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


Club Industry Brief

NCA's News Roundup, April 3, 2019

Industry Update

How Today's Clubs Keep Up with the Times

WeWork, The Wing and other trendy membership-based spaces have helped spur change in the traditional club market. “We don’t say a club should abandon its history, but they can’t just live on their histories alone,” said Henry Wallmeyer, President & CEO of the National Club Association. While new concepts are emerging to meet the needs of the next generation of club members, clubs like Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va., are evolving, too, creating new areas for children to engage the whole family. ClubCorp’s Brookhaven Country Club added a Drive Zone, which combines a driving range with a bar-like experience. Other clubs have reinvented its spaces to appeal to changing preferences, like Detroit Athletic Club, which heavily invested in its rooftop restaurant. Curbed.


City Clubs Shift Focus

City clubs are shifting from a business-centric to social- and family-centric models as member preferences change. Casual co-working spaces with 24-hour access and other perks are emerging at city clubs like Fitler Club in Philadelphia. A “complete” wellness program at Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, Pa., has meshed physical and mental health into their offerings. Lifestyle clubs like Soho House have generated excitement among younger generations, providing an example of how city clubs can attract specific groups of people. Chambers.

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Trends Watch

Experimentation Key for Trend Followers

For hotels, homesharing, co-living and co-sharing are popular concepts, but Christoph Hoffman, co-founder of the lifestyle hotel brand 25hours believes hotels need to try different approaches or run the risk of appearing like everyone else. To cater to the local crowd, 25hours is experimenting with its Conciergerie platform that also gives locals access to services and programming like laundry cleaning, yoga, handyman work and much more. Hoffman is focused on emphasizing the human element for Conciergerie while also using a “playful robot” in one of his hotel lobbies. Skift.

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On The Green

Eerie Area Golf Courses Stay Nimble to Attract Players

Around Eerie County, N.Y., golf courses are adapting to engage golfers who learn the game when they are young, but play less as they get married and start families. Discount memberships to golfers 35 or younger, family memberships, more tee boxes to provide shorter courses, and golf simulators are several of the ways Eerie courses have adapted. GoErie.


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Operations and Membership

How Much is Too Much for a Clubhouse?

Clubhouse sizes can range from 10,000-25,000-plus square feet with costs ranging from $300-700 per square foot, depending on their functionality and layout. Clubs that host special events like weddings and Bar-Mitzvahs may need more space than a destination for golfers. Outdoor spaces are economical and efficiently designed back-of-house areas can cut costs as well. To help identify these priorities, understand member desires and expectations. These can changes based on regional culture and climate. Golf Property Analysts.

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NCA News

Less Than Four Weeks Until the 2019 National Club Conference!

The 2019 National Club Conference is fast approaching. Held April 28-30 in Washington, D.C., #NCAConf19 gives you the opportunity to join fellow industry leaders to network, socialize and gain expert insight from C-suite level speakers. Learn more and register here.

Webinar: The Importance of Golf Course Renovation

On Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET, learn the importance and value of golf course “reinvention” and receive insider tips on changes that can help your club to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. Register here.

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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

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

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


Aquisition Opportunity | Lake Presidential Golf Club

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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

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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

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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

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