TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The members of Skyline Country Club and the residents of Skyline Country Club Estates Homeowners Association joined forces to successfully implement a plan that has placed the country club on solid financial footing and will provide various club benefits for all Skyline residents. The Club’s members made contributions to pay off the Club’s debt, make improvements to the Club’s facilities and develop a working capital reserve. The residents agreed to have their HOA dues increased for the next three years and will make annual payments to the Club for 25 years in exchange for certain benefits and services to be provided by the Club. Also, as part of the plan, the Club entered into a long-term lease agreement with Arnold Palmer Golf Management to professionally manage the Club.
“After thorough consideration of our options, we chose a partnership with Arnold Palmer Golf Management,” stated Jim Christiansen, President of Skyline Country Club. ”They worked shoulder to shoulder with us on the Club’s plan and helped us achieve our goals. We were very impressed with their track record of providing a fine private club experience, the creative solutions they offered to our financial challenges and their partnership approach.” Lonnie Lister, the Club’s General Manager, added “Skyline has an incredible 50 year history and is now well positioned for decades to come. This is an exciting time for the Club and our staff is looking forward to being a part of the Arnold Palmer Golf Management team to deliver exceptional services for our members, residents and guests.”
In addition to golf, Skyline Country Club has a state-of-the art fitness center, swimming, tennis and several dining options. A distinctive feature of the Club is the breathtaking panorama of the Tucson valley; providing a perfect setting for weddings or special events.
Doug Howe, a partner with the Dallas-based Arnold Palmer Golf Management commented, “We are very proud to be a part of Skyline and appreciate this opportunity to work with the members, residents and staff. This is an extraordinary club with passionately supportive members and homeowners, such as Joan Sweeney and John Payne, who led the charge to successfully reorganize the Club. The next phase of our plan is to host fun events for the members and community, invite our members’ friends, neighbors and family to join the club and ensure the club is relevant for the next generation of members.”
Skyline Country Club is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains and offers its members an active calendar of social, recreational and educational activities. With a 56,000 square foot clubhouse and a family friendly atmosphere, Skyline is a great place to spend time with the people you enjoy. The Skyline community, with over 470 homes, has been a staple in Tucson for more than fifty years and provides a serene and picturesque setting. For more information about Skyline Country Club call 520-299-1111 or visit: www.skylinecc.org.
About Arnold Palmer Golf Management
Established for the purpose of acquiring and managing country clubs, resorts and public golf courses, Arnold Palmer Golf Management has a successful track record of partnering with owners, members and communities to help clubs and golf courses succeed. Arnold Palmer Golf Management is owned by Century Golf Partners and is one of the leading companies in the club management industry. The company manages more than 75 golf operations across the country, including the Walt Disney World Golf Courses. For information call 972.490.2610 or visit www.palmergolf.com.