Most people think that golf is something you do whenever you are old, bored, and unable to play other sports. That couldn’t be further from the truth actually, and golf is actually pretty fun. But what is more fun than golf? Managing a golf course, that’s what.
Golf club management isn’t just about keeping the courses trimmed and making sure that everyone can rent out golf balls, but also providing an experience for the golfer. Golf isn’t all about winning and losing, but it is instead about the social aspect. People golf with their buddies and want to have a good time, and a golf club should reflect that.
How To Manage a Golf Course
Golf course managers need to do two, often contradictory things. First, they need to preserve the rich traditions that have kept golfers coming back for more over the years, while also pushing the envelope on delivering fresh new experiences.
To that end, if you want to get into golf club management, you need to wear a lot of hats. A golf course manager is the person who takes care of all of the technical aspects of the golf club, including inventory and the look of the golfing greens, and the experience side of it.
They make sure that the course, club, and restaurant all operate to the club’s high standards and more importantly, that they are fun to be in. No golfer is going to come back if they don’t have a great time.
Make Sure To Keep A Balance
One of the hardest things that you can do as a golf club manager is to keep the balance between the old and new. Often the best thing to do is start small, and gradually work your way up to introducing new things that will help the course. As long as you don’t change the old traditions, you will be on track.