Thoughts from the Golf Industry Show - Part 1 of 3

This is the 1st in a 3 part series examining the state of the Golf industry. The article explores the history and issues challenging the industry, the impacts to golf facility financials and value, and critical issues in future of the industry.


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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


  1. William E. JonesApril 15, 2013

    Please post Parts 2 and 3 of the Golf Industry Article as soon as possible. Thanks!

    • William, The remaining parts of the article are scheduled to be distributed over the next couple of months, with part 2 in mid-May, and part 3 in mid June. If there is some specific questions that i could help you answer, I would be happy to do so. You can contact me via email to schedule a time to discuss. Kind Regards, Darius

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