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New Beginnings

As 2012 comes to an official close tonight, our company has many things to look back on with pride and a huge sense of accomplishment.
We hope your year has been wonderful as well!

2012 was full of transformation. Our reinvention list is long and puts us one big step closer to accomplishing our goal of making each and every Club the absolute best it can be.
Among the list of Clubs reinvented in 2012 were:

In addition, ClubCorp welcomed three new properties to the family! In 2012 we acquired:

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Giving Back

This year we sponsored an amazing ClubCorp Charity Classic. With all our Clubs participating in a unique way we were able to raise a grand total of almost $2 million for charity, with results still coming in! Some of the top grossing events were held at:

Thank you again to all our phenomenal Members, Sponsors, Employee Partners and everyone else who helped make this years' Charity Classic such a success!

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Memorable Moments

We urge you to scroll back on our blog to relive all the wonderful and unique stories from this year!

Although everything was noteworthy, some of our favorites were:

Honorary Lifetime Memberships awarded to Wounded Veterans at annual Warrior Open

East Coast Clubs help create Magical Moments amidst Hurricane Sandy

Audubon certification awarded to Oak Pointe Country Club

Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp CEO, Named Third Most Powerful Person in Golf

ClubCorp Chefs travel to Napa Valley

Canyon Crest Country Club wins 2012 Acura ClubCorp Team Championship

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Here we go 2013!

Looking forward to the upcoming new year, we plan to continue expanding and improving, always searching for new and better ways to serve our Members.

Thank you for being a wonderful and invaluable part of our ClubCorp family and see you in 2013!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
But when it comes to Clay Hayner's transformational photography, a thousand words are not enough.

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ClubCorp Photographer Clay Hayner

"Clay is so easy-going and patient," said ClubCorp Senior Director of Marketing Services Kristy Morgan. "He just rolls with it. So many photographers have huge egos, but Clay is the opposite and so easy to work with."

Since he was brought on as the company photographer in 2010, Clay has gone about completely redoing and re-branding the company photography, shooting 79 of the company's 154 locations so far.

According to Morgan, the company's photography is unique in that a vast majority of the photo shoots are done with Members, through casting calls held at the Clubs. This gives the photography a much more authentic and real feel.

ClubCorp would like to thank Photo District News for the wonderful article! The company is honored to have a mastermind such as Clay on the team. Click here to read the article.

On December 4, 2012, Las Vegas Bride and Beautiful Bride magazines, two of the largest bridal magazines in Las Vegas, hosted the 2012 Las Vegas Wedding Awards.

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The awards are very prestigious and taken very seriously by brides-to-be. You can either be nominated by a vendor or a wedding party, and thousands of votes are cast before the final three are sent to a panel of experts.

Out of the sea of possible wedding reception sites in the city, the panel chose Bear's Best as the Best Reception Site for 2012.

"Obviously, there is a ton of competition for the awards and we are very excited because it is the first one we've received," said Club Private Events Director Gordon Parker, pictured here at the awards ceremony

According to Parker, reception bookings have increased dramatically since the Club recently remodeled their banquet room into the breath-taking, and now award-winning, venue it is today.

Additionally, as if winning Best Reception Site wasn't enough, three out of the four vendors the Club offers in their wedding package (the Club's disc jockey, photographer and baker) all won awards in their respective fields at the Las Vegas Wedding Awards.

You would have a hard time finding a more award-winning group of players for your big day!

Congratulations to the wonderful private events team at Bear's Best Las Vegas!

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Formal white dinner jackets are guaranteed to make an impressionable entrance, even at a James Bond Skyfall premiere.

A few days before opening night, at a very limited premiere at the Malco Paradiso theater in Memphis, Tenn., a group from The Crescent Club in Memphis arrived in true Bond fashion, dressed to the nines in classic cocktail attire after attending a delightful cocktail mixer at the Club.

Through Columbia Pictures, the Club obtained two dozen passes for the private viewing and invited some of the Club’s newest Members, Bell Ringers, Board of Governors and Committee Members to attend.

The Club challenged the attendees by offering to make a donation to the Memphis Music Foundation for each gentlemen who came in a white jacket. The result was a glamorous group and a near $500 donation to the worthy foundation, which helps offer music lessons and instruments to children who cannot afford them.

Once they were at the theater, a representative from Columbia Pictures invited Club Manager Charles Shepherd to address the packed theater. Shepherd explained the meaning behind the white jackets and drew attention to the great work the Club was doing within the community.

If you missed out on Skyfall, stay tuned for more upcoming Columbia Pictures events at The Crescent Club!

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