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Symposium History

History of Great Club Symposiums

In 1996 Master Club Manager Edward Henderson organized andmoderated what turned out to be the first annual Symposium of Great CountryClubs of the Midwest at Portage Country Club in Akron, Ohio.  His fundamental purpose was to systematicallygather and compare details of similar club operations in the areas of revenues,expenses and key staff compensations. His aim in gathering a select group of professional colleagues to shareand to learn from each other was to keep the participants on the cutting edgeof the latest trends and happenings in like clubs.

In 1999 Master Club Advisors became the official umbrellafor the original Symposium group and the following year introduced other annualSymposiums designed to mirror the original concept.

Symposium of Great Country Clubs of the Midwest 

Symposium of Great Country Clubs

     
1996 Akron, OH  Portage Country Club
1997  Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Town & Country Club
1998 Chicago, IL Glen View Club
1999 Montreal, Canada The Royal Montreal Golf Club
2000 Omaha, NE Omaha Country Club
2001 Milwaukee, WI Westmoor Country Club
2002 Omaha, NE Omaha Country Club
2003 St. Louis, MO Bellerive Country Club
2004 Philadelphia, PA Union League Club
2005 Cleveland/Akron, OH The Country Club
2006 Montreal, Canada The Royal Montreal Golf Club
2007 Chicago, IL Sunset Ridge CC
2008 Pittsburgh, PA St. Clair Country Club
2009 Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN Minikahda Club
2010 Kansas City, KS Kansas City Country Club
2011 Columbus, OH Scioto Country Club
2012 Chicago, IL Medinah Country Club
2013 St. Louis, MO Meadowbrook/Old Warson/Belrieve/St. Louis CC
2014 Omaha, NE Happy Hollow Club / Omaha CC
2015 Cleveland/Akron, OH Portage Country Club/The Country Club/Union Club
     

Symposium of Great Florida Clubs

     
2000 Palm Beach Gardens, FL Ballen Isles Country Club
2001 Palm Beach Gardens, FL Admiral's Cove
2002 Boca Raton, FL Boca West Country Club
2003 Naples, FL Bay Colony Golf Club
2004 Boca Raton, FL Boca West Country Club
2005 Naples, FL Audubon Country Club
2006 Palm Beach Gardens, FL French Creek Country Club
2007  Boca Raton, FL Boca West Country Club
2008 Naples, FL Grey Oaks Country Club
     

Symposium of Great Country Clubs of the South

     
2000 Houston, TX  Houston Country Club
2001 Atlanta, GA  Cherokee Town & Country Club
2002 Charlotte, NC  Carmel Country Club
2003 Dallas, TX  Brook Hollow Golf Club
2004  Birmingham, AL  Mountain Brook Club
2005  Atlanta, GA  Cherokee Town & Country Club
2006  Nashville, TN  Belle Meade/Hillwood CC
2007  Tulsa, OK  Southern HIlls/Cedar Ridge CC
2008  Memphis, TN  Memphis Country Club
2009  San Antonio, TX  San Antonio CC/Oak Hills CC
2010  Raleigh, NC  Carolina Country Club
2011  New Orleans, LA  New Orleans CC/Metairie CC
2012 Dallas, TX  Dallas CC/Brook Hollow GC
2013 Oklahoma City, OK  Oklahoma City Golf & CC/ Quail Creek CC
2014 Houston, TX   River Oaks CC/ Lakeside CC/Houston CC
2015 Nashville, TN  Belle Meade CC/Hillwood CC
     

Symposium of Great Country Clubs of the West

     
2001 Phoenix, AZ  Phoenix Country Club
2002 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Country Club
2003 Las Vegas, NV Spanish Trail Country Club
2004  Scottsdale, AZ Troon Golf & Country Club
2005  Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Country Club
2006  Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Country Club
2007  Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Country Club
2008  Lake Tahoe, CA Hyatt Hotel & Spa
     

Symposium of Great Country Clubs of Smaller Cities

     
2002 Jackson, TN Jackson Country Club
     

Symposium of City Clubs

     
2003 New York City Union Club/Penn Club of NY
2004  Chicago, IL University Club of Chicago
2005  New York City University Club/Racquet & Tennis Club
2006  Philadelphia, PA Union League Club
2007  Baltimore, MD Maryland Club
2008  Cleveland, OH Union Club/Cleveland Skating Club
     

Symposium of Great Eastern Country Clubs

2003 Chevy Chase, MD  Chevy Chase Club
2004  Westchester, NY Westchester Country Club
2005 Charlottesville, VA Farmington Country Club
2006  Springfield, NJ Baltusrol Golf Club
     

Symposium of Large Country Clubs

     
2007  Savannah, GA  The Landings Club
2008  Charlotte, NC Charlotte & Carmel Country Club
2009  Richmond, VA CC of Virginia
2010  Atlanta, GA Cherokee Town & Country Club
2011  Bluffton, SC Colleton River Plantation Club
     

Symposium of Great Jewish Clubs

     
2008 Chicago, IL The Standard Club of Chicago
     

Human Resource Symposium

     
2008 Tulsa, OK Southern Hills Country Club
2009  Denver, CO Denver Country Club
2010  Charlottesville, VA Farmington Country Club
2011  Little Rock, AR Chenal Country Club
2012  Birmingham, AL Vestavia Country Club
2014 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Country Club
2015  Palm Beach Gardens, FL Frenchman's Creek
     

Symposium of Gated Community Clubs 

     
2011 Palm Beach Gardens, FL Frenchman's Creek
2012 Naples, FL Grey Oaks Country Club
2013 Bluffton, SC  Berkeley Hall 
2014  Boca Raton, FL  Boca West CC
2015 Vero Beach, FL John's Island Club
     

Symposium of General Managers and Club Officers 

     
2004 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Athletic Club
2005 Columbus, OH Murfield Village GC/Scioto Coutnry Club
2006 Chevy Chase, MD Chevy Chase Club