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Makefield Highlands Award Winning Course Managed by Spirit Golf

Spirit Golf has supervised many of the course and range enhancements as well as incorporated a number of outreach programs since taking over the management of Makefield Highlands in 2010. Participation in lessons, camps, and clinics through the Spirit Golf Academy has increased by 10 to 20 percent each year, with the number of students growing from 147 in 2010 to over 300 in 2017. Spirit Golf recently unveiled The Manor at Makefield Highlands, a beautiful tented outdoor hospitality venue for rustic weddings, corporate outings, and events.

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Five Ponds Golf Club Wins State Recognition

by Spirit Golf on January 21, 2018

Five Ponds Golf Club, Warminster PA
WARMINSTER, Pa. (Jan. 4, 2018) — Five Ponds Golf Club, a championship caliber public golf course in Bucks County, is proud to announce that it has been named the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners (PGO) 2018 Golf Course of the Year. Five Ponds is owned by Warminster Township and has been operated by Spirit Golf Management since 2014.

Each year, the PGO honors a member course in the state that demonstrates four criteria: exceptional quality of the course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to its community, and significant contribution to the game. Previous PGO Courses of the Year include Wedgewood Golf Course (2017), Conley Golf Resort (2016) and the Spirit Golf-operated Makefield Highlands Golf Club (2015).

“Five Ponds not only exhibits the qualities we look for every year when choosing a course of the year, but we also recognize Spirit Golf for continued excellence in golf course management, and a commitment to the fellowship, advocacy, and best practices as members of the PGO,” said PGO Executive Director Gregg Acri.

Warminster’s Five Ponds Golf Club has been named the Pennsylvania Golf Course Owners 2018 Golf Course of the Year. Five Ponds is owned by Warminster Township and has been operated by Spirit Golf Management since 2014.

Over the past four years, Five Ponds has enjoyed tremendous growth in player development and participation programs. With multiple award-winning PGA Professionals on staff, enrollment in the club’s junior camps, “Get Golf Ready” classes, and clinics have tripled. Nearly 40 juniors have signed up to participate in the club’s new fall season programs, and Five Ponds’ PGA Junior League involvement has expanded from one team with eight players in 2014, to 25 players and two teams during the 2017 season.

Community outreach is also an important initiative launched by Spirit Golf at Five Ponds. The club has partnered with organizations such as Women on Course, The Mid-Atlantic Blind Golfers Association and local Chambers of Commerce to help grow the game of golf in Bucks County.

“The Spirit Golf Management team is committed to creating a golf environment that is inclusive and fun for all our residents and the local community,” said Spirit Golf Management President Mike Attara. “We enjoyed a great season with excellent course conditions and terrific support for our expanded junior programming, men’s and ladies’ league play, and golf outing business.”

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Insight from Mike Attara, President of Spirit Golf

by Spirit Golf on January 2, 2018

Spirit Golf President & Founder, Mike Attara, was recently interviewed by Golf Content Network:

Mike Attara, President, Spirit Golf

Mike Attara is a certified PGA Professional, golf industry executive, and the founder and president of Spirit Golf Management. Since being founded in 2009, Spirit has enjoyed rapid growth under Mr. Attara’s leadership. Spirit’s owned and/or managed properties along the East Coast have garnered numerous accolades including “Course of the Year” honors, and its executives and golf professionals have earned multiple awards for their excellence in growth-of-the-game initiatives, merchandising, and junior programming.

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PGA Jr. Leagues: Growing Up with the Game

by Spirit Golf on November 2, 2017

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Junior Leagues at Spirit Golf courses are introducing a whole new generation to the game of golf.

Trujillo said for him, matches aren’t even the most fun part of being in the league. It’s being at the driving range, where he can see how far his shots go. (Most ranges have distance markers to aid players in tracking their shots.)

Joaquin’s father, Manuel, said Joe Porter is a great mentor for the kids. “Joe has a great technique,” he said. “He’s very personal and he gets them right at ease.”

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Suburban One League Tournament at Five Ponds Golf Club

by Spirit Golf on October 10, 2017

Warminster, PA – Suburban One League boys golf tournament took place at Five Ponds Golf Club, Warminster Township, PA, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

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