We consider ourselves to be business professionals, not simply golf operators. We prefer to act as a principal rather than a traditional fee manager, thereby aligning our financial interests with those of our partners. We continue to actively seek new opportunities. Our current portfolio is equally split between private country clubs, resort and daily fee golf courses, and we would like to expand our holdings in each sector. While our preference is to continue acquiring courses, Century Golf Partners also operates courses for third party owners in instances where our approach will create value and provide a comprehensive solution for owners.
Through our management vehicle, Arnold Palmer Golf Management, we operate 77 daily fee courses, private country clubs and resort courses across the U.S. We operate our country clubs as if they were member-owned, with every attention paid to the needs and interests of our members. Each is operated for the members, in partnership with the members. Our members elect the Board of Governors from among the membership, which in turn acts on behalf of the membership in setting the vision for the Club. We listen, we advise and we act. It is our job to facilitate the members’ vision for their Club.
Our daily fee clubs operate with the stated goal to exceed our guest’s expectations, and thereby have become the value leaders in the markets we serve. We provide excellent turf conditions and a great playing experience, at price points that are appropriate given facility and competitive market. We have developed highly sophisticated yield management systems and are leaders in the daily fee industry for tee sheet management and operating efficiency. We are focused on delivering sustained operating profits, not “Rack Rate” differentiation.
Our clubs are located as far south as Palm Beach, Florida, as far north as Buffalo, New York and as far west as Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Many of our clubs offer something for the entire family – golf, tennis, swimming, fitness and dining; others are true golf clubs, catering to those who seek the classic golf experience.
Our operating model and management techniques are designed to deliver total return on investment; in alignment with the objectives of our partners. As a principal, Century Golf Partners stands accountable for its actions and its performance. It is this philosophy that serves our partners well and should make Century Golf Partners the most sought after business partner in golf and private clubs.