Preferred Vendors

Welcome to the National Club Association Preferred Vendors. NCA maintains strong working relationships with the following industry service providers and encourages the support of these industry associates.

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National Club Preferred Vendors: California State Club Association

California State Club Association

19360 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, CA, 91326
Contact: Crystal Thomas

CSCA, organized in 1970, is a California nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation. It currently has over 100 members all of which are private clubs and which include many of the leading clubs of the state. Its purpose is to serve the club community. CSCA is the only entity that speaks for its member clubs at the state level.

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Contact: Steve Brueggemann
National Club Preferred Vendors: Addison Law FirmAddison 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Arizona Golf AssociationArizona 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Association of Club Catering ProfessionalsThe Association of Club Catering Professionals
P.O. Box 800266
Santa Clarita, CA, 91380-0266
Contact: Lynne  LaFond DeLuca

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & RomoAtkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
12800 Center Court Drive, Suite 300
Cerritos, CA, 90703
Contact: Thomas Lenz

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael &aBatchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co.
40 Westminster Street, Suite 600
Providence, RI, 2903
Contact: Ned McCrory, CPA

Number crunching and attention to details are prerequisites of any successful CPA firm. We’re no exception. But at BFMM we’re more than that. As a matter fact, if there were one word we live by its “more.” We are a team of people with more experience and expertise than firms twice our size. But that’s not enough for us. We take that experience and expertise and couple it with initiative, entrepreneurial decision-making and strong communications skills. We do so with one goal in mind. That’s to make our clients’ more successful and able to reach their goals and business plans.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Brian IdlePeacock + Lewis Architects and Planners, LLC
1295 US HWY 1
North Palm Beach, FL(561) 626 9704
Contact: Brian Idle

Peacock + Lewis tailors its services to the unique requirements of clubs and provides accountability for success. They utilize staff interviews, workload projections, operational concepts and functional priorities to create master plans for clubs. Peacock + Lewis can provide assistance in site selection studies, land use analysis, master planning and site plan development.

National Club Preferred Vendors: CADDIEMASTER, Inc.CADDIEMASTER, Inc.
PO Box 2418
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32004
Contact: Dan  Costello

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we are the leading provider of caddie services. Our team consists of more than 2,000 caddies and 100+ managers, and a client list that includes many of the finest organizations in the world of golf. Whether an exclusive private club or a world-renowned five-star resort, the top golf destinations partner with us because we take a department that is arguably the most difficult to manage off of their hands and turn it into a result-oriented asset that makes them and their customers happy for the long-term.

National Club Preferred Vendors: California State Club AssociationCalifornia State Club Association
19360 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch, CA, 91326
Contact: Crystal Thomas

CSCA, organized in 1970, is a California nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation. It currently has over 100 members all of which are private clubs and which include many of the leading clubs of the state. Its purpose is to serve the club community. CSCA is the only entity that speaks for its member clubs at the state level.

National Club Preferred Vendors: CBIZ Weekes & CallawayCBIZ Weekes & Callaway
3945 W. Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL, 33445
(561) 278-0448
Contact: Tamara Bryan Sylvestre

Weekes & Callaway, is a full-service insurance brokerage firm offering clients a complete line of services including Commercial insurance, Private Client (Personal insurance), Risk Management and Employee Benefits. In 2014, Weekes & Callaway became a part of CBIZ, one of the nation’s top 10 CPA and Employee Benefits specialists in the country. Over the years, they have provided insurance services to many industries, however they have honed and developed a nationally recognized expertise in providing insurance products and services to the private Golf, Yacht and Country Club communities.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Century Golf Partners ManagementCentury Golf Partners Management
Three Lincoln Center
Dallas, TX, 75240
(972) 490-2610
Contact: Doug Howe

Century Golf Partners has partnered with golf legend, Arnold Palmer, and has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the Arnold Palmer Golf Management brand. Accordingly, Century Golf Partners operates many of its clubs and courses under the Arnold Palmer Golf Management name. Century is an investment and management company created for the purpose of acquiring and managing private clubs, resorts and public golf courses.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Chicago District Golf AssociationChicago 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Cimplx ACACimplx ACA
P.O. Box 320218
Alexandria, VA , 22320
844-234-0852 x402
Contact: Mike Fogarty

Inspired by Intuit’s Turbo Tax®, Cimplx ACA™ software is a cloud-based, guided workflow solution for employers concerned with ACA compliance. Cimplx ACA is an easy to use “plug and play” application, perfect for existing payroll systems where the client wants to maintain control of their own risk.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Club BenchmarkingClub Benchmarking
PO Box 2082
East Hampstead, NH, 03854
Contact: Ray Cronin

Club Benchmarking exists because we believe that when club leaders elevate fact over opinion, the result is healthier clubs, more empowered general managers and boards that are properly equipped to focus on strategic issues.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Club CarClub Car
4125 Washington Road
Evans, GA, 30809
(706) 863-3000
(706) 863-5808
Contact: Fred Palmer

Club Car® is proud to be part of the National Club Association’s Corporate Partner Program and value the relationships we enjoy with you as business partners. We remain committed to the growth of our industry as well as continuing to provide value for your businesses. Combining a quality-driven philosophy, an innovative spirit and a solutions-oriented approach to business, Club Car is one of the club manager’s most important business resources. The company’s golf cars, utility and mobile merchandising vehicles enhance enjoyment of the game while helping club managers operate more efficiently.

As golf’s market leader, Club Car® designs and builds the most dependable, highest quality, technologically advanced golf cars and light-duty utility vehicles on the planet. What’s more, we’ve engineered our products and services to adapt to any operation’s goals and drive every customer to greater success. See it in the Precedent i3, the industry’s first golf car with Connected™ Vehicle technology; in Visage™, golf’s first mobile information system; in the game-building 4Fun; and Carryall, utility vehicles built on our 30-year legacy of performance and dependability. 

For over 50 years, every detail of design, fabrication and assembly at Club Car is executed with an uncompromising desire for superior performance. The company's relationship with its customers is equally important: our worldwide distribution network includes over 600 distributors, dealers and factory branch locations. Based in Augusta, Georgia, Club Car is part of worldwide Ingersoll Rand.

Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified industrial firm providing products, services and solutions to transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and enhance industrial productivity and efficiency. Driven by a 100-year-old tradition of technological innovation, we enable companies and their customers to create progress and a positive impact in their world.


Fred Palmer, Vice President Golf Industry Relations & Development

Marc Dufour, President & CEO

National Club Preferred Vendors: Club Safety Solutions, LLCClub Safety Solutions, LLC
1249 Kildaire Farm Road # 175
Cary, NC, 27511
(716) 829-9148
Contact: Alan Achatz, CCM,CHE

Club Safety Solutions has provided safety awareness to the club industry since 1997. Services include OSHA regulatory knowledge/compliance; emergency action planning and site specific plan implementation; crisis management guidance; and behind-the-scenes simulated OSHA site assessments. Employee OSHA education programs and policy implementation and food safety education are also offered.

Club Safety Solutions will provide NCA members a 30-minute free consultation.


National Club Preferred Vendors: ClubessentialClubessential
455 Delta Avenue, Floor 3
Cincinnati, OH, 45226
Contact: William Ivers, Jr.

Clubessential provides website, accounting, point-of-sale, mobile app, CRM and reservations software for over 1,400 private clubs, including over 50% of the top 10% ranked clubs in the US. Clubessential is known for its “White Glove Support” and the beauty of the designs created by its internal design agency.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLPCondon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP
One Battery Park Plaza, 7th Floor
New York, NY, 10004
Contact: Daniel Condon

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: ConvergeConverge HR Solutions, LLC
992 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 908
Wayne, PA, 19087
Contact: Mark J. Izzo

Converge HR Solutions provides HR Solutions, with a skilled team of experts looking to partner with your company. We offer a wide range of services, including HR outsourcing, consulting, strategy, and recruitment. Our eLearning Partner, HRTrain, provides customized and engaging online courses that focus on workplace issues. By using realistic workplace scenarios, employees are encouraged to consider the consequences of their workplace decisions. 

National Club Preferred Vendors: DENEHY Club Thinking PartnersDENEHY Club Thinking Partners
501 Kings Highway East, Suite 300
Fairfield, CT, 06825
Contact: Daniel Denehy

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 and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Dan Denehy, President

Alison Savona, Senior Consultant, Hospitality

Barbara McAuliffe, Senior Consultant, Marketing & Communications

National Club Preferred Vendors: Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman P.C.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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: EmployeeMaxEmployeeMax
150 S. Warner Road, Suite 220
King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Contact: Brian Hoelzle

Employer Services Online (ESO) provides outsourced Payroll & HR Solutions for companies across the United States. ESO, home of EmployeeMAX, is committed to providing a level of service that exceeds clients' expectations.

With an in-house team of Certified Payroll Professionals and more than 120 years combined experience in multi-state payrolls, human resources, customer service, accounting, and payroll taxes, ESO is proud to be the industry leader for Internet-based payroll and HR services.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Epstein, Becker & GreenEpstein, Becker & Green
250 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10177
Contact: Jeffrey Ruzal

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. is a national law firm and has long been a leader in providing employment, labor, litigation, and business dispute law services to the hospitality industry. Our attorneys are dedicated to every aspect of labor and employment law affecting hospitality employers in many industry sectors including – hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas, casinos, and private clubs.

Contact: George Gdvoin
National Club Preferred Vendors: Global Golf AdvisorsGlobal Golf Advisors
2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Contact: Henry DeLozier

Global Golf Advisors (formerly KPMG Golf Industry Practice) is the largest consulting firm in the world dedicated to golf-related businesses. GGA provides advisory and support services to more than 2,700 clients worldwide from offices in Dublin (Ireland), Phoenix (USA) and Toronto (Canada). GGA specializes in strategic planning, market and feasibility studies, non-profit governance, operational performance analysis and measurement, and transaction structuring and business valuations. Clients of the firm are private clubs of all types, investors, bankers, lawyers, government entities, golf course owners, community leaders and operators.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Golf Association of PhiladelphiaGolf 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: Golf Course Superintendents Association of AmericaGolf 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: Golf Property AnalystsGolf 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: GSI Executive SearchGSI Executive Search, Inc.
12 Fernly Park
Fairport, New York, 14450
Contact: Daniel Farrell

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 to learn more about us and clubs we serve.

Richard M. Farrell: 727-525-6562
Scott McNett: 314-854-1321

National Club Preferred Vendors: HFTP-Hospitality Financial Technical ProfHospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Suite 110
Austin, TX, 78726
Contact: Frank Wolfe

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. 

National Club Preferred Vendors: Hood & Strong LLPHood & Strong LLP
100 1st Street, Floor 14
San Francisco, CA, 94105
(415) 781-0793
(415) 421-2976
Contact: Kathy Grogan

Founded in 1917, Hood & Strong LLP is one of Northern California's oldest, largest and most respected public accounting firms, providing audit, business advisory, tax, and information technology services to nonprofit organizations and privately held businesses throughout the United States.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Integrated Business Systems, Inc.IBS
12201 Gayton Rd., Suite 100
Richmond, VA, 23233
(800) 860-2559 ext. 349
Contact: Mark Williams

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: International Light Transportation Vehicle AssociationInternational Light Transportation Vehicle Association
2 Ravinia Drive Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30346
Contact: Fred Somers

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Judd Brown Designs Inc. (JBD) / Jefferson Group Architects Inc. (JGA)Judd Brown Designs Inc. (JBD) / Jefferson Group Architects Inc. (JGA)
700 School Street - Unit 2
Pawtucket, RI, 2860
401-721-0977 X203
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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Kopplin And KueblerKopplin & 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Lichten Craig Architecture & InteriorLichten Craig Architecture & Interior
6 West 18th Street 9th Floor
New York, NY, 10011
Contact: Kevin Lichten

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
6 West 18th Street 9th Floor
New York, New York 10011
Kevin P. Lichten AIA
6 West 18th Street 9th Floor
New York, New York 10011
Joan E. Craig AIA LEED AP
4 East Ohio Street
Suite 10
Chicago, Illinois 60611
National Club Preferred Vendors: Massachusetts Golf AssociationMassachusetts Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA, 2766
Contact: Jesse Menachem

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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: McMahon Group, Inc.McMahon Group, Inc.
670 Mason Ridge Center Drive, #220
St. Louis, MO, 63141
Contact: William McMahon, Sr.

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. 

National Club Preferred Vendors: MembersFirst, Inc.MembersFirst, Inc.
312 Commonwealth Road
Wayland, MA, 01778
508-653-3399 ext. 221
Contact: Kevin Kopanon

MembersFirst, a Jonas Software company, 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.

Jonas Club Software strives to deliver the best Software, Communication and Services solutions to clubs large and small throughout the club industry. Worldwide over 2,300 clubs in more than 17 countries, with memberships ranging from 100 to 20,000, utilize Jonas Club Software to build and enrich member relationships, increase revenues, and decrease costs. For more information, please visit, or contact Trevor Coughlan, Director, Marketing, Jonas Club Software, at 888-789-9073 or

National Club Preferred Vendors: Metropolitan Golf AssociationMetropolitan 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: MGM ResortsMGM 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Minnesota Golf AssociationMinnesota 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: National Golf FoundationNational Golf Foundation
501 N. Highway A1A
Jupiter, FL, 33477-4577
Contact: Joseph Beditz

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: New York State Golf AssociationNew 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: Northern California Golf AssociationNorthern California Golf Association
3200 Lopez Rd.
Pebble Beach, CA, 93953
Contact: Vaughn Kezirian

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Pabian Law, LLCPabian Law, LLC
One International Place, 8th Floor
Boston, MA, 02110
Contact: Keith Pabian

Pabian Law is a premier immigration law firm that specializes in representing private clubs and resorts headquartered coast to coast. We have been recognized as one of the preeminent immigration practices in North America for our hard-work, client dedication, and fast and efficient results.

National Club Preferred Vendors: PBMaresPBMares, LLP
12150 Monument Drive, Suite 350
Fairfax, VA, 22033
(703) 385-8890
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. 

National Club Preferred Vendors: PKF O’Connor DaviesPKF O'Connor Davies
One Grand Central Plaza
New York, NY, 10165-3698
Contact: Nancy Damato

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.  

National Club Preferred Vendors: Plastiq, Inc.Plastiq, Inc
1475 Folsom Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA, 94103
Contact: Landon  Howell

Plastiq lets clubs offer credit card acceptance at no cost to the club itself. Club members can pay everything from membership dues to events to initiation fees with MasterCard, Visa or American Express. To enjoy the convenience of using a credit card, members will need to pay a small Plastiq service fee. Clubs also gain access to a robust payment portal that provides visibility into payment tracking and crediting. With Plastiq, clubs can offer members the option of paying by credit card with no risk.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Private Club AssociatesPrivate Club Associates
544 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Macon, GA, 31201
Contact: Ted Robinson

Private Club Associates is focused on providing customized golf club management and consulting services, as well as selectively acquiring golf properties.  We bring a blend of senior level experience from leading golf management and Fortune 50 companies that is unique to the golf industry.  Our ability to deliver your club’s desired golfer/member experience and financial goals through a sophisticated operating platform makes Private Club Associates the ideal partner for all of your golf management needs.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Rhode Island Golf AssociationRhode 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: RMS US LLPRSM US LLP
100 NE 3rd Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Contact: Tammy Tassitano

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 RSM US. 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

National Club Preferred Vendors: RPS-Bollinger Sports & LeisureRPS-Bollinger Sports & Leisure
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ, 07078
800-446-5311 ext. 8098
Contact: Tom  Walker

With more than 25 years of experience, RPS 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Rubin Brown LLPRubinBrown LLP
One North Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis, MO314.290.3406
Contact: Jim Mather

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Sherman & Howard LLCSherman & Howard LLC
7033 East Greenway Parkway, Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254
Contact: Robyn Stowell

Sherman & Howard’s Golf, Resorts and Private Clubs attorneys provide a full range of legal services to the operations of hospitality-related properties, including business formations, purchases and sales of assets, growth issues, conversion financing, turnovers, exit strategies, governance, membership programs, debt restructuring and workouts, employment issues and operational liabilities.

We represent clubs, developers, buyers, sellers, lenders, members and member groups in various transactions, including the purchase and sale of property, and the construction and finance of mixed-use resort and master-planned communities, leading resorts, golf courses and private clubs, vacation ownership and club membership programs and other hospitality destinations.

Our team of lawyers also includes attorneys with experience in finance, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, bankruptcy, and litigation, bringing practical in-depth understanding of matters of importance to you as a private club or hospitality industry client.

We provide advice to clubs during challenging economic times; provide counsel for equity club conversions and golf club membership programs; negotiate within the established relationships of golf clubs, social clubs and homeowner associations; revise club governance documents and membership documents to comply with law and incorporate best practices; and obtain and manage 501(c)(7) status.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Smith Phillips Strategic CommunicationsSmith Phillips Strategic Communications
8 North Main Street, Suite #2
Concord, NH, 03301
Work:(603) 491-4280
Contact: Mr. Bill Smith

Smith Phillips Strategic Communications is a full-service public relations agency that was founded on the idea that public relations should impact the bottom line.  We believe that PR is more than producing news clips; it is identifying our clients’ communications challenges and employing targeted public relations strategies to address these challenges. For more information, please visit

National Club Preferred Vendors: Southern California Golf AssociationSouthern 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: Stinson Leonard Street LLPStinson Leonard Street LLP
1850 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2100
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
(602) 212-8682
(602) 586-5288
Contact: Andrew Scavotto

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Texas Alliance of Recreational OrganizationsTexas 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.
National Club Preferred Vendors: The Private Club AgencyThe Private Club Agency
4102 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33624
Contact: Gabriel  Aluisy

The Private Club Agency provides design, marketing and consulting services to help private clubs attract and retain more members.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Thompson & Knight LLPThompson & 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. 
National Club Preferred Vendors: Univ. of Houston-Conrad N. Hilton CollegeUniv. of Houston-Conrad N. Hilton College
HFTP Research Institute
Houston, TX, 77204-3028
Contact: Tanya Venegas

The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world, offering one-of-a-kind experiential-learning opportunities and four prestigious degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business and Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration.

National Club Preferred Vendors: VCTVCT
P.O. Box 1238
Broken Arrow, OK, 74013
Contact: Stephen Ready

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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Venture insurance Programs, Inc.PREFERRED CLUB (a Venture Insurance Program)
1301 Wrights Lane East
Westchester, PA, 19380
800-523-2788 ext 237
Contact: James Shaffer

For nearly 20 years, Venture Insurance Programs has been a leader in the design, administration and marketing of quality insurance programs to select niche industries. Founded by Philip J. Harvey to address the unique needs of golf and country club industry, Venture now serves city and social clubs; resorts and hotels, and hunting & fishing lodges.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Western Golf AssociationWestern 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.

National Club Preferred Vendors: Western Pennsylvania Golf AssociationWestern 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. 

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