CLUB ROAD ARCHIVE

Club Road is a publication produced in-house by Chambers to provide insight into the most forward-thinking trends impacting the private club industry. Our topics address all facets of the private club experience—from design and planning, to programs and services, to governance and communications, and more. We share our 80+ years of industry expertise to help you create an enduring member experience.

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Issue 22

Winter 2024

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SPECIAL EDITION: Inside Trumbauer’s – The New Rooftop Restaurant at The Union League of Philadelphia. Keep reading to learn more about raising the bar, elevating the culinary experience, the importance of lighting design and building strong teams, and how technology advances are impacting private club design.

Issue 21

Fall 2023

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This issue focuses on creating dedicated amenity complexes to foster a holistic recreational experience. We also delve into the art of landscape design, the nuances of locker room design, and the importance of communication during renovations. Plus, the intricate ways AI is influencing the club experience.

Issue 20

Winter 2019

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This winter issue dances between nostalgic activities to excite your members, new innovations on and off the golf course, creative ways to give back to your community, the evolution of video and what this means for your club, and how our approach to architecture blends history, tradition and innovation.

Issue 19

Summer 2018

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In this issue, club leaders get an inside look at how the renovation process—from procurement to master planning—comes to life. Plus, concierge services that will enhance the member experience, pop-up events that can boost engagement, and an exciting interview for our Meet the Manager series that presents a fresh perspective on staff training.

Issue 18

Spring 2018

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From poolside enhancements to clubhouse bar improvements to inventive fitness programs and facilities, this issue dives into topics that can help you create a summer oasis for members. Plus, details on strategic planning, the GM/COO management style, and more!

Issue 17

Winter 2018

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Find out how private clubs are staying relevant, being inspired by hotels, and becoming more female-friendly. Plus, the benefits of hiring a Membership Director and more!

Issue 16

Fall 2017

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Read about hot product trends in private club design, how to adapt your club to meet modern demands, managing a multi-generational workforce, making the most of your F&B department and more. Plus, the first of our Meet the Manager series!

Issue 15

Summer 2017

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Read more to find out more about promoting year-round utilization, using technology at your club, investing in wine, choosing the right interior designer, making the most of your facilities for youth, and more!

Issue 14

Spring 2017

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In this issue we explore the challenges clubs face balancing the wants and needs of long-tenured members with expectations of the next generation. And learn more about simple sustainability practices, designing diverse interior spaces, choosing the right master planning firm, and creating robust junior activities. Plus a behind the scenes interview with Kathy Martin about the purchasing process!

Issue 13

Summer 2016

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With topics ranging from club facility maintenance to environmental management to effective club branding, this issue delves into both cross-generational design and effective programming that will enhance your club experience!

Issue 12

Winter 2016

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More content than ever before! Including useful but unexpected resources for GMs, how to compete for your members’ time, creating a distinct brand, and how establishing “clubs within a club” can increase membership value. Plus behind the scenes with Rick Christensen.

Issue 11

Summer 2014

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Modernized facilities will speak to both current and prospective members while promoting continued success for your club. In this issue, we explore the top trends sweeping over the private club industry and offer tips on how your club can stay ahead of the curve.

Issue 10

Winter 2014

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Issue 9

Summer 2013

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Issue 8

Spring 2013

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Issue 7

Fall 2012

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Issue 6

Summer 2012

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Issue 5

Spring 2012

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Issue 4

Winter 2012

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Issue 3

Fall 2011

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Issue 2

Summer 2011

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Issue 1

Spring 2011

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