Golf & Country Clubs – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size and major product and service segments
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Club Managers Association of America
Club Management Magazine
https://www.cmaa.org / digital-archive
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
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:
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.
https://nationalclub.org / mcmahongroup.com/
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.
Golf Courses & Country Clubs Market Analysis
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Market analysis report provides 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
Golf Courses & Country Clubs
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
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.
RSM US LLP
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.
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.
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.
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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