C-Bons looks to make a bigger splash in industry

In the five-plus years since it was founded, C-Bons International Golf Group Management has deliberately kept a low profile. But the company checks in at No. 30 on Golf Inc.’s list of the world’s largest golf operators, on par with Lindsey Management Co. and Brown Golf Management, and these days it’s eager to make its presence felt. 

“We’ve survived our growing pains,” said Dale Folmar, the Gilbert, Ariz.-based company’s vice president of operations. “We aren’t trying to make a big splash. We just want to raise our profile in the industry.”

Entries sought for best new and renovated clubhouse competition

Golf Inc. is seeking entries for its 2018 Clubhouse Competition. 

The contest annually recognizes the best new and renovated clubhouses in the United States and internationally that were opened or competed between Jan. 1, 2017 and April 1, 2018. 

Winners will be chosen in three categories: Best new private clubhouses, best new public course clubhouses and best remodeled clubhouses. 

There is no fee to enter. Deadline for submissions is April 20, 2018.  

Amazon disruptive force in golf apparel, study says

Amazon is a major disruptive force in the golf apparel market, according to a new study by Golf Datatech.

The independent research firm released the Golf Apparel Edition of The Amazon Impact Report; a breakthrough study that highlights the effect the United States’ largest online retailer is having on today’s golf apparel market. T

Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club sold

New Mexico’s top rated golf course changed hands in March, according to newmexicogolfnews.com. Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club in Sandia Park, was acquired by Alvarez & Marsal, a New York investment group that specializes in turnarounds.

Roger Cox & Associates developed the course in 2000, and it was named by Golf Digest as the best new course to open that year. Designed by Finger Dye Spann, it has been ranked as the top golf course in New Mexico. It currently ranks 46th on Golf Digest's “Top 100 You Can Play” list. 

Eagle Crest Resort sold for $12M

KDG Capital, a real estate private equity firm focused on full-service hotels and resorts, acquired Eagle Crest Resort, a 100-room destination resort, in Redmond, Ore., for $12 million.

Eagle Crest was developed in 1985 and is the largest conference and lodging facility near Redmond. Redmond is located in Central Oregon’s high desert in the greater Bend-area.

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