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.
This was a golden opportunity to encourage young golfers and say to the older golfers, “There is a place for your game as you age.” This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. — T.S. Eliot, ”The Hollow Men” In the August 2015 issue of C&RB, I shared what […]
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.
Of course [the Board has] to monitor budgets and approve capital expenditures—but then they should get out of the way and enjoy the club.
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.
It is incumbent on boards and management to know what it costs to maintain members’ expectations of quality, and then to have the guts to have dues that are realistic to cover those costs.