Tom Doak Rocks Cradle of American Golf with 10th Pinehurst Course

Pinehurst Resort will break ground on its first new golf course in nearly three decades this month, and it will be designed by Tom Doak, one of the most respected and decorated golf course architects of the modern era. Located four miles south of the main resort clubhouse, Doak’s 18-hole routing is expected to open Read more…

Champion Hills Nabs National Recognition for Mountain-Style Clubhouse

Champion Hills – Western North Carolina’s premier private golf community in the Blue Ridge Mountains – is 21st in Club + Resort Business’ “Top Ranked Clubhouses” in the U.S., with the full list available in the January 2022 issue. A leading trade publication based in Cleveland, “C + RB” covers the operations and management staff Read more…

The Club at Olde Cypress Unveils New-Look Clubhouse

The Club at Olde Cypress in Naples, Fla., has reopened its 34,000-square-foot clubhouse following the final phase of a major renovation of its interior and on the heels of a full-scale agronomic remastering of its golf course in 2021. Winter Park-based Soco Interiors transformed the golf shop, welcome area and offices with a contemporary palette Read more…

Fazio Takeover: CJ Cup at Congaree

As most golfers know by now, golf is big in South Carolina. How big, you ask? According to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (SCPRT), the game had a $3.3 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2021, contributing to 38,000 jobs and $18.3 million in Admissions Tax collections. “South Carolinians love Read more…

Golfers: There’s Still Time to Play 36 Holes a Day at Rumbling Bald

Earlier this autumn, Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf retreat on Lake Lure an hour east of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains, released its late fall and early winter golf packages amid high shoulder season demand. The 36-hole property’s original 18-hole track, Bald Mountain, is scheduled to close Nov. 7 through Dec. 31 for seasonal Read more…

Firmer, Faster Pinehurst No. 8 Now Open

Pinehurst No. 8 reopened on Sept. 2nd following agronomic and infrastructure enhancements highlighted by new TifEagle greens, fully restored bunkers with fresh sand, improved drainage throughout the course and the removal of invasive trees limiting views and inhibiting sunlight. Additionally, the existing Bermudagrass turf on tees and fairways was “fraise” mowed to remove thatch throughout Read more…

Western Carolinas: The Perfect Fall Golf Getaway

Champion Hills

Few golf destinations are set up as brilliantly for a fall golf getaway as the Western North and South Carolina. Imagine the sunshine of Florida mixed with the stunning fall foliage of New England – all set amid a tapestry of towering Blue Ridge Mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes – and you’ll get the picture. Read more…

Golf Destination Spotlight: Naples, Fla.

The late Pete Dye once referred to the late Arthur Hills as the “Mayor of Naples,” a friendly quip based on the sheer number of courses Hills designed in Collier and Lee Counties. With this tony town on Florida’s southwest Gulf Coast often referred to as the “Golf Capital of the World,” Hills’ de facto Read more…

Private, Semi-Private Clubs Get Creative

Champion Hills

Just two years ago, country clubs nearly resorted to begging to get new members to join. Many lowered or eliminated initiation fees, significantly impacting their capital budgets. Others reduced monthly dues or waived food and beverage minimum, negatively affecting their operating budgets. Fast forward to the midway point of 2022, and how the times have Read more…

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