(SARASOTA, FL) – Billy Casper Signature (BCS) has named Andrew Kingsley the new General Manager at The Meadows Country Club (TMCC), Sarasota’s most sought-after and expansive private club.
Bringing more than two decades of hospitality expertise, Kingsley will spearhead The Meadows’ mission of delivering the region’s ultimate member experience. He oversees all club operations, including its coveted tennis program, three distinct 18-hole golf courses, and a wealth of other recreation and social activities.
Kingsley will collaborate with BCS local and national sales forces to roll out new, lifestyle-focused membership programs designed to engage a broader audience. He and The Meadows team will also introduce innovative events which will cement the club’s reputation as the area’s premier choice for all things tennis, golf, dining and entertainment.
“Andrew possesses the perfect mix of industry knowledge and charisma to truly separate The Meadows as a cut above,” says Frank Denniston, Senior Vice President of BCS. “Recruiting the right people is vital to success and growth, and we’ve added an amazing leader in Andrew Kingsley.”
“Billy Casper Signature is taking The Meadows to new heights,” says Gordon Cummings, President of The Board of Governors at TMCC. “With a new general manager spreading our message within the community as well as our out-of-this-world amenities, The Meadows Country Club is positioned to recapture the Sarasota spotlight.”
Most recently at Treesdale Golf & Country Club in Gibsonia, PA, Kingsley has made significant impacts at several acclaimed properties. He joins a BCS family of general managers regarded as the most progressive operators and marketers in the hospitality industry.
About The Meadows Country Club
Just minutes from Sarasota’s burgeoning residential, commercial and arts districts, The Meadows is a gulf-coast oasis with outstanding amenities, plentiful social activities and varied dining experiences.
Tennis at The Meadows is second to none in the area, featuring 17 Har-Tru, lighted courts, including a stadium court with viewing areas for special events. Led by Florida Division USPTA “Professional of the Year” Don Caprio, expert private instruction and clinics are available for all ages. Members and their playing partners enjoy pre- and post-match refreshment in the Center Court Lounge.
Three 18-hole golf courses meet with rave reviews:
• The 6,716-yard, par-72, members-only Meadows Course was re-designed in 2004 by renowned architect Ron Garl and is one of the state’s most enjoyable layouts. A mix of dramatic water features, unique bunkering, undulated greens and six sets of tees test players of all abilities.
• The 6,669-yard, par-72 Highlands Course was designed by Francis J. Duane and is now open to the public. The old-Florida style routing meanders through mature oaks and massive pines while tight fairways and generous greens emphasize accuracy.
• The 3,852-yard, par-63 Groves Course was designed by the legendary Arthur Hills and features nine par-4s and nine par-3s. Despite the shorter length, narrow fairways and small greens make it especially challenging and charming.
Rounding out the golf experience is a grass-and-mat driving range and putting green. PGA lessons are popular among individuals or groups, as is a “Kids Play Free” program for aspiring young golfers.
The 5,000 square-foot fitness center houses a collection of free weights and exercise machines. Weekly yoga, cardio and flexibility classes are augmented by the area’s first Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Program. The pool complex is perfect for laps, water aerobics and lounging with family and friends.
Dining and special event options in the main clubhouse include the elegant Regency Room with a formal atmosphere, permanent dance floor and intimate cocktail area; the Fountain View Lounge, a casual bar and restaurant serving lunch and dinner six days a week; and the Fountain View Deck with a gas fire pit and relaxed patio seating.
More information: www.meadowscc.org, 941.371.6000.
About Billy Casper Signature
Anchored in 25 years of successful club and resort management, Billy Casper Signature provides best-in-class services tailored to the unique golf, sport, leisure and hospitality requirements of private clubs and their members. Its custom, winning strategies create healthy returns for high-end member-equity, residential-inclusive, resort and other types of clubs.
With a powerful and proactive, lifestyle-based platform, Billy Casper Signature directs aggressive marketing and sales of memberships; grounds and building maintenance; clubhouse and restaurant operations; sports, fitness and spa activities; merchandising; special events; concierge services; staffing and “ACE the Member Experience” training; and financial management. Billy Casper Signature is the private club division of Billy Casper Golf and is headquartered in Reston, VA with regional offices across America.
More information: www.billycaspersignature.com, 703.761.1444.
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