19 Jun 2017

To Increase Memberships, Invest in your Course

These days, the competition for a golfer’s attention is growing more and more intense. Memberships are not growing at the rates that they once were and now everybody is looking for an edge over the neighboring golf course in order to grow their course memberships.

To Increase Memberships, Invest in your Course

One surefire way to gain a step on the competition is to invest in your course. Few things can turn away players quicker than a poorly maintained, or even simply outdated, golf course.

Bare fairways and pock-marked greens are not only visually unappealing, they are frustrating to play. Golf is already a difficult sport. Players would rather hit a course that is challenging by design over one that is challenging because of many flaws due to wear and tear or a poor design. Making the investment in reseeding the course, leveling greens, renovating bunkers, and maintaining course features will definitely pay off by helping to retain current members and increasing your appeal to prospective members.

Beyond maintenance, a golf course sometimes has to evolve as the sport itself does. Technological advances in equipment, improvements in techniques, and the constantly growing skill of athletes have changed the sport. A course that was designed a few decades ago may no longer challenge golfers and play will begin to feel monotonous rather than enjoyable. Once a player grows tired of a course, they will either play less frequently or find a course that brings back the fun of the game. Renovating your course to meet the needs of today’s golfers is a significant investment but is one that will greatly increase course appeal and bring membership growth. They will come to challenge themselves and grow their ability.

When looking into ways to invest in your course there is an overwhelming amount of information coming at you. The experts at Fusion Golf LTD are here to help. They can design, renovate, and advise you throughout the whole process to ensure that your investment will be worthwhile.

09 Jun 2017

3 Tips for Choosing the Best Golf Course Construction Companies

The construction or the rehabilitation of a golf course is part art and part implementing best management construction practices. Choosing the best golf course construction company is critical for the successful and satisfactory completion of the tasks at hand. Let’s discuss three tips to consider when choosing golf course construction companies.

3 Tips for Choosing the Best Golf Course Construction Companies

1. Previous Work and References: It is important to check out the golf course construction companies’ work for quality and completeness. Make sure to note if the previous work is similar to what you are currently looking for. Ask about the company’s safety record and how any accidents were addressed. Keep in mind golf course construction companies with a history of construction related accidents are probably not following best construction practices.

2. Insurance and Licensing: Check to make sure the golf course construction companies in question carry the proper insurance and licensing. Both elements offer protection to the client, as well as the contractor. Proper insurance protects the company and you, the client, in the form of financial compensation in the event of an unforeseen incident such as an accident or damage to your property during the construction process.  Proper licensing means the company is a legally established company will have a measure of knowledge in good construction practices.

3. Communication Skills: Optimum golf course construction companies will possess good communication skills. They will be able to communicate effectively both verbally and written. They will provide bids, contracts and other means of communication in writing and as a follow-up to a verbal conversation.

For more information about golf course construction, please contact us.