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CIB: What Makes a Good Golf Club Great?

Club Industry Brief

NCA’s News Roundup, June 20, 2018


Industry Update


What Makes a Good Golf Club Great?

Many iconic golf clubs, like Winged FootShinnecock Hills and Merion Golf Club, share characteristics that put them in the upper echelon of their industry. Golf Digest developed a list of these traits and found that clubs like these often strongly encourage walking the course over using golf carts, staff highly trained caddies, have a signature menu item and allow limited technology, including cell phones. Golf Digest.



Union League of Chicago's Creative, Member-Friendly Renovations

The Union League of Chicago has invested $2 million to open a street level coffee shop and lounge as well as a member-requested 8th floor outdoor terrace. The renovation acknowledges the realities of modern business and boosts awareness in the city. Crain’s Chicago Business.

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DuPont Country Club Upgrades, Ditches $20K Initiation Fees, Sees Membership Grow



Seattle's New Clubhouse "For The Mind, Body + Soul"



Worcester Club Elects First Female President in Club's 130-Year History



Garden City Golf Club Upholds Tradition, Remains Men-Only

Trends Watch


Millennials Take Alternate, Ambitious Trips

More millennials are replacing hotels and resorts with less conventional vacations such as staying in a local resident’s home, camping or backpacking. Millennial women have driven this trend as they seek new, unique travel experiences. Major companies have responded to this trend, like Marriott, which offers vacation packages and, which allows users to reserve vacation homes. GenPop.

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Recovery Rooms, Cryotherapy Part of New Wellness Programming



America's Largest Mall to Focus on Experiences

On The Green


The Synergistic Relationship Between Golf Communities and Homeowners

There is a growing concern in golf communities that fewer homeowners are teeing off at their respective courses, negatively impacting the course’s ability to stay open and consequently lowering the value of surrounding homes. Some solutions to this include buying the course outright, allowing partial re-development of the course property and implementing mandatory membership dues. NGF.

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ClubCorp Introduces Fun, Hi-Tech Driving Range and Restaurant



Why it May Take Years for Shinnecock to Fully Recovery From U.S. Open



Native Plants Cut Maintenance Costs for Two Indiana Clubs



Residents Outraged at Plans to Develop Private Course

Operations and Membership


The Country Club of Virginia Acquaint Kids With the "CCV Way"

In an effort to facilitate a family-oriented experience that engages its younger members, The Country Club of Virginia (CCV) has instituted a Youth Code of Conduct, the “CCV Way,” that focuses on setting expectations and reinforcing positive behavior for junior members. Alongside these community guidelines, CCV has found success in scavenger hunts based on the game Clue and capture-the-flag games supplemented with Nerf guns. This unique approach demonstrates a viable way to appease patrons of all ages, creating a tangible sense of belonging and community at CCV. Club & Resort Business.

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Jonas Club Software's MemberInsight Platform Now Used at 30 Clubs



Ingredients to a Successful Food Photo Shoot



Benefits and Strategies of Praising Staff

NCA News

Webinar: OSHA's at the Door - What Do You Do?

Did you know your operation only has 4 hours to provide your OSHA 300 logs? On Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. ET, learn from Alan Achatz, CCM, CHE, owner, Club Safety Solutions, as he explains the processes of an OSHA inspection from the inspector arriving on property, conducting the site visit to and including the issuance of citations, penalties and the appeals process. Register for the webinar here.

(NCA webinars are free for members and $35 for nonmembers.)



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Join NGCOA Mid-Atlantic - Great Membership Benefits!

NGCOA MA Annual Meeting Registration Open, The Crossvines Winery and Poolesville Golf Cousre, Wednesday, October 4th

Current Golfer Mindset and it’s impact on Facility Planning

Sagacity Golf Partners with NC GCOA

Virginia Beach Golf Trips Made Easy

Custom Williamsburg Golf Trips with Golden Horseshoe, Kingsmill & Condos

Ready to Sell?, Aerification and Prof. Jakubowski on Golf Turf and Water

For Sale: The Crossings Golf Club, Durham, NC - Hilda W. Allen Real Estate

Save the Date - October 4th, NGCOA MA Annual Meeting at Poolesville GC

Club Tax Assessments, The Concept of Value and RSM's Phil Newman on Finances

NGCOA MA / NC Summer Newsletter - click here to read

Reminder: The Latest from Golf Business Advisors!

Call for Offers - Westchester CC (FL)

Golf Acquisition Opportunities (3) - FL, PA, & NY

National Golf Day - 2023 - Outside the Box

Golf Course Acquisition Opportunity - Country Club of Otterkill (NY)

Debt - The (not so) Silent Club Killer

The Cost of Golf - Is it $ustainable?

National Golf Day Registration Open

​Private Club Governance & Management - Defining Roles

Virginia Golf Colleagues Mourn the Loss of Paul Michaelian

NCA Webinar on Your Club's Real Estate Tax Assessment

Golf Property Analysis & Valuation - 2nd Edition Now Available

Erik Larsen incorporates traditional elements into St. Johns (FL) Golf Course to Rave Reviews

Choosing the Best Management for Your Club or Golf Course

Measuring Performance, Selling Solutions, Clubs, Fraud & a Hotline, & The GPA Practice Tee

Fall Issue of Mid-Atlantic Golf Business Newsletter Joint with NC GCOA - Click Here to Read

Register for the 2022 NGCOA MA Annual Meeting, November 2

Selling in Uncertain Times - Develop a Strategy

Just Listed by Hilda W. Allen Real Estate, Inc.

Some Reponse to Why Clubs are Closed on Mondays

Save the Date NOW for Golf Business Conference 2023

Summer Issue of Mid-Atlantic Golf Business Newsletter Joint with North Carolina GCOA - Click Here to Read!

Golf Property Analysts - Private Club Planning, Golf as it was meant to be, Is It Time to Sell?

A Consumer/Culture Based Approach to Private Club Planning

Transparency at Private Clubs

The Golf Pro Crisis & Its Impact on Clubs

Golf Property Analysts - Your Club's Tax Assessment

Hilda Allen - the source for golf course sales and advising owners

NGCOA Mid-Atlantic Annual Meeting Set for Nov. 2 at Independence GC in Richmond

Fairfax County Park Authority seeks Golf Course General Manager

Announcing Facility BMP Virtual Workshop and Prize Contest

Another Beautiful Listing by Hilda Allen Real Estate!

Just Listed by Hilda Allen - The Frog GC in Georgia, a Fazio Design

National Golf Day 2022 - Information and Registration

Mattaponi Springs Golf Club in Ruther Glen, VA Seeks General Manager

Larry's Interview on TurfNet Renovation report Podcast

Golf Leagues - A Lightspeed Guide to Growing Business

Register your course for Women's Golf Day - June 7th

Download the Pellucid Presentation at the Annual Meeting

Golf Property Analysts - Time to Sell?

New Listings and Recent Sales from Hilda Allen Real Estate

Hanover Golf Club sold to unidentified local buyer

Club Master Planning - A Market Based Approach

January Abstract OtR: '21 Sol Scorecard is 6 birdies, 2 pars!

Damon DeVito Named the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Golf Leader

Golf Course Acquisition Opportunity - Maryland - For Sale By Auction

Sep Weather, Aug Util; steady, solid results against strong "20 comps"

Employee Retention Tax Credit May Save You Thousands $

Glenwood Golf Course redevelopment gets planning commission approval

Google's New "Local" Ads Provide Big Advantages to Golf Courses

The Appraisal Journal - Valuation of Private Clubs for Tax Assessments

Morning Read and Sports Illustrated Announce Editorial Partnership

Is it Time to Review Your Golf Property Tax Assessment?


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