Golf News for Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | People

Eddie Matney named head chef at The Golf Club Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- And you thought the seafood tower at Mastro’s was pricey. Or Eddie Matney’s famous meatloaf cost a little north of what you’re used to paying. It’s nothing compared to the cost of now enjoying the finest food in the Valley courtesy of one of the most colorful and celebrated chefs in the community’s history.

Eddie Matney has gone Scottsdale, at The Golf Club Scottsdale, where memberships to enjoy the best golf and now the best food in the state cost $110,000.

So how does Matney describe his new gig at the exclusive north Scottsdale club—a move that will help put an exclamation mark on Arizona’s “excess economy,” as well as significantly raise the bar for exclusive country clubs everywhere?

“There is no more remarkable place or landscape to eat or golf in Arizona than The Golf Club Scottsdale. Big horizons. Big mountains. The coolest, most architecturally significant clubhouse in the state opening in January and now a breakfast, lunch and dinner experience to match it all,” Matney said.

Opened in early 2005 The Golf Club Scottsdale is located at 122nd Street and Dynamite nestled into the Northeast Valley’s mountains and High Sonoran Desert terrain. It is owned and operated by one of Chicago’s most well known and richest families. Holdings, among many others, include the Little Nell Resort & Spa in Aspen, investments in the New York Yankees and Chicago Bulls, as well as numerous other golf course properties and real estate around the country.

“Eddie Matney is simply the most entertaining and talented chef we could find anywhere in the country to provide our members what they deserve. No one can match or provide the culinary experience like the one The Golf Club Scottsdale now offers with Eddie. It is unique in this marketplace,” said Jim Andrus, General Manager of The Golf Club Scottsdale.

In addition to serving amazing on-site meals Andrus said members would further benefit from catering and special event opportunities with Matney, one of the Valley’s most entertaining personalities.

Noted Santa Barbara architect David Lane was hired to design the 26,000 square foot clubhouse which has been under construction for two years. When it opens in January to replace The Golf Club Scottsdale’s temporary facilities it will be one of the Valley’s most talked about and remarkable buildings.

Additionally, the Arizona Open, the state’s top amateur golf tournament, is relocating to The Golf Club Scottsdale in 2007. The property has received wide acclaim as one of the finest courses in the country, including numerous jaw-dropping holes.

“Wines. Caviar. The best fish and steaks. An unbelievable menu. Spectacular golf. It is absolutely the best playground in Arizona,” Matney said.

Companies and potential members interested in doing business with The Golf Club Scottsdale, Eddie Matney or both should contact Sharon Carry, Direct of Sales and Marketing for The Golf Club Scottsdale at scarry@tgcscottsdale.com or 480.628.6497.

To arrange interviews with Chef Matney, get photographs of The Golf Club Scottsdale or to arrange a media tour of one of Arizona’s most amazing properties please contact Stacy Pearson at spearson@roseandallynpr.com or 602.577.6888.