–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: June 08, 2019
Arnold Palmer Golf Management has been selected to serve as the full-service Country Club management team for Sylvania Country Club. “After careful consideration of our options, we chose a partnership with Arnold Palmer Golf,” stated Dan Steinberg, president of Sylvania’s Board of Governors. “We were impressed with their exceptional track record of providing an exceptional private club experience, working with members to increase membership levels and their reverence for the history of our Club.” “Sylvania is a terrific club with an impressive legacy. Our team is looking forward to combining forces with the team at Arnold Palmer Golf to be the best full service, family-oriented, Private Country Club in the Toledo area,” offered Roger Parker, the Club’s General Manager.
“We are honored to be partnering with the members and local management team at Sylvania.” says Mike Akeroyd, Senior Vice President of Private Club Operations at Arnold Palmer Golf Management. “Combining the club’s rich history and $2.4M in strategic renovations to the facility, Sylvania and its members are in a great position to grow its membership to build a club full of friends. We look forward to adding on to their already successful off-season in which they enrolled over 165 new members to the family.”
In addition to the membership and management expertise of APGM, Sylvania members can enjoy access to their expansive “Palmer Advantage” Network of Clubs, a reciprocal club and travel benefit program that provides concierge services and special privileges at private clubs, resorts and golf courses throughout the United States and internationally.
About Sylvania Country Club
Founded in 1916, Sylvania’s unique and challenging golf course was designed by internationally famous designer and British amateur champion, Willie Park Jr. 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of Sylvania Country Club. The club invested approximately $2.4 million, through a member-funded campaign, to update the club to accommodate the needs of its membership and to attract new families. Renovations included: Expanded Short Game Golf Practice Facility, New Hard Tennis Court, Member Centennial Grille Room renovation featuring modern décor, and contemporary menus, an Aquatics Center and Pool Pavilion featuring a zero depth entry pool, a full-service café and family entertainment area. Historical notes include the first meeting between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus playing in the 1954 Ohio Amateur tournament, which Palmer won. Also, in 1926 Sylvania was chosen as the original home of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
About Arnold Palmer Golf Management
Arnold Palmer Golf Management is one of the leading and most experienced companies in the club management industry, with a management portfolio of more than 120 private clubs and golf courses across the country. Established for the purpose of acquiring and managing country clubs, resort courses and public golf courses, Century Golf Partners/Arnold Palmer Golf Management have a successful track record of partnering with owners, members and communities to help clubs and courses succeed.