The first-ever LA Club Classic was held recently with Members from Porter Valley Country Club (Northridge, California); Braemar Country Club (Tarzana, California) and City Club LA enjoying a fun-filled weekend that included a Saturday night cocktail reception at the City Club LA and Sunday golf tournament at Braemar followed by an award ceremony.
Mingling among Members during the cocktail hour spurred a friendly competition that fired up the players for the next day’s tournament. The day of the tournament, participants and their family members attended a brunch hosted at Braemar, where Executive Chef James Morris showcased a variety of dishes and got rave reviews afterward.
During the tournament, two players from each club were teamed with two players from another club, leading to new friendships on the course. To spur on the competition, Director of Golf, Seth Jamison, included two closest-to-the-pin and longest-drive contests, with beverage stops along the way.
The day ended with an awards ceremony on the club’s scenic patio that was attended by the golfers as well as their family members. First, second, and third place teams received engraved LA Club Classic 2014 beer mugs and, after combining the top five scores from each club, Braemar was named the winning club and received the LA Club Classic Trophy to be displayed at the club until next year. Members were thrilled to represent their home club in this year’s tournament and are looking forward to playing again next year.
City Club LA was recently selected as the first private club to receive the American Academy Five Star Diamond Award! The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences agreed that City Club LA consistently maintains the overall standards of exceptional quality and outstanding performance necessary to designate them the finest in the category and classification.
Joseph Cinque, President of the AAHS said, “City Club is truly a place where professionals can benefit from becoming a Member and joining a premiere network. The Club's tradition offers excellent service and amenities, with a modern updated twist, making it a true Star Diamond recipient. Congratulations on this well deserved accolade!"
The award was presented by Joe Cinque to Larry Ahlquist, City Club LA General Manager.
About AAHS & The International Star Diamond Award
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is renowned worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the Academy bestows its coveted international star diamond award exclusively on Five and Six Star-quality hotels, spas, golf courses, restaurants, chefs, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, private clubs and high-end products. All recipients are deemed to be of pinnacle quality and global recognition. Over the past few decades, the INTERNATIONAL STAR DIAMOND AWARD has become the most recognized and prestigious emblem of achievement, the only true global awards program. http://www.stardiamondaward.com/