Billy Casper Golf (BCG) – one of the largest
owner-operators of private, public,
resort and residential club properties – has been selected to manage The Meadows Country
in Sarasota, FL, a gulf-coast oasis with outstanding amenities, plentiful social
activities and varied dining experiences.
its holistic approach, BCG will direct membership sales, tennis, sports and
fitness programming, golf course operations, restaurant services,
merchandising, staffing and “ACE the Member Experience” training; and financial
company’s BCG Private division will
oversee every facet of club operations.
They include three golf courses, an award-winning tennis program,
state-of-the-art fitness center, junior Olympic-sized pool and restaurants.
with Billy Casper Golf was a no-brainer; its professionalism and attention to
detail are unmatched,” says Gordon Cummings, President of The Meadows. “We look forward to the repositioning and
revitalization of The Meadows so it is once again recognized as one of the premier
private clubs in Sarasota.”
by industry veteran Frank Denniston, the BCG Private team will leverage the
company’s lifestyle-focused platform – considered the most proactive and
powerful in golf, leisure and hospitality – to develop winning strategies for
The Meadows. Dedicated national and
local sales forces will inject new programs and special events to increase amenity
usage, enhance group interactions, boost engagement and fuel membership growth.
team is eager to take this respected Country Club and mold it into a
‘must-join’ for Sarasota residents,” says Denniston, Senior Vice President of
BCG. “Here’s to returning the club to
its glory days, instilling fun and making it even more attractive as a social
About The Meadows
Minutes from Sarasota’s burgeoning residential, commercial and arts districts, The
Meadows is one of the area’s most expansive private country clubs.
at The Meadows is second to none in the area, featuring 17 Har-Tru, lighted
courts, including a stadium court for special events. Led by Florida Division USPTA “Professional
of the Year” Don Caprio, expert instruction and clinics are for all
ages. Members and their playing partners
enjoy pre- and post-match refreshment in the hip Center Court Lounge.
distinct, 18-hole golf courses meet with rave reviews:
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.
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.
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.
out golf experiences is a large 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.
Dining and special event options 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.
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.
information: www.meadowscc.org, 941.371.6000.
Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 25 years ago in cooperation with the late golf legend Billy Casper,
the company is the largest owner-operator of private, public, resort and
residential golf properties in the U.S. with more than 150 in 29 states.
Headquartered in Reston, VA with regional offices across America, Billy Casper
Golf specializes in course and property maintenance, staffing and training,
clubhouse operations, food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction,
marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.
highlights include BCG Spectrum, BCG Private and BCG Select management
solutions; Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group, the in-house golf-sport-lifestyle PR, strategy development, integrated marketing, social
media and design firm; BCG Ventures featuring proprietary, innovate programs
like the annual "World's Largest Golf Outing," and
Casper Labs, the testing ground for FootGolf, GolfBoard, Billy Casper Digital
network and other programming which drive engagement.