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Hampton Golf clubs provide a great balance of challenging, premier golf courses blended with great social amenities. Combined with Hampton Golf's dedication to excellent service, Hampton Golf Members enjoy a truly great experience where camaraderie flourishes.

Seasonal Preparation: Essential Tasks for Golf Course Managers

Seasonal Preparation: Essential Tasks for Golf Course Managers

For golf fans, the start of a new season is the most wonderful time of the year. For course managers, it's a sign that it's time to get to work.

Maintaining a golf facility has a lot of moving parts. From improving the turf to marketing the course, the work will keep your hands full. If you do it right, you can offer the ideal customer experience.

Not sure where to start? We'll make it easy for you! Here are six tenets of golf course management that will help you keep your course in shape.

How to Manage Memberships and Loyalty Programs

How to Manage Memberships and Loyalty Programs

The United States has more than 11,100 country clubs, making competition fierce among the clubs. How can you use effective golf course management to keep your memberships active? Finding ways to engage your members and improve their loyalty is an ideal way to keep your golf club members signed on.

But how can you accomplish these goals and improve your golf course's membership? If you're interested in improving your membership numbers, we're happy to help. Read on to learn more about memberships and loyalty programs.

How to Create a Sustainable Golf Course Environment

How to Create a Sustainable Golf Course Environment

The world's ocean surface temperatures have hit a record high this past year, as it continues to heat up due to climate change. Ignoring the issue will only result in things getting worse for every species that lives on this planet. One way to reduce humankind's environmental impact is through sustainable living.

It's possible to create a sustainable golf course without sacrificing on its looks and performance. After all, your course's green should match the color of its name.

Here are some different ways to create a more sustainable golf course and lower your overall carbon footprint.

How to Manage Food and Beverage Service at Your Golf Club

With over 41 million Americans golfing each year, there's strong demand for golf clubs with a complete lineup of amenities. If you oversee a golf club, you may be hoping to expand your service offerings. You can create a memorable golf club event space that will attract guests hoping to host weddings, parties, and other events.

Taking on this kind of improvement might sound daunting. Fortunately, with the right approach, it doesn't have to be. Keep reading to learn how to manage food options and beverage service at your golf club!

Budgeting and Financial Planning for Golf Courses

Budgeting and Financial Planning for Golf Courses

The average annual maintenance costs for a golf course in the United States are more than $810,000. This ranges from around $620,000 for a municipal golf course to in excess of $1 million for a private golf course.

In terms of labor expenses, the overall average for a golf course is more than $463,000, again with private golf courses having by far the biggest expense. The average public-access golf course in the country has between 12 and 18 maintenance employees, while private clubs tend to range from between 18 and 25 maintenance employees.

The simple fact is that it is incredibly expensive to run and maintain a golf course. That's why it is so important to understand budgeting and financial planning. In this blog post, we will highlight practical tips when determining your golf course's available budget and share ideas on how to increase revenue.