Park Meadows Country Club flnds its sweet spot Golf is all about choosing the right club. Yes, irons and wedges matter, but perhaps not nearly as much as the country club a golfer chooses. That’s one reason Park Meadows Country Club recently took a full swing at an extensive overhaul — both structurally and operationally.
Last fall, the club started a multimillion-dollar clubhouse renovation to modernize and transform both the facility and the member experience. When finished, the project will boast a seamless indoor/outdoor dining experience, enhanced locker rooms and lounge areas, a larger fitness center and improved reception area.
Another big change to the club are those helping to oversee this exciting project. This spring, Park Meadows Country Club hired Damon Rodgers as its new general manager. Rodgers, who comes from Glenwild Golf Club & Spa, has over 13 years of club management experience.
“I am excited to start a new chapter with Park Meadows Country Club and look forward to working with both the team and membership this season. I feel fortunate to join such a respected club that prides itself in community, quality and service,” he said.
But a new GM and remodeled clubhouse are just the appetizers on the club’s menu of change. A new executive chef, Alex Woodside, was also hired in the spring. He too came from Glenwild Golf Club & Spa, where he had served as the executive chef.
“It’s the dream of every chef to be able to build his kitchen from the ground up. I’m looking forward to getting to know the membership personally through their appetites,” said Alex.
Greg Clark, Park Meadows Country Club board president, says hiring both Alex and Damon is a real country club coup. “It is our collective good fortune that they have 13 years of experience working together,” he noted. “Alex has a solid understanding of the unique nature of serving members of a private country club, and Damon brings high energy and commitment to delivering excellent experiences to all members.”
Woodside said he’s planning to take advantage of the club’s stunning mountain views by offering outdoor buffets and BBQs this summer. He also plans to host cooking classes, wine paring dinners, and exciting new lounge and restaurant menus once the clubhouse re-opens early this fall.
Park Meadows Country Club opened in 1983 and is the only private golf and social club within Park City’s city limits. It boasts a renowned Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, was named the “Best Private Course” in Utah by Salt Lake Magazine and is home to 10 PGA Senior Tour® events.