Arcis to improve Weston Hills CC after sale falls through

Arcis Management has assumed management of Weston Hills Country Club, a private membership country club located outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Arcis Equity, the parent company of the management division, acquired the course in 2014 as part of a multi-course deal with CNL. 

Arcis had hoped to sell the course to a residential developer, but that fell through in May, after the city rejected a condominium development on the site. The developer, Lon Tabatchnick had wanted to build a four-story, 199-unit condo on 10.7 acres of the 320-acre property. 

At the time, Tabatchnick said Arcis and the prior owner had invested little money into the club in the prior 10 years and that he was prepared to upgrade  the two golf courses and clubhouse. 

It appears Arcis will now try to make improvements. 

 “Arcis is committed to significantly enhancing the member experience and lifestyle at Weston Hills, both on and off the golf course,” said Blake Walker, Arcis Golf CEO,. “During the coming months, we look forward to meeting with the membership and engaging in a dialogue regarding potential improvements to both overall club quality and service levels, addressing what our contemporary membership most desires.” 

Weston Hills has two 18-hole golf courses, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Tour Course was built in 1990 and the Players Course was built in 1995. Weston Hills has hosted the PGA Honda Classic (1992-1995), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational (1992-2001), the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions (1997), and continues to host various USGA qualifying events. 

Arcis has said Weston Hills will be an integral part of the company’s differentiated portfolio of nearly 60 clubs.

“Around the country, we are thoroughly reinventing each of our clubs to be more relevant to today’s consumers and their families,” Walker said. “We are reimagining the way our members and guests live, connect, and play.”

The club also has eight lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and children’s wading area. The 50,000-square-foot clubhouse has a member dining room and bar overlooking the golf courses. Private rooms for up to 300 guests accommodate special events, receptions, banquets, and meetings.

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