At 883-885 Avenue of the Americas, a 40-story residential tower recently built by Atlantic Realty Development Corp. in 2010, the first commercial tenant has moved in. As the number of specialty gyms has increased, none are more unique than Golf & Body NYC’s first New York City location.
“CEO and owner Tom Schiff had a vision to develop an urban country club in the city and made it happen,” said Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Director Daniel Hassett, who was set to the task of finding the first site for a private golf club in Manhattan.
Mr. Hassett recounted Mr. Schiff’s comments upon their first meeting: “I have this vision and there’s never been anything like this anywhere. I want to provide people who are passionate about golf with a completely amazing golf experience. Imagine a space that would bring a superior golf club experience in the midst of an urban environment, with multiple golf simulators and golf instruction by PGA instructors.”
Mr. Schiff’s vision has come true with a country club in the center of Midtown at the corner of 32nd and Sixth Avenue, the edge of a rapidly redeveloping Chelsea neighborhood.
“The ceiling heights are amazing,” said Mr. Hassett. “We have a mezzanine that looks over the ‘greens’ and simulators, 20’ ceilings, and wrap-around windows that stream in light and views of Herald Square. The space has tremendous character.”
Golf & Body NYC spared no expense building the 25,000-square-foot interior. The space, a destination for corporate events, houses the best golf simulators available today, dining - including a bar, lounge and entertainment - as well as pro golf instruction, Tour-level golf fitness and wellness programs.
“Finding the right space was critical,” said Mr. Schiff.
“We offer so many great things, but the one thing that really separates us from other golf facilities and clubs is our superior service with attention to detail,” said Jeannine Harrington, general manager at Golf & Body NYC. “At Golf & Body NYC, we provide the service and privacy our members deserve, which is the very best.”
Additional club services include comprehensive golf and fitness evaluations, one-on-one golf instruction, one-on-one fitness sessions, golf stretching, yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, Thai yoga, Wi-Fi access, catering services, corporate events, professional concierge services and more.
Barry Goodman, senior managing director of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, represented Atlantic Realty Development Corp. and is currently marketing the building’s availability on the second floor — 23,000 square feet, also with 20’-ceiling heights.
About Golf & Body NYC
Our mission at Golf & Body NYC is to create an exclusive experience for those individuals seeking the highest level of golf training in a private club setting. Located in the center of Manhattan, Golf & Body NYC has the unique ability to offer members the synergy between professionals that since now has only been available to Tour players. The team approach brings together your pro, your trainer and your physical therapist to improve your swing, your total golf performance and your overall health. Our team is composed of the following industry leading professionals: Darrell Kestner, selected by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as a Top 50 and Top 100 Instructor in the nation andBen Shear, pro athletic trainer to numerous PGA Tour golfers including Luke Donald, Jason Day, Webb Simpson and Bo Van Pelt. To accompany the programming and services that this combination of elite golf training offers to our members, there is access to wellness services such as physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and golf-specific stretching. Overseen by TPI certified physical therapist, Steven Login MS, PT, these wellness services and clinical treatments allow for rebuild and recovery to compliment your game.
We have brought New York’s finest social club, high-end fitness facility and professional-level golf training under one roof. Our golf-centric venue with urban golf club lounges provides a world class back-drop for entertaining clients or hosting events for groups as small as 4 people and as large as 200 people with full bar, dining and catering services.
Golf & Body NYC, founded by CEO/Owner Tom Schiff, is New York City’s first and only urban country club offering the triple benefit of the best PGA golf pro instruction, the best PGA tour-level fitness, with the best golf wellness available. Golf & Body NYC also offers the best high-tech golf simulators, bar, lounge, concierge services, corporate events, entertainment and more. For qualified, potential annual members, allow us to arrange a personal tour, by calling us directly at 212-244-2626. For additional info online, visit our website at http://www.golfbodynyc.com.
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