Golf course appraisers are commercial real estate specialists with a particular expertise in golf-related assets. They act as advisors to a wide variety of clients including golf and tourism organizations, golf architects, golf course planners and developers, financial institutions, government agencies, private and public golf courses, golf resort courses, golf course communities, retirement communities, driving ranges and miniature golf facilities.
Services offered by golf course appraisers include:
• Site appraisals, feasibility studies, market analysis;
• Golf business valuations, financial due diligence, golf real estate taxation issues, estate planning, loan workouts, bankruptcy;
• Operational reviews (including renovations and change of use), club and course condition reports, membership analysis, management consulting;
• Providing expert witness and litigation support.
Golf course appraisers may apply to join the Society of Golf Appraisers, which is the United States’ leading non-profit organization providing golf advisory, consulting and valuation services. Applicants are required to meet rigorous admissions standards and must have demonstrated practical experience in the field of golf property appraisals and valuation.