Insight. Strategy. Success.
Trusted advisors to the golf, private club, and leisure industries.
GGA Partners is an international consulting firm and trusted advisor to many of the world’s most successful golf courses, private clubs, resorts and residential communities. We are dedicated to helping owners, asset managers, club and community leaders, investors and real estate developers tackle challenges, achieve objectives and maximize asset performance.
Established in 1992 as the KPMG Golf Industry Practice, our global team of experienced professionals leverage in-depth business intelligence and proprietary global data to deliver impactful strategic solutions and lasting success.
We excel in helping clients understand the consequences of any recommended course of action, intended or otherwise. To make certain that our strategy delivers the solutions that our clients expect, we stay involved to ensure ongoing success in all aspects of golf, private club, real estate, resort, and leisure-related businesses.
28+ years of excellence in advisory services.
GGA Founder was a KPMG Audit Partner on largest acquisition of real estate holdings in Canada that included golf and resort assets across Canada and the United States.
Founder acts as Treasurer for acquisition and development of new Top 10 private club in Canada, becoming President of Club in 1991.
Specialty consulting practice formed within KPMG to capitalize on significant growth available in the sector and help develop key benchmarks and financial insights.
Practice engaged to divest +$100M in Swiss family golf assets and hires ClubCorp to manage assets during successful process.
Practice completes due diligence and valuation on Pebble Beach Company golf assets, assisting in acquisition of Pebble Beach Company by current owners.
Practice completes due diligence and valuations on initial 21 acquisitions of Texas golf properties for Century Golf Partners.
Founding Partner acquires Practice from KPMG, launching specialty consulting firm Global Golf Advisors Inc. bringing across all client files and staff compliment.
FOCUS SHIFTS TO CLUB CONSULTING PRACTICE
GGA Partners Henry DeLozier (former VP of Golf, Pulte Homes) and Derek Johnston (former VP of Ops, GPSI, and Manager, Deloitte) join to build consulting practice.
GGA partners with Club Management Association of America to provide education and research to the association members to raise awareness of GGA and align services.
GGA EMEA Partner, Rob Hill (Marriott alumnus, former Director of Ops, Carr Golf Services, and Managing Director, Merrion Golf), joins to expand presence into EMEA Region.
GGA provides advisory and due diligence services for the successful restructuring of The Cliffs Communities, NC and SC, Talisker Club, UT, and Palmetto Bluff, SC.
GGA engaged to develop strategic plan for the City of Los Angeles’ portfolio of golf assets and conducts multiple operating model reviews for other governmental agencies.
GGA begins development and beta-testing on new research and business intelligence subscription service for private clubs.
GGA Partner and Head of Transaction Advisory, Craig Johnston, CPA, CA (former Ranked Equities Analyst, Scotia Capital), joins the firm.
GGA executes a series for buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory mandates, including the largest private club sale in 2018.
GGA renews partnership with CMAA with focus on business intelligence, innovation and research; renews CMAE partnership and launches new CSCM partnership.
GGA Partners rebrands to target further expansion across private club, leisure and investment landscapes.
A global network of active educational partnerships.
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