Private Clubs

Empowering clubs to create the ultimate member experience

Private clubs operate in a unique business environment. Whether a country club, golf club, city club or other, a private club is challenged with providing members optimum quality and service while managing costs. Clubs must react to changes in government regulations, tax laws, operational advancements and member expectations.

These challenges require the attention of professional service providers who know the industry and deliver services tailored to the private club environment. With an understanding of membership models, food and beverage operations, golf course maintenance and more, an audit conducted by industry-focused professionals provides the insight needed to strengthen the member experience. From sales tax, gratuities, rental units and other areas of the club operations, our tax professionals identify the issues impacting the tax position of private clubs and offer guidance and planning.


Financial and operating trends in private clubs

Financial and operating trends in private clubs

The 2021-22 Trends in Private Clubs report highlights many issues that were inconceivable for clubs prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The circle of truth: A club is not a restaurant

The circle of truth: A club is not a restaurant

National surveys continue to show that club dining operations represent the most popular member amenity offered by clubs.

Nontraditional data can give club budgeting an edge

Developing a private club’s operating budget can be a complicated affair. Myriad stakeholders—including management...

Private Clubs: To be or not to be a business

Much has been made of the need for clubs to run like businesses. But what does this declaration mean in real, operational terms?

Measuring the cost of the dysfunctional private club board

Measuring the cost of the dysfunctional private club board

For RSM professionals, boardroom dysfunction is best measured through the application of a term from economics: opportunity cost.

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Philip Newman
National Private Clubs Practice Leader


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