Shelby, NC private club earns third place in Golf Inc.’s Golden Fork award private club renovation category
SHELBY, NC. –
Cleveland County’s only private golf club, Cleveland Country Club, is excited to share that the club has received a third-place award in Golf Inc.’s 2021 Amenities Competition under the private club renovation category. The Golden Fork award was given to Cleveland Country Club following their $550,000 dining room and clubhouse renovation, meant to elevate the member experience to new heights.
The dining room renovations were completed in September of 2020. The club now offers casual upscale dining, furnished with modern decor, which guests can enjoy while overlooking the sweeping greens of the golf course. The dining room’s layout was revitalized to incorporate a large outdoor courtyard equipped with fire pits and comfortable chairs seated around tables suited for two or more guests. The inside dining area was renovated to feature a large winding bar for both drinking and dining, as well as subtle lighting and café-style seating to help elevate the member experience in the new casual but refined setting. Additionally, Cleveland Country Club also debuted refreshed lunch and dinner menus crafted by the newly appointed executive chef, Zach Anderson. The new menus feature locally sourced proteins and produce, fresh seasonal ingredients and house-made sauces and dry rubs.
“We are truly honored to receive a Golden Fork, and I couldn’t be prouder of the decisions our members have made over the last couple of years to invest in their club in anticipation of her 100-year anniversary. With the help of our General Manager, Allyson Darling and her excellent staff along with the fine team of management professionals at the Bobby Jones Links group this recognition is truly the culmination of a group effort,” said David Teddy, President of the Board at Cleveland Country Club. “We’ve worked hard to maintain this historic property, but we’re always looking for ways to continue to improve the member experience with great amenities and a family-friendly lifestyle.”
Golf Inc. recognized 19 honorees across the country this year in their Amenity of the Year competition, 11 of those being in the Golden Fork categories. The Golden Fork categories recognize the best new and most improved dining facilities at a golf course or private club. Entries were judged on the impact of the new amenities on the club’s finances, membership and operational efficiency. Cleveland Country Club was recognized not only for their recent renovations but also for their 98% retention rate and 14% increase in membership growth.
Located in Shelby, North Carolina, Cleveland Country Club is a full-service, year-round, private country club featuring a challenging but fair 18-hole, par 72 golf course; seven Har-Tru and two hard tennis courts; an elegant, recently renovated clubhouse; and pool facilities that are soon-to-be renovated. The club also offers a wide variety of instructional programs catering to all types of golfers.
Cleveland Country Club is managed by Bobby Jones Links, based in Alpharetta, GA. For additional information on the community and membership opportunities, please visit https://clevelandcountryclub.net.
About Cleveland Country Club
Established in 1927, Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, North Carolina, offers its members and guests a traditional private club experience with a unique blend of southern hospitality. The course features a par 72, 18-hole golf course with newly renovated bunkers and spans 6,409 yards with a 71.2 USGA golf course rating. Additional amenities include a recently renovated clubhouse, full-service pro shop, golf lounge, card room, putting and practice facility, golf lessons and clinics, tennis instruction for juniors and adults, a swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor dining options.
About Bobby Jones Links
Bobby Jones Links is an Atlanta-based club management company. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating more than 200 clubs worldwide. Bobby Jones Links’ expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs with work on additional projects and amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, property owner associations, and real estate developments. Visit www.bobbyjoneslinks.com to get to know how Bobby Jones Links makes a difference for their clients and associates.
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