The day has passed when club life revolved around golf and the meals consumed before and after men played their rounds. – Henry DeLozier

GGA has provided guidance and counsel for some of the most elite private clubs in the world, while also providing efficient and effective solutions for smaller and more specialized clubs. Our experience brings a deep understanding of club lifestyles. The GGA team is highly accustomed to interacting, communicating and working effectively within diverse groups of individuals who represent their clubs in various capacities, such as: boards of directors, committees, executives and management.


Each year, GGA collaborates extensively with club managers and boards to identify the trends and challenges facing private clubs around the world. As a result, our research and professional services to private clubs focus on the critical issues and value opportunities most pertinent to the sector. Here we shine a spotlight on three services commonly required by private club clients.

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Governance Services

GGA’s team of highly respected governance professionals draw on a wealth of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to help our clients govern their clubs and businesses more effectively. Our team have served clients in a variety of ways, including:

•     Bylaws and Best Practice Reviews
•     Guidance on Implementing the Model
•     Assistance in Developing a Board Policies Manual
•     Conducting or Facilitating Governance Workshops and Retreats
•     Training Club Boards and Directors

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Strategic Planning

A recipient of Boardroom Magazine’s “Strategic Planning Firm of the Year”, GGA is highly proficient in supporting private clubs with strategic planning. We believe that a good plan is thoroughly researched and succinct, outlining clear and actionable goals and objectives. The GGA strategic planning process includes:

• Internal and External Market Research
• Financial Analysis
• Organizational Analysis
• Operational Audit
• Board Retreat

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Member Surveys

Utilising our bespoke software the dedicated GGA member survey team, specialises in the design, management and data interpretation of member research. Consistent and appropriate surveys are critical to private clubs in understanding, measuring and benchmarking member satisfaction and expectation. Our process includes:

• Survey Design and Development
• Club Input
• Testing and Upload
• Distribution and Management
• Analysis, Interpretation and Recommendations Report

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What Millennials Want

Earlier this year Global Golf Advisors, in conjunction with Nextgengolf, released a follow up report to its ground-breaking 2017 study entitled ‘The Truth About Millennial Golfers’. GGA’s Michael Gregory, backed by the findings of the research, gives a Millennial’s take on what clubs need to do next to realize the clear opportunity this group presents… […]

Mustering Millennials for Private Club Membership

Will Millennials join private clubs? Do Millennials care about amenities? How much are Millennials willing to pay for golf? In the private club world these questions are commonplace for managers, club Boards, membership sales staff, and anyone charged with the duty to continuously fill the club’s membership pipeline with ‘new blood’. Research initiatives have pounced the […]

Gauging the Impact of National Trends on Private Clubs

GGA is excited to unveil the results of the latest social and economic survey of trends that have, or in the near future, will have, the greatest impact on private clubs. The research paper available for download below provides insights garnered from 150 club managers at North America’s elite, top-performing clubs.  The research includes a […]

Gauging the Impact of National Trends on Private Clubs

GGA is excited to unveil the results of the latest social and economic survey of trends that have, or in the near future, will have, the greatest impact on private clubs. The research paper available for download below provides insights garnered from 150 club managers at North America’s elite, top-performing clubs.  The research includes a […]

2016 Canadian Private Club Symposium Survey Results

Each year GGA hosts club executives and presidents of leading Canadian private clubs for a symposium to identify and discuss emerging trends and best practices within the private club business segment. This year’s Symposium explored topics relating to the continued development of Canada’s most elite clubs including current trends, research, key performance indicators, and top issues facing clubs in 2016. GGA solicited […]



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