Starting a Golf Course Business

Do you love Tigerwoods, Jack William Nicklaus and the greens? Looking forward to start your own golf course business but don’t know what to do? Here are some basic things every aspiring golf course owners need to know in order start a golf course business.

Learn some of the indispensable factors one must consider in entering golf course business venture.

Golf is one of the leading sports around the world. Not only it promotes health and fitness, but it serves an avenue to bring business partnerships, friends and family together. It is a rewarding past time at the same tie an opportunity to expand one’s social network.

Accordingly, many golf courses today are opened to cater to the needs of every golfer may it be for sports, hobby or simply just spending time with friends and family. With this, starting a golf course business is seen as a viable source of livelihood for those who have the capital and the skills to run this type of business. There are several factors one needs to consider in starting their own golf course business. These are proper planning, startup cost, place to establish the business, the manpower, and the market.

Study the Market

The first thing to do is to study the market. A primary part of this step is making a golf course business plan. This is to properly assess every aspect of the business including the cost, potential return, target clients and the competitors in the area. Planning also helps in identifying potential problems that may be encountered in the future.

Determine Startup Cost for Golf Course Biz

Admittedly, establishing a golf course business entails a big amount of capital. This includes a large tract of land, facilities and equipment vital to every golfer’s need. Careful assessment of cost must be kept in mind in order to maximize the potential of the business.

Where to Start the Golf Course Business

The place is one of the most important factors one must consider in establishing a golf course business. You should consider the accessibility in choosing where to start this business. There should be a constant and ample source of water and few competitions without sacrificing convenience to golf course biz clients.

Facilities and Equipment for Your Golf Course Biz

Invest in good equipment and facilities to attract more clients. There must be a place where golfers can change clothes, bathe, dine and buy or rent equipment. Having good facilities and equipment gives your business a competitive edge over competitors.

Employ the Right Manpower

Hire hardworking, courteous and honest employees in your golf course business. Invest in good manpower that will give good service to you clients that will encourage them to further patronize your business.

Secure a Golf Course Biz License

Every business needs to be registered and licensed. Go to your local government and comply with all the paper works for your business. This is important and necessary in order to avoid legal problems in the future.


  • Vuyolwethu Daca said on November 19, 2009
    I am Vuyolwethu Daca from Mthatha, Eastern Cape in South Africa. I recently got land which was used by my father long time ago in the 1970's while he was working as a Hotel Manager in Coffee Bay. He was also running the Golf Course. I recently requested for the land and is being handed over to me. So now I would like to get some advises on how to go about starting it and where can I get the equipment. my contact details are as ff:+2778 402 1188
  • Andrew C Bland said on January 26, 2010
    I am having trouble finding industry statistics around the springfield, MO area. Are there any tips you could give me to help me find these. Thanks, Andrew
  • Vuyolwethu Daca said on June 10, 2010
    I would like to inquire more information about the Golf Course.
  • J. Harper said on December 16, 2010
    My family has recently come into some land, in the mountains of the Poconos. I guess what I am looking for is some more information on the development portion of starting my own golfing business.
  • Jones said on January 4, 2011
    Hello I recently inherited land and some of the areas are not that desirable. However, I was thinking about starting a nice small golf course in this community. What is the first thing I should do?
  • Taiwo Adediwura said on January 21, 2011
    I recently came across a deal to take over a landed area meant for gulf course but abandoned. Pls advice me intensively. what are the necessary requirements to start this business. Awaiting your response. Taiwo
  • Vincent Letlhare said on February 17, 2011
    i am in possession of 1000 hectors and i want to establish a golf resort in Botswana. need advice.
  • Gordon Adoboe said on April 3, 2011
    I am in the process of acquiring a small piece of land (about 30 acres) in the Hohoe District of Volta region of Ghana. This part of the country is among the most scenic with a lot of hills and waterfalls. I just want to develop something for golf lovers because there is none in the whole region. There is the possibility of adding more land if need be, Please advise
  • nemakonde mable said on May 16, 2011
    Shayandima(Thohoyandou), Polokwane, Limpopo. I never knew of such business but it captured my heart and my mind while I was going through the internet.This will be a completely new business in our area
  • Mila Petruk said on August 2, 2011
    Hello, I am intending to open a golf club in Western Ukraine. For now, we have 9 golf clubs in my country, all of them in the capital Kyiv and Eastern Ukraine. Please help me estimate the ROI and also which factors need to be taken into account in feasibility study within the business plan. Thank you.
  • Adegboye Adedamola Hezekiah said on November 1, 2012
    Lagos city, Nigeria. I personally have the passion to learn how to play the golf & I don't know how to go about it please I need your advice. thanx.
  • Nariner Jamwal said on December 13, 2012
    i own a piece of land in hilly terrains of Palampur Himachal India at the height of 5550ft above sea level(25-30 acres} Can a business of golf be profitable?
  • Boris said on November 28, 2013
    Golf and Properties in Bulgaria (Europe). Looking for investors. We can help you find land, house or apartment in everywhere in Bulgaria. Have you watched Volvo World Match Play Championship?


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