The Georgia Club to Transition to Private Club in Light of Immense Membership Growth
Statham-based Club Celebrates Membership Growth of More Than 700% Under Bobby Jones Links Management
The Georgia Club in Statham, Ga. is pleased to announce that it will achieve a long-time goal on November 1, 2019 when it transitions from a semi-private to a private club. More than 2,000 members will gather at The Georgia Club on July 3, 2019 to celebrate this milestone achievement made possible by a membership growth of more than 700 percent under the management of Bobby Jones Links since 2011.
The Georgia Club is a 27-hole master-planned community that includes a golf course, a 42,000-square-foot Georgian Clubhouse and pro shop, a swim park and fitness center. With more than 1,300 acres in total, the community had 190 homes in 2011 and has now grown to 400 occupied homes with a plan to continue the growth.
Bobby Jones Links was hired in July of 2011 to manage all club and grounds operations. Bobby Jones Links’ initial goals were to pull the club out of the previously incurred $2 million debt, elevate and maintain the club’s premier facilities, offer great service, increase rounds and revenues, operate the facilities efficiently and professionally, and position The Georgia Club as a premier golf and club experience in Georgia, all while reducing the operating deficit.
Over the past eight years, Bobby Jones Links has made immense enhancements to The Georgia Club facilities, re-trained the staff and re-positioned the club to allow prospective members the privilege to enjoy the offerings through a semi-private club experience. Membership structure was enhanced, and the annual rounds of golf increased from 17,200 to 38,000 with a membership growth of more than 700 percent. The club has also secured coveted accolades including being named the number 9 course on Golfweek’s 2019 “Best Courses You Can Play” and being featured as Architectural Digest’s 2019 “Most Beautiful Clubhouse in Georgia.”
Along with membership growth, The Georgia Club has seen an increase in occupied homes in the development since the management transition in 2011. In addition, The Georgia Club was acquired by Pan-Pacific Fairway in December of 2015. There are currently 10 neighborhoods and approximately 400 occupied homes in the development, with an additional 450 homes to be built in the upcoming years. The interest for the new communities is exceptional and waiting lists have been created for future neighborhoods. The developer is on a schedule to complete 30 to 40 homes by 2020.
As a result of The Georgia Club’s influx of new members and residents within the community, the club now has the resources to transition into a top-tier private club that offers its members more accessible tee times, less crowded greens and an overall elevated experience.
“This impactful level of growth in membership and home sales showcases the strong need in the Statham community for an exclusive golf and club membership experience,” said Kaitlin Looby, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of Bobby Jones Links. “Achieving this milestone of transitioning to a private club is a testament to The Georgia Club’s members and neighbors who make the club one of the premier communities in the Southeast.”
The Georgia Club’s facilities will continue to be available to non-members for privately hosted special events including weddings, banquets, reunions and golf tournaments. Prospective members can take advantage of the upcoming special promotion offering discounted initiation fees from July through October.
For more information about membership at The Georgia Club, please visit www.thegeorgiaclub.com.
About The Georgia Club
The Georgia Club is a gated country club community located minutes from Athens and a short drive from Atlanta. The Georgia Club’s master planned concept was created to offer a resort living, with focus on outdoor lifestyle and hometown living. There are currently 10 neighborhoods and approximately 400 occupied homes in the development ranging from $ 430k to more than $1.5 million, with an additional 450 homes to be built in the upcoming years. The interiors of the homes in The Georgia Club are designed with livable open concepts, abundance of closet space, upscale appointments, gourmet kitchens, luxurious baths and very usable outdoor living space. The exterior elevations of the homes are designed in classic Southern architecture with emphasis on the welcoming front porches. Residents and members can enjoy a host of amenities including a clubhouse, a 27-hole champion golf course, tennis facilities, an aquatic and fitness center, pickleball and dining options. Golf Membership at The Georgia Club includes unlimited access to the 27-hole Chancellors Course and the Village Commons recreation facilities, including the Swim Park, Tennis Courts and Fitness Center, and invitations to a host of social events, including golf tournaments, tennis mixers, kids’ camps and holiday celebrations.
About Bobby Jones Links
Bobby Jones Links, formerly known as Mosaic Clubs, LLC, is an Atlanta-based club management company that rebranded in December 2018. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating over 200 clubs worldwide. Our expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs though – we are linked and work on other amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, and real estate development. Visit www.bobbyjoneslinks.com and get to know how Bobby Jones Links to experiences all over the world.
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