Love to design new UVirginia course

The University of Virginia Foundation has decided to tear out its existing Birdwood Golf Course and build a new course in its place. It also plans to add a short course and a putting course. The foundation has tapped Love Golf Design, the golf course architecture firm founded by Davis Love III and his brother Mark, to design the new course. The firm’s work on the layout is part of a multiyear improvement plan for the Boar’s Head Resort, the UVA golf team’s facilities, and the historic Birdwood Mansion.

ClubCorp acquires Medina CC and partners with Topgolf

ClubCorp continues to acquire clubs to broaden its reach and appeal, and it announced a new partnership with Topgolf.

The largest owner of clubs acquired Medina Golf & Country Club in Medina, Minnesota in June, its first club in Minnesota. With the addition of the formerly member-owned private club, ClubCorp now has clubs in 28 states.

Top leaders from 4 largest U.S. management companies to speak on CEO keynote

Four of the biggest names in the business of golf, representing the four largest golf management companies in the U.S., will headline the CEO keynote at the 2017 Golf Inc. Summit

Dana Garmany, Chairman and CEO of Troon, Steve Skinner, CEO of KemperSports, Peter Hill, Chairman and CEO of Billy Casper Golf and Mark Burnett, COO of ClubCorp will join Golf Inc. Editor in Chief Jack Crittenden for the keynote session.

5 ways to create a better golf shop

The subject of retail seems to be in the news almost every day. Retail stores are going away, malls are closing, and e-commerce continues to grow. This is all true, and to anyone in the merchandise transaction business, it can be worrisome. At the golf course, how can we compete? Why should we compete? Unlike stores that rarely know how solid their foot traffic might be on any one day, you know as long as it does not start raining, you will see traffic, and maybe lots of traffic on most days during your season.

Honors Golf to manage Capital City CC in Tallahassee

Honours Golf has been selected to manage Capital City Country Club, an 18-hole private country club in Tallahassee, Florida. The club opened in 1908 and was expanded from 9 to 18-holes in 1936, designed by golf course architect A. W. Tillinghast. "Capital City Country Club is more than a club, it's a lifestyle," said Jay Revell, club president, Capital City Country Club.

Peed family acquires Briggs Ranch in San Antonio

The Peed family, which acquired Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, Virginia last year, has added Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio to its growing collection of private clubs. The acquisition was made through Hana Golf, a new golf investment company that is managed by Zach Peed. Zach Peed is also President of GolfStatus and was named one of the most influential people in golf by Golf Inc. magazine. 

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