Online Buyers Guide
Welcome to the National Club Association Online Buyers Guide. NCA maintains strong working relationships with the following industry service providers and encourages the support of these industry associates.
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Addison Law Firm
14901 Quorum, #650
Dallas, TX, 75254
Contact: Dallas Addison
Addison Law Firm’s attorneys and legal assistants have more than 50 years combined experience in the golf, club and resort industries that serve the industry’s leaders. The firm provides experienced counsel in conjunction with the acquisition or sale of golf, club or resort facilities, as well as legal services required for the development or operation of such facilities.
Arizona Golf Association
7226 N. 16th Street # 200
Phoenix, AZ, 85020
Contact: Lorraine Thies
The Arizona Golf Association is the state not-for-profit organization representing amateur golfers in Arizona. The association is responsible for providing handicap and course rating services to member clubs, conducting state championships and member events and providing opportunities for benefits and discounts to individual members.
Contact: Art Stouff
The Association of Club Catering Professionals (ACCP) is an industry association specific to providing education, training and resources for catering professionals in the club industry. Longtime club and catering industry experts, Lynne LaFond DeLuca and Michele Carroll, spearhead this team, providing clubs with the tools they need to provide dynamic member services and events; significantly increase catering revenues; and increase member retention by adding value and professionalism to the club's catering department. An ACCP membership is a must-have for all clubs and catering professionals.
A full-service law firm with 140 attorneys in eight offices throughout California. With more than 30 years of uncompromising commitment to high quality legal work and providing consistently practical management solutions to our clients, AALRR has earned a reputation as one of California's leading law firms. AALRR represents both private and public sector clients, with emphasis in the areas of employment, labor, construction, education, real estate, general business litigation, corporate, taxation, bankruptcy and immigration.
702 King Farm Blvd, Suite 600
Rockville, MD, 20850
Contact: Andy Haynes
Avendra is North America’s leading procurement services provider serving hospitality-related industries. Avendra customers gain access to contracts leveraging $3 billion of annual purchases, expert advisory services and in-depth purchasing data and analysis. Through Avendra, customers obtain substantial savings on their purchases and other value added services to improve their operations and bottom line results. Formed in 2001, the company is headquartered in Rockville, MD and has regional offices throughout North America. To learn more about Avendra, please visit www.avendra.com. To put Avendra’s industry-leading procurement services to work for you, contact Andy Haynes at email@example.com or (301) 825-0318.
Contact: Greg Hill
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ, 7078
Contact: David Mr. David Hatlem
With more than 25 years of experience, Bollinger is a leading provider of innovative private club insurance programs, risk management and claims handling service. We insure more than 1,000 clubs and associations on a nationwide basis.
Broadcast Music, Inc.
10 Music Square East
Nashville, TN, 37203
Contact: Cleve Murphy
BMI, a not-for-profit organization, serves businesses by providing copyright clearance for approximately 6.5 million affiliated musical works.
Contact: Doug Howe
Chicago District Golf Association
11855 Archer Ave
Lemont, IL, 60439
Contact: Robert Markionni
The Chicago District Golf Association CDGA-is a non-profit association of member clubs and individual golfers in Illinois and parts of Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. With 90,000 member golfers at nearly 400 member clubs, the CDGA is one of the largest and oldest golf associations in the United States.
Contact: Cindy Claros
CPA firm providing accounting, auditing and tax services to more than 275 private, member-owned clubs in the eastern United States. As one of the largest firms specializing only in the unique nonprofit sector, we are the premier accounting firm for nonprofits in the New York Metropolitan Area. We offer a complete array of services designed specifically to help our not-for-profit clients meet their financial and business needs.In addition to providing audit and tax services, we help not-for-profit organizations improve their business operations.
Contact: Noel Wixsom
Creative Golf Marketing specializes in the membership marketing process. CGM has successfully performed membership-marketing initiatives and consultations for over 1,100 private club clients. The company has been recognized by the Boardroom Magazine as "The Membership Marketing Firm of the Year" for twelve consecutive years (2000-2011).
DENEHY Club Thinking Partners is a full service executive search and management consulting firm serving the private club industry. Whether recruiting a senior level employee, evaluating an aspect of club operations, advising the board on governance, or strengthening your management team’s effectiveness, we are your thinking partner. We understand that hiring top leadership talent is the most important job of a club’s board. By managing the process more rigorously and having access to a national talent pool, we ensure that a club's key leadership positions are filled by individuals who match the club's culture and have the club-specific skills desired by its membership.
Our team of seven passionate industry professionals with overlapping skills in club management, operations, hospitality, agronomy, finance and research offers a combined 120 years of professional experience. The firm has served more than 100 clubs and resorts on more than 300 projects.
We offer a complete array of services, including executive search for all “C” level positions including:
- General Manager/COO
- Golf Course Superintendent
- Golf Professional
- Financial Leadership
- Membership Marketing
- Executive Chef
For over 30 years, we have managed clubs from the inside and provided consulting guidance as a trusted outside advisor. Tools we deploy in our Board and Management Advisory practice are:
- Governance Modeling
- Strategic Leadership Consulting
- Operational Reviews
- Board and Committee Surveys
- Club Experience Surveys
- Performance Management/Incentive Compensations
- Employee 360º Analysis
- Membership Marketing
- Board Retreats and Onboarding
For more information, visit www.denehyctp.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.
Contact: Andrew Hussey
Egan & Egan, Certified Public Accountants is a full service CPA firm providing audits, reviews, compilations. We have specific experience serving the Club community including Clubs taxed under IRS code 501c)7). We provide responsive hands-on service.
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman P.C.
7979 East Tufts Avenue, #400
Denver, CO, 80237
Contact: Robert Hottman
Since its founding in 1978, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC EKS&H-has grown into the largest Colorado-based accounting and business advisory firm, with offices in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. The firm provides services to private and public companies, as well as high net worth individuals. EKS&H serves companies from the start-up phase to those with more than $500 million in revenue. The firm provides audit and tax services, as well as business advisory services such as financial modeling, merger and acquisition transaction services, business valuation, strategic planning, and business process improvement.
Contact: Emily Young
With our distinctive pedigree and same level of commitment to our clients as our heritage company, Frontgate Contract offers a unique selection of contract-grade products and design services to the contract and hospitality channels. We partner with prestigious and bespoke contract and luxury hospitality brands and have completed numerous installations for five-star hotels and resorts as well as multi-unit residential development and renovation projects throughout North America and the Caribbean. Our regionally-based sales representative team and support staff have the expertise to manage multifaceted, large-scale, and custom projects, as well as the industry knowledge required to work closely with designers, property owners, developers and managers to specify luxury products. Contact us at 1-855-987-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia State Golf Association
121 Village Parkway, Building 3
Marietta, GA, 30067
Contact: Matt Hooper
Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association GSGA-received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to more than 365 member clubs and 85,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs, and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.
Global Allies produces unique, fashionably designed stacking and banquet chairs. "No other chair stacks up."™ Global Allies also produces ergonomic task chairs engineered to meet the demands of commercial use while providing fashionable designed seating.
Golf Association of Philadelphia
1974 Sproul Road
Broomall, PA, 19008
Contact: Mark Peterson
The Golf Association of Philadelphia, established in 1897, is the male amateur body of golf in the region. The purpose of the association is simple: to promote the game of golf. Every Golf Association of Philadelphia activity is designed to do just that.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
1421 Research Park Drive
Lawrence, KS, 66049-3859
Contact: Rhett Evans
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America GCSAA-is dedicated to serving its members, advancing their profession, and enhancing the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf.
Golf Property Analysts
106 Airport Road
New Cumberland, PA, 17070
Contact: Laurence Hirsh
Golf Property Analysts is your leader in golf property valuation, advisory and brokerage services. Led by GPA president, Larry Hirsh, we've performed more than 2,500 assignments in 45 states, Canada and the Caribbean ranging from market value and litigation appraisals to a variety of consulting services and golf course brokerage and marketing.
GSI Executive Search serves the private club industry nationwide successfully placing “key staff” positions to include General Manager/COO, Director of Golf, Director of Tennis, Clubhouse Manager, Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director and Controller/CFO. The firm’s offices are in Tampa Bay, St. Louis and North Florida. Please visit our website at www.gsiexecutivesearch.com to learn more about us and clubs we serve.
Richard M. Farrell: 727-525-6562
Scott McNett: 314-854-1321
Daniel Farrell: 518-852-0986
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart’s leisure and resorts group has over 25 years' experience in golf course, hotel, and resort and recreation development and operations. The firm represents developers, owners, operators, investors, member owned clubs and lenders in a variety of matters, including club membership programs, purchases and sales, membership restructuring, vacation clubs, time-shares, community association plans, special taxing districts and management and franchise agreements for resorts, hotels, restaurants and clubs. Their worldwide experience has earned the firm a solid reputation in the industry.
Contact: Michael Salerno
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952 is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,800 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC, founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology—the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the United States as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.
IBS is a club management software company committed to serving the private club industry. Founded in 1991, the IBS Suite of Applications has been installed at 1400 clubs throughout North America and Europe. IBS’ integrated Microsoft SQL and .NET software addresses all the unique challenges facing the private club industry.
International Light Transportation Vehicle Association is a national trade association comprised of the leading golf car and personal utility (PUV) manufacturers. ILTVA sponsors the development and maintenance of ANSI-sanctioned standards to establish safety specifications for the design and operation of golf cars and PUVs driven by electric motors and internal combustion engines for golf cars.
Judd Brown Designs
700 School Street - Unit 2
Pawtucket, RI, 2860
Contact: Peter Cafaro
Since 1983, JBD along with its sister architectural firm, Jefferson Group Architects, has established itself as a leading club consultant offering a full range of planning and design services to the nation’s premier club facilities. JBD has earned a reputation for excellence in the marketplace among club managers and directors for their professional and creative approach to club design and consulting.
Kopplin & Kuebler
7349 Via Paseo Del Sur #202
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258
Contact: Kurt Kuebler
Executive Search and Consulting services for the private club industry. We conduct GM/COO, AGM, Executive Chef, Golf Course Superintendent and Golf Professional recruitment for top clubs around the country.
Laskaris & Laskaris, CPA's
200 Eagle Road, Suite 200
Wayne, PA, 19087
Contact: Dean Laskaris
Laskaris & Laskaris, CPAs’ area of practice is the hospitality industry, offering accounting, tax and advisory services to restaurant and private club clients. Advisory services include review of club accounting and internal control systems, review of food and beverage operational practices, and golf course maintenance costs.
Lichten Craig is an architectural and interior design firm specializing in high-end residential and institutional design with an emphasis on historic preservation. Our practice extends across the country including city and country clubs.
Lichten Craig has offices in New York and Chicago.
|Barry G. Donaldson AIA LEED AP
ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
LICHTEN CRAIG DONALDSON
6 West 18th Street 9th Floor
New York, New York 10011
|Kevin P. Lichten AIA
ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
LICHTEN CRAIG DONALDSON
6 West 18th Street 9th Floor
New York, New York 10011
|Joan E. Craig AIA LEED AP
ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
LICHTEN CRAIG DONALDSON
4 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Founded in 1984, Linthicum is the premier general contractor and specialized golf clubhouse construction manager in the Western United States. Having built many of the most architecturally recognized clubs in Arizona, California, and Hawaii, Linthicum has the ability and experience to build or improve any clubhouse.
Contact: Ryan Brennan
Contact: Mara Radis
Massachusetts Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA, 2766
Contact: Joseph Sprague
The Massachusetts Golf Association MGA-is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the game of golf in Massachusetts through programs such as computerized handicapping, course ratings and measuring, championship competitions, inner-city youth programs, educational seminars and the MassGolfer magazine. Founded in 1903, the MGA serves more than 400 member clubs and 90,000 individual golfers.
Power comes from being understood. When you trust the advice you're getting, you know your next move is the right move. That's what you can expect from McGladrey. That's the power of being understood. With more than 300 clients in the club industry, our understanding of your needs extends beyond providing accounting, tax and consulting services. Our commitment to your industry is demonstrated by the educational programs we offer through professional organizations, such as the National Club Association, Club Managers Association of America and Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals, and through our contributions to the clubs we serve. Experience the power. Go to www.mcgladrey.com/privateclubs.
McMahon Group is the premier full-service, private club consulting firm serving more than 1,600 private clubs across North America, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe. The firm’s services include strategic club consulting for achieving maximum club success, facility planning, financial planning for capital projects, club mergers, developer club conversions and membership research. Specific services provided by McMahon Group are clubhouse master planning/improvement programs/financing, membership survey/focus group research, strategic planning, clubhouse/golf course existing conditions/asset reserve studies, dining/golf quality assurance programs (Ask the Members™), membership development programs, board governance consulting and consultant-for-a-day specialized services. As a service to clubs and the club management profession, McMahon Group sponsors the Club Trends™ network with its quarterly publications on critical topics facing private clubs, co-sponsors the Excellence in Club Management™ Award and Rising Star Award, and manages Clubtopia® , the online business directory for clubs.
MembersFirst is a leading provider of interactive Web site design, development and management services to member-based, private club communities, and other key segments of the leisure, lifestyle and hospitality industries. The company’s proprietary technologies, interactive marketing best practices, industry segment expertise, and outsourced communication services have long led the market in helping clients to cost-effectively attract, grow and retain profitable member relationships. The company’s integrated online application and communication management service powers hundreds of the most prestigious clubs across the glove and enables nearly 40 million member interactions annually.
Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP is a large, regional public accounting firm providing audit, tax and consulting services at four different offices. The firm specializes in serving several social and recreational clubs in the western and southern tier regions of New York State.
Metropolitan Golf Association
49 Knollwood Road
Elmsford, NY, 10523
Contact: Jay Mottola
The Metropolitan Golf Association is a nonprofit organization with more than 500 member clubs in the greater New York metropolitan area. Since its founding in 1897, the MGA and its charitable foundation have provided clubs and area golfers with a wide variety of innovative services, including handicapping, tournaments, insurance programs, junior golf programs, educational seminars and The Met Golfer magazine.
MGM Resorts International
3950 Las Vegas Blvd., South
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
Contact: Daniel Rush
MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience, including first-class accommodations and dining, world-class entertainment, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, and high-quality retail and gaming experiences.
Minnesota Golf Association
6550 York Avenue South, Suite 211
Edina, MN, 55435
Contact: Tom Ryan
Founded in 1901 with only seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf Association's membership has grown to more than 400 clubs and 82,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota.
NGF is a member- and client-supported golf industry trade association and is considered the primary source of research and information on the U.S. golf market. Principal activities include market/industry research regarding golf participation, golf facilities, rounds played and consumer spending; publications on a wide range of subjects, including operating and marketing the golf course; and consulting services, including feasibility, operational and marketing studies. Members and clients include golf facility owners/operators, management companies, developers and golf product manufacturers.
New York State Golf Association
2717 Bellevue Avenue
Syracuse, NY, 13219
Contact: Bill Moore
The NYSGA is a nonprofit organization that exists for the purpose of promoting and conserving the traditions of golf throughout New York State. Founded in 1923, the NYSGA serves more than 450 member clubs, providing them with services such as handicapping, course rating and measuring and championship competitions.
The NCGA is a nonprofit corporation, representing 1,200 member clubs and 190,000 individual members. The NCGA provides the services necessary for the promotion and preservation of the game of golf, including USGA handicapping, tournament competitions, course ratings and interpretation of golf rules, turf grass education, legislative representation, a quarterly magazine and other publications.
Contact: Fran Tran
10304 Eaton Place, #440
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Contact: Kevin Reilly
Certified public accountants providing accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services to the private club industry. Affiliated member firms in principal cities throughout the United States. Publishes Clubs in Town & Country, an annual compilation of club operating data, and Federal Taxes and the Private Club, an annual review of topics of interest to private clubs.
Contact: Philip Newman
PKF O’Connor Davies, a division of O’Connor Davies, LLP, is one of the leading providers of accounting, tax and consulting services to private clubs throughout the Northeast region of the United States. With more than 30 years of experience specializing in this industry sector, PKF O’Connor Davies’ goal is to assist private clubs in achieving the maximum level of club revenues while maintaining costs and the high level of service expected by club members.
PLAYTIME is ideal for clubs of any size who are looking to acquire and retain membership from families with children. We provide club members' kids an imaginative space for play through our unique, custom-designed indoor and outdoor soft play areas and interactive gaming units. Made of naturally anti-bacterial finish, our play areas are durable, easy to clean and safe for your youngest club members. PLAYTIME also enhances swimming fun with our Little Squirts line of bolt downs, water walks, water slides and floatables. To learn more, please visit www.playtime.com.
Private Club Associates
544 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Macon, GA, 31201
Contact: Ted Robinson
Professional club specialists who offer consulting to private club clients nationwide and third-party management services to club owners.
We provide consulting services to the Boards and Managers of private clubs to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. We are motivated by the fact that the practice of sound governance is the single most important controllable factor that will determine the level of success any club achieves.
Services include: Overview and Needs Assessment Visit (cost limited to travel expenses), Governance Review and Recommendations, Governance Document Development, Board Orientations, Strategic Planning Facilitation and Development, Board Retreat Facilitation, and Developer to Member-Ownership Conversion.
Rhode Island Golf Association
1 Button Hole Drive
Providence, RI, 2809
Contact: Robert Ward
The Rhode Island Golf Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1902 whose primary function is to promote the game of golf in Rhode Island and to serve the interests of its affiliated clubs and members.
The RubinBrown Hospitality and Gaming Services Group specializes in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services for a variety of hospitality and gaming organizations. Beyond traditional services, our professionals have expertise providing entity-specific services including: Assurance and Accounting Services, Tax Compliance Services, Consulting Services, Information Technology, and Business Performance Analysis.
Southern California Golf Association
3740 Cahuenga Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA, 91604
Contact: Kevin Heaney
The SCGA is a nonprofit regional golf association with more than 1,200 member clubs representing 170,000 golfers in the Southern California area. Founded in 1899, the SCGA provides handicapping services, tournament competitions, course ratings, golf rules assistance, FORE magazine and other services and activities to support and promote the game.
Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP
1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2100
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Contact: Robyn Stowell
Stinson's Golf and Private Club group represents clubs, developers, member groups, buyers and sellers, and lenders in connection with purchase and sale of assets, turnover, conversion, financing, governance, membership programs, updating bylaws, and addressing day-to-day business concerns for golf courses and private clubs.
Texas Alliance of Recreational Organizations
2909 Cole Avenue, Suite 305
Dallas, TX, 75204
Contact: Sam Brewster
TARO, Inc. is dedicated to protecting and maintaining a positive business environment for the Texas club industry by monitoring political activity in the Texas legislature.
Thompson & Knight LLP
One Arts Building
Dallas, TX, 75201
Contact: Ted Benn
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a global firm of approximately 420 attorneys. Thompson & Knight has U.S. offices in Texas and New York and international offices and associations in Mexico, Brazil, North Africa, Europe, and Asia. In addition to providing a wide range of traditional legal services to clients in many industries, the firm prides itself on its experience in the hospitality industry. Thompson & Knight lawyers have extensive experience in golf, private club and resort developments, hotel acquisitions and dispositions, management agreements and domestic and cross border joint ventures. With multiple U.S. offices and two offices each in the prime resort countries of Mexico and Brazil, Thompson & Knight is uniquely positioned to offer a full array of legal services to its hospitality clients.
Univ. of Houston-Conrad N. Hilton College
HFTP Research Institute
Houston, TX, 77204-3028
Contact: Tanya Venegas
VCT is the leading Member Experience partner to distinguished private clubs nationwide. As the industry’s trusted “go-to” resource for Member Experience Management, VCT empowers club leadership to drive member loyalty and satisfaction by developing and managing personalized communications, services and benefits that engage members proactively, deepen club relationships, and deliver ongoing value for members—at every touchpoint. www.ExperienceVCT.com.
Contact: James Shaffer
1111 W. San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA, 50701
Contact: D.Jay Ellis
VGM Club, North America's premier member service and marketing organization for membership-based clubs, includes golf, tennis, yacht, city and athletic clubs. Current membership exceeds 3,500 facilities in all 50 states and Canada. Collectively, VGM Club members possess purchasing power in excess of $2 billion annually.
Contact: Eddie Williams
Western Golf Association
1 Briar Road
Golf, IL, 60029
Contact: Jeff Harrison
Founded in 1899, the Western Golf Association conducts championships for professional and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies, and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.
Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
324 Fourth Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
Contact: Jeffrey Rivard
The Western Pennsylvania Golf Association, founded in 1899, is an organization of 120 member clubs and 30,000 members. Its primary missions are championships, administering all elements of the USGA Handicap System, and member services. The association also has a scholarship fund that provides college tuition assistance to qualified students who were or are employed at member clubs.