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Official Women's Day

The Georgia General Assembly recently approved a resolution by Patrina King (pictured top photo, left), founder of Golf Women Mean Business and Member of The Commerce Club in Atlanta, to have June 6 recognized as Women's Golf Day in Georgia. 

To mark this very special occasion, Members celebrated big – enjoying a full day of club-scheduled activities. Participants started the day with official remarks at the Georgia State Capitol; enjoyed lunch, a social reception, and a nine-hole contest at Eagle's Landing Country Club in Stockbridge; and closed the day with a cocktail reception, formal dinner, and awards presentation at The Commerce Club. 

Both clubs were happy to help celebrate this milestone for the state and show their support for all girls and women playing golf and learning skills that will last a lifetime.

David Angely Sous Chef

David Angely, Sous Chef at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club in Richmond, Virginia, recently was featured on a local talk and entertainment show, Virginia This Morning, preparing Pan Seared Scallops with a Butternut Squash Puree and Trout Caviar Topping. 

Chef David, who has been at the club for a year, is a standout on the Stonehenge culinary team and did a great job showcasing his skills.

Click here to see the segment. 

Anthem Kids summer camp

Summer is in full swing and the Kid’s Summer Camp at Anthem Golf & Country Club in Anthem, Arizona, has been a huge hit so far. In addition to golf, tennis and swimming, Anthem is offering new theme-filled fun activities, including basketball, baseball, crafts, movies and indoor, outdoor and water games. The kids are having a blast and staying busy and active far, far away from their electronics.

The City Club of Washington in Washington, D.C., recently hosted a successful Diplomatic Corner Luncheon with Leonidas Pantelides, Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States. Members and guests from the Sister Cities International, nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities, mingled before listening to Ambassador Pantelides’ presentation on economic, political and social affairs in Cyprus. The Club looks forward to July’s installment of the DCL with Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States.

Photo, from left: Cyprus’ Ambassador to the United States, Leonidas Pantelides, with City Club General Manager Peter Miller.

Tower Club Dallas Meeting Professionals International

Kudos to Tower Club in Dallas, which recently served as the venue to the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) 40th Anniversary Gala. Chris Roach, ClubCorp Director, National Sales, and former MPI DFW Chapter Board member, knowing the Tower Club team would do a great job, reached out to the club to serve as the venue and afterward proudly reported that the team “knocked it out of the park.”

Chris added, “From planning with the core event committee to execution of the event last night including the Past Presidents Reception, coordinating the special touches at the Gala Cocktail Hour, scrumptious duet entrée dinner with “speed service,” and ending the evening with personalized Fond Farewells at the elevators… the entire Tower Club team surpassed all expectations from me, the MPI Board, and all of the guests.”

Some of the comments Chris received from MPI members included:

Sherry Kupke Delagarza, MPI DFW Chapter President, “Chris thank you for your help in securing The Tower Club for our anniversary celebration. Your team did an A-MAZING job and truly make it a very special night. Congrats on a job very well done!”

Erin Lucia, MPI DFW President-Elect, “Truly amazing evening and wow the menu!!! Thank you!!”

Melissa Logar, MPI DFW Past-President (text during the event), “The food is amazing!”

Chris predicts the event will go down in the record books as one of the best ever, and not to be surprised if the event is nominated and even wins the award for the year’s best MPI DFW event.

Great job to Vicki Welch, Private Events Director (pictured above), Cory Haynes, General Manager, and the entire Tower Club team!

TopGolf

Topgolf®, the global leader in sports entertainment with the world’s largest digital golf audience, is teaming with ClubCorp to grow interest and participation in golf among Topgolf’s 10.5 million players and ClubCorp’s 430,000 members. The strategic alliance, announced today, results in Topgolf providing new technology and benefits for ClubCorp members, and ClubCorp providing special offers and experiences at ClubCorp clubs. 

"Topgolf is leading the next generation of the sport and constantly innovating to attract new fans to golf. Our alliance with ClubCorp signifies our commitment to not only help Topgolf guests transition to green grass, but also refresh how ClubCorp and Topgolf fans play both on and off the course,” said Topgolf Entertainment Group Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson. 

“Both Topgolf and ClubCorp have been leading the industry in encouraging fun golf entertainment,” said ClubCorp CEO Eric Affeldt. “That’s why a ClubCorp and Topgolf collaboration is so interesting. With our more than 430,000 members across North America and Topgolf’s tremendous reach among new golfers and even non-golfers, we have an opportunity to introduce and reinforce the great game among a massive audience.” 

Click Here to read the entire release.

Medina Golf and Country Club

ClubCorp announces the acquisition of Medina Golf & Country Club, a formerly member-owned private club, in Medina, Minnesota, just west of downtown Minneapolis. This is the first club in Minnesota for ClubCorp, expanding the company’s presence to 28 states. ClubCorp plans to spend more than $2.5 million over the first two years to reinvent the club bringing new contemporary dining and lifestyle features to the clubhouse and patio, plus improvements to the golf course, golf practice facilities and aquatics. 

“We are very excited to add Medina Golf & Country Club to our family of clubs,” said Mark Burnett, ClubCorp COO and president. “As our first club in Minnesota, and, specifically the rapidly growing Minneapolis market, Medina fits our acquisition and reinvention criteria perfectly – a beautiful family centric club, located in a growing residential community, that offers a wide range of amenities, including 18 holes of championship golf and a nine-hole par-3 where we can introduce golf to our beginners while expanding the practice opportunities for our more avid golf members.” 

“The members of Medina Golf & Country Club are thrilled to be joining the world-class portfolio of ClubCorp clubs,” said Michael Mathews, president of the club. “This transition is a win-win for our club and for ClubCorp, and most certainly for our membership. As an already thriving club, we look forward to the significant benefits, services, and investments ClubCorp will provide us to further strengthen and enrich our club and the membership experience at Medina.”

Located 20 miles west of downtown Minneapolis, Medina Golf & Country Club offers a championship 18-hole golf course, which has been host to numerous amateur golf tournaments sponsored by the Minnesota Golf Association, including the 2013 MGA State Amateur, plus a nine-hole executive par-3 course ideal for junior golfers and beginners. Amenities also include a 45,000-square-foot clubhouse with casual and upscale dining and a Grand Ballroom overlooking the golf course, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts and large pool with a diving board, slide and zero-depth entry kids’ section with water spouts. During the snowy season, Medina offers two powder trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Anthem Golf & Country Club in Anthem, Arizona, hosted a Summer Luau Pool Party for Father's Day this past weekend. The culinary team designed a very special Hawaiian menu with items like Tropical Chicken Salad Cup, the Loco Moco Dog, Poke Cups, Hawaiian Macaroni Salad and more.

The party was quite the Luau with a Member favorite DJ playing current music, Hawaiian Island songs and any Member requests and Polynesian Island Dancers performed traditional Haka and Hula dances from the Hawaiian Islands, Samoa and New Zeland. The dancers also taught the ladies the Hula and the men the Haka and concluded with an amazing fire show. Members beat the heat with a Gatorade dive for the kids and a beer dive for the dads. What a great Father's Day at Anthem!

Business clubs around the country are starting the week off right with events that bring Members into the club to mingle, dine, and learn.

Columbia Tower Club in Seattle is holding an Emerging Leaders Mentor Moments Dinner with the topic “Leadership – How to Motivate People and Capture their Potential.” Young entrepreneurs and business-minded individuals will sit and dine with a tenured business leader who will share experiences around the topic.

Plaza Club in San Antonio holds Military Mondays each week, saluting service men and women. Members of the military can show their military ID and receive their first drink on the club.

The City Club of Washington in Washington, D.C. is offering their “Build Your Own Burger Night” from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. After dining, Members can immediately attend ClubLIFE 101, which starts at 7 p.m., bringing new Members to mingle with other new Members and longtime Members alike while learning about the benefits of membership at the club.

The votes are in; here are the winners of the 2017 Best of ClubCorp awards! While we think all of our clubs are award-worthy, these clubs were chosen by Members who traveled the Network to visit and had experiences that went above and beyond. 

Thank you to all the Members who voted. Read on for the 2017 Best of ClubCorp clubs.

 

FAVORITE BUSINESS CLUBS

La Cima Club | Irving, TX

Buckhead Club | Atlanta, GA

Citrus Club | Orlando, FL

Best of ClubCorp

 

FAVORITE COUNTRY CLUBS

Firestone Country Club | Akron, OH

Indian Wells Country Club | Indian Wells, CA

Mission Hills Country Club | Rancho Mirage, CA

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST VIEW

Tower Club Dallas | Dallas, TX

Columbia Tower Club | Seattle, WA

University Club Atop Symphony Towers | San Diego, CA

best of ClubCorp

 

BEST GOLF HOLE

Firestone Country Club, No. 16 South Course | Akron, OH

Mission Hills Country Club, No. 18 Dinah Shore | Rancho Mirage, CA

Bear's Best, No. 18 | Las Vegas, NV

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST PRACTICE FACILITY

Mission Hills Country Club | Rancho Mirage, CA

Gleneagles Country Club | Plano, TX

Firestone Country Club | Akron, OH

best of ClubCorp

 

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Gainey Ranch Golf Club | Scottsdale, AZ

Indian Wells Country Club | Indian Wells, CA

Aspen Glen Club | Carbondale, CO

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST DESSERT

Citrus Club | Orlando, FL

University Club Atop Symphony Towers | San Diego, CA

Tower Club Tysons Corner | Tysons, VA

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST BAR

City Club Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

Citrus Club | Orlando, FL

Buckhead Club | Atlanta, GA

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST DINNER

University Club Atop Symphony Towers | San Diego, CA

La Cima Club | Irving, TX

Citrus Club | Orlando, FL

Best of ClubCorp

 

BEST SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Indian Wells Country Club | Indian Wells, CA

Citrus Club | Orlando, FL

University Club Atop Symphony Towers | San Diego, CA

Best of ClubCorp
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