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Could be Good Now
Growing Private Club Dilemma!
Cheap prices as a means to compete is not always the answer
Is this the Best Time Ever to Buy a Golf Course?
It was the Ball! What I think you should know.
Not to Do as a First-Time Golf Course Buyer
Future of the Golf Business as I see it.
Course Buyer's Guide
a golf course
to Buy, or Refinance a Golf
Start the Process Here
think I'm NUTS saying we need 1,000 more golf courses - until you read
Golf Course Buyers Formula
a Golf Course Loan.
Mistakes that Scare Lenders Away!
a Golf Course: Simple Rules
Business Consultation. Your first one is Free.
Business Consulting. What Will it Cost?
Truth About the Golf Business Today.
Golf Course Superintendent? Do You Need One?
Course Feasibility. Have You Updated Yours?
Default Golf Courses Can be Lucrative for Tax Purposes
Golf Expert's Advice to Bankers
Investors FAQ Sheet
Course Financing. Where to look.
Golf Courses. Your Players!
to Create a French Drain
Business FAQ Sheet
you need a Superintendent?
Operators. Watch Your DSR
Banks Run Golf Courses. Have a look...
Times for the Golf Business?
Course Operator's Axioms
REITS and Trusts Distorting Factors
Financial Downfall of Many Golf Courses -The "Big-Foot" Clubhouse?
truth about the golf business.
a Career in Golf?
this editorial. "It was the Golf Ball!"
Golf Biz Axioms
Your Free Golf Business Consultation
Golf Web Site!
Keep them Happy and Spending
Course Management Companies: An Opinion
information: The National Golf Foundation
a Golf Course Analysis
Michael A Kahn, Golf Business Consultant. From Grass to Finance. Over 50-Years at Your Service. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Kahn's Golf Course Business Blog
- Affordable interim golf course management - fast, temporary until you find a replacement
- Manage any golf facility - public, private, resort, muni, executive, retail store
- Who is Mike Kahn. Link to my 50-year history in golf
- Get your golf course back on track. A fast, efficient, professional 'eye-opening' analysis
- The Golf Course Buyer's Guide... Now a Bible for thousands of future aspiring golf course owners
- Golf courses for sale - all around the USA - Private, Semi-Private, Daily Fee, Executive
- JV Financing. I've participated in over $50 million in successful golf course financings
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- THERE'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BUY A GOLF COURSE.
Kahn, Golfmak, Inc., Email: email@example.com,
Golf Course Consultant, Real Estate Sales Associate, Director Golf
Course Division, Prime Sites USA, LLC, Clearwater, Florida.
have a golf course available for under $1 million that could
not be replaced for $4 million. Have a look: Ironwood
$2 million dollar Illinois golf course for $475,000 for one
of our buyers! It was making money.
golf business depression (2001 through 2005) may be near its end:
in Rounds - Stable
in Revenues - Recovering in some areas
Course Prices - Some showing stability. Others beginning
Rates - Not bad right now (2006)
New Golf Courses
- Down- Maybe the first decline in
golf courses since WWII. Good news for the survivors!
my 53-years in golf I've never experienced a time when one could
buy a golf course for less than half of what it costs to create.
In fact, today you can buy a fully equipped, full length championship
golf course with what was the down payment ten years ago. And
debt service is not the burden it was in the 90's.
is still in a temporary crunch, but therein we see the opportunity! You're buying golf courses at ½-price or even less - courses
that *should enjoy exceptional cash flow and capital
appreciation over the coming years. Today's buyer needs to be careful
not to allow trivial issues to obscure the big picture - long term
capital opportunities. However, it might require a little 'patience
and TLC' in the short term.
Meaning golf courses with competent management)
Hey! It's better to buy a golf course now at ½ price and wait it
out, than pay two or three times the price five years from now - likely
with interest back at 10%. I believe a few years of hard work will
pay off handsomely.
OWNER-OPERATOR CAN LIKELY MAKE A DECENT LIVING - EVEN FROM A GOLF
COURSE APPARENTLY NOT SHOWING EARNINGS.
you buy a golf course as an on-site owner-operator I believe you can
make a decent living for you and your family with a reasonable work
ethic - even if the course you buy is not currently indicating earnings.
That's because you will replace and recover 'fat' (management fees,
corporate overhead, salaries, and benefits) directly to you, and there
may be more. In my experience, an on site owner-operator is worth
at least 20% 'found money' just for being there. In fact, that's the
pleasant surprise many first time golf course owner-operators experience.
hundreds of courses available, let us help you acquire a suitable
golf course. Outline the course type, geographic location, price range,
and time frame you have in mind by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let us know what cash you have available, which helps establish financing
needs. It is important to include your business and/or golf business
background if you plan to seek financing. Be sure to review our tips
and pointers about buying, financing and owning golf courses (go
back to the opening page for links).
(going back to 1956)
have successfully managed: Private, Semi-Private, Public, Par-3, Executive
Courses, and Lighted Practice Ranges.
Licensed Superintendent for Weedicides, Herbicides, Aquatic Weedicides,
and Acquatic Herbicides
Consultant: Placed over $100 million in golf course financing.
PGA Assistant Pro includiing the art of old-time backshop club repair
(old fashioned methods),
professional Private and Group teaching for over 30-years
Golf Course Owner
retail store chain owner
Course Broker - Over $100 millin in golf courses sold
site planning and publishing
Course Turnaround Specialist
Design and Planning Consultant
Course Buyer's Diligence Specialist
HUNDREDS OF GOLF COURSES
of Wight (UK)
Back Golf Clubs
Brand Golf Clubs
Tee Times Sales
Flymo (floating rotary mower)
Release Golf Course Fertilizers
Tape Golf Teaching
Course Web Sites
Wall-to-wall bentgrass fairways
3-wheel Motor Bikes as Work and Personnel Carriers (now trap rake vehicles)
and Marketing Golf Courses on Radio, TV, Newspaper, and Billboards
Statements for a Golf Course on Computer (Lotus 123)
Systems for Golf Courses