The inaugural Couples Invitational at Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, Michigan, was a big hit. The theme was “007” and Members, who dressed for the occasion, enjoyed a delicious brunch and a photo session before they hit the course, where they were treated with appetizers along the way.
While the Members played, the staff transformed the dining room into a “007” set that would impress even the British Secret Service. The centerpieces – tall cylinders with martini glasses filled with water, red stones, colorful drink stirrers and a beta fish – were the talk of the club while the prize table, flowing with golf and satin, received comments as well.
The golfers took part in a competitive shootout before returning to clubhouse, where they were wined, dined, entertained and awarded prizes. As one delighted Member put it, the event was “Over the top” and lots of fun.
Baylor Club, located in the new McLane Stadium, is Central Texas’ premier business and social club. Featuring top-of-the-line dining facilities and abundant event space, Baylor Club is the perfect backdrop for your home away from home. Set to open on August 31, Baylor Club has already kicked off its membership with over 375 Members and climbing!
With panoramic views of McLane Stadium and downtown Waco, Baylor Club provides an elegant setting and signature service to help you coordinate your special event from beginning to end. Baylor Club consists of a variety of private event space to accommodate groups of all sizes – including a dramatic ballroom with 40’ ceilings for up to 450 seated guests, an outdoor terrace overlooking the football field, suite lounges and more. Baylor Club has already booked multiple weddings for 2015, as well as non-profit galas, class reunions and a multitude of additional business and social functions.
Members of Baylor Club have exclusive access to daily dining in our Member Dining Room, featuring expansive views of Waco, an open kitchen to watch our Chef prepare culinary creations and a patio area for outdoor dining. During Baylor University home football games, Members will enjoy special tailgate festivities in Knox Hall including live music and delicious game day fare.
Interested in joining Baylor Club? Signing parties will be hosted in San Antonio, Dallas and Waco, for prospective Members to learn more about the Club in a fun and interactive setting. For more information, or to make a reservation for a Signing Party, please contact Evie Callaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. Baylor Club has also launched an e-application to provide an easy-to-use, streamlined application process for prospective Members.
The Houston Club partners with local artists on a regular basis by displaying their art in the club and, earlier this summer, featured Syd Moen (pictured below left), a Houston photographer who uses her camera and computer software to turn landscapes and Texas landmarks into panoramic spheres, which she calls “Little Planets.”
Quite a few Members – including Katherine Cabaniss (pictured below right), the club’s new Board of Governors President – and Guests attended a reception for the art show, and the artwork also became a great topic of conversation for the many more who saw the display during the month-long exhibit.
Saturday, July 5 was a special day at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club. A hole-in-one is typically a rare feat but during the President’s Cup, Bluegrass’ Member-Member tournament, Mike Hedge stepped onto the island green No. 10 hole and knocked his 7-iron in from 154 yards for an ace. Within an hour and a half, Bill McGlashan then also aced the No. 10 hole. Word spread throughout the tournament as everyone enjoyed the fantastic day featuring not one but two holes-in-one.
Having such a good time, several groups went back out after the 18-hole tournament was over to play extra holes. Trey Tarpley stepped on the 7th tee and knocked his 5-iron on the 196-yard hole into the cup for the third hole-in-one of the day! Three holes-in-one in one day marked a first for Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club’s 63-year history. The odds of three holes-in-one in a single day on one 18-hole golf course are about three million to one.
Who dunnit? That was the big question being asked during the recent Murder Mystery HUB event at the Center Club Orange County in California and attended by Members of nearby Center Club, Canyon Crest Country Club, Aliso Viejo Country Club and Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club.
The mystery revealed itself five days prior to the event with clues hidden at all four clubs and hints delivered via social media to hype the event. Members then searched the clubs in the days leading up to the event, looking for “bloody” finger prints, “blood-stained” notes and wanted flyers and those finding the clues then turned them in to receive a bounty.
During the Murder Mystery event, attendees wined and dined while watching members of the Center Club Business Leadership Committee – the cast of characters – set the scene by playing suspicious characters, such as Misty Rainbow and Mugwort Buttercup. The Members and Guests then mingled and questioned each other to find out who murdered whom. Of course, along with interrogating one another, the Members and Guests also got to know one another, making new contacts and building relationships.
Eerie music, crime scenes, rumors and mystery were all part of the evening, making it a scary successful night.
TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan, which joined the ClubCorp family of clubs in April and is the newest addition to Detroit Community, welcomed fellow Detroit Community Members to the club recently during the “TPC Welcome to the Community Play Date.” The purpose of the HUB event was to allow Community Members to experience TPC and also to educate TPC Members about the Detroit Community and all that it has to offer.
Nearly 200 golfers from a multitude of Detroit Community clubs participated in the Play Date, which included 18 holes of golf, a lunch buffet, raffle prizes and a welcome gift.
Kudos to all the Employee Partners involved in making the day a success – especially those from TPC Michigan, who did a great job welcoming such a large group. The Detroit Community got only positive feedback on the event and already has received a call asking about the next Play Date.
Just minutes from the immortal Las Vegas strip, Bear’s Best is an upscale, daily fee public course offering a world-class experience in a public facility focused on corporate entertaining, golf outings and other private events.
The illustrious 18-hole golf course offers manicured bent
grass greens, challenging and varied hole designs and
immaculate fairway/tee complexes (overseeded in winter
to ensure optimal conditions year-round).
The article particularly praises the Club’s No. 1 and No. 18 holes. “Bear's Best Las Vegas' opening and closing holes are two of the best around -- one from the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West (the first) and one from PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course (the 18th). The opening hole plays 413 yards from the tips…The finale is one of the toughest players will face anywhere. At 463 yards, it's a monster.”
“’It's not a course players can -- or need -- to overpower. "You really have to think your way around the course,’" said golfer Brad Davies. "’But it's beautiful, and it's a challenge, and that's just what you want in a course.’"
To book your tee time, visit bearsbestlasvegas.com.
Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, Texas, kicked off Wimbledon last weekend with their own Wimbledon tennis event that included an all-white tennis code, tea sandwiches, and strawberries and cream and, for the winner, a tennis bag from HEAD’s new Wimbledon collection. In addition, a consolation prize was given to the participant in most blatant disregard of the all-white dress code.
At Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas, Director of Tennis John Ingram III, his Tennis Staff and the Golf Course Maintenance Staff go all out each year creating a grass tennis court during Wimbledone. Members also don their whites and play a few matches getting a close-to-authentic grass courts experience.
Kudos to Oakmont and Prestonwood for paying tribute and honoring the oldest – and widely regarded as the most prestigious – tennis tournament in the world.
Congratulations to the staff at Aliso Viejo Country Club in Aliso Viejo, California! The club raised a record-breaking $200,000 during its 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic events weekend, topping the previous company record – set by Aliso Viejo in 2013 – by more than $40,000.
More than 110 attended the June 6 dinner and gala with live and silent auctions while 144 participated in the June 7 golf tournament and an additional 60 enjoyed an outdoor concert on the greens by Retrograde.
Attending the dinner and gala were Augie Nieto, founder of Augie’s Quest and chairman of the board of directors at ALS TDI, and his wife, Lynn; Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO; and Beau and Brandi Bianchi, owners of Bianchi Vineyards. During the event, attendees got the opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items, including wine tastings and packages, golf getaways and trips to Italy and Nicaragua.
Among those participating in the golf tournament was Brian Smith, CEO and president of Signature Control Systems – title sponsor of the event – playing in a foursome with Kim Goldenstein, who hit a hole-in-one on the par-3, 155-yard No. 5 hole. Other attendees included Wing Lam, co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, and Heather Smith, vice president of QURE Water.
“I am so excited and proud that Aliso Viejo has, again, set a company record raising funds during this year’s Charity Classic, which benefits three worthwhile and deserving charities,” said Matt Zuckerman, Aliso Viejo general manager. “This year’s events were amazing and are a testament to the generosity and hard work of our members, the club’s staff and the community.”
Congratulations again to Matt and his entire staff, who dedicated hundreds of hours of their time to make the event such a success.
Answer the call of the wild at Cozumel Country Club! The Club welcomes bird lovers, Members, adults and children alike to the Club's weekly Birds and Breakfast event! Every Wednesday at 8 a.m. participants enjoy a guided bird-watching tour on the golf course, led by a local biologist. Some folks will see endemics, like the Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird, some migratory species and a good number of resident egrets, herons, warblers, woodpeckers and the occasional parrot or Roseate Spoonbill. Visitors could also see water birds such as the Northern Jacana, Black-Necked Stilt, Least Grebe and a few ducks here and there.
The tour is a lot of fun and breakfast served after. The cost is $300 pesos (approx $23 USD) per adult, or $400 pesos ($30 USD) for an adult and a child between ages 8 and 12.
Sign up for the tour and get to see a unique part of Cozumel and the Cozumel Country Club!