It is becoming more obvious that the successful club of the future will be a community gathering place that might also happen to have a great golf course.
The club and resort market is highly fragmented and each club has its own DNA. We learned early on that idea-sharing among clubs is a common occurrence.
The majority of the golf and club market is enjoying a period of stability that is a welcome relief from ten years of contraction, consolidation, and member attrition/transition.
When I meet a GM whose business card also carries the COO title, it is pretty much a lock that he or she is affiliated with a successful club.
Trump’s promise to deliver regulatory relief should translate to a more favorable business climate—particularly for small businesses, like clubs.
Arnold Palmer single-handedly took golf out of country clubs and into the mainstream. Quite simply, he made golf cool.