Arcis Golf has assumed operation of Weston Hills, located outside of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Fla., and Troon Golf has been selected to manage Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga.
Arcis Golf has assumed operation of Weston Hills Country Club, a private-membership country club located outside of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Fla.
Weston Hills has two 18-hole golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Tour Course was built in 1990 and is 7,069 yards from the championship tees, while the Players Course was built in 1995 and stretches to 7,272 yards.
Weston Hills has hosted the PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational (1992-2001), the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions (1997), and continues to host various USGA qualifying events.
The club also has eight lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a children’s wading area. The 50,000-sq. ft. clubhouse includes a member dining room and bar overlooking the golf courses, and private rooms for up to 300-plus guests accommodate special events, receptions, banquets, and meetings.
“Arcis is committed to significantly enhancing the member experience and lifestyle at Weston Hills, both on and off the golf course,” said Blake Walker, CEO of Arcis Golf, which also owns the club. “During the coming months, we look forward to meeting with the membership and engaging in a dialogue regarding potential improvements to both overall club quality and service levels, addressing what our contemporary membership most desires.
“It is an exciting time to be a member of Weston Hills,” Walker continued. “We greatly appreciate the continued support of our members and the community, and look forward to building an exciting future together.”
Weston Hills is part of Arcis’ differentiated portfolio of nearly 60 clubs, making the Dallas, Texas-based firm the second-largest fee-simple owner-operator of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs in the U.S.
Other properties in the Arcis portfolio include The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Wash.; The Club at Ruby Hill in Pleasanton, Calif.; Ancala Country Club in Phoenix, Ariz.; Cowboys Golf Club in Dallas, Texas, Eagle Brook Country Club in Geneva, Ill., and, Hunt Valley Country Club in Baltimore, Md.
“Around the country, we are thoroughly reinventing each of our clubs to be more relevant to today’s consumers and their families,” said Walker. “We are reimagining the way our members and guests live, connect, and play.”
Château Élan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga., announced that it has selected Troon Golf to manage its golf operations and clubhouse food-and-beverage operations.
Owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital, the 45-hole club is located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Atlanta and is part of the beautiful Château Élan Winery & Resort.
Château Élan recently completed an extensive clubhouse renovation and expansion. Designed by Blur Workshop, an Atlanta, Ga.-based architectural firm, the golf clubhouse now includes a new front porch and players’ lounge, a newly redesigned golf shop and expanded locker rooms with new finishes and fixtures, as well as a new roof, paint and landscaping around the exterior.
The club’s restaurant has been rebranded as “The Sarazen Bar & Grille” and now includes a large central bar, an open dining room layout, an entirely new 1,053 sq. ft. back porch for outdoor dining, and a new “backyard” area with lounge seating and fire pits for before or after dinner enjoyment.
Château Élan Golf Club features two 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole, par-3 Short Course, and all three courses are open to resort and daily-fee play.
The Club’s Château Course opened in 1989 and was designed by Denis Griffiths. The 7,030-yard, par-71 course winds along three lakes and two creeks, with water coming into play on 10 of the 18 holes.
The Woodlands Course, also a Denis Griffiths design, opened for play in 1996. The rolling hills and tree-lined fairways of the 6,735-yard, par-72 course provide spectacular views on nearly every hole.
The Club’s Short Course is located behind the Inn at Château Élan and features beautifully landscaped holes varying in length from 100 yards to more than 200 yards.
Château Élan’s “Wee Links” short-game practice facility offers a place for guests to practice putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. To assist guests in further improving their short games, Château Élan is now home to a Dave Pelz Golf School, with one-day clinics as well as two- and three-day schools available throughout the year.
In addition to golf, Château Élan also eight restaurants, a tennis center and an equestrian center. The Winery has 32 acres of vines located on a 3,500-acre estate that also includes a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, and a 35,000-sq. ft. European spa mansion.
“We are excited to have two industry leaders as our golf partners,” said Keith Manning, VP of Asset Management for Wheelock Street Capital. “Troon and Dave Pelz Golf are both considered frontrunners in their respective fields.”
Added Mitch Harrell, President of Troon Golf: “Château Élan is a stunning property. We’re excited about the recent clubhouse enhancements and improvements made around the club. Our golf and F&B teams will now look to enhance the entire guest experience at the Château Élan Golf Club.”