Golf Course Appraisers

Advantage Golf Advisors
Advantage Golf Advisors have over 30 years of appraisal and golf industry experience and offer golf course appraisal, consulting and brokerage services throughout the US, Canada and the Caribbean. They provide valuations, market and feasibility studies, highest and best use analysis, and consultations for developers, institutional, government, and private clients. Based in Harrisburg, PA.

Appraisal Company of New England
The Appraisal Company of New England has over 30 years of commercial appraisal experience and can appraise all types of commercial, industrial and specialty properties. Chief Appraiser Paul J. Hartel has experience in appraising public and private golf courses, golf course communities, miniature golf facilities and driving ranges. The company is a member of the National Golf Foundation. Based in Falmouth, MA.

Appraisal Source, Inc.
Appraisal Source, Inc. is a real estate appraisal and consultation service based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. ASI’s Alan Pursley is highly experienced in the valuation and analysis of golf courses and related property. He is a charter member and past officer of the Society of Golf Course Appraisers (SGA) and has actively engaged in appraising golf course facilities across the United States for more than 20 years. Whether clients are underwriting a loan, making a purchasing or disposition decision, contemplating a renovation or a change of operations, ASI can assist. Based in Fort Worth, TX.

CBRE’s Golf, Club & Lifestyle practice provides a full suite of valuation, advisory, due diligence, consulting and litigation support services for golf courses, private country clubs, driving ranges, golf academies, golf communities and golf resorts. Services include economic impact studies, operating lease and rent studies, asset performance benchmarking, cost segregation, SBA valuation, operational review analysis, club and course condition reports, golf course maintenance reviews, club conversion and reposition consulting, membership conversion and reposition consulting, management consulting and marketing plan reviews.

Elliott & Company Appraisers
Elliott is a property evaluation company that provides professional services including those associated with finance, insurance, taxation, construction, development, property sales and investment. Elliott has experience appraising various types of golf courses and are available to appraise them anywhere in the United States. Based in Greensboro, NC.

Global Valuation
Global Valuation provides appraisal services in the US and internationally including commercial real estate appraisals, market and feasibility studies, commercial insurance appraisals, business valuations and commercial appraisal reviews. The company performs golf course and country club appraisals for all types of courses including championship, signature, tournament player courses (TPC), private clubs with membership, public municipal courses, and resort courses. Based in Eatonton, GA.

Golf Business International
Golf Business International is a non-profit making organisation based in the UK that acts as a central contact point for a group of specialist golf consultants. Golf Business International’s expert members can assist in providing site appraisal to assess not only the suitability of sites to accommodate a golf facility, but also the market opportunity for local, regional, national and international golfers.

Golf Course Consulting
Golf Course Consulting (William Baker and Z. Gordon Davidson) provides golf course appraisal services for private and public golf courses, as well as master planned residential golf communities and golf resorts. Golf Course Consulting has a wide range of expertise across many disciplines and can provide consulting, brokerage and other services also. Based in Temecula, CA.

Golf Property Analysts
Golf Property Analysts is one of the most respected consulting, appraisal and brokerage services in the golf industry and has more than 35 years of experience serving clients in the US, Canada, the Caribbean and the UK. The company provides appraisals for financing, transactional considerations, corporate asset valuation, ad-valorem taxation, easement donation, estate planning and various tax strategies. Company President Larry Hirsh is a frequent expert witness in matters involving valuation disputes and has published articles in professional journals on golf property valuation as well as authoring the appraisal sections of several texts on golf property. Based in Conshohocken, PA.

Gorman Group
The Gorman Group, Ltd. provides appraisal services on a nationwide basis from their offices located in the metropolitan Chicago area. Golf course appraisals are one of their areas of specialty and they have appraised numerous courses across the United States for clients ranging from private and public clubs to TPC courses. Notable golf facilities which they have appraised include Deere Run, Olympia Fields, and Roaring Fork Club, a golf resort on an island on the Wisconsin and Michigan (Upper Peninsula) border. Based in Crest, IL.

Hopper Appraisal
Ken Hopper is the leading golf course appraiser and consultant in California. He has been engaged in commercial appraisal and golf course appraisal since 1963 and starting in 2000 he has devoted his time solely to golf course appraisal and consulting. Having performed analysis of 80 individual golf properties and over 160 valuations in Northern California and the Central Valley, his understanding of the region and its golf properties is unparalleled. He is a member of the Society of Golf Appraisers and is based in Fresno, CA.

Joseph Dengel
Joseph A. Dengel & Company is a commercial appraisal and consulting organization that specializes in the valuation of golf course developments. Over the last 25 years Mr. Dengel and his associates have inspected over 500 golf courses and interviewed countless golf course owners, developers, and property managers. The company’s services include golf course market studies, feasibility analyses, cost-benefit studies, management consulting, marketing assistance, and financial due diligence for golf course owners, lenders, investors and taxing entities. Based in Dallas, TX.

Mid-Atlantic Valuation Group
Mid-Atlantic Appraisals specializes in commercial real estate appraisals for properties located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. They provide appraisals for financing, property tax assessment appeal, litigation support, loan workout, bankruptcy and many other purposes. Their clients have included a number of golf courses and golf course communities.

Sirius Golf Advisors
Sirius Golf Advisors is a comprehensive golf course consulting and management firm. Their services include consulting, management, brokerage, golf course design, construction and renovation. They perform feasibility analysis, operation reviews and audits, marketing, business planning, and ongoing consulting. Based in Midland, GA.

Society of Golf Appraisers
The Society of Golf Appraisers (SGA) is the United States’ leading non-profit organization providing golf advisory, consulting and valuation services. SGA applicants must meet rigorous admissions standards including being members in good standing with the Appraisal Institute and must have demonstrated practical experience in golf property appraisals and valuation. Applicants must be sponsored by an SGA member and are required to go through Membership Committee interview as well as fulfilling ongoing continuing education.

VRA Commercial
Vanguard Realty Advisors (VRA) are an independent commercial real estate appraisal company that offers commercial appraisal services throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina. They have an experienced and dedicated team of commercial appraisers focused on golf course valuation and are keenly aware of how demand and supply segments, market condition and competitive supply affect valuations of various golf course property types. Headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with offices in Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Wellspeak Dugas & Kane
Wellspeak Dugas & Kane is a real estate organization that provides golf course appraisals on a national level. Jeffrey R. Dugas, MAI, SGA, one of the firm’s Principles, has completed more than 2,000 golf assignments, including such prestigious courses as Shinnecock Hills, National Golf Links, The Bears Club, and Westchester Country Club. Mr. Dugas has also testified as an expert witness and worked as a consultant on numerous golf real estate taxation issues. The company is associated with the National Golf Course Owners Association, Society of Golf Appraisers and United States Golf Association. Based in Cheshire, CT.

Z Davidson Golf
Z. Gordon Davidson & Associates, Inc, Golf & Resort Properties provides a full suite of services including brokerage, consultation and appraisals nationally to the golf property industry and non-golf entities involved with golf properties. Based in La Quinta, CA.