A logical step of expansion for a golf course is to add something to do in between games. After all, even hardcore golfers need a break every now and again. One of the things many people choose to do is add a country club location with some food and drinks. That way, golfers can play their game, and also take a break for lunch or a drink after the last shot has been made.
Not only does this give more money for the manager of the club, it also increases popularity and brings in more customers. In terms of golf club management, it can be a bit of a hassle, because you are basically opening a restaurant along with running a full-time golf course. When you decide to start serving food, you need to think like a business owner.
Opening the restaurant
You’ll need property, staff, food to be delivered, and trained cooks. Not to mention all the amenities that make restaurants great. So, it’s a big investment, and while it probably will end up paying for itself in the long run, for the short term the money will come out of your bottom line. Think it through and make sure you and your course can handle the extra workload.
See what the people want
Also, have an open line of communication with your golfers, and see what they would want from a club or restaurant area. Would they want sandwich shop food? A buffet? A cozy atmosphere? Golf on TV? As long as you have an idea of what your customers want, you can tailor it to their needs. That means more participation and more money for you.
Expanding any business is a calculated risk, but it can pay off if you do it right, and when it does pay off it will pay off big.