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Quechee, Vt. Recreational Lifestyle Community Earns Designation for Delivering the Highest Standard in Member Experiences 

Joining a select group of clubs across the United States, Quechee Club was recently honored as a Distinguished Club by Boardroom magazine, in partnership with Forbes Travel Guide. The Hallmark of Excellence, the prestigious Distinguished Club designation is a merit-based award that recognizes exceptional private clubs that exceed expectations in the quality of programming, facilities, governance, and most importantly the teamwork of the staff and management.

“We are proud to acknowledge General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Brian Kelley, and his team for delivering an exceptional experience for the members of Quechee Club,” said John Fornaro, publisher, and co-founder of BoardRoom magazine.

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees and Member community, we are delighted to be named a Distinguished Club. But, truly, this is an award for the dedicated team that works to make Quechee Club the special place that it is, every single day of the year,” said Brian Kelley, CCM, PGA, general manager and chief operating officer. “More than 250 team members work together to deliver four seasons of recreation, dining, and social experiences to residents and visitors. From grooming ski trails to mowing the greens, welcoming new homeowners, and coordinating parades and family events, the Quechee Club staff, in my eyes, is the engine of the entire community, and this award acknowledges their amazing efforts.”

In 2022, Quechee Club was also included on Club + Resort Business magazine’s “Top Ranked Fitness and Wellness Centers” and “Top Ranked Racquet Facilities,” lists that highlight private clubs and resorts across the United States for their investments in facilities and commitment to the member and guest experience. Quechee Club’s 18-hole Highland golf course is also consistently ranked among the best in the state by Golf WeekGolf Digest and Northeast Golf Magazine.

Continued success is on the horizon for Quechee Club, with the April 2022 announcement of the adoption of a campus-wide master plan to further enhance the Club’s lifestyle offerings for its Member community. Marking the beginning of the largest project in the Club’s 52-year history, the overwhelming approval of the proposed first phase of the renovation plans reflects the diverse interests and priorities of the present-day and future membership with proposed investment in various amenity areas, including a new racquet sports complex with the addition of new pickleball courts, new platform tennis courts and warming hut, and the renovation of hard tennis courts. The first phase also includes an expansion of the Recreation Camp Barn and lakeside amenities for the property’s 52-acre Lake Pinneo. The last component of the initial phase includes the construction of three new buildings: cart barn, multi-use ski and golf building and storage, and designated employee housing.

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