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Arcis Golf selected as National Golf Foundation 'Top 100' business

Golf’s most successful, influential, innovative companies are highlighted

DALLAS (Feb. 4, 2020) — Arcis Golf, the Dallas-based golf ownership and management company, has been named to the National Golf Foundation's biennial list of the “Top 100 Businesses in Golf,” one of the industry’s most important recording of successful companies, organizations, and associations of fundamental importance to golfers and the golf business at large. NGF GOLF 100 celebrates the success of leaders across all vertical categories: apparel and equipment, turf equipment and supply, course management, retail, media & technology, and industry associations.

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From left: Chris Crocker, Chief Marketing Officer, Arcis Golf; Jim Oliver, Chief Operating Officer, Arcis Golf; Dr. Joe Beditz, President and CEO, National Golf Foundation, and Jeff Levine, Senior VP – Daily Fee Operations, Arcis Golf


The inclusion of Arcis Golf on NGF GOLF 100 complements the company’s meteoric rise. Six years ago, Arcis was a small start-up. Today, with 65 private, resort, and daily-fee golf clubs in 14 states and 6,000 employees, it is the second-largest owner and operator of courses in the U.S., its properties positioned in or near major metropolitan areas from coast to coast.

Arcis Golf’s success is due in large part to its building a lifestyle company that reaches far beyond golf. In the past three years, more than $60 million has been invested across its portfolio in property upgrades, new amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize their growth and future success.

Determined to reinvent the club experience, Arcis Golf tailors its amenities to contemporary consumer lifestyles while hiring best-in-class talent, sourcing local fare, and creating family-friendly signature experiences that become lasting memories.

“Being listed among the most distinguished names in the golf industry is reflective of Arcis Golf’s commitment to enhancing service levels, amenities, and content at our facilities nationwide,” said Blake S. Walker, Founder and CEO of Arcis Golf. “The NGF has recognized Arcis Golf’s stature as an industry leader and partner in growing the game and making it appealing to all audiences. This is a direct reflection of the commitment of Arcis Golf’s transformational leadership and our team members around the country, as we continue to approach the club business from an entirely new perspective.”

The company also appeared on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in 2017 and 2018, a rare feat since only one in three companies record sufficient growth to merit back-to-back inclusion. In 2018 Walker was recognized by EY as the Entrepreneur Of The Year® in the hospitality category for the Southwest region.

“The NGF GOLF 100 highlights the vitality, size and diversity of the U.S. golf market,” said Joe Beditz, President and CEO of NGF. “The list identifies and profiles many of the brands that are well-known to golfers as well as a host of other innovators and influencers that contribute to golf’s economic impact of approximately $84 billion.”

“With a carefully curated collection of lifestyle clubs, we are reimagining the way our members and guests live, connect, and play. We bring a tailored sense of community to today’s consumer.” said Chris Crocker, Chief Marketing Officer. “We are focusing our resources on creating extraordinary experiences and forging emotional connections for our customers. Being recognized by the NGF is an honor for all of us at Arcis Golf.“

The NGF GOLF 100 can be found at The Q (www.thengfq.com), the organization’s digital golf business publication, and, in the near future on NGF.org.

For a complete listing of Arcis Golf and its properties, visit www.arcisgolf.com.

About Arcis Golf
Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences. Arcis Golf properties enhance the golf and country club lifestyle to a level of excellence designed to exceed the needs and expectations of family, friends, co-workers, and guests of all ages. Capitalizing on the resources developed to support its growing portfolio, Arcis Golf also provides professional management services to third-party owners under its Arcis Advantage division. The company is supported by Arcis Equity Partners, LLC through strategic acquisitions that build and sustain the company’s leadership position.

About the National Golf Foundation
The National Golf Foundation, founded in 1936, is driven by its mission to foster the growth and vitality of the game and business of golf. The NGF holds a unique position as the most trusted and preeminent provider of market research, marketing databases, business insights and programs that support every segment of the industry. For more information, please visit www.ngf.org.

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