add a three- or five-hole practice facility. The water […]

Cantigny GC’s Honey Bees Create Quite a Buzz

By | July 14, 2017

The club’s “Bee Barometer Project” is aimed at changing public perception about golf courses’ roles in conservation and land management. Cantigny Golf Club, Wheaton, Ill., owned by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and managed by KemperSports, is home to an industry-leading honeybee health program, led by Cantigny’s Director of Agronomy Scott Witte. Witte, who has […]

How the Cubs Inspired a New Dish at Dubuque G&CC


For Dubuque G&CC’s Executive Chef Chad Myers, the 2016 World Series inspired a dish that is both ballpark and fine-dining worthy. The passion that drives me to be the best chef I can was only ever focused on to the other love of my life: sports. At an early At an early age, I was mesmerized […]