The new management of the Ocean Breeze Country Club has been very busy since being appointed as receiver of property which remains in foreclosure by Wells Fargo bank. The receiver is an affiliate of the Arnold Palmer golf management organization which owns or manages over 40 golf courses throughout the U.S., including the famous PGA Resort in Palm Beach Gardens and the Weston Hills Country Club.
The receiver's affiliate corp web site indicate the company owns private clubs and golf courses that it acquired in partnership with Walton Street Capital and other investment partners. It also manages additional clubs and golf courses for third party owners. Century Golf Partners, d/b/a Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is focused on driving revenue, increasing market share and profitability by building member and guest retention, loyalty and referrals. Century’s portfolio of owned and managed golf courses is expected to generate more than $250 million in total revenues during 2010.
Century Golf Partners employs several thousand highly dedicated people who are committed to superior management of all facets of club and golf facility operations including: member acquisition and retention, revenue generation, yield management, expense control, agronomy, food and beverage and tournament sales, clubhouse operations, capital improvements, accounting and technology systems. The team has pioneered industry leading revenue-generation and yield management programs and is an acknowledged industry expert in private club membership programs and golf revenue concepts. At a time when many are focused solely on cost containment, Century Golf Partners is successfully driving revenue growth through aggressive capacity utilization.
The current owner remains in foreclosure and it appears that a judgement against the business operation for over $76,000 in December for sales tax which was expected to be a contributing factor in the need to appoint a receiver. It is our understanding that the operating manager on property under the MCZ Centrum LLC ownership, Dennis Taback, has been relieved of his position and a new general manager should be in place by Feb 1st.
We look forward to learning of the improvements planned for the property under this acclaimed Arnold Palmer Golf Management company.