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Golf & Country Clubs – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 7997  |  NAICS 713910

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Golf Courses & Country Clubs  (view report)
Golf Driving Ranges & Family Fun Centers  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Club Managers Association of America
Club Management Magazine

Bimonthly magazine features news and information for club management professionals, with special features including excerpts from the annual "Finance & Operations Report" included in the Jan./Feb. issue which provide insights on club operating revenues and expenses by major category as well as top capital spending priorities over the next three years. Archived editions can be viewed free online.

Association of Private Club Directors
Boardroom Magazine

Bimonthly trade magazine provides news and information for board members and club management personnel, with editorial content sections included in each issue of the magazine including executive committee and bylaws, membership, clubhouse, food and beverage, golf course, pro shop, wellness and fitness, marketing, finance, tax, legal, legislation, insurance, strategic planning, and technology.

National Club Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

Club Director
Quarterly trade magazine features news and information for club directors and managers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including industry news and trends, member retention and recruiting, business best practices, daily operations, facility management, club governance, and legal and regulatory updates. Current and prior digital editions of the publication can be viewed free online.

Club Trends /
Quarterly publication produced in conjunction with McMahon Group addresses key topics and issues affecting the industry, with topics covered in recent issues including technology in strategic planning, board and management performance, women in private club management, club positioning, staffing challenges and opportunities, operating and capital funding models, and clubhouse facility planning.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Golf Courses & Country Clubs  Search for "713910" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Golf Courses & Country Clubs  Search for "713910" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Golf Courses & Country Clubs
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

Finance & Operations Report

Biennial financial survey analyzes areas critical to the management and success of golf and country clubs, with sections covered in the report including overall income and expenses, membership, food and beverage operations, general and administrative functions, recreation and athletic activities, golf pro shop and course operations, course maintenance, and clubhouse, buildings, and other facilities.

Trends in Private Clubs

Annual report provides a detailed analysis of financial and operating trends for over 200 private clubs in Florida, with data provided including financial and operating trends by revenue size, balance sheet trends, number of memberships, dues, and joining fees, operating revenues and expenses, food and beverage sales and expenses, and golf course maintenance costs. Report can be viewed free online.

PBMares, LLP
Clubs in Town & Country

Annual study provides financial benchmark data by type of club (e.g., country, city), membership size range, and geographic location for sales and income sources (e.g., membership, food and beverage, rooms, golf, sports, and other), departmental expenses (e.g., food and beverage, rooms, golf, sports, other), and other unapportioned general and administrative expenses. Report is available free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Compensation & Benefits Report

Biennial report provides information on compensation and benefits for executive, salaried, and hourly staff employed by private golf and country clubs, with job positions covered in the report ranging from general manager to food and beverage manager to assistant golf professional. Individual sections of the survey corresponding to specific departments are available separately in the CMAA online store.

Club Benchmarking
Executive Compensation in the Private Club Industry

Free whitepaper provides an analysis of compensation paid to general managers based on personal characteristics (e.g., age, education, experience, tenure), club characteristics (e.g., annual revenues, number of employees), and external factors (e.g., geographic location, cost of living index) and as a percentage of total operating revenue for all clubs and for clubs with and without golf course facilities.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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