So, the Country Club had a great website. Designed by my friends over at BBG Marketing many moons ago. As often happens these days, RCC wants to be able to update their website without having to “call the web guy”. They also wanted to make the site more interactive. Randy, the pro, wants to post tournament rosters as well as results so members can check the website rather than calling the pro shop to find out how the tournament is going, or who put the most balls in the pond on 18 trying to reenact the final scene from Tin Cup. Anyway, a redesign and WordPress conversion was the only way to go.
I gave them a couple cool features. The most obvious in the picture above is that the whole website’s background is made up of a photo of the course. Not just one photo though. There are actually a number of photos that are grabbed randomly each time a user hits the site. In other words, go to the site right now and maybe you’ll see a picture of #4 from the tees. Go back tomorrow and you might see the clubhouse from 18′s green. ”Why not make a new picture come up every time I visit a page” you say? Well, that would just be silly. Those pictures are kind of big, so I only want you to have to download one each time you visit the site. Otherwise page load times could be pretty long if you’re on a slow internet connection. I know. ”Nice job Matt. You really think of everything, don’t you?” Yeah. I try. That’s what makes me worth what I bill. :)
Another thing you might notice is that the majority of the site is semi-transparent so you can see the background. Why would you want to cover up those awesome backgrounds and not even be able to see them?
They are also able to post PDFs of menus, tournament pairings and results to the website that end up embedded in the website rather than opening in a big, ugly window in your browser or downloading so you have to try to find it in the sea of icons all over your desktop. There is also a calendar of events, a tour of each hole and a blog so they can keep everyone up to date on what’s happening in the restaurant, frost closures in the winter or whatever happens at a country club that they want people to know about.
Fun site. Great course. Nifty pool for the kids.