Pine Canyon Club’s Morrish Station, a caboose tucked behind the 9th green of the club’s Jay Morrish-designed golf course, was named an Honorable Mention in the New Private Club category in the publication’s annual Golden Fork competition. Golf Inc., the world’s only magazine for golf course developers, owners, and management company executives, annually recognizes the best new amenities and golf industry’s top dining facilities (Golden Fork Awards) at public and private golf clubs in its February/March issue.
Morrish Station is a 1944 railcar from the Santa Fe line, sourced and transported to Pine Canyon a few years ago with the intention of transforming the vintage vehicle into a unique grill and patio, where players making the turn to the back nine could refuel, while soaking up a sense of nostalgia in the fresh mountain air.
The caboose was dedicated in early 2020 and officially opened last summer. The railcar has been retrofit as a modern bistro, finished with nostalgic touches from lantern-style lighting to checkered fabrics, to dark woods and vintage prop luggage. Members enjoy a taste of Pine Canyon’s exceptional culinary offerings and an unmistakable sense of hospitality.
Golf Inc. recognized 19 honorees this year, 11 in the Golden Fork categories for best new and renovated dining facilities, and eight in three amenity categories.
Morrish Station honors Jay Morrish, the decorated golf course architect who created Pine Canyon’s championship golf course, who passed away in March of 2015. The unique amenity also provides Pine Canyon yet another connection to Flagstaff’s long-running tie to the railroad.
A town born during the days of railroad line construction, Flagstaff still sees an abundance of rail traffic, a point of pride throughout the mountain town.
Morrish Station is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is Pine Canyon’s fourth dining outlet. Members can enjoy live music, themed events and a morning cappuccino on the Morrish Station patio.
Morrish Station complements Pine Canyon’s robust collection of luxury amenities on property, from its family ice rink to its kid-friendly Camp Pine Canyon to its rejuvenating spa, its award-winning clubhouse, its decadent culinary experiences and its top-ranked golf course
Pine Canyon Club is proudly managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. For more information on Pine Canyon Club, visit https://pinecanyon.net, or call (928)779-5700.
About Pine Canyon
Located adjacent to the Coconino National Forest, Pine Canyon is a more than 620-acre private, luxury golf course community in the high country of Flagstaff, Ariz. In addition to its 18-hole championship golf course, Pine Canyon boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks, an award-winning 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, a second expansive recreation-focused amenity building, and a number of other family-oriented offerings. Real estate options at Pine Canyon include detached mountain cabins, paired homes, townhome trios, and custom estate homes and homesites.
Pine Canyon is a development of Symmetry Companies, a residential and lifestyle company focused on creating member balance, and is also a member of the The True Life Companies. The True Life Companies is a strategic real estate investment and management firm composed of top-tier professionals with more than 200 years of combined industry experience in all facets of real estate acquisitions, development, management and homebuilding.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities.
With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.