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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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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

Partner News: Richard Mandell Architecture "Form and Function" Summer 2021

Women's Golf Day 2021 Sets New Global Records

Is it Time to Review Your Golf Property Tax Assessment?

Golf Industry Unites Around Momentum, DEI Collaboration during 2021 National Golf Day

Spring Issue Mid-Atlantic Golf Business Joint with North Carolina GCOA

Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD Recently Sold

Chesdin Landing homeowners sue over assessments to fund golf course

Golf Property Values, The Right # of Members and Tom Bennison

NGCOA CEO Jay Karen Joins U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors

2020 Excellence in Club Management Award Winners Announced

PGA Tour Superstore Teams up to Become Official Retailer for Women's Golf Day

Three VA golf courses sell to maximize the 2020 golf course sales year at Smith Mountain Lake

Chambers Acquires Golf Business Advisors

Nov Golf Playable Hours/October Utilization are off the chart!

Fairfax County Park Authority Names New Director of Golf Operations

Oct Weather unusually flat, September Utilization continues to impress!

Chip Shots - Adaptability, Necessity & Joe Krenn shares his thoughts

Public Golf Leader Award - Golden Horseshoe Golf Club

Mid-Atlantic Golf Leader Award - Henry Wallmeyer

Sustainability Leader - US Naval Academy Golf Club

Private Golf Leader Award - Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club

We Can Help Your Club

​Is it time to review your property tax assessment?

VSGA granted 501 (c) (3) status by IRS


Aquisition Opportunity | Lake Presidential Golf Club

How Can We Help Your Club?

Golf Property Analysts - your "go to" for help with effects of the pandemic

Special Report from NGCOA - The Golf Industry's Participation in PPP

NGF Report - Equipment bouncing back, golf travel still grounded

Farmington’s Johnson Recognized Nationally

Up to Par Management Renews its Support of NGCOA MA


VISA & MasterCard Class Action Suit Update

NGCOA Announces Award Winners for 2020

Richmond Tour Event at CCV is #1

NBC Sports buys Chicago golf-booking company

VGM Club Changes Name to ClubProcure

End of Year Review: Business Intelligence

CIB: Where Clubs Meet Member Needs

The Latest News For You

Golf Course Opportunities

NGCOA Offers Members Hospitality Training and Resources Through New Partnership

End of Year Review: Pro Shop KPIs

Oct Perspective: Debunking Supply Begets Demand

Golf retailer Club Champion swings into Short Pump

To Barter Or Not To Barter: THAT is the opportunity cost question

Topgolf tees off in Richmond

What you need to know about late fall golf trips

Upgrade Your Employee Benefits Solution with NGCOA Insurance Benefits

Golf Course Opportunities

Access Resources from NGCOA MA Annual Meeting - presentation decks & more - click here

Godzilla vs. Gorilla for the Golf Course Win!

WOTUS Repealed

Episode 30 of the NGCOA Golf Business Podcast

Drive Shack to be first-to-market in Richmond ahead of Topgolf

Exempting the "Golf Teaching Professionals"

Recession?, Member Appreciation, Refurbish?

CIB: Why Wyles Won the Excellence in Club Management Award

New Course Owners And Homeowners Save Skybrook Golf Community

Aug Perspective, Are Merchant Fees Barter 2.0?

Golf Business Podcast: Save money, make money

Giles' Kinloch gem receives touch-up

The Jay Karen Story

Mid-Atlantic Golf Business Newsletter now available - click here

Increase Membership Sales: E-commerce Tool

Obedience training for the "dog days" of summer

How Non-Golfers view Golf, Market Intelligence & Design Features that Matter

Need an Exit Strategy for your Club or Golf Course?

Ropes Course Rising on Outskirts of Independence Golf Club in Richmond!

The Highland Course at Primland Ranked Among Top Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest

Branding, Club Tax Assessments & Course Rankings

NGCOA Partners with First American Payment Systems

PGA of America Becomes NGCOA Executive Partner

Poplar Grove Golf Club Completes Phase 1 of Planned Renovations

Kitchen Cocktail Parties at CCV

KemperSports-Managed Properties Earn Top Honors

Golf & Club Tax Assessments - Did you know?

Hurricane Season is Upon Us...Is Your Business Prepared?

Golf & Club Tax Assessments

National Golf Day, Drones Save $, RE Tax Confusion & More

Reston National Golf Course sold to pair of Baltimore developers

Industry Around the Globe Unites in Support of Women's Golf Day

Golf Industry Comes Together for 12th Annual National Golf Day

Golf Complex Recognized as Billy Casper Golf's 'Best of the Best'

Golf Digest Names Yamaha the Best Gas-powered Club Car for 3rd Consecutive Year

Royal New Kent Golf Club Reopens after 18-month Hiatus

CIB: How Today's Clubs Keep Up with the Times

Clubhouses, Changes in Tax Assessments and Golf Property Acquisition Opportunities

Meet the Veteran Golfers Association

DOL Issues New Proposed Overtime Rule

Excellence in Club Management: Patrick King, CCM, CCE, ECM

Selling Your Golf Course? Think GPA.

Visa/Mastercard $6B Class Action Lawsuit Update

NCA Webinar: Managing Your Club's Real Estate Tax Assessment

Mid-Atlantic Golf Business Winter Newsletter

Congress Approves Increase in H-2B Visas

Another Local Golf Course Sold, This Time for $1.2M

Golf Course Owners You May Be Eligible to Share in $6B Class Action Settlement

NEW! NGCOA Member Benefit: Insurance

The MAJOR of Golf Business

Area Golf Course Sold for $800,000

Troon Named "Management Company of the Year" for 5th Consecutive Year

BOYNE GOLF - Heather Named NGCOA National Course of the Year

Billy Casper Golf Celebrates 4th Decade Unmatched in Industry Innovation

Topgolf's Richmond Property Sold to Investment Firm

Golf Life Navigators Partners with Jeff Fleishman to Drive VA Expansion

Virginia Golf Has It All


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