The Concession Golf Club - Embrace the Experience

The Concession Golf ClubWhile many country clubs have struggled during the economic challenges of the past few years, The Concession Golf Club, one of Sarasota’s most exclusive clubs, has found a winning formula under local resident and owner Bruce Cassidy Sr. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was designed in association with Tony Jacklin and was named “Best New Private Course” (2006) by Golf Digest.

The Concession offers five levels of membership – corporate, young professional, invitational, national and international. The new memberships, especially the young professional memberships (for golfers under 44 years old), have been popular according to general manager Bruce Cassidy Jr. “We’ve provided options, we’ve retained exclusivity, and we’ve maintained/increased quality. There is still a customer base that will invest where they find value. We have not lost that focus.” said Cassidy.

The Concession continues to enhance the natural aspects and overall playing experience of this championship design by investing in ongoing course improvements. In September, a beautiful new water feature was completed on the 8th hole. Course superintendent Terry Kennelly’s meticulous maintenance of the fairways and greens keeps the 520-acre layout firm, fast and in tournament condition year round.

The Concession’s reputation continues to grow. Golf Digest ranked the Concession No. 4 in its 2011 rankings of Florida golf courses. The club will be hosting a number of prestigious events in 2012. These include: The Big Ten Collegiate Match Play Championship Feb. 9-11, 2012; the Second Annual Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic March 5-6, 2012; Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship March 18-20, 2012; and the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship June 11-15, 2012.

The Concession Golf Club

The Concession recently purchased an unfinished residence in the community and transformed it into a wellness facility. Certified Titleist Performance Institute instructors James Whatmore, Barry Hinckley and Chad Jones will offer golf fitness programs. The facility is offering massage along with yoga, Pilates and cooking classes. In addition, the Concession has a complimentary Culinary Membership with over 1,500 members from the Sarasota area that includes wine tasting events along with its award-winning dining nightly at The Concession Bistro.

An inspiring art collection adorns the main hallways inside the exquisite 33,000 square foot clubhouse. The Concession Collection, a series of portraits by renowned painter and St. Andrews artist Joe Austen, depicts golf’s greatest champions and pays tribute to the history and spirit of the Ryder Cup and the vision of the club. A new portrait of Ryder Cup Captain and honorary member Paul Azinger will be unveiled during Member Appreciation Day on Nov. 19th.

The Concession Golf Club

The picturesque setting of The Concession Club provides an unforgettable backdrop for special events such as weddings, showers, or private functions.

For additional information about The Concession and upcoming events, visit www.theconcession.com or call 941-322-1922.

 

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