Employee Satisfaction Surveys – An Essential Tool for Clubs of the Future

“You can design, create and build the most wonderful places in the world, but it takes people to make the dreams a reality.” – Walt Disney Industry legends knew their businesses depended upon happy and…

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The Club Pelican Bay (Naples, FL)

Know What You Need Before Drawing Useless Plans

Quick fixes can quickly backfire Time and time again, we find boards and their architects approaching club facility needs with little thought about the long-term strategic, financial and member-attracting needs of their club. Since these…

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Trend Four: Build Community, Sustain Your Club

Clubs are commonly referred to by the dominant activity that takes place there. We call them golf clubs, tennis clubs, a dining club and on and on. While those are, of course, the things members…

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Illustration from Alice in Wonderland with the text: “’Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ said Alice. ‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. ‘I don’t much care where – ‘ said Alice. ‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.”

Lessons from Alice in Wonderland

This refrain from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland could not be more relevant to clubs today who neither have a published, “board-approved” Mission Statement nor constructed an annual budget that is focused on a financial outcome,…

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The Checklist

Ensconced in popular culture by the pilot and co-pilot dialog before the flight: Flaps? Check. Rudder? Check. The goal is to check all the vital systems on the ground, before the flight, just to make…

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Creating the Private Club Version of Topgolf

Transforming Your Golf Practice Range What takes a golf practice range and makes it a year-round, night-and-day golf entertainment center? A few little additions do the deed. Add a competitive game, some good food, a…

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Trend Three: The Ladies of the Club

Recommending that your club increase membership and participation by women might be as simple as saying, “It’s the right thing to do.” These modern times demand nothing less; but, in case we need more ammunition, here are a few compelling stats for your consideration.

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