Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Tullymore, Moon Valley win best clubhouse honors

The Ritz Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., Tullymore Golf Club in Stanwood, Mich., and Moon Valley Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz., are the 2009 winners in Golf Inc. magazine’s annual Clubhouse Competition.
 
“We are pleased to honor these outstanding clubhouses, ” said Katina Cavagnaro, publisher of Golf Inc. “The quality of the entries was exceptionally high.”
 
Golf Inc. will honor all the winners and contest finalists at the upcoming Golf Inc. Spring Conference at the Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Fla., April 12-14, 2010.
The winners also will be featured in the Winter issue of Golf Inc.
 
The Ritz Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain was honored as the top finisher in the private club category. Runner-up was Westwood Country Club in Rocky River, Ohio.  Additional finalists were Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Liberty Natonal Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., and Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif.
 
Tullymore was the winner in the daily fee category. Runner-up was DeBell Golf Course in Burbank, Calif. Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club in Dinuba, Calif., and Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif., were the other finalists 
 
Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix was judged best in the remodel/renovations category. Runner-up was TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Md. Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., and Golf Club at South River in Edgewater, Md. were the other finalists.
 
Judges for the contest were Bryan Webb, director of design/principal at MAI Design Group, Andre Landon, design director/principal at EDI Architecture and Jim Richerson, general manager/director of golf at Kohler Co.
 
Complete details about the contest and full profiles of the winners will be included in the Winter print issue of Golf Inc. 

  

Comments

This article is worthless without pics.

While I agree with "Anonymous" regarding the dearth of pictures making the article resemble a press release, it would also be great IF the reasons / specifics for each club's selection were also noted. IOW, it's like reporting that the Grand Canyon won the award for "The Best Natural Erosion Sculpting," where the people are unfamiliar, or ignorant, of what the Grand Canyon looks like -- as well as what specific things met the criteria for winning the award.

The magazine should list the winning clubhouse architects and their background for interested parties

It would be great if the actual operational flow of these clubhouses were also given more consideration. I have yet been to any conference where suggestions are offered to improve on the layout of these facilities. Many are elaborate and costly but work and or flow poorly. Just a thought...

Considering you sell GOLF Inc primarily with photographs you would think, at least, a photo credit for the authors of those photographs would be provided adjacent to one of the photographs for each project profiled and especially for the author of the cover view. My photographs have been on the 2002, 2008 and 2009 'Best Clubhouse' covers without any consideration whatsoever! Oh, and by the way, these images are copyrighted with the Library of Congress. Thank you for your time.

Missed the boat on best renovation. What they did at the Bayonet and Blackhorse courses at Fort Ord beats them all. You could have an Open at the Bayonet tomorrow.

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