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“Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.”

The GGA team of experienced business planning experts provides clients with clear, concise and effective business plans with which to market, govern, manage and operate successful clubs and businesses.


Where a strategic plan describes the vision and over-arching ambitions for your facility or business, it is the business plan that details the specific tactics you will employ to achieve that strategy. Where the strategic plan is owned by the board, the business plan drives down the responsibility for the delivery of the strategy to the management team.

Our approach to supporting you in designing a tailored business plan is a collaborative one. The GGA team will work alongside your leadership to be certain that there are no surprises, that the very best insights and skills are utilised, and that those responsible for implementation have ownership for the plan.

An effective plan is likely to include a comprehensive market analysis, financial plan, organization and operations plan, capital plan, agronomic plan, membership plan, and sales and marketing plan. It will be goal-defined and measurable so as to monitor implementation and the outcomes of the tactics employed.


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  • Business Plans

  • Market Analysis

  • Sales and Marketing Plans

  • Operating Plans

  • Financial Plans

  • Organization of Management

  • Critical Risk Assessment

  • Long Range Capital Expense Plans

  • Clubhouse Planning and Consulting


Walking in the Customer’s Shoes

This article is written and produced by Sue Shapcott, PhD. Sue is the founder of Change Golf Instruction, a golf coaching business that partners with public golf courses, and Sports Query, a consulting business that assists sports organizations incorporate social science into their policies and practices. Sue is based in Madison, WI. Club staff, including […]

The Power of Women

Women are widely regarded as connectors, more likely to invite family members and friends to join them in activities and pursuits than their male counterparts. With that in mind, GGA’s Linda Dillenbeck explores ways in which clubs can increase their appeal to women and unlock new customers in the process. You have probably read articles […]

The Family Opinion

Member surveys are not as clear cut as simply gauging satisfaction or opinion of members. GGA’s Andrew Milne explains how, by reaching out to include spouses or family in club surveys, you can gain invaluable insights on how your club is viewed in the context of modern family life. Renewing a club membership used to […]

Don’t Let Them Ignore You

GGA Partner Henry DeLozier highlights 5 key attributes to help golf course leaders achieve recognition for their talents and efforts. We all want to be recognized for our talents and efforts. In fact, in a world where we take more than 93 million selfies a day, being ignored is certainly one of life’s biggest disappointments. […]

GGA Careers: Associate

Associate Global Golf Advisors (“GGA”) is expanding and we are looking for a highly motivated associate to join our firm and grow with our team. Responsibilities: Working alongside fellow Associates, and reporting to GGA’s Managers and Senior Leadership team, you will perform specialized research and advisory tasks as described below: Collecting and analyzing financial and […]

GGA Careers: Manager

Manager, Strategy and Operations Global Golf Advisors (“GGA”) is expanding and we are looking for a highly motivated manager to join our firm and grow with our team. Responsibilities: As a Manager, Strategy and Operations Consulting at GGA, you will be responsible for: Delivering and continuing to enhance GGA’s client facing strategy and operations consulting […]



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    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Rio Verde Community Association
    Rio Verde, AZ
  • Maple Leaf Millworks
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
    Alexandria, VA
  • John Deere Golf
    Cary, NC
  • Club Corp USA
    Dallas, TX
  • Arnold Palmer Golf Management/Century Partners
    Addison, TX
  • American Golf Properties
    Santa Monica, CA
  • City of Saint John
    New Brunswick
  • City of Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
  • St. Lawrence Parks Commission for the Upper Canada Golf Course
    Morrisburg, ON
  • Fundy Golf Course
    Fundy National Park, NB
  • Ministry of Tourism, Golf PEI,
    Prince Edward Island
  • City of Vancouver for the City-owned golf course portfolio
    Vancouver, BC
  • City of Waterloo for the Grey Silo Golf Course
    Waterloo, ON
  • City of Sacramento for the City golf portfolio
    Sacramento, CA
  • City of Inver Grove Heights for the Inver Wood Golf Course
    Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • City of Calgary for the Golf Course Portfolio
    Calgary, AB
  • Canadian Independent School District
    Canadian, TX
  • Incline Village Improvement District
    Incline Village, NV
  • Destination Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
    Englewood, CO
  • CNL Income Properties
    Montreal, QC
  • Bank of Montreal
    Toronto, ON
  • Arcapita Inc.
    Atlanta, GA
  • 21 Golf Partners, Inc. aka Texas 21 Properties
    Dallas, TX
  • Lebovic Enterprises
    Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
  • Pulte Homes, Inc.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • DMB Associates, Inc.
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Castle & Cooke Communities
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Rainbow Ridge Golf Course
    Manitowaning, ON
  • Glen Arbour Golf Course
    Hammonds Plains, NS
  • Spirit Hollow Golf Course
    Burlington, IA
  • Wilderness Ridge Golf Club
    Lincoln, NE
  • Owl’s Nest Resort
    Campton, NH
  • Loyalist Country Club
    Bath, ON
  • Idylwylde Golf & Country Club
    Sudbury, ON
  • Fain Family Limited Partnership
    Austin, TX
  • Eagle Trace Golfers Club
    Clearwater, MN
  • Copper Creek Golf Club,
    Kleinburg, ON
  • Bay of Quinte Country Club
    Belleville, ON
  • Royal Glenora Club
    Edmonton, AB
  • Cherokee Town & Country Club
    Atlanta, GA
  • Brampton Golf Club
    Brampton, ON
  • Mississaugua Golf & Country Club
    Mississauga, ON
  • Hamilton Golf & Country Club
    Ancaster, ON
  • Norwood Hills Country Club
    St. Louis, MO
  • Plantation Golf & Country Club
    Venice, FL
  • Four Streams
    Maryland, Maryland
  • Belle Meade Country Club
    Nashville, TN
  • The Governors Club
    Brentwood, TN
  • Elm Ridge Country Club
    Lle Bizard, QC
  • Hillsdale Golf & Country Club
    Mirabel, QC
  • The Oaks Club
    Osprey, FL
  • St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
    St. Catharines, ON
  • Topeka Country Club
    Topeka, KS
  • Hacienda Golf Club
    La Habra Heights, CA
  • Carrying Place Golf and Country Club
    Toronto, ON
  • Islington Golf Club
    Etobicoke, ON
  • Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
    Ottawa, ON
  • IronWood Country Club
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Scarboro Golf & Country Club
    Toronto, ON
  • Estero Country Club
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Windermere Golf & Country Club
    Edmonton, AB
  • Wentworth Club
    Surrey, UK
  • Westmount Golf & Country Club
    ON, Canada
  • Vasari Country Club
    Bonita Springs, FL
  • Summerlea Golf & Country Club
    Montreal, QC
  • The Ridge at Manitou Inc.
    McKellar, ON
  • Medinah Golf and Country Club
    Chicago, IL
  • The Founders Club
    Sarasota, FL
  • Cohasset Golf Club
    Massatusetts, USA
  • Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club
    ON, Canada
  • Bigwin Island Golf Club
    Baysville, ON
  • Beacon Hall Golf Club
    Toronto, ON
  • Beach Grove Golf & Country Club
    Windsor, ON
  • Bally Haly Golf & Curling Club
    St. John's, NL



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