NEW CITY, N.Y. – Dellwood Country Club has changed its name to Paramount Country Club and hired architect Jim Urbina to restore its golf course, which was designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1920.
The club originally was owned by Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures. Just as the name was changed to reflect the course’s heritage, so too does Urbina want to recapture Tillinghast’s original work.
“”When it’s done, Paramount is going to open people’s eyes,” Urbina said. “Over time, courses don’t expand. Tees, greens, bunkers, fairways – everything gets smaller. I want to bring back the expanse, the broad views and beauty that original owner Adolph Zukor and A.W. Tillinghast once saw.”
New owners who bought the club in 2009 already have poured $5 million into renovation of the clubhouse, grounds, pool, 12 tennis courts and a nine-bedroom cottage for members.
OB Sports continued to beef up its portfolio of courses under management.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., based firm this month added The Club at Victory Ranch, a Rees Jones design 17 miles southeast of Park City, Utah. The golf club is part of a 5,600-acre development initially conceived as a private residential community.
OB Sports, which has a one-year agreement to manage the property, plans to open up the course to public play for $150 per round, according to Kris Strauss, the company’s vice president, sales and marketing.
OB Sports, which now manages 40 courses, also recently added these courses:
• Colorado National Golf Club, a daily-fee, Jay Morrish design in Erie, Colo., that is home to the University of Colorado’s golf teams.
• The Fox Hill Club, a private club in Longmont, Colo.
• The Sanctuary, a daily-fee course designed by Randy Heckenkemper in Scottsdale; and
• Chaparral Pines, a private club in Payson, Ariz., with a course designed by David Graham and Gary Panks.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Golf instructor Dana Rader has opened an indoor teaching facility at the Charlotte Athletic Club next to the Omni Hotel.
Rader, a former LPGA national teacher of the year, is best known for operating the Dana Rader Golf School, which has been based at Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge since 1997.
Marc Lapointe, senior instructor at Ballantyne, will be the director of instruction at the new location, which is equipped with a simulator and video-analysis software. The store will be open seven days per week, and lessons are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.