To celebrate it’s 50th anniversary, Skyline CC is hosting a months worth of throw-back, 60s-themed member events.
Skyline Country Club, Tucson, Ariz., first opened its doors in 1962. And to celebrate its 50th year, the club will give its members the chance to step back into that era, through an elaborate series of ‘60s-inspired celebrations that will kick off on New Year’s Eve.
Throughout the month of January, a series of themed golf, tennis, social and dining events that will take place. Tennis players will use wooden rackets and wear traditional tennis whites during skills competitions. Golf champions and Skyline PGA Pro Chris Dompier will use vintage 1960s-era golf clubs in special tournaments. Social nights will feature food from the 1960s, and a small-scale vintage automobile display is planned.
The celebration will culminate with an Open House on January 27, 2012, that will take over all three floors of Skyline’s clubhouse and be attended by members, local dignitaries and media. During the Open House, Jesse Thorpe, General Manager, hopes to officially invite 50 new members to join the private country club.
In addition to the ‘60s-themed events in January, two permanent changes to the country club will be completed in time for the anniversary celebration. The club’s lower-level casual dining area will be transformed into an entertaining pub, The Nineteenth Hole, that will feature a pool table, flat-screen TVs, and a bar serving food and drinks. The country club will also hold a “Name the Golf Holes” contest for members in January, to give each of the holes on Skyline’s 18-hole course new identities to be known by for the next half-century, and beyond.
“We’re proud of our long history as part of the foothills community,” says Thorpe. “We look forward to celebrating with our current members and to welcoming new members to the club, as well as celebrating many more years of connecting and giving back to the community.”