Diving Right In


While challenges are inevitable, renovating an outdoor pool space can pay big dividends. By Pamela Brill, Contributing Editor As an integral part of the club and resort experience, pools offer members and guests the perfect opportunity to cap off a hot day on the golf course, or for young families to spend some quality time […]

High Style


The furniture at Cheyenne Mountain Resort provides comfort and rustic flair for this mountain retreat. Cheyenne Mountain Resort Colorado Springs, Colo. Opened: October 1985 Renovation: A $24 million renovation was completed in April 2010, including all guest rooms and public areas, that incorporated redesigned furniture, fixtures and equipment, wall coverings, carpeting and lighting. Indoor Furniture: […]

Wide Open Spaces


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 […]


Bringing the Inside Out


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 […]


Blank Canvas


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 […]


At the Heart of the Course


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 […]