Wide Open Spaces

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With interest in fitness amenities growing, clubs are responding in kind by expanding fitness centers literally, and visually, through square footage and clever design. By Diana Mirel, Contributing Editor When the new fitness facility at Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif., was built in 2005, there was some pushback from members. “When we built […]

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Bringing the Inside Out

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Well-conceived patio areas can help properties take full advantage of their real estate and extend members’ stays well into the evening hours. By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor No longer relegated to a solo spot off the 18th hole, outdoor patios are popping up all over club and resort properties: alongside the pool, just off the […]


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Blank Canvas

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The Tent Pavilion at Bradford Country Club in Haverhill, Mass., is a casually elegant space that is easily customized for events from golf outings to weddings. By Diana Mirel, Contributing Editor When the Murphy family purchased Bradford Country Club in Haverhill, Mass., two years ago, one of its goals was to improve the club’s event […]


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At the Heart of the Course

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While stunning views and rolling fairways have long been selling points for golf courses, maintenance facilities serve as the heart of the greens—and clubs are now making sure they get the respect they deserve. By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor SUMMING IT UP Creating a clean and efficient maintenance facility streamlines operations and ensures optimum course […]


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Perfectly Pitched

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Event tents provide properties with versatility and style. Inspired events begin with inspired venues. And increasingly, many clubs and resorts are finding that one of the most reliable sources of inspiration can come from creative use of outdoor tents, no matter what the occasion, or season. Properties are finding outdoor tents to be a great […]


Delighting in the Details

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Mountain Ridge CC took everything back to the drawing board, to dress up its classic clubhouse for a milestone year and get its second century off to an exciting start. By Joe Barks, Editor It took years before the members of Mountain Ridge Country Club moved to make up for lost time—but once they did, […]