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3 Beautiful Homes Within The Oaks Club

Private Club Marketing - 13 October 2017
A home overlooking the fairways is a dream lifestyle for many golf enthusiasts. Around the world from St. Andrews to Augusta, and from Pebble Beach to Palm Beach, discerning golfers can choose from a host of world-class golf properties that range from homes in exclusive golf communities, like The Oaks Club, to grand estates complete with private golf courses, providing an unparalleled sporting and luxury lifestyle experience.

Here's How You Can Help Those Affected by the Napa / Sonoma Fires

Private Club Marketing - 10 October 2017
You've seen the horrific images, you have friends and loved ones and favorite haunts up north. And as of Monday morning, Wine Country is in a state of emergency as more than a dozen wildfires are consuming large swaths of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Yuba counties. It’s a time for thoughts and prayers, yes, but more importantly for action: Here’s how to help the victims of this Bay Area tragedy.

Market Focus: Golf is the Long Game for Affluent Brands

Private Club Marketing - 27 September 2017
You may not first think of golfers as those who seek out luxury and quality goods—in fact, if you’re not a golfer yourself, you probably picture them only as retired old men wearing a pair of cheap docker shorts with some old polo shirt from some golf trip they took a lifetime ago. But if that’s your mental image of golfers, you’re missing out on a great market with dollars to spend.
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Crow Valley Golf Club Rallies for the Cure

Private Club Marketing - 24 August 2017
Today, on August 24, starting at 8:00 AM, the ladies of Crow Valley Golf Club will be joining together to help win the fight against breast cancer. One of our members says, “so many people in the Quad Cities are affected by the disease; it’s a privilege to be a part of the solution.”
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Bentley Tees Off With A $100,000 Club

Private Club Marketing - 1 August 2017
Bentley has released their very own set of customized golf clubs. Working with the Japanese company, Seven Dreamers, Bentley promises that these clubs are not all about looks and can go head to head with any other golf clubs in production. There most standard set will cost $3,500 with drivers priced at just under $1,000 dollars, but with the customizations such as Japanese Steel and a leather grip, the cost of a full set is predicted to be in the $100,000 range.
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Get to Know A Golf Course Like the Back of Your Hand

Private Club Marketing - 31 July 2017
Johnny Miller, who was so accurate he asked his caddies to give him the pin distance in half yards has developed a GPS glove. The Zero Friction Distance Pro is a GPS monitor the size of a matchbox that rests on the back of a... The post Get to Know A Golf Course Like the Back of Your Hand appeared first on Private Club Marketing - 2016 Membership Consulting Firm of the Year.
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The Best Hi-Tech Gadgets to Help Your Golf Game

Private Club Marketing - 26 July 2017
They come in different shapes and sizes, but they are all designed with one motive in mind, to help bring your game to the next level. This list breaks down the premier hi-tech gadgets that have out performed the competition and will give you the best bang for your buck.
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Tee Off On The New Fairwei

Private Club Marketing - 24 July 2017
Gray Design Studio has released their new yacht design, Fairwei. Pronounced “Fairway.” This yacht measures 344 feet long and is equipped with a putting green and several other greens to tee off from into the ocean. Created to blend the love of the sea with the love of golf, Fairwei is the first of its kind. Once out at sea golfers can use biodegradable balls and tee off in any direction they please. It has also been reported that floating targets and hi-tech swing analysis are included aboard. Despite the golf aspect of this vessel, Gray Design studios did not compromise the yacht experience at all. The interior is stunning and includes a pool as well as a helicopter pad on the front of the yacht.
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Golf Wire's Best Recommended Golf Apps

Private Club Marketing - 20 July 2017
There is not a mobile app on the market that can get you to the Master, but there are some that can help shave some numbers off your golf score. Golf Wire has created a list of the best golf apps to help you improve your swing and your ball placement on the fairway. So the next time you’re out on the golf course be sure to have these apps downloaded.
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The Best Golf Courses in India

Private Club Marketing - 20 July 2017
India was introduced to golf by the British and when India gained its independence golf stayed with them. Golf courses have sprung up all around India and is currently challenging Cricket and Field Hockey as one of the countries past times. So when traveling to India here are some golf courses you don’t want to miss out on playing.
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Political Parties and Their Golfing Statistics

Private Club Marketing - 20 July 2017
Left or Right, everyone loves golf. The rich history and overall fun of playing the game has created friendships and memories to last a lifetime, despite political views. However, politics still affects how the game is played and how the club houses are run. According to an online survey by Golf Digest, Democrats like to walk the course, wear jeans in the club house, and think private member clubs should have less power when it comes to making decisions. Republicans, on the other hand, prefer to ride in a cart, have a more formal dress code, and believe the private member clubs should be able to do whatever they want. Despite the differences in the play, Democrats and Republicans unanimously agree on one thing. That the Bear was the best.
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New $10 Million Dollar Lake Club In Tahoe

Private Club Marketing - 19 July 2017
On Lake Tahoe and 20 minutes away from the Ritz Carlton Hotel sits the new Ritz Lake Club. Despite being a little smaller than most satellite lodges, the Lake Club boasts a 17,000 sq ft sauna and spa. The Lake Club offers a $250-day room access pass or can be rented out for a special events package. There is also an hourly scheduled shuttle that runs to and from the main Ritz Carlton hotel. “We’re thrilled to introduce this new lakefront amenity to our resort guests,” said Marian Wilson, director of sales and marketing of the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, in a news release. “The Lake Club brings an exciting new element to our resort experience, with unprecedented access to the waterfront and the mountain, showcasing the beautiful marriage of the mountains and the lake.” The Lake Club was designed by Walton Architecture + Engineering, a Tahoe City based firm.

Nike Takes A New Approach To Selling On Instagram

Private Club Marketing - 18 July 2017
Social Media Apps have created a significant opportunity to sell directly to a company’s target customers. Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube have developed into an online market place by advertising and marketing teams from every industry. However, one platform has stayed relatively untouched. Instagram. With its user’s affinity for fashion and luxury, it is the perfect social media app for a company to market to their customers. Chanel leads the charge in online followers, but there is still a disconnect between liking a post and buying a product.
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Selling Luxury Cars Singapore Style

Private Club Marketing - 17 July 2017
The toy company Matchbox has created a new take on selling cars. No longer will customers have to deal with a pesky salesperson. Instead, they can gaze upon a 150-foot vending machine for luxury cars and pick one out. The whole process takes two minutes, and as the customer waits as their new car is brought down from the 15 story structure, they are shown a video on the features of their new car. Although it may only take two minutes to get the car itself, choosing one can be much more challenging as choices range from a Lamborghini Aventador to a rare 1955 Morgan.
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The Most Challenging Sand Traps In Golf

Private Club Marketing - 14 July 2017
Some like the challenge, others do not. Regardless of your view on sand traps, they are an interesting addition to the game of golf. Some may claim that their local golf course has the most difficult trap of them all, but they are wrong. Dead wrong in fact because there are sand traps out there that make the small bunker on your par three look like a welcoming patch of fairway.
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Golf's $70 Billion Dollar Industry is back

Private Club Marketing - 13 July 2017
Golf lost it’s groove after the housing market crashed in 2008. Millenials had all but left the golf scene. Tiger Woods reputation was tarnished, and everyone seemed to have left golf with a bad taste in their mouth. Golf Courses closed, Nike abandoned golf, and there was a huge gap between old legends like Phil Mickelson and newcomers like Rory McEllroy. However, things are changing. Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler have brought the youth back into golfing, and an estimated 2.5 million new players have joined the sport. Apollo Global Managment trusts that golf will continue to rise and has acquired country club operator ClubCorp Holdings Inc. in a massive takeover for $1.1 billion. Golf is coming back into the mainstream and money is flowing around the sport again.
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Aston Martin is Taking over the Nine in Hard Rock Stadium

Private Club Marketing - 13 July 2017
Aston Martin is offering an unmatched luxury experience in the Miami Dolphin’s new Hard Rock Stadium. The NINE is a luxury box on the 30-yard line of the Miami Dolphin’s stadium, and it is getting a huge upgrade. Aston Martin is taking over and giving the guests an ultimate experience this season. Guests will receive a private chauffeured ride to the stadium on game days with their own entrance to the stadium and game day concierge. Along with exclusive showings of new Aston Martins and preferred living arrangments at Aston Martin’s new living residence at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way. Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline had this to say about the partnership. “We are proud to join forces with Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way, an aspirational brand synonymous with luxury and customer experience; Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination. Partnering with Aston Martin Residences at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way and G&G Business Developments, two groups that resonate worldwide with a local presence, was important to us and fits the aesthetics and culture of The NINE.”

10 Bucket List Golf Holes

Private Club Marketing - 11 July 2017
Whether they are on the acclaimed courses of the world or have the most incredible design ever imagined, these golf holes should find a place on every golfer’s bucket list. Pebble Beach has always been a premier golf spot, but the 6th hole captures the beauty of the course. A difficult hole, to say the least, it is still a joy to play because every stroke leads you further out onto the point and closer to the ocean.
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17 of London's Most Exclusive Private Members' Clubs

Private Club Marketing - 10 July 2017
While areas such as Mayfair and Pall Mall are still synonymous with the members club scene, an explosion of more accessible, affordable, and arguably trendier clubs have shaken things up. Whether you are looking for a wellbeing sanctuary, to indulge in the world of fine wine, fine art, live performances, and intrepid exploring, or just somewhere with cool rooms where cool-looking people hang out, each club has its very own niche, making it ever trickier to pick the right one.

Help Out Your Short Game in a Big Way

Private Club Marketing - 7 July 2017
Michael Croley says the PXG’s New 0311T Milled Wedges need to find a place in your bag this summer. PXG has specialized their design so that the wedge grooves are now at the maximum volume allowed by the USGA. They are incredibly forgiving, enabling you to attack the ball and put an enormous amount of backspin on each hit. They come in four different designs for different turf conditions and have the coolest names since Big Bertha.

Social Clubs Thrive by Meeting Younger Demographic

Private Club Marketing - 29 June 2017
Social Clubs are on the rise. With the new world of social media, Social Clubs might seem an outdated form of interaction but they’re not. They have managed to blend and adapt with the changing media outlets and set themselves up to be in the forefront of social media and business strategy. Not to long ago bringing a laptop of computer into a social club lounge would be frowned upon, but today it’s welcomed. Social Clubs have always been a place where clients and potential business partners meet and discuss future deals and now with added technology they are thriving.
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5 Private Member Clubs Worth Joining 2017

Private Club Marketing - 28 June 2017
Welcome to the new millennium of private membership clubs. They have since shed their dark wood floors of the past and refurbished themselves to encompass the new era of luxury and technology. Networking has changed from a tedious task to a favored past time in the sleek bars and lounge areas of these membership clubs. The following is a comprehensive list of the best private membership clubs that you should definitely consider joining.

5 Best Private Member Clubs Worth Joining 2017

Private Club Marketing - 28 June 2017
Welcome to the new millennium of private membership clubs. They have since shed their dark wood floors of the past and refurbished themselves to encompass the new era of luxury and technology. Networking has changed from a tedious task to a favored past time in the sleek bars and lounge areas of these membership clubs. The following is a comprehensive list of the best private membership clubs that you should definitely consider joining.
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How to Use Instagram Stories to Increase Visibility of your Club

Private Club Marketing - 11 June 2017
Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets users post a series of photos and videos that play as a slideshow and disappear after 24 hours, has revolutionized online marketing for all brands—private clubs included. Zack Bates, CEO at Private Club Marketing, walks membership and marketing directors through the 10 steps of establishing an effective Instagram Stories strategy that keeps them relevant, gets them noticed, and earns them engaged members.
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5 Steps to Start Marketing Your Summer Pipeline

Private Club Marketing - 25 April 2017
I had two membership director conversations already this week reminding them to ensure they are focused on building their summer membership and marketing pipeline. In one case, the club was excited about the event they just completed and the opportunities they found, yet they had no events scheduled for May or June!
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A peek behind the curtain of Richmond's private clubs and their dining halls

Private Club Marketing - 19 April 2017
It’s all so cloak and dagger, still. While representatives of Richmond’s private clubs were extremely polite when asked about their organizations’ elaborate dining programs, they still wanted to keep an air of secrecy — a novelty in today’s share-all age.

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