Buzz From the Clubs – Fall 2019

Golf greats gather … Texas clubs hash it out on the court … junior member excels … courses rank among the best

In May, the Woodlands Country Club near Houston looked like a golf Hall of Fame roster when several of the game’s icons participated in the 3M Greats of Golf tournament, held in conjunction with the Insperity Invitational. The men’s field included Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino; the women’s, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Nancy Lopez, and Annika Sörenstam.

Teams from 12 ClubCorp clubs gathered at Hackberry Creek Country Club and Las Colinas Country Club, both in Irving, Texas, for the North Texas ClubLife Tennis Championship in June. More than 200 men and women played nearly 150 matches over two days, with the team from Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco taking home the trophy.

Junior member Nathan Zmolik from Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, Texas, spent his summer winning six out of 11 NTPGA Junior Medalist events, getting him several steps closer to qualifying for the 2020 Drive, Chip, and Putt finals, played annually at Augusta National in Georgia the weekend before the Masters.

Golfweek magazine named ClubCorp’s Bear’s Best Atlanta and Bear’s Best Las Vegas clubs among the “Best Courses You Can Play” in their respective states. Out of more than 3,600 courses evaluated, these clubs stood out in areas such as routing, integrity of design, and overall land plan.

Tower Club in Dallas launched the first BigShots Golf Lounge at a ClubCorp club in July. The indoor facility features digitally simulated games including baseball, football, golf, and zombie dodgeball, as well as food and drink options. Coming up, the lounge will offer lessons and clinics from an on-site golf pro.


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