NGF TOP 100 BUSINESSES IN GOLF
Century Golf Partners/Arnold Palmer Golf Management
James M. Hinckley, CEO
Peter Ueberroth, Partner & Non-Executive Chairman
Doug Howe, Partner and COO
Greg Adair, Partner
Ken Story, Partner
Century Golf is an investment and management company created for the purpose of acquiring and managing equity and non-equity private clubs, resorts, and public golf courses. It currently operates 40 courses in the U.S., providing innovative solutions through multi-faceted revenue and membership programs to help improve club performance.
Century Golf, founded in 2005, develops world-class membership, recreational, and hospitality strategies that are customized for each club. With a focus on short- and long-term improvements, it has dramatically increased member enrollment and retention, in addition to achieving robust revenue growth, which has resulted in a track record of exceptional financial performance.
Century Golf is also the exclusive, worldwide rights holder to the Arnold Palmer Golf Management brand, as many of their clubs operate under The King’s moniker, including four courses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Anthem Country Club in Henderson, Nevada.
Century Golf also operates a global reciprocal club network called Palmer Advantage. Designed to complement the lifestyles of members at private clubs and further increase the value of their private club membership, Palmer Advantage provides members with access to hundreds of private clubs in North America and around the world. Serviced by a seven-day-a-week golf and travel concierge team, members with Palmer Advantage benefits also receive guaranteed best rates on travel, as well as a full array of lifestyle benefits that resonate with private club members.
Additionally, Century Golf provides consulting services for over 50 golf courses in the American Golf Corporation portfolio. Jim Hinckley, founder of Century Golf and former president of ClubCorp, currently serves as the CEO of American Golf, as well as Century Golf Partners.
The team at Century Golf Partners has pioneered industry-leading revenue-generation and data-driven yield management programs. As a recognized industry expert in private club membership programs and public golf revenue concepts, Century Golf is focused on driving revenue growth through aggressive capacity utilization, creative programming, and an attention to execution.
Without question, it’s good to be connected to names like Palmer, Disney, and Ueberroth, as Century Golf has grown to exceed $400 million in annual sales.
With a host of industry, hospitality, and golf business veterans on its team, the company has been ever-proactive in growing and making improvements, as evidenced by ongoing renovations to numerous clubs, while displaying a commitment to superior management and service of all facets of club and golf operations.
Century Golf has had success working with every type of golf facility, blending the art and science of hospitality with proven business fundamentals to create unique, innovative and effective solutions for the clubs, courses and resorts it serves.