Golf and Resorts - Why Golf is Still Relevant

While there is oversupply of golf in many markets, the tertiary impact of golf on the financial performance of resorts remains the driving force for inclusion. This article explores the impacts of golf on occupancy, rate and revpar at golf resorts.


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Darius Hatami is Managing Director of HVS Golf Services, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. For over twenty years, he’s has been devoted to appraisals and consulting assignments for golf, club and resort related real estate. Darius has directed assignments in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and throughout the U.S. for international lenders and owners such as Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Club Corp, Four Seasons and CNL. Properties appraised include Pinehurst Resort, Turtle Bay Resort, The Yellowstone Club, Ko Olina, La Quinta Resort, the Maroon Creek Club, Fairmont Turnberry, and Kapalua. In addition to appraisal, his expertise encompasses strategic, financial, residential, membership and economic planning, as well as integrating the golf and club assets with residential and resort aspects of master planned communities. He is a frequent speaker on the international golf and development industry topics relating especially to the valuation of and investment in golf courses, clubs and resort real estate developments. For more information please contact: [email protected] 303 301-1126


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