Tue Dec 28, 2021

Invited partners with RXR to operate and manage historic Engineers Country Club

Roslyn Harbor, NY (December 20, 2021) – Officials with Invited and RXR announced a unique partnership in which Invited, a leading operator of golf and country clubs throughout North America, will handle the day-to-day operations of the historic Engineers Country Club, as RXR advances the construction of 92 residential condominiums on 18-acres, while showcasing this legendary club as the centerpiece of this planned community. This new partnership signals the beginning of RXR’s and Invited’s expanded relationship that could potentially include other similar opportunities.

Founded in 1917, Engineers Country Club is one of the most historic clubs in an area renowned for exceptional golf. In 1919, the club hosted the PGA Championship and in 1920 the U.S. Amateur where the signature par-3, 120-yard 14th hole earned the nickname the “Two or Twenty Hole,” when the team of golf Hall of Famers, Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones, each took double-digit scores.

RXR purchased Engineers Country Club in 2017 and has made a series of enhancements and improvements to the infrastructure and facilities. RXR has a long-standing reputation for ownership, investment, and development of residential and mixed-use communities in the region, including notable luxury communities such as The Ritz-Carlton Residences in North Hills, St. Regis Residences in Rye, and The Beacon Residences at Garvies Point located in Glen Cove, NY. RXR’s partnership with Invited will continue to elevate the club experience and operations, further enhancing the residential program RXR is designing around the club.

“We are thrilled by Invited’s vision and flexibility to enter into this extraordinary partnership that allows us to focus on what we do best which is continuing to enhance, own and develop the real estate surrounding this historic club,” said Joe Graziose, Executive Vice President of Residential Construction and Development at RXR. “Invited will manage every aspect of club operations with a commitment to raising the profile of Engineers Country Club as well as bring the exceptional ClubLife lifestyle experiences to the club’s members both on and off its historic fairways.”

The 140-acre course was originally designed by English architect Herbert Strong, remodeled in 1921 by world-renowned golf course architect Devereux Emmet and later by Frank Duane. The original architect followed the layouts of some of the most challenging holes in Scotland and was soon recognized as one of the finest in the country. The course continues to be regarded as one of the most challenging and exciting courses in the area due to unique features such as sloping undulating greens and the boldest, largest putting surfaces on Long Island.

To support RXR’s residential construction plans, Nicklaus Design has been retained to make subtle enhancements and changes to this historic course.

"Joe Graziose and the RXR team have shown incredible foresight in their purchase and advancement of this impeccable facility and the properties surrounding Engineers Country Club,” said Invited CEO David Pillsbury. “From the beginning of the process, Joe and his team have executed a brilliant plan that brings value to the members, the Roslyn Harbor community and the property owners. We are proud to add this premier club to the Invited portfolio.” As a member within the ClubLife family of clubs, members will now have access to a network of hundreds of private golf and country clubs, city clubs and stadiums throughout the United States. Members can enjoy access to reciprocal benefits at more than 450 private clubs and special offerings at more than 1,000 hotels, resorts and entertainment venues. Additionally, Invited leads the private club industry in giving back and providing impact in the communities where their clubs call home. With more than 414,000 members across the country, Invited is uniquely positioned to fulfill the promise of enriching lives.

About RXR Realty
Headquartered in New York with a national platform strategy, RXR Realty LLC (“RXR”) is a 500+ person, vertically integrated real estate operating and development company with expertise in a wide array of value creation activities, including ground up real estate development, uncovering value in underperforming properties, repurposing well-located iconic properties, incorporating cutting edge real estate technologies and value-added lending. The RXR platform manages 80 commercial real estate properties and investments with an aggregate gross asset value of $21.8 billion, comprising approximately 29.5 million square feet of commercial properties, a multi-family residential portfolio of approximately 6,000 units under operation or development, and control of development rights for an additional approximately 2,900 multi-family and for sale units in the New York Metropolitan area as of September 30, 2021 adjusted for transactions that occurred through November 1, 2021. Gross asset value compiled by RXR Realty in accordance with company fair value measurement policy and is comprised of capital invested by RXR and its partners, as well as leverage. For more information, please visit: www.rxrrealty.com.

About Invited
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions and memorable moments for its more than 414,000 members. With approximately 17,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of over 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, and stadium clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, work spaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers and robust programming. Invited properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); and The Metropolitan. You can find Invited on Facebook at facebook.com/Invited and on Twitter at @Invited.

About Invited 

Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based Invited has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. The leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city and stadium clubs in North America, Invited is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions and memorable moments for its more than 430,000 members. With approximately 20,000 peak-season employees and a portfolio of over 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, sports clubs, and stadium clubs in 27 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, Invited creates communities and a lifestyle through its championship golf courses, work spaces, handcrafted cuisine, resort-style pools, tennis facilities, golf lounges, fitness centers and robust programming. 

Invited properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); and The Metropolitan in Chicago. You can find Invited on Facebook at facebook.com/Invited  and on Twitter at @Invited.