Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Tournament planners looking for nice weather and killer views should consider Mountain Shadows, a new Arizona resort opened in February 2017. The ballrooms, meeting rooms and outdoor space encompass more than 37,000 square feet and can accommodate groups of up to 500 people. The Short Course, an upscale par-3 course with challenging water and sand hazards, makes for a good tournament course for varying skill levels.
Renovations at Innsbrook Resort near St. Louis include updates to its ballrooms and boardrooms inside Aspen Center, the resort’s lakeside lounge. Innsbrook has eight major meeting spaces, with capacities ranging from 12 to 200 people. The highly rated 18-hole course takes advantage of the rolling landscape with forested hills surrounding generous fairways.
This Tampa-area resort debuted Streamsong Black, its third championship golf course, in fall 2017. Designed by famous architect Gil Hanse—who designed the 2016 Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro—the new par-73 course caters to walking golfers. The 228-room resort has more than 24,000 square feet of events space and 40,000 square feet of flexible outdoor space.
PGA Golf Club
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The acclaimed Ryder Course re-opened to the public in December 2017, culminating a $10 million upgrade to the whole facility. Upgrades included a new drainage system and installation of Celebration Bermuda, a popular hybrid grass strain, on all fairways. The 20,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse was also modernized as part of the project.