Shanghai, China – Golf in China is facing considerable pressure from government policy and flawed business models. GGA’s IBP published its China Report in 2015 to understand issues and identify solutions.

GGA specializes in developing the most appropriate membership, lifestyle and amenity solutions that will position a club or project for long-term success in the context of its financial circumstances and competitive landscape.


At GGA, we invest a considerable amount of our time and resources in tracking and understanding global trends and best practices specific to club membership. Through our research platforms, we gain valuable insight on emerging opportunities and threats, and we use this information for the greater good of our clubs clients.

These platforms include board retreats, member surveys, GGA’s Institute for Best Practice, pulse surveys, market studies and comprehensive analysis of third party regional and segmentation studies.

This vast bank of contemporary knowledge empowers our club clients to learn of the most effective and creative ways clubs across the globe are successfully reinvesting, marketing and positioning themselves for the future.


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A Better Way to Communicate

Churning out communications to your members with little thought for who you are speaking to and what medium you are using is not a recipe for success. As GGA’s Henry DeLozier explains, putting a little more thought and attention to detail into your communications is an impactful, and cost effective, way to make your members […]

Stop Thinking ‘Retention’, Start Thinking ‘Relationship’

Retention is something of a time-selective phrase in club management. Its definition has, arguably, become too closely rooted in taking action (usually) at the time of membership renewals to ensure as many existing members continue their membership as possible. While that is a plausible (and at times necessary) position to take, the side effect is […]

Bringing Innovation and Creativity to Events (Case Study)

However big or small the event, there’s always reason to inject creativity and innovation to make it memorable for all involved. This is an approach Medinah Country Club has pioneered for over 95 years. So, what are they doing, and what can you learn? We turned to General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Sereci, […]

How to Develop an Enviable (and Profitable) Events Calendar

A thriving events calendar, if delivered well, can propel member satisfaction and loyalty to new levels. But first you need to understand what works, and how to measure event success. We enlisted the help of GGA’s Patrick DeLozier, who has over 14 years’ experience delivering events at some of the top clubs in the country, […]

Boosting Your Club’s Brand Through Events

Sustaining a lively events calendar can be challenging – on a practical level, operational level and commercial level. However, even though they may not always pay their way, they are fundamentally important to conveying what your club is, and what it represents. GGA’s Linda Dillenbeck explains why. Beyond access to an enjoyable round of golf, […]

Is Your Club Relevant?

If your club is relevant, it is closely connected to members’ lifestyles and appropriate to their wants and needs. But how do you determine if your club really is relevant? GGA’s Ben Hopkinson offers three points of guidance to help you self-evaluate and a handful of tactics to deploy in response. Longevity requires relevance. Survival […]



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    London, UK
  • European Golf International BVI
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • FelCor Lodging Trust
    Irving, TX
  • Domaine de Terre Blanche
    Var, France
  • Domaine du Chateau de Lavagnac
    Languedoc, France
  • Brampton Golf Club
    Brampton, ON
  • Hamilton Golf & Country Club
    Ancaster, ON
  • Plantation Golf & Country Club
    Venice, FL
  • Bel-Air Country Club
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Belle Meade Country Club
    Nashville, TN
  • The Governors Club
    Brentwood, TN
  • Oakdale Golf & Country Club
    Oakdale, CA
  • Fiddlesticks Country Club
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Hillsdale Golf & Country Club
    Mirabel, QC
  • Thornhill Country Club
    Vaughan, ON
  • Las Vegas Country Club
    Las Vegas, NV
  • The Oaks Club
    Osprey, FL
  • Country Club of Buffalo
    Buffalo, NY
  • Point Grey Golf & Country Club
    Vancouver, BC
  • St. Catharines Golf and Country Club
    St. Catharines, ON
  • Hacienda Golf Club
    La Habra Heights, CA
  • Islington Golf Club
    Etobicoke, ON
  • Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
    Ottawa, ON
  • Credit Valley Golf and Country Club
    Mississauga, ON
  • IronWood Country Club
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Scarboro Golf & Country Club
    Toronto, ON
  • Paradise Valley Country Club
    Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Estero Country Club
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Windermere Golf & Country Club
    Edmonton, AB
  • Wentworth Club
    Surrey, UK
  • Westmount Golf & Country Club
    ON, Canada
  • West Bay Club
    Estero, FL
  • Vidauban Golf Club
    Vidauban, France
  • St. George’s Golf & Country Club
    Toronto, ON
  • St. Charles Country Club
    Winnipeg, MB
  • Skibo Castle
    Dornoch, Scotland
  • Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
    Vancouver, BC
  • Royal Mayfair Golf Club
    Edmonton, AB
  • Phoenix Country Club
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Medinah Golf and Country Club
    Chicago, IL
  • Hamilton Golf & Country Club
    Hamilton, ON
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    Texas, USA
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    Halifax, NS
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    Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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    Sherwood Park, AB
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    Toronto, ON



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