Hampshire CC, in Westchester County, N.Y., will be managed by Hampton Golf. Cherokee Ridge CC, part of a master-planned community in Union Grove, Ala., has selected Honours Golf Company for club management and membership marketing services.
Hampshire Country Club, a private golf club in Westchester County, N.Y. 30 minutes outside of Manhattan, has signed a management contract with Hampton Golf, based in Jacksonville, Fla. Hampshire is the first northeastern United States course to be added to Hampton Golf’s management portfolio, which includes many 18-hole championship golf courses, lifestyle clubhouse facilities, spas, hotels and residential communities in the southern U.S.
Hampshire CC’s 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Devereux Emmet and updated over the years by renowned architects Ed Ault, Frank Duane and Stephen Kay. Onsite amenities also include seven Har-Tru tennis courts, heated swimming and wading pools, a 35,000-sq. ft. clubhouse with pro shop, and food-and- beverage offerings ranging from executive dining to casual bar, grill or tapas room.
“We are pleased to be receiving inquiries about our management services from courses across the country,” said M.G. Orender, president of Hampton Golf and 33rd president of The PGA of America. “Hampshire Country Club is one of the finest country clubs in the (New York/New Jersey/Connecticut) Tri-State area, and we are committed to providing first-class membership and lifestyle offerings to its members and their guests.”
Hampton Golf’s centralized customer service center will handle phone communications, tee time and reservation bookings, data and credit collection, and outreach programs for Hampshire. The management firm says it has also launched a successful membership program that has already attracted a number of new members for 2013.
In another management firm appointment, Cherokee Ridge, a master planned community in Union Grove, Ala., has selected Honours Golf Company to provide club management and membership marketing services for its Cherokee Ridge Country Club.
Cherokee Ridge is located 11 miles south of Huntsville and has approximately 160 property owners who enjoy a full range of amenities at the private club, including an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and a fitness center. Members and visiting golfers can enjoy lunch and other refreshments at The Grill, and out-of-town visitors can stay overnight at the Lake House, a seven-room Cape Cod-inspired retreat with meeting facilities.
Opened in 1992, the 18-hole, 6,574-yard golf course is nestled in the rolling Appalachian foothills in northeast Alabama. Designed by Sammy Dean, the scenic course features a tree-lined layout with narrow Bermuda fairways and large, undulating Bentgrass greens. Golfers navigate around a 17-acre lake on the front nine, while the back nine twists through a forest of pines and hardwoods, with three holes offering a view of an 80-foot waterfall cascading into Lynn’s Creek. Course amenities include a 30-tee driving range, two putting greens and a practice bunker, as well as a fully stocked pro shop.
Cherokee Ridge has operated for the past twenty years as a private club. Effective October 1, 2012, the club will operate as a semi-private club. offering outside play along with affordable memberships.
“Honours Golf has a proven reputation as the most outstanding golf management company in the Southeast, with numerous success stories from its work with other golf courses and clubs,” said Cherokee Ridge’s developer, Sid McDonald.
“Cherokee Ridge is a beautiful property with exceptional potential,” said Bob Barrett, Chief Executive Officer of Honours Golf. “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to manage Cherokee Ridge and look forward to providing its members and guests the quality experience, excellent course conditions and special touches that Honours is known for. As an Alabama-based company, we are especially excited about adding another course to our portfolio of managed properties within the state.”
Other clubs currently operated by Honours Golf include the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Limestone Springs Golf Club in Oneonta, Ala; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss.; NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Craft Farms Golf Resort in Gulf Shores, Ala.