Think of an entire golf course like a golf bag. Inside the bag is a club for every type of shot and situation. Stuck in a sand trap? Grab your sand wedge. Need a big drive on the Par 5 18th? Pull out your driver and let it rip.
Like the bag itself, a golf course and country club holds every tool and resource needed to host a variety of events – regardless if it's Pebble Beach or your local municipal golf club.
With plenty of space, options, and versatility, the modern day golf course is perfectly capable of accommodating both big groups and small ones. These venues have the staff and facilities to fit any hosting concept. It certainly helps that the scenery is tough to match.
Country clubs have restaurant services on site. This means sampling and selecting the right meal for the event will be an easy process. It also means the country club's food and beverage division will have experience cooking for larger groups. No food shortages, high quality for high volumes.
Most golf courses have a separate food and beverage division that can handle functions without interfering with other golf matters. In some instances, F&B is even more profitable for a golf course than greens fees and memberships themselves.
Here are a list of events that golf and country clubs should consider host to create additional revenue opportunities:
Having a wedding at a golf course has some serious advantages. The ceremony can be held right on site, overlooking a hole with a sparkling blue pond and lush green fairways. Once it’s time to party, many courses utilize their large clubhouse or tented pavilion to hold all those guests with room for entertainment like bands or DJs. It doesn’t hurt that the bridal party can get in a quick 18 before walking down the aisle!
Sometimes holding a prom in the high school gymnasium doesn’t do a teenager’s first formal event justice. A golf course used to holding fancy events can create a memorable experience for kids. And hey, they won’t have to dance under a basketball hoop.
Golf courses show their true versatility with events like banquets. Whether it’s a large company holding an annual awards banquet or a small Junior Varsity soccer banquet, a course or country club can adapt to any group size.
Birthday & Holiday Parties
Throwing a 40th birthday party but don’t need the stress of feeding all those guests yourself? Work with a golf course. Don’t have an office holiday party in a cramped workspace. A course can provide the environment to let workers relax and have some fun without worrying about spilling egg nog on their keyboards.
What a novel idea! The reason many golf courses can handle large groups is because they have to do it on a regular basis with golf tournaments. From feeding golfers with elaborate buffets to seating them all in one area, it’s the reason golf courses are so adept at hosting other events.
The common denominator with all of these events?
The guests need to eat.
Feeding groups at any event requires efficient and smart serving solutions. Buffet stations take the stress out of a wait staff’s hands and gets the focus on what’s really important: the delicious food and beverages.