"Member Experience" Theme Resonates at 2014 Distinguished Ideas Summit hosted by St. Andrews Country Club

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - 2014 Distinguished Ideas Summit presented by BoardRoom Magazine included invitation-only participants representing country clubs recognized as Distinguished Clubs of the World. St. Andrews Country Club, a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World hosted the afternoon session which concentrated on current trends in the club industry and innovative ideas to engage with, and provide, premier services to members.

St. Andrews CC presented a perfect example of service excellence from the guest's arrival at the club where they were warmly welcomed by the management team and personally escorted to the meeting destination. The St. Andrews culinary team once again exceeded expectations by providing a high-end, farm to table dining experience during the working luncheon. St. Andrews Chef Jose Guerra hand carved the Distinguished Ideas Summit logo into a magnificent ice sculpture, one of the many impressive, personal touches at the event. Tours of the facility and amenities, which recently underwent a $15 million renovation, concluded the event.

St. Andrews is a Distinguished Emerald Club based on an evaluation that measures a club's Member Experience. As defined by Distinguished Clubs, "Member Experience" is that special combination of "Qualities" that private clubs provide members. It is not just the quality of service, or of the facilities, or of the product provided, it is also the quality of the staff and management, as well as the overall club governance they deliver. The most important quality is the quality of the intangible. While difficult to measure, the latter is comprised of those magic moments experienced, the members befriended, memorable events and famous tournaments attended, as well as the club traditions, history, and heritage proudly recognized.

Craig Martin, C.C.M., COO & General Manager of St. Andrews CC said, "On behalf of the St. Andrews Country Club Board of Governors and professional staff, we appreciated the opportunity to host the inaugural Distinguished Ideas Summit. We pride ourselves in providing our members, their families and guests with premier country club facilities and amenities while consistently exceeding expectations. This event offered a terrific opportunity to share the experience our members enjoy every day with fellow general managers from around the country."

About St. Andrews Country Club
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Platinum Club of America and Distinguished Emerald Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America's Healthiest Club's is also internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences, recently completed $15 million renovations as part of a three-phase Club Improvement Plan. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. Aaron Krickstein, formerly ranked #6 in the world, oversees a full tennis program, 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court. The Club features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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SOURCE: St. Andrews Country Club

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