Marriott Golf Course Development

Marriott Golf Course Construction and Development

A Tradition of Success

With a full array of top-quality management services and more than 20 years of experience, Marriott Golf has earned the trust and respect of owners and developers around the world. Discover how one of golf's top retailers can help you optimize the value and profitability of your building and management projects.


For more than 20 years, Marriott Golf has successfully opened and managed quality golf facilities, not only to support our multiple lodging brands, but for the benefit of independent owners and developers as well. Marriott Golf assists in bringing ideas and business ventures to life in the most efficient manner possible. Through the implementation of time-tested processes, Marriott Golf navigates the complexity of all planning, construction and pre-opening phases of each project.

Marriott Golf uses its considerable corporate buying leverage with some of the best golf construction, turf, and equipment companies in the industry to provide measurable "real dollar" value for the owners of its properties.

Marriott Golf's proprietary Design Standards Guide is complete with design specifications and can be customized to meet the exact needs of each golf facility. Our goal is to identify and create operational efficiencies that will enhance the profitability of every facility for the life of the project.


Being part of the Marriott family affords Marriott Golf unparalleled corporate support and ensures a commitment to perform to the highest quality standards.

Marriott Golf targets top associates through a variety of channels, including working closely with the PGA of America and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America to recruit experienced and knowledgeable executives.

Marriott Golf has been recognized as one of the top retailers in golf, earning many industry awards for quality merchandising and PGA Merchandiser of the Year honors on both regional and national levels.

Golfer acquisition and retention programs have been created to attract new players to the game and develop loyal guests. These programs provide opportunities for optimal rounds of golf and average rate.

Management services include, but are not limited to:

Annual Business Planning Support
Operating Budgets
Marketing Program Development and Support
Property Improvement Plans
Development and Review of Minimum Service and Product Requirements
Development and Review of Standard Operating Procedures
Golf Industry Leadership
Talent Management
Preferred Vendor Compliance and Merchandising Support
CAPEX Replacement Schedule
Owner Relations


Marriott Golf has a wealth of experience in all phases of golf course development and operations. From site selection to construction standards to ongoing maintenance excellence, value is demonstrated in every stage of each project.

Marriott Golf's collection of golf courses offers an unmatched commitment to course maintenance, evident with the employment of some of the top golf course superintendents in the industry. This strategy involves a balanced approach to agronomy designed to exceed golfer's expectations and maximize each client's desired financial return.

Marriott Golf and its courses occupy a leadership role in the exclusive Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. By following Audubon guidelines, the golf courses natural appearance is enhanced by a more environmental-friendly approach to caring for the client's most valuable living asset.

In addition, Marriott Golf's volume of business and reputation ensures access to and pricing leverage with the industry's top golf course architects, builders, and equipment manufacturers. Marriott's courses around the globe have been designed by some of golf's most renowned professionals, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Tom Fazio, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Arthur Hills, Peter Thomson, Donald Ross, and more.


Marriott Golf’s consulting services apply to any type of golf facility, including daily fee, resort, and private clubs. Marriott Golf serves as a business advocate throughout the entire golf course development and management process, always ensuring that the owner’s best interests are the top priority.

The first step in consulting is to listen and understand each project, then explore the specific needs of the property and ownership group. This allows for a customized menu of services that will provide the most benefit to each project.

Consulting services include, but are not limited to:

Golf Course Architect and Contractor Selection
Preferred Vendor Pricing Advantages
Business Plan Development
Market Analysis
Proforma Development
Marketing Plan Development
Merchandise Plan Development
FF&E Purchasing
Website Development
Golf Site / Clubhouse / Maintenance Facility Design Review
Maintenance Equipment Package Plan
Golf Policies/Procedures and Golf Processes
Pre-Opening Human Resources Support
Staffing Plans
Job Descriptions
Talent Identification
Training Manuals


The Marriott name enjoys strong recognition and high credibility, and stands for a tradition of world-class service, and a commitment to taking great care of its customers. Marriott International's loyal customers, including a database of millions of golfers, provides Marriott Golf with the foundation for its sales and marketing efforts.

Marriott Golf's sales and marketing team assists each of its golf operations with the development of a personalized image through a strategic mix of marketing, advertising, sales and public relations, tailored to each individual market. The synergy of more than 50 golf courses worldwide allows for an aggressive approach consisting of revenue management strategies, advanced electronic marketing, tactical direct sales, technological expertise and customized reservation centers.


Marriott Golf Academy is the ultimate environment to improve your game while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of Marriott Vacation Club® resorts.

By combining proven instructional expertise, a personalized training approach and superior technology, Marriott Golf Academy offers a menu of golf instruction and custom club fitting programs designed to help golfers reach their full potential.

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