Golf courses have traditionally been a place to just play golf. But as times change, more and more golf courses are realizing that there is unlocked potential in attracting not only golfers, but other clientele as well. A golf course or country club can be an excellent venue for a wedding, corporate outing, training session or party.
Since most golf courses have a restaurant on the premises, savvy owners are taking advantage of using their facilities to attract additional customers. Golf courses and country clubs provide a picturesque setting for any event. Let’s take a look at how they have expanded to include more than just golf.
Hosting weddings is a very lucrative business. Many years ago it was uncommon to have a wedding reception at a location that wasn’t just dedicated to hosting weddings. This severely limited the choices that a bride and groom had to use for their reception.
With limited options, you could also find yourself attending multiple weddings in the same exact location. Now, country clubs and golf courses are opening their doors and welcoming future couples with arms wide open.
Golf courses and country clubs are excellent choices for a wedding venue. The serene environment of a golf course provides an elegant backdrop for a beautiful reception. Since golf courses are very well maintained, there are endless locations on the property that are great for taking pictures or gathering around for a cocktail party.
The restaurant will either be able to provide customers with an extensive menu that is easily customized, or work with clients in selecting a caterer that best suits their needs. And the best part? You need not be an actual member of the course. These wedding venues St. Cloud, MN and the Northland Country Club golf in Duluth offers a wide array of menu options as part of their packages.
Corporate Meetings / Training Sessions
For many of the same reasons listed above, a golf course or country club is also an excellent venue for corporate meetings or training sessions. Golf courses can handle large amounts of people.
If you have ever been to a golf course on a Saturday morning, you would have noticed how many people are preparing to tee off, hour after hour. The restaurant needs to be able to handle the traffic of weekend golf, and therefore they are well prepared to host a corporate event. No off-site meeting would be complete without a meal, and a country club is the perfect place to meet and dine.
With culinary experts available to create specific menus, event organizers are saving time and money by being able to work closely to craft a meal that is suitable for the participants. The Piqua Ohio Country Club, for example, even offers the equipment you need to make professional presentations such as projectors, whiteboards, podiums and microphones.
Luncheons / Parties
A luncheon or party is the perfect kind of even to have at a golf course. Whether you want to treat a group of people to a nice afternoon lunch, brunch or any other meal, a golf course will be able to manage any size group of people. Golf courses are also excellent venues to host parties and events, such as a wedding shower, baby shower, or anniversary milestone.
A less often considered (but equally as fun!) vacation option is a golf vacation. Kissimmee golf vacations get everyone involved and can be tailored to fit any budget. People will love the time spent outdoors and the camaraderie that it builds.
The benefits of using a golf course or country club as a venue are many. In addition to the amazing scenery and great food, there is always ample room for your guests as well as plenty of free parking. And since there are more golf courses than banquet facilities, the options to find the perfect place for your event are greater.
The next time you need to host an event, consider the flexibility, beauty and convenience of having your gathering at a golf course or country club.