Las Colinas Country Club and Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas, recently hosted the 4th Annual North Texas Tennis Championship, an annual tournament with teams North Texas ClubCorp clubs that continues to grow each year. All levels of play make for a tournament that a beginner or seasoned tennis player can enjoy.
This year, 194 players played 140 matches - that's 350 sets – during two days of sweat, emotion and giving it their all on the court. Gleneagles Country Club in Plano walked away as the "2015 ClubCorp North Texas Tennis Champions” and the club will proudly display the traveling trophy until 2016 crowns a new champion.
Adding to the excitement was the celebrity sighting of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks, who was in attendance cheering on his wife who represented Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield. Hendricks also was kind enough to pose for photos with tournament organizers.
Kudos the host clubs and all the North Texas Tennis Pros for bringing this type of Member tennis experience to North Texas!
AvidGolfer recently revealed its highly anticipated Best of Private Clubs 2015 listing, and we’re pleased to announce that ClubCorp was ranked among numerous categories!
In the Best Country Club – First Class Category, meaning the Initiation Fee is between $25,001 and $59,999, two ClubCorp clubs nabbed top spots. Stonebriar Country Club was named No. 2, and Gleneagles Country Club, called “the best of the best,” was named No. 4.
The Best Country Club – Mid-Priced Category (Initiation Fees between $10,001 and $25,000) saw two more ClubCorp clubs win titles. Las Colinas Country Club came in fourth, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club won the No. 5 title with its innovative and “unbelievable” dual membership – a great value for its Members. Touted for its consistently excellent service, AvidGolfer said, “If you like Sunday brunch, it doesn’t get much better than Las Colinas Country Club.”
In the category Best Country Club – Value-Priced Category, ClubCorp clubs swept all top five places! Coming in at No. 1 was Trophy Club Country Club, followed by Brookhaven Country Club at No. 2. The Clubs of Prestonwood earned the No. 3 spot, followed by Canyon Creek Country Club and Hackberry Creek Country Club in the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. AvidGolfer said, “This category could be dubbed, ‘The Category that ClubCorp Built;’ it is true, all five of these clubs are ClubCorp clubs, and that just further proves how the company excels at cultivating top-notch, family-friendly country clubs that don’t cost an arm and a leg.”
Stonebriar Country Club came in first place in overall Best Value, and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club was named No. 3 on the same list, followed by Trophy Club Country Club at No. 4. Timarron Country Club was named the No. 1 Best Golf Club in the First-Class Category, as well.
Congratulations to our wonderful DFW-area clubs!
Some Members of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, had an incredible night recently watching Major League Soccer when FC Dallas faced off against the Seattle Sounders led by World Cup star, Clint Dempsey. A group of Gleneagles finest junior Members had the honor of escorting the FC Dallas team onto the field before the televised game.
The kids had pre-game field access and all got high-fives from Clint Dempsey and Kenny Cooper, Jr., also of the Seattle Sounders and whose father, Kenny Cooper, Sr. – who had his own formidable career playing professional
soccer – is a Member at Gleneagles.
When Kenny Cooper, Jr. recognized the kids were from Gleneagles, he stopped to say hello. It was a special moment. The kids also got to high-five the entire FC Dallas team as they came off of the field from their pre-game warm up.
In the stands sitting in mid-field seats were 50 Gleneagles Members cheering on the youngsters as well as their home-town FC Dallas team, which earned a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders. It was a night both parents and kids will not forget.
For more photos of the event click here to check out their Facebook Album: FC Dallas Night
When the Golf Staff at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas, first created STAG, the club’s weekly men’s golf gathering, they kept in mind their goal of connecting Members. Calling the event STAG fit perfectly as the word means “without a partner at a social gathering.” The nine-hole event is held Wednesday evenings with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start and features varying formats, from Best Ball, to Scramble, even the dreaded Alternate Shot.
"We wanted to create a very low stress, fun environment that would encourage a ‘mixing’ of partners to help grow roots across the base of the Membership of the Men's Golf Association," said Chad Pinson, Head Golf Professional.
The first STAG Night was held in 2008 and only fielded 12 players. The event has grown over the years, now fielding an amazing 70 to 80 players every week, with a growing waiting list. The demand is so great that the Golf Staff will now be blocking both the front and back nine to accommodate up to 120 players.
"The biggest benefit we never anticipated was how important this event has become in our retention efforts," says Chad, "Once a new Member comes out and plays one of these events he immediately gets hooked to what we've got going on here."